Putting myself out there...
Baba Fats, you are right that police are still necessary since some folks seem to be unable to control themselves. I guess Im just dreaming up a world where we know each other, and we all maintain some sort of order over ourselves & each other because of our relationship/responsibilities to each other, instead of relying on a dedicated force of people we call police. Keyword:Dreaming! It's just that i would prefer police to protect us, not babysit us. And it is sad, but i think it is also true that it takes a disaster to bring people together, and I see the lines being drawn between the socialist tendencies and WWs. makes sense and i've never thought of them related in such a way.
It is relieving to reject some western ideals, it makes life too stressful trying to live up to those ideals anyway. As for the shaving, i found aninterestingpost on here once (which i, of course, cannot locate now) about native americans who were drafted into the US army, and those who cut their hair lost many of their tracking abilities, it actually happened so frequently that the army quit cutting the native americans hair b/c they were able to detect and sense people better with their hair. Plus, the story of samson & delilah where he loses his power when his hair is cut. I also watched this documentary about andean indians and in one of their sacred chants they mention hair being like "wires to the universe." Sorry a littleramble-y, but im so convinced that hair is capable of so much more than looking pretty on a head, when you mentioned shaving i felt a tangent coming on. anyway, best wishes to you and yer father