Good stuff. 🙂 <3
Good stuff. 🙂 <3
The extreme arrogance and hubris that is continuously radiated by characters such as these is due to this: they now realize that they allowed throughout their lifetime the circumstances to exist that brought us to this moment; that they failed in their own eyes to prevent the problems that are before us now; but instead of simply stepping aside, acknowledging the truth, and getting out of the way, leaving it clear for others to do the necessary work, they entrench themselves, embittered, and seek to pretend that the problems couldn’t have been prevented, or that they are not as bad as they seem, or that they are beyond the ability of others to solve, or that they are unsolvable by anyone, or, lastly, that they don’t even exist.
This came up on my computer’s lock screen. Beautiful view!!! Something to look forward to after this catastrophe. It’s somewhere in Argentina. If you want to know *exactly* where ask me and I will tell you. Because I think I made a note of it somewhere. And if you’d like to accompany me on the trip then please leave a comment and we can talk about it! 🙂
This photo strikes me as being a wonderful metaphor for life. If you were to reach one of those peaks it would certainly require a lot of effort, planning, patience, strength, sacrifice, resilience. . . . But along the way is so beautiful. Every step brings a new perspective, revealing things that were hidden before but visible now with your keener eye, higher vantage point. . . .
This kind of stuff is just fascinating to me. 🙂 Imagining the nuts and bolts of what goes into this kind of an experience. I’m sure he’s king of the world as far as he knows (thank you Steely Dan and Yertle the 🐢, 🙂👍💜).
And now I’m having a harder and harder time tagging and categorizing news items related to Herr Drumpf because this really isn’t politics. Politics is the arena in which these decisions are being made but it really isn’t politics is it? It’s lunacy and fascism but it’s basically about changing the rules of the game and stealing things. It’s a crash and grab; is that what it’s called?
I’ll take this perfect opportunity to say how disappointed I am about however one would describe this situation with Colin Kaepernick and Nike.
Yes, selling out is actually a thing. It never went away. And it has always had the same significance.
Pop culture for decades seems to have decidedly and wholeheartedly endorsed selling out, cashing in, etc., making it seem okay or even necessary. Well it’s not. Almost nothing is absolutely necessary.
Everything you do is a vote. Perhaps the most meaningful votes these days involve how you spend your money. When you spend your money on a product or service you are not merely conducting a transaction. You are materially supporting the ability of the entity with which you are conducting commerce to sustain itself.
This movie has stuck in my brain for a looooooooong time. I’ve likely had dreams about it. It has picked at me off and on forever and I don’t completely understand why I am only now getting around to watching it again.
It seems like a very timely story and should be useful to people enduring America in the post-World War II fantasy we’ve propped up for ourselves to play in for a while until it’s time to grow up and get real. And by “real” I mean real ancient Greek civilization, because they knew what time it was. Then the idiot Christians (no offense, Jesus, because you were probably a cool guy yourself) kept pouring water on the Greeks until the entire Earth forgot everything important. But that’s another story!!!
Nihilism, dropping out, loss of direction, square…
I thought this comment was particularly poignant: