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Archive for May 18th, 2006

Roadbuilding skills

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on May 18, 2006

“The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions…”

Intentions have nothing to do with anything. What we actually do and what we spend effort on has everything to do with everything. I know a lot of people who justify ‘accidently hurting others’ or ‘messing things up’ by saying that they ‘meant well’. As if that changed the fact that they fucked up! You fuck up you take responsibility. Your intentions prior to the fuck up is only interesting when degree of culpability is to be assessed. Then every mitigating circumstance is interesting, both in G-d’s eyes and (should be) in human eyes, but not before and definitely not as an excuse for messing up. Someone was hurt – you take responsibility, whether you meant to hurt or not. That is rule #1 in Human Communication.The other justification for messing up that I hear often is “I was angry”, “I was under a lot of pressure”…Why on earth should another human being pay the price for you not acting responsibly around your feelings BEFORE they reach a point where they pass your physical boundaries? That you didn’t INTEND for whatever happened to happen the way it did doesn’t make it ok, nor does it clear you of responsibility – it only tell us that you don’t hurt others on purpose and therefore presumably is a good person.

G-d says in Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

See what it says? “Let us reason together…” Now that is the Road to Roadbuilding – walking together, reasoning through conflict, share feelings, honestly and without putting things out-side oneself. Only through “reasoning together” can intentions become actions and actions become foundations for compassion and forgiveness. Unless of course you or your opponent are a dog, then a nice bone and a walk in the sun is just fine whatever you have done.


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Human Rights…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on May 18, 2006

It seems to me that where ever I go on the Internet I come upon discussions about Human Rights – what they are, who has them and who doesn’t have them. Frequently the idea comes up that criminals don’t have any Human Rights, not even after they have served their time.Now let’s see, that means President George W. Bush doesn’t have any Human Rights, Nelson Mandela doesn’t have any Human Rights, Hugh Grant, Christian Slater, the English Royal Family, (under the clause of ‘guilt by association’) the Crown Prince of Denmark, Prime Minister Tony Blair…plus the leaders of a dozen countries in the Third World. They all have criminal records, and according to a certain Mind-set they lost their Human Rights the moment they committed what in the eyes of the Law of the land is a crime.

Fascinating isn’t it?

It’s almost as fascinating as the FACT that the country that claims to be the most democratic and greatest advocate of Democracy and Human Rights, in the World is in fact not a Democracy at all, but a Republic and a Police State which routinely denies big chuncks of it’s citizenship the right to vote.Wow. Hitler, at least, had the decency to not pretend to be democratic and for human rights – maybe because he was vegetarian…or possibly because he was one hell of a road-builder…?


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Posted by Henric C. Jensen on May 18, 2006

  1. [n] pushing down; “depression of the space bar on the typewriter
  2. [n] sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
  3. [n] a sunken or depressed geological formation
  4. [n] a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
  5. [n] angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  6. [n] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; “he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud
  7. [n] a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
  8. [n] a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  9. [n] a longterm economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
  10. [n] an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; “a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow

Interesting – 10 different definitions of the word DEPRESSION – covering 3 areas of Human Existence – the physical, the social and the emotional. Imagine that we had no word for all those definitions – I wonder if the Entity DEPRESSION would cease to exist if there were no definition for it?
It’s kind of like the question: If a tree falls in the woods and there is no-one there to hear or see it fall, has it actually fallen? Would People stop being Depressed if there were no definitions for DEPRESSION? Is it the definitions that have created the Entity? If that is the case I vote that we erase all Dictionary entries covering any of these definitions. Yes, that is definitely an area where I would advocate the strongest censorship possible. Depression is the very negation of Life. It should be abolished immidiately as something both invasive and evasive. I wonder if we could get the UN to add an article to the UDHR: Article 31: “All men, women, children and non-humans have the right to live life without being bogged down by or in any of the definitions of DEPRESSION put forward in any dictionary.

Now, that would be an UDHR article everyone could agree to, wouldn’t it?


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