I Watch Silently As the World Screams

A dump of my mind; ideas, pictures, words, and the undecided. You can expect a mess of different things.

June 7, 2012 4:00 am
"When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind."

Jiddu Krishnamurti (via myheadisweak)

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June 6, 2012 8:02 pm 7:56 pm

there’s nothing like buying a new book when you have other 8183920188281 books to read

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7:53 pm
"The privilege of privilege is that its terms are rendered invisible. It is a luxury to not have to think about race, or class, or gender. Only those marginalized by some category understand how powerful that category is when deployed against them."

Michael Kimmel (via freedomthroughpiracy)

(Source: wretchedoftheearth, via anarcho-queer)

7:49 pm
"Someone once asked me, ‘what do you want out of life?’. I looked at them with an air of bewilderment. ‘What do I want out of life? Well, quite simply, to live!’"
7:49 pm
"A child that dies of starvation today is being murdered. There is no reason for dying. It is the world order that kills."

Jean Ziegler (via humanformat)

(Source: nutopiancitizen, via simply-war)

7:47 pm
"The police left the child’s body on the floor while they harassed his family, questioned the mother for two hours while she could see her son’s dead body outside of the car’s window, searched their home and then arrested the victim’s brother for truancy. This is the reality of being Black. How absolutely sick. John Henry Spooner will die of his cancer before he serves his sentence. There is no justice."
June 5, 2012 1:56 am
"It is a well known fact that the close-the-door button in most elevators is a totally dysfunctional placebo which is placed there just to give individuals the impression that they are somehow participating, contributing to the speed of the elevator journey. When we push this button the door closes in exactly the same time as when we just press the floor button without speeding up the process by pressing also the close-the-door button. This extreme and clear case of fake participation is, I claim, an appropriate metaphor [for] the participation of individuals in our post-modern political process."
1:54 am
"The trouble is, you think you have time."
1:50 am 1:48 am
"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."
1:31 am
"Control in modern times requires more than force, more than law. It requires that a population dangerously concentrated in cities and factories whose lives are filled with cause for rebellion, be taught that all is right as it is. An so, the schools, the churches, the popular literature taught that to be rich was a sign of superiority, to be poor a sign of personal failure, and that the only way upward for a poor person was to climb into the ranks of the rich by extraordinary effort and extraordinary luck"
1:14 am
"You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."
12:54 am
"That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."

Charles Bukowski (via myheadisweak)

(Source: emergentpattern, via myheadisweak)

May 10, 2012 10:16 pm
"I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance."

Jon Stewart (via humanformat)

(Source: ghostisborn, via queerencia-deactivated20130103)