Feeble, Fragile Minds

“Surrealism  had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind  wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.” John Lennon What is real? What is perception? What is valid? What is void? What is reality? What is surreal? Is it true that the most insane are the most enlightened? I would have to agree with Einstein. Doing the same thing over and over again is the simplest form of insanity. Yet, most of us fall victim to that very notion. Wake up. Scratch. Piss on the floor. Piss in the toilet. Wipe up piss. Scratch. Shower. Scratch. Brush teeth. Drink coffee. Go to work. Come home. Scratch. Eat dinner. Scratch. Drink cocktail. Go to bed. Scratch. Nothing changes, except maybe the frequency of scratches and urination. Same result. Same outcome. We’re insane. We’re losing it. I’m not complaining, mind you. I am merely pointing out the fact that insanity is a human invention. Much like most things on this planet, humans invent something to explain away mystery and ignorance. Religion, history, medicine, science, math, etc… All invented by humans to explain away phenomena and other occurrences that their feeble, fragile minds could not fathom. So, what makes a sane man diagnosing an insane man, the definition of sanity? Why does he get to make that determination? The insane man may have the key to the universe, but since he thinks differently than the sane man, he is locked away and mocked. He is different. We must oppress anyone different from us. Than the normal ones. The normal ones make all the rules. The normal ones make up religion. The normal ones make...

Slight Glimmer of Hope

“There’s  a huge cost in being bipartisan, a tradition started by Newt Gingrich when he  took over the House in 1994 and has continued forward, that you dare not vote  against the Republican Party even if you’re voting against your own initiatives  and your own interests.” – Gwen Moore A trend that has continued, hopefully peaking in 2010. We saw a slight glimmer of hope last week when Jeff Garlin thanked Barack Obama for the support the administration showed to those in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the area. Oh, I’m sorry. I meant to write Chris Christie. Honest mistake. Jeff is much thinner and quite a bit less angry. Even so, are we turning the page to a society that can focus less on he said she said, and one that is working together for the common good of one of the greatest nations today? Tomorrow the polls open at 6:00 AM locally. When I pull into the station, I will be voting against the majority at that particular station. However, I will not be berating everyone that comes out and, in turn, I hope they give me the same pleasantries. Regardless of how you are voting, please do everyone a favor and leave it at that. A private moment, between you and a machine. HAL and Dave in perfect harmony. Vote with your heart tomorrow. Don’t vote because talking heads are scaring you with doomsday scenarios. First off, if you believe in those, you may as well stay home tomorrow as the Mayans were too lazy to create another calendar. America is resilient. We have survived civil war, class war, civil liberty atrocities, a great depression, a great recession, a great war...