John Trudell – An Identity Crisis As Human Beings

 

Watch the whole thing; it’s great!  Some of it is wishy-washy, the energy parts (for me), but it’s great!

Echoes of Heidegger: “Earth, Sky, Divinities, Mortals.”

“They have replaced thinking with believing.”  “Our thoughts, our thinks, are a different type of sound.”  -Trudell

“Saying and speaking are not identical whenever something is said.  Saying and speaking are not identical.  One can speak, speak endlessly, and it may all say nothing.  As opposed to that, one can be silent, not speak at all, and in not speaking, say a great deal.”  -Heidegger

“What is most thought-provoking, what gives us to think, is then not anything that we determine, not anything that only we are instituting, only we are proposing.  According to our assertion, what of itself gives us most to think, what is most thought-provoking, is this—that we are still not thinking.”  -Heidegger.

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But I Am American

social security

Matil A. Jorna was stopped trying to enter the country after a long trip to the Czech Republic.  She was strip searched, and she protested.  To no avail.  The people working at the TSA inappropriately grabbed her at one point, and she recoiled, in shock; her shock was taken as evidence against her, and she had no recourse to complain.  “I don’t like having my vagina rubbed by government officials,” she stated to a reporter, after the event.

Events sometimes get lost in time.  Such was the case with Matil’s.  You will not find her story in the New York Times or the Washington Post.  These are daily occurrences, and we are only made aware of them through statistics about how often people get searched, or how often certain groups of people get searched.   But this was there, at one point.  Gone, now.

This story is lost.  But it is remembered.

This is my tribute.

Bill Maher’s Unfortunate Tweets.

This guy speaks like a twelve year old with a blackberry. Where are the spaces, the thoughtfulness? The humor. It hurts. My #santorum tweets are even funnier than this crap.

Which leads me to another question: why are so many tweets written like they were beaten out of an obese man with a large stick, then thrown in the dryer like a cardigan that you forgot will shrink if you dry it–and then, after you get your laundry, you think, oh crap, I’ll have to give that to my girlfriend now that it’s half the size.

Bill Maher is currently the worst of the ones I’ve come across. Everything is “Dju know” or “ur gonna lose ur core voters if u.”

It’s gross, and not funny.

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