Jun 26, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
George OrwellAt this moment the entire group of people broke into a deep, slow, rhythmic chant of 'B-B! .... B-B! .... B-B!'—over and over again, very slowly, with a long pause between the first 'B' and the second—a heavy murmurous sound, somehow curiously savage, in the background of which one seemed to hear the stamps of naked feet and the throbbing of tom-toms. For perhaps as much as thirty seconds they kept it up. It was a refrain that was often heard in moments of overwhelming emotion. Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise.
I've been actively blogging on this site for a couple months now.
What disturbs me is that a simple majority of the people here are content to sit and watch the world pass them by. Some of the most popular forum topics tend to be those that garner either fruitless and shallow compliments based on looks, or those that encourage the point-and-click simplicity that seems to govern our daily existence.
What is a Real Jock? Well, I'd say that a "jock" is an athletic guy with an aggressive approach to living. And "real?" That could mean many things. As a simple modifier, it reinforces the "jock." But I would hope that my estimation of a "Real Jock" rings true with more than one of you. To me, a Real Jock is an athletic person who does not judge frivolously-- one who takes care of himself, is concerned with the world, and who takes the time to render himself the most complete and praiseworthy person he can-- one who is on a mission to realize his potential in every way: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. He is Real.
In the past couple days, some intense feelings have emerged from various members over several forum topics. This is one of the reasons I love this site. We get to know each other for our convictions, our senses of humor, and our passions.
Why do these threads disappear? It's not fair. RealJock censors anything that causes a stink. And that, my friends, is why I loathe this site as much as I like it.
Why must we censor our own passions in a forum for debate?