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Originally posted by Off_The_Street
"back then, as pointed out by others in this thread,
The Catcher In The Rye
is/was a 'Re-Focusing' work
a type of dis-information work
a contemporary of JDS is Robert Alton Wilson
who as RAW is engaged in MaybeLogic
there is a movie being made, see;
[.....-->Title: Statuary Ape]
the 'CITR' tradition endures to re-focus & dis-info the hive minds"
Do the above lines of text make any sense to anyone on this thread? They're certainly beyond my comprehension.
Originally posted by thedarktower
if you didn't get the sarcasim and humour in the book then you are simply missing the point. One of my favourite books. Its about a jerk off you loves winding people up, and he is good at it, its funny, so if you dont like it, why even bother discussing it on a conspiracy site?
Originally posted by Niki
I LOVED this book! I read this as a teen (1980?) and to me the message is this:
Its hard to be an individual in a world that is bent on making you a clone of everyone else. It can really drive you nuts! 'Winners' and 'losers' are subjective terms. For instance: In today's heavily conservative society, a 'winner' is a businessman who lives in suburbia and has 2.5 kids and stay at home wife. Now, if people are happy with this, ok. But if they truly wanted to be lion tamers, they have 'won' by society's opinion, but not their own.
This book is a 'classic' because it makes you think. It is not a comic book where everything is spelled out, you have to read between the lines.
I think the message of this book is resisting the pressure to 'clone up' and do 'as you're told'. I like this sort of thinking because I am very unusual and it helps to see/read others thoughts about alienation and following your OWN path rather than taking the easy, conformist path.
Originally posted by DeltaChaos
So I asked myself... Self, what could it be about this book that makes everyone like it so much. Then I thought about how J.D. Salinger was some kind of spook for the Feds at one time, and wondered if it was some mind control device. Nah...