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"Empires all fall for this reason: the Hobo King is most abused by empires, wherever they are, and that is why they all end up they way you are aware empires end up. Basic law of physics." (click HERE for previous point in thread)   Share:  
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8. In the hall of the Hobo king.

"This," said the spacetime traveller to Bob, "is the Hobo King. Hobo King, meet Bob."

Bob and the Hobo King greeted each other and then the monarch of the homeless suggested they all retire to his hall and be served fine foods and listen to the greatest music in the universe, which they did.

"The Hobo King," the Arthur Lowe lookalike told Bob, "goes around spacetime visiting people with immense power. When they are faced with not only a hobo but the most hobolike of them all, thus the King of them, their response is used to measure them. How they treat the Hobo King will be how they are treated back by him, but magnified hugely. Thus if they are generous with him, they will receive huge generosity in return. And if they are haughty, that is what they will face but in a far more mighty form.

"Empires all fall for this reason: the Hobo King is most abused by empires, wherever they are, and that is why they all end up they way you are aware empires end up. Basic law of physics."

"Physics is so boring," said the Hobo King. "Let me tell you about how I first got into this job, what led me to decide to take it up as a career."

And so the Hobo King told the story of how he had become monarch of the disenfranchised.

It seems that once upon a time the Hobo King had been a very ordinary person, not even a Hobo, just a low level ordinary consumer, the average amount above the poverty line, and as fat as the average person, and over time he had started to become healthier, and in the course of cutting down carbs and sugars and gluten and wheat products overflowing with them, often very cheap, he had found that there was one particular slightly expensive chocolate bar, double the price of the ordinary cheap chocolate bars bought abundantly, about, therefore, four or five times the price of all the pastry and other gluten based confectionery items like buns or donuts or croissants or cakes - which had no unhealthy ingredients anywhere near as comparable to all the other products mentioned, including all the cheaper and even cheaply made but billed as expensive chocolates on the market. Not to mention all the similar savoury products, sandwiches and pies and so on.

So he had cut out all those savoury products and all those different cakes and chocolates, despite a massive addiction over the years, and all biscuits and crisps - it was tough but he did it amazingly well and only bought that one expensive chocolate, and the overall amount of his carb and sugar intake dropped by 90% - but the purchase of those bars, two at a time, several times a week at least, was much more visible to everyone from supermarket workers and shop keepers to relatives and friends and anyone else - than the disappearance of the rest of the foods were - ie they imagined him to be eating more, not less, and judged him, the way people do, more and more and more negatively, when he was actually becoming healthier and healthier because of what he was doing. Those judging him drove him back, a few times, to consuming less of those chocolates but lots of the other things again, from donuts and biscuits to cakes and crisps. Cheap stuff - which would no longer cause people to judge him as spendthrift or eccentric.

But it passed, he learned to ignore their judging and only eat the chocolate made in a healthy way, one of the only such items left on the market, and then because of who he was the spacetime traveller had hooked up with him and helped him build a vessel for traversing spacetime and thus enabled him to embark on a big project to change the way everyone in the universes judged each other, from the top down.

Bob and the spacetime traveller partook of some of the fine chocolate, which the Hobo King still enjoyed from time to time, and then set off in search of an example of a key moment in the history of a thing called Carbon 12.
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Removal of resistance: And hopefully also other writing from me (and no doubt others, in time), including "Stanislavski and the Machine". Unification: Alternatively you could go and read Wodehouse or Joseph Heller or Ionesco or something. Pirsig. P. K. Dick maybe. Alex Cockburn can be fun. A lot of fun. Ah. Of course. Hunter S. Thompson. Don't leave that out, whatever you do. Mark Twain? And I must think of some good non-male and non-white writers worth reading too. M.G. Piety must be. But going back in time there must be great titles by women and more non white writers I can pick out for you. Sadly white male imperialism HAS limited the number, that's not my fault, whosever it is. I recall enjoying Joan Aitken as a teenager.

By the way reader if your body is busy eating donuts and other shite it will gain less from anything genuinely good you eat because that goodness has to be used, to some extent, to undo all the bad you do when you eat that other food which you eat purely for psychological reasons and 100% not for nutritional purposes, consciously or not.
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"Empires all fall for this reason: the Hobo King is most abused by empires, wherever they are, and that is why they all end up they way you are aware empires end up. Basic law of physics."

(from Bob and the Spacetime Traveller)

8. In the hall of the Hobo king.

"This," said the spacetime traveller to Bob, "is the Hobo King. Hobo King, meet Bob."

Bob and the Hobo King greeted each other and then the monarch of the homeless suggested they all retire to his hall and be served fine foods and listen to the greatest music in the universe, which they did.

"The Hobo King," the Arthur Lowe lookalike told Bob, "goes around spacetime visiting people with immense power. When they are faced with not only a hobo but the most hobolike of them all, thus the King of them, their response is used to measure them. How they treat the Hobo King will be how they are treated back by him, but magnified hugely. Thus if they are generous with him, they will receive huge generosity in return. And if they are haughty, that is what they will face but in a far more mighty form.

"Empires all fall for this reason: the Hobo King is most abused by empires, wherever they are, and that is why they all end up they way you are aware empires end up. Basic law of physics."

"Physics is so boring," said the Hobo King. "Let me tell you about how I first got into this job, what led me to decide to take it up as a career."

And so the Hobo King told the story of how he had become monarch of the disenfranchised.

It seems that once upon a time the Hobo King had been a very ordinary person, not even a Hobo, just a low level ordinary consumer, the average amount above the poverty line, and as fat as the average person, and over time he had started to become healthier, and in the course of cutting down carbs and sugars and gluten and wheat products overflowing with them, often very cheap, he had found that there was one particular slightly expensive chocolate bar, double the price of the ordinary cheap chocolate bars bought abundantly, about, therefore, four or five times the price of all the pastry and other gluten based confectionery items like buns or donuts or croissants or cakes - which had no unhealthy ingredients anywhere near as comparable to all the other products mentioned, including all the cheaper and even cheaply made but billed as expensive chocolates on the market. Not to mention all the similar savoury products, sandwiches and pies and so on.

So he had cut out all those savoury products and all those different cakes and chocolates, despite a massive addiction over the years, and all biscuits and crisps - it was tough but he did it amazingly well and only bought that one expensive chocolate, and the overall amount of his carb and sugar intake dropped by 90% - but the purchase of those bars, two at a time, several times a week at least, was much more visible to everyone from supermarket workers and shop keepers to relatives and friends and anyone else - than the disappearance of the rest of the foods were - ie they imagined him to be eating more, not less, and judged him, the way people do, more and more and more negatively, when he was actually becoming healthier and healthier because of what he was doing. Those judging him drove him back, a few times, to consuming less of those chocolates but lots of the other things again, from donuts and biscuits to cakes and crisps. Cheap stuff - which would no longer cause people to judge him as spendthrift or eccentric.

But it passed, he learned to ignore their judging and only eat the chocolate made in a healthy way, one of the only such items left on the market, and then because of who he was the spacetime traveller had hooked up with him and helped him build a vessel for traversing spacetime and thus enabled him to embark on a big project to change the way everyone in the universes judged each other, from the top down.

Bob and the spacetime traveller partook of some of the fine chocolate, which the Hobo King still enjoyed from time to time, and then set off in search of an example of a key moment in the history of a thing called Carbon 12.

_________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________

More material from the same dimension of writing on its way asap.

And hopefully also other writing from me (and no doubt others, in time), including "Stanislavski and the Machine".

Alternatively you could go and read Wodehouse or Joseph Heller or Ionesco or something. Pirsig. P. K. Dick maybe. Alex Cockburn can be fun. A lot of fun. Ah. Of course. Hunter S. Thompson. Don't leave that out, whatever you do. Mark Twain? And I must think of some good non-male and non-white writers worth reading too. M.G. Piety must be. But going back in time there must be great titles by women and more non white writers I can pick out for you. Sadly white male imperialism HAS limited the number, that's not my fault, whosever it is. I recall enjoying Joan Aitken as a teenager.

By the way reader if your body is busy eating donuts and other shite it will gain less from anything genuinely good you eat because that goodness has to be used, to some extent, to undo all the bad you do when you eat that other food which you eat purely for psychological reasons and 100% not for nutritional purposes, consciously or not.