OK - you are asking Michael to take it easy at the same time as saying that=
Tony Blair knows what's going on - so what if he does. Does that mean that=
one (or many) are to blindly assume that he has our best interests at hear=
t? Er...pull the other one it has bombs on it.
I think that it is safe to assume that you do not know this either... not u=
nless you went to the same university as 'Poodle chops'...and have dinner w=
ith him on Sundays.
As the whole world is being tugged by the collar into a 'false war', yet ag=
ain. Denial is no longer an option because we are now global, not totally b=
ut it is spreading. The internet has been an excellent medium to bypass con=
ventional information. Everyday people are relating to each other on their =
own terms about their own lives. This is a revolution, not a violent one bu=
t a personal and a relational function which can also be recognized as evol=
utionary. Offering lateral potential for all concerned, subjectively as wel=
l as intellectually, why separate them? They could be amazing bed companion=
s, metaphorically speaking.
Things have to change and thought about more realistically, more honestly, =
although that would be a revolution in its own sense, but say more collecti=
vely. Because it is so obvious to anyone whom possesses a mutual empathy fo=
r another human being, that killing does not work; it has been tried so man=
y times. It's getting very boring - the same old 'male orientated' manneris=
t reaction. The world is tired of it. It is not the solution. Unless we get=
off our high horses and start pointing at the real issue(s) then the murde=
rs of our friends - real people will continue.
Deconstruction is such a bad doctor, as a tool it slices through the body t=
o reveal guts and then cannot put the body back together again, leaving it =
to fall apart, like an old car body part. Forgetting the larger picture, th=
us looking in a singular fashion reliant on the micro ignoring the macro. I=
t's a very human trait, fathers are very prone to this sort of function, it=
is in part a type of autism and partly denial.
Specialists also suffer from this, denying the links that are so obviously =
staring them in the face but because the link does not fit into their speci=
fic language structure or culturalized singularity, they poo poo it as 'ups=
tartism', or something just as divisive.
Non specialization offers a wider scope for viewing which is so easily forg=
otten even by our leaders of 'men' 'women'. This is part of the problem, t=
he leaders of this World are not informed enough emotionally or philosophic=
ally to have a clear vision on how to move this 'muddy planet' into a cohes=
ive and mutually progressive environment. This has been proven - it is not =
hard to count the blemishes that many of our 'so called' civilized cultures=
unwittingly and foolishly; have left for others to clean up.
There is nothing wrong with people, from whatever walk of life, artist, tra=
nsvestite, queer, polish, policeman - who cares? The more the merrier...goo=
d luck to them for daring to be honorable (there's an old word for you) and=
declaring their needs realistic and valid needs and honest heart-felt conf=
usion. Anyone and everyone deserves the space to declare via their own deve=
loped identity or undeveloped persona what they feel, for they are not the =
problem. It is the killers (mostly simple minded greedy men) who are causin=
g immense disruption in the World.
To sit on the fence and to suggest that crucial situations in life, are 'ei=
ther', or 'or', could be challenged and seen by some as a very simplistic c=
oncept and weak view point. And life does not have to be like a game of ten=
nis, winner and loser - dualistic myths. Some of the audience has no choice=
, some of them are being murdered by various rulers and do not have the lux=
ury of choice in this deadly game imposed by despotic sadists - whether the=
y be spawned by capitalism, religion or Marxism, or Mickey mouse. The flag =
in the end becomes meaningless because, we all know about pain and death wh=
atever the flag that killer is waving. Sometimes flags cover things up.
Everyone is involved in this horrible game, because it is global. And this =
means that we are going to need more than just 'corrective language' ideolo=
gies. Peacemaker - this means nothing. The United States administration (th=
e imposters of the throne that is) has added Cuba, Libya and Syria to the n=
ations it claims are deliberately seeking to obtain chemical or biological =
weapons. By using reactionary and divisive language which is dangerous this=
is creating a 'cause and effect' drop of mutual respect. And then there ar=
e those who wish to not educate themselves on alternative view points, othe=
r than the ones handed down by institutional default. These are the kind of=
structuralist lovers, always believing that daddy knows best, well they ar=
e wrong. And no, I do not suffer from penis envy. I enjoy the cunt, so much=
deeper don't you think. More sensual and not losing itself to the predicta=
bility of standardization of means testing, measuring - you know all that M=
By deluding oneself that one is out of the picture, not involved is delusor=
y; by actively taking this self-appropriated decision, one puts in place ce=
rtain rules that follow.
American hypocrisy is astounding almost laughable if it was not such a bad =
This is a statement that bush blurted out of his small hole after the 9-11 =
incident. "States that sponsor terror and pursue WMD (weapons of mass destr=
uction) must stop. States that renounce terror and abandon WMD can become p=
art of our effort, but those that do not can expect to become our targets,"=
Er... hello. Didn't America bomb Japan? Didn't they try to invade Cuba, Cam=
bodia and many more that I am these days so, so bored of mentioning over an=
d over and over again? America's self referential child-like psychology max=
im, has much to be desired, the only saving grace is that many of America's=
more fluid and more thoughtful dudes are not willing to let such nonsense =
be believed. Because the real issue is that war is not appropriate. People =
all over the World do not want this 'stupid male' dominated attitude to rui=
n our lives anymore - surely this is not a naive assumption but an honest r=
eflection of genuine need.
> The fact that many people are pressured to decide which side to be on, is
> also an effect of our language.
True - but language is not the signifier, it is part of the greater sum. Me=
aning it has a source, a beginning, then a motion, a mechanistic drive, Car=
tesian mix-ups and assumptions that are not so relevant in the 21st Century=
. Amazing discoveries of cognitive thought and subjective intelligence from=
Quantum physics and psychology are blowing the Newtonian and Cartesian tho=
ught patterns apart.
This is where the Western world falls on its face, too reliant via self- re=
ferential and singular notions, not taking into account that money no longe=
r has national stability, now it is in the chaotic and inter-relational rea=
lm of computers, in accordance to multi-lateral programming demands. This m=
eans that control of it all is reliant on global influence, if one blows a =
country up over there it will thump the market over here. So it is not very=
clever to start thumping the next door neighbor, because not only will the=
y thump the idiot back, the market will crash into recession. And selling w=
eapons to despots will not cure this cuz now everyone's kind of getting the=
jist of this irresponsible behavior.
The cowboy is simply gonna have to get off his horse and drink his milk. =
> Hi Michael,
> Let's take it easy.
> I didn't meant to imply that I condemn "real engagement". In my previous
> post, I have stated that I see everyone's interpretation as being equal in
> value. This gives a good reason for anyone to act on his or her own belie=
> If you go by the assumption that there is such a thing as "the truth", th=
> you cannot make any moves because there is always more that you can find =
> about the truth. At what point is it justified to engage? And your
> engagement will not be as qualified as that of Tony Blair since he knows
> more than you do.
> The fact that I'm neutral on this issue is a coincidence, and just becaus=
> am neutral does not mean that other people must also be neutral, or that I
> condemn people who are not neutral.
> The fact that many people are pressured to decide which side to be on, is
> also an effect of our language. It is a manifestation of logocentrism that
> is especially strong in the West. As with good and evil, ugly and beautif=
> black and white; we tend to want to draw a line and identify which it is.
> The situation with Iraq is the same. It is a spectrum, not a binary
> situation. Considering what I know of the issue, weighing the pros and the
> cons, I happen to be around the middle. And I strongly take a stance to s=
> wherever I feel appropriate. I'm not going to be pressured by others, nor=
> the effect of language. This does not mean that I am apathetic to the
> situation, nor uncaring.
> > well! you clarified your postion, we've avoided any
> > confusion - great - that must be a relief to the
> > parents of the 500,000 kids that have died because of
> > sanctions, and the thousands of young soldiers who
> > will die, or to those who will fall under the category
> > of 'collateral damage'.
> > What your apparently sophisticated arguments hide is
> > a contempt for any sort of real engagement with life ,
> > which inevitably means taking moral postions and which
> > inevitably means trying to establish the truth of
> > things which you dismiss so loftily.
> > You know - rather Wally Keeler, who at least is
> > passionate and cares, than your smug abstentionism.
> + ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup
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