Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

shhhh... I'm thinking...

...and that's ALWAYS bad news...

I've been thinking about bigots and non-bigots.

Bigots have ossified beliefs and ideas. It goes without saying they never question the "rightness" of their beliefs and ideas. And it follows that therefore they are incapable of any intellectual evolution. They are incapable of learning from their experience. They're stuck, usually and explicably, in ignorance or worse, stupidity.

Non-bigots are capable of reviewing and changing their beliefs and ideas, and thereby, they can deal with issues in a different way now than they might have previously. In other words, they can learn; they can evolve intellectually.

It also stands to reason that we're all, to a greater or lesser degree, bigoted about a number of issues and ideas.

This led me to thinking about blogging. In particular, my own insane style of "let-it-all-hang-out" blogging.

In trying to be a good little non-bigot, my blogging tends to be messy, cathartic, therapeutic, and evolutionary. It also tends to be repetitious. A bunch of key issues or ideas keeps getting brought up, mulled-over, and re-worked, ad infinitum. Each of these issues and ideas is a perpetual "work in progress". None can ever be finished or complete because learning and evolving can never be finished or complete.

This presents some problems for the reader of this style of blog...

The posts are chronologically hierarchal i.e. the latest evolution (version) of the blogger's issues and ideas are at the top of the blog whilst the earlier (and often contradictory) "versions" of the same issues and ideas are buried in the usually unread archives.

But evolution and learning is not so tidy. The latest belief or idea is not necessarily a superior belief or idea. Intellectual evolution and learning is a cybernetic process. It's trial and error. Like a drunk trying to stagger home, erratically. The drunk usually gets home, but his path is not an elegant one.

So, I'm sorry if my posts are repititious and if my latest post is less "correct" than a previous one, but such is the nature of staggering drunkenly towards home...

Using this metaphor of the drunk trying to get home, if you think you are "sober" and you already know the "right" way home, then perhaps instead of secretly snickering at my plight supercilliously, you might like to use the comments facility of this blog to point me in the right direction, otherwise, as the drunk might so eloquently put it, "Fuck you!"


Blogger Ron said...

I think the great thing about blogging is that you can say what you want in any damn way you please and to hell with everyone else.

Now recently an Aussie added comments to his blogroll. Mine reads 'Ron refines the art of mass copying news extracts and doing a brief opinion commentary on them'. Now, I REALLY let that get to me for a week or two. Not that what he says isn't true but it made me feel like dumb and a failure.

I am over that now and don't give a flying fuck what other bloggers (I don't think the blogger was putting me down - it just pushed the wrong button at a down time in my life). I started blogging because I would read an article in the paper or hear something on the radio and I would want to add a comment of mine but there was no where to do it.

I wish I could write the deep and meaningful articles that others do but, at least at the moment, that's not my bag. The only thing that does worry me is sometimes I think I give too much personal info out but later limits what I can say because I don't want to embarrass my family. I am fucked if the govt ever does force us to reveal our names and addresses (they've buckleys with me - the cunts can long me up and throw away the key).

I think I am rambling...

I like your blogging and I've said before it's the first port of call in the mornings - so keep it up (the blog I mean!).

PS You will have noticed I am having no trouble getting into your comments page today.

PPS On previewing this comment, I wish I could write stuff as long on my blog! :-)

March 23, 2005 12:50 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Actually Gerry, I think that you express your views, while similar in thought, in many different ways... more than you give yourself credit for.

March 23, 2005 1:39 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

I think we'll soon be locked up and fitted-up with bogus charges if we say things the Nazis now running this world don't like to hear.

Copying news extracts and commenting on them is a valid and popular style of blogging, Ron. So, if some snarky supercillious armour-plated burrowing mammals maddened by the Darwin wet season have a problem with that, Ron, tell 'em fuck 'em!

They're so far up themselves they don't even link to this blog, so fuck 'em, Ron! Fuck 'em! Fuck em! ;-)

Do your own thing Ron, and tell 'em fuck 'em! Anyway, they're only jealous because they haven't figured out yet how to make their point with fewer words. Literary gnats, the lot of 'em! Fuck 'em!

Those prolix bastards are just a club of intellectoid elitists trying to outdo each other with meretricious dinner-party talk-fest wankery. Chardonnay bloggers, the lot of 'em! Snide sophisticates blogging with plums in their mouths and carrots up their arses, Ron. Fuck 'em! ;-)

Fuck the lot of 'em! We're the True Blue Aussie Bloggers, Ron, you and I!!! Don't worry about them, Ron. Fuck 'em! ;-)

You said "I wish I could write stuff as long on my blog". You can, Ron. But beware, once it's out there, you can't retract it, so you need to either think carefully about what you want the whole world to know about you, or you need to give up giving a shit about what people think about you, including the guvmint.

Personally, I just say "fuck 'em!" But that might not work for you, Ron. It often doesn't work for me either.. And then I go, I go, I go, I just go "fuck 'em!!" :-)

March 23, 2005 1:55 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Jeff, I think that was a compliment, so thanks. :-)

March 23, 2005 2:05 PM  
Blogger the urban fox said...

Ah, I wondered when you were going to slip a quick insult to the reader. You got there in the last sentence. Ha.

Gerry, you've just put your finger on the very nature of what a blog is. I wouldn't worry about yours not being a polished fait accompli. Nobody's is! That's why blogs are a medium all their own. Nobody expects a neat, proof-read, carefully edited book. Blogs are refreshingly spontaneous.

March 24, 2005 12:51 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

fox, fox, fox... Oh I wonder who you are... "slip a quick insult to the reader". Hmmm... Am I that bad? And so predictable? The ogre of the blogosphere...

Blogs? Mine's like my mind - a fucking disaster area. Ground zero.

I couldn't sleep, so I got up (2.10am here) to do a post on the power of words and I found your comment. Perfect.

Thanks for dropping by, fox. You're really good for my fragile ego. (Same goes for all of the readers who leave comments here.)

March 24, 2005 2:15 AM  

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