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Tuesday, October 05, 2004
  A sort of mea culpa

I know there has been a serious lack of posts at this site lately, and I can certainly claim that damage to our home caused part of it - but nowhere close to the absence some of you may have experienced.

Part of it, a major part, is a certain level of boredom. Not boredom with blogging per se, but rather boredom with the subject, especially in the area of pointing out fallacies and corruption within the system, and then allowing myself to be side-tracked with a meaningless election.

Really, it's easy to point out the obvious evil or ineptness, or the combination of evil and ineptness, that has been this administrations record over the past, nearly four years.

And developing major rants against the Bush Administration is too fucking easy.

And they do not address the problem(s) as I see it.

The problems are not just with this administration or the obvious corporate malfeasance, both of which have occurred in abundance, but they are not actually the problem. They are symptoms of something that is far deeper.

And during my surfing across the bloggosphere, I realize that I have been acting as a merely redundant voice.

Anyone can take a NYTimes article or a WaPo editorial, and offer their own insightful opinion. But that opinion is than dependent on the validity of the information source - however many of levels that has passed through.

I can point you to a great commentary by 'whos-it', whose basing their opinion on another 'whos-it', who's basing their opinion on a 'what's-it', but in the end, all credibility is, or should be, derived from the original source.

Sadly, the credibility of the original source is subject to attack from whichever side doesn't like what it hears. These attacks to not attempt to establish validity, rather, they just undermine whatever credibility I might have thought the source had.

In truth, it may be worse than that. My recent lack of commentary may be due to the fact that I believe that arguing whether Kerry or Bush is worse for the country, detracts from the fact that I think our country is already beyound salvaging. Worse still, I don't have any answers.

So, I have been spending much of my time reviewing basic questions. What is truth? How does one 'know' the truth? How many 'truths' can exist simultaneously? If the 'truths' do not agree, well, what is 'truth'?

Actually, this comment to a previous post, which may have been an attempt at humor or may have been an attempt to get me back on track, asked the right questions:
I'm confused.

I think I've read part of this before.

In no particular order, please answer:
What's real?
What's reality?
What's reality tv?

Thanks.
Josh Narins


I, actually have some glib answers to his questions. Well, it turns out, the part that I thought was glib, anyway, would be simply 'incomprehensible'. I liked it...

But it does leave the question open - How do I establish what is real/truth from all of the 'flack' that surrounds it?

Well, it leaves me asking some rather complicated/simple(?) questions to which I lack complicated/simple answers.

I had a lot to say earlier, but I wasn't able to score computer time, and I don't feel like rushing the effort right now, but...Well, no, I won't rush it right now.

Let me just say, I don't care who wins the election because I don't think the real problems with our nation/society will be addressed regardless of wo wins. You might say it will be worse under one or another administration, but if you do, I don't think you grasp the extent of the problems we face. Neither administration can/will address our root problems - hell, I don't even think we...know...

 
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