My name is Ben and I live in the midwestern region on the united states. Im obsessive over nature, science, knowledge, and spirituality. My goal is to explore the physical world as well as my personal psychological world and come to peace with this odd metaphysical reaction we know as existence. On my blog I post whatever I want so please don't be disappointed if I post an absurdly out of place item. Who knows, maybe you'll even want to be friends! :)

 

“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.”
― Banksy

(via banksyarts)

salvadordali-art:

Untitled - for the campaign against venereal disease, 1942
Salvador Dali

salvadordali-art:

Untitled - for the campaign against venereal disease, 1942

Salvador Dali

Many of us cannot help looking because of what Susan Sontag has called “the perennial seductiveness of war.” It is a kind of rubbernecking, staring at the bloody aftermath of something that is not an act of God but of man. The effect, as Ms. Sontag pointed out in an essay in The New Yorker in 2002, is anything but certain.

“Making suffering loom larger, by globalizing it, may spur people to feel they ought to ‘care’ more,” she wrote. “It also invites them to feel that the sufferings and misfortunes are too vast, too irrevocable, too epic to be much changed by any local, political intervention.”

So now that war comes to us in real time, do we feel helpless or empowered? Do we care more, or will the ubiquity of images and information desensitize us to the point where human suffering loses meaning when it is part of a scroll that includes a video of your niece twerking? Oh, we say as our index finger navigates to the next item, another one of those.

As war becomes a more remote, mechanized activity, posts and images from the target area have significant value. When a trigger gets pulled or bombs explode, real people are often on the wrong end of it. And bearing witness to the consequences gives meaning to what we see.

neuronsandneutrons:

why is everything to fox news a war?

like, even a little inevitable disagreement between parties becomes a “war on x”

are they really that eager to start, fight, and defend honest to god wars over a little sparring?

magnezone:

kinomatika:

wellmanicuredman:

sextus—empiricus:

sunshien:

ahahhahaha what the fuck is wrong here is the siren damaged or something.  I’ve heard this exact siren before but never all creepy like this

actually the reason the siren sounds like that is because it’s echoing through the tall buildings of downtown chicago!

jesus, fuck this 

(Source: simulatedcity)