"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
- Albert Einstein
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss...
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered
G. K. Chesterton: Adventure Quotes
You are permitted in times of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge. Bulgarian proverb
There are more things on this planet with fangs, claws, poisons and scales than there are things that are warm, fuzzy and full of love. It's a simple Fact!
Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men. The little man has no way to judge and the shoddy lies are packaged more attractively. Robert Heinlein (Assignment in Eternity)
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly. ~Theodore Roosevelt ~
The personal, as everyone's so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here - it is slow and cold, and it is theirs. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous, marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes- between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life, and that it's nothing personal. Well, fuck them. Make it personal.' / Things I Should Have Learned By Now Vol II
Peritus Expello Formidine
(Skill Banish's Fear)
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
“There are things that are so serious, you can only joke about them.”
The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.
The amazing philosophical roadmap of the Kuit. They guide the hand, train the eye and sharpen the senses! But are they just old time Kung Fu BS? Or are they powerful "Mnemonic devices"? (You must decide eh?)
Islamic History Discovery / This is a fantastic Documentary: The validity of Mecca - The location of Petra. This is fascinating if you have 1:30 Min to spare. A Brilliant propaganda piece as well. Driving a wedge into the heart of Islamic belief via science and defiance. All in all not a bad watch! Archaeological detective work +++ !