Values

Posted by Sandman on December 2, 2014 with No Comments

As governments and big business continue to ask for one sacrifice after another in the name of economics, we have to stop and remember.

Remember that when men in suits speak of the economy, they do not mean more wealth for you and I, only for themselves.

Remember that these men value their personal wealth over all else.  That includes the environment, non-renewable resources, and even human life.

Remember to stand up and fight them.  Fight for human rights.  Fight for the ecosystem.  Fight for your morals, convictions, and beliefs.  Without good, free thinking people, the one percent will cause a massive death toll in the coming years.

And finally, remember these words, old as they may be…

 

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

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Neutrality

Posted by Sandman on November 25, 2014 with No Comments

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“I understand. People call me too political all the time. ‘Oh you wear your politics on your sleeve’. I’m told I’m too political for most TV shows, too political for college campuses, and for every children’s birthday party I attend. But here’s the thing: Everyone else, is equally political. Every time someone refuses to address the important issues facing the world, they are in fact taking a very political stance. They’re defending the status quo. They are standing up boldly and saying, “I’m fine with the way things are. Do not question the continued pillaging of the world. Do not ask why the top 0.1% have 81% of the wealth. Have a seat, say thank you for your portion of fried onion cheesy poppers, and talk about sports god dammit!” That is a political stance.

What we do by screaming, they do the opposite with silence. What we do by speaking out, they fight against with obedience. And it’s not just speaking out at protests. Every time someone allows their boss to get away with comments that are racist, sexist, homophobic, he or she is taking a political stance. Not a neutral one. Every time people turn a discussion about the largest surveillance apparatus ever created, into a conversation about whether you should really care if the NSA knows that you braid your nipple hair, they are taking a political stance.” -Lee Camp

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Sons Of Liberty

Posted by Sandman on November 25, 2014 with No Comments

Once an honest man could go from sunrise to its set
without encountering agents of his state or government.
But a sorry cloud of tyranny has fallen across the land,
brought on by the hollow men, who did not understand
that for centuries our forefathers have fought and often died
to keep themselves unto themselves, to fight the rising tide,
and that if in the smallest battles we surrender to the state,
we enter in a darkness whence we never shall escape.

When they raise their hands up our lives to possess
To know our souls, to drag us down, we’ll resist

Watt Tyler led the people in 1381 to meet the king at Smithfield
and issue this demand:
that Winchester’s should be the only law across the land,
the law of old King Alfred’s time, of free and honest men.
Because the people then they understood what we have since forgot:
that governments will only work for their own benefit.
And I’d rather stand up naked against the elements alone
than give the hollow men the right to enter in my home.

When they raise their hands up our lives to possess,
to know our souls, to drag us down, we’ll resist.

Stand up sons of liberty and fight for what you own.
Stand up sons of liberty and fight, fight for your homes.
So if ever a man should ask you for your business, or your name,
tell him to go and fuck himself, tell his friends to do the same.
Because a man who’d trade his liberty for a safe and dreamless sleep
doesn’t deserve the both of them, and neither shall he keep.

 

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To The Baby Boomers

Posted by Sandman on October 10, 2014 with No Comments

And to  everyone else that left us 20, 30, and 40-somethings, an un-saveable world to deal with.

 

To the sound of a heartbeat pounding away
To the rhythm of the awful rusted machines
We toss and turn but don’t sleep
Each breath we take makes us thieves
Like causes without rebels
Just talk but promise nothing else

We crawl on our knees for you
Under a sky no longer blue
We sweat all day long for you
But we sow seeds to see us through
‘Cause sometimes dreams just don’t come true
We wait to reap what we are due

To the rhythm of a time bomb ticking away
And the blare of the sirens combing the streets
Chased down like dogs we run from
Your grasp until the sun comes up

We crawl on our knees for you
Under a sky no longer blue
We sweat all day long for you
But we sow seeds to see us through
‘Cause sometimes dreams just don’t come true
Look now at what they’ve done to you

White needles buried in the red
The engine roars and then it gives
But never dies
‘Cause we don’t live
We just survive
On the scraps that you throw away

I won’t crawl on my knees for you
I won’t believe the lies that hide the truth
I won’t sweat one more drop for you
‘Cause we are the rust upon your gears
We are the insect in your ears
We crawl
We crawl
We crawl… all over you

We sow the seeds to see us through
Our days are precious and so few
We all reap what we are due
Under this sky no longer blue
We bring the dawn long over-due
We crawl
We crawl
We crawl… all over you

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What Happens When You Open Your Eyes

Posted by Sandman on September 12, 2014 with No Comments

You’ll see

 

Modern man, an evolutionary betrayer,

Modern man, the ecosystem destroyer,

Modern man, destroy yourself in shame,

Modern man, pathetic example of earth’s organic heritage,

When I look back and think,

When I ponder and ask “why?”,

I see my ancestors spend with careless abandon,

Assuming eternal supply

 

But you better not speak ’cause

You’ll be labelled as a lunatic,

Sequestered and content,

Then ignored and defeated by the government,

There’s an oriented public who’s magnetic force does pull,

But away from the potential of the individual,

The flow is getting stronger with smaller increments of time,

And eddies of new ideas are increasingly hard to find,

You need all that the other has, it is your right to seize the day,

But in all your acquisitions you will soon be swept away,

There’s a common consensus and a uncomfortable cheer,

A reverberating chorus that anyone can hear,

it sings “leave your cares behind you, just grab tenaciously”,

this lulling sense of purpose will destroy us rapidly

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Priorities…

Posted by Sandman on September 3, 2014 with No Comments

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Arithmetic, Population and Energy

Posted by Sandman on August 30, 2014 with No Comments

This is an absolutely phenomenal lecture by Dr. Albert Bartlett, on growth.  Growth of populations, growth of resource and energy production,  and growth of energy consumption.  Dr. Bartlett uses simple arithmetic to show just how far our resources will go, and how the math compares to some of the wild and downright deceptive estimates that are fed to us through respected media outlets.

 

Please take an hour out of your day and watch.  And don’t be intimidated by the math.  For the most part, it is high school mathematics.  What makes this lecture special, is how it is applied to some very serious questions, and Dr. Bartlett’s insistence that people think for themselves on these topics.  I for one, strongly believe that this lecture should be added to high school curriculums.

 

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The Big Bang Theory

Posted by Sandman on August 29, 2014 with No Comments

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Are The Western Empires On Their Deathbeds?

Posted by Sandman on August 26, 2014 with No Comments

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All empires throughout history follow a strikingly similar process of rise, fall, and eventual death.  From the Mongols, to the Egyptians, from Greece to Rome, no empire is exempt from this life cycle. Six ages define the life and death of an empire. The last of these, is the age of decadence. There are common features to every age of decadence:

-an undisciplined and over extended military (check),
-unrestrained displays of wealth (check),
-a massive disparity between rich and poor (double check),
-a desire to live off a bloated state (check),
-and an obsession with sex (and check).

But perhaps the most notorious trait of all, is the debasement of the currency, and, hyperinflation. Canada, the United States and Great Britain all began on a gold or silver standard, long since abandoned.  The buying power of each of these currencies is plummeting at incredible speed. Rome was no different.

If all of this wasn’t evidence enough, the average lifespan of an empire is roughly 250 years.  While Canada is little more than half that age, the U.S. is a mere 12 years away from it, and the UK is nearly 60 years past that average.  Despite what each of these nations wants to think, they are highly intertwined both economically, and culturally.  Though it may not be immediate, if one falls, they all fall.  If we take the average age of these three nations, we get 231 years.  Our time is nearly up.

Though no empire dies over night, they do all die.  There are two ways this can happen.  The first way is when an empire exhausts its economy and resources and gradually, piece by piece, parts of that empire are sold off to, or conquered by, more prosperous groups or nations, until there is nothing left.  The other (faster) way, comes from within, through revolutions and civil wars that eventually result in the complete destruction (and eventual reformation) of the government, or even the nation itself.  In this day and age, it is not particularly likely that some other country will wipe out and replace western civilizations (North America becoming New China, for example), but it could happen.  And, regardless of which path we end up taking, they all lead to the same place.  That is, western empires losing their power and influence over the rest of the world, while another empire(s) takes over as the dominant force of the world.  Though this transition will likely bring about violence and deaths, the majority of us will survive it.  However, much of the way of life that we’ve become accustomed to, will change.  The real question we should be thinking about, is what will we do afterwards?

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That’s Why They Go After The Young

Posted by Sandman on August 26, 2014 with No Comments

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