This guy has a point….

I’ve written about Jack Haas before here, the author of In and Of, a book that for me has deep meaning.

In one paragraph, he makes a succinct point about the way of the world, and it’s attitudes to those who wish to break away from the accepted norms….

“the insolent jerks who hide away in their overpriced sepulchres, and plot continually…on how to wreck life for those who are still living….you’ve got to live it to understand it.

You learn quickly what it’s like to exist in the feral domain of one who owns nothing in a world where everything is owned….(of being key-less in the world…meaning not owning anything which has a door or lock on it…no house, no office, no car, no mailbox, no storage locker…which shocked Rick, my friend…because he was toting around with him a heavy chain of the horrid devices….but his face showed a hint of envy and admiration…his way of saying “well done, there’s a worthwhile accomplishment”).

Where fences and rules exist without limit, and you end up walking around in an inhospitable labyrinth in which you must keep moving….because…to stop…is against the rules and so you keep going, past the shops and buildings and houses, through the corridors of the maze of private ownership and the well-policed commons, around and around you go, with nowhere to lie down even, or sleep, only the chronic goad of signs, laws, walls and roads. A dog’s life indeed…a third world, haunted, homeless, beaten and kicked mongrel’s life…

Urban society is designed solely around making it so uncomfortable to be poor, that one is driven to succumb to the pointless and soul-destroying activity of passionless work, in order for each individual to simply have enough roubles in their pocket to rent a little cage and hide away from everyone else, who are hiding away in their own little cages….”


About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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