Wednesday, September 20, 2006

In Dubious Battle

No, the truth does not win. Only those who think they know what the truth is. To the certainty of their prejudice we can oppose only the sanity of our own doubt. Is it any wonder then, that the reasonable always lose?

Kerouac writes: "I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion".

Not that we know nothing, but that we don't know enough.

P.S. If you can, go see Half Nelson. It's the closest you'll ever get to watching a 106 minute long R.E.M. song.

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Perspective Inc. said...

I agree with the fact that we don't know enough.. Can we ever know 'enough'?

mk said...

"Not that we know nothing, but that we don't know enough."

Or that we know everything, but which we know is nothing.

The reasonable always lose.

Thus spake the subjectivists.

notlistening said...

If you really think that 'the reasonable always lose',you should double check the battle you think they're fighting. You wouldn't write what you write n the way you write it if you honestly believed that. "Contradictions don't exist." Check your premises:)

Neela said...

You watched HN yesterday????


Factotum is gone from nyc.


km said...

A 106-minute REM song? That would have been exciting - 12 years ago. But now I am definitely curious about Half Nelson.

Anonymous said...

To the Reasonable, I say" Sour grapes " :)

Falstaff said...

perspective: Frankly, I don't know.

mk: Ah, but surely to know that what we know is nothing is to know something?

notlistening: True. The really good part about this is that both sides think they're winning - the reasonable because victory for them is defined as adherence to reason, the unreasonable because victory for them is defined as power.

neela: Yes. Apologies. Would have asked you to come along but it was kind of a last minute thing.

You can't blame me for factotum though. That one I did ask you to come for.

km: Now, now. Let's not make remarks about R.E.M. we may regret later.

anonymous: Yes, but as I've argued elsewhere on this blog - it makes sense to believe that grapes were sour.

mk said...

Depends on how you look at it really..