social contracts for fun and profit

…and just when i thought i couldn’t feel any worse about living here, i looked outside and saw that it was snowing.

In another world, somewhere:

Updated: 2:00 PM CET on November 04, 2003
Observed at Amsterdam, Netherlands
Temperature 55 °F / 13 °C
Humidity 81%
Wind SSW at 13 mph / 20.9 km/h
Ceiling  unlimited

I hate this place, sometimes.

I hate the proximity to modern American culture, media, and ethos.

I hate the seemingly ever-growing number of Canadians who see themselves as enlightened, but can’t be bothered to educate themselves and participate in the betterment of the community.

I hate seeing the things that drive me become co-opted, and perverted. I hate that the underground is constantly being bought, packaged, and sold into irrelevancy. I hate that I cannot do more to change this.

I hate seeing the counter-culture’s growing impotence in the face of international corporate interest. I hate that libertarians evangelize a free market anarcho-capitalist religious crusade and call it non-aggression.

I hate ignorant, closed-minded, sexist men. I hate ignorant, closed-minded, sexist women.

I hate ignorant, closed-minded, sexist transsexuals.

I hate seeing people not listen to other people.

I hate seeing people not try harder.

6 thoughts on “social contracts for fun and profit

  1. I hate the proximity to modern American culture, media, and ethos.

    Ahh but how much of that is a Canadian influence? Saturday Night Live, Jim Carey, Alex Trebeck (sp?), William Shatner, Peter Jennings amonst others. The NBA owes so much to a Canadian also.

    Next week or so I have something to give you actually

  2. i find it was the same sorta thing in norway… i can’t seem to escape the sorta things you mentioned… all you can do is make it better on your own… and make it better for yourself and friends and the likes.

    there really is no escaping… not unless you want to cut yourself off from civilization.

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