Monday, October 13, 2008
Yeah, I haven't done this in forever... not that it matters much though, I don't think anyone knows I have one of these... But, this is not the point, the point is... that the Flobots are... AMAZING! And if you're at all cool, you'll go to see them when they come on October 30th... so yeah... you guys should come.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I am so sick of people blaming their problems on other people! Like yes, it's very true that women are oppressed, and I agree that it is messed up, I am a female and I think that the way we have been, and are objectified is wrong, messed up , and morally incorrect. However, I don't think that this means that it's ok for some of these women who have been sexually abused, who have been mistreated, to become prostitutes, yes, for a while it's true, it was whoever that creeps fault who touched you or mistreated you, but there's a certain point where you need to stand up and make a change. Another example, my neighborhood: In my neighborhood Kensington was built on factories in the 20’s. The people of the neighborhood lived in the same row houses that I live in today, and the people worked in the abandon factory buildings that are scattered everywhere housing the homeless population of North Philadelphia, Kensington. The people living in this neighborhood worked in these factories on assembly lines, they were poorly educated and the only thing they knew how to do was to attach this piece to this piece and move it on down the assembly line. They were never taught an actual skill, never actually taught a trade. And they weren’t educated well enough to learn. So when came along the great depression and the factories closed down, they were out of work, and they couldn’t get any other work, because the didn’t know how to do anything else. So this became a poor town. And the inhabitants were looked down upon. “white trash.” And because the name was already upon them, and because they needed money, and because in the time of the depression everybody wanted them, the people of Kensington began to sell drugs. This was their “skill” this was their “trade.” Like any trade it was passed on down from generation to generation, and today this is still the biggest place to buy and sell drugs in all of Philadelphia, the same families who sold it then sell it now. The people here are lazy and they like blaming their current problems on things that happened years ago, before they were even born. And to me that’s the way most of the world is, always blaming their problems on other people. But there’s a certain point where it has to stop being somebody else’s fault, there’s a point when you need to rise up, and fix those problems, regardless of who’s fault they are, because complaining never got anybody anywhere.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
OK so, I am a high school student and today in bio-chem I had a bit of an... issue with one of the other kids... See, we were learning about evolution and so my teacher was showing us different slides, those dog like things turning into whales, this dinosaur turning into a bird and then he shows the picture of apes to humans. When he showed this slide one of the students in my class jumped up and started yelling that he wouldn't stand to be taught lies by my teacher, my teacher, being the awesome bio-chem teacher that he is, asked him why he thought it was lies. The student said because the bible says that Adam and Eve were created and that they were the first humans and that therefore there is no such thing as evolution. I got kind of frustrated at this and asked the student, "Are you actually telling me that you are going to believe something that is based on absolutely no proof whatsoever except for a book. Over years of evidence from fossils and DNA. studies and research and experimenting and most recently the Genographic project?" "You have to be kidding me... I mean, you can believe whatever you want to believe, you could say that maybe Adam and Eve were the first definite human forms within evolution or you could say that it was god who made this evolution occur but you can't possibly say that evolution doesn't exist." Then he told me he did have proof besides the bible, me, being interested to learn something new as I always am, asked the him to show me. He instantly began spamming me videos from, and yes this is a real thing, GodTube and Jesus Camp videos scriptures and such, then I said that videos where people are acting doesn't prove anything, so he told me I was going to hell. Then he tried to "save me" by spamming me bible phrases and such... I didn't read them, in fact, I deleted them right in front of him, he didn't take to kindly to this and told me I was going to hell repeatedly... At this point my teacher stepped in and tried to mediate. This only caused the student to tell my teacher that he was even more of a sinner than I was because it is one thing if he himself goes to hell but the fact that he is drawing "innocent children" along with him is even worse.
Now, I just have to say, what kind of parent teaches there children to do and say things like that? I mean, ok, people have their beliefs but you shouldn't be telling other people they are wrong because they don't agree... and if you are learning something that is science in science, it may go against your beliefs but it is been proven and so you need to know how to separate what is belief and what is science.
I am SO sick of the government budding their heads in other peoples business. Yes, we know there are some pretty messed up things out there in the world. And yes, we should do something about it if we can. But going over and starting wars and telling them they are wrong and trying to change their ways by force is... stupid. If we really feel we need to change something, the best way is by example, if we do the right thing here, in America, and we are doing well for ourselves, other people will follow. But if we go over and are like “That’s messed up what you did so we’re coming over to start a huge conflict and kill innocent people from both here and our own country.” They are NOT going to listen.
Do you honestly think that this war is about weapons of mass destruction? Well if you did, I’m sorry to inform you but, you’re WRONG! The whole point of it is oil, oil=something to sell=MONEY. Hm... I wonder who it goes to... could it be... schools? NO! Could it be... health? NO! Could it be... homes? NO! IT GOES STRAIT INTO THE GOVERNMENTS POCKETS! And if not there, then right back into the war.
Yes, that’s right, the media and advertisement, and the government are all wrapped up together in a big ball of evil death. Think about it, in the media such as movies, TV, music, magazines, commercials, and products there are all these “ist” ideas being sneaked in. For example, if you go into Toys Are Us, you will see that in the “boys” section, there are army G.I. Joe’s, army men with machine guns and granaid launchers. In the “girls” section they have “play sets” where the girl is cooking over a stove or taking care of some kid. If you look at these and you think about it, they basically say, to a lesser extent, “Boys, grow up to be strong men with tough attitudes and no emotions so you can fight in our country wars.” And to girls, “Keep the house clean for your husbands while they are dying for us, take care of the kids, raise them just like there mommy and daddy.” Well so yeah, are you going to stand for that? I know I won’t. Also, in the media they put out other “ists," they are more sneaky though... Like in the films there are lots of racist images but people believe that they must be OK because the actors are that race and they don’t seem to have a problem. Well guess what, they do it because they are also in bed with the stupid government. They put out these images in our media to try to keep us stupid and to try to keep us as racist, sexist, classiest as we can be. They are trying to keep us divided, keep us from uniting because they know if we weren’t “ist” we would see through their stupid plots and we would unite and take over and over power them. So, don’t listen to the media and don't listen to the capitalist's, it’s crap! Yeah so... that’s the plot of the government, don’t let them make you stupid.
OK so, my whole thing is that ALL the government systems are more or less dictatorships. Now I know I’m getting a lot of raised eyebrows at this but what I say is really true to a lesser extent. Yes, I know, here in America we have MUCH more freedom then we might somewhere else... But, think about it, do they ever come to US and ask US what WE want before they make a decision? NO, NEVER! For example, this war, Bush was like, “Ah, weapons of mass destruction, ah! I’m angry lets go to war!” Is it not his job to represent the US as a whole? How could he possibly represent what we want, if he never asked us what we want? So yes, we have good privileges, we can complain as much as we want without getting our heads chopped off, but the complaints never go anywhere because they don’t listen! So basically all we really get to do is pick witch dictator we are going to have.