December 5, 2011 in Articles
Near the beginning of 2005, there was a slight suspicion by fans that Hunter S. Thompson had been assassinated by the Bush Administration, because he was in the process of writing a book on Sept. 11. Whether he was assassinated or not, America’s mistrust in the government spurs in part thanks to Hunter S. Thompson’s loudly clamored opinions and writings. He exposed the incestuous relationship between journalists and Washington D.C Politicians in his book “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail” long before anyone was aware of the censorious term “politically correct”. Hunter had no qualm insulting powerful men like Nixon or Bush. And he was definitely up to date about all of the corruption in and around Washington D.C. Nixon would invite him aboard while he was campaigning, only for brief discussions on football games and he was warned that if he started talking about politics he was “off the bus”. And in the end we could say “sports” killed Hunter.
In the last years of H.S. Thompson’s life, he was fogged out of the public eye and discredited as being a wife beater, completely senile, and a drug addict. For the last one I will have to agree, but as for being senile? Why would a senile man be allowed to write about sports? Had his brilliant mind and opinions been intellectually reduced to these sorts of recreational events? No, absolutely not. He was too serious for the 90’s, a time where crooks roamed free and corruption was constantly lionized. In his younger days Hunter Thompson wrote an article about the Kentucky Derby called “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved”, and he barely spoke about the horses or the race. He was more interested in breathing in the events and then reflecting on them later in front of his typewriter. Doctor Thompson had no interest in reporting on boring events, and if you read any of his articles you immediately notice that they are far more reflective and abstract than the stories he was supposed to be covering. He broke all of the barriers writers guard so preciously behind their P.H.Ds. He was an anarchist. No College Degrees. No true credentials. Just a name built with his two hands. And people loved him for it!
Although critics see Hunter as being a very eccentric man, he had a flare when it came to politics. He could smell “the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poisonous toad” from his typewriter deep in the Colorado Mountains.
It is truly useless and degrading to argue Thompson’s personal life, and instead, we should see the man as a true American whose sole passion and drive in life was absolute freedom. This way we all relate to him. Because from cradle to grave our freedom is the most important liberty in our lives, without it we feel bound and constrained. I mean we could easily take false American Heros like Bill Clinton or Barrack Obama and find equally shady lifestyles if we truly wanted to be objective…
Hunter S. Thompson is proof that in our world we need journalists from all walks of life. Not just politically correct middle class suburbanite Ivy League graduates (who see their jobs as a way to integrate the Elitist circuit and its posh lifestyle). The world craves independent journalists who can reflect on the world and its collage of events, in a truly objective fashion.
Instead, today we are convinced by journalists and t.v show hosts who think they know everything, when all of their knowledge and thoughts of superiority, stem from callous organizations such as the CFR and Aspen Institute. The same goes for our most respected politicians: I was personally surprised when Barrack Obama secretly slipped off with Hillary Clinton to go to the Bilderberg Conference. I wonder what Barrack Obama was thinking while he hid in the backseat with his buddy Hillary Clinton. Or when he was being congratulated by wealthy Europeans inside of the conference. Did the words “I am a hypocrite” come to his mind? Or are these people just brainwashed into a sort of Elitist Hippyism where everything is peace and love, even while backing wars, coups and corporate killings. Not to mention regularly fighting their friends as viciously as possible while on campaign. Seems like a very lost way of living.
Promoting peace throughout the world is not a bad thing. When people are manipulated to go to war for peace that is where the hypocrisy begins. Educating ourselves and fighting back popular fictitious claims is our best hope in times like these. And for the rest we must never hope our world will become a better place. We must make our World a better place. We alone will be to blame when the nuclear bombs go off automatically worldwide. We are the only beings who can change things. Elites are only a small profiting minority who thrive on the illusion of power.
Thursday, September, 9, 2010 09:13