January 9, 2015
Just how is one to deal with all of this at once? Well one cant. In my political/ philosophical thinking I have come up with the concept/analogy that it is like "A Bucket of Eels"; slimy, always in motion, each eel blending with the others, at any one moment any one eel (issue) can not be seen completely. The issue or eel hides behind others intertwining in the total slime of its environment. Try to grab any specific eel out of the bucket and chances are you will come up empty handed and covered in slime. (The progressive rely on this!!!)
I remember a family friend we would visit by boat, my family and I crossing the Great South Bay
So as for my analogy its pretty simple to see how politicians, activist and the media are represented by the eels, but how to deal with them is best represented by the old Long Island Fisherman. The sand on your hands is your philosophy, it provides for your grip on the issue; one must have a firm grip on the issue. Does one have the ability to grip every issue/eel all at once? No, but once you have a grip, stun the issue with irrefutable facts and quickly skin it showing its true inner structure, repeat until the bucket is empty. Apply as much sand as necessary and repeat until the bucket is empty.
Skinning eels may be difficult but the results are delicious...
Posted by BruHa at 10:53 AM