Sometimes I reckon that I'm destined to see-saw between anger and despair any time I take the pulse of what constitutes moral or political discourse. Should it be opinions on a forum, collumns in a newspaper, pundits, pseudo-intellectuals or protestors. I see total moral decay celebrated as evidence of freedom and objection, let alone prohibitive law, roundly attacked from all quarters.
I see people at their very worst or most base celebrated as the finest examples of honesty or humanity and wonder why no one else has any qualms about it, instead going so far as to attack those who do as capricious tyrants whose objections are only thin vials for some unsatisfied perverse need for control.
Most of the time what is being discussed is actually silently or quietly recognised as reprehensible in some way so instead of discussing a particular behaviour or conduct its side stepped altogether and instead abstract concepts like freedom are argued instead.
Whatever way this pans out, usually as some kind of pissing contest or competition to appear the cleverest or even the most militant and myopic exponent of an ideology, I cant help but think that the ideas have consequences being repeated by the impressionable, less clever and even the disturbed or maladapted with pride.
Contemporary libertarianism has almost ruined the concept of liberty altogether, I'm either cynical or losing hope.
Or maybe socialism isn't the only proper view of the world...
The Justice Fighter
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"I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."
"Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
"In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled." Daniel 10:2-3
i get called hippie and/ or stoner alot. i wonder if it's really true...doubt it. i don't smoke pot like i did a couple semesters ago by any means, and i don't see how i could be a hippie...
Consider yourself lucky. I don't know if I can be a real hippy w/o the stoner bit which doesn't interest me. Otherwise, I'm loving the relaxed attitude, the multicultural blending, and most of all the peace and love. I do *get* the Grateful Dead - especially when driving. I'm often surrounded by hippies, or hybrid-hippies. Why not more of that? The world needs hippies. I think the world should be filled with hippies.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY