Sunday, December 09, 2007

*misc* lost thoughts

Jake Baddeley "The Fool" 2006
Putting Jake Baddeley's work on this site is a no-brainer. His paintings integrate tarot imagery with religious iconography and other hermetic allusions. Clever and beautiful.
"Chastity—the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions." -- Aldous Huxley -- "Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie." -- William Shakespeare -- Interview with Huey P. Newton (1968) ... Threat from Reformers MOVEMENT: Kennedy before his death and to a lesser extent Rockefeller and Lindsay and other establishment liberals have been talking about making reforms to give black people a greater share in the pie and thus stop any developing revolutionary movement. Would you comment on this? HUEY: I would say this: If a Kennedy or Lindsay or anyone else can give decent housing to all of our people; if they can give full employment to our People with a high standard; if they can give full control to black people to determine the destiny of their community; if they can give fair trials in the court system by turning over the structure to the community; if they can end their exploitation of people throughout the world; if they can do all of these things they would have solved the problems. But I don't believe that under this present system, under capitalism, that they will be able to solve these problems. People Must Control I don't think black people should be fooled by their come-ons because every one who gets in office promises the same thing. They promise full employment and decent housing; the Great Society, the New Frontier, All of these names, but no real benefits. No effects are felt in the black community, and black people are tired of being deceived and duped, The people must have full control of the means of production. Small black businesses cannot compete with General Motors. That's just out of the question. General Motors robbed us and worked us for nothing for a couple hundred years and took our money and set up factories and became fat and rich and then talks about giving us some of the crumbs. We want full control. We're not interested in anyone promising that the private owners are going to all of a sudden become human beings and give these things to our community. It hasn't ever happened and, based on empirical evidence, we don't expect them to become Buddhists over night. ... "Your spirit joined itself with flesh, and in flesh, to experience a world of incredible richness, to help create a dimension of reality of colors and of form. Your spirit was born in flesh to enrich a marvelous area of sense awareness, to feel energy made into corporeal form. You are here to use, enjoy and express yourself through the body. You are here to aid in the great expansion of human consciousness. You are not here to cry about the miseries of the human condition, but to change them when you find them through the joy, strength and vitality that is within you; to create the spirit as beautifully as you can in flesh." ~Seth, through Jane Roberts

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