To Israel From PalestineO Israel...To Israel From Palestine6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You want me to surrender to the gun?
And just let you have your fun?
Who do you think I am?
Your Slave U.S.A, the one that you have fooled by your propaganda lies?
You underestimate me
Have you forgotten who I am?
Let me remind you
I am PALESTINE!
And I have All Mighty Allah on my side
I carry the flag of
"La illaha illa Allah"
"There is no god but Allah"
You think you have weakened me
But you don't understand
You have only strengthened me
You swim in my people's blood
Blood of innocents of the young and old
While America feeds you bread
To have another child dead
And yet you claim I am the terrorist?
You can fool the world but you can't fool God!
My faith and trust in Him will never be buried for it will never die
I hold on to patience because i know soon revenge will be knocking on your door,
Not from me, but from the one who created you and me!
The Greater Evils of ChristThe Blood Thirst and Greater Evils of ChristThe Greater Evils of Christ5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
To achieve a greater understanding of the world, its societies and the common issues that face them, one must be comfortable with the fact that there is no polarity, no sole perpetrator of evil that is causing all the world's ills. There is no devil, and there is no messiah; all humans contain a certain duality (that allows them to perform great acts of selflessness and still remain corrupt, despicable people). All people across the world have the ability to control their disposition towards or against positive progress, and all actions committed by all peoples will benefit some and harm others. While this may be true, there are still key players of positive progress and great figures of evil and oppression. In my studies, I have found that the most influential force of the world's acts of inhumanity and cruelty has been bathed in praise since his fictive birth. My studies have found that, far surpassing Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, G
Nudity and Sex: Deal with itHere's a suggestion:Nudity and Sex: Deal with it8 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Stop treating sex and nudity as taboo or risqué and accept it as a normal and natural part of who we are as a species. Let's put away the old ideologies of shame and ignorance and progress ourselves by showing a level of maturity about these mundane and common facts. Society needs to stop acting like a adolescent (i.e. thinking with one's genitalia) regarding the subjects of nudity and sex. Clothes service a vital purpose in our lives -protection from the elements, our environment, breast shag, and the sight of obese and elderly body-types; economic growth and marketing; social statements; the discrete transport of weapons, explosives, and contraband; etc.- but the lack thereof should not be cause for alarm or disgust (in most cases). Maturity in dealing with these natural traits should be a hallmark of our sentient and cognitive existence. Reason drives us to advance beyond our current lackluster approach and reach a state where such trivial things no longer matte
an fraeulein enttaeuschung.an fraeulein enttaeuschung.5 years ago in Letters More Like This
schön dass du mich so oft besuchst.
sollte ich mich ja an deine spontanbesuche gewöhnen
es ist doch immer wieder eine überraschung
wenn du an meinem haus kratzt
gegen die fenster schlägst
die türe eintritts
und dabei das möbiliar umschmeißt.
das ganze haus wackelt bei deinen besuchen
so laut lachst du jedes mal.
ganz heimlich gehst du dann wieder
und hinterlässt eine verwüstung.
spült regen die gröbste unordnung weg
den rest muss ich in mühevoller kleinarbeit wieder aufstellen.
ich zeichne feine stiche auf die wände
wenn du wieder gewütet hast
und verdecke sie mit vorhängen
damit sie kein anderer bemerkt.
mein andenken an dich.
ein heilloses durcheinander.
kaum habe ich halbwegs aufgeräumt
kommst du wieder vorbei
und nimmst jedes mal ein stück aus meinem häuschen mit
ohne jemals irgendetwas gutes mitzubringen.
bei mir in der wohnung wird es
Call for YOUR censorship storyPlease free to pass this post along to anybody you think might be interested.Call for YOUR censorship story6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
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CENSORED & SILENCED.Call for YOUR censorship stories
Steven Leyba and I want to hear YOUR censorship story for our Censored and Silenced project!
If you had problem with your art being censored and censored for no good reason IE you don't paint naked little kids.Which to me that WOULD be a good reason for getting censored but apparently not.This applies to any medium of art,from visual art,to film,music ect.
If you have a problem with it also we'd like your input on it.
You can either post your story in reply Tell us YOUR censorship story post or email it to
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That wasn't what I meant whenYoure obsolete.That wasn't what I meant when6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I dont say anything because how do you reply to that and werent you supposed to love me?
The water washes over me and the blue of the shampoo stings my eyes. The glass from the shower stall is foggy with heat. I can hear the rain outside falling uninterruptedly. I can hear your voice:
Life is like a series of film strips.
Am I in yours for long?
You say nothing, your eyes betray nothing.
Am I in yours at all?
You keep on saying nothing, I keep on hearing nothing.
The house is dark. Outside, the winds causing quite a commotion. Inside, there isnt even a breeze.
How many more days? I ask.
You look at me then, even if you can barely see me in the dark.
Youre like brushing your teeth. A habit, but youd feel disgusting if youd stop.
I dont say anything because all that pops to mind is what a terrible analo
Why Free Market Capitalism FailsIn this essay, I expose the flaws in the two mechanisms that are supposed to power the free market: Adam Smith's invisible hand and trickle down economics. The notion of the invisible hand holds that in a free marketplace, the buyer's self-interest will tend to drive the price down, while the seller's self-interest will tend to drive the price up, so that both parties' self-interest will naturally cause the price to settle on an amount that both find reasonable. Trickle-down economics maintains that the rich are the ones who start and expand businesses and hire employees, so the laws should favor them increasing their wealth as much as possible so they can hire more people, thus growing the economy.Why Free Market Capitalism Fails3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
These concepts look good on paper, but the best way to evaluate any idea is to see how it works in practice. Let's start by analyzing nationa
Socialism: Glenn Beck EmailSocialism: Glenn Beck Email5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Here is an E-Mail that I wrote to Glenn Beck.
Do read the artist comments.
I was watching your show on September 1, 2010, and as usual you mentioned Dr. Martin Luther King, speaking of Dr. King would be proud. I shall touch back on this
You were speaking of Dolores Huerta, when speaking of her you said that she was also investigated for being a communist, so was Dr. Martin Luther King.
You spoke of her quote of something to the affect of capitalism being an alternative to democratic socialism, might I also remind you of Dr. King's quote of
"You can't talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can't talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You're really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry.... Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means
Love thy neighbour?God hates fags. 'Love thy neighbour' HAH!!! Why don't you take a closer look at the Bible before you talk shit!!!Love thy neighbour?6 years ago in Humor More Like This
It clearly says:
"Love thy straight neighbour."
...Idiots. Go back to primary school and learn to read.
Take Me To JailTake me to jail; if you want to make a law limiting what I can say about those crazier than me, take me to jail. I will go peacefully, but only physically. Ill spend my every day in the cell writing and talking more about it; Ill rack up the hours I spend and die there if I must. Take me to jail. If you think a cell will stop me, tale me to jail. I thought we were free. Scare tactics wont affect me; lock me in solitary. Take me to jail. You want to limit art? Take me to jail. A new war will start. The only reason things progress is due to active protest. Lock me up; I will keep going. Take me to jail. People will fight back. Take me to jail. I wont stand for that; freedom for the free, thats you and me, every living thing with a heart and a brain. I wont bow down to something in which I dont agree. Take me to jail. Lock me up. Ill talk, all the time. I wont back down. Ill show you just what freedom means. Locked in that cell,Take Me To Jail6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why Socialism?Why Socialism?3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
It is not about going further to socialism, it is about going further into what America use to be about. It is not about welfare programs, it is about building your nation.
Let us look at reality, education has been cut nearly every year for several decades, and yet we wonder why we are falling so quickly in literacy rates. Yet when people say we should give more money to education you hear NO, SOCIALISM!!!! GOVERNMENT INDOCTRINATION!!!
Government indoctrination to wish to educate people, more money to allow for more teachers, which would allow for smaller class sizes which is said by ALL accounts, left and right to be an ideal learning environment
Well socialism is not really that "far left"... depends upon what type of socialism you are referring to, universal socialism which can be equated with communism is very far left where as national socialism which is a nice misnomer for fascism is very far right. Hitler was a smart man, he knew if he had said he wanted a fascist government th
Burning Books Without FlamesHatredBurning Books Without Flames7 years ago in Socio-political More Like This
She sat, reading.
They attacked. "Whatcha readin', Janice, huh, whatcha readin'?"
Janice shifted her position slightly. It's called Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury."
They scowled. "I'n'at that dumb movie about how September 11 would never have happened if Gore were elected? Why would you read the book of such a stupid movie?"
"The two are completely unrelated," said Janice, and she turned the page.
"Oh, yeah? Well, what's it about?"
Janice grinned. "The evils of censorship."
They smirked. "How's this for censorship?" and they took the book and tore out a single page.
Janice waited until they left to cry.
He loves riding his bike to the library. Exercise and great works by great people. Nothing could be better.
But today something feels different. Something feels... wrong. He searches the shelves for something to eat, but the shelves were empty.
"Excuse me," he asks the librarian, "but where are the books?"
"You heard me. Tra
My Way Home Is Through You - 7Frank's POV:My Way Home Is Through You - 74 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I didn't know why I'd said it.
I didn't know what invisible force inside me had brought me to spill what my mind was so desperately desiring. It was wrong of me to say it. It was too soon.
I wanted it, but I didn't want it now.
But there was nothing I could dothe air had already absorbed the three most regrettable words I'd uttered and there was no taking them back.
I was still so close to Gerard. We were touching in more than one place. His body was warm and comfortable, but I felt him shuddering.
"Frank...you...what?" He knew what I was talking about. What he wanted to know was why now, and, really? Did I really mean what I'd said?
I had meant it.
If I'd ever planned on losing my virginity, I could not imagine anyone having it from me except Gerard. He was so special...so deserving. I never trusted anyone as much as him. I knew he wouldn't hurt me---he couldn't hurt me.
I wouldn't normally think so deeply of this topic, but with Gerard...I kind of fel
Censorship: Silence the WorldThe speaker approaches the podium, prepared to give his speech. He has prepared his address for months. He takes a sip of water and clears his throat. He begins his speech, but something seems odd; no sound comes from him. His lips move in perfect synchronization with his silence. He gestures appropriately for his audience. His speech lasts for two hours ... two hours of silence. The speaker finishes his speech as the audience begins to applaud. The speaker steps down from the podium. Later he receives high praise for his enlightening speech. True, he didn't utter a single word, but he didn't offend a single person. The speaker has embraced censorship and spoken in a way that would please everyone. By not stating his views he avoided the risk of being branded racist, ageist, sexist, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, anti-Semitic, socialist, fascist, republican, democratic, gay, homophobic, or individual. He has maintained a diverse following by pleasing everyone and because of this, the spCensorship: Silence the World8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
My Way Home Is Through You: 3Frank's POV:My Way Home Is Through You: 34 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
When I got home, I went up stairs and stopped at the bathroom mirror, just staring, backpack still hanging on my shoulder.
I half expected there to be a permanent mark on my cheek that would never come off. It felt like a burn, except it didn't sting. It tingled.
I brushed my fingertips over the spot, which was completely invisible; the only way I knew it was there was because I had taken a mental note. Gerard's lips had touched that spot.
If Gerard was going to do that every time I gave him a rose, I would have easily scouted the town, and my wallet, for a couple dozen.
I just stood there, looking at myself and wondering about things.
What did it mean when Gerard....kissed me? Did he like me? Or did he just have an intimate way of expressing his gratitude? Maybe he just feels bad for me because I don't have any friends.
I couldn't decide which theory to agree with, so I left my reflection and went to lay on my bed. I flopped down and opened a random comic book,
BILDERBERGERein Sakrileg:BILDERBERGER6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
des Himmels Arschbacken entflammt
sinnierte über den Volksmund
wie treffsicher Maultaschen sund
doch schimpfe nicht Politiker
für repräsentierte Schuld...
fremder Inhalt hat sie abgefüllt!
seit Helmut Kohl
für Europas Wohl
den Multis Deutschland verkaufte
zum letzten Male
seiner Stärken beraubte
trat ALIAS Merkel
ihre Einladung an
und siehe da: Merkel gewann!
wenn die Bilderbergkonferenz ruft
pumpt das Freimaurerwerk neues Blut
denn Rotschilds und Konsorten beuten
diesen Planeten aus
sich zu erleuchten
2009 vom 14 bis 17ten
im Astir Palace Ressort
luden illustre Gäste aus Wirtschaft
Politik Presse Geheimdienst und Gott
Zukunftsmarionette Roland Koch
Geldeliten sind geistreich
wie Waldrodungen der Industrie
oder das Mehren der Not
ungebildet zu medialem Vieh
lassen Weltbilder kursieren
die Wahrheit (IN)filtrieren
damit biometrische Pässe
unsichtbare Grenzen generier
Freely EnslavedYou poison your mindFreely Enslaved6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With beliefs, divine
A part of your life
now left behind
You've no common sense
You weave a defense
Of some plan which was made
Without your consent
You justify how you behave
And choose to be, freely, enslaved
Check the cons
Break the bonds
Don't become their pawns
Escape from the hold
Say you won't be sold
No more messed up stories
From the days of old
Maybe it's time to misbehave
Show them you won't be freely enslaved
'Equality'We should open the door'Equality'8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But we don't have to open the door
Because 'Women are strong' and 'Chivalry is dead'
Wait...so I was SUPPOSED to open the door?
Equality, my ass.
They wear short skirts and low-cut shirts
To further advance their careers
We get fired for making advances
Or telling dirty jokes
Equality, my ass.
Women are proud of their ability to use us
When we call them on it, they cry out
'We're independent!' and 'We don't need you or your money!'
Then why do you use us?
Equality, my ass.
Why do I have the put the toilet seat down?
Why can't that bitch put the toilet seat back UP
When she's done taking a pee?
I know why...
Equality, my ass.
Sexist jokes are always funny
Especially the ones about how dumb men are
Women don't like being told they're self-absorbed
Most won't like this poem
'Chauvinists' they call us.
Equality. My. Ass.
Political Atheist: SocialismPolitical Atheist: Socialism4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
I am bored so figured I would do a post on here... but then realized I had nothing to post about, so .
Why not politics? Hm let us discuss the new tea party starlet Christine O'Donnell
Christine O'Donnell's group that she started and runs, wants abstinence taught in school, her organization or rather a member from the organization also wants sex education removed from schools
Since sex education has been shown to be in direct correlation between decrease in STD's, pregnancies and high school drop our because of the aforementioned should I take O'Donnell's people seriously?
Then again since this is the same Christine O'Donnell that says condoms have been shown to have no affect on the lowering or stopping the spread of Aids/HIV should she even be taken seriously at all?
Like my friend that I spoke of before, who doubted the idea of evolution or rather was ignorant of what evolution actually said; O'Donnell is another person that does not believe in evolution becaus
Think. Don't Know.Certainty is a plague. Avoid it at all costs. Don't be certain, ever; think, don't know. Crusaders were certain their actions were right; the radical terrorists are certain they were doing good; many criminals are certain they won't get caught. They knew, but didn't think. Think. Ask why. Ask how.Think. Don't Know.6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Don't ever just accept something, follow the evidence. Don't just accept there is evidence, study it, experience it firsthand, if possible. Think. Society stabilizes through doubt, not certainty, knowing leads to not trying, not learning. Knowing isn't really knowing, it's a combination of faith and apathy. Thinking is security, a blend of skepticism and activism, curiosity and caring, initiative and interaction. Don't just trust, justify rationally, and rationalize justly. Trust is good, only if it is trustworthy. Don't just know, think.
Sorry We Shot Your Kid...Sorry We Shot Your Kid, But Here's $500Sorry We Shot Your Kid...8 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
For the entire war in Iraq, the press has been kept largely in the dark concerning the number of civilians killed by our forces, and what happened in the aftermath. Now several hundred files posted online reveal some of the true horror while raising questions about lack of compensation.
Here you will find, for example, that when the U.S. drops a bomb that goes awry, lands in an orchard, and does not detonate -- until after a couple of kids go out to take a look -- our military does not feel any moral or legal reason to compensate the family of the dead child because this is, after all, broadly speaking, a "combat situation."
Also: What price (when we do pay) do we place on the life of a 9-year-old boy, shot by one of our soldiers who mistook his book bag for a bomb satchel? Would you believe $500? And when we shoot an Iraqi journalist on a bridge we shell out $2500 to his widow -- but why not the measly $5000 she had requested?
This, and m