I never really thought of where my entertainment and products came from when I was little, I was reading Garfield (the Jim Davis creation) and was remembering how I never thought of it as American, I miss that.
The current Federal NDP isn’t socialist enough for my tastes, I still like them, I would just be more extreme.
I suppose that’s why I am not a campaign manager, you can’t just do anything when you are looking for votes.
I really agree that our political culture of mud slinging is wrong. People should be able to disagree on something and not just shout at each other, but actually discuss it in a civilized manner.
And all the sensationalist news picking on issues that aren’t at the heart of political problems being faced is so evil.
Edit: Having said that, Nazis and the like must not be tolerated!
Why is everyone in Canada so obsessed with balancing the budget?
I am probably naïve, but can’t the government just make money to spend.
I really mean obsessed, because to a point I understand it, we don’t want devaluation of the currency and hyper-inflation. But they always talk about it and they don’t really explain why it’s so important.
There are other important issues you know?
Besides, tax the shit out of the wealthy, balance the budget, problem solved.
I have been a bit down on geek culture, but on the other hand I think that it is better than national identity, geekiness can be global, which is awesome.
Also it’s more inclusive than other identities, like being a scientist, a proletariat, of a political affiliation, of a religion, or others.
Fucking Gamergate assholes! We don’t want you here, everybody should be able to geek! I want to clockwork orange Star Trek to them.
I was in a bad mood when I made that post, I don’t usually feel like I am nobody and that I will never achieve anything, besides, my disability has interfered with my ambitions as I have mentioned somewhat.
I’ll try to give myself more of a break, but I think most of us get into bad moods.
I feel like my life never came into focus. I want it to, I feel like I exist beside society, that I am not really a part of it.
The thing is, I really have no idea what to do about it. I just lack that makes people make something of themselves, I have ambitions, but I don’t seem to follow through with them.
Being a drifter/dreamer kinda blows.
I really admire people that are somebody, even if it’s just any worker that helps make life good.
I am upset that German speaking countries aren’t contributing massive amounts of culture and pop-culture to the world, unlike the United States. It makes me jealous.
I suppose a lot of people in various cultures are in that boat though.
I feel that it is one of my strangely conservative traits. I also don’t want to see our culture drowned and replaced. Though I have heralded mono-culture as an agent of peace and stability, I don’t think all distinctness should be lost if possible. Now that computer translation is making huge advances, we might not even need a global language, something I have supported in the past.
I like peace better though, so it takes priority. I just want have my cake and eat it!
And then there is our dismal birthrate…
Get off my lawn!
Edit: Less peaceful these days.
You know what? I feel sorry for the modern first world aristocracy, they are forced into a life of servitude to the state, I know they are well compensated for it, but isn’t this a huge human rights violation?
I mean there is a lot of responsibility now for such leaders. It’s not like the good old days, where being in the aristocracy was basically a free party. I know some of them party, but look at the headlines when that happens, being forced into public life seems awful to me.
The thing I miss most often about living in Vienna is the constant availability of the masses, in Calgary you have to wait for festivals to go to big crowds. Due to Vienna’s comparatively mild winters you can even find crowds in the old inner city in that season.
It feels good to get lost in the crowds and just be a part of humanity in such an obvious manner.
There is also the market and food culture. Though Calgary isn’t entirely lacking in this area, it is not quite the same.
It’s weird to be a market snob, since the elite would never bother with the marketplace. 😀
There are other things I miss, but I am not sure that would be so interesting to list.
The thing I would miss the most about Calgary at this point though is my family, friends & social life.