Albion, Art, Books, Trickster

Magic!

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Our latest Simian Sundae… Ostensibly presents something of a slur… On the Taoists… Who it seems… Stand accused of… Employing animistic spirits… In their magic… It is an interesting accusation… And perhaps represents nothing more than… A natural psychological evolution… In the story… As we now have it… It is the Buddhists… Who are making this claim… Much like we Westerners… As inheritors of a highly civilised culture… Are want to refer to any… And most… If not all… Of our previous cultural incarnations… As uncivilised… Or even primitive… When people act badly… We call them animals!

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Yet, animals… Seldom if ever… Kill for sport… And despite… All our claims to a superior nature… We are at root… Still animals… It might even be claimed… That our superior nature… Is but a mask… Put on… And in some cases… Drilled into place… To hide our base instincts… Which if nothing else… Is at least dishonest… Is it not?… Monkey and his ex-demonic host… Replay the familiar Biblical trope of a magical contest… In the Bible… The man of god bests… The pagan Egyptians… Here, the Taoists have previously bested the Buddhists… Only to have the tables finally turned… By our Simian Saviour.

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All of which… Is not quite true… Monkey manages… To reduce the most meticulously thought out rituals… To utter chaos… And by the end of the piece… It becomes clear that both Taoists… And Buddhists are… Merely harnessing natural forces… In a somewhat dishonest way… To do their bidding and win the day… The current crop of Chinese oppressors… Have been laudatory about Monkey… And his antics… Presumably because he makes fun… Of the religious creeds… And ideologies… He encounters… Yet, it is abundantly clear that Cultural Marxism… Would fare little better with Monkey.

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