How is this different from the current consumption and exploitation of animals? Ota Benga at the Bronx Zoo holding a chimpanzee (1906) Around the beginning of the last century—in 1906, to be exact—the 4’11” Ota Benga was featured in an infamous… 515 more words Ota Benga: The Congolese Pygmy Who Became a Zoo Exhibit — TheContinue reading “Ota Benga: The Congolese Pygmy Who Became a Zoo Exhibit — The Vale Magazine”
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The kids of the now
It truly is a system of a downwith each passing year, the kids getting lessof the worldthat nourishes, heals, and sustains them.Kids getting less of the trillions of dollarsdown to penniesleft counted by their meager handsskeletal skins and hungry eyesthe world yonderleft with dust and smokelingering in the darkness, with leafless branchesshe walks, a girlContinue reading “The kids of the now”
If you were rich and enjoying a fancy party while slaves looked at your food with hunger in their eyes from outside the window, would you feel that slavery was unjust or would you feel that the slaves were just damn annoying? If you were a person enjoying your bacon meal while a flyer wasContinue reading “Popping delirium”
Distinction between a population and an individual
What’s optimal from a population health perspective may not be optimal at an individual level The rights you have at an individual level may not be feasible at a population level When you live within a population, you have to compromise. 2019
Question everything you fear
The things that we’ve been taught to fear: the normal darkness at night without lights the wilderness and it’s animalistic sounds like they’re supposed to be our primitiveness; that we’re born with think what’s the real entity to fear? The people who drown you in debt based on opportunistic clauses the people who could lockContinue reading “Question everything you fear”
Maybe Yuval never feels lonely
Maybe I should just become like Yuval Harari. Dry, monotonous voice, talkative. Somewhere else in my mind, alone at home. Make yourself believe that you don’t fear loneliness; that you wouldn’t go mad. Turn vegan because you’re frustrated with the world, and quite frankly, you’ve lost appetite. Get a cat and play with it onContinue reading “Maybe Yuval never feels lonely”
Dreams of being other species; shattered
Throughout my life, I’ve romanticized the animal world; I wished I were a bird so that I could fly and go wherever I wanted I wished I were an ant and thrived in a social and purposeful society I wished I were a pet cat and slept comfortably wherever and whenever I wanted while theContinue reading “Dreams of being other species; shattered”
I really don’t care
How do I make myself care more, just how?
John Muir quotes
One of the best ways to see tree flowers is to climb one of the tallest trees and to get into close tingling touch with them, and then look broad Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world The mountains are calling and I must go As long as I live, I’llContinue reading “John Muir quotes”
Get a damn job, own a wife, make a little boy, grow a beard, you fcuking bastard, own the damn world and blow it all on a bad bet, settle down, way way way down and stay there, let moss grow all over you. That’s your future, it’s everybody’s njoy it loser.
How do you live as a non-capitalist in this country?
Being level-headed again
Be somewhat upset. It’s ok. See those who are giving you a hard time as those who are teaching you
Foreign fish in a different pond
You’re a bit unfamiliar. It’s a bit exciting, but a hell of a lot more frightening. You have only a few fishes there that somewhat look and behave like you, and a huge number of other fishes that look and behave differently. You try to eat the algae in this pond like the other fish,Continue reading “Foreign fish in a different pond”
Somewhere in the middle of passive thoughts
“Why are you a vegetarian?” He asked. “I don’t like the thought of animals suffering” I responded. “But animals were created by god to service us” he said softly. And we ate our meals silently, somewhere in the middle of passive thoughts.
How the hell does one do it?
How the hell does one do it? Age gracefully. How do you manage to spin and flow as you dive? As you die? How do you make the best out of winter? How do you cook food and manage kids? Slap on a smile around your family? Pretend to listen to your friends? Sacrifice theContinue reading “How the hell does one do it?”
It’s not fun to wake up feeling like you lost your job while you’re out. Unfortunately, maybe what I’m feeling is felt by many who just can’t take a break from the cut-throat world. We’re turned into workaholics and maniacs, robots and scumbags. When we step away, it somewhat lingers deep inside our skin likeContinue reading “Money mania”
Sunday night stressors
It really sucks that the world is geared up to be cut-throat tomorrow Weights fall down on me thinking about it 😩 Why can’t things be a little more laid back and cheerful for sen’sive souls like us…
Harsh realities of losing hope
Worn out and walking around Trying to open my eyes. All around, there’s the blind leading the blind and chickens with their heads cut off; whatever you want to call them. I’m caught in a slew of nothingness, or just too many things happening all at once. There’s no fine balance, but a brutal divide.Continue reading “Harsh realities of losing hope”
Why do I detest the concept of marriage?
Should you side with your friend at all times for the sake of trust and alliance, or correct them when you feel that they’re wrong and potentially risk the friendship?
Why wear clothes when it’s hot outside?
Laugh ’till you’re dead
What a shitty century I’m living in. Clasped under pillars and pillars of concrete or suffocating over acres and acres of pesticide plagued green lawns. Boys in fast cars make their engines very loud, and when they push that pedal down, they rattle everything in town. I walk down the “preserved marshland” that solely existsContinue reading “Laugh ’till you’re dead”
Warning–Graphic picture. I’m sorry.
I’m so sorry my dearest… who ever’s done this to you. I hate the world on days like this.
“What is reality… but just a fragment of a dream?” Like. “Roses are red Violets are blue Sugar is succulent And so are you.” Like. “F this world! F society! Alas, F life! Like. “Roses are blue Violets are blue The universe is blue My balls are blue.” Like. “Hi guys. I’m gonna be takingContinue reading “Web crush”
Tired of it
It’s a rough society out there Get inside Get naked Humanize yourself