Carter's Thoughts and Perspective

I will start off with my introversion. I am a thinker, I enjoy thinking of various subjects and obtaining more knowledge to continue my thoughts as a result of me being an introvert. I enjoy quiet times with myself and my thoughts, reflecting on all that I have read or discovered that day. I enjoy debating any topic under any subject with anyone that is just as passionate about debates as a I am, for my mind has given out on doing it alone...Anyway this is a place where I will post my views on current topics either political or not, on movies and classic films, and on other *random issues and topics. This includes lgbt issues (I do have lesbian pride). I will post indie rock songs and other videos that I feel in need of exposure.

Other blog: R A C I S M: Providing/Provoking Critical Thought

*Random: History, Psychology, Nature, Quotes, Personal Thoughts, Journals, Political News, News, Art, LGBT Related, Vintage, Writing*


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If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.  

- Japanese Proverb

We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling

Exhibition at Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Opening August 8, 2014

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Begotten (1990)
If you are looking for an experimental horror film to watch, go for this one if you can stomach it. It re-imagines the story of Genesis. The story opens with a robed, profusely bleeding “God” disemboweling himself, with the act ultimately ending in his death. It’s in black and white and has absolutely no dialogue. The words “experimental horror” are the best way to describe this film.
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Begotten (1990)

If you are looking for an experimental horror film to watch, go for this one if you can stomach it. It re-imagines the story of Genesis. The story opens with a robed, profusely bleeding “God” disemboweling himself, with the act ultimately ending in his death. It’s in black and white and has absolutely no dialogue. The words “experimental horror” are the best way to describe this film.

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Travel

I do plan to travel some day, all around or to some parts of the world.

I also want to travel to Africa to see my ancestor’s place of origin, as well as the Native American and European ancestry I may have in me. I am more sure about the Native American than the European, based on what I was told. However, I still want to have my DNA tested to find out. Nothing is more fulfilling to me than exploring places where people have once roamed. It’s a fascinating ordeal to discover how life was shared as well as taken. 

This is why I appreciate the study of history because without all that has happened, we would never be where we are today. That’s why I am studying Western Civilization history. Contrary to popular opinion on this site, it is well recognized that our earliest ancestors came out of Africa, but Western Civilization as we know it started in Mesopotamia or modern day Middle East. I study it for the very reason that is where most of our [Western] knowledge, technology, philosophy about nature, science and religions have come from. This is where it all started for the West, not neglecting the fact of science, exploration, writing, and technology in Africa and further in the East appeared around the same time.

It’s fascinating to read about the philosophers, their conflicts with neighboring cities, and how they managed to contact the world. Of course it was not well received, of course that will happen when two unknown groups encounter one another for the first time. This was true for the smaller cities and tribes before exploration. Conflict and bribery are not unique to one group it is just unique to how it has shaped our entire world today. So that is why I study it and wish to visit those places in the Middle East, in Europe, in Africa, in all parts of Asia, Central America, etc. It may remain a fantasy of mine, but it would be nice to visit these places that I read about and study some day. 

I’ll stay hopeful.

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Woodstock, 1969 (via)

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This is the manliest thing I’ve ever seen.

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Frank Lockhart sur Miller, 1927 Culver City

anyskin:

Frank Lockhart sur Miller, 1927 Culver City

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lol I have been noticing on some sites and this one with people mistaking me as a dude. No harm done and no offense taken. 

So I decided to make a status about it on Facebook and now my mom—-suppose to be working…—-text me saying that I’m not a dude.

Like I know but other people see that based on my picture [not the one here] and my shortened name. 

Then she told me to put lipstick on. I am not going to start coloring my face for people, lol. If they see me as a dude that is okay with me. As long as I am a handsome one, the average looking girl part isn’t working too well for me. 

All jokes, there isn’t anything wrong with being averagely, womanly handsome. 

Actually,

Keon Carter is my alias. I chose a rather male sounding name because it is part of my actual name [also a family member’s last name] and I read somewhere that male authors receive more respect or something. I was inspiring to be an author at that moment.

But I made it my name since I couldn’t think of anything else besides Keo. I like Keon, it’s my preferred nickname now.

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zetageist said: Re: Against homosexuality. What is your opinion on it basically.

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thisisrealwhiteculture:

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thisisrealwhiteculture:

My opinion on homosexuality is that is an actual thing that exists and we aren’t too sure why it does. Could be due to trauma, could be for political reasons, could be genetic. I don’t know and I don’t think anyone else does either.

Overall, homosexuality is dangerous to society because you have individuals that can not have any legacy and so make decisions with no regard to the future. With no children to take up their family mantel they have no choice but to focus on modern day hedonism and because of this they attempt to convince the rest of us that the way they live is perfectly normal. 

But it is a fact the gay people are born this way and have been here since the beginning of time. If it wasn’t normal it wouldn’t be something you’re born with and won’t leave you. And it’s another fact that gays adopting children is good for society. Life isn’t about creating a legacy and that’s not what children are for. We don’t need more people creating more lives when we can barely sustain the population.

No, it is a fact that some of them are born the way they are. While others develop it later, and still others go queer for political reasons. Normal is set by the majority of the population and not the 3% that claim they are normal too.

If you don’t want more black children, than you go right ahead and don’t procreate. I am of the opinion that there needs to be more people like me and more people of my race. I am here to create a legacy and pass that on. You are here to fuck your way to oblivion apparently and I am the one that’s abnormal.


Liberal nonsense about ‘have been here since the beginning of time’. I would like some evidence for this claim. With the earliest records we have, among them tablets from Sumer (as early as 5500 B.C.E) they speak of Family life. Nothing about homosexuals. Period.

In fact, it is not until the time of Moses (1200 or so B.C.E. Which for the people who do not want to do the math is over 4,000 years later in relation to Sumer) that he speaks about the ‘vile nature’ of men laying with men, forsaking the natural course of being with women.

I posit, granted without historical evidence to prove it beyond study of various historical documents, that ‘homosexuality’ was a social mutation. Brought on by abuse from either an overbearing Mother in youth to a son or a mentally disturbed male who sought to exchange natural relations for unnatural ones.

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What scientific proof might look like.

well when I say beginning of time grimmnir I’m including other species but i’ll save that for another day, instead i’ll say it’s been here since mankind.. better?

oh and this is what scientifically proven looks like, not that gif (oh and definitely not a liberal btw)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/oldest-gay-man/story?id=13320808

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/homosexuality/

http://www.cafebabel.co.uk/article/homosexuality-as-old-as-mankind.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/04/08/135212785/researchers-dig-up-homosexual-or-transsexual-caveman-near-prague?sc=fb&cc=fp

http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2011/homosexuality-%E2%80%93-a-survival-advantage-for-early-man/

http://bobhay.org/_downloads/_homo/Summary%20Session%2007.pdf


Quoting a number of liberal sites at me is not going to prove your point. Secondly, homosexuality in animals is minute as to be laughable and it is dehumanizing to compare the habits of animals and humans in terms of their social activities as the retort takes little in the way of recourse ex.; some animals eat their young.. by the logic that some animals are homosexual, it must be ok to cannibalize your child. why not.. we already kill them in the womb.

Thus, your argument is not advanced.

The point of the post was that it’s been here since the beginning of time and it’s natural. Humans can naturally be gay while humans don’t naturally eat their children therefor your points aren’t advanced. And besides, most of those aren’t liberal sites.

Humans are animals, but not all animals are the same, instead we are similar. A dog is not a human but both are animals. Homosexuality occurs naturally in nature for other animals and humans. Take time to read the sources she provided and they will tell you how and why it is natural. And why it has been deemed unnatural to some groups. 

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INDIA: A FREE LUNCH AND MORE

A year ago this month 23 schoolchildren in India died because the food they had eaten as part of a free lunch program was laced with pesticide. The tragedy evoked the awful consequences of corruption, government mismanagement, and public indifference to the well-being of disadvantaged Indian children. But as Pulitzer Center grantee Rhitu Chatterjee reports in a fascinating three-part series for PRI’s The Worldthe free lunch program itself is essential and generally a success.

The program benefits 120 million children a day, Rhitu says, making it one of the world’s largest anti-poverty programs—and for many of those children it is the source of the day’s only real meal. The program, instituted in 1995, has contributed to increased school enrollment and attendance as well as improved health. Among other, unanticipated benefits are jobs for the low-income women who work as school cooks and the breaking down of caste barriers in many regions as children from different backgrounds grow accustomed to eating together.

“As I wrap up my work on this series, I am left feeling an immense sense of awe,” Rhitu says in the last of her reports for The World. “I’m in awe that in a country as vast and diverse as India, where everything is slowed down by red tape and corruption, the mid-day meal program has more or less succeeded in what it set out to do: improve child nutrition and increase school enrollment and attendance.”

BRAZIL: THE WORLD CUP, FROM THE STREETS AND THE BEACH

Pulitzer Center grantee Matthew Niederhauser concluded his series of photo essays for The New Republic with another memorable behind-the-scenes look at the world’s biggest sports event. Matthew watched Brazil lose the consolation game on television, from the Mangueira favela that overlooks—across an unbridgeable divide—the Maracanã stadium that is Brazil’s top soccer shrine. On the day of the finals hecaptured the tournament’s biggest street protest and then took the metro to Copacabana beach, “the epicenter of World Cup revelry. I felt like I was entering a different world only minutes after being chased by riot police and pepper sprayed. All of sudden it was sand, surf, and caipirinhas.”

TURKEY: WHAT THE CAMERA SAW

Pulitzer Center grantee Jenna Krajeski, in the latest from her continuing project on protest in Turkey, reports for Harper’s in forensic detail on efforts to establish whether police were responsible for the death of 22-year-old Ahmet Atakan, who was killed on September 10, 2013, in the city of Antakya during a wave of anti-government protests across the country.

Jenna concludes that the evidence is ambiguous: Some camera footage and eyewitness reports suggest that Atakan died from injuries sustained when he fell from the roof of a building; others, that he wasstruck in the neck by a tear-gas canister. What was clear, she reports, was general police excess: Some 130,000 canisters of tear gas were fired during the first 20 days of protests, according to Amnesty International, many of them shot horizontally in a way that renders them far more dangerous.

“Atakan’s family, for their part, could barely watch the videos,” Jenna writes. “What they showed, the family already knew. ‘There could be many things that caused his death,’ Atakan’s uncle said. ‘But the reality is, if the police hadn’t been there, Ahmet wouldn’t have died.’”

Until next week,

Jon Sawyer
Executive Director

There is a complicated relationship with this site, but I would be lying if I haven’t learned anything.

That’s what initially brought me here, after a year of stalking pages…I didn’t mean any harm by it I was just curious. I was just curious about what they call Tumblr.

I have satisfaction when there is something that perks my interest in reading and discovering more, so I thank this place for that.

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Hallgrímskirkja.  Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland.  73 metres.

postpone-mentor:

Hallgrímskirkja.
Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland.
73 metres.

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The Remarkable Detective Noble: Former Slave, Drummer Boy, Union Soldier, and Trailblazing Sleuth. 
In mid-July 1870, the lead detective in the Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case, John Baptiste Jourdain, received a tip that a former slave named Rosa Lee knew of the whereabouts of the kidnappers he sought. Because policemen were “invariably met with silence and suspicion” in black neighborhoods, Jourdain hoped he could dress in workman’s clothes and trick Lee into divulging what she knew about the case. As a light-skinned Creole of color from a privileged background,  Jourdain would need to play his role well by adopting the mannerisms of a freedman. To lend authenticity to his disguise, Jourdain brought along gray-haired Detective Jordan Noble who, at age seventy-two, was the oldest man on the force and one of the few former slaves in the ranks of the Metropolitan Police.
Detective Noble was famous in New Orleans and perhaps an odd choice for an undercover assignment. Born into slavery in Georgia, Noble had earned his freedom after serving as Andrew Jackson’s drummer boy at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. He later accompanied Louisiana troops in the Everglades during the Seminole War, as well as serving as drummer for the elite New Orleans-based Washington Artillery during the Mexican War. In the 1850s, Noble regularly marched with his drum in patriotic parades alongside white veterans who nicknamed him “Old Jordan.” When the Civil War began, he helped organize one of the regiments that volunteered to fight with the Confederacy, but he later switched sides and served in the Union ranks. Like Jourdain, Noble seized the opportunity during Reconstruction to join the Metropolitan Police as a detective, and despite Noble’s celebrity Jourdain believed that he and Noble, like the famous French detectives they emulated, could be “masters of disguise.”
Dressed in grubby work clothes, the two detectives made their way to the neighborhood near the back-swamps where Rosa Lee lived. When they found her standing outside of her house, the detectives’ deception began.

michaelaross:

The Remarkable Detective Noble: Former Slave, Drummer Boy, Union Soldier, and Trailblazing Sleuth.

In mid-July 1870, the lead detective in the Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case, John Baptiste Jourdain, received a tip that a former slave named Rosa Lee knew of the whereabouts of the kidnappers he sought. Because policemen were “invariably met with silence and suspicion” in black neighborhoods, Jourdain hoped he could dress in workman’s clothes and trick Lee into divulging what she knew about the case. As a light-skinned Creole of color from a privileged background,  Jourdain would need to play his role well by adopting the mannerisms of a freedman. To lend authenticity to his disguise, Jourdain brought along gray-haired Detective Jordan Noble who, at age seventy-two, was the oldest man on the force and one of the few former slaves in the ranks of the Metropolitan Police.

Detective Noble was famous in New Orleans and perhaps an odd choice for an undercover assignment. Born into slavery in Georgia, Noble had earned his freedom after serving as Andrew Jackson’s drummer boy at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. He later accompanied Louisiana troops in the Everglades during the Seminole War, as well as serving as drummer for the elite New Orleans-based Washington Artillery during the Mexican War. In the 1850s, Noble regularly marched with his drum in patriotic parades alongside white veterans who nicknamed him “Old Jordan.” When the Civil War began, he helped organize one of the regiments that volunteered to fight with the Confederacy, but he later switched sides and served in the Union ranks. Like Jourdain, Noble seized the opportunity during Reconstruction to join the Metropolitan Police as a detective, and despite Noble’s celebrity Jourdain believed that he and Noble, like the famous French detectives they emulated, could be “masters of disguise.”

Dressed in grubby work clothes, the two detectives made their way to the neighborhood near the back-swamps where Rosa Lee lived. When they found her standing outside of her house, the detectives’ deception began.

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To think that I was going to be home alone. No someone wanted to bring their groupies, without any food.

Then they disrespect my new jacket. I see how it is, when I show people my new stuff.

evolutia said: Let me tell you something. I know all about this site. Read something titled "a little perspective" at the top of my page, I know what it's like to be ostracized because of certain factors, and I'm trying to be a bit nicer because perhaps you aren't doing this on purpose and I don't know if this is me being foolish but I'm trying something different. I don't know what's going on but it's not working, and sometimes you have draw a line in the sand and that's it. That's what people have done.

Thank you. See I am not a bad person, not at all, but many people interpret me to be that way in the heat of the moment. I’m just as easily misunderstood online as I am in person. I’m used to it so I try to address it politely, most of the time.

I respect you for being nicer and respectful, because I could not respect the person I encountered with some weeks ago. It isn’t being foolish, it’s being the better person. 

I can take your advice with you, I do not know how others are, but I can take it from you. I appreciate that perspective that came to a surprise to me, I didn’t assume anything but it was nice to read.

Thank you for coming to me directly. As I stated in the post I do not mind aplogizing when I am wrong, but at the same time I have to be respected. I know that it is difficult to do, it is difficult for me too, but I will take the lesson better if others were more respectul.

Thank you again!

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