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on the improbality of a Taoist liberal existing

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Love changes a man, ideas change the world.  I take issue with that.  There is no such thing as love, just evidence of it.  There is no such thing as an idea, just evidence of change.  Astract conceptions distract us from the concrete present that confronts us everyday.  Rather sage for a Friday afternoon, but the the Economist Debate Series is up and running at and it angers me.
Oxford rules apply, old boy, and this week the house is debating "Social Networking: does it bring positive change to education?"  The proposition put forward by Ewan McIntosh, is a tour de force of liberal aspirations and Utopian thinking, it is the kind of argument that lifts my heart and makes me sing like a cuckoo bird.  Change needs to be imagined, and liberals, myself included, imagine it very well, but that always tends to be where it remains, in the future, progress to be made.  Constantly hoping, aspiring, and yearning for Utopia makes for a discontent present.  There is nothing but now, and how you perceive things in this instant.  Ewan McIntosh is waiting for something the future, and in doing so is missing out on it. 
Anyway, another plug for the Economist.  Do you know of any Zen/Taoist/Buddhist liberals?

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