“Right now I am weak. Powerless. You inflict suffering on me because you are strong enough to do so. Your actions prove the truth of what I believe.” – Darth Bane
The above line was from a passage in the Darth Bane trilogy of books. SPOILER ALERT. He gets out of the situation, but at a later time meets the woman who had him captive, the daughter of a healer that he had used once, seeking revenge for her fathers death at the hands of Bane’s apprentice Darth Zannah. He tells her in this meeting that he understood her reasons and that had it been his decision and not that of his apprentice he never would have murdered her father, because he had helped him at one point in time. He offers to let the woman go, at this point he is not drugged and helpless he is very much at his peak and armed at that. He offers to let let her walk if she accepts what he just told her and never again seek to come after him. She of course refuses and rather than have to deal with her later he cuts her down on the spot and walks away. Darth Sidious was a politician, Darth Bane was a warrior and his personal code made him a far more balanced, sensible, and honorable Sith than the emperor of later times who encouraged slaughter, slavery of alien races and cowardly tactics, as he killed his master not through conflict, but rather in his sleep.
Thus we come to the OPEN INVITATION. LIGHT against DARK . BALANCE is what a REAL SITH upholds. This does not mean that there are not people out there better at somethings than others and blah blah blah. People in my estimation have a bad habit of either focusing too much on their blessings or focusing too much on their problems. I use to work scanning medical records into an electronic system. All my co workers ever did was bitch. There were the preppers who made sure things were in proper order to be scanned, the scanners who scanned it in and the indexers who were kind of like quality control. The preppers wanted to cry because they did not make what the indexers made but they were also generally the first ones to leave for the evening because when there was nothing left to prep and this made them happy, there was no reason for them to be there. same with scanning. Once my job was done, what the Hell was I going to do just sitting around? The Indexers always cried because they were the last to leave and they put in more hours because of it, but it was more hours at a higher pay rate than the rest of us. See where I am going with this? Everything has checks and balances, pros and cons. If the prepper wanted more money they could push to get the indexers job and many did,but if you aim to have that job don’t piss over the greater responsibility that comes with that higher pay grade. LOGIC.
If you have read the entries that made up “The Diary of a Vagabond King” you would know from some of the back and forth exchanges in the comments of some of my posts that I love a good debate and as hard as I will fight to make my point, when outwitted or shown a perspective that I had not thought about prior to I will concede the point. Only a fool does not accept new knowledge when it is presented to them. I don’t have the problem with POSITIVITY. I have the problem with blind devotion to an ideal that would make one judge me for mine when they can not even define their own clearly.
A doctor walks out of an operating room and announces that they have successfully separated conjoined twins. Everybody who hears this claps and talks about how these people’s lives were “saved” with the miracle of modern science and the skills of that doctor….And then one person in the back says That doctor did not save anything, all they did was put an over sized Band-Aid on a boo boo. Well now everyone looks at the person who said that as though they are a diseased exile, even though in the strictest sense this person is right because the concept of “Saving” lives is ridiculous when Death as an inevitability is a universally accepted fact, even among those who claimed the doctor did just that and “saved” lives. Oh my God that’s just such a negative thing to say, maybe, but it’s TRUE. Now there is one person with a “NEGATIVE” perspective and 30 with the idea that this doctor did what is truly impossible. But among the thirty, one stands up and says. “That’s true, the doctor did not save their lives, what the doctor did was make sure that the two have a chance to live a life with improved quality than they might have had before.” This, the “NEGATIVE” person might agree with because it makes sense. But the other 29 “POSITIVE” people were merely content to judge a view that was not theirs. How POSITIVE is that really?My problem with Care Bears is not in what they believe it is the fact that without even realizing it because they are “POSITIVE” they are essentially TYRANTS with their beliefs.
Some will cry HONESTY, and then preach Manners, as a way to sugar coat the effects of someones actions that are damaging. Yeah How dare I show a lack of sympathy for those who show none themselves towards others and Wave the banner of HONESTY against a LIE that says what they did had no ill effect? How dare I meet ASSUMPTION of my purpose, with ANALYSIS of yours, when in a clash of Judgment against Judgement I aim to be the one who makes the most sense? Often what I find is that when I fire back with LOGIC, the opposing side breaks down into flinging petty insults. I get it. It’s easier to blindly follow an idea than it is to share the burden of being wrong. That is after all what those who oppose me are saying….that I am wrong. It only becomes an issue when I point out how much like me they really are. I extend and promote open forum. I will fight tooth and nail to make my point but when I am wrong I accept that as well, the thing is DON’T TELL ME I’M WRONG, tell me why you believe I am. You might have an effect. Don’t hit me with ASSUMPTIONS and then expect to be offered the RESPECT of an equal, because that is clearly nothing you have SHOWN me. and we get what we give, in all cases, be it HEART, EFFORT, RESPECT, SHIT. If you want me to RESPECT your POINT OF VIEW do not tell me I am WRONG and then be EVASIVE about the points I argue in your response, because that tells me, on some damn level you know I am RIGHT and you just don’t WANT to admit it. One of my favorite comments to a post I wrote long ago was. “YOU’RE AN IDIOT. YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY THAT WE WANT TO HEAR.”…..Really? So you what? Just sought out something for the sake of hearing YOURSELF BITCH ABOUT IT? And you want to call ME an IDIOT, that makes perfect sense. Do not tell me to ACCEPT something and then NOT ACCEPT ME because I won’t, because that means YOU are doing the SAME DAMN THING that YOU are telling me I am WRONG for doing because being “POSITIVE” does not mean that the PRINCIPLE of what YOU SAY should not apply as much to you as me. And you what? Have a shiny hat? a magic carpet? Is that what grants you immunity? I don’t buy into my own hype, the hype is just there to get you riled up and expose that the only one really buying into my hype is you. But can you make a REAL argument against me? We all live on this spinning ball of mud and water, the only way we get through that is to either take each other out or get to whatever future there may be together. OPEN YOUR MIND you might be surprised how easy a compromise that keeps things in BALANCE can be made. But have a POINT or else you are just telling me I am wrong while showing me that you haven’t really thought about how it is that you are right, and that tells me that you believe in accordance to the ideas of another you did not question. THAT is WEAKNESS, DO not fault me for having the STRENGTH of my own convictions to justify them with THE REASONS I BELIEVE SO STRONGLY IN THEM. That just makes you JEALOUS.