Serendipitously, Anthony Colpo published a highly political sort of piece last night, and it was right on the heels of my own far less substantial, largely jeering post. His, again: Why are Humans So Damn Clueless and Superficial? I'm referenced in it. I do my political/social schtick all the time here, so it's no big. Always suspected Anthony had a libertarianish streak in him, but now it's pretty damn explicit. If I can take the liberty: he thinks all you voter-wankers are a bunch of maggots, too.
It's a good read. I'd especially like for you to see the video of Russell Brand he highlights, masterfully making mocked mincemeat of the MSNBC Morning Joe crew. I have a lot of respect for Russell Brand and he demonstrates precisely why in that video. On many levels. Those three hosts were basically his toys for 8 minutes and they couldn't beat their way out of their wet paper sacks if they wanted to, and tried. He had them nervous, fidgeting, completely uncertain about saying anything. And that's because while Brand may be Brand, a former addict, or whatever: he's nobody's fool ever. He's very quickly witty to proportions of immediate, and he always, always has his genuine and essential humanity on display...even when joking around. He is always genuine. There's your New Media, right there, if you can handle it when people don't lie to you 24/7 because all you really ever want to hear is lies that make you feel comfortable.
I'm not going to excerpt Anthony because, it's not his characteristic HUGE LONG POST. So, you actually can read it all yourself, which I wish you would do. Next thing: let me address his comments about Drs. Eades, and as well, Carbsane.
- He published that I like the Eades' and that remains the case. See? That they remain and may always remain at odds is a superficial thing to me in terms of whether I can be friends with Anthony.
- Either anthony knows why I dislike Evelyn Kokur and doesn't care, or he doesn't know, and I don't care. I'm the last guy in the world to go around..."Hey, Anthony, did you know this, that...the other thing?" so's I can feel comfort in numbers and support.
- I have always thought the idea that 'the enemy of my enemy is a friend,' and the 'friend of my enemy is a foe' to be shallow and superficial, and as such, do not engage it. Every person I call friend or foe is such on my own judgment and principles.
I've had a great time exchanging an email or two now and then with Anthony over the last year or so, and that all stands on its own.
All that said, it's quite remarkable how very much Anthony and Mike have in common politically.