fwiw I feel like Japanese curry is a whimsical example of what human creativity can do with a game of cross-cultural telephone.
@maya The one I had was close enough to the experience of curry (A bad curry, but a curry), but then again I haven't tasted a real Japanese curry and I suspect the one I had has been modified for local tastes.
Compare Zugzwang to Despair (May 19th - there's a Kane joke here). The difference between you and the other man is perhaps that he's had your mindset for all of his life, believing the machina would break down in "just a decade - one more year - one more month - any second now..." but all that happened is that he aged and he has convinced himself the system will destroy itself in his lifetime.
In summary -- his conviction that the world is ending is a reflection of his fear of death. The death of "the system" as a reflection of his desire for radical change -- for its death might be slow, but once its dead, drastic measures are unavoidable. Living in a personal apocalypse or personal revolution is a matter of perspective.
... So anyways, how's public transportation like in your city?
@Surenaga, that's really deep. I never expected such an analysis from my rants. Makes me want to rethink what I'm doing with my life right now.
But regarding public transport, it's kind of terrible. I have to walk long distances between stations and stops, and the waiting times are really bad. It would double my commuting time and I would be too tired to do anything else but go to work and sleep.
That better be sarcasm because I take that kind of unearned praise as carte blanche to publish unsolicited musings in comments sections. I'm thankful to my lucky stars that I live in a place with decent public transportation. I'm sorry you have to suffer the ennui of slow asphalt.
I finally added some navigation to this blog. It was a long time coming.
Your most recent post is well put! With regards to the hierarchy of oppression / oppression olympics / what have you, it seems to me to be caused by some people, particularly online, equating being oppressed with somehow being more moral in character. Seems ridiculous to fight over who is the most moral of the world rather than.. idk.. help each other out best we can to dismantle these many oppressive systems ?
I suspect that it has something to do with social media being a gamification of social interaction. When there is an implicit game element, there will be people that will aim for the high score. It just so happens that the current game rules favor outrage and very strange hierarchies.