Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Somebody gave me a page from Star magazine (3-7-11) that has a picture of Miley Cyrus looking downcast. She looks so sad it breaks my heart. I just want to give her a big hug, a big kiss, and wipe away her tears.
Newsweek magazine (4-18-11) said that Miley won an award for favorite actress at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. She also returned to Twitter and now has 300,000 followers. I don't get what you can really say in 140 characters but I'd follow Miley too. I always get butterflies whenever I see or hear anything about her.
The prison officials suddenly decided to transfer a bunch of inmates to different facilities. Nobody knows what is going on. My old nemesis Hillbilly is leaving. Boston is leaving and my celly got his dictionary. It's good for me because I need to look up words all the time.
I heard that the Giant Sloth is leaving too. He is just a big oaf, mildly retarded, extremely gay, and incapable of taking a hint. I'll be glad when he's gone.
I hope that they leave me here though. I'm as close to home as I can get and I don't feel like adjusting to a new facility. Besides I love the music program here. What would I do without the music program?
I started "Che Guevara: The Revolutionary Legacy," by Olivier Besancenot and Michael Lowy. I'm sorry but Mark Twain is boring me to death. I need to read something more inspiring. "Che Guevara" is very eloquently written.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Rihanna is the sexiest black woman alive. She turns me on really bad. Rolling Stone had a great article with amazing pictures. My eyeballs were popping out of my head. The evil guards took it off the magazine rack though. They just want to screw me over. I need to get my own subscription. I love Rihanna. I could give her some of the rough sex she wants so bad.
I finished "Che Guevara: The Revolutionary Legacy," by Olivier Besancenot and Michael Lowy this afternoon. It is a short but very good book. It is very well written. I need to read more about the EZLN in Mexico. It is a revolutionary libertarian movement commonly known as the Zapatistas. Now I'm reading "Why Unions Matter," by Michael D. Yates.
Today one of our wise men observed that nowhere does the Bible say that Jesus will forgive pedophiles. Of course pedophiles are held in particular disrepute in prison settings and we know that God must be a reflection of our own social values. I can only imagine Jesus saying, "Behold, the pedophiles and the snitches are entering the kingdom of heaven before you."
The Bible clearly teaches in any number of passages that anybody who believes in Christ will be forgiven, yet nowhere does it give an exact age that you have to be in order to get married and start having sex. While the moral majority claims that we must always obey the law of the land, the pedophile would then be no more guilty before God than the jaywalker or the speeder. I'm glad that we have such fine intellects who can add to the Bible what is not there and deny what is written as plain as day.
I got to watch "Slumdog Millionaire" tonight. It is a great movie. I loved every minute of it. Freida Pinto is a gorgeous woman and it is a very dark, humorous, and touching story. I love the soundtrack too. It has M.I.A. (of course) and other great tracks I haven't heard before. There is an interesting contrast between the questions the main character Jamal was asked on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" which are supposed to reflect Indian culture and his own experiences growing up as a poor orphan in the slums. For example, he was asked who is depicted on a 1,000 rupee note he replied that he had never seen a 1,000 rupee note. When told that it was Gandhi, he replied that he'd heard of him. When he was accused of being ignorant of his country, he retorted that his accusers didn't know anything about life in the slums. I like the movie. I'd give it two thumbs up.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I just finished "Why Unions Matter," by Michael D. Yates (Monthly Review Press, 2009). It is a very good book, written in a clear, engaging style, not hard to understand. It addresses all the main arguments that people make against unions.
Monthly Review (April 2011) has a great article called "Cluster Munitions and State Terrorism," by Beau Grosscup. It exposes the hypocrisy of Western governments that use terroristic means to fight terrorism. It focuses on the barbaric use of cluster bombs in recent wars.
Miley Cyrus should never have apologized for smoking the bong. Salvia is a legal herb and she didn't do anything wrong. People need to understand that legal means legal. At least that's what I tell people when they give me a hard time about my crush on Miley. Come on I'm only seven years older than her. Anyway Miley has never done anything wrong and the critics need to shut their mouths. I was happy to hear an American Idol contestant sing "The Climb" last night. I love "The Climb." Thank you for smoking the bong, Miley. Smoke one for me too.
I went to sleep after lunch today because I was tired and cranky. I slept through Bluegrass Theory. I didn't get any mail today (write me at Kyle De Wolf #14966-052, LSCI Allenwood, P.O. Box 1000, White Deer, PA 17887).
I bought a new pair of sneakers at Commissary for $42. My old pair was falling apart at the seams. My Wilsons are nice shoes. I got size 11 1/2. My old sneakers were only size 9 and they were hurting my feet.
I skipped dinner. I went to the Orthodox vespers service. The priest only comes once a month. I've learned the tones well enough to sing okay. I asked Father to pray for Rachel. Today I learned that in Russia they often use pussy-willow branches on Palm Sunday. We also discussed classic Russian authors like Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn. We also discussed C.S. Lewis. Then he anointed us with oil.
One of the weaknesses of absolute pacifism is that people have a natural urge to defend themselves when they are attacked by others which is very hard to repress. It is fine for the individual to declare himself a pacifist but it would be foolish to expect the whole country to do so.
Most people are convinced that we need the military to protect us from foreign attackers. In reality the military is only used to invade other countries. It is a tool of imperialism. The military also fosters undemocratic values like uniformity, subservience, and repression.
If people just wanted to defend themselves, they could make good on Second Amendment by arming themselves, organizing militias, and conducting regular drills. The main advantage of a standing army and navy is that they are completely subservient to the federal government and they could never pose a challenge to growing federal power. Therefore they could never actually defend our freedom.
Now people are convinced that we need to project force around the world because there are so many people who hate us. In reality people only hate our government because of the violent and repressive way that our government meddles in the affairs of other countries. When is the last time anybody attacked a country like Switzerland?
American citizens are just collateral damage in the struggle of oppressed peoples against imperialism. Military invasion, occupation, and bombing only incites more violence and gets more Americans killed. If we kept to ourselves we'd be less likely to be attacked. If citizens participates in volunteer militias and conducted emergency drills we'd be more prepared. Nobody would be able to conquer us. Relying on a "professional" military to do our self-defense for us is one of the statist follies that got us into this mess.
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