This is going to become one of my favorite images. Not only do I very often feel like this when discussing the rampant stupidity of this world, I can fully emphasize with this fellow in so many ways.
Lonewolf shared this with me (who else?), where he found it over on Thomas Paine’s Corner, in the “Sentient Like Me” article. I stuck my comments on this article over there and won’t repeat them here.
But going a bit further, I struggle with signs of sentient life among humans, daily. Rampant STUPIDITY abounds everywhere you look in nearly everything you read. I’m not advocating an elitist position here, nor implying that this blog alone is worth reading, there are many excellent sites out there. Read them and learn, they’ll do you in good stead for the rest of your life.
If you have shot your television set yet, I’ll buy the ammo. I’ve probably got the caliber too. That squawk box simply isn’t worth looking at. Your mileage may vary, but it’s nearly 10:00 pm here, that cursed thing hasn’t been on all day.
Ok, how about some educational material? I REALLY DO THINK that the picture above is just incredibly appropriate for these daze and times (send it to all of your friends and enemies) that it’ll be damned hard to improve upon. But here goes:
I’m reading (shssshhhh!!) anarchist literature!!! Why? Because it’s along the lines of what I’ve been advocating here on this blog for some time now. I think many readers realize much like I do that there is little worth salvaging from this present civilization (which is why the picture of above is just so great!) and anarchists are basically saying the same thing. I think they too would appreciate this picture, who wouldn’t?
I don’t much like labels, and hate pretty much all ism’s, and refuse to stick my head in a box or a can and read out loud the label slapped on the outside by a system that doesn’t even much understand itself, but anarchism is an interesting political theory for shaping society.
Anarchism is not chaos as oft supposed, or ‘no civilization’ either, it is the absence of a hierarchical authority structure, in everything. It ties in directly with both natural rights, personal sovereignty and many other moral and social issues.
What is Anarchism?
Modern civilization faces three potentially catastrophic crises: (1) social breakdown, a shorthand term for rising rates of poverty, homelessness, crime, violence, alienation, drug and alcohol abuse, social isolation, political apathy, dehumanization, the deterioration of community structures of self-help and mutual aid, etc.; (2) destruction of the planet’s delicate ecosystems on which all complex forms of life depend; and (3) the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons.
There are many other definitions worth reading on Anarchism found on the link below. What’s important here, is to realize that there is a rather large driving force in our world today to create an anarchist society. The application here for this blog and the themes I hit on so often is how civilizations collapse is going to potentially bring about an anarchist society among the survivors, and therefore, it is worth understanding. Consider it survival preps, knowledge is power.
Anarchism IS possible, someday, as much as anything else is possible. Therefore, for your education and reading pleasure, here are some links which might do you in good stead if you can first survive the coming collapse: An Anarchist FAQ
You will be busy there for weeks. Don’t be fooled, they’ve put a lot of material there.
Hehehehe, that really is a great picture.