Thursday, June 28, 2007
Dr Futurity Killed JFK From the Grassy Knoll
Now I admit that Dick-heads are an eccentric bunch (present company excluded of course), but this thread on the PhilipKDickFans.com forums goes well beyond mere oddity and into the realm of wrapping your head in tinfoil in order to avoid the predatory transmissions being beamed at you by time-traveling Nazi's with plans of future world domination. Of course since this is posted on a PKD forum it could all be a big cosmological joke (you know like life...).
In 2003 "Dr Hoffman" linked to this article by one Adam Gorightly (great name) which states:
"It's my contention that what went down in Dealey Plaza that dark day in November you know when (actually 'twas a sunny day and there was no need for umbrellas or, for that matter, Umbrella Men) was, in my opinion, the most monumental instance of alternate realities shifting and multiple perceptions conflicting in the history of the planet. Philip K. Dick knew all about it, and hinted at such in his novels, though he never stated it flat out. (That's why the Feds raided Phil's pad in the seventies, to find out what he really did know.) Dick detailed in coded language what happened during the Kennedy assassination in his numerous novels, though he never spoke directly about the Assassination in fear of retribution from The Conspiracy."
I imagine at this point the psychoanalyst says something like, "Ohhhhh-K we're about out of time, about your bill...." But Hoffman continues with some additional evidence:
"First, that's some co-incidence given what I just posted elsewhere in reply to a post,
Second, I wouldn't even have looked for this article again if it hadn't been for the Unicorn reminder (dickhead label) post in the main forum I read today,
Third, Liber Al (the Book of the Law) - the grid page is about the assassination.
Fourth, The Montauk Project dates are given as beginning in 1943 (to coincide with the Philadelphia Experiment) and ending in 1983. 1963 is then slap bang in the middle of the "Montauk Project".
Fifth, Dr.Bloodmoney was released with a title similar to Dr.Strangelove, apparently just to cash-in on the movie's success by the publishers. Dr. Strangelove of course had that pie-fight ending........which might have been changed because the assassination took place during filming."
nano_control, a poster obviously from the skeptical delegation of Dick-heads (yes, we exist) critiques Gorightly and Hoffman's view thusly:
"Certainly this author is not so egocentric in his plight for picking "The One True Cause" that he believes all PKD's books were essentially written for someone "say... him" to figure this out?
Dr. hoffman, I must say I am surprised. And to everyone else... Don't buy into this."
"All that sounds like is Sour Grapes to me.... Dickheads are Unicorns, they remind people in this reality that this one is - at best - partially real (the stolen genetic material). In the real one there are no net-trolls or their 3D equivalents, for example."
I love that we can't be sure of anybody's sanity. But I think it's important to remember that paranoiacs are victims of their own narcissism running amok. "They're all out to get ME." By extension then, it seems natural that many "conspiracy theorists' are really inflating their ego with the belief that they know something the rest of us are too stupid to realize. Of course Kennedy's assasination works wonderfully as a historical turning point when Ahriman or some other malevolant deity could hijack our reality and imprison us in the Black Iron Prison forever.
Update: It turns out nano_control is our very own regular reader and commenter MDK! MDK comments:
"After that attempt of reasoning with Dr. Hoffman (just one of many aliases of this person) I decided to give up. He consistently called everyone everyname in any vulgar language dictionary he could find.
You should go on and read his other posts. I do feel empathy for Dr. Hoffman, because I feel this person may be not only paranoid, in the general sense of the term, but illish-paranoid."
I concur with your diagnosis MDK. It's funny, this thread was bumped to the top when a spammer added a post linking to some naked celebrity site (at least that's what it looked like before I prompty closed the window without seeing anything, really!).