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October 24th, 2012

"I hope to paint something that will ruin the appetite of every son of a bitch who ever eats in that…"

““I hope to paint something that will ruin the appetite of every son of a bitch who ever eats in that room,””

- Mark Rothko, after being commissioned to paint a series for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York, which was housed in the Seagram Building, a celebrated modernist sky scraper in Park Avenue.After completing the works Rothko changed his mind about the commission, however, supposedly because he didn’t want his paintings being used as a backdrop for privileged diners. In 1965 he decided to donate some of them to the Tate. Nine eventually arrived in 1970, on the day of the artist’s death. (via cocothinkshefancy)
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October 24th, 2012

"And it’s amazing; [borderline people’s] ability to take care of someone else, to give the right…"

And it’s amazing; [borderline people’s] ability to take care of someone else, to give the right answer of what you would do for that person, is very different from what they would do for themselves. Because my belief—and I’m sure it’s not only my belief—is that the borderline patient really essentially inside feels unlovable. Feels like there’s something missing, that they’re not worthy of love. And so they tend to seek out people who validate that—and if they do find someone who doesn’t validate that, they try to sabotage that relationship to keep that myth alive.

…And while that idea saved them—in their childhood or their youth or infancy—it is now actually killing them.



- Ivan Spielbergtalks about treating borderline people in the video “A Look at Borderline Personality Disorder - Part 2” (via cocothinkshefancy)
October 24th, 2012

propagandadeceitandpretense: David Yow as Johnny Rotten,…



propagandadeceitandpretense:

David Yow as Johnny Rotten, fronting the “Shellac Pistols,” Lounge Axe, Chicago, Halloween 1998

Let’s unpack this.

October 24th, 2012

thepeoplesrecord: African American woman set on fire by KKK in…



thepeoplesrecord:

African American woman set on fire by KKK in Louisiana
October 23, 2012

A 20-year-old African American woman told police she was set on fire by three men who wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car in northeastern Louisiana.

Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Lt. Julie Lewis says Sharmeka Moffitt was found with burns on 60 per cent of her body when police responded to her 911 call on Sunday night.

Moffitt was taken to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, where she remained in critical condition on Monday afternoon.

Moffitt told police the men doused her in a flammable liquid and set her on fire while she walked through the Civitan Park around 8pm. 

She extinguished the fire using water from a spigot before a police officer arrived.

Lewis said the FBI is investigating the attack as a possible hate crime, but that no arrests had been made as of late Monday.

Authorities say Moffitt was attacked and burned by three men wearing white hoodies while she was on the walking trail at the park.

Though the attackers apparently wrote the letters ‘KKK’ on Moffitt’s vehicle, police said she was unable to determine whether the men were black or white.

Local law enforcement said they were shocked at the attack at the otherwise serene park. 

Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas said he was ‘devastated’ by the incident.

Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb called it ‘a horrific event.’

‘We will follow the facts and seek justice,’ he said. 

The victim’s family set up a Facebook page, Prayers for Sharmeka Moffitt and soliciting prayers for the 20-year-old.

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And somehow we are still led to believe we are in a post-racial era?

Holy Jesus, there is evil in the world.