4 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
plastic, a Honda motorcycle, and the a-bomb
Okay, for those people who I've been talking to about this (and you know who you are) here is my master 2am debating skills at work. I've been trying to argue this point forever, but I write better than I talk (even though inspiration struck at 2am which is when this was written) so here:
"Natural" products VS "man-made" products
The words "natural" and "man-made" have been made into opposites by the tree-huggers when they aren't. Anything man-made is inherently natural, which is defined as "of or from nature." That includes plants, animals, dirt, stars, fire, people, and anything that the plants/animals/people produce. Man (by "man" I'm including women ok?) is 'of or from nature', whether you believe that we were created by God or planted by space aliens or evolved from muddy primordial ooze. And with all our technology, we still can't create matter- that is to say, we can't make something out of nothing. Every synthetic compound and polymer and chemical was created from ingredients found in the earth. Where the hell else would we get stuff, besides the world around us? You may look at 2 brands of soap, Aveda and Lever 2000. Now, Aveda is described as "all natural" because it is made strictly out of "all natural ingredients" while the Lever 2000 is "not natural" because it contains "synthetic ingredients" not found in nature. But all the chemicals in Lever 2000 are nothing but elements, atoms, and other items from the earth arranged by man in a specific way to create something useful. It's synthetic, while inherently natural. And... what about the Aveda, the all-natural products? What exactly is it? It's a bunch of natural products... arranged by man... in a specific way... to create something useful. And it's all natural. Just like plastic, a Honda motorcycle, and the a-bomb. Some stuff may be synthetic, but everything in creation (and that includes our creations) is natural and therefore the word means nothing.
To all the people who have been contacting me through the internet so I can get them heroin- I'm not doing it. I'm scared, it could be a police conspiracy or you might be fucking FBI. I don't know. I just know I'm not buying dope for any more strangers who contact me through here or other places I hang out online. There's one person I will help out... but that person knows who they are.
$$ REPLIES $$
$ anon 1 $- yeah, everybody's got a different opinion about that.
$ heatherrreloise $- thanks for the support, but I doubt I can really stay clean. It's worth a shot though, no?
$ cindyb1 $- do you have any idea how much that fucking costs? I have no money and no health insurance- hell, I can't afford free detox, much less the level of medical care you're talking about here. Wow. Why don't I just get my blood changed like Keith Richards used to do before he went on tour? Seemed to work for him.
$ boston joe $- waiting for your call!
$ libby $- no, not that I'd want to even if I could.
$ anon 2 $- methadone will just drag this out
$ anon 3 $- HELLOOOOOOO, who the fuck are you again?
$ anon 4 $- I have the right to do whatever the hell I want.
$ anon 5 $- ummm..... not very creative. I prefer shit-talkers with at least 3 working brain cells.
$ anon 6 $- yeah, everyone has their own opinion on this.
$ jerome $- yeah, everyone has their own opinion on this subject too. Free speech kicks ass, does it not?