There comes a time in everyone's life when you have to reevaluate what you stand for, what you believe in. Just as the Buddha started out a rich man, and then had a nervous breakdown that changed the world, and just as Jesus grew weary of carpentry at 30, and started all manner of hilarity due to the Law of Unintended Consequences, each and every one of us has to periodically review our manner of thinking.
In 2002, I wanted to change the world, or at least a small part of it. By 2006, I just wanted to watch it burn. Nowdays, though, I have decided to enjoy the constant stupidity displayed daily in the news and in my City. There's some really funny shit going on, and sometimes you just can't stop laughing. Obviously, you have to remember TGRR's Law: "Everything is funny when it happens to someone else.", and even Doktor Howl's Collolary: "It's even funny when it happens to you."
There is evil in the world. There is suffering. I can't do a damned thing about it.
There is good in the world. I didn't do it.
There is also evil and good that I find amusing. The actions of the Arizona "government", for example, are both evil and funny, and keep me giggling like a little schoolgirl. Likewise, watching the Hopey-Changey crowd wake up and realize that Obama is just more of the same has filled me with mirth for a couple of years now.
There's also out-and-out nutbaggery that keeps me chortling (Lys, thanks for posting that genius of a Japanese "politician"). And let's not forget Basil, who I believe to be good (at least in intention), nutty, and absolutely hilarious.
And sometimes hilarity is enough. Sometimes, having a good laugh is all that is required for a good day, the kind of day that gets you through the night with minimal use of brain-smashing substances.
In fact, sometimes hilarity is MORE than enough, but we all know that too much is always better than not enough, and if that means I have to bray my laughter in the faces of stupid people, well, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. It even does some good...Jackasses like the Teabaggers don't respond to logic, for example. Ridicule is your only weapon, so don't be afraid or "too polite" to have a good time at their expense.
That is, after all, their function.
Okay for now,