Comment: Don't take it personally

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Don't take it personally

Mobs are dangerous things to mess with. As demonstrated here, you never know when they're going to turn on you.

I watched a documentary with Buckminster Fuller the other day, and he was talking about how outdated our language is, how far behind it lags our understanding of science. The example he used was the words "up" and "down." We have had the understanding that the earth is not flat for over 400 years, and yet still we point to the sky and say it is "up," when in fact, it is "out." There is no up and down, only in and out.

When I first heard it, I thought he was nitpicking and it really wasn't that important. But after a while I realized he's right. We're using false labels. And as long as we continue to use false labels, we will continue to fail to see the truth. In fact we will be blinded to the issue at hand.

To say "Obama kills children" is to absolve all the joystick drone operators in the Nevada desert of their responsibility as humans.

Thank you for the courage to stand your ground. We've all seen Ron Paul do it - being in a stadium full of people booing and hissing him. It is one thing to see that map; it is another thing entirely to walk that road. Kudos to you Jay.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts