Humans

Jul. 25th, 2009 09:39 am
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This was terribly hard to read:

http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_political/3655941.html

In spite of what you might think, it is possible to be a bleeding heart, pro-"socialist" liberal ("socialist" like socialized libraries, socialized post offices, and yes, socialized health care) and harbor a deep, abiding fear and mistrust of government entities. Particularly the entities concerning law "enforcement," "protection" and "justice." I know those quotation marks must be grating, but they're there for a reason. I regard the military and law enforcement as necessary evils. To me, those are the socialized programs that need to be carefully monitored, limited and controlled. There's a paradox in there somewhere, but I can't even think clearly about this stuff right now. There is nothing that stirs up more blind, impotent rage in me than the utter powerlessness of the individual against the machine of institutional "justice."

On the other hand, humans are capable of beautiful things. Check out the Chinese deaf dance team:



The part at about 2:20 gave me chills. And it is kinda cosmic that this video came up on a random ramble through YouTube as I was pontificating human suffering, because the subject of the dance is Quan Yin, the goddess of mercy and compassion, who helps those who are suffering.

Also, see this charming comment from another YouTube video of the same deaf dancers:

i never can saw this performance alive
by tv or web
but china
give us the best´╗┐
through
the chinese lider,
chinese goverment,
chinese people,
and china
have more gifts
to share world wide
just in the perfect time

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