I start from the supposition that everything which exists, is absolutely, fascinatingly, beautiful and awe inspiring... because there is absolutely no causal evidence to suggest that things should exist, or would exist... but... THEY DO!!! As something that exists, I feel I cannot help but believe that is a good thing. That being said, one must still make distinctions.
I am a man… A good man, in fact. I only mention this, because I think people are beginning to forget what those words actually mean. Throughout history, good men have sought to tame their self destructive, and lustful nature, with sarcasm, and a self deprecating sense of humor. I do the same. By occasionally laughing at myself for being a vulgar brute… I stop myself from becoming one. This is an important distinction for an honest man to make in my estimation, or else he risk devolving into a genuine animal, by trying to prove, he’s anything but.
I don’t believe governance is good thing… In general… I’m ag’n it. I don’t on the other hand believe that it is evil… Just inefficient, and full of nonsense. I think every moment spent examining politics, is one spent through the looking glass, where “here you have to move incredibly fast… just to stand still”.
I fear at times that human beings, especially in America, are engaged in what I call a "sexual race to the bottom", in which, if a young man, doesn't agree with absolutely everything an attractive young woman says... She can find a man who will. This is not the fault of women, in fact… it’s predominantly the fault of young men, who have no self respect or integrity. The problem there… Is that biologically, men are designed to gain self esteem, in large part, through perceived value of their sexual partner.
This makes it very difficult for young men to have self respect, and integrity, because men don't agree... with about half of what women say, and they never will. Just as women, don't agree with... half the insanity, we spout. We're different... It's awesome, who wants to have sex with themselves all the time, anyways?
As a man I don’t care what celebrities are doing. I don’t think reality is worth filming. I don’t think History is “made every day”, by people who sell trees. Nor do I think Searching for Bigfoot, is a form of “Discovery”. I enjoy boxing, and mixed martial arts, because they appeal to the brute in me, while still allowing me to maintain a gentleman’s interest, in the more creative, keen, and cunning strategies of the "sweet science".
I am a philosopher, a jester, a writer, a weapon, and a monk.
I am on your side. I think you can do better than this. I think every human being is capable of living a more productive, and bountiful life, than the one we are currently trapped in. I believe you are smart enough to decide what to put in your own body. I believe you are smart enough to choose your own lover. I believe you are smart enough to make better purchasing decisions. I believe humanity, is smart enough to survive… And, I believe Douglas Adams was one of the greatest writers of all time. “Close with a quote, someone else has already said it best… So if you can’t top it… Steal from them, and go out strong” Edward Furlong, American History X
Take it away Douglas... "It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"
"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"
"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."
Ford shrugged again.
"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happenned to them," he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."
"But that's terrible," said Arthur. Douglas Adams... Rest In peace. myspace.com/thatfooldave if you ever feel like listening to my playlist, or pretending to be my friend.
Gender neutral single parent incomes. Electric motorcycles for commuters. Portable solar conentration. Wind amplification. An educational approach to religion... And, human dignity.
Gender neutral single parent incomes are the civil rights issue of our generation. In the 1950's the average white man could provide for a family of four, by working 40-60 hours a week. 60 years later, almost no one can provide for a family of four on a single income. This is simply unacceptable. Every man woman or child on the planet deserves to be able to choose between two equally important roles in human society, provider, and educator. One man, or woman, whichever is more skilled in the workforce, should be able to go to work every day, and earn enough money, for their wife or husband, to be able to stay at home and cook a delicious dinner, or take the kids to a museum or art gallery after school. We need someone to stay at home and raise our children... They're going to understand nuclear secrets by the time they are twelve, someone needs to make them like people, and embrace culture or we're all going to die.
Anything... I love to talk. My marketing firm also does consulting, so if you're in need of business advice feel free to contact me. You pay me what you think my advice was worth.
Physical activities. I'm a bit of a curmudgeon, and I seem lazy on the surface, but I really love to climb, cliff dive, and hike, and I'm a pretty decent basketball, tennis, and football player.
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