East vs West 12

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
— Philip K. Dick

Listening to Lou Reed's Busload of Faith and watching the latest on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Is this Reality? Are we still debating on the right of women to control what can or can't be done with their bodies? I'm not dreaming am I? We are still animals aren't we? I hate these old white men trying to retain their grip on the patriarchy.


One question, of course, is that of power and at what concentration does it corrupt. Another question concerning power is the one related to the quote by Nietzsche - The world itself is the will to power. The question is: is the world nothing more than the drive for power? On one level, this appears to be true. Deeper, however, is the undercurrent that exists in humanity, a desire to awaken from our nightmare. A desire to arise and live in waters that nurtures rather than corrupts, waters that feed rather than drown us. This won’t happen until we look patriarchy in the eyes and kick it square in the balls, maybe then, reality will resemble something closer to what we believe.