I admit that when it comes to debating, that I am above average. It has been told to me once that I could sell ice to an Eskimo. My sentiment is always, 'I probably could, but why would I, the eskimos already have ice.'
At the cost of being a strong debater, I have often argued things that were wrong that I believed to be right. I can still be found guilty of that to this day and if nobody argues me when they believe me to be wrong and argues to the point where they can prove me to be wrong... Then I might very well continue arguing what is wrong believing it to be right with only my assurance given to others that I would rather not argue what is wrong. The fact is that I haven't always wanted to argue what is right. I've penned such legalese as a No Ignorance Act and believed that to be the right thing to do at the time and later changed that thought upon reflection. Basically, the premise is that ignorance of the law is no excuse upon breaking the law. If the laws are placed in a public viewing area where you can look them up at any time, then it's upon you, oh conscientious citizen, to be aware of them. However, if nobody makes this known to you and does not make known to you where to look and does not make it easy for you to understand said laws... the brilliance of the bureaucratic mind, the war waged on paper with pens; now one computers with key clickings; then how would you know or understand what it is the law is telling you? And, if you have to look up x amount of corresponding laws and still can't make sense of the particular part of the law you want made clear for you, it becomes even more of a bungled mess. Take into further account the different laws per state, per county, per country where different policies are enforced as law, etc. To me, now, it makes perfect sense why so many remain ignorant, and even more so, willfully ignorant.
Then there's the Official Secrets Act that I remade from what was on the table. Such a piece of legislature I wrote knowing it was wrong and not caring about the wrongness. Basically, a piece of legislature, a law, that allows unknown government agencies to break laws in secret, allowing plausible deniability to elected officials and upholders of the law and anyone who exposes their breakings of the law is by all means a traitor to their country. Which is bullshit. But, at the time I rewrote it, I was in a position to where such a law benefited me in the area it benefited me. I didn't care.
And, realistically it stems down to even such silly arguments over video games. I once argued profusely that certain events belonged to one video game in a series, let's say 'Final Fantasy'. I was arguing that the game in question was Final Fantasy V and another person had to go above and beyond to prove that it was Final Fantasy IV and the entire time, I KNEW that I was right... until they proved me wrong with actual evidence.
These pivotal moments of my life don't fill me with shame, but are pivotal moments of my life that made me want to be right more than I wanted to craft a fragile, eggshell ego.
This is an open debate and I will prove that we are equal.
Einstein stated that every one is a genius but if you were to gauge the intelligence of a fish by its ability to climb a tree, you could then call it retarded, mentally handicapped. Dumb fish, can't climb a farking tree. Can swim upriver, can find its way back to where it was spawned over countless miles and many years of its life, but when it comes to climbing trees... tisk, tisk, little fish.
My forte is words; my strong suit is speech; I can argue and debate and butt heads with the best of the best. This is where I am the fish in the water. Others have different styles of thought, other things to think about, other things that they do and consider and in their comfort zones, when they find their confidence, they, too, are fish in the water. Out of their comfort and confidence zones, they look awkward, can be deemed retarded; and poor beings that look and can be labeled as such for the twisted pleasure of those that torment, because they remain geniuses locked behind visages. Even more so, even when one is in their comfort and confidence zone, if new information comes along that causes them to rethink and restructure everything they've ever known, they stumble, bump their heads and look for all the world at that point as fish out of water trying to climb a tree and in their own zones, no less.
Now, this happens to every single person, every train of thought is good when removed from what is 'evil' what is darkly negative in terms of pessimistic and we have to keep in mind that just because someone labels a dark possibility, that they're not labeling it as such pessimistically or negatively, but because it remains a possibility based in the reality of our world. Every train of thought, whether slow or fast has its place in this world and as much as we argue the better of fast or slow, dark or light, it does become the arguing that the grass is greener on the other side and in combat against each other instead of supporting each other, we all fall down.
Beyond these thoughts are the common thoughts of equality: If you cut us, do we not all bleed? Maybe not rocks; plants to some degree do bleed their own blood, but not planets, not dirt and yet those things must be considered living, too. But, amongst humans, to narrow it down to a field of equality we; as humans; should focus on more, we all bleed the same when cut. For all of our emotions, if you hurt us, we do cry; maybe not for the same things person to person, but find their pivotal points that push the tide of tears and you will see them cry; you can see each of us rage along the same terms; you can see us all sweat in heat, in sickness or fear or in hard work. So, we are together in the blood, sweat and tears that we share; as well as all belonging to the same emotional palette that becomes arrayed differently person by person.
Then the sentiment that each in their own bailiwick can not be bested. On our best days, we each stand undefeated; and on our worst days, each of us lays triumphed over by all.
If you were to ask an illiterate, dyslexic person to argue these facts, would you not make of them for not spelling the words right, not laying them out correctly? If you tried to force someone who wasn't interested in words but were still interested in the same concepts to put into words these thoughts, what could they do? Where would you wind up trying to force someone who would seemingly lose will to live just by being forced to do something they know they can not do; that is not in them to do.
And I would not expect them to do so even if they wanted to or could make themselves or be made to want and to try.
If you want to say that I am above so many others, let me remind you it's because I'm a bridge between gaps. I am a jack of all trades among jacks of all trades, bridging gaps left and right and I am a million different people from one day to the next at midrange between a thousand people on certain days to an unmeasurable amount on others. I could talk math tomorrow for all any of us could foresee. Pull it off a backburner and talk about how the basics of math lays in numbers and yet the complexities of math belongs more to words and what if situations and if this happens then that happens, which builds our programming languages which our coders and hackers use and that these are the building blocks, the rudimentary basics of all of existence.
Or, I could delve into science tomorrow instead of math and bring up our cells and atoms, how our cells of mitochondria and ribosomes, etcetera, beyond sentience, do exhibit strange traits upon being watched, how those are just names we give to those things that people knew of even without microscopes, even without forensics and modern science. That Atoms have been known about for some time before our species even entered the scenes and that it was no mistake the Adam was named as Adam in the bible, complimenting both the Atom and Adamu of Egyptian lore. That Einstein plays a part in this again by trying to tap the atom for new source of energy that would be better than what we'd been using and that like Tessla, found that when he neared the completion of his work that it was so easily turned into a weapon.
I could bring up again theology and religion, obviously and delve into that fluidly; maybe not knowing every aspect of every system of mystical belief, not even in the modern religions delving into Jesus Christ, God, Jehova, Allah, etcetera, but I can tell you how I now believe that they aren't all the same being though the mystery of how they've come to be thought of as the same being at the same time argued as not came into being. I could even bring Eastern concepts into this, like the Chinese Dragons, the taoists beliefs, the buddhists yin yang of balance between black and white and I could then even question how strange it is that the black and white dots are each deep in enemy territory and upon my own observations of those things, were not able to go to their own territory without being ripped to shreds by their own colors and told to go back. And, what then of the other colors beyond white and black that surely exist in the same world in balance as well? Is there not a yin yang for red and blue and their corresponding dots? Or yellow and blue? Yellow and red?
And I can tell you perfectly forward that all people do think thoughts beyond what they seem, too; that they question things in the various schools of thought labeled as science, religion, math, etc. I could tell you how the sports fanatics talk about these things using sports metaphors and code words and phrase; how those into cars do the same with engine metaphors, parts, etc. That each in their own walk of life has found the same answers to everything as everyone else and divided they have been until I came to bridge those gaps. And still, just a bridge among bridges do I remain.
I equalize myself because I have only learned from the world around me as I entered into it and grew up in it, the same as every other. I gained inspiration from countless sources and give back inspiration to the countless sources because I count myself as equal and the inequality you want to claim exists between you and I and I and others exists only because others do not want equality as much as they might want to claim, and that is, in truth, a part of our growing up that even I have gone through and even I can honestly say that I don't always want equality. Some times, I'd like to be at the top, no matter how lonely it might be, because I'm used to being lonely and it doesn't bother me. I have earned it, I would like to have the worlds riches at my fingertips, to say that I conquered the known world. And, in some ways, I do have that; but not the way as was said when I just said it applying it more to physical riches and physical power.
And whether I equalize myself or not, that equality is there; a gifted student in a school for scoundrels. I have always looked at those in power and thought it my right to reach beyond them. That they sat in my chair, or that I would have to bring them down to rise to power. And these things I have done. It has been as natural to me as breathing. Even my fight for peace, where I found my native waters to swim in and excel, is still a fight, though the nature changes from all known forms of fighting to bring something obviously far advanced to the table. And, it is as I have told people: equality the way that you want it, the way that I, myself, have wanted it, is an impossibility. But, let's look at the things that do make us all equal. Please, let us do that.
Otherwise, it is my lot and my right to rip this world to shreds, as I have done, as I am doing and as I will continue to do until my dying day.
And, such, in open debate, proves equality. If you want to sit there and ask if people see the obvious difference between blacks and whites, it's like.... DUH. One has darker skin than the other. Do you know I've learned a lot from the brilliance of black men and women? Just as much as I've learned from the brilliance of every culture. That, as a white german american, I am a slap in the face to all. I say White German American and they think Aryan, Nazi, Racist. Arrogant asshole.
And yet, whites have fucked my life over more than any other race.
Germans have disappointed me more than any other.
Americans are cowardly and enslaved in a country that tells them theyre brave and free. And, they try to destroy the man who exemplifies true bravery, courage and freedom and call him a terrorist because he calls the rest of the world in to smack his fellow americans a good one so they can pull their heads out of their asses.
I am a minority among minorities, more so than any black man has ever been that many complain and do cry about. Blacks are more of a minority than many realize because every other race is closer in skin color to white than to black except perhaps the arabs in the middle east.
And blacks might just have seniority rights to being the first humans on this planet for as much good as it does them.
Beyond the obvious difference of skin color, we all bleed, cry, sweat and think these thoughts and their variations.
Even in fighting wildfires, firemen have a tactic where they do fight fire with fire, set a fire in a controlled burn at times before a wildfire has grown beyond a point and burn their controlled burn inwards so that when the two meet, they fizzle out for having nowhere to spread to, the fire burning inward burning everything that the fire burning outward would eventually reach to to cause far more damage.
The same has precedence even in martial arts as that which causes destruction can be canceled out by the opposing force that has to reverse engineer that on the fly to neutralize the force and then to do more than neutralize, but to stamp out the destructive force.
Just the same, intolerance to intolerance is not unthinkable, is not hypocritical. Hating those that hate is not backwards, but forwards, depending on how you do it. To get to those points of knowing how to do it properly, you do first have to learn to tolerate it enough to learn from it, but that tolerance is spotty at best, is not going to last forever because who can tolerate such hate speech, such racism, such bullshit, FOREVER?
"Everybody says ["I don't want to die alone"]. But in my experience, push comes to shove... it isn't the "alone" part people want to avoid. It's the dying."
--Cletus Kasady (Earth-616)