Sunday, March 7, 2010

No An Anarchist Is Not The Same Thing As A Libertarian.

I see the oh so clueless libertarians are trying to rip something else off from we anarchists. This time it’s Punk Rock . They seem to think that because the Dead Kennedys went after Jerry Brown when he was governor of California that they were some how com ing from a conservative position. This ignores songs like ‘Moral Majority’ and ‘Stars and Stripes of Corruption’, not exactly Tea Bagger approved stuff. The libertarians always seem to forget that anarchists are opposed to any power elites, liberal, conservative, corporate or government. Libertarian wankers are only opposed to government power were it inconveniences them but are fine with it when it can help them. That is why they will never understand the true spirit of punk.

All You Need To Know About The Economy

I was in the check out line at the local market this afternoon and doing my usual eves dropping. A woman was talking about her daughter who had gotten two degrees in five years at a UC campus while on a full scholarship. Her daughter was now flipping burgers at the local deli. I think that about says it all.

Friday, March 5, 2010

It’s Friday Random Thirteen Time Again

A ramble through the iPod shuffle

Shake A Leg by AC/DC
Always On The Run by Lenny Kravitz
None Of The Above by Duran Duran
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume By The Moody Blues
The Last Wall Of The Castle by Jefferson Airplane
I Dream In Infrared by Queensr├┐che
Again by Alice In Chains
Bummer by Monster Magnet
Ferris Wheel by The Deep Fix
Cure by Metallica
Waiting For 22 by Queensr├┐che
Johnny B. Goode by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles

Random Atheist Thoughts

Theists always seem to think that we atheists reject their particular god because we are angry at it or don’t want to submit to its arbitrary ‘moral’ laws. They never seem to get that we are rejecting all gods and goddesses because we see no real evidence for any of them. The entire elaborate theological structures the theists have built up rest on the twin shaky pillars of various holy texts and ignorance. The holly texts are taken as the True Word Of God because they say they are the True Word Of God, a nice bit of circular reasoning. The ignorance is along the lines of ’I don’t now how this happens therefore a god did it’. As science has advanced that has become an increasingly untenable position. As a result many atheists decided that the concept of god just doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

This s the same reason that most of us don’t bother to refute the oh so sophisticated arguments of theologians, if the basic premise fails so do all the arguments based on it.

Would That It Were That Easy

This Dilbert cartoon offers a counter for incompetence

Would that it were that easy. Unfortunately evil organizations are usually even more incompetent than more benevolent ones. Add greed, pride, anger, and the other seven deadly sins to the naturally rivalries inherent in any human group and you get the sort of factionalism and infighting that can truly screw things up on a grand scale. Read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, the viscous infighting for influence and power contributed greatly to the eventual fall of Nazi Germany.

So I’m afraid the only real defense against incompetence is still intelligence and reason.

I Need Rest

Physically and emotionally I need rest. Natasha most specially needs rest; ze needs time to figure out who ze really is. So in the meantime I will be in boi mode which I have been swinging closer to lately anyway.

If you haven’t already guessed I blew my new appointment with Dr. Maddie off. It just didn’t feel right this time.

So until the Solstice Natasha will be meditating and resting, So who is righting this right now? Just someone who wants to put a smile on your face.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thoughts For A Dying Empire

An occasional series, which I hope, will illuminate the twilight of the American Empire

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.. – Martin Luther King

Yes I am an Anarchist.

I’m Almost A Manic Depressive.

I’m in a better mood this evening in part from watching my friend Alexander Yoo fight to save one of his patients from self-destruction. Dedication like his is always inspiring. Things like that make me think we can get a fully inclusive ENDA passed this year ad thusly save oh so many trans peoples lives. Maybe Martin Luther King was right when he sad ‘Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.’. Just maybe nothing can change the shape of things to come..

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It’s Always Darkest Just Before It Goes Pitch Black

Are you one of those deluded people who believe in progress? The kind that thinks things will always get better and that everything if for a good purpose? Well you are a deluded fool. There is no grand design or purpose for this world. Nothing lasts forever and everything dies eventually. You are NOT the crown of creation or anyone special. In a thousand years or so 99.999% of everyone living today will be totally forgotten. Taken in the proper perspective the human species amounts to nothing and our \only mark on the world will be helping trigger a mass extinction.

Atheist Quote Of A Random Day

A continuing feature of this blog brought to you by just another atheist

The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma – Abraham Lincoln

Monday, March 1, 2010

Thoughts For A Dying Empire

An occasional series, which I hope, will illuminate the twilight of the American Empire

This is an empire which is on the one hand the most powerful empire that ever existed; on the other hand an empire that is crumbling -- an empire that has no future because the rest of the world is alienated and simply because this empire is top-heavy with military commitments, with bases around the world, with the exhaustion of its own resources at home. – Howard Zinn

Yes I am an Anarchist

The Winds Of Limbo

I have been living in Limbo between the cis and trans worlds for so long it’s beginning to feel like home. I have a new appointment with Dr. Maddie Deutsch this Thursday and now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t cancel it. Maybe Limbo is my home now. To walk forever between the worlds not really part of any of them, I wonder f this is such a bad existence? I have, after all always been a misfit of one sort or the other and have always felt the call of the abyss. Or maybe this is my natural cowardice asserting it’s self and I’m just afraid of the changes this could entail in my life. Or on the third hand maybe I just like not fitting in. I do fnd the winds of Limbo comforting in their own way.