Boondoggle

Boondoggle Judas is a young schizophrenic man who seldom leaves his house but he is befriended by an oddball called Tramplestone who offers a unique insight into his disorder Rather than use pills to halt natur

  • Title: Boondoggle
  • Author: Richard Brittain
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Judas is a young schizophrenic man who seldom leaves his house, but he is befriended by an oddball called Tramplestone who offers a unique insight into his disorder Rather than use pills to halt natural processes, Tramplestone reckons that Judas needs a mental apocalypse in order to break free from the boondoggle dominating his mind A bizarre mixture of unconventional adJudas is a young schizophrenic man who seldom leaves his house, but he is befriended by an oddball called Tramplestone who offers a unique insight into his disorder Rather than use pills to halt natural processes, Tramplestone reckons that Judas needs a mental apocalypse in order to break free from the boondoggle dominating his mind A bizarre mixture of unconventional advice and Beatles lyrics will lead to Judas going on a crime spree When there seems to be no way out of the violent spiral, Judas will find salvation from an unexpected source You know, the average person constructs fences in their gardens, but you and I, we cannot, because we don t have the right tools Are you speaking of the garden of the mind again Judas asked, watching Tramplestone as they walked below the sun Indeed And when it rains, our gardens become wet and muddy, but theirs remain dry because of things like patios and fences But if it rains very heavily, for weeks on end, then their artificial constructions would be of little use In fact, they would trap the water and everything in that garden would drown But you and I, because our gardens have no fences, we would drift away Tramplestone looked at Judas Do you see what I m saying No, not really I am saying that when the flood comes, they will be trapped by their fences, but we will be free That sounds rather apocalyptic, Judas said Would you agree that a schizophrenic person is trapped inside a fake world Tramplestone asked Judas paused Well, yes, I suppose so, in that we see and hear things which are not real Surely then, we are the ones with false gardens Consider this What if everyone lives in a false world Call it a boondoggle Modern society demands that we create this boondoggle But the difference with us is that we cannot cope with the boondoggle And when it has taken over, only a great flood can save us What are you saying That you re going to build an ark, like Noah No, because my apocalypse has already happened, said Tramplestone You will build an ark and I will bring a flood The British Empire is alive and well, said Tramplestone The British Empire means repression, repetition, routine, regiment It means masking one s insanity, killing one s emotions The British Empire means suits It means global financial system It means fences, lots of fences The British Empire means sugar, gluten and dairy It means overcooked food and overcooked people The British Empire means fake knowledge The British Empire means boondoggle Who sustains the boondoggle Nobody in particular, which means, everybody What if I ignore the voice of my conscience Then you will slip down a well and it will be hard to climb out And what if I keep going deeper You could eventually come out on the other side, but by then, I suspect you would be in jail What if I find the source of the stream A cave of spring waters Judas met Tramplestone outside The system is catching up with me Then you need to take over the system, Tramplestone said Is it time to restore the British Empire asked Judas No It is time to destroy the British Empire Come with me They went to the British Library, where Tramplestone handed Judas a bottle of whisky Water of life If anyone tries to stop you, anoint them.

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    1. For whatever reason I get trained along with tales of outsiders who are drawn into weird schemes. I don't see why not. Not every life is destined for the high road. Let us remember those who may become destitute, or homeless, or killed by the wayside. Which may be any one of us.

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