stream of conciousness

"All the jpegs, mpegs, YouTube rips, Wikipedia quotes, and bits from blogs etc that keep gathering together over time until in the end you realize it’s a theme, or a pattern and you’ve been almost unconsciously saving this stuff, because its you. You’ve been assembling yourself out of all this waste – the spoils that are out there on the net.”
~ Friday, April 18 ~
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The United States of America has been an “oligarchy” since the US Constitution was ratified.
Does anyone honestly believe that during the time of our founding fathers when only wealthy white landowning males could, after paying a poll tax, vote— and mortgages and liens didn’t count as land “ownership”, we were a “democracy”?
But the country is inching more towards “democracy” every year.
We went from wealthy white males of the landed gentry class being able to participate in politics, to all white males, to all white people, to all people.
We went from a time when George Washington himself rode at the head of a 10,000+ strong armed military force to suppress tax protesters with cannon and musket fire, to the 1800s which saw police colluding with business owners to machine-gun labor protesters to death, to the national guard and police firing on civil rights and anti-war protesters, to it being explicitly constitutionally legal to record police, to the point now where if a police horse steps on an Occupy protester’s foot they get to sue for $lots.
We went from a time when there were no campaign finance laws to a point in time where the reporting of most campaign contributions is mandatory and the data are available to the public.
Are things good enough? No.
Are things better now for more people than they have ever been before? Yes.
Name point in time, from 1789 to 2014, where more people had more rights, there was more transparency and accountability, and things were generally better for more people, than April 18th, 2014.

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In life you may be poor or rich, but death is the great equalizer. The greatest communism is in death. Howsoever you live, it makes no difference; death happens equally. In life, equality is impossible; in death, inequality is impossible. Become aware of it, contemplate it.
Osho
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~ Thursday, April 17 ~
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Pro-Russian forces in Ukraine.

No doubt about it, it’s a hostile takeover.

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~ Tuesday, April 15 ~
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「なぜ悩みは解決しないのか?」をもう少し説明します。 「解決法がわかったからといって、行動できるとは限らない」

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Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
So each is inevitably dissapointed.
— Albert Einstein
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~ Monday, April 14 ~
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Bravery is by far the kindest word for stupidity, don’t you think?

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human-voices:

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.” ― Samuel Beckett

human-voices:

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.” ― Samuel Beckett


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~ Friday, April 11 ~
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fohk:

Memento (2000)Christopher Nolan

fohk:

Memento (2000)
Christopher Nolan


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ヒトは現在と過去を必然と思いたがる生き物なのです。

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~ Wednesday, April 9 ~
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Sometimes there’s so much I want to say that nothing comes out.


~ Tuesday, April 8 ~
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(Source: avtomative-porn)


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Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
— Marcus Aurelius

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