GeneralHuman life is but politics
Thus, the common wish to keep out or even see politics being "abolished" leads to nothing but oneself's disempowerment. Vacuums created this way are regularly filled with influence of folks who never intend to allow transparency or even expose themselves to public - your and my - control. Closing eyes is stupid and destructive.
But once you experienced how easily you can exert considerable influence - as a member of a small group or even as individual -, you understand this is both something you never want to miss again, and a duty. Cause who on this oppressed planet is to dare enjoining you from demanding your damn democratic rights!
By the way, don't (verbally) bash all politicians in advance. Their job is to do improve your living conditions - and getting rid of them doesn't complete your orders. So, ..either.. there are realistic alternatives (with promising strategies, and assertive), as ideals must be aimed consistently, but idealistic words alone can't feed anyone, ..or.. you grit your teeth, vote for the lesser evil plus get involved to improve. Imagine you got only one indispensable set of repair tools even a crafts(wo)man you may call would need: you'd hardly throw that away because of some rust but wipe the rust off, polish & impregnate, and guard it jealously. Politicians are humans as you and me - many titanium, chrome aso., and a few are rust. Or - cause all life is politics - they're like family members, friends of friends, colleagues: many are ..., whereas a few ... got it?
Failing to meet your democratic minimum participation obligation is definitely worsening things, and not only for yourself - no lame excuses allowed.
Music - there's no life without.
Design, including architecture. Form follows function - crazy shapings or colors are allowed and welcome additionally. I.e. Philippe Starck is sort of a genius - but there are seats with merely a thick wire as backrest with half of the usual height. There's a Manhattan design hotel which has (had?) some of these in the lobby. Sure looks cool. But ... ever tried to sit on? For an hour while having a nice chat? Ouch! Form must follow function - not only, but in the first place. From (Starck's not kernel-catching ... spit, spit) lemon squeezer to transport system or city development projects.
Musicclassic jazz & cool classic swing (preferrably: solo vocalist + bigband) - and much of the rest (from renaissance to provoking but non-discriminating hiphop)
Televisionnews & documentations (on Austrian public-law (ORF) tv - not as good as possible, still far better than on commercial channels)
movies (mostly a few months to one year after cinema start - plus, lots of repeats: fortunately, a.o. of many late 50s - early 80s mob thrillers with terribly gas-thursty, atmosphere-threatening but cool limos, prefer... um, perpetratively US-built)
series - Scrubs, Malcolm In The Middle, Gilmore Girls, Simpsons, CSI (all 3), Roseanne (looong ago), One And A Half Men, Grey's Anatomy, ER, Popular, Cow & Chicken, Robo Roach, Kim Possible, ... (definitely incomplete)
Booksintelligent bios, preferrably on/by celebs whose life was focussed on my fields of interest (thus, politicians, musicians, architects & designers, ...) - but reading books is not among my main activities. Oh, except for rare, great satire stuff. And there's a great tradition of this in Vienna, much of it based on Jewish humor (and my stubborn anti-Semitic dad rotates in his grave, vrrrooooom - this, of course, indicates no contradiction to the legitimate demand for an independent Palestinean state ... and again dad rotatezzzzz).
About me:.. In case a search result with my nick joeditt led you here from another profile with that name, this eye-area pic and the motto love, jazz & politics, you found me. On the left, there's a message link for contacting me. Read ya!
Who I'd like to meet:
(or would like to have met, if ...)
anyone who persistently, systematically struggles for a better world, following and developing purposeful, effective strategies - aiming for every person's full entitlement to social security plus education, job & career chances as well as human rights and protection against discrimination.
- (Imagine an indescribably looong list, from Rosa Luxemburg to Martin Luther King, from Gandhi to Benazir Bhutto, from Harvey Milk to K.D. Lang, plus most of whom you'd mention, aso.) -
For that's the safest basis for creativity, joy & fun for all. This obligates us to absolute unmodestness - in a solidary way.
And of course, I'd like to meet anyone addicted to making music & ready to join me,
mmh, oo-bee-doo, WHAP.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Dating, Serious Relationships, Friends
- Hometown: Vienna
- Orientation: Gay
- Body type: 5' 10" / Average
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Children: Love kids, but not for me
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: Some college