Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Most people are ultimately advocates for conformity. In their utopia, everybody else would resemble them--or otherwise--but regardless would think as they do, i.e., black, white--whatever--as long as your "progressive." The delusion is to believe that you are providing others with security and not really striving for your own.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
I had lunch in a Burger King in a town across from the city. I was surrounded by working-poor immigrants, their children, the retired, and a mentally disabled man with a free local newspaper who obviously sat there all day. Except for the orders and children, it was quiet. We ate, intent to avert our eyes at every possibility. I am in my thirties; this is my life now.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
An example of every political argument: "Not all fat people choose to be fat, but some do, so we should help only those fat people who can't choose to be fat." "OK, we should do that." "Wait, no, it's more complicated than that--there could be other things to consider." "Like what?" "Oh, I don't know--who can know?" "So...we should help all of them?" "Yes, we should help all of them (it's the only right thing to do)."
Monday, April 8, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
How do you make a government-funded mission-fulfillment organization like PBS or Planned Parenthood self-sustaining without deviating from its stated purpose (which would let it operate without it being politicized, including by itself)? *** We reside in purgatory, terrified that we are actually in hell, and praying for heaven to be delivered on earth. *** Republicans equal objects (money, guns); Democrats equal abstracts (safety, security). *** Do zombie apocalypses embody the zeitgeist of this new millennium: to accept a diminishing standard of living as preparation for a more self-sufficient reality (home gardeners and gun owners would do well indeed)?
I watched an English-language Japanese news story about charitable outreach to people who had attempted suicide and/or considered doing so (again) in South Korea. It targeted my heart, but the newswoman ended her story with [paraphrasing]: But until it prevents all suicides, South Korea cannot be considered a success. Seriously? I am aware of the journalistic storytelling gimmick of 'Yet more work remains'--but the reality that South Koreans attempt to monitor those people who have contemplated/committed themselves to suicide is a success story at least.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Having skipped the article and only half-reading the comments, I now feel justifiably self-righteous, and as a Press employee (who also demands the return of manual typesetting and papyrus to compensate for the loss of medieval--and, yes, even ancient--printing jobs), I shall occupy my cubicle (except for caffeine, nicotine, lunch, happy hours, and nights and weekends at home or elsewhere) on behalf of the "99" percent of Press employees against marketing through panda adoption (I am doing it for MOST of us, after all [and no better Western political principle exists than imposition by majority]). Thank you for your presumed respectful impression (especially as your better)! --Ecks X