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|Friday, May 9th, 2003|
Start with postulating a hardwired mental function of cause and effect. Humans have it, dogs and other animals have it, it is the capacity for acquiring learned behavior and using it. This is the "why" of things and the "meaning". We see effects, objects and actions, and look for the cause, who or what did it.
(----What it is? is that another function or a part of this---the defining of something? and is this defining still a part of cause and effect to state an objects usefulness......even names before, like Smith and Cooper, are designations of function...hmmm)
So this then leads to God as the Prime Mover. And then you?re done with the whole subject of God --in that way of thinking.
Tangent: The Fabric of Life Model for the Steps
1- Visualize holding a frayed piece of cloth that represents your life, coming undone with the threads going every-which-way and falling apart in your hands, unable to do anything about it.
2-Thought that this has to, needs to, must be, and can be fixed.
3-Asked for help, became a student, and started taking lessons.
4-Examined the cloth in detail, searching the patterns and looking at the causes and effects which led to its present state.
5-Owned up to our part of the problems; in detail and for the record.
6-Decided, or became willing, not to cling to old behavior, to allow ourselves to change and grow, to abandon denial, to accept guidance and the limitations of our own abilities.
7-We are not in charge of the universe, not capable of creating all that is necessary for a coherent and workable world, ought not to meddle in the Patternmaker?s design. We do have identity and this will make an impact on the whole fabric, but heaven help us, let it be good and right and lovely to behold only as it contributes to the integrity of the whole. Since we cannot see the whole, we desperately desire Your care and aid in not doing harm.
8-Having done the best we can do to limit our own destructive behaviors, we now look to repair as best we may the damage we have already done. Realizing that all cannot be made right, we embrace the need for full disclosure of our part in the tangled threads of the past; not only in our lives, but also those around us who we were supposed to be working with and not against in this great endeavor of life.
9-We shamelessly present ourselves to our peers. This is not meant to "absolve us of our sins" or the like, rather it is meant so that all parties may get on with their lives and introduce some reality into what happened so that future decisions and actions may be based oh honest information and not on deceit or misinformation, doing our best to stop the snowball effect of our former indiscretions. (Discrete means separate, Indiscrete means not separate, or a mixing of things which don?t belong together, e.g. truth and lies, or any unrealities.)
10-Didn?t rest on any supposed laurels gained by doing what we were supposed to do in the first place. All we have done is see where we are, that we are not in charge, nor capable of being so, and submitted to a higher power and hopefully more informed guidance in general.
The Congolese Democratic Rally-Liberation & the Congolese Democratic Rally-National........are eating each other.
Soldiers in the war between the CDR-L and CDR-N, with only an M to keep them apart, are resorting to cannibalism.
Sounds like a new rule for warfare to be added to Will Rogers? conditions that all future warfare should be under Chinese rules -they wouldn?t fight in the rain during WWI- and take place in Portland, Oregon (Rogers said, "they?d rather be shot than wet") . If we now add the Congolese condition that you have to eat whomever you kill, it could go a long way. You couldn?t use nuclear weapons because the bodies would be over-cooked and definitely over-seasoned with radioactivity. Killing from a distance with smart bombs or blanket bombing wouldn?t work because by the time you got to the casualties your picnic would be ruined by the meat going bad, especially in those hot countries. Perhaps it would be okay in the Scandinavian countries or if we ever decide to go after Greenland.
Another point is that instead of sending humanitarian aid after we?ve had a war with folks, we should send it before the hostilities so that they could fatten up and get tender before our soldiers have to kill and eat them. Only the best for our boys in uniform...don?t want them eating anyone all tough and stringy from malnutrition and desperation. Of course if their basics needs were met they might not be doing whatever it was they were doing so that we?d need to go kill them. Maybe there is a flaw in that reasoning.
Anyway, we could save money by letting them fatten their selves up with a Tractors-for-Guns exchange program. Also, there is the cost of bringing in temporary hospitals, housing, and other support facilities when we invade. In the long run, the better option might be to build hospitals, schools (for dissemination of propaganda), and other public service facilities using the very cheap labor and masses of unemployed already there before our Army gets there and has to follow union rules and pay scales.
Of course an Eat Whoever You Kill condition may invite future attacks on the U.S., we being the plumpest, most cared for population in the world. We can prevent this. Since we gave all that aid to Japan and Germany and Europe 50 years ago, isn?t it time to harvest some of the folks in those countries and send it to other countries which might have hostile, carnivorous, intentions toward us. In this way we?d fatten them up and then they would be the targets of other hungry, militaristic nations.
Or we could just ship the Congolese to Iraq with plenty of Sunni BBQ sauce...
Current Mood: amused
Hmmm...I think the Brits got it right about soccer in Iraq but I hear they haven't done diddly with the utilities in Basra.
|Wednesday, April 9th, 2003|