“And once you get rid of the cave… Once you figure out the lie … Once you’re just a human goddam being walking the earth … well, maybe you are a little closer to something that might be a cosmic understanding.” – From “Before the Fall” by Stephen Romano
Politics and religion. The two taboos I try to stay away from.
Why? Because both are polarizing forces.
Either or both (too often they are one in the same), given the abuse and manipulations of stupid, ignorant, and/or evil creatures, is used to extort our ability to think and behave in a civilized manner.
We are turned against each other based on religion, nationality, beliefs, skin color or any of a myriad of differences we all possess.
And folks, we humans are damn good at passing judgment on each other.
All of us are guilty. You are. I am. We all are.
I used to care a lot about the human condition. I even obsessed over it.
At a certain point in my life I realized it was a colossal waste of time. Moreover, it was making me miserable. Like an apocalyptic vision, the best course for me became obvious.
Close the circle to family and a few close friends and hope the world as we knew it does not completely unravel before our time on the planet is over.
I am not remotely interested in your religion or politics.
I am only interested in what my chosen circle does.
Do not preach to me. Do not attempt to impose your beliefs on me. I will only think less of you.
“There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible, as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.” From “Forty Times a Killer” by William W. Johnstone