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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Online for an hour

Had a nightmare shift.. well, the work itself was ok, but, the social aspect was terrible. The things that the guys do to each other is terrible, irresponsible, short-sighted and plain stupid.

But I'm not here to enjoy the "Untermensch" by Vexen Crabtree (2004), I'm here to show them a better way. And so I do.

But I escaped as soon as I could, and am now online until 8pm, in Hammersmith as usual, after 2 pints with two of my more amicable, normal, workmates. My next duty is 5pm tomorrow... I don't fancy going back to work accomodation, but, not many sensible options!

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A way of responsibility, calm, of tolerance, of acceptance of subculture & diversity, and of financial prudence. Of morality, social strength, independence and maturity!

I am a lighthouse of reason, in a sea of ignorance.

You know Zarathustra, when he returns from his hermit life, to preach to the villagers? That's me, in my work life!

The worst thing is, I'm only slightly exaggerating!

I think that problem is endemic to all militaries- not just yours. I had the same problem when I served in the USAF. Could you believe that I was stationed in England, and had a colleague who had been there for nearly 4 years, but never went to London? It was only 70 miles away! And everyone spoke English! He rarely went off base, and was one of those ultra-conservative biased about everything sort of people.

I really felt sorry for his family- missing out on seeing a really cool country...

Yeah it is a common trend in the military, I won't disagree with you there! It's not a bad system; I am actually going to write a substantial text on all the good effects that military culture has on people.

We have got a lot of outside-world-phobes here too; especially in Germany. Sam and I love exploring - what an opportunity to do so, being in the Army! - but most my compatriots' only experience of foreign lands are the local pubs and brothels that serve a predominantly military clientelle! They create, and inhabit a made-world of trash, and re-create such a world wherever they go. It's like an environment suit that they never take off!

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