“Do guns cause violence? Of course not, people use guns to cause violence. However, the easy availability of guns makes it possible for anyone to use them without much thought. In an age where we oscillate between seeking excuses for violence and bloodthirsty outrage, the commercial availability of another small weapon cannot be good news for anyone – even if it comes packaged in an attractive velvet-lined box.”
“Someday we’ll figure out what actually causes mental illnesses and we’ll look back at psychiatrists of today and call them out as blood-letters and enemaphiles. Till then this blood letting will continue.”
I hope you are paying attention to what Freddie is singing
We’re listening to ‘This could be heaven’ by Queen. Midway through the song she pipes up,
"I hope you’re paying attention to what Freddie is singing."
"What do you want me to pay attention to?"
"He just said that you should bring fun to your daughters and sons. He’s singing to you."
"But he’s singing, you should bring love."
"Yeah, that too."
“He’s an orchestrator of experience, not a creator of cheap effects. And every artist knows how cheap an effect is, and how revolutionary an experience.”
“Shelley famously declaimed that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Good poets. Bad poets are the world’s US Congress.”
— Kim Fabricius