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Monday, August 29, 2011

Ultimatum

KITTY IS LEADING WITH HIS JAW AND HIS THIRD EYE TODAY. AND HE IS TYPING IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE HE IS FEELING A GREAT FIRE!!!!!!!

KEIN MITLEID FUR DIE MEHRHEIT! "NO PITY FOR THE MAJORITY." THAT'S A FINE, ROCKING THING TO SCREAM ON STAGE. AND THE SENTIMENT EVEN HAS SOME VALUE IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN A HOSTILE WORLD WITH A CLOSED HORIZON... AS MOST OF US FEEL LIKE WE ARE...

IT POINTS TO A CERTAIN VERY WORKABLE MODE OF SELF-EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-RELIANCE...

(I AM NO SCHOLARLY TRANSLATOR OF GERMAN, IN ALL ITS SUBTLETY.) BUT THIS STATEMENT IF TAKEN LITERALLY CONFLICTS WITH ONE OF MY MOST ESSENTIAL DIRECTIVES -- AND SO I AM THROWING DOWN!!!!!!!!!

CULTURE IS CALLED CULTURE BECAUSE IT IS AN INFINITE, EXPANDING, OVERLAPPING SERIES OF CULTS. THE ENLIGHTENED PERSON SUBSCRIBES TO NO ONE INDIVIDUAL CULT OF THOUGHT. THAT'S WHY BEING ENLIGHTENED IS LONELY AND DIFFICULT SOMETIMES; AND WHY AS A SAGE I MIGHT SOMETIMES SEEM LIKE A STUBBORN, ANNOYING, INDECISIVE FOOL...

BUT I CANNOT ACCEPT THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE, EVEN IF THEY CAN ACT LIKE IGNORANT, DESTRUCTIVE DRONES, ARE SOMEHOW LESS WORTHY THAN MY OWN BROTHERS IN ARMS. WE ARE ALL HUMAN, WE ALL DESERVE COMPASSION AND HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE AS WELL AS A RIGHT EACH TO DETERMINE OUR OWN FATE.

WE CANNOT LET OURSELVES BE FOOLED BY MANIPULATION OF OUR PASSIONS, INTO BELIEVING THAT ANY QUICK REVOLUTION WILL FIX THIS WORLD FOR US. THAT IS A FALLACY THAT HAS BEEN RECYCLED TOO MANY TIMES. THAT IS A CULT BELIEF BASED ON A VERY RESTRICTED PARADIGM!

VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER. VIGILANTE JUSTICE, HOWEVER WELL-INTENTIONED IS COMPROMISED JUSTICE, AND THAT NECESSARILY ENTAILS INJUSTICE. REVOLUTION IS A FORM OF TYRANNY.

OUR ONLY MORAL COURSE IS TO AWAKEN THE MAJORITY SO THAT THEY MAY ACT FOR THEMSELVES. IF THIS AS A HIGH ROAD SEEMS LIKE A LONG AND HARD ROAD, IT IS. BUT I AM ONLY WHAT I AM. I CHOOSE A TRAIN OVER A CROWD, IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES TO DO WHAT I FEEL IS RIGHT.

LOVE, CHRIS

6 comments:

  1. Black man, White man,
    Rip the System!

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  2. Oh brother. Maybe I am misinterpreting your precise meaning. Or maybe I'm really on my pe**iod right now. But I believe in the State. I think we have an extremely hard road to re-engineer the thing so that it ISN'T the world's LEADING CAUSE OF UNNATURAL DEATH; so that it serves for more than a *shrug* when it comes to protecting its citizens; so that it is free from corruption and fundamentalism and excessive special interests... and EGREGIOUS ECONOMIC VIOLENCE... but there it is.

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  3. when change is needed, how does one balance the cost? should the ignorant be educated by force to better their own lives? should the masses of authoritarian might stand between us and justice? do we stop making the proper changes in the world because it insults and offends some?

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  4. I can remember having this same open debate with Brian a million years ago. I don't remember exactly what was the outcome then... we referred to it as 'seeing'...

    I am a Sage Lore kinda guy, I believe that all human beings left to their own devices are self-righting and seek calm and happiness, even if they are a little ignorant.

    Consequently I believe that all of the world's worst problems stem from the usury of people, manipulation of their natural needs and fears and other insecurities, to the ends of a tiny minority of rats-asses who are truly psychotic, aberrant and deluded as to their own true significance! Meaning lack of!

    The avenues and procedures already exist for this system to right itself; and have been part of a storied system whose best intentions, anyway, have always driven it towards stability and a high standard of living. Our biggest problem is corruption. Corruption is cutting holes in the fabric of the democratic system, and corruption is preventing its proper functioning. We need a ass-ton of justice meted out from the ground up and with an phalanx of our best clean police.

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  5. As for ripping the system, I speak of the corruption of Wall Street, Hollywood, and the Church.
    Society and community are not part of that ruinous system which is forced towards us.
    I do not pity those who realized what they have wasted on the System, I am happy for them. We can only change/grow/destroy ourselves.

    No pity. When you make art. When you form your opinion. No fear. Be bold.

    Pity and compassion are separate. To be compassionate is not to pity a thing. Do not confuse the two. Pity will dilute the purpose, soften it, consolidate it, and make it untrue to its creator's intention.

    We should speak more of this on a hill with sticks ;}

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  6. I am smiling. You know the one...

    You should use that little evil tablet to call me tomorrow...

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