posted on Feb, 21 2005 @ 01:37 AM
Hunter S. Thompson, was a poet, an icon, a pioneer, a warrior, a rock n roll star and an inspiration.
His work revolutionised and inspired, his character and good heart demand our respect for all time.
Dr Thompson was never afraid to Attack! swine, and he never allowed the swine to silence him or get in the way of his truth.
The corrupted couldn't beat him, not in this life, not in the next, he beat the swine back more than once - no matter what dirty trick they tried to
play, he always saw them, he knew they were always working at destroying Free Thought and Free Expression.
"Songs of the doomed", "Generation of swine", "Great Shark Hunt", "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas", "Kingdom of Fear" - these writings and
others, stoked the fires that consume my Heart full of Hate.
Dr Thompson inspired me, if he could walk unafraid, what was stopping me?
With "Fear and Loathing on The Campaign Trail 1972" Dr Thompson ripped off the Band-Aid that hid the destruction of the American Dream, he saw in
1972 what America is only beginning to realise on a mass scale, his country, the land he loved, had lost - it's dream had been utterly corrupted and
destroyed by Evil Corrupt Political Pigs.
His writings gave us a glimpse of his pure heart, the parts of him he refused to allow the swine to touch or manipulate. The Doctor knew what was best
for us, we needed Love, we needed Peace and we needed to not get arrested, whatever the case. If we could keep out of jail, then the Doctor reasoned
that we were winning against the forces of darkness.
Hunter S. Thompson knew who the swine were, he pointed out to us why they were swine, and he never let them forget they were swine.
His work politically inspired generations of free thinkers, during his life.
In death, I hope his work inspires millions more.
His death seems senseless, to me, but he was a private man, this much I understand.
I also understand I have deep respect and love for the man and his work. I understand nothing else right now.
Gonzo Journalism is his legacy, Gonzo is having the ability to report the facts and stories you know, from your own point of view, using your own
perceptions to work out what's going on in your eyes, not relying on the minds that want to suppress and destruct dreams and truth to understand
which way the real winds blow.
He lit fires in our minds, he brought hope to the hopeless, he politicized and revolutionized, and his recent work is as relevant to now as his work
in 1972 was to then.
He may have written what he classed as "songs of the doomed", but his work instilled within counter-culture and free thinkers, a hope.
The hope that we can turn it around, we can change the world, we can make the bastards pay, and that we can win.
Dr Thompson wrote that we could change everything, right NOW! If only we could get our # together, stand up together, and stop letting the swine
Res Ipsa Loquitur? Perhaps today more than ever, we need to let the good times roll, we need to celebrate the life of a great man, rejoice that he was
here, amongst us, showing us the way. I'm going to go out today and celebrate his life. I can't believe what's happened, can't get it into my
he once wrote the following about Senator Paul Simon (no not that one) of Illinois: "He projects that rarest of things in politics - an awesome sense
of integrity and commitment and utter conviction. that is pure magic in politics" - He went on to contradict himself only a page later (see
"anguish" quote below), but that was Dr Thompsons' strength: no matter how jaded it became, or how much it seemed we were going to be overrun by
the forces of darkness, in his writings he held a deep belief that good people could come through, and that goodness within people, should not be
marked down as "lost forever".
The quote above regarding "integrity commitment and conviction" can be applied to Dr Thompson, he had all three qualities in unlimited abundance.
That he believed there were Diamonds amongst the Dog#, and that his faith in people seemed unquestionable, is something we should take strength in. I
believed in Hunter S. Thompson.
I send my love to those who loved him.
"Buy the ticket, take the ride"
"that is the problem with this rich and anguished generation, somewhere, a long time ago, they fell in love with the idea that politicians - even the
slickest and brightest presidential candidates-were real heroes and truly exciting people. That is wrong on its face, They are mainly dull people with
corrupt instincts and criminal children" Hunter S. Thompson July 6 1987
"Four more years of George Bush will be like four more years of syphilis," the famed author said yesterday at a hastily called press conference
near his home in Woody Creek, Colorado. "Only a fool or a sucker would vote for a dangerous loser like Bush," Dr. Thompson warned. "He hates
everything we stand for".