It is not the most comforting position to be cast within to see a brand of truth that is inconvenient to the times. How does one pick up their notions to begin with anyway and worse yet, come to really trust in their veracity to the point that they are willing to continually re-evaluate them? The worst part is when the old Journalistic maxim of finding three reliable independent overlapping accounts or more, much more, lead one to adapt a particular viewpoint that sends them paddling down the wrong end of the stream. Being ‘right’ or close to same is a bitch. So what am I claiming? Bragging rights to believe in within an artificial world constructed from consensus based conclusions that draw their strength primarily from the currency of popularity? Or simply nothing . . .!
I don’t believe any of it!
I don’t believe that people who claim to be avowed Socialists can ever being doing more than occasionally tooting their horns from the windows of their luxury condos. I don’t believe that the evil corporations are somehow completely divorced from those who so vehemently disavow their monopolistic practices when they lounge about at the latest gallery opening in their custom store bought designer clothes. I don’t believe that the very people who are so obviously are in love with the type of ‘good life’ that money and connection can buy would seriously jeopardize their stock options by flipping the bird at the next untelevised protest against ‘big Pharma’. Nor would they ever think to publicly cast an eye askance a the lack of transparency of their god incarnate on earth, Mr. O.B as he reneges on every campaign promise that he makes. There are a lot of things almost never ending!
I don’t believe . . .
What I do believe in is that a bunch of hypocrites are soon to begin to anti up for their self-serving solipsism’s in allowing their support to go to politicians and outside foreign countries that claim fraternity. But then work hard throughout the day and night to usurp the most fundamental pillars of the rule of law that this nation has rightly or wrongly struggled to preserve. I don’t believe that ‘we’ can go on any longer playing ‘nice nice’ at parties pouring out gourmet wine in each other’s glasses on the edge of a real ghetto full of a low life underclass whose scrubbier ill educated members would be immediately arrested if they ventured too far north into the gated communities that these party goers live in. Or would certainly be given a second glance if they crashed this party. Except perhaps a suspicious fearful one from the corner of an eye watching their artfully beaded purses to make sure that they don’t get pilfered. I don’t want to hear about Bob Avakian or any other old Commie warhorses when I see the level of damage currently being done by Wall Street funded political minorities trying to intimidate the rest of ‘us’ into a form of belief that is an anathema to our majority’s belief systems. I don’t want to see anymore old couples thrown in the street because they lost their mortgage and their social security won’t cover heating bills and enough food to eat from the same monthly check. I don’t believe we need to attack another sovereign nation that has different beliefs just because our ‘biggest allies’ want to benefit from it but can’t step up to the plate and do the dirty work themselves. There is so much I don’t believe in!
I guess that makes me an infidel, the preferred term for a non-believer.
The trouble is that I do read history, frequently, online, and in dusty old books published in different generations and too often take the liberty to draw my own conclusions. The trouble is that many others are beginning to do the same thing and no longer believing in the artful deceitful streams of technologically driven bullshit. And that spells real trouble alright!