Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Wolf of Main Street

Continuing the commentary on the Wolf of Wall Street, I too must be ferocious like a wolf in this culture war, but of Main rather than Wall Street. As are my heroes in the conflict, like Robert Reich, Paul Krugman, Alan Grayson, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Randi Rhodes etc. It is truly a continuation of the eternal battle between the good, the bad and the ugly (talk about classic art.) The Lord of the Rings mythology has nothing on this apocalyptic conflagration.*

And no, I do not accept that to be 'integral' one must be trans-partisan. The emerging P2P paradigm is like any other meme, integral or otherwise, that must transcend and replace the prior worldview with its own partisan agenda, aka 'right view.' Include some aspects (or basic structures), sure, but the worldview and moral enactment, no. Even the likes of Buddhism must undergo a new (or at least updated secular) 'right view', like in Batchelor and Panikkar.

* Reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, more classic art. Recall Colonel Kurtz's speech in this post. Reading further in the last link above I came upon Crowley's interpretation of his Lust card, resonant with Kurtz:

"The Love of Liber Legis is always bold, virile, even orgiastic. There is delicacy, but it is the delicacy of strength. Mighty and terrible and glorious as it is, however, it is but the pennon upon the sacred lance of Will, the damascened inscription upon the swords of the Knight-monks of Thelema."

More art that has changed me into the progressive warrior/wolf/monk.

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