Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I knew I liked Mamet for a reason

Great article on his conversion from liberal to conservative.

"When the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do, sir?"

John Maynard Keynes.

9 comments:

Aaron Friday said...

"Brain dead" is the real problem. I know people who have adopted the Liberal gestalt and people who have adopted the Conservative, and they suck. You don't "accept" beliefs or a way of thinking; you develop them on your own through living.

I am tempted to shout out STFU! regularly when I listen to any source of "news" or "analysis," whether it's got a liberal or conservative bent. Politics on both sides are way too interested in curbing personal freedom ~ it's just different freedoms they want to curb.

And now the Vatican is coming out with new sins! Fuck! People already have whatever morality they're ever going to have. Stop pontificating. We're not perfect, but has government or Vatican intervention ever improved things?

Mark Reifkind said...

new sins? I havent heard about that. what can they be that we havent thought about already?

william said...

he also wrote a great article on MMA as a metaphor for current world affairs in the new Best Life. He's in his 5th year of BJJ. He has an MMA movie coming out.

Mark Reifkind said...

bill,
very cool and thanks for the info. didnt know any of that, have to get that magazine.

Aaron Friday said...

Rif, ignorance will not keep you out of Hell. The new sins are:

* mind-altering drugs
* pollution
* genetic manipulation

These are in addition to the 7 deadly sins that millions of Catholics happily ignore today.

Mark Reifkind said...

sounds the same as scientology.

Aaron Friday said...

In the church of Aaron Friday, there is one commandment:

1. Take care of your own shit.

When further revelations appear, they will be reviewed by the prophet for possible inclusion in the gospel.

Jordan Vezina said...

Aaron, that's funny, the same Sifu who told me about how 'ears come off' had the same philosophy. "Take care of yourself before you try fixing others."
Rif, I loved the article. Independent 'read conservative'. I think that's my deal as well.
"Classes in the United States are mobile, not static, which is the Marxist view." - That was great.

Mark Reifkind said...

aaron,

good point, my view as well

Jordan,

same here.