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Monday, March 07, 2005

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Joy Division

This is John Lukacs: "It is hatred that unites people. People take satisfaction from the idea that we are good because our enemies are evil. This is a very American syndrome but it is also universally true of mankind."

Well, I think, love too must unite us, but for some reason it seems to be less tangible, less of a galvanizing force, more personal and diffuse. "Love is a rose, but you better not pick it..." (N. Young).

The 'haters,' seem to be more motivated, better at organizing, better at 'drawing the line,' between one club and another. Bertrand Russell pointed out that there is a club (a set) consisting of members, who are not members of any club (if they are members of the non-members club, then they are not members of a club of non-members - so, if they are, they aren't, and if they aren't, they are (is that perfectly clear?) - this is a paradox - not good for a logical system). His 'discovery,' of this special club, kind of blew set theory out of the water. I think that's the club I aspire to, the club that blows all clubs out of the water. Of course, there would be no malice in the 'blowing.' No, instead, all clubs would be zapped with riveluts of complete, all conquering, golden, shimmering LOVE.

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