I live alone, and I get lonely. The characters on “The Big Bang Theory” are like having ersatzfriends to keep me company.
Even if you can’t be bought, maybe people in your circles can be bought.
I only read bits of the bible. As far as my life goes “Star Trek” was my good book. To mention a few things about me that it inspired me to adapt, would be, humaneness, education, and futurism/progressivism.
Edit: And fighting the good fight.
I realize that something has been stolen from me that is part of a healthy psychological make-up. I have diminished sense of belonging being away from my people. It’s not such a huge deal to deal with, but it’s still bothersome.
Edit: I feel like I have been extracted to be put into a petri dish and analyzed by my captors.
I am a very democratic, very leftist, politically minded person. So it is definitely out of character to believe in Germanic-National movements, that I have mentioned I think are cool. It’s generally the domain of Neo-Nazis, and that’s upsetting for sure.
It’s a struggle, I also like post national-concepts, so I am never at peace with these feelings of greater family/tribe.
I just think it’s so fashionable, I mean many other peoples are all down with tribalism and such, while also being progressive otherwise, it creates a diverse mosaic which can be said to add to the beauty of humanity. It’s just the Germanic predicament to have the Nazis ruin YET ANOTHER thing for us. I mean they ruined our place as scientific and cultural leadership around the globe, though not entirley, our role is greatly diminished. For a geek like me there is little to be geeky about that is Germanic, though I still play the videogame Settlers II, and the board game Settlers of Catan (Go German board games!).
And there is definitely that worry that one might be perceived wrongly as just another Neo-Nazi.
Edit: Germany also has some super-fine trains, and Denmark has Lego.
When I was seventeen I wanted to move back to Austria and claim my citizenship, due to the law I was entitled to Austrian Citizenship before I turned eighteen. But I was dealing with the consulate in Calgary and the application process took so many months that by the time everything was submitted I had turned eighteen.
If I had moved back to Austria (which I did for a while without citizenship a few years later) I would have been drafted into the military or civil service, since Austria has had conscription in place since the founding of the second republic. I was set on joining the military, which my father thought was a good idea. I didn’t start experiencing schizophrenic symptoms until I was twenty, so if I had decided to just do the mandatory service time I would have been in and out before I would have been ejected due to being medically unfit to serve, I was otherwise in fine health at the time, so it is likely they would have taken me.
It’s strange how a few weeks of sending documents back and forth had such influence on what probably would have been a profound change to my entire life.
I was recently able to obtain Austrian citizenship again due to a temporary change in laws, but since I am on disability benefits here in Canada I wouldn’t have qualified.
I think it would be cool to have tiny subdivisions of government. In residential areas, down to the block or similar size. It would revitalize people’s political interest, because it would give them influence where the major players that decide everything seem so far away. It would be cool if your neighbors were all involved in some local policy decisions.
Creating real political communities where you can still know everyone’s face.
I feel like facebook is an attempt at mass data-mining for the cause of counter-terrorism.
That’s right Trump, I’m looking at you!
What’s the next step after that? Untermenschen?
As much as I appreciate calling Trump a loser, like Elizabeth Warren did, I think the word is so degrading to human dignity and the first step down a slippery slope of judging people like race horses.
And of course everyone I disagree with is Hitler, it doesn’t get any more original than that folks.
This is just shameless self serving indulgence for my conscience, but if you go back far enough I am sure every tribe has wronged some other tribe over something.
Just had to be a white guy in the neo-colonial era.
The Dalai Lama is right when he says we should be humans first. I still feel bad though for getting a get out of jail free card from the Dalai Lama for all the shit the white man has been up to.