Anekantavada: "...the notion that truth and reality are perceived differently from diverse points of view, and that no single point of view is the complete truth."
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Random Bit from the Internet
This guy, talking about Livonia, "whitest city in America." It's a good piece, and I'd only want to point out that the dude may be right about the binary nature of the comparison being (somewhat) unfair ("cities" being 100,000 people+, the ranks of which Livonia joined in the last census), since it actually may be better than the richer and more gated communities not far from it and all over the Detroit area. (Which is not to say Livonia is not also relatively well-off as a city, it's just no Grosse PointBlank.)
Over the past 10 years, I've become much more aware of the deeper issues, currents, and tendencies around world events. Although things in the belly of the beast appear to be worse than I ever imagined, I nonetheless seem to have circled the Mobius strip of cynicism and still ended up on a different side than I began; for me, cynicism and hope appear to be a sort of Ascension cycle or emotional Ouroboros, as I have returned to the beginning and found hope in my cynicism.
I've staked out this little e-space for debate on subjects of interest to me. Real debate, with listening, rebutting, and actual learning -- instead of just lists of "on the one hand" and "the other hand" we're apparently supposed to add up and award the "truth" to the guy or gal with the most "points" -- is what I'm about here.
So, the purpose of this blog: TELL ME WHERE I'M WRONG. I have some strong opinions, and I want to hear where they don't make sense (and where they do). It's only through dialogue -- dialogue with those we don't always (or even ever) agree with that we can change the world and become all that we're capable of.