Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’
Hunter S. Thompson
Our schools are crumbling and we want to teach everyone else a lesson.
Bill Maher on Syria
Nicely said. I knew there was a reason I hate facebook. Now I can claim that this was why.
"I am the safe haven for the rebel runaway and the resistor
The trusted misleader,
The number one defender,
And from a throne of their bones I rule,
These fools are my fuel
So I make them cool”
So the Americans want to bomb another country in the Middle East. I cannot even enumerate the many ways in which I disagree with this sentiment. It’s so hypocritical to say that the Syrians need to be punished for using chemical weapons. Over 100 000 Syrians have been killed since the civil war started. Why are we now going to condemn them for how they kill each other. Don’t misunderstand me, I think anyone using chemical weapons is absolutely vile, yet what of bombs and machine guns? What about targeted drone killing and it’s collateral damage? How are so called “conventional weapons” any different? The net result is the same: dead people. It is becoming more and more difficult for western nations to pretend that these Middle East interventions are about anything but oil. We in the west live in a glass house fortified by our moral superiority, we should take special care with who we throw our amoral stones at. Maybe keep them close for fear they might be thrown back. Remember when they gave newly elected President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize? They seem to have made a mistake. Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and even Egypt and Iraq are doing whatever they can to accommodate Syrian refugees. Maybe we should follow their lead.
Oil is our god. I don’t care if somebody says they worship Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Whoever, they actually worship petroleum.
Matthew David Savinar
A Crude Awakening
Dreams shattered like broken glass
Press ignore it and your hopes get broken fast
You complain for the life you supposed to have
But when you try to make plans God is known to laugh
Talib Kweli - Broken Glass