reply to post by SaturnFX
I think perhaps the OPs could start on that angle at least. Some may find your philosophy to be tripe and decide not to discuss with you what they
deem as flawed. Some may find your musical taste in trendy pseudo-intellectualist music to be more pomp than talent and decide not to start there.
More pomp than talent? Wow ok ...... well let me add to the list ......of course I didn't add the classic rockers like Zepplin, Hendrix, Doors
.......grew up with that in heavy rotation. Hip Hop? Already did the Golden era with Nas, Wu, Poor Righteous Teachers, etc. Classical ...yeah I love
all the Beethovens and Mozarts but its the same songs over and over. Give me some Phillip Glass and I'm happy.
I did music production for 12 years in studios across the U.S ...I think that would entitle a more well rounded and professional opinion on what's
good versus the average everyday Joe, would it not? Just like I would take a broke car to mechanic or a chipped sword to a blacksmith.....
Bjork is a phenom ......you can tell if you catch a documentary on her or listen to her "a cappella" where the microtonals, coloration, and
intricacies in her voice are truly something magical.
Same thing with The National's latest album. After 20 spins of it, it just has soul, and moves me in a way. Sigur Ros an awesome blend of
Rock/Ambient/Avant Garde .....but it psuedo-intellectual music? HA yeah ok if thats your assumption that Im some kind of hipster yuppie that fancies
themselves an intellectual.
But the truth is, besides some college, I've studied myself in my spare time all sorts of subjects and would rather be undefined by any labels. Give
me ego death, revolution, and absolute truth any day of the week.
Look I agree we all have strengths and weaknesses and I enjoy people just for the sake that they are in the same dilemma as me, this existence. I know
a watchmaker or a master craftsman of some sort will destroy me in their area of expertise. Yes its relative and no I dont think Im better than anyone
Im just saying ....lets put out a bunch of topics like geography, history, philosophy. physics, math, politics, current world events, etc etc....
There is just a TON of idiots and many of them don't even have some kind of mastery or craftsmanship under their belts ...which is fine. Perhaps
there is a purpose behind the zombification of America
You want me to ground this on something? Use google yourself. Its a fact the education level in America is laughable compared to Europe, Asia, etc.
Check statistics yourself. We have youtube videos on average Americans being asked questions that are so simple a 2nd grader knows them, Jay Leno does
skits asking people questions to reveal how dumb they are, and you can check for yourself as well by bringing up conversations and very carefully
testing others to see if there are some who have at least a half a brain
This was coming from direct experience from dealing with alot of people in corporate, payroll, welders, carpenters, accountants, c.e.o's, and
whatever else in between.
The "herd" is ruled by desires, sensory stimulation, and selfishness all of which is programmed into human beings for a purpose!!!!!!!!!!!