Sunday, August 30, 2015
Some examples of not being in the best of moods.
I believe one only needs to employ their minds to work not their moods.
It's worth mentioning how important it is to let knowledge and truth dictate the faculties of our minds to maintain an equilibrium with the emotions, which dictates our volition to make the right choices. The three faculties that make up the personality i.e. the Intellect, Emotion and Volition cannot be maintained by letting the emotions overrule the mind dictating consequences, but by developing right thoughts one can balance moods to be productive despite experiencing creative blocks!
I must say, one must lack character to make excuses to work, so i guess one needs to develop character too to be a character artist! Haha Anyway. not my best, but these were done in a couple of hours despite vacillating moods.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Found these poems i'd written 5 years ago!
Need to start writing again.
Rebuke thee, Hamartia
Thy beauty delusive
Cold the embrace
Devours my languished soul
Thy caress impaling
Repulsed, I desist
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
I lay broken, yet stand contrite
Consumed by remorse
I invoke thee
Drown my sorrows within abyss infinite
Thy grace and mercy immortal
Blushing, I embrace
Like dusk the dawn
'The God that failed'
World of sorrow
World of pain
Only death is gain
Borne in finite wisdom
His might could not sustain
Truly, God he never was
The God that failed
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Well, where do I begin? It’s almost as if there is a trend among my fellow artists (to whom I address this foremost) to go with the herd and favor popular opinions just so you don’t get ostracized by peers, like that would win you respect as an artist and somehow fling you higher up the echelons of the pack. While it’s interesting to hear myriads voice their opinions over the issue of abortion with the recent controversy over the videos that surfaced against Planned Parenthood, I’m tired of listening to conversations where, mostly, single guys justify abortion and chide girls for calling the child a baby rather than a fetus. Is that your best rebuttal that, ‘it isn’t a baby but a fetus so it’s not murder’! I gotta say, I wasn’t just face palming or shaking my head in disbelief, but I was really furious at the sheer arrogance of some douchebags, let alone their ignorance of the facts. It’s not surprising that the demography that is predominantly pro-choice (not only in the US) is white single males aged between 25 - 45. Yup. I didn’t just make that up!
I don’t quite understand how people who profess to make choices based on facts rather than opinions and theories are also the same bunch of hypocrites that are predisposed to popular demonizing pro-choice rhetoric’s, that a Fetus is nothing but a clump of flesh or blob of tissue and not a human life! What? Were you some piece of shit until your mother disemboweled you only to be christened human at birth by a bunch of strangers wielding sharp instruments? Well, just how can the offspring of a human be anything other than human before birth? Apparently some of you seem to think so. Do you even know the etymology of the word fetus? Look it up! For that matter do you even know the biological definition for life or the 4 criterions that constitute it?
Scientist defines life as ‘a complex structure of interdependent elements constituted to carry on the activities of life by separately functioning but mutually dependent organs.’ By contrast, ‘while a mere collection of human cells merely carry on activities of cellular life, it will not exhibit coordinated interactions directed toward a higher level of organization.’ Like the fetus doesn’t qualify under that definition, duh! Scientifically speaking the child at the end of the 18th week when it develops all its organs is actually known as a fetus. A human zygote is uniquely distinct from that of an animal even at day one of fertilization. Even a single thread of
DNA from a zygote carries the entire blueprint of
the child, proof it is a unique entity distinct from its mother. The ludicrous
notion that a fetus doesn’t even look human (thanks to our image conscious
society) doesn’t in anyway undermine its humanity. It is how a human ought to
look like at that stage of development, just as a toddler is different from an
adolescent who is different from an adult, but no less human. Geneticists vouch for the scientific evidence that it is definitely a human life that is
conceived at fertilization, which settles the debate and is no longer a matter
of opinions and taste. And conversely in
the how-to manuals abortionists talk about surgically decapitating and
dismembering the fetus. Paradoxically, they take offense to showing the gruesome
pictures accusing pro-lifers of ‘a new low in tastelessness’. Wow! Anyway, why does
this ‘clump of flesh’ need to be mutilated before it is eviscerated? Because,
douchebags, it is a life! This nuanced
use of words reminds me of this statement made by a prominent medical journal
many years ago, “Through public conditioning, use of languages concepts and
laws, the idea of abortion can be separated from the idea of killing.” I’m sure
Susan B Anthony and Alice Paul would be squirming in their graves to know what
has become of women’s rights today. Thanks to Margaret Sanger and her new breed
of feminists, who repeatedly tried to tie the abortion agenda as means of
eugenics to the legitimate issues of women’s rights, have bewitched even women
on the issue! Dr. Bernard Nathanson and his abortion strategist cohorts in the
1960s admit to deliberately linking the two because, even to them, abortion
wouldn’t gain momentum on its own merits.
Nice move, i must admit! Does the
demagoguery and conniving use of pro-choice rhetoric’s in anyway mitigate the
fact that one is killing a human? You may argue that a fetus is not yet a
person at the 1st trimester, but wait! Personhood, meaning and
values are not a scientific discussion and neither can it be attributed to
science, so don’t teach us about personhood.
The irony in how we’ve desacralized human life is also evident in their reactions to the recent killing of Cecil the lion and the rabid stray dog incidents in the state of Kerala, India. Although I am against killing for sport, it’s Interesting that none you even give a hoot about the plight of the poor families and the little lives that are being lost to lions and rabid dogs every year. (For those of you that are part of the ‘Boycott Kerala’ movement, you are more than welcome to adopt a rabid stray dog and help rid our state of the menace). It’s embarrassing to see you choking up and shedding crocodile tears over the killings of these animals, almost like it was your ancestor or some relative that just died, which in reality you don’t even care about, and yet you have no qualms with the killing of innocent unborn! Anyhow, it’s embarrassing to see adults resort to silly sophomoric internet memes and antics without any shred of intelligence to debate such issues, which only goes to show how incompetently pejorative and prejudiced you are. It’s rightly said that ‘bad humor is evasion of reality’. People today with all their dumbed down education, are still in denial of these facts because it's quite obvious they are predisposed to what they believe despite the overwhelming evidence, which is only symptomatic of the ideologies one has embraced for personal convenience with disregard for truth. The maggot, Hitler, won’t live to see day, but his dream ‘to raise a generation of young people devoid of a conscience – imperious, relentless and cruel’ nevertheless looks like will come about.
I’ll just say this, even though it only takes about 18-20 days for an unborn to develop a heart and to begin pumping blood and about 30-40 days for the brain and to detect its waves, it’s truly sad that even after some 30 plus years your callous hearts and constipated brains still haven’t developed or multiplied in size. For those of you that still prefer to let your penis dictate your cognitive ability to reason, I have nothing to say to you except that, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE IGNORANT!
Friday, July 31, 2015
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
With the SCOTUS, legalizing the right to same-sex marriage, many feel betrayed, despondent, left confounded and bitter with the recent ruling. Although tragic, I don’t see why there any reason to be paranoid about this decision. Here is my two cents on homosexuality and the issue.
Given the fact that we live in an autonomous culture, whose laws, unfortunately, are dictated heteronomously by the powerful few, this was really no surprise, but inevitable - Although a little late than anticipated! I’ve been saying this all along that; people really need to get over this myth of the US being a Christian nation. She has been behaving erratically of late unlike a democracy and more like an Oligarchy ! It was anyone’s guess what would entail when they removed God from the equation some time ago. With man now the new ‘measure of all things’ and our postmodern (quite a fancy word right!) perspective of life, it wouldn’t take long till we redefined everything under the sun. It’s been rightly said that, postmodernists are deconstructionists, in whose attempt to redefine life, meaning and purpose, they have deconstructed society and culture as a whole. Any surprise what’s happening with the change of laws on every facet of life? Talk about virtue and values without having anything to hang it on!
Thanks to the media and its partisans the befuddled masses have got it wrong on two premises. The masses are being misled into believing that the issue of sexual orientation is a matter of Love and acceptance, and an equal rights issue. Love, really! (by which they actually mean Erotomania or Cathexis as psychiatrist call it ). Like I mentioned elsewhere, that unlike the Greek, there is only one word for ‘love’ in the English language, and even that, unfortunately, has lost its meaning in our zeitgeist! Won’t delve into the details, but please refer to my post on what constitutes love and its definitions under the title ‘Agape’.
On the notion of equal rights, I must say, I am baffled and don’t quite understand since when does ones sexual preference become a case of discrimination and equal rights? Well what about the rights of those who orient toward, Pederasty, Incest, Polygamy and Bestiality etc? Have they forgotten that every individual, including homosexuals, under the constitution already have the unalienable right to be treated with respect and dignity? We understand no one dare violate any individual’s personal worth and dignity, we are not debating that! But one’s sexual orientation, unlike once ethnicity and race (which are sacred), isn't intrinsic to the individual. There is absolutely no compelling or conclusive scientific evidence to support homosexual claims of this behaviour being congenital. Quite the converse is true with overwhelming evidence to the contrary! So, it behoves the question, if ethnicity and sexuality are equally sacred, how does one sacralize one and desacralize the other, which has been the pillar and bedrock of human society for ages? Even if given the benefit of the doubt, does ones disposition or proclivity in any way justify ones right to express and impose such behaviour? But who cares right!
Malcolm Muggerridge said this, ‘The depravity of man is at once the most empirically viable fact, but at the same time it is the most intellectually resisted.’ And again, ‘it has become abundantly clear in the second half of the twentieth century that Western Man has decided to abolish himself. Having wearied of the struggle to be himself, he has created his own boredom out of his own affluence, impotence out of his own erotomania, vulnerability out of his own strength; himself blowing the trumpet that brings the walls of his own city tumbling down…until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keels over a weary, battered old brontosaurus and becomes extinct.
Read that again! Yet why is it that we don’t want to accept this fact? Well, because it takes us to theological terrains! With the death of God movement Nietzsche rightly articulated, meaning becomes nothing more than one’s own self-interests, pleasures, or tastes. Without God, the world is just stuff, thrown out into space and time, going nowhere, meaning nothing! Been chatting with a really sweet friend from Australia about her philosophy, 'to each his own'. Upon questioning, she admits not having thought enough about moral relativism and its practical ramifications. Post Modernism is nothing new. It is anachronistic to time and has only embellished itself in a new garb in our day and age. One only has to look back at history, to the ’pride and glory’ that was once ancient Rome and Greece, whose loftiness only brought their downfall from within, when they thought they were at the zenith of prosperity! I'm afraid history is bound to repeat itself and we are headed down that path. If there really is any truth in the words of prophecies that the end times would be like the days of Noah and Lot, then homosexuality as a global phenomenon is only slated to be before we are ripe for judgement. This is why this historic moment doesn't really surprise us in any way and only stands as a testament to what we've been saying all along. In any case the fact of the matter is that there is a fine line between being legally right and being morally right. Even though homosexuality is now legal that doesn't in anyway make it morally so!
Unfortunately people have and will continue to misconstrue our unacceptance of this behaviour as hatred, bigotry and homophobia, but nothing could be further from the truth. You have no idea how capable we really are of loving and accepting anyone as they are, and i sincerely apologize for those who've meant harm. They don't represent us or God's love for you, who died for us even while we were sinners and his enemies! Do you have any idea what the rainbow really stands for or what's the story behind its origin? If in any case anyone thinks we only speak cerebrally without knowing what it is like to have this disposition, it should suffice to know that, i was, at two separate occasions, the hapless victim to those who subscribed to such a lifestyle. As a consequence of which, i grappled with this behaviour pattern and had my young mind ravaged under this ‘mistaken identity’ at a tender age, even before I was addicted to porn and introduced to the dangerous world of the occult! That's why my heart goes out for families, especially children who will hurt the most. It would be detrimental and tragic to define life by our sexual preferences, when it should be the other way around. I hope you will not be selfish and only consider your self-interests, but reconsider your stance on the issue with a broader perspective and choose to live life responsibly.
As for you America, Ichabod! You don't even realize you are basking in past, dwindling glory. Which according to prophecies will be restored to Israel, who God chose to provoke with jealousy for a season, by prospering another great nation, for doing just that - denying Him!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lady Gaga sporting a Stryper T-shirt!
I've never heard her music, but now she has my attention.
Also remember watching 'Whip it' only because it had something to do with Stryper,
where Ellen Page sports a Stryper T-shirt too. I kinda like the film though.
The legendary band
No offence, but you can't help notice that the guys look prettier than her...
Seems every Metal band in the 80's were having a great hair day!
Close up of the art from the album 'To Hell With The Devil'
Still trying to figure who drew this.
Hope to do one for them some day!
'To Hell With The Devil'
I'm sure they regret not making a video for this song
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Had a bad start with another painting, so i decided to work on this sketch instead.
Managed to nail it at the first attempt without thumbnailing it.
For some reason i find sketching a lot less stressful.
Might take this in an entirely different direction digitally
Really hope it turns out well.