Posted by: graphiclucidity | October 26, 2009

human nature

Express yourself, don’t repress yourself
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself

And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]
It’s human nature [It’s human nature]
And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]
I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me [It’s human nature]

You wouldn’t let me say the words I longed to say
You didn’t want to see life through my eyes
[Express yourself, don’t repress yourself]
You tried to shove me back inside your narrow room
And silence me with bitterness and lies
[Express yourself, don’t repress yourself]

Did I say something wrong?
Oops, I didn’t know I couldn’t talk about sex
[I musta been crazy]
Did I stay too long?
Oops, I didn’t know I couldn’t speak my mind
[What was I thinking]

And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]
It’s human nature [It’s human nature]
And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]
I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me [It’s human nature]

You punished me for telling you my fantasies
I’m breakin’ all the rules I didn’t make
[Express yourself, don’t repress yourself]
You took my words and made a trap for silly fools
You held me down and tried to make me break
[Express yourself, don’t repress yourself]

Did I say something true?
Oops, I didn’t know I couldn’t talk about sex
[I musta been crazy]
Did I have a point of view?
Oops, I didn’t know I couldn’t talk about you
[What was I thinking]

And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]
It’s human nature [It’s human nature]
And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]
I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me [It’s human nature]

Express yourself, don’t repress yourself
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself

Express yourself, don’t repress yourself
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself

Express yourself, don’t repress yourself
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself

Express yourself, don’t repress yourself
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself

Did I say something true?
Oops, I didn’t know I couldn’t talk about sex
[I musta been crazy]
Did I have a point of view?
Oops, I didn’t know I couldn’t talk about you
[What was I thinking]

And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]
It’s human nature [It’s human nature]

And I’m not sorry [I’m not sorry]

I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me [Handle it]

And I’m not sorry [I’m not apologizing]
It’s human nature

[Would it sound better if I were a man?]
And I’m not sorry
[You’re the one with the problem]
I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me
[Why don’t you just deal with it?]

And I’m not sorry
[Would you like me better if I was?]
It’s human nature
[We all feel the same way]
And I’m not sorry
[I have no regrets]
I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me
[Absolutely no regrets]

Madonna
Human Nature
Bedtime Stories (1995)

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Posted by: graphiclucidity | October 11, 2009

the obvious child

Well I’m accustomed to a smooth ride
Or maybe I’m a dog who’s lost its bite
I don’t expect to be treated like a fool no more
I don’t expect to sleep through the night
Some people say a lie’s a lie’s a lie
But I say why
Why deny the obvious child?
Why deny the obvious child?

And in remembering a road sign
I am remembering a girl when I was young
And we said these songs are true
These days are ours
These tears are free
And hey
The cross is in the ballpark
The cross is in the ballpark

We had a lot of fun
Had a lot of money
We had a little son and we thought we’d call him Sonny
Sonny gets married and moves away
Sonny has a baby and bills to pay
Sonny gets sunnier
Day by day by day by day

Well I’ve been waking up at sunrise
I’ve been following the light across my room
I watch the night receive the room of my day
Some people say the sky is just the sky
But I say
Why deny the obvious child?
Why deny the obvious child?

Sonny sits by his window and thinks to himself
How it’s strange that some rooms are like cages
Sonny’s yearbook from high school
Is down from the shelf
And he idly thumbs through the pages
Some have died
Some have fled from themselves
Or struggled from here to get there
Sonny wanders beyond his interior walls
Runs his hand through his thinning brown hair

Well I’m accustomed to a smoother ride
Or maybe I’m a dog that’s lost its bite
I don’t expect to be treated like a fool no more
I don’t expect to sleep no nights
Some people say a lie is just a lie
But I say the cross is in the ballpark
Why deny the obvious… child?


Paul Simon – The Rhythm of the Saints

And now I’m dreaming of the rhythms of Brazil.

2016. 🙂

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13 – written by St. Paul

This beautiful passage, written thousands of years in the past, contains the closest version of truth that I can seek in life. Without God, without Jesus; this simple statement of passion for life and the essence of our combined humanity would still be truth.

Love: the easiest word to say, the hardest way to live.

Excellent video explaining the creation and (true) purpose of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.

For a entity whose sole purpose is to regulate the money supply and prevent economic instability within the system it’s sure done one hell of a great job since its inception in 1913… hasn’t it?

Watch this 42 minute program, and you be the judge.
It is, after all, your money. And as the global reserve currency, the U.S. dollar is also, in a very real sense, the entire world’s currency.

I can’t embed this Google Video for some odd reason so the video link is here.
G Edward Griffin – Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
(wiki link with more information)

While watching, notice please that this film was produced in 1993. Griffin explains to you what the Fed has done in the past and what it is doing now. Essentially a banking cartel, alligned with the federal government, has, is currently, and will again: privatize any banking profits and socialize as much banking losses as possible. “Socialize” in this instance means that all U.S. taxpayers pay the bill when these “brilliant, M.B.A. holding,  ‘titans of financial genius,’ elite, movers &  shakers” etc. etc. ad nauseam, i.e. egotistical moronic clowns screw the pooch.
Now we’ve all been left holding the bag again.

And if you believe anything coming out of the mouths of Bernanke, Geithner, Obama, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi or any of the corrupt fools in banking, media, and government about the current “Great Recession” and how we’re ‘coming out of it’ … you’re just as much a fool as they are – wise up.

At best, they’ve managed to, once again, punt the problem down the field for several years, leading to a more severe crisis once the wall is reached. Then we’ll see the results of their disastrous games of chance  and it will not be pretty.

In the happy-ish medium, they’ve managed to send the United States economy into a Japan style Lost Decade which that country is still not fully recovered from and is in even worse trouble now due to the current situation.

At worst, our big-brained egos in D.C. and N.Y.C. have plunged this nation into a situation so dire that we may see a repeat of the Great Depression. Only this time we’re approximately $13 trillion dollars in debt (plus around $50-65 trillion in ‘unfunded liabilities’ – but hey, who’s counting??). We could also count on hyperinflation due to the destruction of the dollar. Our inability to pay off the bonds and notes put us into never-before charted territory of economic ruin.

If all of this doesn’t sound the least bit worrisome to you I’d suggest you check out some history:

Weimar RepublicCrisis of the Third Century

Don’t ever think that just because We’re America! that it can never happen here because it’s never occured in our lifetimes. It has happened before (here and here and here – as just a few examples), it can happen again, and all the indicators, historical references, and odds point to it happening… soon.

Oh, and don’t think going back to the gold standard can somehow save us and prevent this from happening again.
I like Ron Paul as much as the next guy, but this isn’t a problem with fiat currency vs. gold standard. The problem we have is a small, elite, un-regulated, un-governered, cabal of bankers and their minions controlling the money supply to their own advantage and forcing US to pay for their fuck-ups by virtue of their unlimited power and influence within the federal government.

Fuck that and fuck them.
(pardon my french. no. on second thought. don’t pardon it – if anybody deserves cursing, it’s these assholes.)
The time has come to wake up people and realize that you’ve only had a very small taste of being screwed over recently. These cretins haven’t even begun to ream us all – and now the entire world is going to come along for the ride.
Wait until the bond markets force government services & payouts down and government taxes & fees up.

Well… by then we might really see some BIG fireworks and not just a few tea parties or pissed off Grandpas & Grandmas at Town Hall meetings on Healthcare.

So from the bottom of my ever-loving heart:
Thanks FED!
Love Ya for all you’ve done and all the ways you’ve done it to me and all of my 300 million friends (without lube)!

God help us all if, after the smoke clears when this is all over, we ever let another group of bankers anywhere near the seat of power again.

That is… if any of us are left after World War III.

(sorry I wasn’t so cheery here people, but ya know… realism isn’t always sweet, and the truth is hardly ever pretty.)

Until next time: Peace.
~!~

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