Sunday, May 27, 2012

How to tell shit from shinola

I could have sworn I already posted this, but I sure can't find it. Anyway, it's too good to pass up. If it's a duplicate post, I apologize.

This is Terence McKenna, apparently. That seems rather odd, given his Wikipedia entry, but here's what the video creator says:
As I replied to a similar comment earlier, this speech does indeed stand in stark contrast to much of what he said and believed, both then and later. It's a good reminder that we must guard ourselves against irrationally far more vigorously than we even do others.


AJ said...

I never heard of this guy, so I read the Wikipedia entry. Are we sure this is McKenna speaking in this video? The speech is a very sharp contrast to his life. I like when he talked about being presented with the intelligence test and passing it by not believing in all the weirdness. ???

WCG said...

I had the exact same reaction, Ann. That's why I posted that last bit, after I looked up Terence McKenna. I really have no idea, but that's what the person who posted the video claims.

I really liked these comments, but they don't seem to fit the person as described at Wikipedia, do they?

AJ said...

Not at all. Maybe he had a moment of clarity. I've heard that happens sometimes. :-)

WCG said...

Really, Ann? Well, I wouldn't know from personal experience, would I? :)