Sunday, August 24, 2008

MCP


Male Chauvinist Pigs. There is not a single man alive today that has never been called one. It could be because he decided to be a gentleman and offered to help a lady with some heavy lifting, hence indicating that she is weak simply because she is a woman. It could be because he tried to stop her from doing something dangerous because he feared for her safety, thus limiting her boundaries because SHE IS A WOMAN. There is no end to the various possible reasons, and because all men have ben called MCPs, it is believed by women worldwide that all men are, in fact, MCPs.


This is not really true. I say this with a totally unbiased view. All us men are, at some level, pigs. We do tend to turn our necks to look the gorgeous girl who walks by, although ultimately we end up admiring that one special girl who amazes us beyond our wildest dreams. Yes, most guys do look at women from the legs up, MOST, NOT ALL. All men don't hang out with their friends at the local train station so they can pass lewd comments at girls passing by. All men don't think a girl can never be as efficient or as successful as they can. There are those who feel that a girl is just as good as them, only emotionally stronger, and not all of those men are gay.


I personally believe that not only are girls emotionally stronger than us, they are also physically stronger. No man can withstand the kind of pain a woman goes through in her lifetime. I will not get into the finer details of this particular subject, but all women and most men know what i am talking about. Many men may come up and say that they can withstand anything a woman goes through. Maybe some of them can, but the fact remains that none of them do.


Girls dont pour hot sticky wax on their arms and legs and rip their hair out with paper and tweezers ( i hope i have my details right), so they can look at themselves and feel nice. They do it for the ones they love, or for the ones they want, in short , US !!!. Women don't go through the unbearable pain of childbirth just so they can have one more person to love, they also do it so the ones they love most can have what they have always wanted, someone to carry the family name forward, as they say in cheesy indian soap operas.


But Eve doesn't exactly appreciate the feminist Adam either. Girls blindly classify all guys as male chauvinists just because that is all they have heard since they hit 13. They refuse to believe that there are guys who regard them physically and mentally equal and emotinally superior to themselves.


Wake up girls. Every man doesn't go home to beat his wife. Every man doesn't want his partner to stay at home and do the housework all day long. There are many guys who would like their female counterparts to get the same oppurtunities they do. There are many guys who would not refuse to marry a girl simply because she earns more than he does. If you want the feminist male to appreciate, you will have to start using the MCP tags on those who actually deserve it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vagabond (Free Verse)


A vagabond roams the world
a penniless, friendless, illiterate bottom-feeder
who makes not a penny's difference to another soul
He knows only what he sees, and knowingly moves on
like the slow wind through the trees.

He makes his way through the sub-urban and rural ant-farm
watching the people merrily go through their lives
Working for those they love
not a worry in the world.
Envious, he looks through their windows
and sees the world through their eyes.
He sees the down-trodden, controlled house-wife
scared of the man she must spend the rest of her life with.
Scared of her partner, of her own future.
He sees the lonely, tired single mother
longing for someone to give her a shoulder to cry on
arms to fall back on
However brash, however harsh.
He sees the orthodox religious.
Prisoners of their own faith, victims of their own belief.
Bound to believe what they have been taught
left with no room for free thought.
He sees also the blindly atheist,
rebels without a cause
Faithless, just for the sake of being different
while blindly following the smaller crowd.
Knowingly, he moves on
En route to civilized society,
he ponders over his experience
and feels , strangely, happy, content
In the Urban jungle,
he is spellbound,
No one seems to get tired
no one gets bored
always having something to do, somewhere to go.
People talking of modern subjects, earning to feed their wants
not just needs.
Envious, he stares through their keyholes
and sees the world through their eyes.
He sees the rich, flamboyant gaffer
Not a material luxury missing
But a lack of love, that has been replaced with respect
Respect with fills one's ego
but not one's heart
He sees the middle class prole,
A man who earns to feed four mouths,
but never seems to be content
A man bereft of any excitement, any luxuries
a man up to his nose in debt,
and down on his knees to beg.
He sees the youth, the future
the new generation, the fresh blood
and sees a generation which doesn't care
and goes nowhere beyond slogans and shouting
the ones with the energy, the resources but not the incentive.
He sees the tragic lovers,
tired of betrayal , victims of their mistakes
but with a secret love for depression,
with a desire to be sad, to be disappointed
Knowingly, the vagabond moves on
overcome, strangely, not by happiness about being sane
not by pride in being different from them,
but by disappointment, in his fellow man
in his brother.
And the roamed the vagabond,
the penniless, friendless, illiterate bottom feeder
the most content man in the world.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Understanding Oil By Serj Tankain - A Must Read


This essay was written by Serj Tankian of System of a Down two days after the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It caused a lot of controversy, particularly because many readers seemed to miss the message. Please understand, this essay is not attempting to justify the 9/11 attacks. When it was published, many mistook Serj's intentions and consequently denounced him, but if you pay attention to this small excerpt, it is impossible to say that Serj tried to justify the 9/11 attacks:
...my belief is that the terror will multiply if concrete steps are not taken to sponsor peace in the middle east, NOW. This does not mean that we should not find the guilty party(s), Bin Laden, or whoever they may be, and not try them. Put simply, as long as a major injustice remains, violence precipitates to the surface of life.
Keep an open mind when reading. This essay is an attempt at analyzing both side of the conflict and advocating universal peace; in no way is it saying Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, or any other terrorist organization or regime had reason to commit such horrific, intolerable acts of blatant murder.
This essay was originally published on systemofadown.com, but was promptly removed by Sony.
Understanding OilBy Serj Tankian9/13/2001


The brutal attacks/bombings this week in New York, and Washington D.C., along with threats of attacks there and elsewhere in the country have changed our times forever. While the mass media concentrates on the details of the destruction, and the blanketed words of politicians, I will attempt to understand and explain the events from the fence. BOMBING AND BEING BOMBED ARE THE SAME THINGS ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE FENCE.
Terror is not a spontaneous human action without credence. People just dont hijack planes and commit harikari (suicide) without any weight of thought to the action. No one in the media seems to ask WHY DID THESE PEOPLE DO THIS HORRIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION?
To be able to understand the answer to this, we must first look at our U.S. Mideast Policy. During most of the 20th century, U.S. businesses have worked on attaining oil rights and concessions from countries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. After WWI, secret back door deals by our State Dept. yielded oil rights from then defeated Turkey to fields in what is now Iraq and Saudi Arabia, in return for looking the other way at a crime against humanity, the Genocide of the Armenians by the Turks. Oil profits have been the motivating factors behind many attempts at counterinsurgency of democratic regimes by the CIA and the U.S in the Middle East (such as Iran in the 1950s, where the Shah replaced the Prime Minister who refused to give up oil rights to the U.S., and since the people couldnt deal with the Shah, an extremist government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini ultimately prevailed). During the Iran-Iraq war, America supplied both sides with weapons and advice. These are not the actions of a rich superpower wanting peace. Lets not forget that Saddam Hussein, before being Americas vision of the Anti-Christ, was a close ally of the U.S., and the CIA. So what was the firm belief system of consecutive American administrations that caused all this to occur ? PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WILL LEAD TO HIGHER OIL AND GASOLINE PRICES. Lets not also forget the power of the Arms industry, disguised as defense, that still sells billions of dollars of weapons to the area. Therefore it has not been in the short-term economic interest of the U.S. to foster Peace in the Middle East. Using the above reasoning, the U.S. has encouraged extremist governments, toppled democracies, as in the case of Iran to replace it with a monarchy, rigged elections, and many more unspeakable political crimes for U.S. businesses abroad. Lets not also forget the Red Scare. During the war between the then Soviet Union and Afghanistan, the U.S. armed and supported the Taliban, a fundamentalist Muslim organization, and allowed them to export opium and heroin out of their country to pay for those weapons. Therefore the Taliban rose to power and control with the help of the U.S.A. Today, the bombing of Iraq still continues, no longer covered by the media, the economic embargo still remains, killing millions of children, and recently, while the world and the U.N. General Assembly have cried out to bring in peacekeeping forces into Israel and Palestine, to end the escalated war and recent assassinations, the U.S. has vetoed the rest of the Security Council and has halted the possibility of peace, there, in the most volatile place in the world.
People in Serbia, Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan, and Afghanistan to name a few have seen bombs fall, not always at military targets and kill innocent civilians, as the scene in New York city yesterday. The wars waged by our government in our names has landed smack in the middle of our living room. The half hour of destruction closed down all world financial markets, struck the central headquarters of our military, and had our leaders running into bunkers, and our citizens into fear and frenzy. What scares me more than what has occurred is what our reactions to the occurrences may cause. President Bush belongs to a long generation of Republican Presidents who love war economies. The media has only concentrated on the bombings, if you will, and what type of retaliations are looming for the perpetrators. What everyone fails to realize is that the bombings are a reaction to existing injustices around the world, generally unseen to most Americans. To react to a reaction would be to further sponsor the reaction. In other words, my belief is that the terror will multiply if concrete steps are not taken to sponsor peace in the middle east, NOW. This does not mean that we should not find the guilty party(s), Bin Laden, or whoever they may be, and not try them. Put simply, as long as a major injustice remains, violence precipitates to the surface of life.
Native American folklore, the Bible, Nostradamus, and many other major religious beliefs point to this era with the visuals of yesterdays disasters, and conditions of ecological disasters we experience daily in our lives today. War, rumors of war, famine, long burning fires, etc., are at our doorstep. We can prevail over this possible vision with the power of the human spirit, understanding, compassion, and peace. ITS TIME TO PUT OUR NEEDS FOR SECURITY AND SURVIVAL, ACHIEVED ONLY THROUGH PEACE, ABOVE AND BEYOND PROFITS, ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES.
SOLUTION:
The U.S. should stop sidestepping the U.N. Security Council, and allow U.N. Peacekeeping troops and missions to the Middle East. Stop the violence first.

Stop the bombing and patrol of Iraq.

With todays gains in the use of alternative fuels, develop them to full usage with autos and other utilities, to make the country less dependant on an already depleting natural reserve, oil.

By initiating peace, we would have already shaken the foundations of support for Bin Laden, and/or all those that sponsor activities like those we saw yesterday, and break the stronghold of extremists on the world of Islam. On the other hand, if we carry out bombings on Afghanistan or elsewhere to appease public demand, and very likely kill innocent civilians along the way, wed be creating many more martyrs going to their deaths in retaliation against the retaliation. As shown from yesterdays events, you cannot stop a person whos ready to die.