I’m gonna say, ‘And you tell me, what the noble cause is that my son...– Cindy Sheehan, on talking to George W. Bush
I hate what goes on in the name of art and politics and religion— and...– Alfred Stieglitz (1938)
Death Poem by Seong Sam-mun
이 몸이 죽어 가서 무어시 될고 하니, 봉래산(蓬萊山) 제일봉(第一峯)에 낙락장송(落落長松) 되야 이셔, 백설(白雪)이 만건곤(滿乾坤)할 제 독야청청(獨也靑靑) 하리라. What shall I become when this body is dead and gone? A tall, thick pine tree on the highest peak of Bongraesan, Evergreen alone when white snow covers the whole world. 擊鼓催人命 (격고최인명) -둥둥 북소리는 내 생명을 재촉하고, 回頭日欲斜 (회두일욕사) -머리를 돌여 보니 해는 서산으로 넘어 가려고 하는구나 黃泉無客店 (황천무객점) -황천으로 가는 길에는 주막조차 없다는데, 今夜宿誰家...
“Minnesota Declaration” / Truth and fact in documentary cinema Werner Herzog Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 30, 1999 LESSONS OF DARKNESS 1. By dint of declaration the so-called Cinema Verité is devoid of verité. It reaches a merely superficial truth, the truth of accountants. 2. One well-known representative of Cinema Verité declared publicly that truth can be easily found...
[Petition] Designate the Wounded Knee Massacre... →
this-is-not-native: petticoatruler: To quote Chief Joseph Brings Plenty in the New York Times: “The massacre site has great meaning not just for the Lakota but for all First Nations — and every American. Wounded Knee should remain a sacred site where the voices of the Ghost Dancers, who more than a century ago danced for the return of our old way of life, still echo among the pines, where...
There’s also a danger of developing an illness known as “the rapture” — an...– NPR interview with James Tabor about his book Blind Descent on exploring massive caves (via prologi) somehow, more terrifying than the bends (via getoffmyblog)
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The trouble with being gentle is that one has no defense against shame.– Norman Mailer, from Armies of the Night
I can only pretend I never heard a word of it I never knew of it and I never knew it and only others have names but I have never had a word for it.
Nostalgia for a Language - Alan Dugan
Once, when I liked a German girl, hating the Krauts but loving the tongue in a loving mouth, I’d make her say “Apple!” that crucial word, and feel like Tenzing and Hilary on Everest, breathless and drinking hot lemonade to a victory dried out of nationalism, class, and caste, and drunken back to the Garden’s original purity on the heights! Later I...
The Trick by Mike Finley
I woke up scratched behind my ears shivering in white sheets and then I woke up stared at the hands on the dial of the clock and then I woke up reached for something that belonged there but wasn’t and then I woke up lizards all over