Sunday, August 15, 2010


Sometimes it just baffles me how badly wrong we can be. People get so hung up on stupid separators like nationality, race, religion, blah blah blah. So some Muslims want to build a Community Center near "Ground Zero."

People say they oppose this because it's an insult to the fallen.

I think people have just forgotten what the word COMMUNITY means... or perhaps they never knew. I myself forget that we are born into a world where there is no community. The ways of nature have been removed from our collective consciousness. I had an interesting talk with Tricia a couple of weeks ago about how different humanity looks now, in terms of evolution, when compared to itself before the advent of surplus agriculture. She said that the differences would be negligible, but I don't think I can agree with that. Because something is clearly fucked up; the world is burning down, and we set the fire and continue to fan the flames. We've changed; we seem to be born with an innate acceptance of civilization, and an uncanny ability to tune out the destruction and devastation that it wreaks upon the natural world. We think that "humanity" and "nature" are opposed.

Maybe for good reason, I suppose. Maybe humans really aren't a part of nature anymore. Maybe we've let ourselves go.

Fuck ground zero. It's better where it is. I'm sorry those people died, and when I say "those people," I mean the people that were in the buildings as well as those that flew the planes. Ward Churchill was right in a sense, that chickens were coming home to roost. But they weren't America's chickens. They were civilization's chickens.

And it was likely only the beginning.


  1. I couldn't care less about GZ either, but I do recognize that those who want to build the mosque in question are guilty of blatant nipple-twisting. They know what they're up to.

    If you're interested in learning more about man's (self-imposed) separation from nature, I highly recommend the following book:

  2. I know what you mean. I think a lot of social problems could be solved by making society more community driven. I think there are a lot of people who agree with you on that as well, but I think that we're all so evenly dispersed around the world and most people are too satisfied, or too preoccupied pretending to be satisfied so as to fit in that no constructive change will ever really happen. I often feel sad that we seem to have drifted so far from nature and so far from using our intuition to find what really makes us happy. I find it even more bizarre that I'm a minority in thinking this.

    Great blog by the way. I enjoy reading your musings.

  3. Thanks for reading; I appreciate the feedback.