we are tormenting ourselves cruising the interweb ocean looking at others far more talented than us in order to avoid making a thing.
we are supposed to be making a thing right now, and instead we are looking for others who have already made (other) things and sighing and saying we could never do that, and not making a thing we can probably make.
we are wasting our time in other words, swimming around the interweb sea, gazing upon beauty instead of making beauty, because we are procrastinating, and because the new leonard cohen album is all up in our heads.
we are just about up to here with our own lack of talent and ertia, which is the opposite of inertia, of which we are full.
also we wish we could do all the things and that is what they mean when they say perfection is the enemy of the good, though what they really mean is good is the enemy of perfection.
and we are here whining and bitching about this, and we are NOT EVEN DRUNK! we KNOW!
we address this to a tumblr mutual, we think you will know who you are.
if someone is accusing you of “materially” benefitting from whatever constructs you choose to associate yourself with for whatever reason at that moment? we think they are obligated to explain, exactly, how that hurts anyone else. “materially” or otherwise. we think the burden is on them to defend such a position, because we find that idea, well, absurd.
it’s like listening to human persons saying oh no those two people can’t get married it will destroy marriage— we think if someone makes a statement like that they have to explain Exactly How, not the person being accused of whatever they are being accused of?
the same is true for the accusation of causing material harm by taking advantage of a system you did not create. how do YOU cause the harm, apart from the system? we can all agree, probably, that these oppressive systems are bad, but how do YOU cause harm by existing in it and having to utilize it? like, we can critique capitalism, and someone else can’t turn around and shake a finger at us and say BUT YOU PURCHASE GROCERIES YOU ARE PROPPING UP OPPRESSION when there is literally no other choice except extremes that not everyone can do.
that is what we are thinking about in reading some of your posts. carry on, human friend. :)
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