Saturday, December 25, 2004

Total chemical warfare against insects 

I was delighted to discover parts of the 1960s ZOCK manifesto earlier today (the Zealous Organization of Candied Knights). While the counter-culture partied and talked about revolution, Otto Muehl dreamed its dark side. Fun elements include his vision of a society in which "There is freedom for orgies", orgies which are designed to compensate for the planned "loss of allotment gardens, cars, property, family, religion, morals, forests and pastures, love of animals, mountains, traveling" in his future society.

He goes on to attack just about everything:

" First, everything representing something valuable in the eyes of a wichtel [goblin - most people] will be destroyed: old cities like Florence, Rome, Venice, etc., favorite holiday landscapes will be devastated, tourist attractions will be abolished, historical buildings and monuments like temples (Acropolis), graves (Pyramids) and palaces will be demolished."

Wonderful bits:

"The exploration of space is postponed until the last beetle is destroyed."

"School children are allowed to be shot down only on roads leading to schools."

"Priests may be shot with a peashooter when they are performing their duties during high holy days."

"Famine, which will be provoked by ZOCK's destruction of agriculture, is a welcome event in realizing ZOCK's most extreme goals. When famine has reached a certain extent, ZOCK's slogan will be: Use other humans as food."

"All women who have already born children, will be beaten to death and eaten by ZOCK youth on the occasion of a gigantic Mother's Day feast."

"World Animal Day: a call to sexual intercourse with all animals."

Muehl has also discovered the secret of past revolutionary failure: "all revolutions made the mistake of not going far enough in radically destroying traditional structures. They always let remnants of old institutions survive... ZOCK will not make this mistake.

ZOCK will destroy all structures that are older than one minute, without exception."

Excellent. I'm not sure I'll ever think of Mother's Day in the same way again.

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