6/18/17

Nuance


This is Japan in the 1930s.

This was a culture in conflict with itself.


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This US now.

This is a culture in conflict with itself.


Shall we look at the flip-side?

Japan:

US:

Both of these countries love their military and at the same time they love their leisure.

One country helped foster a world war, the other wages war all over the world.

I am going to quote a paragraph from a book (Total War, Calvocoressi & Wint) written in 1972. I am going to substitute the word Japan with US. 

The prime evil of the US was certainly the ascendancy of the military. This led, in time of war, to the Supreme Command (the president and his NSC)  conducting the war as a state secret from the civilian parts of the US administration. Whatever else may be said of such a system, it proved to be most incompetent militarily. Thus US militarism held within it the seeds of its own defeat. It was unable to organize US society so that in modern warfare it could compete with the powers which were organized to be more flexible.


This correlation is more acute than anything Hitler did.

5/26/17

Friday

The best day of the week.




It's great day to try.




12/16/16

Spot Light

Memories are in short supply,
Given that we can still get by.
Hurt is what you feel when you hate,
It makes you feel, makes you sedate.










Love will be your savior,
Not god, not your personal favor.
Look around and see,
Why we suffer and why we feel.
Who do you believe yourself to be,
A mirror with a permanent seal.
My scars are eternal,
My scars are mine.
Your love floats as mine...
questing for something we will never find.


11/30/16

Be Happy, Motherfuckers

I am reminded of something I read once. I took this to heart because I was thrilled by cowboy movies when I was young.




  1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
  2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
  3. He must always tell the truth.
  4. He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.
  5. He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.
  6. He must help people in distress.
  7. He must be a good worker.
  8. He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits.
  9. He must respect women, parents, and his nation's laws.
  10. The Cowboy is a patriot.


We have so fucked up our world that these words are meaningless.

All of them...


11/23/16

Sometimes

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The view is not always the same from the other side.
I understand heritage, family, and religion.
Sometimes, these things are wrong.

Sometimes we are wrong.

7/11/16

Belief


A Christian believes they can commit adultery, bear false witness, actively encourage murder. It doesn’t matter! They know that one weird trick. Just believe! God will reward them just because they believe the fables they were told as a child. I am personally offended for the hundreds of millions of Christians over the centuries who actually took their religion seriously and were duped by the charlatans to give their lives and meaning to this crapola.
There is an aspect of Christianty of allowing Jesus into your heart. But this was not meant to be the whole deal. And certainly the loony morphing of this into a “personal relationship” with God has effectively destroyed the religion for millions. It is the height of hubris. God as pal?! Whatever. The Bible as truth? Give me a break.
Allow for a second that there is one bit of truth in this belief structure and our actions here and now mean nothing. I just need to believe.
That is all; forever and ever.
How many people are willing to risk eternal damnation if all they have to do is believe?


Most of this work was inspired and taken from

 http://franklycurious.com/wp/.


Please be a friend and listen to the little voices in your head.


7/6/16

Fuck Me



... here we go,
down the slow,
hard,
way,
to...

oblivion.

Don't look close at the mailbox.