Tuesday, April 17, 2012
here and now
We've been asked to canvas for the Obama campaign. Yes, we should get off our butts and do something, but I'd rather make phone calls, and that is the other option they gave us. The problem with canvassing is this: I don't want to do a face to face with a bigot, and around here there will be a few. Phone calls are less personal, and I don't have to see their faces. No, I would not represent the best of the Obama campaign if I had to stay professional in the face of willful ignorance.
As I see it, if you want to vote conservative, that's fine, but base your votes on facts, not myths and beliefs. Same goes for voting liberal. Where did I read, though, that the facts have a liberal bias? (grin)
Myths and beliefs. In my view, the two prevalent myths are Christianity and patriotism. There are priceless nuggets of wisdom within those myths, but if you haven't done the work and know how to extract the nuggets from the shitpile...
I'm not sure we know what we are
or what we're doing
but as fate would have it
we're doing what we do in any case
and maybe that's as good as it gets.
the universe will probably not notice our passing
when that time comes
or, instead, we may evolve
but the universe probably will not notice that, either.
I'm ok with all that; it forces me to focus on...now.