Guess what?

I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad.

You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell,

'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it:
"I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"

Apathy is our worst enemy.

And I FUEL it.

The Stench of Old Shoes and Newborns

I cant quite put my finger on it, but theres something incredibly fishy about this website.

Becomered.com

APPARENTLY, these fine, god-fearing, creepy folks want to help the folks out in Africa by sending them a portion of the revenue from the goods of several different companies towards grants and funds for antiviral research, as well as what available medication we have now. SO. I don’t know about you, but this is the first instance ive ever seen an organization attempt to help a third world country by convincing them to BUY THINGS.

They are NOT non-profit, im sure they get a huge chunk for this, and they are not shy about this fact. Products sponsered by (RED) are GAP, Converse, American Express and a few others. This whole thing just reeks of IMF and WTO, but how exactly is GAP and Converse trying to take over the world like those two monsters? I need time to research this. More on this later.

Why is there an uneasy feeling in my gut?

Could this actually be a good thing? Turning America's greed and sloth into a positive thing? All you have to do to save the world is go to the mall and get some new digs. Outstanding. Now any lazy idealist can pretend he cares and it doesnt cost anywhere near as much as a hybrid!

...Why is there an uneasy feeling in my gut?

Anarchy in France (Agitprop from a Beginner), Copylefted

For those of you unfortunate enough to have access to television (i feel your pain), you may have noticed the coverage of the recent riots in France, which have been raging for nearly two weeks now.

It was started when two youths (French-born Muslims, of North African descent) were accidently electrocuted when allegedly running from people, something the police passionately deny. Whether or not it had anything to do with swine in general, many other young adults and teenagers took to the streets and proclaimed their anger. Though ignited by this tragic event, it was in turn fueled by a very deeply ingrained problem with Muslim intergration.

The Arabs in France have a similar situation to America that African-Americans have had (had?) and Latinoes still have; something we here in the states can easily relate to. Descrimination haunts anyone but whitey in France, unemployment is at all-time high, (minorities are almost expected to be poor) and nothing seems to be getting done since the officals believe their vision of "equality" is sufficient. French President Jacques Chirac acknowledged that France has failed to integrate French-born children of Arab and African immigrants living in poor suburbs; at least he let on that there was a reason for the riots in the first place. Interior Minister Nicolas Sakozy referenced to the troublemakers as "scum" and demeaned them an agitating "rabble", folks who just need to be dealt with and pacified. No wonder they're so pissed off! Police are being shot at and their stations being burned down, thousands of cars are being torched (Gods forbide im liberated of the wretched automobile), and everyone but a few are reporting it as teenage rebellion without a cause. I read one opinion article where the author critized the youths of using thier cell phones to notify each other of police and firemen locations. "These poor, oppressed youth are using cell phones and text messaging? Anyway, I realize there is no "American dream" in France, but it sounds like the kids are just bored. I get bored all the time." You sound like Sakozy, asshole. That's why they're poor in the first place, minutes cost money! :P

France recently posed a mandatory nation-wide curfew to curb the violence. HA! That'll work! Who'll enforce it, the police that cant curb a dozen or so kids with molotovs at a time? The firemen whoes trucks dont hold enough water for put out the fires AND the spirts? If they knew any better, they'd curb them with more words and lies and promises of change, like our government does.

Silly silly Frenchmen.

I hope we all learned something from this. What, I cant tell you, but thats what hope is, desire for an unknown solution.

Fight fouls, kids.
Toy Valium

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gasmask society is a place to start. it is a place organize what you think should happen and make it happen. know of a racist business? tag it, take a picture, and post it here. see a crooked cop? post his badge number and make sure he gets harassed to the fullest extent of the law...and maybe beyond. this is a place to start. post your articles, organize protests, give driections on making and serving a molotov cocktail. this is your revolution. this is your society. remember, it is only you who can make your ideas, beliefs, ideals manifest into something the whole world can enjoy. this is a place to start.

i think everyone needs to read this shit again, and remember who they are

WHO ARE WE?
brent barlow

Today we live in a land of lost identities, a land in which soceity tells us we should be everything excpt who we are. We live in an economy where people live their lives by magazine covers and commercials. I have come to realize that we are the products on the covers of those magazines and in that add on the radio. We have lost who we are and have become the first sales pitch thrown our way. We need to go back to who we are, find who ourselfs and embrace our own beleifs. It is our ideas and philosophies that makes us who we are. And when we all find ourselves we will also find differences and diversity. These differences are already prevalent today in our society and (in some cases) cause hate and biggotry. Now coming into one's self one should realize that he or she are their own person and (once agian) will see things differently from another person and through these differences one should not hate another for their beliefs but rather accept them, not as their own but as the other persons. THERE CAN BE UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY. This will take time to accomplish but if we can tough it out then we all can be happier. The first thing you can do is to go out and make a difference in any way you can, start perhaps with finding who you are. Turn off the t.v. put down that magazine BE YOURSELF!
woot

Hmmm....

HEres a song that i heard and made me cry...... dont ussually shed a tear for alot of songs but here check it out its by the templars


Land of the Free
We pledge allegiance to the Stars and the Stripes
We elect leaders who abuse our rights
Behind the constitution they hide their face
to disguise their guilty conscience and their disgrace
I stand looking over the land of the free
but when I look at my country I can't believe what I see
CHORUS
There's no such thing as the land of the free
See it in the papers, schools, and t.v.
Still you say that you don't believe
but I'm not a fool, I won't be a tool
Side with them and we'll get you
This land was built -thru your forefather's sweat and blood
All they got in return was hate and distrust
Decaying wasteland from sea to shining sea
The slums get bigger, they turn their backs on our needs
Brother against brother, they fill our minds with hate
Fueling the flames until it blows up in their face
CHORUS
Do you still believe in the American dream
a white picket fence and a happy family
We're all blinded by the images that they feed
But when the drugs wear off, where will we be?
The decadence within, the beginning of the end
The empire falls and the vultures descend
CHORUS

hey.

Anyone know where I can download or order a copy of the Anarchists Cookbook? My friend did, but the webiste he downloaded it from was shut down. Thanks!
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Attention South Florida Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, and Humanists

Our current members and I of the Broward Atheists Meetup (www.browardatheists.com and in www.meetup.com) welcome all interested in atheism, theism, freethought, agnosticism, humanism, transhumanism, state and church seperation (otherwise known as seperation of sturch), and related topics to our Tuesday meetings after 6:30pm. The www.browardatheists.com website has details on our venue, it is currently a pub, but will change when more members are acquired. We're already bulging at the seams with an average attendance of about twelve. No matter your age, beliefs, or preferences, we'd like to hear your opinion. Even the sternest Christians may come and present their thoughts, because if you really believe we're going to hell, we sure don't want to be wrong about the subject, haha, but most members are pretty confident about their atheism and agnosticism. I mention the invitation only to be open-minded. Anyways, we usually discuss religion, politics, philosophy, etc. but do not feel obligated to have to order anything despite it being a pub. There is no membership fee either, it is an informal event so far seeing how we have too few to be more organized, but we'd like to be! And we'd like to have enough people to start some activism and be as productive as possible.

Aside from the weekly Tuesday meetings, there are fun events such as campfires and beach barbeques scheduled. We sure would like to cooperate with other groups and more members to voice the rights and freedoms we and others deserve regardless of our beliefs and with your ideas and help, this can be made possible. The current goal is to eliminate the negative stigma attached to our labels by altruism and stoicism such as scholarships and good deeds. E-mail me with any questions or better yet, any one else you can get in contact with from the website to get a clearer understanding of who and what we are. We turn no one down and encourage debate, skepticism, and reason. The meetings are definitely worthwhile and interesting or else I wouldn't waste the little free time I have as a college student to invite any one else to come join the experience. If you are in the area and find the time inconvenient with your busy schedule, no hard feelings will be had, but at least sign the guestbook so we can know you support us and wish you could come. :-)

-Jason