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I am engaged in a battle.
It is an intellectual battle… one that I have been engaged in for at least the past 25 years.
It is a battle of the real against the unreal, of the accepted versus the virtuous, of the valid against the irrational and of the unrepentantly bad against that which would, perchance, ought be good.
This battle takes place inside me every day. It is a battle where questions are never answered, where truths never come riding, radiant over the horizon to dispel falsehoods. It is a battle which requires that one man, atomized and alone, stands firm against an irresistable tide of lies and insanity. When I face this battle, as the one clinging to the bit of solid ground against the tsunami does, it is pure, it is fine and it is enough to just hold on.
When I look around, sometimes, though, I find ones I value cheering the destruction and insanity which rages around me.
And that really bothers me.