Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Gandhi: What Brings Down the World (and What Can Lift it Up)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on June 13, 2012

Gandhi understood the physics of life. What will undo us, and conversely, what can strengthen us.

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

now, i don’t know about you, but i don’t think the primary purpose of your life, of my life and the entirety of the human race’s is just to blindingly consume to support a failing economy and a faulty system. forever and ever until we run out of every resource and fall to the result to blowing each other up to ensure our own survival. i don’t think we’re supposed to sit by either while we continue to use a long outdated system that produces war, poverty, collusion, corruption, ruins our environment and threatens every aspect of our health and does nothing but divide and segregate us. i don’t think how much military equipment we are selling to other countries, how many hydrocarbons we’re burning, how much money is being printed and exchanged, is a good measure of how healthy our society is but i do think i can speak for everyone when i say, we’re sick of this sh-t.

time to mobilize
time to open eyes.
we are… ?
this is real, but we cannot afford to fail
act with, act with persistence
this is real, but we cannot afford to fail
army, establish order
respect me and follow me
f-ck you
we have no respect
and when tomorrow comes
we’re gonna step on your head
woah, woah
calm down, (calm down mate), calm the f-ck down
gandhi mate, remember gandhi (jesus, just remember)
alright, alright i’m fine

see if we keep them silent then they’ll
resort to violence and that’s how we criminalize change

awhhhh, yabba dabba do
understand, we don’t want you rules
who you fooling son, we’ve got all the tools
we need to build a whole new system
to correct these flaws

you’re a communist
you’re a f-cking utopianist
ah here they come, the immersive labels
but they’re attempted fails

cause man, we so far out your comfort zone

we stop, think, begin to revive
we stop, think, begin to revive
we stop, we think, we begin to revive
we begin to revive

crawl out to the frontline
imminent attack for the contact squad
transmit emergency frequencies
better crawl out to the frontline
imminent attack for the contact squad
better crawl out better crawl out better crawl out

oh and the jigsaw starts to build
oh and the jigsaw starts to build

piece
by
piece

open their minds
transmit emergency frequencies
open their minds

transmit emergency frequencies
emergency frequencies
emergency frequencies
emergency frequencies
emergency frequencies

Gandhi Mate, Gandhi by Enter Shikari from A Flash Flood of Colour (2012)

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