Tokyo Damage Report




It’s not a word I like. It kind of implies that we have souls.  Bullshit. When you die you go in the dirt and you’re worm food and that’s all there is to it.  But that just means you should fight HARDER in life  while you’re still alive.


Sure spiritual is a shitty term but the alternative is to give up without a fight, to surrender to all these Thomas friedman assholes who think that anything that can’t be quantified and ranked is worthless, that the logic of the marketplace should dominate all our moral reasoning and permeate every single area of our lives.


I mean, if you have a dumb job, but live in beautiful nature with a community of people who care about you and support your struggle, and then that gets taken away and you’re living in a strip mall full of dirty concrete and wendys and jiffy-lubes for mile after mile amidst a bunch of strangers who don’t give a fuck about you, and everyone blames themselves for being in debt, and fights over the crumbs. . . .that doesn’t show up on any accountant’s balance sheet. That doesn’t show up in GDP or any of the other yardsticks that The Man uses to measure success or failure. So on what basis do we all instinctively agree that one situation is better than the other?  Spiritual shit is what.  What else would you call it?


Living in a shithole town with no stimulation and only chain stores, living without community, fighting battles yourself just to stay afloat (while the elites are all very well coordinated against you, making deals in places you’ll never even see), that is spiritually fucked. People who have grown up knowing nothing else can’t imagine another future for themselves or if you ask them to try they say it’s gay or pussy.  Their whole imagination got killed off. Those brain cells and connections never developed when they were young. That is a sort of spiritual violence that can’t be measured but it’s real.


5 Comments so far

  1. TRex August 24th, 2013 3:51 am

    Cheer up dude.

  2. Francois September 2nd, 2013 11:19 pm

    The Dude abides.

  3. SteveS September 14th, 2013 9:49 am

    There are still places that have decent communities, but ironically (or maybe not so much?) they are usually bound together by church. Or expensive coffee and a misunderstanding of geopolitics, but I digress.

  4. C. September 22nd, 2013 3:20 am

    I dunno, man – I’m pretty nihilistic myself, but some of the research turning up lately looks like there’s more to being a human being than simple automata in a status and sex maze.

    No, I don’t have pitch. It’s just interesting. Wonder is hard enough to come by without a goddamn agenda tacked onto it. You’re welcome.

    Plus, sheesh, you got out, dude. You live/ed(?) in Japan. That rules. I dream of living there. I’ll be in Tokyo in a couple weeks (briefly), so if you wanna meet a couple of your (very) long term readers email me, I’ll buy you a cup of coffee.

  5. Mike September 24th, 2013 6:54 am

    Nothing really matters. Love is all one really need.

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