Things I don’t believe in

A list of things I don’t believe in, for no reason other than I find their proponents objectionable, or sensationalistic.

  • Intelligent Design theory
  • Global Warming
  • Public education reform
  • Keyboards in rock music
  • Authenticity as a meaningful part of music
  • McCarthyism being a defining moment of American History
  • Native American culture being inherently earth friendly
  • Anything to do with “carbs”
  • Apple’s vaunted OS stability
  • Apple’s better “interface”
  • Any positive influence of Janis Joplin
  • The oft-touted claim by libertarians that 20% of Americans are libertarian also
  • “Natural” foods
  • Homeopathy
  • Divorce being a public/social problem
  • Stem cell research being a big deal, for good or ill
  • Biomass fuels
  • Peak oil
  • Addictive personalities
  • Chiropractors

One comment

  1. Three expamples of why you’re crazy:

    I’m sailing away, set an open course for the virgin sea
    I’ve got to be free free to face the life that’s ahead of me
    On board I’m the captain, so climb aboard
    We’ll search for tomorrow on every shore
    And I’ll try, oh Lord, I’ll try to carry on

    I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
    Some happy, some sad
    I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had
    We live happily forever so the story goes
    But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold
    But we’ll try best that we can to carry on

    A gathering of angels appeared above my head
    They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said
    They said, come sail away, come sail away
    Come sail away with me
    Come sail away, come sail away
    Come sail away with me

    I thought that they were angels but to my surprise
    They climbed aboard their starship and headed for the skies
    Singing, come sail away, come sail away
    Come sail away with me
    Come sail away, come sail away
    Come sail away with me
    —-
    I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
    so satisfied I’m on my way.
    I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
    so satisfied I’m on my way.
    —-
    Tough times demand tough talk
    demand tough hearts demand tough songs
    demand —

    We can rise and fall like empires
    Flow in and out like the tide
    Be vain and smart, humble and dumb
    We can hit and miss like pride

    We can circle around like hurricanes
    Dance and dream like lovers
    Attack the day like birds of prey
    Or scavengers under cover

    Look in —
    To the eye of the storm
    Look out —
    For the force without form
    Look around —
    At the sight and the sound
    Look in look out look around —

    We can move with savage grace
    To the rhythms of the night
    Cool and remote like dancing girls
    In the heat of the beat and the lights

    We can wear the rose of romance
    An air of joie de vivre
    Too-tender hearts upon our sleeves
    Or skin as thick as thieves’

    rising falling at force ten
    we twist the world and ride the wind

    Look in —
    Look the storm in the eye
    Look out —
    To the sea and the sky
    Look around —
    At the sight and the sound
    Look in look out look around —

    —-
    -Nick

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