There is nothing quite so sublime as your first fresh kill. You look down at the lifeless beast and chills of exaltation course through your body.
Oh to be an innocent little girl again, frolicking among nature’s bounty!
“Our patriotism is that of the man who loves a woman with open eyes. He is enchanted by her beauty, yet he sees her faults. So we, too, who know America, love her beauty, her richness, her great possibilities ; we love her mountains, her canyons, her forests, her Niagara, and her deserts—above all do we love the people that have produced her wealth, her artists who have created beauty, her great apostles who dream and work for liberty—but with the same passionate emotion we hate her superficiality, her cant, her corruption, her mad, unscrupulous worship at the alter of the Golden Calf.
(Emma Goldman, Anarchist, Feminist, during her July 17 trial espionage trial for actively opposing the military draft )
It’s nice to know that in a contemporary art world filled with posers, pretense and brazen commodification, one can still come across works of genuine beauty and power.
Cathi Stout shows you how it’s done! From the immortal 365 Days.
Protect the Kids When Driving to the Mall.
What if someone made a pain machine, capable of inflicting unbearable torment from a half mile way? Why then, that someone would have an excellent moneymaker.
See the Silent Guardian by our friends at Raytheon. An extremely useful device for dealing with unruly demonstrators and other problems. Brief video anyone?
“So long as this obscene display was confined to prostitutes and adulteresses, we did not think it deserving of notice; but now that it is attempted to be forced on the respectable classes of society … we feel it a duty to warn every parent against exposing his daughter to so fatal a contagion.”
(The Times of London, 1816, upon the first performance of the waltz at a royal British Ball)
Meat Knows Best.
Let’s conduct an experiment. You and a million other young men are playing Halo 3, a popular first-person shooter video game. Only you have chosen to use “xxxGayBoyxxx” as your gamer tag. What could possibly be the response?
Another admirable investigation into primate behavior in America.
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.
“At the bottom of all philosophy, of all science and of all thinking, you will find the one all-inclusive question: How is man to tell truth from error? The ignorant man solves this problem in a very simple manner: he holds that whatever he believes, he knows; and that whatever he knows is true. This is the attitude of all amateur and professional theologians, politicians and other numbskulls of that sort.”
(H.L. Mencken, Journalist and Social Critic)
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.