Bradbury’s black snake
coiling, settling in my
Eating all of my patience,
It’s yawn pulling my navel,
tearing a hole in my lungs
into my bones in embrace
My soul exhaust slate gray
Brain is three sizes too large,
pressing whim and out of
my waning frame
I am fairly against the state of Israel - for Americans forge alliance, provide weapons and dollars for them to play our centerpiece in a game of conquering the Middle East and the “Brown Man” in question.
It is randomly and consistently irritating that American children aren’t taught World history.
-Yeah, and then people are like “Oh, well that’s winner’s history for you” or “Yeah, but all countries teach history in their favor”, but I don’t know if that’s necessarily true. I don’t know how many countries are in a position to just go around teaching their own accounts of things. Russia? China?
Yeahhh, economically powerful countries that insist on historical amnesia and one-sided propoganda.
-And then there’s a difference between a narrative with a slight bias as opposed to blatantly ignoring important events and associations in order to project/protect a certain image.
I understand national pride or whatever, but I’m in favor of culture over state, and World over this obsession of “Us vs Them”.
-That mentality is ultimately only destructive. Foolish in general but especially now that everything in becoming so interconnected. Countries matter so little. Weird artifact of a pre-techno centric world.
I dunno. Maybe the Western obsession with individualism is ruining everything. Stupid ego.
This obsession with individualism is poison. Not just the mere idea or expression of the individual, but the worship of I.
It allows for hierarchy and self-importance above equality, but is romanticized in such a way that its polar opposite of Hive-mind is slapped upon anything and everything in between.
The idea of actually sacrificing a fraction is spat upon, re-labeled as charity for people to feel good about themselves when they get to choose when and where and to whom to give to.
And THEN there are institutions of dogma ”cranking out individuals” like boyscouts or some shit, and dare to yell about Reds and Hitler as if they’re inseperable.
And i didn’t say that individualism is altogether evil. Taking most things too far is ridiculous and short-sighted, but the worship of the Ego is something that I feel necessitates selfishness and dominance.
I don’t think you can continue far along down the path of Ego and rightfully conclude you do not eventually see I over at least One and do not continue further still to where you feel the need to be above nobody else in a power play.
-like favoring oneself over other is going to lead to you taking advantage of others because you can and because its beneficial to you? all Ayn Rand/Machiavellian?