I am always fighting for the next
minute,” I tell my wife.
then she begins to tell me
how mistaken I am.
wives have a way of not
believing what their husbands
the minute is a very sacred
I have fought for each one since my
I continue to fight for each one.
I have never been bored or
at a loss what to do next.
even when I do nothing,
I am utilizing my time.
why people must go to
amusement parks or movies
or sit in front of tv sets
or work crossword puzzles
or go to picnics
or visit relatives
or do most of the things
is beyond me.
they mutilate minutes,
they have no idea of how
precious is a
I fight to realize the essence
of my time.
this doesn’t mean that
I can’t relax
and take an hour off
but it must be
to fight for each minute is to
fight for what is possible within
so that your life and your death
will not be like
be not like them
and you will
- Charles Bukowski
The US has the highest rate of illegal drug use in the world!
America is famous for its stringent anti-drug policies, yet shockingly, we report the highest illegal drug use in the world. In fact, marijuana use in the United States is even higher than the Netherlands where it’s legal!
Americans are four times more likely to report using cocaine in their lifetime than any other country. Why exactly is this? Many are not sure, but some believe it’s because of how our laws are structured. One thing that is evident is that the way drugs are being treated is clearly not working.
The World Health Organization released the statement, “Globally drug use is not distributed evenly… since countries with stringent user-level illegal drug policies did not have lower levels of use than countries with liberal ones.” One theory is that drugs are just simply a feature of more affluent countries, yet despite attempts to stop use, alcohol, cocaine, and cannabis are abused more in America than any other country.
from OMG Facts http://bit.ly/H9ccab
How’s the War on Drugs working out for you?
State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: “I, the state, am the people.” It is a lie. It was creators who created peoples, and hung a faith and a love over them: thus they served life.
Destroyers are they who lay snares for the many, and call it the state: they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them. Where there are still peoples, the state is not understood, and is hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs.
This sign I give to you: every people speaks its own language of good and evil, which its neighbor does not understand. They create their own language of laws and customs. But the state lies in all the tongues of good and evil; and whatever it says it lies; and whatever it has it has stolen. Everything in it is false; it bites with stolen teeth, and bites often. It is false down to its bowels.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra (1883) 1.11 The New Idol (via whakatikatika)
I hope Rick Santorum thinks Under Pressure is coming on the radio, only to realize it’s Ice Ice Baby.
So now that I have a steady job and I actually talk to people, I’m beginning to really discover how prevalent stupidity and government brainwashing is.
I think I’m going to kill myself when elections come around.
I swear to God, if anyone brings it up, I’m just going to be like, “Don’t tell me who you voted for. No really. Shut the fuck up.” And they’ll laugh because they’ll think it’s 50/50 for me, like it is for everyone else, like there’s a right answer and I’m afraid they’ll pick the wrong one, and then I’ll officially hate everyone.
We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him.
The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.
“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.”
The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked.
“So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to.”
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This sounds like the kind of story a feminist would make up. I’d really like to see some evidence that it isn’t made up. I have too much rational objection against the male side of it and too much respect for myself and most women to think that they’re really that fucking stupid to be paranoid all of the time about rape, unless they have a legitimate reason to be.
When it’s convenient, “men don’t ever fear rape,” and now that you’d like to make a point for the “benefit” of women, men can fear rape, but only if it’s a fear of another man. You are so unbelievably sexist. I’ve met plenty of straight men that aren’t uncomfortable with being hit on by gay men. It’s actually not uncommon to see straight guys in gay bars (with their girlfriends) because they like the atmosphere of gay bars better. I’ve met plenty of gay men that aren’t uncomfortable with being hit on by other men, even when they’re not interested. As for men that are uncomfortable with being hit on by gay men (which would be the majority, I think), there’s a difference between men finding homosexuality unnatural, disgusting, or even just something they aren’t into at all, than there is when a woman gets hit on by a man. It’s much more difficult (generally, not universally) for men to be as gender fluid as women can be. It’s so hilariously stupid how much feminists don’t know shit about sexuality even while they’re constantly yelling about how people need to accept it.
As for your comment on women, no not all of us think that way, and anyone reading this needs to know that these people are full of shit and have no right to speak for all women. I get hit on all of the time. It’s annoying sometimes, yeah, but I rarely fear rape. I rarely feel in danger at all. I realize there are more paranoid people out there, and I realize that some of that is due to actual encounters with sexual assault and rape, but unless you’ve actually experienced an assault, there is no rational reason, as a woman or a man, that you should live in constant fear of being raped. If you do, you can thank feminism for constantly pushing the idea that only women are victims of rape and sexual assault and that rape and sexual assault statistics are much higher than they actually are. Feminism will keep crying about rape culture, only so it can keep feeding it.
Your hypocrisy is showing.
we exaggerate a person’s good qualities,
we are often repulsed by that same person
while talking to them on the telephone
or just being with them in the same room.
and we are often critical of the way they
walk, talk, dress
but let them die
then what creatures they
if only at a funeral service
somebody would say,
“what an odious individual
that one was!”
even at my funeral
let there be a bit of truth,
then the good clean