Saw this on Facebook today:
"rearranging the molecules, building the momentum with intention, set the ball
rolling. Manifest Destiny.... it's the science of a new time"
She posted it along with a music video. I tried to comment but it wouldn't let me. Here's what I wanted to say:
"We've been rearranging the structure of matter since there has been matter. It happens when you put salt on your food or breathe. And the real meaning of "Manifest Destiny" has nothing to do with science and everything to do with killing native Americans. The phrase sounds cool but it represents something truly awful."
Two of my problems with hippies, which I'm sure I've mentioned here before, is that they have a non-understanding of science and they string words together just because they sound cool or meaningful or whatever. I'll give it a try, using some of the popular hippie words and phrases:
"Bringing light to souls, manifesting our cosmic spirituality, enlightening ourselves through sustainable intention, we use our consciousness to alter our inner selves. The vortex of energy surrounds our transcendent reality."
I could say that around here and lots of people would say "wow, that's so true" even though it is utterly meaningless since I just pulled it out of my ass. I take issue with the dilution of language through overuse of misunderstood terminology or words simply because they sound snazzy.
In other news, I finally saw Atmosphere live. Holy crap, that was one of the best shows I've been to! Very positive and the crowd was great. The new album has two songs that really get me going.
In other other news, a whole lot has happened that I'll eventually write about here. I just had to vent about hippies again.