Friday, April 10, 2015

Commentary by Jim Morrison

A ten-year-old Afghan boy, Mohammed Noor, was having his Sunday dinner when and American bomb struck. He lost both eyes and both hands. Who, with this child in mind, would dare sing ‘God Bless America’ to this child, the hymn that would make God a co-conspirator with American war-makers? Who would wave an American flag in front of him? The sightless eyes of this child should haunt us to the end of our days and sear on our souls the absolute need not just to pray for peace, but to do something to make it happen. Even as I write, the United States is blinding and maiming innocent people and innocent soldiers coerced into battle by elites who sit back in safety. Silence and passivity in the face of this is unholy. The passivity of citizens is the life-blood of tyrants.

Whoever controls the media controls the mind.
Jim Morrison

People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
Jim Morrison

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
Jim Morrison

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