Having completed my move to flatland I am now embraced by space. Walking Her Royal Dogness with a friend's Labradors-in-training (bitches are certainly appropriately named), the snowy-bald endless prairie is a stark contrast to my familiar Yukon boreal mountainness.
I won't prattle on about my moving adventure except to say that flying within Canada is great - polite yet thorough security, +on time+, cool jets, fantastic views, and Aurora was treated like the royalty she is. Kudos to Air North for letting me trade in my new but rather snug cage for a large one, and giving me a break on the overweight charges.
Moving along to the pragmatic realm of blogdom, I am one deeply embarrassed Canuck to learn that the Royal Bank (RBC) is complicit with the most nastily nefarious corporations. Taking on Dow, Coke and the Royal Bank
Obfuscation as manna. Whadd'ya think, we're all freakin' stupid?
Plausible probability is the positive proton to the fluidly dispersed electrons of plausible deniability.
Our only hope Left is to project sense and calmitude, absorb inanity and propaganda as such, and naturally flow with the river that erodes ever deeper into the bedrock of political intransigence.
The deeper that sensibility can dig into the essence of our human souls (hey, all is politics) the closer we can come to our ideal of being a community of communities.
Oh yeah, Mediated obfuscation is our cultural manna. We are lost yet I am here.
Excuse my long absences - I am in geographical transition and should be back to full blogbore (erk) in early March.
Prompted by the Guardian article Religious right fights science for the heart of America, bird on the moon asks a couple of questions that are cutural-logically basic.
Has this country become so small that there is no longer room for independent thought? To which I answer with a large yes and small no. Yes, mega-media informs the knowledge base of a majority of Americans and so precludes alternate attention-prods. No, many academics and otherwise widely attentive people are quite capable of independant thought, but are increasingly incapable of stating those insights without censure.
Must we stunt the analytical minds of children for the zealotry of the parents? This second question has one possible answer upon reflection, and that is an unequivocal yes. The adoption of isms and adherance to ists stunts development of free cognitive association, an essential and distinguishing attribute of creativity. This damns our children to double-bind confusion in all but the most concrete of understandings and efforts and, once set, only the most jackhammer-ish (zen) re-perception can break the mold. Even children of the freest minds will be subject to the dominant Mediated paradigms at some level and so harbor an inner dis-unity that will manifest in some way.
The World's Most Dangerous Idea?