dimanche 26 mai 2024

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vendredi 24 mai 2024

The pain of exposing ourselves 
 
We tend to seek an easy and painless answer. But this kind of solution does not apply to the spiritual path, which many of us should not have begun at all. Once we commit ourselves to the spiritual path, it is very painful and we are in for it. We have committed ourselves to the pain of exposing ourselves, of taking off our clothes, our skin, nerves, heart, brains, until we are exposed to the universe. Nothing will be left. It will be terrible, excruciating, but that is the way it is.


 Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

 

 
A true education is subversive..



                                                                                         Chris Hedges 





 

jeudi 23 mai 2024

 










 


“Horsepower”
By Joe Vaux
Acrylic on Wood Panel


mercredi 22 mai 2024

From CBGB's in New York City - January 14, 1993

 














 

dimanche 19 mai 2024

  ...fundamentalist followers live in a binary universe, they are incapable of seeing others as anything more than inverted reflections of themselves. If they seek to destroy nonbelievers to create a Christian America, then nonbelievers must be seeking to destroy them. This belief system negates the possibility of the ethical life. It fails to grasp that goodness must be sought outside the self and that the best defense against evil is to seek it within. 

When people come to believe that they are immune from evil, that there is no resemblance between themselves and those they define as the enemy, they will inevitably grow to embody the evil they claim to fight. It is only by grasping our own capacity for evil, our own darkness, that we hold our own capacity for evil at bay. When evil is purely external, then moral purification always entails the eradication of others.



Chris Hedges - American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America