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Stephen Louis Guertin, KSC, MPPOEE

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It's that time again. [17 Feb 2006|02:03pm]
[ mood | Change-y ]

Those of you who have known me for any length of time understand that I tend to change journals often.

The best way I can explain this tendency is by analogy to a hermit-crab that has outgrown its shell and searches for another. There is no rational purpose to this so far as I can tell, but I have an almost itching urge to switch. It is a nagging, decisive thrust, and I personally don't mind forcing you all to go through the trouble of re-adding me. I really don't, or rather can't, care anymore about public opinion. Let the fire burn the chaff.

Journal #4: www.livejournal.com/users/oro_mihi

I may still use this one for personal updates (however rare) and the other for thought posts.

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First day of the semester. [30 Jan 2006|08:37am]
[ mood | Tenty ]

My schedule says my first class is located in TENT.

BAHAHAHAHAHA. It's good to be back.

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Hmm. [25 Jan 2006|07:34pm]
Are you guys having trouble with lj?

I can't access either my recent entries or friends list.

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In General [23 Jan 2006|10:53pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

In Nomine Anni, et Diei, et Quae sunt Sancti.

Oh new year gods, it's a 1971 VW Bug for $800, and the vehicle only needs a new transmission. Please make thine appearance now, and let the manifold horrors of 2005 rest in a cold, lonely hell. Please, Oh, please, just this once, let me get a break; to be specific, let me attain this car and let it not be a lemon.

I ask this in Wagner's Name,
Ger-man.

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Saturday was wonderful.

Kelly is not what I once believed she was.

Tristan and Isolde was a good movie. Props, Richard W.

Anyone up for 80's night this week? I'm considering inviting everyone.

Less than a week to freedom.

I wonder if Steve Martin can treat the Pink Panther fairly.

We will see.

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Disambiguation and Invitation [21 Jan 2006|03:28pm]
[ mood | complacent ]

To Brett and John, concerning my Socrates comment:

(If you're not hot for philosophy, skip 4 paragraphs.)

What I meant was that Socrates' main claim to fame was much more minimalistic and negative than that of, say, Plato. Socrates primarily asked questions and led people to discover their own internal inconsistencies, and though Plato does insert many non-methodological teachings into his mouth, one gets the distinct impression that he himself didn't strongly advocate anything other than logical consistency and the never-ending truth quest.

This is opposed to Plato's elaborate schema and his abundant opinions on everything from censorship to metaphysics to pedagogy.

I feel as though it is better to remain truly agnostic and skeptical, holding onto my current "version" of beliefs loosely. It's much "safer" philosophically, but much less interesting to other people. When one has little to contribute himself, all analysis is then focused on the deconstruction of the other's beliefs.

I know this distinction through experience. I had become much more polarized than I was at one time, and it made my position, which was based on only a spattering of insufficient research, was vulnerable to deconstruction itself. That's just it; every position I could currently advocate is assailable. Nothing is really falsifiable. In essence, I have many many many years before I will feel safe drawing real "Platonic" conclusions.

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The Dervish tonight! Going with Kelly, Ricky, and Jacky, hopefully meeting Robert Crowe and Joe from Rocky Horror there. Anyone else who wants to show, I will be elated if you can make it.

So come on out, bitches!

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Bwahaha [20 Jan 2006|06:18pm]
[ mood | Amused---easily. ]

Ten Top Trivia Tips about William Shatner!

  1. When provoked, William Shatner will swivel the tip of his abdomen and shoot a jet of boiling chemicals at his attacker.
  2. The pharoahs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten William Shatner!
  3. There are roughly 10,000 man-made objects the size of William Shatner orbiting the Earth!
  4. The horns of William Shatner are made entirely from hair.
  5. William Shatner is incapable of sleep.
  6. Ideally, William Shatner should be stored on his side at a temperature of 55 degrees.
  7. William Shatnerocracy is government by William Shatner!
  8. Over half of Americans are officially William Shatner.
  9. William Shatner has a bifurcated penis!
  10. Finding William Shatner on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.
I am interested in - do tell me about

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Ah, It Was Inevitable. [17 Jan 2006|01:14pm]
This is not an endorsement of violence or cannibalism. But maybe Cannabis.

To those who have no journal, get one.

To those who lurk, comment and you will be added if you are found worthy.

That is all.

Stephen.

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[22 Dec 2005|10:06am]
[ mood | cynical ]

"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."---Mark Twain, c. 1882.

Why are there less than five clean and efficient politicians?

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Starting Fresh [19 Dec 2005|08:50pm]
[ mood | creative ]


Reset


The end of the year is nearly upon us, and what a year this has been for me! I am barely recognizable as the person I was just 12 months ago. And yet the changes are in my opinion ever for the better.

I am removing all my past entries from public view. I feel as though everything I have ever constructed thus far has been inherently flawed. It is time for me to change this.

Objectivism is no longer tenable as a philosophical position. Neither is Omnipotent Rationality or Omniscient Empiricism, my past idealistic gods. No, there is something deeper here, that I had not caught until a few weeks ago. I believe I've sufficiently analyzed my position, so here is my first proclamation, which may yet be overhauled within three months...

Life, the Universe, and EverythingCollapse )

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Novae Res [29 Nov 2005|06:58pm]
[ mood | Descriptive ]

This is an incomplete and cursory description of my self-observations.

I am a male of 20 year’s age who has grown increasingly cynical about the mental capacity of humanity. I have almost fully recovered from terminal Christianity that dominated my life throughout my teens, flavors both Catholic and Protestant. I value mind and intelligence over any other attribute of a human, but I perceive these as only means to my goal of pleasure in this life. I receive pleasure from understanding myself and my perceptive world, though I freely admit that logical and psychological limitations prevent me from ever uncovering the “Absolute Truth,” if such exists.

I love intelligent people. For those friends I respect, I will do as much as I would for even myself. Unfortunately, intelligence is too rare a trait. Few people seek Greatness and Excellence, power at the full capacity of their abilities. I myself have only recently begun to better myself for a grandiose and fulfilled life.

I love women. In my mind the female body is near aesthetic perfection, though this is chiefly a product of chemicals dancing in my cortex. So be it. I am a chemical reaction. Most humans, including the subset of females, however, are unintelligent. This has of late produced a great disappointment in me for finding an equal with whom to share myself. Thus, in the meantime my dalliances are limited to short-term, temporary associations for mutual gain.

I love sex. Coitus is for me a swift way to break into another person’s world-sphere and perceptive reality. This can be accomplished through long-term interpersonal interaction, but it has been my experience that sex provides the fastest and most intense short-term connection. When two already have such a connection and then consummate it enthusiastically in the physical act, they produce something much deeper; this, I call making love.

I am a libertarian. I believe in societally-granted human rights that allow each to live unimpeded by others or the State. I am for the legalization of drugs, against capital punishment, and for the reduction of taxes in proportion to reduction of governmental spending. Bush is either incompetent or evil. One cuts taxes when the State can afford it and not one second before. I am against sustaining a national debt. I am against all forms of legal marriage; the term itself should be limited to religious institutions, the State only interfering in the financial effects of civil unions, between persons of all orientations.

I am strongly against socialism and populism. I do not trust the State nearly enough to offer that much power. In an age where both State and corporation are corrupt, I would rather not give the State (which is ultimately controlled by the corporations) the unifying and monopolizing power that socialism brings.

I currently plan on becoming an attorney. I know not yet what field in which I wish to specialize, but I am becoming increasingly more attracted to an eventual career in politics.

I love to communicate what I have learned almost as much as understanding in the first place. I am currently in the first stages of writing a rather large piece of fiction, though I know not how long it will be or when it shall be completed.

I am a bit of an elitist, if you haven't already noticed. Yet this doesn't effect my dealings with strangers overly much; I treat every human with justice and civility until they either prove their greater or lesser worth. You can ask anyone who knows me, I am fairly easy to get along with.

In large part, that is due to my laid-back nature. I am not easily upset by anything, and it takes a long and persistent campaign to upset my status quo.

Change seems the one constant in my life. Much of this may be innaccurate by the time you read it. But hopefully the core will remain constant. Unless I deem it better otherwise...

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