Grant Morrison, drogas psicodélicas, alienígenas, Alleister Crowley e como mudar o mundo

, por Alexandre Matias

E pra quem não conhece direito esse tal de Grant Morrison, eis uma palestra que ele deu num evento da Disinfo no ano 2000.

Consegui achar o início da transcrição (em que ele explica que seu sotaque bizarro vem da Escócia), mas se alguém achar a versão completa, por favor, mandaê:

“WOOOOOOOOOW! Here we are! Right! Fuck man, I tell you when I was a kid I read Robert Anton Wilson and all this shit and here we are, we’re standing here, talking about this shit and it’s real! OK, I’m pissed and in half an hour I’m gonna come up on drugs, so watch for it!

I guess, I don’t know, is there any practising magicians in the audience? Put your hand up if we got any? Yeah? Come on!

Bold! OK, a few. OK, by the time we finish this you’re all going to be practising magicians. This shit’s easy right?

I’m like you right? Basically, why are we here, right? Why are we here, at this time, what’s this all about, and by the way this is a Scottish accent so reset the filters and pretend itsh Shean Connery talking to you OK? Double-Oh-Sheven. So, if you can follow me, I’m just gonna talk the way I talk and fuck you if you don’t understand me!

The deal is this: I’ve been writing this comic for the last six years and the weird thing is, like you, like everyone here, we’re trying to figure, what’s going on? Why do we feel different? Why don’t we fit into this world? Why do we think they’re not telling us the truth?

So, I went out and I read Robert Anton Wilson’s books when I was 20 years old, which is 20 years ago now, and I figure, is this guy bullshitting me? He says we can talk to aliens, we can talk to people from Sirius, is he talking crap? He said Aleister Crowley’s got methods for contacting alien intelligences and for changing the world, is he talking crap? So I did it and, no, he’s not talking crap!

Right, and we can all do it!

And this is, urr, by way of trying to demolish the counter-culture and replace it with something useful. We’re just gonna start here and see where we get to.

When I started doing The Invisibles, which is a comic book for people who don’t – who haven’t seen the thing, it’s a comic book which is kinda my attempt to explain what had happened to me after I’d been abducted by aliens in Kathmandu in 1994 and the only reason I was abducted by aliens in Kathmandu in 1994 was because I went to Kathmandu in 1994 to be abducted by aliens!

And it works right!

And these fuckers, they will turn up!

Eu consegui entender com o sotaque dele, mas se alguém achar essa palestra por escrito, facilita pra rapeize…