April 29, 2005

In continuation...

Back to my "Truth" Discussion, or Rant or Whatever you want to call it.

We left off with "Fucking Universal". I see this type of behaviour all the time, and it ticks me off a bit. Someone will have an interesting idea, say scientology for example, and the next thing you know, there are thousands of people who are now taking it as the gospel truth. People see a phenomena such as street crime, and then believe that they can pass anti-gun laws to eliminate the problem. People simply become zealots with whatever thing they happen to have attached themselves to and then try to impart that ideology on everyone they can, directly or indirectly. By coercion if possible, and by force if not. AND PEOPLE BUY INTO IT WILLINGLY MOST OF THE TIME! Makes me want to spit.

I get so frustrated with people wanting to push their ideology off on me all the time. I watch a commercial for a movie, and I'm immediately supposed to "shit myself with glee" that Hollywood has graced me with the privilege of a new film. even when I can almost write the damned script for the movie from the title and the preview. A Mormon shows up on my front porch, and I'm supposed to change my core beliefs at the drop of a Watchtower. Because someone I've never met decides that Guns are scary/bad, I suddenly can't have/carry one.

It's just the amount of ignorance that I see around me. People do things because they don't know any better, rather than doing things for a specific reason and goal. If they do anything for a specific goal, it is generally motivated by moeny, or power (roughly synonymous concepts) to achieve personal gain. I have no problem with folks doing either, as long as they don't try to force me to do something that I do not wish to do in order to attain it.

There's more, but I'm done for tonight.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at April 29, 2005 01:05 AM

Unfortunately, many people don't think for themselves anymore. It's like they have a list of things that trigger negative responses, and if whatever you are giving them doesn't cross that list, you'll get their buy in.

Some people are scared to think for themselves. Or maybe they're not scared, they just haven't ever had to use the critical thinking part of their brain.

I dunno, but I totally get what you are saying here....even after I thought about it ;-)

Posted by: Sissy at April 29, 2005 08:50 AM

The only "truth" you need to know is 42.

That is all.

(I've gone insane with Hitchhikers Joy.

Ignore all posts and comments until further notice.)

Posted by: Sarah the penguin at April 29, 2005 12:12 PM

Pretty quiet around here... should I start worrying yet?

Posted by: Harvey at May 5, 2005 01:07 PM

Yeah - wtf dude?
Write something.
Unless you've been stuffed in the trunk of Tammi's car this whole time...

Posted by: _Jon at May 5, 2005 02:28 PM

Something Dude.

Seriously though, I've been busy, and about half-sick with the flu for the last few days. I was just on paragraph four of my "what I've been up to" update post, and my PC locked up. Yeesh, I get no breaks.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at May 5, 2005 07:20 PM
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