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## Davey Dynamite’s 380 TIMES, from his album “Holy Shit!” (2016). Lyrics provided by Davey & published with his permission. Do they work, three hundred and eighty times more than you do? Do they know, three hundred and eighty times more than you do? Do they starve, three hundred and eighty times more than you do? Then why the hell, do they make, three hundred and eighty times more than you do? Well I think, this is going too far, I think they are getting away with our future, our past, everything that we once had And I work, and I like it, I haven’t had it bad so far but my degree, seems to be, worth less than the paper it was printed on And my friends, and my family, stuck working dead end jobs what did they do, to deserve it, a minimum wage barely helping at all? Pull yourselves up by your bootstraps, is what they always say they always forget to tell you, just how the boots get made They are products of thievery, of telling the poor to be grateful they are fine with you starving, as long as you’re willing and able to work, three hundred and eighty times more than they do to know, three hundred and eighty times more than they do to starve, three hundred and eighty times more than they do to make, three hundred and eighty times less than they do So I think its time to redefine, just how this wealth is spread who deserves to benefit, who deserves to be fed things seem to be getting worse, but we can still resist And I’m no master at economics, but let me tell you this: You’re worth, more than the sweat off your brow you’re worth, more than the night shifts allow your worth, is something that they can’t buy your worth, is only yours to define Because we are worth more than their dollars

Issue Seven

Not Year Zero


Fragrantly Active Questions Volume 1, Issue 7

Compiled by Luther Blissett, Ph.D. ## Welcome ### Deleuze & Jedi Mind Trick I've tried to figure out ways to work with theory and philosophy, you know, to address how Deleuze presents some of his ideas. Knowing that nothing, in the end, is actually right. Well, that can be interesting. But how does that translate? Usually it's represented as moral relativism. But that’s where I’ve been just kind of stuck.

. ## Repo Man Quote Miller: The more you drive, the less intelligent you are. ### More Monologue Not sure why I do it, why I listen to Jedi Mind Trick. Part of it, they just are brutal, direct, no compromise. There's a ruthlessness in their sound and lyrics that you have to respect. They do not step aside. Page 2

It's like gearing up for conflict, and these are the sounds that we listen to.

Instead of having any actual conflict, though, it's more about self-awareness and understanding. No, I don't have to go fight people. No, I don't need to brawl in the street. No, I'm not being hunted by cops or by parasites. No, I don't have those worries. However, in my mind there still exists the conflict, the engagement, the risk, and the not so pleasant kind of people that want to fuck with me. But they just don't seem to do it. And that's one of those odd things--always preparing for battle but never being in battle. Or rarely being engaged in battle. Mental battle. War of words. Rhetorical fights. That kind of thing. Just don't do that even though I constantly feel like I'm preparing for it. So, there's that.

## PK Dick quote “I'm not much but I'm all I have.” ― Philip K. Dick, Martian Time-Slip

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anyone wanted to contact the priest or get anything done, they went through the assistant—there was no going around him. Even now, after more than 22 years together, these are the only two ADGR couples that I know of. Of course I know there must be more. I also know that given our chosen life, we don’t mix much with the straight or LGBT community; we live pretty much like hermits and do our own thing. As such, we’ve assumed that there are a number of other folks doing exactly the same thing: being so content with life as it is that they just want to be with their significant other and be together. Unless something culturally radical happens in the next couple years or decades, I doubt there will be any change. Frankly, when you find what you are looking for, when you have found a way to love, be happy, and keep a stable relationship, there’s rarely any need or desire to want to go out, to be with others. At least that’s been my experience. [Part 2 is in Issue #8 of FAQ]

Shopping with PM Press helps support radical presses and authors. ### More Monologue Not sure why I do it, why I listen to Jedi Mind Trick. Part of it, they just are brutal, direct, no compromise. There's a ruthlessness in their sound and lyrics that you have to respect. They do not step aside. Sure, I know that this does not lead to the most peaceful of interactions or calming of situations. However, when thinking, when being, when positioning in your mind, my mind, actually, it helps condition the steel resolve. Helps join it, weld it, to feelings and positions. Page 6

Sure, I know that this does not lead to the most peaceful of interactions or calming of situations. However, when thinking, when being, when positioning in your mind, my mind, actually, it helps condition the steel resolve. Helps join it, weld it, to feelings and positions. It's like gearing up for conflict, and these are the sounds that we listen to. Instead of having any actual conflict, though, it's more about self-awareness and understanding. No, I don't have to go fight people. No, I don't need to brawl in the street. No, I'm not being hunted by cops or by parasites. No, I don't have those worries. However, in my mind there still exists the conflict, the engagement, the risk, and the not so pleasant kind of people that want to fuck with me. But they just don't seem to do it. And that's one of those odd things--always preparing for battle but never being in battle. Or rarely being engaged in battle. Mental battle. War of words. Rhetorical fights. That kind of thing. Just don't do that even though I constantly feel like I'm preparing for it. So, there's that. ## Our Background I’ve been with my partner for 22 years. We met when I was 22; he was more than twice my age. Now that I am in my forties, and he in his early 80s, he is not more than twice my age for the first time in my life. I have spent more of my life with my man than I have with anyone else—including my parents. We are integral to each other; we operate as one; our relationship is solid. It has not always been this way. A solid relationship is the result of a lot of hard work and struggling together through difficulties and pain. Often the pain was bullshit I brought in to our relationship; other times it was D’s bullshit related to his personality. But we have made it through three seven-year cycles (see Chapter Six for more on that) together. Our relationship is still strong, and we’ve been enjoying each other a great deal. When I meet D I was a college drop out, class war punk who had taken too many psychedelics. I had trouble distinguishing reality from my Page 3


delusions. I was also coming out of a one year relationship with a woman; both of us thought we were bisexuals at the time. I was in a very vulnerable position. I could have been easily mistreated, manipulated, lied to, infected, and/or thrashed in a number of ways. I was not. At the time, I did metaphysical work so that I could find a partner. That means that I did a blend of prayer and meditation. (If you’re interested, I may write about that in the future.) Three months later, I met D. Two weeks later, I was cautious, we sexed. We’ve been paired ever since.

## Where do you find models for Age-Different Gay Relationships? [part 1] Sadly, there are few public role models of gay age different relationships. When I say age different, I mean at least ten, if not twenty, years of difference between the men. As a young man, there’s a huge difference between dating a guy who is in his early 30s versus a man in his early 40s. Each is a very different experience in terms of personality, identity, resources, world view, ability to adapt to a relationship, willingness to nurture. The most famous age different gay relationship (ADGR) I know of is that of Christopher Isherwood and his love. This relationship is well known because of Isherwood’s reputation as an author and his work in Hollywood.

” ## Dune quote “It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune The only other ADGR couple I ever met were two Caribbean men from the East Coast. They were heavily involved in an indigenous religious community, and their relationship was somewhat closeted because it was regarded as taboo. Ironically, that they were gay and spiritual, or magical, people also meant that some of their understanding and power was regarded as more intense or superior to that of heterosexuals. Similarly, those who know of this also used their homosexuality as a reason to disdain the pair. Publicly, the pair worked as a priest and his assistant. If Issue Seven

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