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We will never be safe.
« on: May 10, 2017, 09:55:14 pm »
The enemy will always be at the gates. We will always be besieged. This is the life we chose.

If we all wake up tomorrow, that is the most we can hope for.

Morale will always be fragile. We will always be a powderkeg. Everything we do is just to maintain the current state of crisis.

There are no victory conditions.

There will never be enough to go around. We will always be scrambling. We could have been anything we wanted, and we wanted this.

We will never be safe.

We put out fires. We rebuild fortifications. We will never stop paying for our mistakes.

We kiss like it's the end of the world.
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 11:55:19 pm »
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 01:52:43 am »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2017, 03:03:19 am by The Good Reverend Roger »
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 12:51:10 pm »
Huh. I was just blowing up very personal level crisis to overdramatize it, wasn't expecting anyone to go there with it.
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 01:58:00 am »
Huh. I was just blowing up very personal level crisis to overdramatize it, wasn't expecting anyone to go there with it.

All crises are personal, if you think about it.

When the dam breaks, you can't stand there and say "It didn't mean me."
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 02:47:05 am »
Huh. I was just blowing up very personal level crisis to overdramatize it, wasn't expecting anyone to go there with it.

All crises are personal, if you think about it.

When the dam breaks, you can't stand there and say "It didn't mean me."

Right, but I don't know that I'm cool with being accused of channeling the fear of gays marrying and black people existing. There are lots of non-shitty-human ways to end up in full time panic mode.
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 03:02:57 am »
Huh. I was just blowing up very personal level crisis to overdramatize it, wasn't expecting anyone to go there with it.

All crises are personal, if you think about it.

When the dam breaks, you can't stand there and say "It didn't mean me."

Right, but I don't know that I'm cool with being accused of channeling the fear of gays marrying and black people existing. There are lots of non-shitty-human ways to end up in full time panic mode.

What?  That's not what I meant. 

Fuck, never mind.  Erasing.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.

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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 10:08:30 am »
To be fair, Rogers riff was pretty much paraphrasing what went through my head when I read the OP
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 12:06:42 pm »
Huh. I was just blowing up very personal level crisis to overdramatize it, wasn't expecting anyone to go there with it.

All crises are personal, if you think about it.

When the dam breaks, you can't stand there and say "It didn't mean me."

Right, but I don't know that I'm cool with being accused of channeling the fear of gays marrying and black people existing. There are lots of non-shitty-human ways to end up in full time panic mode.

What?  That's not what I meant. 

Fuck, never mind.  Erasing.

Might as well just nuke the thread, I clearly fucked up writing it if everyone's interpreting the way you did.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 12:27:18 pm »
Sounds like whatever personal shit you're going through is a perfect metaphor for something else. Maybe you just never noticed is all?
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Re: We will never be safe.
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2017, 12:59:53 pm »
If it's a perfect metaphor for the existential dread of the worst kinds of people, I'm really okay with deleting it. I'd rather this didn't turn into an exercise in abyss staring.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 12:17:43 am »
I read it as a very dysfunctional relationship. The kind that always seems to be on fire.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”