|<< surely it's some kind of illusion, but non-benign? >. i pay keen attention to all pain suffering and misery in this world---there is rabbit now in horror as fax cuts into his body---this is a benign illusion? i can't fathom people that can't empathically realize this planet is scream every 1trillionth of a second.|
Now you tell me why this is benign???
<<i liked the point made in the film that it is our mind and our ego that put labels on experiences and events such as good or bad, when in reality, they just are...for me, this squares with what i see in the universe. someone once made the point that every society sets its own rules and what is illegal and abhorrent in one place (for ex: cannibalism), is a sacred rite in another.>> i am sorry , but i think that belief of his is appallingly---it is like terminal hippies that said, i don't hate Hitler, it was his bag man-- it's just way things are.
i will try to watch the 97 minutes, but i likely will go into Johnny Lydon towards the guy, regards what i see and he sees.
i better show this so you know i did in fact deal with the complacent dead headed in this exact manner.
My fir wife said "heis a rebel", is why she loved me.
i am am 70, and i still am a rebel--i can get firey--- like saying to a Rush L "ditto head" Saying "Rush Limbaugh is a genuinely evil man, absolute scum, a man with no fucking soul, a cancer: a genuine G-d would squash him like a bug---he is just a part of this ugly farce, and you ditto heads are no better." So a person who says well 'that is just the way things are accept it"---we are in absolute oppostion to each other.
This song by Robbie is his MOST recent--so it need be viewed as his view of the world now--when he says "i have NEVER seen anything like this'--he is meaning NOW, right now, and the once young night has turning pitch black.
Why? Because he is profoundly spiritual, he has standards.
But your example about cannibals happens to be right (canibalism existed in all skin shdes by the way--it was practiced in Europe for instance, as recently as the 13th century(during famine--poor people would sell their children to the butcher who's meat was then bought by the rich--that was evil, as opposed Ritual Cannibalism of the tribes that had existence over most the the earth, at one time or another)---but i could right an essay about that--as goes back to an verbal argument Darwin and Wallace had. Wallace, held that he found the cannibals, in significant wayys BETTER than modern man---Wallace was right and Darwin wrong, and Wallace was fiercely anti-racist(and also a socialist--he lived to 92--at least when he died it FRONT PAGE news=="Russell Foster Wallace, dead at 92"--headline in London Times) and Darwin a RANK racist--it is one histories bad events, that Russell Wallace didn't really to want fame---one the horrors of history, maybe 1 in a thousand people know Russell Wallace , a 1 in 2 know the name Darwin---a man who Darwin admitted , if he was such noble a being, Wallace could have laid sole claim for what is now known ONLY as Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
i have just run out of time, btw, do you take your handle from the movie "Navigator"? i left many many many points uaddressed, we are only debating what has been debated since at least the Greeks(VBG:) have a good night Max p.s. 65 you are, yikes.
Is they movie maker out to get a lot of followers, and thus get RICH? Would John Lennon see him as just another Guru going after BUCKS?