Roses are red, Violets are blue… Fuck You Whore
New Years Eve 2012
Well the end of 2012 is nearly upon us. Over all, I feel as if this year has been a good one. The incredible highs and the crushing lows, each event a learning curve and I feel have made me a better person for experiencing.
Where to go from here?
Well like most people I have a few resolutions which I wish to follow in the New Year. These are;
- Continue getting fit
- Pursue my projects more. I began by thinking of ideas of what to do. Now I just need to implement them.
- Learn something new every day and to keep a short record of them (possibly on OneNote)
And well, basically to just be happy. To not let things which really aren’t that important get me down and corrupt my state of mind.
Towards the end of the year we tend to look back and think about the beginning, and just how much of a person we have become and hopefully we feel as if we have become wiser and a little more content with ourselves.
I hope to any one reading this that you enjoy New Year’s Eve and have a great and prosperous 2013.
A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other… Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe to late, or maybe forever.
Amazing words from a man who was known for his silence.
I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor, that’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate;
has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in:
machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
Our knowledge has made us cynical,
our cleverness hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little:
More than machinery we need humanity;
More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”.
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish…
Soldiers: don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.
Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate, only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers: don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written:
- ”The kingdom of God is within man”
Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men; in you, the people.
You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let’s use that power, let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy: let us all unite!
Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator
And me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for, ‘cause it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something, and if you find that moment… it lasts forever…
A little learning is a dangerous thing… drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.
When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,
And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed.
Then thou, whose shadow shadows doth make bright,
How would thy shadow’s form form happy show
To the clear day with thy much clearer light,
When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so!
How would, I say, mine eyes be blessed made
By looking on thee in the living day,
When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade
Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay!
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.
I’ve always liked learning new things, and part of my new years resolution was to learn something new every day. So I’ve got the right software to make a record of my ‘knowledge voyage’ so that by the end of the year I can go over it and look back at my hard work.
These days, there are angry ghosts all around us
Come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy , That one short minute gives me in her sight
A Scanner Darkly
What does a scanner see? I mean, really see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does a passive infrared scanner like they used to use or a cube-type holo-scanner like they use these days, the latest thing, see into me—into us—clearly or darkly? I hope it does, he thought, see clearly, because I can’t any longer these days see into myself. I see only murk. Murk outside; murk inside. I hope, for everyone’s sake, the scanners do better. Because, if the scanner sees only darkly, the way I myself do, then we are cursed, cursed again and like we have been continually, and we’ll wind up dead this way, knowing very little and getting that little fragment wrong too.
These were comrades whom I had; there are no better. They remain in my mind, and the enemy will never be forgiven. The “Enemy” was their mistake in plalying. Let them all play again, in some other way, and let them be happy
A 27 year old drug and alcohol abuser dies and the whole world cries, yet on the same day 98 innocent lives are horrifically stolen by a murderer in Norway, and no one bats an eyelid. There is definitely something wrong in this world..
I know in her defence most people will may have had a bad start to life, and hung around with the wrong type of people. She may have had an unfortunately start to life, and as a consequence it ultimately lead her to the path of drug taking and substance abuse. We I don’t believe that is a valid reason. A lot of people have had a poor chance at life, some have an even worse beginning than she did, but they never feel the need to inject themselves with chemicals.
I don’t believe there is a thing in the world that you cant overcome using the strength of your mind, that with determination and will power. Her dependency on drugs signify’s to me that she did not value her life.She had a chance at living her dream, a dream that lies deep in a lot of people today. To be a successful musician and even win awards for their work.
The reason I’m writing about this topic is that I have had a lot of experience and emotions on the effect of drug abuse. Over the last decade I have lost three relatives due to substance abuse. Two of them roughly the same age as Amy Winehouse, and another was in his fourtys. Allof them could have stopped what they did, but they chose not to.
I dont believe any addtiction is soo strong that the help from friends, family and with their own will power, they could have overcome the so called ‘Addiction’. Real help is out there if they truly wanted to stop, but they didn’t, and that signifys to me that they did not value life, and respect those in it.
Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would not call that a disease, but more an error in judgement.
I would like to read your views on the death of Amy Winehouse and Drug abuse in general, please leave a comment in the subject heading ‘Substance Abuse’ in the forum
Over the past few weeks, I haven’t really done much. University finished just before June started, and I moved back home pretty much instantly, because it would be cheaper for me, as I wouldn’t have to keep feeding myself and spending money on things that I really didn’t need.
Once getting home I have spent 75% of my time, playing video games, watching movies and continuously diving deeper into the phenomenon that is the world wide web. Sometimes I get so lost in this virtual escapement, my mind completely forgets about the world passing it by, and when I do momentarily gaze from the brightness of the LCD, 6 hours have passed! This means that all the things that I had planned on doing during the day, can’t be carried out due to it being to late.
Now I’m not saying the time spent on the web was wasted… A lot of the time I spend browsing the web it spent learning new things. Im not going to lie like a homeless bum asking for a few quid for a nice cup of tea, I do indulge in social networks. It may be the case that the sort of time I spend on these pointless sites is obsessive, but I like to think it is the completely opposite. With a lot of services being cloud based and all integrating with each other I get a lot of my updates for various websites etc, from these social networking carnivals.
But never the less I’m digressing… With the world being ever so connected in our modern piss flap of a society, most people find it hard not to visit these websites everyday. My mum for instance is the most computer illiterate homosapien to walk the earth, yet the first thing she does if she hasnt already with her mobile phone, is fire up her laptop and logs without hesitation onto Facebook.
To be Continued….
This time it’s personal!
Okay, I have created this blog to go hand-in-hand with my other tumblr blog.
This time around, I will be writing more opinionated posts on matters that are personal to my self, while the other blog will remain more for interests.
Just as a heads up, I have enabled comments in all my Blog posts as I would love to receive feedback on anything I write. Also I can created a Forum, of which subject matters can be created anonymously or via an account. Hopefully the enabling of people to post and created posts anonymously will not be abused, and would rather we used for generic uses only, of which are to discuss.. well anything =)