Manifesto

[This is my space to ramble and contradict myself and to sound more than a little bit crazy.]

Truth is largely the work of human hands.  Truth largely has little to do with us… it’s about things that are bigger than us and came before and after us.  [No contradiction is so  fundamental that it cannot be resolved with the right delusion].  Delusions are entirely the work of human hands.  Reason is everything that we have and will ever have.  Reason is nearly nothing… make us remember a few extra numerals and we pick the chocolate cake over the healthy snack every time.  We are flawed… mostly in our overimagination of ourselves: our competence, our potence, and our agency.   We are our own destiny and destination.

Do I really believe this?  No.  Yes.  Sometimes.  Would it make you feel better if I believe exactly what you want me to believe?  I do.  Yes, I do.  You are happy now.  But I fear you might be wrong–in fact, I’m pretty sure you’re wrong.  I know that you’re wrong because you choose the chocolate cake over the healthy snack every time too… because it’s chocolate… and it’s cake…  and the stories that you tell to justify that are no more or less delusional than mine.

Nothing I have to say here is true, except for the things that are… and to the extent that there is a difference.  So if truth [or what passes for truth] is what you say it is, then you had better say.  Say!

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  1. Larry Danielson
    March 31, 2011 at 10:24 am

    This site is extraordinary, challenging, sometimes disturbing, funny, articulate, intellectually provocative, and I think it should be much more widely read.

  2. Jeannie
    March 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit and deciding to follow. I took a look here and decided to do the same. You are unique and fun from what I’ve seen. It’s nice to meet you!

    • March 2, 2012 at 1:11 am

      Thanks so much for spending some time here, Jeannie. I’m working my way through your site as well.

    • March 2, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Oh, I forgot, my blog is “anonymous” for professional reasons, but my name is Thomas. See you online, Jeannie.

  3. March 7, 2012 at 1:04 am

    How do I follow you on my new account? Don’t see the “follow”?

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