|Posted On:||2008-01-15 14:47:58|
The original PLUR:
PEACE: No friction or conflict, either internal or external. This means that people who PLUR are first and foremost peaceful in nature. This does not mean only that they will not fight other people. That is an OBVIOUS external behavior criterion. Peace, true peace, goes much deeper than that though. One must be at peace with oneself. This means that insecurities and complexes are thrown aside, their importance reduced to zero. Anyone who cannot do this will have an unpleasant vibe to those who do, and will be removed from the scene. Peacefully, kindly, but with implacable seriousness. PEACE must be preserved.
LOVE: There is an old story about a guy trying to teach mankind about Love and he ended up nailed to a piece of wood. Has the world improved since then? Nope, not really. So... Would I be pretentious enough to teach love to people in a journal on Rave.ca? I sure hope not. Still, love cannot exist if one does not love oneself. Love yourself, then love others. Real ravers have good self-esteem even when dressed in "normal" clothes and truly sober, even at work for example. Someone with low or no self-esteem cannot understand or do PLUR. Obviously. They are thus given the idea that this scene is not for them.
UNITY: This cardinal virtue of the Raver means that he is United to other ravers in this whole PLUR thing. This means to bring into the rave scene ONLY people who do show the necessary attributes for PLUR, and turn them to PLUR. Failure to do so is dis-Unity and a breach of the code of rave. Unity is the guardian of the rave vibe. Through Unity, a thorough screening of potential rave candidates is achieved. Through unity, disturbers are quickly recognized and never re-invited. They are kindly asked to not show up anymore, that this is not for them.
RESPECT: Respect is, like love, given to oneself and then to others. Self-respect requires that one does not degrade oneself. That one always behaves according to the great value which is theirs. And with consciousness of the great value of others. People who disrespect themselves, who degrade themselves, are quickly recognized as being non-PLUR and quickly but kindly removed from the scene.
Have things changed?