Leishalynn
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Jan 29, 2015 Leishalynn commented on Greece's New Finance Minister Believes The Matrix Is a Documentary about Capitalism.
But they can't be forced into it any more than African nations could be forced into a beneficial union.
Jan 29, 2015 Leishalynn commented on Greece's New Finance Minister Believes The Matrix Is a Documentary about Capitalism.
I was forced to watch all three movies for a Philosophy of Film class, and new interpretations of these awful films just keep on comin! My favorite movie review of late (via openculture.com) is Slavoj Zizek breaking down "They Live": https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=14…
Jan 29, 2015 Leishalynn is working through a pile of manuscripts.
Jan 29, 2015 Leishalynn commented on Greece's New Finance Minister Believes The Matrix Is a Documentary about Capitalism.
Mr. Mudede, your commentary regarding capitalism ultimately eating itself because people can't be totally commodified but must be free to be exploited reminds me of Alan Watts' lecture on the impossible demand of parents that their children love them, but do it of their own free will. Apparently capitalism demands the same impossible Catch-22 of free yet required love and devotion that our families and religions do: We must love the parents who begot us and love the gods we've created, especially the money god we're all forced to worship.
Jan 26, 2015 Leishalynn commented on Yoga Is Not the Thing for Thieves.
At one end of the question, if I said to myself, "I can't gain spiritual enlightenment from an Indian practice because that's not part of my ethnic heritage," it would be a racist, therefore unethical statement. At the other end, I don't like yoga classes that are geared toward exercise/weight loss, so I don't take those classes. Since I'm only responsible for my own words and deeds, and not those of others, I'm entirely unconcerned about whether or not other people take part in such classes. As far as balance, that's something the practice of yoga helps us attain. The dirty, stinking, asana-striking hippies got it right again: If it feels good, do it.
Dec 4, 2014 Leishalynn commented on Jon Stewart on Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision: "If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time.".
I like your ideas, @ 7. @ 6, hospital workers are trying to keep people alive, usually. When they kill someone it's a mistake and they are not tried for it. When white cops deliberately kill black men they are obviously doing their job, what @ 1 nailed with the word "lynchings." That's why there's never any punishment: white cops kill black citizens whose legacy is poverty and desperation for breaking laws they had nothing to do with making to protect and serve wealthy whites by making examples of young black men somewhat randomly. It's a terrorism tactic, like the Taliban cutting off people's arms for stealing. There's another one-armed man. There's another white cross. There's another protest. How many more children have to die before the mountain of wealth and resources moves in the direction of those who have always been denied?
Dec 3, 2014 Leishalynn commented on Arizona Pastor Finds Biblical Cure for AIDS.
@1 I'm getting the black box, too.



@2 & 9 Looks like plenty of insane street-corner yellers willingly post in its comments; no need for The Stranger to report on every hateful claim made by every person who says things every day.
Nov 25, 2014 Leishalynn commented on Killer Mike Holds Forth on Ferguson.
@10 Of course the jury made the right call, the same call any one of us would be forced to make. They had no choice, because what the cop did was legal. And wrong. *That's* what needs to change.
Nov 25, 2014 Leishalynn commented on Killer Mike Holds Forth on Ferguson.
@2 Mike Brown was a black robbery suspect who died because he attacked a white cop. *That's* the fuckin problem, #Ferguson, and you're right, we don't accept it.