Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Philosophise This 101

Date: 06 Sep 2005

Kerry typeth,

> Ah well, I dig Redding's rendition of Tenderness because it so closely
> parallels coitus, right through to orgasm. That is strictly biological.

Y'alls conversation got me to thinking about why would a person with a truly bleak outlook on life get up and do anything. The reason i picked this particular snippet from Kerry's thoughtful response is because it related to one answer that occured to me. No matter how bleak your outlook, the biology of your life is going to kick in and say "Hey, send a little food down here!"

So it's eat or suffer. Possibly it is eat and suffer, but definitly eating gets the gut to quiet down for a bit. And of course if your gonna eat, you gotta have food, and do the things necesarry to acquire food. Well if you gotta do this stuff anyway, shouldn't it be fun? So possibly Alinsky thought starting neighborhood organizations was fun, pointless or not. It's something to do while putting food on the table, even if very loosley related.

My point? Maybe even the deeply noir are foiled in there outlook by biological imperatives.

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