I can’t take it anymore–it is all absurd, all of it.
At last man will again find there the wine of the absurd and the bread of indifference on which he feeds his greatness.
It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear, on the contrary, that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.
The absurd man can only drain everything to the bitter end, and deplete himself. The absurd is his extreme tension, which he maintains constantly by solitary effort, for he knows that in that consciousness and in that day-to-day revolt he gives proof of his only truth, which is defiance.
Before encountering the absurd, the everyday man lives with aims, a concern for the future or for justification (with regard to whom or what is not the question). He weighs his chances, he counts on “someday,” his retirement or the labor of his sons. He still thinks that something in his life can be directed. In truth, he acts as if he were free, even if all the facts make a point of contradicting that liberty. But after the absurd, everything is upset.
the absurd man realizes that hitherto he was bound to that postulate of freedom on the illusion of which he was living. In a certain sense, that hampered him. To the extent to which he imagined a purpose to his life, he adapted himself to the demands of a purpose to be achieved and became the slave of his liberty.
The absurd man thus catches sight of a burning and frigid, transparent and limited universe in which nothing is possible but everything is given, and beyond which all is collapse and nothingness. He can then decide to accept such a universe and draw from it his strength, his refusal to hope, and the unyielding evidence of a life without consolation. * * * But what does life mean in such a universe?
==The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays (Vintage International) (Camus, Albert)
We are traveling down a road at an accelerating speed whose end is the self-immolation of our nation, of our civilization and the loss of all freedoms except moral licentiousness and the last true choice allowed us, the choice of channels on the ubiquitous tool of elite cultural and social propaganda. Of this, I have absolutely no doubts. How can anyone question this increasingly defined pathway to our destruction.
But to what end? For what purpose? That is still open to some question, but here too the design of the road, its dank narrow, brainless passageways and inescapable sounds of the mooing of cattle and the braying of sheep proceeding without consciousness to their end screams out the words: This Is Planned!
Or, perhaps the evolution of humankind has been migrating, despite our arrogance and pretenses of coherence and order towards a total, complete and worldwide leap into the abyss of the absurd. The ultimate civilizational mutation being the tipping point into chaos. Is there a purpose to the madness that surrounds us? Can anyone not believe that this relatively insignificant act in the California public schools system is, at the very least, an indication of our metastasized collective cultural insanity?
Philosophically, I find myself reverting backwards in time to a youthful exuberance with the Existentialists, but there are only two choices ahead for me, either I admit that humanity, our whole civilization and existence is becoming nothing but the epitome of the absurd or there are guiding forces at work that have a plan. And it is a plan that requires the total subjugation of the will to freedom, the will to seek a higher purpose than the slavery of the masses chained down by ignorance and a brainwashed acceptance of their servitude. A servitude to the global power elites that have intentionally destroyed the joy of truth and of moral and ethical certitudes. Of course, even if it is the later, it all ends up in at the same end point–within the inescapable entrapment of humanity acting out their lives in the theater of the absurd.
School students in Oakland, California, are now free to swear at their teachers, ignore them, text during class and storm out altogether without risk of being suspended.Why? Because the district was punishing too many black students.
The Daily Caller is reporting that the school board unanimously voted to stop suspending students for “willful defiance” because there were “disproportionate suspensions” of black students.One sophomore student, Dan’enicole Williams, told the San Francisco Gate, “They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong. They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.”“We’re getting pushed out of schools,” she added. “They don’t care about us.”
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