Micah Redding — Christian Transhumanism: faith, technology & the future

Politics, again

I apologize if I offended anyone with my last couple of posts. I wasn't trying to paint a bleak or pessimistic picture; I'm very optimistic about humanity. But I felt the need  to testify to the truth as I see it in this one area.


Nor was I trying to say that all politicians are evil. Doubtless, many have approached politics with the sincere desire to do good.

It's just that I don't believe politicians anymore. The higher you ascend the political tower, the less and less sincere you become. You can tell that the presidential candidates are not honest or sincere people. Or if they are, it's been buried beneath the advice of their political advisors. I would normally not say that about anyone ... but actions speak.

I do believe in working for good in whatever situation you are in. But I also believe that if you're going to be a bull-fighter, you should expect to be gored. Certain things just go together, like politics and corruption.

For what it's worth, Ron Paul and Barak Obama seem to be the most sincere of the candidates.

-Micah Redding

Mike L.:

It sounds to me like you are buying the spin of the Empire. You are being brainwashed with the idea that all politicians are bad so therefore we should all give up and resign to whatever happens. It is the most common trick of Empire. That is exactly what the Empire whats you to believe. It wants you to be numb and powerless. It wants you to disengange and surrender your power. <br/><br/>While you are at it, maybe you can adopt a irrational belief in afterlife or place all hope in superstition. Soak in those opiates designed to numb the masses. That further causes people to disengage and ignore the Empire that is taking your life and destroying your hope.<br/><br/>I would argue that it is our tendancy to disengage and give up our active role in the process that gives the corruption its ability to morph the process to fit its needs.

micah:

I'm not resigning to anything. I'm finding different techniques to use, so that I don't get entangled in a pointless game, and disengage from the real struggle.<br/><br/>The real struggle is not politics. Politics is no different than American Idol, but with guns.<br/><br/>And for the record, I'm holding out for an extremely positive future for this world.