Re: virus: UFO meme

chef dane (
Sat, 22 Jun 1996 19:21:33 -0500

Ken Pantheists wrote:
> Twirlip of Greymist wrote:
> >
> >
> > The Twilight people, always beyond the firelight, containing our ideals
> > of light and darkness (Seelie Court/star-brothers::goblins/abducting
> > aliens) The light of the 20th century reaches pretty far, so they've
> > been pushed back. Now we see them lurking in orbit, but they're still
> > the same: lurking, watching, darting across.
> This is an expression of what I have seen termes as the post-modern
> sublime.
> Twirlip also points something else out that I feel is very important
> to analysing cultural symbols-- that they are a reflection of our
> ideals. They are exists as reinforcements or subversions of our
> society; of abstracted models of society; and of our consciousness--
> our desires and fears.
> I have just spent a very long time researching the vampire myth for my
> master's thesis and have gotten to thge point where I want to puke
> when I see shows on TV that ask "Vampires: are they real or a figment
> of the imagination?" The truth is that they are both.
> BTW. If you've never heard of the Chapucabras-- check out the page on
> the web (Sorry, lost the url) it is a current "real" genuine
> vampire/alien folk myth that is sweeping Mexico like wild fire. I find
> it fascinating. The site also includes a number of very interesting
> essays on the development of the myth and its relation to the current
> socio-economic situation in Mexico. There are also a number of
> politicians heading up Chapucabras task forces, hoping to capture and
> kill the alien vampire.
> +-------------------------------------------------+
> Ken Pantheists
> +-------------------------------------------------+as distant as star is from star, heart is from heart.....
No, twice as far! please love me..........