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PHANTASMAGORIA - "Futility"

I’ve tasted the salt of gore upon my lips.
I’ve harbored bitterness within my breast.
I’ve wished the sting of death upon a man.
I’ve toiled endless nights without rest.

Oh futility,
Oh what a waste.
Oh humility,
This is my fate.

What war can change that which words cannot?
What sword can stop the swell of ignorance?
What blood can quench where wisdom lacks?
What death could craft any happiness?

Oh futility,
Oh what a waste.
Oh humility,
This is my fate.

PHANTASMAGORIA - "ENTROPY"

The only thing I know is entropy,
And all that I hold dear falls away from me.
From a well-ordered state to catastrophe;
Bright birth to dim decay, is my destiny.

Oh, Entropy...
Oh, Entropy...

I find it so tempting to dwell in the past
Rather than to cling to that which will not last.
Every fleeting flash is flying by so fast.
An infinitesimal soul into the dark is cast.

Oh, Entropy...
Oh, Entropy...

The Ten Key Values of the Green Party

1. GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY
Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives and not be subject to the will of another. Therefore, we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of political organizations which expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process.
2. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and homophobia, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
3. ECOLOGICAL WISDOM
Human societies must operate with the understa…

SAM HARRIS: The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos

One cannot criticize religious dogmatism for long without encountering the following claim, advanced as though it were a self-evident fact of nature: there is no secular basis for morality. Raping and killing children can only really be wrong, the thinking goes, if there is a God who says it is. Otherwise, right and wrong would be mere matters of social construction, and any society would be at liberty to decide that raping and killing children is actually a wholesome form of family fun. In the absence of God, John Wayne Gacy could be a better person than Albert Schweitzer, if only more people agreed with him.It is simply amazing how widespread this fear of secular moral chaos is, given how many misconceptions about morality and human nature are required to set it whirling in a person’s brain. There is undoubtedly much to be said against the spurious linkage between faith and morality, but the following three points should suffice.
If a book like the Bible were the only re…

FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets (Part Two)

FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets

How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans? In United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government's massive and controversial secret surveillance program -- and the lengths it went to try to keep it hidden from the public.

FRONTLINE continues the dramatic inside story of mass surveillance in America with Part Two of United States of Secrets, an investigation into the hidden relationship between Silicon Valley and the National Security Agency.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - "World Set Free"

Watch The Latest Episode: "World Set Free"
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is an American science documentary television series. It is presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson and is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan

The Rose of June (Danielle Miller)

The Rose of June (Danielle Miller) My sister, Danielle Miller's music is going to be featured in a zine called Plenilune, and they need some photos to accompany the article. My wife Geneva and I charged up our camera batteries and took to the streets looking for a magical Edwardian-ish landscape to capture Danielle's classic beauty.…