“The notion that acts of cruelty are inhumane is absurd and has no scientific basis. Indeed, the disposition to inflict suffering may be one of the more defining characteristics of human kind.”
(Animal Behaviorist D.B. Lattimore from her essay, "Primate Behavior and Self-Deception")
A visitor to planet earth might need but a glimpse of our values and priorities before determining that we are criminally insane. Consider this brilliant video short which offers an arch and moving revelation of our broken consciousness.
Do you really need a $40,000 85-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV?
Damn right you do. Way more than, say, your second daughter. Happy comments on Amazon say it all.
We May Be Needing You Later.
“This is a dark chapter in our history. Whatever else happens, our country’s international standing has been frittered away by people who don’t have the foggiest understanding of how the hell the world works. America has been conducting an experiment for the past six years, trying to validate the proposition that it really doesn’t make any difference who you elect president. Now we know the result of that experiment [laughs]. If a guy is stupid, it makes a big difference. ”
(Retired General Tony McPeak in Rolling Stone Magazine, March 7, 2007)
Or How Will They Know What to Kill?
The authentic NASA recording between mission control and the first man on the moon. Discovered and enhanced by the technicians at the Evolution Control Committee.
Sure, terrible things go on in this world, but look at the bright side — 3.5 billion people live in poverty! Capitalist and all around idiot Kevin O’Leary leads the cheers.
“Look, nobody likes to see dead people on their television screens.”
(U.S. President George W. Bush, June 2007)
So often artists don’t care about the world. But once in a great while, someone special arises that transfixes us with their art, their heart and their soaring vision.
That someone is Kid Rock. Brilliant writer, singer, patriot, poet, his latest masterwork is for the American National Guard. It may quite possible be the most powerful work of art in all history.
Just watch the video. When he sings, “If you ain’t gonna fight, get out of the way. Cause freedom ain’t so free, when you breathe red, white and blue,” it’s impossible not to get chills.