What do you think are the most important questions we should be asking each other?
Questions that enable the answerer to think about their own beliefs and question the world around them in ways they never thought to previously. However the questions must be as neutral as possible and not give anything away about the questioners own views.
What events, activities, projects, organisations, etc, would you like to see more of where you live?
More community events that cater for as many people as possible and enable everyone to have a good sing along whilst also thinking about how to make life easier for everyone else. Church for modernity if you will.
What projects, organisations or activities are you involved with that you would like to promote?
The Openly Elitist Party. We know we know best. Slight spoof but fundamentally sound principles.
What is the epitome of beauty to you?
Existence, the horror, awe and amazement of the universe I find to be eternally beautiful. The majesty of history, of a billion billion people through-out time who have lived and created the varied and vibrant cultures and rich beliefs and myths that pepper our modern lives. Even violence as an expression of that history, an expression of a of the misunderstanding the majesty, even this is beautiful to me.
If you had one year to live how would you spend your time?
On a beach with 60oz of weed, an infinite number of skimming stones and the people I love the most.
Got any good jokes you want to share with us?
Q)Why do Anarchists drink herbal tea?
A)Because all property is theft.
What is the meaning of life to you?
Enjoyment and living. There is no fundamental meaning other than to live and be free.
What do you think the world would be like if there was no religion?
Shockingly awful. I think there are many tenets of modern living that are an expression of the lack of religion. The way people watch X-factor, ritually calling in and ritually eating pizza in front of the tele. People who fervently believe their football team is the best in the world, even though they play in the Football Conference. This is not to say Organised Religion is worth all the hassle that it creates. It blatantly is not. But it is possible to say God exists and can even be beneficial. If we think of god as the majesty of the universe, this works well. If we then also imagine that God is all knowing, he can act as an eternal external other for everyone. An ‘Other’ against which we can gauge our own behaviour and perhaps temper our more aggressive and selfish moments. I don’t see this as a bad thing at all. The difficulty is making it relevant.
What are the most important social issues that you care about?
Endemic poverty and lack of education.
What are the most important ideas, projects, events or activities that you feel passionate about?
If you could control all of the media for one day what would be reported and why?
A critical review of all the worlds governments. Actually critical not biased.
Why do you think more and more people are started become critical of capitalism?
I think people are more critical of the current system. Not entirely realising they are critical of capitalism.
How could we survive without money?
Brilliantly if there were only 500,000 people on the planet. Or with a stupid amount of state control or with some other body deciding everything that is needed for survival and where it has to go and how it gets there. Money facilitates trade and enables freedom from the trap of peasantry. The unchecked pursuit of money if the root of all evil. Not money itself. It is people and their greed that makes it appear as if the inanimate obscure thing we call money is evil.
What do you think is the best way to go about creating social change?
Raising awareness and Never listen to those who want to tell you how to think.
Who is your favourite author, actor, musician, artist, poet, etc, and why?
John Gray, the Amercian philosopher and writer. He talks frankly and without bias about the world we live and helps break preconceptions and helps frame the world view into a workable and realistic perspective.
What questions do you not dare ask yourself?
How much weed is left in the jar? Why are you so grumpy.
To answer an number of questions. I would never fuck with the space time continuum. To do so is morally repugnant.