Ogre, of the SLF, told me today that he’s been struggling with articulating how he feels about the world these days and politics in general. He then proceeded, off the top of his head, to lay out in no uncertain terms exactly how he feels — and I sympathize. In fact, I thought it succinct and brilliant in its eloquence and clarity. I call it the Antisocial Manifesto:
I don’t want to be a crazy radical, threatening violence and bloodshed and armed insurrection. I don’t want endless war between “my” country and everyone else. I want peace. Most importantly, I want to be left alone to work on cars and motorcycles and sculpture and software, without the continual fear that the entire world is going to come crashing down around my ears at any moment. I repeat, all I ever want is to just be left the hell alone — but the world won’t have that.
I think that about sums it up.