I’ve learned to run towards anything and everything in life Now most things will fall short because you can’t win all the time But I will keep running towards what I want because you can’t truly lose Until you’re dead
Of Gods and Laws
the funny thing about laws is that they hold no real weight beyond fear. I mean all laws of society and man. We tend to look at the laws of nature as though they are a force to be manipulated without consequence and we have things such as global warming, destruction of the Monarch Butterfly, immeasurable damage done to our water from things such as oil spills, and the list goes on.Though the laws...
radically vegan: Why isn't smoking vegan? →
radicalvegans: First off I wanna start this by saying trigger warning for animal abuse. And Kale, if you’re reading this, there is a bit on cat abuse. It’s small but it’s there, so if you do want to read it, prepare yourself. I bought a zine awhile back that backed up a lot of how I felt about smoking. That was a lot of information that I didn’t know. I am not Vedan, nor am an animal...
On being Punk
These windmills blow to knock you back Arms swing as the legs kick and move Circlular damage to reach for floor and sky Pogo motherfucker, let our kin know your there We ain’t nothing but a generation formed of rags Seperated from the box only smash it anyway With our backs to the walls, we the animals Vicious in our nature bite the hands that feed Cause we question the intent of our masters...
Thought of the moment
As former and slightly less ignorant person than I used to be. I am asking you to check out this quote that I saw written by Terry Park one the Angry Asian Man Blog “People who say: “Let’s bomb______.”” Now in that moment that you were reading that and probably filling in the blanks with many asshole comments. Think about all the times that may have crossed your mind...
15 Minutes of fame or 5 minutes of revolution Which paper tiger will you ride into the night Anger flares in indignation for television atrocities If it’s not twittered the truth is not quite out there Like fashions that creep with slithering paychecks Upon the backs of corporate made celeberties Cause your ability to copy and whine Sets your bourgeoisie ass apart Becoming the ultimate...
HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILS: The People's Bailout →
howtosharpenpencils: This is a long post but it’s about something pretty interesting so I hope you’ll indulge … Like many folks, Occupy Wall Street has been some doing good work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, helping people on the ground. Now OWS is launching the ROLLING JUBILEE, a program that has been in…
Innocent until proven foreign
Is it innocence or ignorance? Simplicity in the daily line of questions “What country are you from?” As if the uncomfortable grin on my face Did not truly hide the disgust “No I meant what country were you born?” This just slides off ones tongue in reminder That you are a foreigner in familiar land “I didn’t mean to offend” Haven’t you learned from generations of fear Forgiveness,...
A short prayer for Uncle Dan..by The Rev
Go to sleep now, so you may rest your head Tired from a long journey that you held as one Carrier of just truth that only good men hold No candles need be lit as your path is clear Into the folds of memoies to join the past Dream well my friend, you will be missed I’ll still dream of a man that danced with lions Ran as a hero through crowds of fire Taming wild horses to grasp iron rings...
Dear mr candidate for president. You are a dirtbag and god hates you. I know because i looked down when i was peeing and he told me so.
Good morning America Just a gentle reminder here That we are still at war!!!! The cost is beyond any rhetoric Sure we can be serverd up bits in the news Stewed together in the swine pits Of political offices and corporate news rooms Its an election year The scapegoat is the human psyche The propaganda machine keeps you Enraged just enough to pay attention So the leaders of finance and politics Can...
Tripping on EMS
There it goes again, smack right into my heart I watched the blaring lights of the ambulance As I grabbed onto my steering wheel just a little harder I want to say that I miss the action and the excitement But what I really miss is the heavy sorrow The staunch reminder that my life could be worse The bitter thankless thoughts of foolish bravery I ate the fear and misery up like a wicked fuel Then...
The world is coming to an end Doesn’t matter which pill you take red or blue Cause I can read the cards as I fuck away That the news is just a massive prophecy to war China becomes scapegoated so politicians can ascend Financial terror, biblical territorial pissing what is true Facebook tells me so I will twitter my life away Fortune favors those coldest at their social core Former activists...
Little Boy and Fat Man
I’ve seen the skies light up as bright as can be The warmth burns brightly into my soul you see Floating trickled down like snow flakes catching one breath Shielded locked in a solitary stare down with death This shadow plays with time because memories in moments Remember sadly instantaneously no room for lament My walls may crumble but some will remember The ghosts of August brought about a...
Before you choose
Are you looking for a savior among the snakes of the viper pit? Charmed by a smile, perhaps words that rattle with deadly wit Slow, disorienting, venomous becomes love and a personality cult But the system will maintain perhaps stronger as a result
It shouldn’t have cut so deep A little humor to make a mother weep Strengthened by the bond of assimilation Militance stained by a White washed nation Ready, aim and fire; Lost upon a yellow face We carry deep the weight of a forgotten race There is no grey area for us to be placed We demand justice for the crimes our martyrs faced Paranoid fears of Red Death and communist Rule Seem to have...
New York Magazine feature on Private Danny Chen →
Bowing head pvtdannychen: Please read this and share. As we continue demanding justice for Danny and real action by the army to stop discriminatory abuse, the support of the public is critical.
Punk and Proud
To my brothers and sisters of our many nations strong One legion under scum and scars that don’t belong Our armies once thought scattered like rats into time Our pride is a badge of dignity not of grievous crime This is a way of life, not a trend, or a choice This is as much a part of our being, such as your voice Be you Skin, Scum, or Punk… doesn’t matter to me Fighting just for fun, or your just...
This is just too awesome
Undocumented the play →
Are you digging your hole? Is it dug real deep? Cause it’s time for us children to hide Like poor little sheep Big brother has pulled back the covers That protected us from the dark As if they were boogeymen in our closets Their attack has become so stark Run little fox if you think you can Poisonous words flow through their vein Ensared in a trap of rhetoric and fear Believe what you wish...
Castle under siege
I was told once that the reason for the government being out of control is because most Americans don’t get involved and allow the system to be the way it is. He wasn’t completely wrong, but now a lot of Americans that I meet and talk to that are pissed, are too distracted by the whole trying to make ends meet and trying to survive thing that they have been caught in a catch 22…Past generations of...
Commentary: The action taken against the punks in...
What happened to the 64 punks in Indonesia was inhuman. It is also reminder of what of part of what the scene is about. These kids went to a show looking to belong to something real and express what is inside of them. Just because they are born in an oppressive environment they were assaulted and arrested. Not because they were doing anything to hurt anyone else. Well now we have a lot of punks...
Noface- nameless: I dont understand why these... →
Smackdown noface-nameless: I dont understand why these Republican candidates can’t fact check their statements before berating about it. Since 1993, there has been a 96% decline in undocumented immigrants crossing the borders. Boarder patrol, there has been a fivefold increase. We have patrols in cars, all-terrain…
A note to all my anti-protester friends:
A note to my anti-protester friends: Yeah I understand that some of the protesters are bunch of whiny bitches. I understand that some feel that someone owes them something. I also know that a lot of them work and struggle hard to try and get somewhere only to end up feeling at the bottom. I know some don’t feel like anyone owes them anything. I think that some feel that the only way that...
On the brink of FUCK SOBRIETY!!!! I am gonna go...
Adolf and the Piss Artists- All he ever wanted ...
Our Father beaten in 302 minor (The Rev's Prayer)
Born again and risen from a bout of psychosis Lies the injured holy man stewing in his own blood Telling the rest of the naysayers to back away Because he dreams of prophecies with each deafening thud To take a beating in the name of that which is most holy To become a martyr in the name of he who is the lord I would gladly slaughter my own kin as sacrifice We can justify greed because his veil is...
something I wrote my mother for her 60th
Mother, I looked toward the empty space That is the future that holds hope And I find comfort in the eternal forgiveness Because in the simplicity of your words And the ever binding goodness of your nature I find a strength that can only be held By the blanketing softness of your hands A strength that helps bond our family I want you to know that I have not overlooked this I may have strayed in my...
We say to all the people of our country and our state, we want everybody in and...– Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Illinois Dream Act in Chicago, Giving Scholarships to Immigrants
Thin Yellow Line
The bomb has been ticking since I can remember Eyes torn wide as children are taught games of fear Chink eyed devils from across the great red sea Come to take moms and pops jobs that we hold so dear I hear little jimmy talk of how his grandfather fought in Nam Standing tall murdering village children thought Viet Cong Proud Americans watch the little black boys robbing Chinese deliveries...
WMC (weapons of Mass Confusion)
We watch them debate over how to screw the sheep Yes Obama, Boehner and the rest of the pig farmers are all in session It’s not a matter of bidding for the lobbyist assassins anymore Cause the death of the Middle class comes in the form of the next Great depression Ah, yes I have told my fellow lubed up, hardworking, unskilled comrades I really hope they serve some cream of potato in the soup...
Just something that seemed to come out today
Sipping on what seemed like life itself Whiskey dreams enticed this Asian tongue As though the drunks at their Irish pubs had it cornered An appreciation for forgetting the sorrows and dreams Because yellow man turned red face was not a reflection Of Psycho turned dictator offering up his peoples future It is just this young man’s foolish way to prove bravery In...
Liberty (For those that beilieve in the lesser of...
Everybody standing up all at once A chorus of conformity to fall right in line Blood in the skull, the pressures too much And it’s time to break free of this dated design We gotta keep coming and building our numbers And stop the welfare system from tapping our vein Cause the belief in freedom is a human condition And liberty has a price that’s been paid in pain So cheers to the...
Goodbye (For those who've sold themselves out)
A purest to the fucking cause A movement built from fucking flaws Hatred is the purity of our scene Lost in evolution was our only dream But when did you awake my brother So that we turned our backs on one another Bled out from the angst and ignorance Only to lose your grounded consciousness Sullied by their fake acceptance A trend and martyr is your sentence So now you’ve paid with your...
Man from Detroit
I still remember the those few days As though the shock never wore off My peoples unifying rage plastered across signs As though this was the final injustice Yet I did not know this young man from Detroit And still my innocence took another beating Wondering how some judge could toss this aside As though some young hooligans got caught for the first time I never quite understood all the buy...
Heritage Part two (unfinished)
I am Asian, I am American I am Chinese, I am American I am Asian-American American Born Chinese Tongue quick enough to put you in your place Make you feel ashamed and lose face As though slang were something of a Black ghetto Invading the big White sandbox Because my place is not behind a calculator And my laundry skills are not an ancient martial art I am a flag waving capitalist Pig That finds...
Native Tongue Native in what we speak to regress to the primal Offering a space between the unbearable tightness Of our modern un-PC world looking inward to defy But what have we lost in trying to stand against Tradition is only a path from which we learn Defiance my brothers is the broken speech That allows us to articulate our angst into action Defining the moments of our existence to bleed Out...
Many days were spent chasing forgiveness For sins that cannot be forgiven Mortality chased one call at a time As if each moment you can feel it slipping The part that I grasped onto ever so tightly Humanity hidden beneath the dark psychosis Never forgetting dropping the boot And feeling the crunching of the jaw Rightousness to cover the sickening pit Never given a thought to the mirrored image...
prayer for Japan
Mother nature I can hear you roar As the homeland of so many is ravaged And yet I sit back to type upon the screen About the empathy I feel from far away As though in my comfortable surroundings I could comprehend the sorrow of so many The loss of there loved ones by a force Far greater than any weapon of man And yet you as any great wielder of power Lack nothing beyond the chaos that ensues And...
I learned my lessons
I’ve seen Scarface a few times And watched the entire Godfather trilogy More times than I can count And as romantic as the idea was Loyalty, honor, respect and death That is exactly all it was Gangsters are only in the movies Cause I bought into the dreams Of mine an Asian brotherhood Protect your own was what I was taught The Only problem was Who was gonna protect me I learned my lessons I...