Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I really want to form a speech about something i'm passionate about. One example the professor gave was one time a guy talked about legalizing prostitution. I was thinking about ranting about the classes we people have placed ourselves in and what it was like before the introduction of class through money. Yeah, it's something like socialism, but when you have people starving to death on one side and on the other they're playing Polo on ELEPHANTS, there's something rotten in the state of Denmark. Cash rules everything around me. C.R.E.A.M get the money. Dollar dollar bill ya'll
Then there's talk of the politicians we can all hear. The censorship put over truth. Real world dilemmas like Darfur, Vietnam, Israel and Palestine, so on.
Here's the twist. I aim to make all my speeches into a performance such as those on Def Poetry Jam.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday. It's also my friends 21st birthday. We are gonna get so wasted Xo I'm going to go out and meet some people. I had other plans ready with someone who i can't figure out today but that was shipped to hell. O well. Opportunity lost i say.
School starts again Monday morning and i say "FINALLY". I have my books ready and i just love classrooms, books, new faces. Last term was just amazing. I didn't have my crew with me but i had some good friends and cute girls help me get by. After this term i have half a term and i'll apply to SanFran State and NYU. =]
this is agent alan. i kept the peace today. over.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
no matter how many knots i get these demonic little shits in they can't stay tied. I get them in more knots than a boa constrictoer vs a Judo black belt in a rodeo and somehow these gosh darn Houdinis get untied! it grinds my shit. Sometimes i just want to drive a nail through them, yeah! that'll teach them. but then i'll have a nail through my foot. and that's bull shit.
If it's too hot you think you'll spontaneously combust. If it rains you think you'll go the way of the wicked witch of the west. Then on top of that you get sick. What is this the fucking wild? Is this Africa? And then to add an olive to the bull shit pie it ruins plans you made in advance. That is not mud after the rain. That my friends is BULL SHIT
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This digital painting i came across i thought was just fucking cute, amazing, talented, etc etc. as hell [=
i invite you to look at some of his work.
I'm most likely amplifying what it'd be like to live in a grand city but only time can tell and he holds his cards close to his chest.
I cant stand where i'm at because i can't stand where i'm at.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
"In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements."
*professing - profession: an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
*euphemism - Soft words masking a hard reality, as "he passed away" to relate death.
*pacification - the act of forcibly suppressing or eliminating a population considered to be hostile
"Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, without ever bothering to examine the evidence."
"In past ages, a war, almost by definition, was something that sooner or later came to an end, usually in unmistakable victory or defeat. In the past, also, war was one of the main instruments by which human societies were kept in touch with physical reality. All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers, but they could not afford to encourage any illusion that tended to impair military efficiency. So long as defeat meant the loss of independence, or some other result generally held to be undesirable, the precautions against defeat had to be serious. Physical facts could not be ignored. In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four. Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions. Moreover, to be efficient it was necessary to be able to learn from the past, which meant having a fairly accurate idea of what had happened in the past. Newspapers and history books were, of course, always coloured and biased, but falsification of the kind that is practiced today would have been impossible. War was a sure safeguard of sanity, and so far as the ruling classes were concerned it was probably the most important of all safeguards. While wars could be won or lost, no ruling class could be completely irresponsible."
"We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?"
"I know it is the fashion to say that most of recorded history is lies anyway. I am willing to believe that history is for the most part inaccurate and biased, but what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be truthfully written."
"All the Animals in the barnyard are equal, except the Pigs are more equal than the others."
"They laid me down again while somebody fetched a stretcher. As soon as I knew that the bullet had gone clean through my neck I took it for granted that I was done for. I had never heard of a man or an animal getting a bullet through the middle of the neck and surviving it. The blood was dribbling out of the comer of my mouth. ‘The artery's gone,’ I thought. I wondered how long you last when your carotid artery is cut; not many minutes, presumably. Everything was very blurry. There must have been about two minutes during which I assumed that I was killed. And that too was interesting—I mean it is interesting to know what your thoughts would be at such a time. My first thought, conventionally enough, was for my wife. My second was a violent resentment at having to leave this world which, when all is said and done, suits me so well. I had time to feel this very vividly. The stupid mischance infuriated me. The meaninglessness of it! To be bumped off, not even in battle, but in this stale comer of the trenches, thanks to a moment's carelessness! I thought, too, of the man who had shot me—wondered what he was like, whether he was a Spaniard or a foreigner, whether he knew he had got me, and so forth. I could not feel any resentment against him. I reflected that as he was a Fascist I would have killed him if I could, but that if he had been taken prisoner and brought before me at this moment I would merely have congratulated him on his good shooting. It may be, though, that if you were really dying your thoughts would be quite different."
"Power is not a means, it is an end."
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever."
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
One of the best psychadelic bands of the 60's!
Also i went pee like 5 times within 5 hours. (get's up to pee, for realsies)
I haven't had a chance to watch the new episodes of Scrubs yet. :/ it's one of my favorite shows. JD, Turk, and Cox are just hilarious.
O! and the "I would be more apathetic if i weren't so lethargic" is from Family Guy where Peter tries to educate himself by reading the New Yorker at a magazine/ news paper booth.
"I would be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic"
(I would show more abscense of emotion, if i werent so tired)
*waits 2 days*
"OHHhhhhh i get it, thats kinda funny...
Yeah can i get a copy of Juggs?"
i'm going to bed early (it's 12:35 AM).
Peace. see you.. space cowboy.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This was clearly unjust and having the gun out was unnecessary. The officers had control of the situation, they had the unarmed Grant sitting on the wall handcuffed and then proceeded to pull him down and then take his life. I can't say if this was racially motivated or not, but the video shows the outer actions and results of the situation. I think if the video didn't exist and it was just eye witness testimony they'll settle with the family out of court and set the officer free and back on the job. The video however tells the story, not the full story but enough. Now he might be punished by the full extent of the law, which he is supposed to uphold, to protect and serve.