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I don't want your future.

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jul 2, 2012 at 18:29

the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan wrote

" I don't have to invent 'infinities'. Your reality , the one you live in and judge and criticise and object to and fight against , in a very basic way is the invention of your own mind. Just pretend for a second that everything you know is 'wrong' - and the world you see is not the one that exists. And everything you think you know - just exists in your head alone."

At last you have stated bluntly and unambiguously what you having been struggling so long to say with euphemisms and circumlocutions. So now let me in turn state bluntly my own point.

I am a working class man quite down in the social hierarchy while you are for me a clever profiteer from finance capitalism, very very high in this hierarchy. How can we have anything in common? For smug and privileged guys like you we even do not share reality. And this may be quite correct. We are class enemies and, frankly, I despise the predatory social class you represent with its arrogance, self-righteousness and hypocrisy.

> Let's just wind this subject up here - though if you insist on having the last word because yours is the only true and valid viewpoint on this everchanging and plastic reality we live in and it must be expressed - I will probably read it - and try to resist replying again.<

I won't give you a chance to resist anything from me any longer. We both agree we have nothing in common, don't we? And I often wonder what is worse - social types like you or those Moslems whom your swollen bank accounts attract like excrements attract flies to colonize and subjugate lands ruled according to your philosophy ? I'd say it so, first come social cannibals from finance capitalism, then religious cannibals from the Near East and both do the same unholy job.The first destroy the middle class, the others destroy the rest.

> I get your viewpoint; Simplified - Capitalism and using one's own initiative = bad. Communism and Soviet heroes (and heroes in general) = good. Estonians = bad. Russians = good. Part of the world as you imagine it once was = good. Current world = bad. But these are all just learnt perspectives aren't they? Does the 6 month old girl in the house down your street know or care about any of it? What has she and you and I got in common? Life and our present and our future of course. Let's focus on that and work towards improving them.<

We won't focus on anything. I know what future guys like you have prepared for me and those like me. And I will do all in my power to have a different future since your dream future is my nightmare future.

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