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Friday, May 23, 2008

Animal Themed... from the internet.

This first link... requires instructions. Read them all, then follow them.

1. When you first open it, read the paragraph, look at the pictures, then write down your reaction/thoughts/what ever comes to mind.

2. After you have done that, then you can read the comments. I don't want your mind to be polluted by other's thoughts before you have a chance to form your own.

Now that you have read the instructions, GO HERE


Also...

8 comments:

amateur.sophist said...

there's a lot of comments and I don't have the time or energy to read them, especially since the chances of coming across something usefull is perhaps, what? 1 in 100?

However, I feel like he's making a point about the people who visited the gallery. Or just a bastard.

(why would you post that picture? I'm so very sad now)

Broheim said...

I donno, what people are so fucked up about. Most of the world gives human life the same consideration as that dog. The world sucks its a shitty place, the third world which is most of the world is a hot, smelly, uncomfortable place fully of disease, famine, and nasty insects. I dont see people lining up to do more than comment on the tragedy. So if you arent going to personally go save the world, then all of those people who are able to idly sit by and watch the dog die are doing the same thing every time they watch the news. sorry but the inalienable truth is the world sucks and people suck just as much. Stop crying its pretty fucking useless.

Notorious said...

A-S,
Please don't miss understand the instructions... I don't care if you ever read the comments at all... I was just interested in peoples thought and didn't want them to be tainted by the comments.

I agree, why didn't someone just cut the dog free... or feed him. Anyone could have done it. Perhaps the fact that no one did is what he was showing.

Bro,
I had similar thoughts. Even though people comment about the starving dog, no body did a thing. Though it is completely the same for people. There are just as shitty things happening everywhere to PEOPLE... yet no one does anything. Though in reality, I am not sure anyone could. Who hasn't walked past a guy begging on the side of the street and not given him money... maybe it is the same as looking at the dog and doing nothing... With people it is extrapolated a million times.

Personally, I have adopted a No-Victim policy for myself. If I find myself starving on the street I won't blame anyone but myself. Why would anyone have any obligation for my well being? Sure, "the man" might hold me down some day, civilization might collapse, or some other shit, but if it gets the better of me, it is because I failed.

What obligation does any organism have to support the well being of another? I am not sure that there is any... Though I still hope that I would have had the balls to free the dog.

Notorious said...

A-S,
Please don't miss understand the instructions... I don't care if you ever read the comments at all... I was just interested in peoples thought and didn't want them to be tainted by the comments.

I agree, why didn't someone just cut the dog free... or feed him. Anyone could have done it. Perhaps the fact that no one did is what he was showing.

Bro,
I had similar thoughts. Even though people comment about the starving dog, no body did a thing. Though it is completely the same for people. There are just as shitty things happening everywhere to PEOPLE... yet no one does anything. Though in reality, I am not sure anyone could. Who hasn't walked past a guy begging on the side of the street and not given him money... maybe it is the same as looking at the dog and doing nothing... With people it is extrapolated a million times.

Personally, I have adopted a No-Victim policy for myself. If I find myself starving on the street I won't blame anyone but myself. Why would anyone have any obligation for my well being? Sure, "the man" might hold me down some day, civilization might collapse, or some other shit, but if it gets the better of me, it is because I failed.

What obligation does any organism have to support the well being of another? I am not sure that there is any... Though I still hope that I would have had the balls to free the dog.

Anonymous said...

First, I have to say how totally disgusted I am with both the "artist" and the viewers. I had actually heard about this several days before and had already established a reaction. That anyone is willing to treat another living being that way, especially one which depends on humans in order to thrive, is despicable. That there was nobody in the audience willing to interfere, including the gallery owners and local authorities, is worse. It's true that we often take an "at least it's not me" attitude toward the suffering of others, but there should be someone willing to step forward and say something or at least take some covert action to stop what is happening.
Second, I have to respond to what was said about the suffering of millions of people about which nothing is being done. That simply isn't true. Take Myanmar; aid workers were and are lined up to get in there to bring food, medical aid and help rebuild. Many workers have walked in to help and many more were killed in aftershock. Take hurricane Katrina; thousands of people stepped up to volunteer to help rebuild Louisiana and provide aid. Back in March I participated in a Walk for Water designed to help raise awareness and funds to build wells in poor villages in Africa. The fact is that there are countless people stepping up to help, but there are far more people who require help. It isn't that they're being ignored, it's that there aren't enough available resources and volunteers to help everyone. In response to the example of the bum in the street, I can speak to that directly from personal experience. Not everyone wants to be helped. There are many people on the street as a result of their own choices and their own actions. Many services exist to help these people and many of these people have been offered second, third and fourth chances at getting off the street and into someplace safe and secure. Frequently, those people actively reject the help of others or simply walk away. You can't force someone to change their lives, all you can do is create an opportunity for them to do so. If they choose not to take it, you aren't to blame, they are.
So thats my opinion. I didn't figure all of that would fit in the comment box...

-T

broheim said...

Im not gonna lie, the system of welfare if completely fucked up. All in all i understand helping someone get on their feet. But put a limit on your hospitality. When chicks came make more by shitting out more kids than getting a job, its fucked up. I dated a teacher that couldnt tell me how often kids of parents on welfare were treated like an STD. I dont want to help the poor, i dont want to help the 3rd world. Ive been treated like shit and ive been at the bottom of the barrel. And I managed to crawl out each time because i wont quit, i'll scrap till my dying breath. I would have been more likely to pull out my 45 and end the dogs life because on the street he would have done marginally better. Same goes with the Iraqis ive seen. All the poor down trodden that feel like everyone is kicking them when down, they are defeated and forfeit their right to anything of substance. they deserve to be slaves and their life is no longer of consequence except to those willing to exploit them. So for all those third world losers that can stand up for anything, you have no right to protest the bullet that i put in your daddy's forehead. Maybe if we did commit enough atrocity, they would gain some identity and realize life has some value worth fighting for, organize and become a contributing force to the betterment of the world or at a very minimum their own society. Until you are willing to fight for your life it doesnt have the 47 cent value of a rifle cartridge.

Anonymous said...

Well, I was going to leave a comment, but then I noticed someone already left a comment and signed as -T, which is what I usually do, but now I can't comment. Someone stole my identity! Damn it!

~tianna

Notorious said...

Tianna... like Jim's Tianna? Apparently my readership is much more expansive than I had expected.