Pic of the day: Smokers in an Interior, by the Le Nain brothers, 1643
I am interested in madness. I believe it is the biggest thing in the human race, and the most constant. How do you take away from a man his madness without also taking away his identity? Are we sure it is desirable for a man’s spirit not to be at war with itself, or that it is better to be serene and ready to go to dinner than to be excited and unwilling to stop for a cup of coffee, even?
Not who we are.
To let this stand is, to my mind, wrong.
But what can one man do?
Simple. Spread the gospel. Tell the world.
Let the world judge.
Show the world just how much power those few people who control the airwaves have.
See what the world thinks.
See if they can think for themselves enough to understand that this amount of power in any groups hands is too much.
And the find another source of news.
Another source for entertainment.
Another source of information.
If you only read the mainstream news, only see the mainstream entertainment, and you are happy that is fine.
But do me a favor. Ask yourself a few questions.
Am I watching/reading/thinking this because I want to watch/read/think this, or because someone else wants me to?
Was this my idea? Would I have thought or read or seen this without being guided here by someone else? What is their motive?
Why am I being guided there? For my own good? Someone Else’s profit margin?
And who is guiding me?
Should I trust them? Can I afford to?
Think about everything you know about every piece of legislation you have heard of over the last few years.
Think about all the news you have heard. Every piece of entertainment you have consumed.
Where did it come from? Someone with an expense account and an agenda.
You would most probably not think what you do about it had you read the legislation.
You would most probably not feel the things you feel about politicians if you actually watched what they do.
The people who show us the world through the media are amongst the most powerful humans on earth.
If we aren’t careful we will end up puppets on the end of their strings.
The internet alone is a haven of freedom of speech, and they want that too.
Cispa, Sopa and their kin are encroachments on freedom by the media, using the legislatures of the world as slaves to do their bidding.
It’s a sad world that has let this occur unchecked.
Without regulation, they have become far too strong.
The media companies of the world are too large.
They control too much.
Support independent media.
That’s it from here, America. G’night.