Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cakes of anthropocentrism




Our world is veritably a fascinating place. Our reveries really just poke their fun at it from different perspectives. A single word pinpoints one tiny bent in an infinity of dispositions. A picture captures one angle of an infinity of the slants of a kaleidoscope of scapes. A composition of music isolates one wee moment from the infinite reverberations pulsing our cosmos. Our supreme courts rule on the outcome of such a myriad of possible outcomes of an evolutionary ladder of biological and philosophical possibilities, those poor souls must wet their knickers when they mull the perplexities. It is rumoured that even Sarah Palin once had this fleeting moment of awe at the languor of capitalism from amidst an astonishing variety of egalitarian vistas.

It becomes a burning question in our fascinating world. Shall we simply let the poor starve and the terrorists terrorize, building walls around our neighbourhoods and countries? A few well placed bombs will frustrate those dens of hackers, working so hard to circumvent our superiority. And let them keep those hallucinogens to themselves, we will live in utterly sane complacency. We can fence ourselves off from the primordial escapades of the ignorant outlanders caught up in the ravages of sex and killing and illegal philanthropy while we languish in peaceful oblivion, our hand guns the ultimate tool of a harmonic society. What a brave new version of anthropocentrism it will be!

But, but you may say, you with your flagitious sarcasm. Those terrorists are hell bent on destroying us, they wish to rule the earth with their thwarted conceptualizations of utopia, and those vile drug lords care naught for our sweet children. It is rather us who should rule the world with our omniscient version of utopia and let their sweet children scavenge the dumpsters for crumbs. We have every right to seduce our malls with titillating garments so those ravishing dark eyes of modest immigrants can peek forth and behold the sweet undulations of freedom. We fought our wars of confederacy years ago so our whites and blacks and native Americans could live side by side in unmitigated harmony, and those fanatical lowlifes should have fought their wars years ago too. So now we're just going to bomb the bejeezus out of them all so we can have some peace and quiet on our side of the pond.

The symphonies play on. Tchaikovsky dissolves the curtains between east and west. Mendelssohn crumbles the walls of division. The Archies open barriers of trade and commerce with the Orient. All those undulating reverberations, puissant waves transcending the background rumble of canon fire as capitalism builds the bridge to new worlds, chow mein topped with cherry pie for dessert. The rudiments of fine fiction inspiring religions in a sea of multicultural plurality. The precise legality of a single word in our courts of law empowered by the txtspk of social media, ZOMG. Selfies epitomizing the instant gratification of our modern Rembrandts, those masterful undulations! Politicians carving up our earth with ever more outrageous ways to stifle dissidence by inciting divisiveness. The proof of evolution, this compulsion towards divagation.

But we divagate here. We must stay on our topic by considering in closing the cake. If have it we must then have it we will. It's not all that innocuous for your teeth anyway. I personally propound the many tiered Tower of Babel varieties built on those tiny pier poles so the ants can keep climbing as they purview the pantry. What a veritably fascinating world it is.

(We had 13 hits on the last blog. Got to slow things down a bit.)
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