My personal ideology
After getting some push-back this week, I realized that several of my assumptions may have been false.
For instance, I thought I was helping C99P by posting so much. I thought more content was a good thing.
I didn't realize that some people might resent it. That I was casting too large of a shadow.
I would like to know what the consensus thinks of that.
I could very well be getting on people's nerves. It certainly wouldn't be the first time I have.
The other issue, the one that is most contentious, is that I haven't given up, while many here have.
When I say "given up", I mean that some believe that it is hopeless to try to change the system.
My attitude on this can be broken down into three ideas:
1) Everything on this planet changes eventually. So to believe that the system can't be changed is verifiably false. Otherwise Rome would still be an empire.
I would go so far as to say if you believe that the system is unchangeable puts you into the same category as science deniers.
2) Even if that is right, and the system is too powerful, that is still not a good enough reason not to fight the system. The system is evil and corrupt, and it's a person's moral duty to fight it.
3) Why not try anyway? Most of the best causes in history were hopeless causes. You never know, you might end up having some fun in the effort. Sticking a finger in the eye of the arrogant can be very rewarding.
As for what to do, I don't advocate any one thing because I'm not sure what the best strategy is.
What I do believe is that I support almost anyone who is doing something that the ruling elite disapproves of.
That's why I still support Bernie, eventhough I don't agree with everything he's said.
I support those who are working to change the system from within, and those working outside the system as well.
There is nothing wrong with supporting one method over another, but I think it's arrogant to assume that you know for absolute certainty what method everyone should be doing.
I don't mind people disagreeing with me. I respect anyone who calls bullsh*t on me, as long as they have a rational for their position and spell it out.
I know that I'm full of sh*t sometimes, but I almost never mean anyone harm.