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Mar 19, 2008



This week Lando and I are discussing the increasingly thin material that constitutes the truth in this day and age. With the advent of blogging, Wikipedia, and the amazingly malleable nature of all web content is it any wonder that the concept of fact is losing all meaning in our world? And the situation in the real world is getting just as dicey, with reporters dropping to their knees ready to abandon all honor before the beauty of the Mighty Ratings. Can there even exist words like 'fact' or 'truth' when things seem to be true one day and a hazy memory the next?

Where The Wild Things Are clip

Opening Music: "Fire In The Sky" by Dave London
Closing Music: "ET" by Peplab


ben
eleven and a half years ago

every time you guys said \'rez-nor\' I could not help but think of this
REZNOR

Crescendo
eleven and a half years ago

I agree with your final points.

If you want to save humanity, the environment, the world, or whatever, you either need to trick everyone, or play into humanity\'s greed and desire to fuck the other guy by making it economically advantageous to be green and sustainable. (In a real world scenario it would probably be some combination of the two, with the masses being indoctrinated into some form of green ideology, while the elites continue to make their money in a new green economy that\'s only been embraced because there are no easy resources left and the traditional means of fucking each other are no longer economically viable.)

In my opinion there\'s no such thing as true altruism and the good of the species, even in the face of annihilation. Humanity will still be up to its old tricks – it will always be every man, tribe, or country for itself. No one is above it; the best you can do is to be aware of it.

All one can do is hope that somehow even a modicum of the innate competitiveness of life is harnessed for “good?, whatever that is. Our intelligence – and by extension its best creations such as logic and reason, science, and ethics etc. - is all we have going for us. That said, I don’t think it will be enough.

Crescendo
eleven and a half years ago

Oh fuck it.

Obviously my comment above was meant for the \"Delusions Of Grandeur\" show. I\'m a week behind.

ben
eleven and a half years ago

every time you guys said \'rez-nor\' I could not help but think of this
REZNOR