The Assassination of Philip K. Dick
a cal pal said:
Now I know what PKD novel we're living in: it's the one where the government & media conspire to dilute and destroy the work of a visionary and prophetic author in order to obscure the fact that the author's visions & prophesies are becoming real.
You heard they want to bio-pic Dick? I hope they do it earnestly, not as a freak show and number revue. The movie must criss-cross all his universes that constantly infected each other. Did you know that Phil saved the world when still a young boy, the promise of that Aliens. He was a robot sent by the Proxers and stuffed with a Q-bomb but he got self-conscious and chosed to be a traitor and refused to utter the detonating sentence all his life - even in illness and depression (oh how I would...). He woke up one morning to learn that noone had ever heard of him, the world-famous pulp fiction writer. He was a follower of Christ, in the 2nd century, having a premonition of a time, many hundred years in the future, a world and time where Christ had refused to return, a tomb world where he was entombed in the body of a stocky teller of fairy tales whose son was about to die by malfunctioning testicles. Philip K. Dick knew, when groggily climbing the stairs at New-Path, that he already climbed those stairs a million times, or more, and will climb them forever. A thrown pebble hits his brow. He saw the face of absolute evil in the sky and his dead cat Pinky, standing on its hindlegs, bathed in pink light. He commanded the giant interplan battle ship "Floating Dead God IX" that conquered Titan in '42, spilling out its deadly load of cute Davids twiddling olive branches, evolved Sheep-Men, and Walkers-on-Earth with beards and sticks.
He wrote the infamous novel "The Man in the High Bunker" where Hitler survives von Witzlebens assassination plot in 1939 and his attack on Poland spreads out into a full-scale 'World War' for full five years, wrecking all of Europe and devolving Germany into a mad and maniacal death machine devoted to clean the world of all "subhumans", especially killing all Jews they could possibly lay their hands on. Phil's creepy tale with its 'atomic bombs' in Asia and its European 'death factories' where millions of Jews were summarily gassed and burned to ashes by bureaucratic German sadists was a critical success in France but not in Germany where it was reviewed as "implausible", "psychotic", and "thoroughly anti-German", and fell through. But Phil always denied hating the Germans - frequently giving open praise to German culture -, but claimed that he had actually seen that alternate world where the 'Holocaust' took place. Later, after his 'golden rabbit' episode, he claimed that a higher power actually 'undid' the Holocaust, so that the genocide and wreckage really happened, and, at the same time, never happened at all. Go figure. That's Phil.