We are a bicycle courier company seeking enlightenment. We wish to face the man headlong and remove his scary mask so that we may laugh at him once we discover what is behind is only the illusions we have created for ourselves. The man rendered clownish and silly, we can then begin to live through him in rebelious and creative ways in an attempt to mold the present in ways that are unexpected yet benificial to many - and when examined closely enough, practical.
We go by many names - Mr. Wind-Up-Bird, Yellow-Lining-Without-Ego, Skidding-When-Time-Is-Right, TrackStar SuperChampion, etc. These will all be explained in time. We are a living myth in the sense that we seek to live as a symbol but also to transcend it. Trackstar Superchampion (the symbol) is achieved by action (the lived work of art). It is worded to be grand because human aspiration is grand. Human dream can seem unreal to the dreamer if we are conditioned to feel this way. This is what the man has done. He has made our dreams unatainable. He has made the word Superchampion something to hope for but rarely achieve. He has made it so a select few can become gods in their own right. You probably don't know them. They are on television. They are the one's creating the myths that we can not see through.
The man has made it so we cannot face the world on our own - let alone face ourselves. We require a company to take care of us. We require an institution to educate us. Structure and the Spectacle to tame our senses. Standardized testing so that the man can know that we are able to function in the system he has created. But he doesn't know any better (the man). We are all at fault. We are a part of the man as we passively participated in his creation by way of not being able to give ourselves a pat on the back. By chosing our actions from a list of possibities that were given to us and being rewarded by a false feeling of contribution.
Fixed Cog Hero is a company. It generates income and is imbeded in the man's world. But it is here to keep us alive on more than one level. It is here to grow and change like our muscles and brain sinapses will change over time. It will become enlightened as we become enlightened. One day it may become redundant - it will have existed long enough. The company shall never own us. As the man says, it is low in overhead. There are no costs except for our bikes which we would own anyway. Surely you are familiar with the zen budhist proverb stating that your possessions will begin to own you.
We seek not comfort. Comfort for us is a sign of stagnation. It keeps us seperated from each other and from reality. Keep the flow.
An act of defiance enables the actor to be conscious of what she is doing in the present because the defiance comes from careful consideration what is happening. Defiance needs not be illegal. It needs not even be noticeable to all present in the location or exchange in which the defiance is taking place. It is the difference between automated action and pure conscious thought. It enables one to work hard at living at all times; to create one's own destiny and to allow others to mold it if they are captive enough to join in. We wish to experience life in a non-passive way. This includes succumbing to normative ways of providing for oneselves (which often eliminate a creative response to the base problems faced by every human in her existance; in a developed society). Developed society seems to bring with it a pre-concieved way of experiencing society (the man), of attaining nourishment - both physically and intellectually - i.e. surviving. To succeed in this world, there are paths we are coerced into going down. Many of us believe.
We are conscious of symbols that give an air of authority. Beep beep. These can be used against the man for he understands them to be something more than an abstraction. Beep beep. A walky talkie is a symbol of professionalism. It means these dudes mean business. Over.
We are a bicycle courier company. We offer personal delivery of stuff to places. Not all stuff, but some stuff. As purveyors of delivery culture we proudly ride to businesses, homes, bars, parcs, parked cars, bathrooms, back alleys, junkards, whore houses, illegal gambling halls, docked ships, brothles, public pools, public bath houses, day cares, gay bars, strait bars, strip clubs, restaurants, gas stations, fire station, police stations, county jails, court houses, sherrif's departments, hospitals, courtroom drama situations, book readings, book signings, book clubs, lawn bowling tournaments, curling clubs (to our discretion), potery lessons, kennels, dojos, dodo pens, zoos, secret society meetings, alcoholics anonymous, swingers clubs, jazz lounges, private dance rooms, sock hops, traffic accidents, baby engagements, sexual intercourse encounters, stolen kisses in a parc, tail gate parties, long linups, etc ...............