I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~Charles C. Finn
Lies are easy.
Being afraid is easy. Accepting something without explanation is easy.
Being a philosopher, a truth seeker, however, is something that is very, very difficult.
Especially when the truth is not evident, not right in front of you.
It was so simple.
It was so simple and I never noticed. Return to Zero, back to idioms and White Elephants, to something as simple as fairy tales of dragons and Sages, Reach for the surface of the water and watch it ripple.
London Librarians and Latin curses, Let Us Live in Dreams in Darkness. Take the Myths and make them your own, but don't Shoot The Messenger upon Ravens and Writing Desks. Create an Origin of Simulation and keep Venting Hate. Become Stardust and tell a Really Bad Joke. Seek Truth and Record Impossibility.
Speak in circles.
I've got that one down.
False Dichotomy. A basic fallacy of logic. I thought there were only two choices available to me in this forest;
Escape or die.
It's almost funny because I realize now... I have more options than that.
More options than any of you could imagine.
I said I couldn't find answers.
Turns out I was looking in the wrong places.
If we're going to be in a war, I'm going to join the winning side. It's nothing personal; in fact, I suggest that all my fellow Subjects join me.
Because I can't die here.
There's just too much for me to do.
Bertrand Russell ocne said that "The Observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. "
If only we could bring ourselves to believe that was true.