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Day of Remembrance 2011

Posted on February 19, 2011

Last family portrait before going to camp...

Days of Remembrance:

A life less ordinary

Lost in the desert.


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Palliativity 118: Nos Omnes Mundum Creamus

Posted on February 17, 2011

We All Make the World, ©MMXI

"He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage."
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Where are we going?

The crucible that is America: a battlefield. This pound of flesh is past warranty. Face down in the trenches, we are all scared to pop-up after the covery-fire. No matter how many have fallen before, we have yet to learn self respect— defiance with due dilligence.

The American soldiers of Japanese ancestry in WWII were thrown into the European Theater ahead of the frontline. Their bodies piled up high enough that their families could climb atop their sacrifice, over the fences and wire— only to find themselves alone in the desert, forgotten.

For generations, we buried it all.

Like the bullet fired from a riffle, we couldn't warn the next immigrant group before the hammer fell on their heads. Our flight from the camps was shrouded in shame and fear. We could barely look at our selves.

Advocacy is what I see as the most important reason to have Days of Remembrance. The hate behind Executive Order 9066 lives on in the continued marginalization of those on American shores.

It's time to jump the fence.


Independent Film “Iron Sky” posits Nazis on the Moon

Posted on February 16, 2011

After so many films, the inevitable conclusion has been reach: Nazis in SPACE!

It's like the Cold War never even happened.


Man the Guns

Posted on February 14, 2011

Man the Guns, ©MMXI

Soldiers are made, not born. The same goes for hate and violence.

‎"Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love,"
-President Barack Obama, 2011 SoTU

Like the 442, "serving one's country" translates to military service.
Why must the same sacrifice be made over and over again?

Acceptance anointed in blood.

- ♥ -

Civil Unions recently passed in Illinois, but 29 States of the Union have yet to realize
that we are all born this way— however that might be.

Though we are closing in on the day where we can love whomever we want and choose our own identities,
there remains much work to be done.

Don't give up; man the guns.


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Palliativity 117: Wishing

Posted on February 10, 2011

Daruma: it's merely a flesh wound

Sometimes I wonder what it's like to lose control— Watching a top spinning out just before it falls, a seductive dance between gravity and inertia. Entropy in the swaying hips of a lover; the catch of breath before the end.

I used to think that the battery-acid feeling of dread I experienced on occasion was tachyons surging backwards from the inevitable. Once you've split the atom, there's no going back. Einstein unmaking reality in the physics of dreams, delivered to your doorstep at the speed of C.

"It's so safe to play along.
Little soldiers in a row.
Falling in and out of love.
Something sweet to throw away.
I want something good to die for,
To make it beautiful to live.
I want a new mistake, losers more than hesitate.
Do you believe it in your head?"
- Queens of the Stone Age- Go With the Flow

Plato's fantasy play of shadows doesn't work in the land of burnt silhouettes. With art we split the fundamental particles of our dreams— creativity bursting out and backwards through time. Here's wishing.

See you on the otherside—


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“Paths of Hate” trailer

Posted on February 9, 2011

"Paths of Hate" just rotoscoped my dreams.

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