“You think illuminati’s just a fuckin conspiracy theory? That’s why conservative racists are all runnin’ shit. And your phone is tapped by the Federal Government. Now here’s the truth about the system that’ll fuck up your mind. They gave Al Queda 6 billion dollars in 1989 to 1992. And now the last chapters of Revelations are coming true. But you act like America wouldn’t destroy two buildings, in a country that was sponsoring bombs dropped on our children. And they thought nobody noticed the news report that they did about the bombs planted on the George Washington bridge. Four Non-Arabs arrested during the emergency, and then it disappeared from the news permanently. They dubbed a tape of Osama, and they said it was proof. The Devil crept into Heaven, God overslept on the 7th. The New World Order was born on September 11th.”—Immortal Technique (via mediaexposed)
I have decided that with all this crazy shit happening with the rumored Illuminati and their plans that I will be dedicating many of my posts against whatever they’re trying to do and hopefully open other people’s eyes. It’s beyond paranoia, inform yourselves.
Even as he dances to the tune of the elite managers of human behavior, the modern man scoffs with a great derision at the idea of the existence and operation of a technology of mass mind control emanating from media and government. Modern man is much too smart to believe anything as superstitious as that!
Modern man is the ideal hypnotic subject: puffed up on the idea that he is the crown of creation, he vehemently denies the power of the hypnotist’s control over him as his head bobs up and down on a string.
”—Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare (via dirrtyrascal)
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” - Oscar Wilde.
“I like to remember things my own way. How I remembered them, not necessarily the way they happened.” - Fred Madison, Lost Highway.
“A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.” - Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried.
“Fiction is the lie that helps us understand the truth. A lie, sometimes, can be truer than the truth, which is why fiction gets written.” Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried.
“The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real.” - Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation
Women as a group have a vastly different experience with the idea of sexual violence. One in six women will be a victim of sexual assault during her lifetime. (Yes, some men are also sexual assault victims. But the numbers are overwhelmingly female — about 90% of sexual assault victims are women.) Rape is not an abstract idea or an obvious joke. For thousands of women, it is an immediate and extremely painful reality.
At one point during class I was talking about male privilege, and one student asked me to explain. He noted that he is a man and he doesn’t feel particularly privileged. In response, I noted my own privilege: “When I leave the building late at night, I don’t give a second thought to my safety as I walk to my car. If it’s ten at night, if it’s dark, I just assume that I’ll be fine. But for many women, there is a constant thought process: Do I find someone to walk me to my car? Is it safe at this hour? What are my options?” And then I asked, “who has gone through that train of thought recently?,” and every woman in the class raised her hand. And then they told stories: About avoiding parts of town; about setting their schedule in certain ways; about making sure that they had someone to walk them out; about being on their guard, all the time. The need to guard against the possibility of sexual assault is simply not part of most men’s everyday thought process, while it is a major part of many women’s everyday lived experience.
And the fact that as a man I don’t have to spend mental energy thinking about protecting myself from sexual assault is itself part of male privilege. One part of male privilege is that you never have to notice the ways in which you benefit from male privilege…..