(Pavol Remiáš) is a musician and rapper, known primarily by the projects Modré Hory (Blue Mountains) and Zlokot. Formerly a journalist, he is now a freelance PR consultant. He lives in Bratislava. “Dear Universe, Alan Watts once said that people are taking too seriously what the gods intended to be a game, and that the only point of life is just to be alive. I enjoy these kinds of crazy truths. Especially in November, with autumn in full swing. In November, as I dive into a lake enveloped in a haze of steam, when the liberating transparency of just being penetrates the tissues of my body and I ask myself what else is there to care about. I feel the element freezing on my skin, in perfect communication with the body, the astonishing apex of the evolution of human beings.
The same human beings who take themselves too seriously. Who, at any point in history, can launch an absurd melodrama. Fashioning a fresh form of oppression out of a cascade of tradition and prejudice. Until such a time as a revolution arrives, only to turn into oppression again. And if, by some chance, a revolution manages to bring freedom without resorting to violence, as was the case with our Velvet one, there’s always someone out there who wants to steal it. Like now. It’s naked animal instinct, craving blood and driven by a toxic mix of power, frustration, fundamentalism, neuroses and inferiority complexes. Some politicians hold this Golem’s Shem in their hand, ready to deploy it. As always.
Dear Universe, I suspect you may have created the world as an exciting and dangerous arena of madness, replaying the same theme over and over again. It is sustained by the immutable Gauss curve of humankind’s IQ. But I also suspect that when creating this game, you also created a door out of this arena.
Give me a wink, dear Universe. Unless I’m very much mistaken, the only kind of revolution that can bring freedom to humankind is an inner revolution. One that brings about the liberating transparency of being that penetrates the tissues of our bodies and makes us wonder whether anything else should really matter to us.”