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Warren DeMontague

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Pixels and words aren't the person?

Okay, what is? Gene Wilder the baby? Christopher Hitchens the adolescent? None of us are even the same person from moment to moment.

I know, Death is spooky black stark nothing, and this is supposed to be the great looming threat which drives us all into the warm embrace of the holy church.

Ignoring the fact that the scenery is made of balsawood and you can see the ropes holding up the angels.

But nothing is "nothing". Certainly not nothing. There's no such thing as nothing. So-called "empty space" is teeming with things popping in and out of existence all the time, borrowing time and matter and energy and probability from the randomness, uncertainty and chaos that is the REAL firmament underlying everything.

It's not that I'm not scared of anything, but I'm certainly not scared of nothing, Rug.

(It also may be completely meaningless to try and speak of what is "outside" existence, because by definition there is no outside, but that's a post for a different day)

Gene Wilder - and Christopher Hitchens to boot- the individual, the ego, the organizational system of molecules holding forth for however many decades against the relentless and always victorious forces of entropy? Gone. But where? Back to the nameless, the Tao, the great mother of the ten thousand things which has no name and can never be created or destroyed. That's not Misty-eyed, that IS the stark reality.

At least, that's what I choose to think this week. You think whatever the fuck you want, holmes. Your head, not mine.

How's that, for "preaching"?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Aug 30, 2016, 07:59 AM (1 replies)

He should find more wholesome hobbies. Like, eating at McDonalds.

i hear the McChicken is excellent.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Aug 29, 2016, 08:27 AM (0 replies)

CPR

...you're doing it wrong.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 06:28 AM (1 replies)

Apparently she would do anything for Trump

but she WON'T DO THAT

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 06:57 AM (2 replies)

APPROVES

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 05:46 AM (0 replies)

I know some people have big problems with public nudity, pictures of naked people, and such

but this isn't that big of a deal, to my mind.

Of course artistic interpretation is subjective, but the clear message of this piece is an allusion to "The Emperor Has No Clothes". Trump has fully exposed himself- not his body, but his soul- for the world to see.

This is a statement on that, I think.

The real threat to my mind isn't naked bodies, it's people taking Trump seriously. And if this art causes people to take Trump less seriously, it succeeds. We as Americans SHOULD NOT be taking Trump seriously, and if we are we should ask ourselves why.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Aug 22, 2016, 06:40 PM (1 replies)

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Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Aug 16, 2016, 11:05 PM (1 replies)

I just ****

...is that wrong?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Aug 13, 2016, 05:15 PM (1 replies)

it's not 'sneaking' anything. People get medical benefit from it AND people should be able to

use it recreationally if they're consenting adults.

Medical use laws highlight the ridiculousness of, say, SWAT teams dragging a terminally ill cancer patient off to prison in his wheelchair for smoking a joint. Which happens way too much.

And yes, if a terminally ill cancer patient should be able to decide what to put into his body, so should the rest of us.


But you are correct, the DEA shouldnt make the call, and they wont, anyway (clearly) because they have a vested interest in the status quo.

Unfortunately congress skews heavily and unfairly towards inherent social conservatism, because although the majority of Americans are progressive and liberal on social issues, those people are concentrated highly in certain congressional districts and under-represented by the inherent structure of the US Senate.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 05:14 PM (1 replies)

some people live in perpetual anguish that others somewhere might actually be having a good time.

God, I listen to them, and I think how absolutely miserable their own lives must be, to spend all that time pissed off, banging their tiny clenched fists ineffectually, and fulminating about what is, after all, fairly ordinary and normal human behavior.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 07:01 AM (1 replies)
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