Pic of the day: Portrait of Gertrude Schiele, by Egon Schiele
Feeling deeply the difference between oneself and others, bearing ill will and falling out with people — these things come from a heart that lacks compassion. If one wraps up everything with a heart of compassion, there will be no coming into conflict with people.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure
My brothers and sisters, the occupiers, are again out in the streets protesting.
Bless the 99%.
I’m not a socialist, or a communist.
But I have no faith in capitalism either.
It has made me what I am today.
Tired, poor, angry, and looking for a better way.
There must be another way.
Maybe we just aren’t smart enough to find that path.
So I stand with the Occupiers, and I search for a better way.
Maybe there isn’t one, but we won’t find answers if we don’t look.
I am one of the 47%, I guess.
Mitt says he won’t even try to get my vote, and that I don’t take responsibility for my life.
This from a millionaire who hasn’t done one days honest labor in his entire life.
I work hard and am responsible in every way a man can be for the things that happen in my life.
I don’t want handouts, I don’t want the government or anyone to give me anything.
I want what I pay for, and I get what I want.
So fuck you, Mitt.
A movie made by some putz with issues in Los Angeles gets 4 people killed in Libya, and sparks civil unrest around the Muslim world.
Causes the crazy people to become crazier.
The sane people don’t go out protesting movies, they sit home and watch movies.
Sane people don’t burn flags because movies are offensive, they avoid the movies.
Mohammed and Allah shouldn’t be disrespected.
But neither should I, don’t insult my intellect by saying you have a right to kill, burn, and destroy in the name of god for any reason.
God isn’t that thin skinned.
Try to be more like him.
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Mind you the guy who made the movie should be prosecuted for the deaths of those fine Americans in Bengazi.
He killed them, by proxy.
He is responsible, even if it was Al-Qaeda that attacked and killed them and they were looking for an excuse to attack.
He gave them the excuse.
That movie maker killed them.
Giving maniacs a reason to be maniacal sounds very much like criminal negligence at the very least.
I could be wrong though.
Eyes feel like they are on fire, like orbs of burning stone set deep in my head.
3 hours of sleep last night.
Hard work on top of that wore me out.
Not that I mind.
I got everything done that I wanted finished.
A little down time now and all is well.
That’s it from here, America. G’night.