Saturday, November 18, 2017

Eating Yourself To Stay Alive...

That’s what politics really is, at the end of the day. Because that’s what compromise is.

There is nothing more self-destructive than compromising. It drives men over the edge and they end up miserable bastards at best, and insane at worst.

Which, if you think about it, is what is happening in Murica today. From Hollywood to D.C. to your very own neck of the woods, decades of compromise have reached the breaking point and the insanity of it all is leading people to rip each other apart.

This all starts with the suppression of instinct -of gut reaction. Man is also an animal. He acts and reacts to his needs and to obstacles. That’s it. That’s life. Acting and reacting to needs and obstacles.

But once you stop that, and begin to intellectualize or moralize acting and reacting you inevitably substitute them with ‘give and take’. You go from, “I need food, must get food -got food” to “if I work his fields he’ll  give me food in return”.

It doesn’t take much of a leap to see how extravagance will soon follow. Now your thinking, “I got a hamburger for working his field. If I cut his firewood I bet I could get some cake too.”

You don’t need cake. But once you’ve started down the ‘give and take’ path, you’ll end up doing a lot of giving for things you don’t really need. And to get them you’ll do a lot of compromising.

This is politics.  Wants over needs.

And to satiate your wants you will compromise your every instinct to the contrary. You’ll eat your own arm to keep your foot happy, so to speak.

You can stop this anytime you want, though.

You don't need to "dialogue" or "work things out" or any other such extravagance. Just recognize what you need, and leave it at that.

And always trust your instinct. Always go with your gut reaction. And never, ever regret it. Never reflect on an instinctive action or reaction. Don't exploit your own nature. That too is insanity.