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February 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Has a long History locating first principles, origins, truth, author and identity. Now we are looking for whom to blame.

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  1. February 21st, 2010 at 17:42 | #1

    Looking for whom to blame is an ABSOLUTELY necessary process, as long as we are always ready and willing to recognize our own role in it all. When blame is an attempt to push all responsibility ‘out there’, that’s when it’s an incredibly negative process. For one thing, it turns is into completely passive victims – and then sometimes as a result we overreact, trying to regain an active role, and lash out. When the lashing out doesn’t have results that are consoling, we up the ante. As with everything else, the key seems to be balance. But gaining/regaining and maintaining balance can be pretty tough on a tight rope – holding hands helps.

  2. February 21st, 2010 at 19:47 | #2

    Paul,

    Not too long ago the master narrative praised the accomplishments of man > Humans (to include women). Now we are looking back and blaming these agents of accomplishment with reckless disregard for the values of Human health and welfare. We blame them for equating their individual self interest with the interest’s of Humanity. We blame the industrialists for destroying the environment. We blame the Bankers and Wall Street with destroying our economic system. We blame artists with destroying art. ETC.

    In a way these things (first princ. origins, and blame) tend to be different attitudes/positions toward that something out there which continues to insist on governing our culture and society. What position or orientation would a deconstructionist’s take? @paul kane

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