"Therefore he seems to me a very foolish man, and truly wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear."
Alfred The Great
I am determined to define my life, even if it means I must terminate it. I am determined to finally do something that inspires me, even if the results of this pursuit forces me to realize my physiological limits.
I have been involved in fantasy role playing for 16 yrs and find the idea of an online community based around fantasy and imagination to be a fascinating and intruiging prospect that I would like to be a part of.
Wow I have been looking through some of your profiles and I feel like an old man(I have been roleplaying longer than many of you have been alive) I didn't see a one of ya over 20. I have also been reading some of the shit you kids have come up with and about70% of it doesn't give me much hope for the future of our species. I am trying really hard though not to fall into the trap of getting older wich makes it harder and harder to listen to those younger than you, because you think you have seen it all before and you stop listening. So any of you who wish to have an intellectual "Enter The Dragon" with me please do, because that is how you stay sharp and humble.
So as you can guess I have felt the sting of the thorns that many of you have yet to face or are curently facing. I am generally not given to long dramatic poems or self loathing monalogues. I have seen beyond myself and understand how truly insignificant my suffering is, so I don't really get all worked up over "The pain of living" I just try to enjoy it all and laugh at myself and every thing for the retarded comedy it all is. I understand god's sense of humor and it is Irony. Those who don't know me think I am really far gone and those that do know me,know just how far out there I really am.
Some leaders preach peace saying even self defence is wrong, but it does no good for the sheep to preach a diet of grass if the wolves are of a different mind.
The greatest logical paradox ever cherished by man: If god in all of his omnipotence has preordained the fate of every man, then how can he hold us acountable for our actions?
Ok every one this is one of the most beautifull things I have ever read :"What would you think of a man who not only kept an arsenal in his home, but was collecting at enormous financial sacrifice a second arsenal to protect the first one? What would you say if this man so frightened his neighbors that they in turn were colecting weapons to protect themselves from him? What if this man spent ten times as much money on his expensive weapons as he did on his childrens education? What if one of his children criticized his hobby and he called that child a traitor and a bum and disowned him? And he took another child who had obeyed him faithfully and armed that child and sent it out into the world to attack neighbors? What would you say about a man that introduces poisons into the water he drinks and the air he breathes? What if this man is not only feuding with the people on his block but, involves himself in the quarrels of others in distant parts of the city and even in the suburbs? Such a man would clearly be a paranoid schizoprenic, with homicidal tendencies. This is the man that should be on trial, though under our modern, enlightened system of jurisprudence we would attempt to cure and rehabilitate him rather than merely punish. The state is clinically insane as a corporate entity and is absolutely unfit to arrest, try and incarcerate those who disagree with its policies. But I dought that this judgement, though obvious to any man of common sense, quit fits into the rules of our American jurisprudential game. I also rule, therefore, that the right to destroy government property is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and therefore the crime with which these people
are charged is not a crime under the Constitution. Government property belongs to all of the people, and the right of any of the people to express displeasure with their government by destroying government property is precious and shall not be infringed. The state does not exist as a person or thing exists, but is a legal fiction. A fiction is a form of communication. Anything said to be owned by form of communication must also thereby be itself a form of communication.
Robert Anton Wilson
The Golden Apple
The Illuminatas Trilogy
1. People are stupid;given proper motivation almost anyone can be made to believe almost anything. Because people are stupid they will believe a lie because they want it to be true, or they are afraid it might be true.
2. The greatest harm can come from the best intentions;Good intentions, being kind, can encourage the lazy, and motivate sound minds to become indolent. The more help you give, the more help they need. As long as your kindness is open ended they never gain discipline, dignity or self reliance. Your kindness impoverishes thier humanity.
3. Passion rules reason.