Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The God, Dog, douG complex?

Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit
P J O'Rourke

Roughly interpreted, this canonic precept by former pseudo-communist O'Rourke can be applied in a more or less liberal (!) fashion to an ever growing list of internet addiction recovery message boards and websites. A trend is evolving in such communities whereby the primacy of the views and opinions held by the owner/operators on a wide variety of recovery topics supersedes those of the members that make up said communities.

If anything, an addiction recovery forum offers a chance to reveal layers of one's person that were long hidden under the mask of a substance. Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise then to see people that may have, at first glance, been embracing egalitarian ways, become blinded to the All by their own new found privilege.

Having at one's disposal the software switches to label drunks and junkies "cured", after they've been banned from a forum for voicing their opinions, in private even, smells of the false aristocracy often displayed by those who are so desperatly seeking answers to questions that require courage and experience...

As for the Strength and Hope, well...

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