: Thanks Lark, and for what it's worth, I enjoy your posts also (even when you don't go all the way on animal rights, you crypto-vivisector!).
Cheers comrade, I shoot rats and rabbits too you know. Anyway what do you want you big old liberal member of the democratic party type dude?!(Joke)
: All this blather about my way or the highway reminds me of the anger I feel every time the issue of national health insurance is raised before the U.S. Congress. Instead of analyzing whether this plan will benefit society, the conservatives immediately scream "SOCIALISM!" and refuse to discuss it any further. Really, who gives a damn if it's a socialistic program, as long as it works? If it alleviates the misery of people who lack health insurance (which I believe it would, as well as being more cost-effective than the present system), then doesn't it make sense to do it? It can be satanism, for all I care, as long as it works. That's the problem with people obsessed with dogma: to put it bluntly, they've got their heads so far up their own asses, all they can see are intestines, and so of course, the only answer is: Intestinalism!
Yeah, it's nonsense isnt it? I think in some ways it's got far more to do with the fact that in an age without religion, ideology or anything like that, no kind of code or belief system that people take a lot of comfort not in trying to construct anything but in nihilistic behaviour and thought, it's all about what we're opposed to even if we know absolutely nothing about what it is or how it works.
Anyway, hopefully the day will come when people are standing up and walking out of congresss and parliament shouting 'Capitalism' instead of 'Socialism' or whatever.