- I am eccentric. I suppose it is partially a "know it when you see it" thing, but I have been assured that this is the case, albeit more with a leaning towards the British as opposed to American understanding of the term.
- I am neurotic. Simply stated.
- I am an Atheist. This extends beyond theism. My posture rules out spirituality as well.
- I am an anarcho-syndicalist. This is not a matter of ideological or political convictions. To be as terse as possible, capitalism aborts, not only as a result of market failures, but also because of other facets of human existence. Unfortunately I am not a mathematician, so I cannot write a proof demonstrating that capitalism is a suboptimal social system and therefore should be abolished and replaced.
- I am committed to Meta-Ethics, not morality. Morality, in terms of right and wrong, since it is cuturally derived, is relativistic, and therefore aborts since it cannot be applied consistently. In terms of Ethics, simply put, all one needs to do is start with the premise that one could have been born at any point of time, as anyone or anything. Everything else in terms of what one should or should not do follows from this seminal premise.
That is the list so far, I will add to it as necessary.
- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable School Boy, Smiley's People, Shogun, The Noble House, The Bostonians, Portrait of a Lady, The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Idiot.... many others.
- Charade, The Bride Who Wore Black, The 400 Blows, Vagabond, Rushomon, The Hidden Half, Vertigo, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Taxi, Juliet of the Spirits, Army of Shadows, Jackie Brown, .... many others
-Bergen, Breaking Bad, Inspector Morse, Foyle's War, Wire in The Blood, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Dr. Who (the original series), Firefly, Yes Minister/ Yes Prime Minister, The Prisoner
- Beatles, mid late 70s Funk, mid-late 80s rap, Blues Music, Pre-Progressive Jazz, Baroque through Impressionist, Opera, Latin Choir Music, Byzantine Choir Music, traditional and contemporary Persian music, Balkan and Eastern European Folk music, Argentine Tango Music (no nuevo tango music or Astor Piazzola).
- As a rule, I will eat anything, with quality being the most important attribute.
will attempt to discern other three at a future time
2) carry out certain philanthropic obligations, entailed by my Ethical posture.