Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nothing easier than to say,

Have no fear!
Nothing more difficult.
How does one kill fear, I wonder?
How do you shoot a spectre
through the heart,
slash off its spectral head,
take it by its spectral throat?
It is an enterprise you rush into
while you dream,
and are glad to make your escape
with wet hair and every limb shaking.
The bullet is not run,
the blade not forged,
the man not born;
even the winged words of truth
drop at your feet
like lumps of lead.
You require
for such a desperate encounter
an enchanted and poisoned shaft dipped
in a lie too subtle
to be found on earth.
An enterprise for a dream, my masters!
(Joseph Conrad - Lord Jim)

(art by Brendon Flynn)

Monday, April 14, 2014

“Only the small secrets

need to be protected.
The big ones are kept secret
by public incredulity.”
 - Marshall McLuhan

(art by Craig LaRotonda)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Simple things

become complicated
when you expect
too much.

(art by CT Nelson)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

An armed conflict between nations

horrifies us.
But the economic war
is no better
than an armed conflict.
This is like a surgical operation.
An economic war is prolonged torture.
And its ravages are no less terrible
than those depicted
in the literature on war
properly so-called.
We think nothing
of the other
we are used to its deadly effects...
The movement against war is sound.
I pray for its success.
But I cannot help the gnawing fear
that the movement will fail
if it does not touch the root of all evil
— human greed.
(M. K. Gandhi, "Non-Violence—The Greatest Force,"1926)

(art by Pejac)

Did you see their faces beaten to obey
Did you see the colours sulphur yellow, concrete gray
Did you see the eyes listless and indifferent
Oppression no resistance bodies without a spine

Day by day your hands are used
To build a world called decadence
So shut your eyes close your ears
Close your mind and perish with the multitude