Tag Archive | Obedience

You Get What You Pay For

I spent hours today putting together a collection of photos I took during a recent walk around San Francisco. I added a sentence or two underneath each photo (or pair of photos) and was going to post it as something of a photo journal. Except, there was a problem. Some of the photos didn’t appear […]

Random Observations and Thoughts

1) I was walking along University Ave. in Berkeley and had my way blocked by a group of people. There was something odd about the scene that took a moment to comprehend. There were eight people standing in a circle, but no one was speaking. They all appeared to be in their twenties and they […]

Ordinary People

To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, the masses of modern society have been leading “lives of quiet desperation” for many years. This “quiet desperation” is an inevitable result of being locked out of participation in the fake democracy we’ve built in the U.S. as well as the feeling that “things will never change.” However, the quiet […]

A Conversation About Dreams And Reality

A guy sat next to me on a bench one day and started complaining about not being able to “make it” in this “dog eat dog” society. He leaned on his makeshift cart full of belongings and went on about how people with money treat people without money as if they are less than human […]

A Tale Of Two Worlds

There are these two distinctly different ideologies at odds in the Americas today. One places all people at the center by providing affordable housing, affordable education, health care for all, a diverse economy which includes government-sponsored programs to give opportunities to artists and other people who are left out of “free market” economies, holds actual […]

Lessons In Life #3

Howard Zinn’s simple, yet necessary, reply to the rulers’ First Commandment of Capitalism? “But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.” Simple? Apparently, for many people freedom is a difficult concept to comprehend. This is obviously due to […]

No Laughing Matter

I was watching a comedic “liberal” talk show recently and something occurred to me: this isn’t actually funny. People are laughing at serious issues and undermining the attitude needed to correct society’s addiction to mindless ignorance. This ignorance has led to a disturbing pattern of dysfunctional obedience and has caused horrific corruption and rampant injustice […]