Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Sustainable Society Fears Nothing

In the battle of Good vs. Evil, fear is the only enemy, Judgement is the only weapon and Suffering is the inevitable consequence. 

Any individual is capable of understanding this, but can only fully embrace it once having fully committed to pure empathy for the circumstantial plight of their fellow society. 

If we stopped fearing what we don't understand, we may no longer be burdened by the instinct to insecurely judge that what we do not.  Perhaps then our aggression could subside and finally suffering would become just another human lie, that we no longer had to accept as a truth of the human condition.  

Evil is the only lie that stops us from properly fulfilling our responsibility as humans at the top of Earth's food chain. There is no evil in a sustainable society, because fear can only thrive when destruction is considered an option.  A truly sustainable society is one where Humans bear only the responsibility to help nature Create and allow Nature alone, to determine that what is Destroyed.  

If god created Man in his own image, he wouldn't have allowed us to fear him. Rather it seems that Man created God in his own image due to fear of his own mortality and our Environment is paying the price.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Vikings - A Lost Letter to the Editor of Star Tribune from Sex Cruise Scandal - October 14, 2005 - unedited

When reading about the recent escapades of the Vikings, I asked myself, are we really surprised by this behavior? Celebrities have always had an unspoken or sometimes spoken license to do whatever they want, so they usually do it, wouldn't you? Fortunately for celebrities and unfortunately for the media, they don't always get caught. Does this mean celebrities don't use illegal substances, don't hire prostitutes and don't drive drunk? No. In fact, I am guessing it happens much more often than even the National Inquirer can fabricate. However, it is usually done at private parties, in posh VIP lounges or in other exclusive environments where private security guards turn their heads and hired staff keeps their mouths shut.
This wasn't the case on the recent Tonka cruise. I certainly believe that anyone who felt offended on the cruise or was harassed should have a right to some compensation. I also believe any of the Vikings that did it should apologize to those that were offended and harassed. Unfortunately, what I've been overhearing in conversations around the metro area is how stupid the Vikings are and what bad role models they are to engage in such lewd behavior. Well, wake up Minnesota, this is not the first time something like this has happened and it isn't the last. For some of the women out there, it’s too bad you had to see this from your favorite football team. For some of the men, stop judging it. Many of you in the same situation would probably act the same way, especially if you had celebrity status, which in some people’s case, means going to Vegas for the weekend. Please understand, I am not talking to everyone out there- there are plenty of people with their moral conduct still intact. However, I do believe, those that tend to judge the most are the same people that are living vicariously through those they judge. Furthermore, it is from stories like this that it becomes glaringly apparent that too many of us, in some way or another are living vicariously through the rich and famous. Too many people are saying "what were they (the Vikings) thinking", while in their heads thinking, I want to read more, more, more. I'm guessing the next step will be trying to find cruise sex pictures on the internet.

Unfortunately, the more we all continue to eat this incident up, the more media coverage it will get and the more heat our football team is going to take- as if they hadn't already been getting enough for their record this season. But even more importantly, this can't help our chances for a new stadium, which guess what, will effect all of us in a negative way if it goes south, which is where our team may go if we aren't careful.

As for the media on it, I hope the local advertising dollars you are making from this will make up for the ad dollars missed out on if we don't get that stadium built. Bottom line, these are football players not ethics teachers, as much as every idealist want them to be. So support their talents, don't crucify them for their life choices and for the state of Minnesota's sake let this thing pan out in civil suits, not in headlines. Lastly, I believe the Vikings need some advice- Next time don't get caught. The public mob is much more understanding living in a state of ignorance and denial of the private lives of their celebrity "role models".