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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tao of life, politics style.

Property rights, free markets, capitalism, profit; All of these things are just tools for life (like biology and chemistry are). They are the right ways for humans to relate to one another in the realm of material. They are not the whole story to a full life though. There is also the integration of community, relationships, tradition, love; They are the ways humans relate to one another in spirit (like poetry, art, and music are). Observation, logic, rhetoric, judgment are the bridge between the material and spiritual side.

All are important.
None require force in order to function.
Force actually halts all function.
The only place for force is in defense.
in defense, function is halted as attention is turned to stopping then reversing the corruption.
Mercy is the transition from defensive force to non force
Once the corruption is gone the force stops, mercy is expressed.

The only time force does not corrupt is in the defense of one of the above.

Judgment is being exact in the application of force...or love for that matter. That is why observation, logic, rhetoric are the bridge. They sit between material and spirit. This bridge is reality, it just is.

as much as its tempting for me to pick one color above as the most important part of being human...I really shouldn't. I've learned that when I try to focus on one thing as being THE MOST important I really do lose sight of my true goal. During certain times, one is more important than the other, but none is more important than all, all of the time.

I really think that the truth of life is being shown to us at all times (its got to be right? If not we're fucked), and should be applied to our philosophy and how we choose to govern ourselves. "the truth of life" is like how math was...its hard to discover...but once the rules are gotten, it can be expanded upon. The "truth of life" its even harder than math because its not so simple to prove like 1+1=2. 1+1=2 was only half of it.


because the truth of life is the integration of the two things that seem impossible via a process that is seemingly cold.

like... facts + feelings about those facts via a non contradictory understanding of how they relate to each other equals a human experience.

I've always been so interested how republicans and democrats can argue and never get anywhere...yet both sides really think the other side is dumb or ignorant. In some ways they're right. I've always wanted and hoped that everyone could come together.

I think the coming together is starting in the green above then looking at the red and the blue at the same time and removing ideas that don't fit. This takes courage, honesty, and acceptance. none of which require force. All of which are honors in the life of a human whether everyone knows or no one knows. In that way its true.