Jan 17, 2011
The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right is a rant against the right wing media, blaming the recent bloodshed in Tucson on the outrageously over-heated rhetoric of the likes of Palin, Limbaugh, Coulter, etc. Which is all fine and dandy, until you realize that Jared Lee Loughner was as much left wing as right wing, and you see that there’s something besides wings to this crazy national bird. We’re not all about feathers.
I’ve long felt that the insipid left/right political dichotomy is a one dimensional view that is really only useful to those who have some axe to grind, and lately I’ve appreciated the addition of another axis: the Anarchy/Totalitarianism, north/south view. Usually anarchy is placed in the northern quadrant, and I usually score in the fairly northwest of this political quadrant on tests, so perhaps naturally I live in the Pacific NW.
Maybe political labeling will one day include North/South as well as Left/Right. It would help clarify things, though of course that’s not in the best interest of the labelers, so probably not.
Anarchy = Chaos, while Totalitarianism = Control. Anarchists make little egoic sense, unless one realizes that the anarchist has faith in a certain “trans-ego” totalitarianism. No one jumps without a parachute.
If you’re like me, your jump took you sideways. Up/down, left/right doesn’t really come close to explaining the map of consciousness... there’s another dimension. Call it myth, art, beauty or synchronicity... I don’t know. This "in/out" or Z dimension helps make some sense out of nonsense, and brings order out of chaos. Call it my new world order.
Posted by Michael at 10:49 PM