I read an article about a case about a strip search of a middleschooler by her principle. I’ve read a few responses to a specific Bill O’Reilly sneak attack of a blogger. I read stuff like Womanist Musing that makes my privilege feel like I’m treating it a little carelessly. What if the exploited have a point after all. So I say to you Truth is a Banghole.
Do people just want to know answers so they can play Jeopardy at night or do they actually want to engineer a better tomorrow? People have been pushing social agendas forever. We have democratic authorities, we have religious authorities, we have authorities on specific topics, and we have cops. Democratic authorities are barely representatives by virtue of being progressive sounding examples of the same old rhetoric. We hope with each election that our reps will rise above the fray, but we have very little ability to determine in advance who is capable of the task. After getting a G.W in the office, it is apparent that even when 2 candidates are vetted through our two party system, you can still elect a retard. The whole disaster of his terms wasn’t all his fault. Even if you buy into the inside job idea of 911, other people were cooperating. My point is the whole system failed us during his term. He just also happens to be retarded and I think electing retards is scary.
We have religious authorities and we shouldn’t. Morality is the balance of the individual versus society. Other people are already represented by laws. Individuals should represent themselves. We don’t need some whitewashed soapbox standing homosexual homophobe telling us things should be better. If you’ll settle for a guy with a loud tshirt and a bad haircut, maybe I would be an improvement. Religious leaders will fail us as they have been.
Authorities on specific topics fail us too when we think they have all the answers by virtue of very specific expertise. Prescribing how everybody else should act is a failed mechanism. Our military, our law enforcement, and our espionage fail us too. We count on them and we defer our rights for them and they fail us.
Because they are inherently flawed as are we all. We all have a different variation of a selfish disease which allows us to do mean things to each other. If you lock me up for telling you, you’ll never know what my variation is. We need to acknowledge this disease and work to determine the level of each person’s disorder without penalizing them. This disorder is a mental disorder. It’s a chemical imbalance as a consequence of nature and nurture and imperfect development. Our morals are set unrealistically in place and reality has brought the question of can we attain them without also looking into the root causes of human nature. When incarcerations are more expensive then educations, then we wonder if we can recycle our deviants into productive citizens. But when you demonize harmless differences like sexual orientation, you will never realize the depth of individuality, the extreme diversity of behavior that can result from the small differences in our biological soup.
The truth is a banghole. It’s a teasing us in with the thoughts of acquisition only to disappear the moment we name it. And yet we need it. Authority creates order but it doesn’t because authority changes by becoming authority. And the people being led are not sheep.