Saturday, 19 May 2012

now I am become death

The Way of the Samurai is found in death.
 Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.
 Every day, when one's body and mind are at peace,
 One should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves,
 Being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake,
 Falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master.
 And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead.
 This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.
 — The Hagakure

Now I Am Become Death

This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games. All games are basically hostile. Winners and losers. We see them all around us: the winners and the losers. The losers can oftentimes become winners, and the winners can very easily become losers. "The War Universe", William S Burroughs

Thursday, 17 May 2012

the essential truth about government

"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. " -- George Washington


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Who's driving?

I awoke in a sweat from the American Dream
They were loading the bomb bay of the iron bird
Giving their blood to the Doomsday Machine
I screamed into the wind my goodbye to the world

It was dark in the desert so we walked through the night
The vessel was waiting where we had been led
An awesome machine to tear through the sky
The last exodus from the land of the dead

We are swimming in the lunar sea
Drowning in insanity
Look to the shore you will see
Your leaders were lying
Nobody's driving!

Upon the horizon is the earth I once knew
Now a red ball of light suspended in space
So we erected a stone on the shore of the sea
As a grim epitaph to the lost human race

We are swimming in the lunar sea
Drowning in insanity
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Our world is dying
And nobody's driving!

please sir, may i have some more

I'm not given to stereotypes much, but the notion that the Tories are a shower of self-serving poshboy cunts who don't give two shits for those less well off than themselves is getting more and more difficult to dismiss.
Not content with making backroom tax-dodging deals with the very useless twats who caused the recession, or with siphoning money from the benefits system into the coffers of foreign private enterprises, or with instigating a culture of outright hatred of the poor, disadvantaged and ill, the likes of Iain Duncan Smith are now flat-out voicing their previously thinly-veiled contempt for the rest of us.

The ultra-authoritarian, "do as we say, not as we do" position has never been stated more clearly.
“How far do you want to go with the idea that you can choose to do exactly what you want?”, the disgusting, bald, supposedly-Christian, waste-of-oxygen wanker snarled at disabled people who'd been making something of themselves via working for Remploy. As if the disabled didn't face enough obstacles without being spoken to like misbehaving children, and reminded that they should just do what their superiors tell them to without question.
"Fuck off and stack some shelves for the benefits you've paid for, at less than a living wage, be grateful and shut up" is the message of this vile, spiteful, greedy, inhumane, inhuman government. As if any of them would know real work if it crawled up their over-privileged arses and died there.

The only message we can give them is one of total resistance. Just say no. Don't buy into their hateful lies, their smug, condescending doublespeak and spend as much energy as you can on reminding your own MP just who they're supposed to represent.
I don't advocate violence except for in self defense, but now it feels very much like our selves need defending. These hypocrites laud revolutions in other countries that throw off oppressive regimes, well, just because the UK isn't yet a totalitarian state, doesn't make their oppression any less real. Their entire ethos boils down to "might is right" (as anyone who has dared to test their power will know, or even passing newspaper vendors, they can murder you with NO consequences), so we have to be different, we have to maintain our humanity in the face of a dehumanising system that wants nothing more than for the rest of us to be docile, robotic, worker-drone consumers who're grateful for what we're they allow us to have. Fuck that and fuck them.
Fuck them where they breathe.