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Let Us Not Be Naive When It Comes To Morality and Violence

I run the risk of being a pedant here, but lets review the basics of morality and violence. Seeking to oppress-destroy and defense against tyranny are different things. History and the human experience clearly shows us that violence is sometimes necessary. Defending yourself against violence does not abet violence. Being a victim abets violence. This is so important that I must repeat in caps: BEING A VICTIM ABETS VIOLENCE. Violence is like fire, an intrinsic aspect of reality. Neither fire nor violence can be attributed qualities as 'good or evil' in themselves. Knowing when violence becomes necessary is called wisdom. Platitudes like 'all violence is bad all the time' are for the naive and magical thinking will certainly not stop tyranny.
#postpartisan #postfactual

Curmudgeon In Training

$12 salmon salad special. arrives. large filet, uncut slapped on top of bagged-type greens. Cherry tomatoes, nice and juicy, but uncut. nice cucumbers sliced, but not bite sized, along the side. dressing on the side. i have to take 5 minutes, making an effing mess cutting and tossing in a too small bowl perched on a too small table. wtf? how hard is it to make a salad ready to eat at a sit down restaurant? am i the ass or are they for lowering the bar? i must be getting old. :) i'd rather stay home and fix my own damn food.

We Are All Special Snowflakes - Forget Identity Politics

Anyone given any thought to what happens when a #snowflake gets together with, say, 60 million or so other snowflakes? Mix in some high winds, as in the winds of change?

Let's find out.

We have a great opportunity to completely own compassionate politics. Forget identity. Healthy, well adjusted rational people all share compassion and feel empathy for all humans. Focus on this commonality.

This is really the struggle of our age. Rational, sane compassion and tolerance versus antisocial personality disorder tin pot dictators, unrestrained greed and naked avarice. In short, only a few people are FOR predatory capitalism. This unsustainable thought experiment only survives because few recognize all its forms.

#weareallspecialsnowflakes #indivisible #resist #nonviolentprotest #postfactual #predatorycapitalism