Cristina Rad is a brilliant (and very beautiful) woman from Romania. Her blog is usually about science, atheism, women’s rights. She often ridicules human stupidity as manifested by creationists, pro-life groups, Taliban of all religions, and bigots.
However, when I watched this video I wondered if Cris had been reading some of my more mean-spirited posts.
I think both Ms. Rad and my good sister from New Jersey may be making the same point: there comes a time when one just has to let go.
In one of my first posts on Mr. Albertson’s WBAI blog, and also in one of my first posts on the blue board, I quoted what I think is a profound insight of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche from his work GENEOLOGY OF MORALS:
...the cause of the origin of a thing and its eventual utility, its actual employment and place in a system of purposes, lie worlds apart; ...whatever exists, having somehow come into being, is again and again reinterpreted to new ends, taken over, transformed, and redirected by some power superior to it; all events in the organic world are a subduing, a becoming master, and all subduing and becoming master involves a fresh interpretation, and adaptation through which any previous “meaning” and “purpose” are necessarily obscured or even obliterated.
WBAI has been taken over and transformed into something I hardly recognize and which I don’t like very much. I guess the choice is whether to keep ranting about it impotently and bitterly, or follow the more mature, reasonable choice that NJBF has made.
KCR’s morning music this week has featured Scriabin’s piano music which is almost never heard anywhere on the radio dial. KCR has programs on opera, gospel and Indian music, The African Show, Colombian music, music from Brazil, and Phil Schapp. Yes, I know he’s pedantic and tedious at times, but he’s done interviews with some of the greatest figures in the history of 20th Century music. And he does play some great music.
There is life after WBAI.
This will not be the last comment I post, but I will take seriously Cris’s admonition about being a hater.
Thanks for the kind remarks, NJBF. And thanks again to Mr. Albertson for providing us with a forum for extended comments that are usually more interesting than the “tweets” and name-calling on the broken blue board.
The Pacifica Maven