THIS IS NONSENSE. The environment of a mother’s whom is hardly analogous to the astonishing complexities of the natural universe. Reducing the pursuit of truth and logical empiricism by means of surreptitious simile is hardly a compelling argument for accepting the notion of a mythological, celestial super-intelligence based on irrationality, negligible testimony and iron-age hearsay.
The concept of the afterlife where if one follows all the rules they shall be whisked away to some kind of celestial theme park or never-never land where all shall be well for all eternity -OR- if you should be wicked and ungrateful toward this jealous and cruel deity, you shall be forced to endure an eternity of torture and suffering. Infinite suffering for finite “crimes” against god who remains completely unreachable and only communicates by means of vague symbolism and natural disasters, not by any means of intelligible communication.. This is madness. It is the hopes and dreams of an individual begging to be a slave and if by no other other means than an imaginary projection of an authoritarian dictator from which there can be no escape.
As it pertains to the necessity for the discontinuation of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and the defense and faciliatation of Due Process in the trial of PFC Bradley Manning:
As Americans we should all strive to extend our own rights and liberties to ALL individuals whom we deem suspect of guilt regardless of nationality or origin of birth. We must be better than those who wish to surreptitiously divide humanity into the haves and the have nots through perversions of justice. These artisans of inequity are homegrown enemies of democracy. One must always be vigilant to remember that every war is fought on two fronts: on the battlefeild and in society. It is as important to fight with courage in the face of adversity as it is to use that same courage in defending our hearts from cold indifference and amorality. Our highest allegiance shall always be toward the defense and facilitation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Rich people are not the job creators. Jobs are created to answer for a demand generated by the market. It ties in with the fundamental economic principle of supply and demand. The demand, in this case, would be a market/public that has the resources to seek products they need and desire. Providing incentives for the business owners to hire people without stoking the fire of market demand will leave you with minimal recovery. The only way to achieve this is to structure taxes and regulations to serve the advancement of the prosperity in the majority demographic of the American economy; the middle class.
It is precisely this economic principle that guides my advocacy of payroll tax cuts and increasing income tax rates on individuals making over $1 million per year. This tax rate will not concern assets and/or gross wealth, but specifically income generated within a given fiscal year. Insuring against the consolidation of wealth will serve as an integral part in preventing economic stagnation.
I’m not going to be able to remember all the things I should improve upon, but I’m going to try and list a few things.
1. Get back into juicing up fruits and veggies every day.
2. Start keeping a weekly journal (perhaps on here…)
3. Get back into working out. (I’ve gained back some of the weight I had been losing up until about the middle of december).
4. Get more familiar with advancing technology. It sounds bizarre, but I feel like I’ve been slipping in the last year or so. I’ve been missing out on a lot of useful shit. I’d been taking this noble stand against most new concepts in that they have made our lives so impulsive and simplified to where we act like everything sucks if it doesn’t immediately gratify. I feel like technology has become more and more antagonistic toward generating life-skills and is to blame for a lot of our stunted personal development. Patience is human quality that is vanishing in a lot of people. A lot of people don’t even read books anymore. A lot of people don’t even have the patience to finish a book after only a few pages. I don’t know many people who bother to memorize phone numbers because they just have them on a phone. Technology makes life easier, but it atrophies a lot of kick ass skills that come in handy. In a lot of ways I’m still keeping an eye on it. I don’t want to become a button pushing idiot without a purpose.
I will keep adding to this list, i know it.
This article really hits home for me. I find it so refreshing when I hear people talk out of turn and really stop someone when the are indefensibly full of shit. I’ve found myself in all too many debates where I allow the other person to finish a long winded argument which conveniently obscures the matter at hand. I am too polite most of the time and I need to unlearn that trained behavior when confronting slippery people. Minding your manners can only get you so far sometimes.