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 Freedom's Taboo1 comment
category picture6 Nov 2004 @ 23:53
Freedom, feifdom, feedom all are such a lisp away from reality, the truth we cannot face for fear of Medusa's gaze, paralyzed in deed and voice, the meek so secure in bondage chains, and free of the consequence of choice. Freedom is such a loaded word, and sounds so much finer, more refined, divinely destined, from the unaccountable, irresponsible, bullies rule and fuck the weak way in which it always unwinds. We are so enraptured by the sound of this word we can't percieve the Nimue spell woven through the cultural milieu. Who could possibly say a mordant word against freedom, and even though the fruit is poisonous to eat, the tree looks lovely hung with mordent grail questers of Modred's defeat. The roots of freedom compost in heroic empires of mythology.

Now beneath the preface of subliminal syllogism there is a taboo surrounding the root of all evil. The spectacle that stimulates our senses, and primes the adrenalin pump, the flight or fight oh hell lets take them both, the clash of the moral and immoral, the dramatic battle ignores the banal of the amoral. Add to this the minor premise of the problem of freedom is for what or for who, that mutually exclusive field of the many and the few.

P.S. This little rant is more interesting if you consult a dictionary.

P.P.S. I composed this as a comment in Shakti's blog and then before I had a chance to submit the article disappeared. Though I thought it was a provacative piece of prose so I suppose to post it on its own.  More >

 Stupidity Defense for Treason1 comment
category picture4 Nov 2004 @ 00:26
Over at The Smirking Chimp there was an article about how Bush won the election because he kept his platform to a very simple agenda, which turned out to be a successful strategy since the majority of Americans were stupid. The author also mentioned that the real reason driving the US foriegn policy was oil. So I made this reply and thought I would repeat it here and perhaps with a little more research expand this into a publishable article.

There are three aspects of the oil thing 1)as a consumer product for energy and transportation 2)as the means to mobilize the military -- if you can control all the oil you can shut down every other countries military (or at least restrict it to the MADD of nukes), and the most urgent is 3)that of petrodollars vs petroeuros - which is the only thing that is keeping the US from bankruptcy.

Digging deeper though is that every US political arguement must start with the premise that the "American Dream" is legitimate and must be defended at all costs. To bring morality into the discussion is a direct threat to American hegemony and subconsciously the Americans know this; at the intuitive hive level of the herd they are much more intelligent than the intellectuals. When the long term good of the planet is in opposition to the short term gain of America then it is indeed a with us or against us situation, and to go against the American interest is treason. The problem is compounded by the fact that stupidity is not a crime but treason is, so stupidity is a defense mechanism of the wise.

Howl now and let me know how close to the core of the taboo I have touched.  More >