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2005-08-06 - 1:30 p.m.

the rape of metaphors


I like this design... I rarely admire designs, persay, but I've discovered that if I ever did a design of my own it would be a pile of scattered papers with mostly legible notes as a background (and the code would have to be written so the notes on the scraps of papers could change at my whim and clicked on as pages of their own, kinda like Rodney's design) and some sort of layering so the current project or whatever is at the surface of my mind might be the highlighted current entry (kind of like Rodney's design)...

now in his last entry, Jay got serious again... the story he told was frustrating... maybe the most frustrating thing is that I see the distinct possibilities that power corrupts anywhere, even in this land of the free... I wonder how many people, women and children especially, were abused today and had thoughts of guilt, as if their abuser had the right, as if they somehow deserved it... and thought about how the police and their friends would react if they told... how disbelief, denial, and disassociation are the primary defense mechanisms most all of us choose in order to survive the challenges and traumas of this life... and how easily so many can sweep bad news under the rug...

so my comment pondered my feelings:

sure, give me chills on an empty stomach... I want to get angry and think it might matter, but I feel so lost and powerless in this world... so I'll write a letter to the president and congress and AI and Canada and Britain and Pakistan and the UN and children's rights organizations and newspapers and TV and what then?... I'll feel like I did something... and try not to think that it probably won't mean a thing... but then, what if everybody did that... then it might actually mean something... so I will write my letters hoping everybody else will too...

maybe it's the inate goodness of the human heart... maybe we do not want to deal with the criminal abuser who's not actually done anything to us directly because we do not like the feeling of hurting or disciplining anyone... we obviously find it challenging to discipline ourselves, just look at the consumption of liquor, cigarette, unhealthy food and habits in this wonderfully enlightened nation we call home (and there are more than a few nations that claim such an ideal)...

when we realize that someone else's problem is not just someone else's problem, but also very much our problem, yours and mine, then we might actually start changing our species in more positive ways...

until then, we'll just keep pretending that living with our head in the sand and our asses and wallets exposed is a safe and good way to live... I mean, it's not like anybody is out there trying to rape you, right?...

CYA takes on a whole new meaning sometimes...

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