To Israel From PalestineO Israel...To Israel From Palestine7 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!
an fraeulein enttaeuschung.an fraeulein enttaeuschung.6 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
Nudity and Sex: Deal with itHere's a suggestion:Nudity and Sex: Deal with it9 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
BILDERBERGERein Sakrileg: der Sonnaufgang!BILDERBERGER7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
des Himmels Arschbacken entflammt
sinnierte der 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 Mal seiner Stärken beraubte
trat ALIAS Merkel ihre Einladung an
und siehe da: Merkel gewann!
wenn die Bilderbergkonferenz ruft
pumpt das Feuerwerk 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
lassen Weltbilder kursieren
die Wahrheit (IN)filtrieren
damit biometrische Pässe
unsichtbare Grenzen generieren
That wasn't what I meant whenYoure obsolete.That wasn't what I meant when7 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
Burning Books Without FlamesHatredBurning Books Without Flames8 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
CensorshipCensorshipCensorship13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Censorship really blows.
It strives to eliminate games like Grand Theft Auto.
The media needs to get a life
And focus more on what is right.
The FCC won't let Eminem be.
It's also a crime to watch MTV.
Sex is more feared than violence and such,
All to protect ourselves from what?
School dress codes are whack;
Certain outfits are said to distract.
Education is what our great country could use,
So that this issue can no longer confuse.
Popular shows, games, and music are there to entertain.
Shouldn't it be up to us to choose when to refrain?
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 Fails4 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
'Equality'We should open the door'Equality'9 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.
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?4 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
Freely EnslavedYou poison your mindFreely Enslaved7 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
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.7 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.
Within Your LinesThis is the seed, the catalyst:Within Your Lines7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The dawning of a thought that's kissed
The source of all creation.
The mouth of insperation
And now that we have found it
We can never quit
How will we fill this stage
With ecstasy and rage
With naught but songs
We'll trap the wrongs
To wrought our will
To hold them still
What, herein, shall we create
Within this world of hate
What's Really ToughWe can split an atomWhat's Really Tough7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can travel to other giant rocks
We can lose ten trillion dollars
We can kill a million people with one well-placed bomb
We can knock down towers with planes, killing thousands
We can fight a hundred wars
We can make fifty religions
We can sustain birth of sextuplet
We can deny science
We can blame science for ignorance
We can sell out arenas for fighting matches
That is all easy, what's really tough, what we can't seem to do, is get along.
The WriterThe WriterThe Writer7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I have a name, but Im dont want to tell you it. Actually, I dont need to tell you it, because even if you knew it, youd never find me.
Because there are probably more than a thousand of me-at least, people with the same name-around where I live, maybe millions worldwide.
Thus I live in this world, longing for individuality, but being individual makes you weird.
So Im not telling you my name because its really not that important.
This world I live in is strange. Everyone judges.
I live in a world where youre fat if you wear size six jeans, because the -cough- acceptable size is like -3.
I live in a world where music is cuss words and bad influences.
I live in a world where you can fail all through school but still make more money than those who tried.
In fact, I live in a world revolving around money.
I live in a world where beauty gets you farther than talent, skill, and hard work.
I live in a world conditione
The meaning of life.. + death?What is the meaning of life?The meaning of life.. + death?7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This is a very good question. Many believe that life has no meaning, that it's all a big joke and we should laugh at it. Ha dee ha ha.
Others believe that life has a very deep significance. For example there is a random God and he put us on Earth as a sort of trial rather than us going to Heaven directly.
A few others believe that the meaning of life is 42.
After many years of deep thought and meditation on this subject, I have come to the startling conclusion that all of the above are in fact wrong, ie life is neither a joke nor a trial from God nor 42, but simply a state of being where if one is not dead, one is alive and is therefore living and that's the meaning of life.
However, this line of thought has lead to an even deeper question which is:
What is the meaning of death?
This is a much more difficult question than the meaning of life. One might think it's a state of being where one is not alive and therefore dead, but if you're
elegy for NedaNedaelegy for Neda7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
even as your blood runs warm
your life nourishes the prayers
of every woman and man seeking truth
seeking peace and the freedom sworn
in this world and the next by old men
who have lost their way and play God
while God weeps for your pain
you cried and died for your country
not for the lies of those who think death
ends anything but the opening chords
to a lush opera that they cannot hush
with the truncheons and tear gas that pass
for the facade of an argument already lost
by those who will not serve the people
the world will lay roses of regret
for having never known you in your life
but you will live on in the hearts of all,
all who dream of hope and freedom, peace
won at the cost of Gandhi, King and martyrs
who aren't looking for a promised prize
but find lies in the eyes of cruel tyrants.
William F. DeVault. all rights reserved.
Race Relations: Judicial- Social - Law EnforcementYesterday I posted something asking to give me new subjects to write about. One of the subjects given was about the George Zimmerman verdict and race in the legal system. I assume this person, with respect of the trial and the media charges of how Blacks fit into a system; or perhaps even Latinos but I will be mostly touching on Blacks and towards the end of generalities will touch on Latinos as well.Race Relations: Judicial- Social - Law Enforcement3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
With this particular piece it will be about how other people see Blacks in a judicial, societal and law enforcement view… but also how Blacks see themselves in the context of the judicial system, how society views them and how they feel with respect to law enforcement.
I will first write about the Zimmerman trial and verdict which I expect to be rather short for the most part and then go into the broader situation of both the irony of this trial and race relations as a whole.
George Zimmerman Trial
I originally was not going to pay attention to the trial because I felt that f
Beauty in BaroqueIn the darknessBeauty in Baroque7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A love so dark
But oh love bequeath me
This feeling I have longed after for so long
Raven saturated locks ebbing and flowing with the wind
Starlight betraying the true nature of your beautiful hair
However raven like in the dark, but ever radiant in the day
A spring day
Lazily wandering through daisies, I watch you from afar
You know I am there, but you wait for me to make my move
And wasn't it you, love, who told me to make the first move?
The one who told me I was the one who had to engage you
Tell you how I feel
How the beauty of nature compliments your pretty face
And Lo! how you shine in such light
The moon's light cannot hold grace unto you
The sun's brightness cannot outshine your eyes
And oh those eyes.
How those gems gleam so radiant and with such love
The love I wish to feel, if you will only let me near
Past times have left me scarred
But your glow heals all wounds and keeps the demons at bay
If I only was as close as the wind upon your hai
Education DerailedWhen boys become men,Education Derailed5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
still in bodies of boys,
there's a tiny hand pulling the trigger.
Killing with guns
when they're still playing with toys,
troops get smaller as conflict gets bigger.
If they don't grow up now,
they won't get the chance,
Virtue's just a victim of circumstance.
Guns at the ready, men,
open fire they cry.
But they'll cry even harder
for an eight year old martyr
knowing somewhere the system has failed,
now the children are learning to die.
My Way Home Is Through You - 7Frank's POV:My Way Home Is Through You - 75 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