Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Israel Conflict

I suppose all of you have been hearing about the severe bombings with Israel and Lebanon. It's hard to keep a Sporkist objective perspective on it - naturally your country should retaliate once it is attacked. Yet who really struck first? Why? These things tend to be overlooked during all the excitement.

However, I did more or less a very objective way of looking at it, from Noam Chomsky. The old philosopher expounded his viewpoint in an interview at this site. Hope you all read it, and please leave your comments on what you think about this conflict.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

On Village Communes


Let's skip ahead to the future a little bit - after the Sporkist Revolution takes place and mankind is liberated from itself, how do we establish order?

Total anarchy and chaos may be desirable and romantic in the tiniest sense, yet that's no way for the human race to go out elegantly. Given that we end mankind's role as the ultimate virus, 'pulling out the plug' as so to speak, where do we go from there? How do we exit gracefully, in an orderly and peaceful manner?

In the 1969 film Easy Rider, the heroes of the movie come across a Hippie village commune, where most of the people have divorced themselves from the city life and have started over, growing their own food, starting families and so on, entirely self-sufficient. Is such a method sustainable? After the Spork Revolution comes, is that the system we are looking at?

Or are there alternatives?

Thoughts?

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Music?


Music has a lot to do in terms of human expression. Ever since the secularisation of music, it has evolved into a giant industry which nearly every single person in the world can relate to. Of course, since money has become very important in this decadent society that Spork strives to save, the role of popular music has become increasingly different, morphing quite out of recognition.

While there are musicians who play in order to exand their possibilites of sound, we also have a lot of corporate, commercial music bent on making money, while at the same time setting the trends of the youth. On the other hand, we have artists who make music to achieve the communication of a message, such as Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, etc.

Religion has, of course, made an entry into modern commercial music, with Satanic and/or Christian Rock Bands and the like.

So what's Spork's official music? Which band spreads our word of sensibility and reform?

In terms of raising awareness in politics among the youth, I suppose we'd like the now defunct Rage Against the Machine. There are undoubtedly hundreds of other protest artists, however... Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols... The list is nearly endless.

What about the other aspects of Spork, in terms of the desire for peace and beauty? Radiohead? Or the curious, strange way the Prophets are guided by a cosmic Beefpie Voice? Primus?

What do you think?