• The Good Fight

    Ott 31 2009, 7:57

    Thank you Jerry Mitchell. Keep up the good fight. Justice for victims must be done at last.

  • What Robert Ingersoll wanted for Christmas (1897)

    Dic 25 2008, 19:11

    This is borrowed from http://unreasonablefaith.com

    If I had the power to produce exactly what I want for next
    Christmas, I would have all the kings and emperors resign and allow
    the people to govern themselves.

    I would have all the nobility crop their titles and give their
    lands back to the people. I would have the Pope throw away his
    tiara, take off his sacred vestments, and admit that he is not
    acting for God — is not infallible — but is just an ordinary
    Italian. I would have all the cardinals, archbishops, bishops,
    priests and clergymen admit that they know nothing about theology,
    nothing about hell or heaven, nothing about the destiny of the
    human race, nothing about devils or ghosts, gods or angels. I would
    have them tell all their “flocks” to think for themselves, to be
    manly men and womanly women, and to do all in their power to
    increase the sum of human happiness.

    I would have all the professors in colleges, all the teachers
    in schools of every kind, including those in Sunday schools, agree
    that they would teach only what they know, that they would not palm
    off guesses as demonstrated truths.

    I would like to see all the politicians changed to statesmen,
    – to men who long to make their country great and free, — to men
    who care more for public good than private gain — men who long to
    be of use.

    I would like to see all the editors of papers and magazines
    agree to print the truth and nothing but the truth, to avoid all
    slander and misrepresentation, and to let the private affairs of
    the people alone.

    I would like to see drunkenness and prohibition both

    I would like to see corporal punishment done away with in
    every home, in every school, in every asylum, reformatory, and
    prison. Cruelty hardens and degrades, kindness reforms and

    I would like to see the millionaires unite and form a trust
    for the public good.

    I would like to see a fair division of profits between capital
    and labor, so that the toiler could save enough to mingle a little
    June with the December of his life.

    I would like to see an international court established in
    which to settle disputes between nations, so that armies could be
    disbanded and the great navies allowed to rust and rot in perfect

    I would like to see the whole world free — free from
    injustice — free from superstition.

    This will do for next Christmas. The following Christmas, I
    may want more.

    The Arena, Boston, December 1897.

    Robert Green Ingersoll - “What I Want For Christmas” (1897)
  • Songs at your Funeral.

    Dic 17 2008, 16:00

    I was reading the announcement for the compilation Get Physical is releasing next year after asking a number of DJs about what would be their chosen last song,
    entitled Final Song No1. Got me thinking about which song I would want but being as greedy as I am I couldn't narrow it down to just one. So here's 10 picks i'd love to have played at my funeral (or even better my deathbed since they're too good to miss). I tried to avoid too many popular choices and I did it so quickly that i'm sure if i did it again it could be entirely different (each time i did it). Anyway here's my list. Tell me what you think and/or type some of your favourite ones for the occasion.

    Booka Shade - In White Rooms
    ISAN - Cathart
    Pet Shop Boys - Always on my Mind
    New Order - Temptation
    Rhythm and Sound - No Partial
    Round One - I'm Your Brother (Club mix)
    Autechre - pir
    Arvo Part - Cantus for Benjamin Britten (for the now you can slit your wrists factor)
    N-Trance - Set you Free
    Dexciya - Astronomical Guidepost
    Echospace - Empyrian