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speech and stuff

Everyday you find something new out, well ok yeah that’s delusional. In reality though anyone who searches around for a little because they have interests will run across some new stuff. I ran across this post on the nytimes.com site today:


nikolaigogol – 02:28pm Dec 18, 2002 EST (# 5611 of 5612)
“By provoking fear,” said the reporter, “the work trafficked in emotional violence.”
I just LOVE the ORWELLIAN techniques people use to categorize language and expression as a physical act not protected by the First Amendment – “emotional violence” my butt. It’s called freedom of speech. Get used to it or the the “fear” of terrorism is going to cause this country to destroy itself by dismantling all of its most dearly held principles of freedom.

What interests me here is the use of words. “Trafficked in emotional violence,” as the poster notes is part of the, “techniques people use to categorize language and expression as a physical act not protected by the First Amendment.” It’s a slippage the clever orator can use, a loop hole to get around legislation. So here we find a place where words slip, collapse, and become more than just vocal ephemera. Kinda inspiring, no?
There’s some Roman saying that ends with a tongue can break a man’s back (moral: use gossip effectively). Found another saying: The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee’s sting. – Vietnamese (on criticism). Oh and a few more:
The teeth that laugh are also those that bite. – Hausa tribe of West Africa (on appearance and reality)
The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones. – Greek (on discretion) I guess the Romans did steal everything from the Greeks, although they just made it sexier. Speaking of Roman sex, if you ever wondered what was wrong with Ben Hur (I gotta admit I never caught on to this aspect of the film or He-Man) Gore Vidal’s got some fun things to tell you.
Here’s a Barbara Kruger that belongs somewhere in this arguement:

So, yeah lost the thread on that one. Hopefully renting a house with Sheshe, Darren, and myself. Haven’t heard back from anymore jobs, really feel worthless barely (if even) eeking out a living in this fucking city. No sub jobs in weeks. You turn down a highschool once and they take you off the list… Ahhhhhh… Day Job… Where?
On another note I’m enjoying this web site:
http://www.artandculture.com/
Also did a flier for Sheshe aka Polygon Panties, here.

December 18, 2002 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

speech and stuff

Everyday you find something new out, well ok yeah that’s delusional. In reality though anyone who searches around for a little because they have interests will run across some new stuff. I ran across this post on the nytimes.com site today:


nikolaigogol – 02:28pm Dec 18, 2002 EST (# 5611 of 5612)
“By provoking fear,” said the reporter, “the work trafficked in emotional violence.”
I just LOVE the ORWELLIAN techniques people use to categorize language and expression as a physical act not protected by the First Amendment – “emotional violence” my butt. It’s called freedom of speech. Get used to it or the the “fear” of terrorism is going to cause this country to destroy itself by dismantling all of its most dearly held principles of freedom.

What interests me here is the use of words. “Trafficked in emotional violence,” as the poster notes is part of the, “techniques people use to categorize language and expression as a physical act not protected by the First Amendment.” It’s a slippage the clever orator can use, a loop hole to get around legislation. So here we find a place where words slip, collapse, and become more than just vocal ephemera. Kinda inspiring, no?
There’s some Roman saying that ends with a tongue can break a man’s back (moral: use gossip effectively). Found another saying: The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee’s sting. – Vietnamese (on criticism). Oh and a few more:
The teeth that laugh are also those that bite. – Hausa tribe of West Africa (on appearance and reality)
The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones. – Greek (on discretion) I guess the Romans did steal everything from the Greeks, although they just made it sexier. Speaking of Roman sex, if you ever wondered what was wrong with Ben Hur (I gotta admit I never caught on to this aspect of the film or He-Man) Gore Vidal’s got some fun things to tell you.
Here’s a Barbara Kruger that belongs somewhere in this arguement:

So, yeah lost the thread on that one. Hopefully renting a house with Sheshe, Darren, and myself. Haven’t heard back from anymore jobs, really feel worthless barely (if even) eeking out a living in this fucking city. No sub jobs in weeks. You turn down a highschool once and they take you off the list… Ahhhhhh… Day Job… Where?
On another note I’m enjoying this web site:
http://www.artandculture.com/
Also did a flier for Sheshe aka Polygon Panties, here.

December 18, 2002 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment


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