Sunday, July 5, 2009

Event Horizon

"These words of inspiration from the years of perspiration from the tired admiration,
for the others let them dream."

I once jumped down a whole flight of stairs, I took one storied leap from two. That was the closest I ever came to falling on behalf of my legs, but it wasn't the last time I jumped into, or away from, something I wasn't ready for. Again because this story isn't over, and it just may never be, to say if one jumped in or out, is to tell a tale that isn't finished.

So lets let it out to see.

There is a quote that gets thrown around a lot in the news, media, public discourse in group settings:

"why do good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people"

First of course you need to define good, and you need to define bad. To spare one of pretentiousness I won't define people, I think that is something we can all agree upon less one is to say if someone is bad, they aren't a person, then I would ask for you to define person-hood.

Anyways, the concept of that which is good is something which betters self, or as collectively in the context of "people", what betters humanity. What furthers humanity's humane existence in a positive manner, positive social reproduction. For one to think selflessly in the context of action, and one to be looking as far ahead as one can see, to look towards the particle horizon.

The particle horizon, the limit of observable space given current time, this refers to the speed of light and its travels, and thus our inherent perception. Unfortunately some don't even bother to look both ways before they cross the street, while others barely gaze far enough to see out whatever windows they have.

And then there are those who have nothing to look forward too, only instead a past they keep reliving.

I consider myself a futurist, looking as far forward as I can, I don't very much enjoy living in the present, I move too fast for it.

Now I am off topic, we shall return to the concept of good and bad. It is hard to delve into this discussion without being a relativist, because when you take the terms out of context you lose their intentionality. What is good for you may be bad for me, in most modern day applications these terms serve only to shed light on side or interpretation of something.

Well being off topic has pretty much left me with little inspiration to finish this post, so instead of going to lengths to prove what I wanted to say, I will instead finish that theoretically good and evil, or good and bad, whatever, they don't exist, instead it is how you interpret or act on what is or is not there. Instead there are lesser degrees of good, I will use a very silly example to exemplify this:

"it is bad to eat mcdonald's fast food"

However what if the food was the only choice for the chooser, one would of course believe this:

"it is bad to starve"

So in the context of this choice we have a lesser degree of that which is good, or that which is bad, badder, baddest.

The worst choice of course would be for the chooser to starve, again this is a hypothetical scenario and not reflective of choice in the real world, as one would hope that an individual has greater control over their food intake, but again look at 3rd world countries in which some people merely live off of Mud and Crisco.

One last more plausible real life example, what if the assassination of Hitler by Stauffenberg had occurred. Sure we have what one would believe a great evil removed however what if the outcome resulted in Himmler's succession, or just complete anarchy in Germany resulting in more suffering and pain for its people. I can't really begin to theorize the outcomes or really talk much historically on the matter because I don't know much about the history of Germany or its politics at this time. But a closer parallel that many Americans might understand, granted in a different context, would be the 2004 American Presidential election.

Many were fearful of the Kerry presidency only out of his lack of experience and the fact that many of the problems caused by the Bush administration, would have been better addressed and solved by the people who cased them in the first place, the Bush administration. After all, a burglar would know best how to protect ones home.

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