I love Kurt Vonnegut, he understood, as great writers do, how pathetic and fantastic we are in equal measure. He said a lot of great and lovely things. http://www.avclub.com/article/15-things-kurt-vonnegut-said-better-than-anyone-el-1858
Alan Watts talks about how we use positive and negative things to define us, either by our love or our opposition to them. If you hate something, it speaks about you as a person, it can serve as a guide to allow people to see who and what you are. I do have things that … Continue reading Cast Bread On The Water
I was going to post on A Voice For Men, asking them to stop, pointing out that calling women names and using examples of radical feminists who call for the extinction of men is merely projection of their own feminine instincts onto an external other when I realised that it was pointless and a waste … Continue reading To Fight Empire.
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Nature is beautiful, but it is without sentiment. When I walk my dog, Duke, I can marvel at how the light is filtered through the trees, how the fields of grass look like a shimmering sea ahead of me and then watch a fox chase down a rabbit. I don't bear witness to the inevitable, … Continue reading On Nature
“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.” - Robert A Heinlein