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Return of the Knave
Drink It Black
Wednesday, 28 January 2004
Spirit
So what was all that anarchism and paganism stuff about? Well I've long thought that I'm closest to being an anarchist in spirit. Not because I'm particularly rebellious or want an excuse to avoid accountability for my actions (I've met "anarchists" like that and we didn't get along)but by default - I just don't believe that governments can operate in the service of the people without using their borrowed power to pursue their own agenda. And I blame government for a great many of our social ills.

As for paganism: if I have such a distrust of 'God given' authority (worse than secular since it is imbued by some force outside ourselves; unaccountable and nebulous)then why on Earth - or anywhere else - would I subscribe to the Great Unknown myself? And in truth it can't be argued rationally and that's the paradox. Though I do observe patterns that lie outside what a random temporal world should produce.

Some personal examples: when I first lived in the city I stayed in boarding houses and hostels. They were the only places I could afford. And I would see fellow residents in the street or on the bus. When I moved, I would no longer see that set of people but residents of my new abode.
I met my first girlfriend and found my first share house proper on the same eventful evening at a friends' gig.
My own vague picture of the 'girl of my dreams' has long dark brown hair, miniskirt and long black boots. The women I've dated don't fit that description/those descriptions. Unremarkable? What if I told you that nearly every female in my life is a redhead. And that's NOT by design.

Posted by berko_wills at 1:37 PM EADT
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