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In the second part of our interview, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge talks about pandrogeny, the need for the species to evolve and the best way to subvert the status quo.
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When we began Throbbing Gristle we were, we being me, really angry about the inequities of society. Especially being from Britain, with the royal family and aristocracy and the really ingrained class system. Enraged by the inequity and the bigotry and the inherited privilege whether people have the skills or the qualities to exercise it.
So my approach to expressing the anger was very aggressive and enraged, furious. But over the years we’ve come to believe that there’s never a need for anger in order to demonstrate or propose change. That a friendly, seductive presentation is just as effective, if not more so. And also in a way it’s more insidious and subversive to smile and talk gently and still say something that contradicts everything somebody else has imagined to be the truth.
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If you’re living in a city, who’s going to be better prepared to survive? Hells Angels, Bloods and Crips and gangs, even survivalist fanatical Christians because they’ve already got loyalty to a group. They’ve got basic core belief. They’re prepared to protect themselves and fight for themselves. They’re more mobile and more paranoid so they’re more able to provide it. People who just live in their apartments in the suburbs and do their 9 to 5 jobs are going to be devastated literally and physically.
Or the Mormons. They are really well-situated for a collapse. They have an international structure, so that if all the Mormons in one city are displaced there are other places they can go. They have physical buildings. They have savings. They have food supply. It’s like their whole religion is built around being ready to take over if there’s a collapse.
The One True TOPI Tribe, thee OTTT, or simply TOPI (said like Hopi, see TOPI mission statement one), as you already know is a coum-Unity, a decentralized proccess network, founded by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.(Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Dust La Rock for Frank151 from Frank151 on Vimeo.)
You will at once notice at least two unfamiliar terms, TOPI and COUM. Let us start with COUM or coum and see if we can then speak a little more about this One True TOPI Tribe. It’s hard not to notice, how coum is spelled (but how does it sound?), COUM (the capitalization is just to draw your attention to) or coum can be pronounced ‘cum’ or ‘com’. Yet we do not stop at that level. The term also resonates with the word ‘come’ as well as ‘cum’ (like in your face).
Disinfo.com editor’s note: This classic dossier by Dave “daev” Walsh was originally published on this site on Oct. 18, 2000.
Well, we don’t have any explanation. We’re not into saying, “This is why”. I don’t come to any conclusion. I simply think it’s interesting.
— Genesis P-Orridge, interview in ‘Tape Delay’ by Charles Neal, 1987.
The ’23 Enigma’, as discovered by William S. Burroughs, presents itself as a good omen for some — disaster for others. Trying to convey the phenomenon to the uninitiated is as easy as describing the night sky to someone who has been blind from birth.
When Burroughs was in Tangiers, he knew a Captain Clark who ran a ferry over to Spain. One day, Clark told Burroughs that he had been doing the route for 23 years without an accident. That day, the ferry sank … that evening, while Burroughs was thinking about the incident, a radio bulletin announced the crash of Flight 23 on the New York-Miami route.… Read the rest
Occult Sentinel Podcast Episode 29 — The Great Work
This episode features an interview with Frater Puck, host of the Thelema Now! Podcast. The official podcast of the OTO.
He also organizes the Musicka Mystica Maxima Festival in Manhattan, where people such as John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Genesis P-Orridge, Amber Assylum, larkin Grimm come to perform.
Frater Puck is a long time member of the OTO and has some interesting things to say about art, occult culture, the great work, schisms in 80s occulture and much more in this interview.