Tuesday, April 25, 2006

What difference do you actually make?

In today's 'liberated' societies, the average educated individual tends to thank his/her lucky stars that he/she was fortunate enough to receive a decent education and is 'aware' of the world and its misgivings around him/her. You do tend to think that this alone is a difference - and then you're comfortable with that fact alone. You go on watching independent movies, listening to music that diverts from mainstream radio and you promote teen sex (regardless of your age). And then, whoops, you're dead. Maybe this post-liberation generation wouldn't marry, maybe you'll adopt and have a 'life-partner' or whatever it is, and then die. What difference did you make, even after appearing to have cared about Bush's neo-totalitarianism and the autocracy of radio in bad music? You just applied it to your personality and made friends who had similar personalities. That's fine, it's just that you're not sweating enough. You need to get involved. You need to do some Spork. You need to join this struggle. The Beefpie God told me to tell you this after a horrifying nightmare I received detailing the future of humanity if none of us made a difference. It said that he'd issue directives concerning what we exactly have to do as well, so stay tuned.


Blogger Arun said...

So I've decided to take this to heart. Come tomorrow I shall go out and Spork!

9:49 pm  
Blogger ASH Smyth said...

'To Spork'... it's a verb now? Hm.

Meanwhile, I have never been grateful for my expensive, broad and on-going education, nor ever thanked my lucky stars. All those years have given me is yet more awareness of how much stupidity goes on around me, every day.

That, and some extra furrows on my brow. I am starting to look like an extra from Star Trek. Albeit a really, really GOOD-looking extra.

3:55 am  
Blogger Prophet said...

Well, it can alert you as well. And it's time to use it. Go out there and Spork your way through the world, like Arun - although I don't know how he's going to pull that off. Maybe he's started baking Beefpies in bulk. And good-looking extras in Star Trek are an absolute impossibility. I'd be quite concerned, if I were you.

3:16 pm  
Blogger ASH Smyth said...

I've always been concerned (whence the furrows)... Concerned enough to stay up in the middle of the night talking to your peasy ass, anyway. Nuff said.

4:20 pm  
Blogger Prophet said...

Hmm. So we have proved that being alert and aware and concerned helps the movement. Ash Smythe is proving to be quite an asset to Spork.

7:35 pm  
Blogger ras said...

An interesting point about today’s liberated societies. Here in the little city where I live there’s quite a large hipster movement. A movement with its own fashion, hairstyles, foods, coffee shops, bars, bands, cocktails, beer, bicycles, and of course gossip. All these pursuits are “antisocial”, liberal, or whatever. However, aside from a shitty painting of G.W. with rabbit ears and bloody fangs hanging in the hipster coffee shop, what is this subculture doing to improve things?

I am sorry to admit Prophet that my faith in humanity as humanist is virtually non-existent. But, like Bukowsky I am a fan passion, and passion in life is a fine thing.


3:42 am  
Blogger Prophet said...

It's true that these subcultures, all of them, do little to help even if an integral part of them is to reject and protest against what's going on around them. Our job, Ras, is to get them off their asses.

Passion in life is essential, isn't that what life's all about? Why would you want to be totally devoid of it the whole of your life and then cringe and be tortured on your deathbed by the fact that you never engaged in passion? The aim of Spork, however, is to make this passion available to everyone.

1:26 pm  

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