why so serious?

So if politics has become no more than a mere epiphenomenon of entertainment, a shadow play of a shadow play, why not go to the source?” Peter Biskind; When Worlds Collide; The Nation (New York); Apr 5, 1999.

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  1. superdave524

    The source? You kidding? No way am I gonna spend time at the North end of a South-bound horse!

  2. col

    SD — a horsey pal explained that “North end of a South-bound horse” means the animal’s hind end … where he could kick you. or crap on you. or just run away. these are all things i think politics do to us.

    i prefer art & entertainment. that’s where i believe the power to change the world resides. self knowledge is the true source, but that’s so hard. we need a combo of both. and to let go of the violence.

    “If we divide into two camps–even into violent and the nonviolent–and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace. We will always blame and condemn those we feel are responsible for wars and social injustice, without recognizing the degree of violence within ourselves. We must work on ourselves and also with those we condemn if we want to have a real impact.”

    -Ayya Khema, “Be An Island”

  3. superdave524

    You got that right, Col. As long as it’s us/them, we’re always attacking people instead of problems.

  4. superdave524

    Col, don’t get all inert on me now.

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