Maura Murray — Ben


For those of you who were worried about me because of my four day absence, all zero of you, I was on an extremely important mission in Texas. It was a matter of National Security. That’s all I can say about it, except to say, Mission Accomplished.

Your assignment, Class, if you’re up to it, if you have the intellectual capacity and the requisite motivation, is to craft a narrative around the following cascading imagery. Whether you want to be satirical or not is up to you — you’re the artist if you choose to accept this assignment, and yes, I fully realize The Circus that the Maura Murray Mystery is and has become is a satire unto itself, so, to satirize it is to be redundant, but, if you think about it, existence within this System, at this juncture in human history, is redundant. As Sister Aloysius Beauvier (played by Meryl Streep) in the excellent movie Doubt said when she paraphrased Ecclesiastes 1:9, “there is nothing new under the sun.” It’s all been said and done before — even the advent of The Net is redundant, which, if you think about it, is merely a regressive form of what already exists naturally and organically — the ability to communicate long distances in Real Time, except the organic, all-natural way doesn’t require wasteful wires and servers and operating systems. It’s just sitting there/here — idle — waiting to be used — again.

Oh, and before I forget, yes, the other more prominent and outspoken venues covering the Maura Murray Mystery do have a Purpose. A very Special Purpose. So special this Purpose is, that without it, we might possibly be able to socially evolve. And what fun would that be? That Special Purpose is Entertainment. The Purpose of THIS venue is to underscore, in perpetuity, that It’s All Lies. And this venue does it as well as any anywhere. And that’s why people hate it so much. Life, in this System at least and maybe in any System we could conjure and perpetuate, is a lie.

And remember, just as we are what we eat, we are with whom we affiliate. If you affiliate with stalkers, you’re a stalker even if you don’t directly stalk because you stalk vicariously via the proxy with whom you affiliate. Same goes for murderers. If you affiliate with murderers, you yourself are a murderer by proxy, choosing surrogates to do your dirty work because you don’t want to soil your hands.

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