reply to post by SkepticOverlord
Thanks for the info and very well put ...
"Exasperation" is the word I find myself using with increased frequency, and the feeling of such, as it relates to American politics, seems to be a
semi-permanent one these days.
However I do diverge a little with you in terms of the future ...
Not in terms of hope mind you, as hope is just another human concept like fear, easily manipulated and imo mostly useless.
Rather I find comfort in a fundamental "macro" knowing that life gets most violent (emotionally, physically, psychologically, spiritually,
intellectually and existentially) just before major paradigm shifts.
I believe what we are observing is akin to the last throws of a dying star ...
Those stuck and invested in the old paradigm are being dragged kicking and screaming, and their ego will fight to the very end. The current political
atmosphere is just but one manifestation of this. The same thing is happening, though less noticeably, in spiritual and scientific circles.
Perhaps there is little consolation in this awareness, especially because this only the beginning of this paradigm cycle and it WILL get worse before
it gets better.
I chose to look at it as an extraordinary time to be alive, I may not be around in this form to see the dawn but I embrace the opportunity to be a
part of this epoch.
How appropriate that you bring this up today ...
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of en.wikipedia.org...
[edit on 12 Aug 2009 by schrodingers dog]