Thursday, July 17, 2014

our polity is our way of life...,


boredpanda | We are all aware of the global pollution problem, but hardly anyone realizes just how much trash we produce daily. Gregg Segal, a photographer from California, aims to show this problem through powerful imagery, photographing people lying in their weekly load of trash. His ongoing project cleverly called “7 Days of Garbage” tries to portray people from different social backgrounds to reach largest audience possible .

Segal decided to photograph the participants in front of naturalistic backgrounds to show that the garbage produced by us is effecting it directly. “Obviously, the series is guiding people toward a confrontation with the excess that’s part of their lives. I’m hoping they recognize a lot of the garbage they produce is unnecessary”, he said to Slate.

Some of the participants were too ashamed of how much garbage they produced weekly, so they edited their garbage bags. Others showed everything just the way it was resulting in nasty and very strong images, which you can see here.  Fist tap Kurman.

32 comments:

John Kurman said...

My morning bike ride takes me through neighborhoods bridging the whole spectrum of earnings. Trash day is like scrying the splayed open viscera of these peoples. In the sylvan gladed, upper-middle, immaculately manicured neighborhoods, it's booze, booze, booze, booze, unbelievable quantities of empties. In the poorer sections, it's all crap foods: fatty, sugary, salty carbohydrates. FYI.

CNu said...

lol, you noticed dood's diet of 100% processed product too...,

Constructive_Feedback said...

INDEED the economic "Opportunity Cost" for not having a population that ..............


* Has their bodies riddled with parasites injected from water consumed from a 'watering hole' that they share with wild animals


* Suffers perpetual diarrhea because the meat that they consume was rancid, and the cooking process did not kill off all of the pathogens


* Suffers starvation because the supply chain for food distribution fails to distribute necessary nutrition from "farm" to "mouth"


* The lack of infrastructure to allow the effluent that is expelled from their bodies as waste to be transported away from their houses and their community, thus reducing disease, odors and flies




PERSPECTIVE AND CONTEXT are everything.

John Kurman said...

From FōōD, Inc. Bachelor Chow, or mebbe some Cycle 3 for Older Folks. http://cdn2.thatsnerdalicious.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/soylent-green-crackers.jpg?313ab3

John Kurman said...

Rr-right. And all it took was the destruction of 1/4 of all species, 1/3 of the Earth's surface, and maybe turning the ocean into carbonic acid to eliminate that pesky enervation of all those little hard-working folksies. Perspective and context IS everything.

makheru bradley said...

Ok, you had no examples of your premise on historians. They are just a figment of your imagination. Do you have examples to prove this? What POLITICAL MOVEMENT is based upon the assumption of BLACK INFERIORITY?

makheru bradley said...

"I was sincerely asking. On a one to one basis how would you and I deal with leveling the playing field between us?" You're assuming that the playing field is uneven. Are you in the 1%? Do you hold power in a cultural, economic, educational or political institution?

"Does admitting a bias but not embracing it makes me a white supremacist?" I asked the question after you said "I am almost sure I subconsciously or for productivity reasons be less likely to hire a black applicant." I never said you were a white supremacist. I have no idea who you are, and it really would not matter if you were a white supremacist unless you have the ability to impact the spiritual, psychological, and material conditions of masses of people.

"Do you see how labeling me a white supremacist would encourage bad behavior since there's no repercussions for acting any worse if I already fall in the bad guy category?" I did not label you a white supremacist. However, something, (psychodynamics, philosophy, values) drove you to admit that you would not hire someone based on race. I don't know whether you consider that to be bad behavior or not.

"on an individual level how our what type of reparations would or should I provide to you individually so that everything is square between us?" Reparations are for groups of people. Restitution is between individuals. You don't owe me any restitution.

makheru bradley said...

This documentary tells the true story of how Israel was formed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufLAitMq3zI

Constructive_Feedback said...

FEAR NOT!!!!


EVOLUTION got us THIS FAR!!!
In Another Million Years A Newly Evolved "Man-Like" creature who breaths in CARBON gas instead of OXYGEN will be formed


Think of our present pollution as "Advancing Evolution" by purging weak "oxygen breathing species on Earth" - the collection of minerals that was formed by millions of years of cosmic collisions.


THUS the picture above is ONLY a collection of matter that, like the planets in the universe, collected together by accident.

Constructive_Feedback said...

1) Go to the PBS "Frontline" web site
2) Watch the video "Separate But Equal"
3) WHAT EVER that Movement/Culture/Religion that dominates Baton Rouge, making them tremble in fear if the WHITE FOLKS wealth people split off into their own city..............


IS an example of 'Non-White White Supremacy"

makheru bradley said...

I'm not sure that I understand your point, but human beings are products of cultural, historical, economic, educational, political, and religious/spiritual forces/events. Are you suggesting there are no differences?

http://wapo.st/1bxWNhx

makheru bradley said...

You write about things such as "a certain POLITICAL MOVEMENT is based upon the assumption of BLACK INFERIORITY" as if they actually exist, when in reality they are abstract concepts that only exist in your mind.


I should remind you that Pan-Afrikanists/Nationalists/Afrikan-centered people were the only Afrikans in America who condemned Barack Obama and Organization of North Atlantic Tribes (NATO) assault on the sovereign government of Libya in 2011.

John Kurman said...

My friend, in the 21st century, it's a joke for about 30 seconds.

BigDonOne said...

ROTFL, dood looked about 3X as healthy as CNu....

CNu said...

lol, http://youtu.be/AW0jm6i9U3M

Tom said...

Makheru,


People are different, sure, and I don't dispute racism's effects on people who didn't do anything to deserve it.


Maybe here's my point. We have one group of sentimentalists over here, controlling the educational system, educating us all to believe that we're English. But that's obviously not true. And so it deserves some sort of corrective action. But educating some of us to believe that we're African ... I don't think that is corrective action. I think it's more of the original error.


We're mixed. Any national view has to eventually concede that we're mixed. Maybe I'm just a different kind of sentimentalist, I dunno.

woodensplinter said...

Makheru understood your point perfectly well Tom, pretended that he didn't, and then proceeded to tug your heartstrings with yet another "woe is me" evasion.


From the perspective of language and values there is no meaningful difference, and it will simply take time for the process of organic admixture and assimilation to complete itself, the artificially accelerated social experiments of the past 50 years having shown themselves woeful failures.

Vic78 said...

Colleges have been teaching a mixed America for a while. An example is that they're phasing out Western Civ. They aren't just teaching the classic Western thinkers anymore. They're trying to teach as much as a semester allows. There is some resistance coming from the stupid faction making it harder to teach this mixed America at the elementary and high school levels. It would help if kids were told a little truth before undergrad.

Constructive_Feedback said...

Makheru Bradley:


I WUZ THERE!!!


"Shrine Of The Black Madonna" - Atlanta
At the height of the NATO Coup In Libya


Pan-Africanist/Natinoalists/Afrikn-Centered People, Nation Of Islam, Jews, White "Peace-Niks" all under one roof. Cynthia Tucker, the Political-Spokesman for the Nation Of Islam (I don't have access to his name right now) and a Progressive International Public Policy analyst who I see on "Democracy Now" were the key people on the panel - along with a few professors from the AU Center.


I took copious notes.




SUMMARY


1) While indeed the gathering was focused upon the "US/Western Invasion Of Libya" - calling it a front for an ulterior motive, Providing a history of 'US Aggression" in the region


2)................They talked more about 'Dick Cheney" and "George W Bush" than did mentioned the word "Barack Obama". (I still have the hand written notes that I copied their main points)


3) The Nation Of Islam guy talked about how the 'American CIA' was following him in Guyana and briefly detained him. (Cointelpro lives even today)


4) A man (who I would at a subsequent event I learned was an "Original Black Panther") kept shouting out "Death To Israel!!" "Death To American Imperialism"


5) THEN IT HAPPENED - as the forum neared the point of closing, during the Q&A session - a woman stood up and asked the question that I KICKED MYSELF FOR NOT THINKING OF:


"Since we see that the Obama Administration is able to back coups against places of interest to us - WHAT SHOULD WE DO IN THE 2012 ELECTIONS?"


The NOI man, the Democracy Now lady, and EVERY OTHER PANELIST AGREED...........
* A DEMOCRAT with a REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY ..........
* Is BETTER THAN A REPUBLICAN who will have a REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY and a RIGHT-WING DOMESTIC POLICY.


(NONE OF THEM realized that this is a "REVERSE 'DR KING' POSITION".)


I have, never, never, never seen what started off as a PROTEST RALLY AGAINST "THE ESTABLISHMENT POWER' that they wanted to SPEAK TRUTH TO - become a POLITICAL RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THAT SAME ESTABLISHMENT POWER.


This is the CREDIBILITY PROBLEM WITH THE PROGRESSIVE-FUNDAMENTALISTS.


As you all GET POWER -
** Over the Prison Industrial Complex - you STILL claim a racial conspiracy
** Over the SCHOOLS that are also "Resegregating" - you STILL claim that Black kids are being suspended more due to their RACE
** Over the local economy - you STILL say that "Poor Black kids in Baltimore have it better than Poor Whites in Baltimore BECAUSE the poor whites live in communities that have more structure and less violence
** OVER AMERICAN IMPERIALISM - then, in order to retain your "We Are In The White House Negro" status you have to adopt the notion of the SHADOW GOVERNMENT that is FORCING Obama to commit imperialistic actions that he WOULD NOT HAVE OTHERWISE DONE if it was up to him.


You are not willing to INFERIORIZE any other President who DID THE SAME, instead they are MARINATED in such Imperialistic/Supremacy.


YOU HAD BETTER BELIEVE that these so called Afro-Centrist did not allow the Coup in Libya to alter their views of Obama.

Tom said...

Yeah. Yeah, it would be nice to see kids taught accurately from day one. We have to think about the future.


Right, some people are going to be bouncing up and down. Some people were born bouncing up and down.

Tom said...

woodensplinter, I don't know what Makheru understands. It didn't hurt any to be challenged to make my point clearer.

Constructive_Feedback said...

That is not accurate sir.


We have a group of CONFIDENCE MEN who PREACH in "African Garb" in order to draw in their share of "Americanized Blacks" based upon the "African mysticism" that they speak of.


YET when push comes to shove and their "Free The Land, Hotep" propaganda is put to a test where they logically have to CHOOSE "AFRICA" over the "POLITICAL STRUCTURES" that they have built up here in America - YOU HAD BETTER BELIEVE that they have no intention of risking their seat of the table over this abstract and distant concept of 'Africa'.


Thus their "African-ness" -is ONLY used in the context of their political opportunism inside of America and not as a defining reference regarding WHAT THEY WOULD REFUSE TO DO BECAUSE THEY ARE AN "AFRICAN INSIDE OF "AMERICA"

Tom said...

CF,

Maybe we disagree, but I don't see it yet. I said both schools of ahistorical fantasy ("Ye Olde England" and "Afrika" ) are sentimentalist fakes.


Are you saying, it's not sentimental, it's a con game? Or are you picking up on some other part of what I said?


T

woodensplinter said...

It's John.

Makheru is a puffed-up, pompous, false-personality of the first magnitude. It's long overdue someone let the air out of him. No one in the States is inculcating either distinctively British values (which are at least within the realm of specification) or "African" values (an a priori ridiculous notion given that the African continent is home to the lion's share of the world's linguistic, ethnic, cultural, and yes, genetic diversity)

Makheru is peddling some 70's era make-believe from fantasists like Ron McKinley Everett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulana_Karenga



Grow a pair and call a spade a spade.

CNu said...

http://youtu.be/GeZZr_p6vB8

woodensplinter said...

mercilessly and beautifully done http://www.gurdjieff.org/bennett3.htm

Tom said...

Hi, John. Yep, the fake stuff is fake all around.


Thank you for your interest in my genitalia!

woodensplinter said...

It will never cease to amaze me to encounter an "adult" male committed to unrequited fidelity http://youtu.be/kv-B9HEbMyQ

Tom said...

I'm lost. I'm about as far as anyone can get from being Makheru's follower or something, if that's what you're thinking.


I live in a world of limited resources. Everybody bullshits some. If it rises to the level of what Ken does, so that I can't make my point with any finite number of comments, I'll make a big deal out of it.


Otherwise, what the heck? It's the Marketplace of Ideas baby.

CNu said...

lol, he's pressing your corns, i.e., a "work" hazing. Please don't engage - at this juncture,m it doesn't have enough to do with you to be worth your while. However, like a tarbaby, the more you "commit" to it, the worse it will become.

Constructive_Feedback said...

I monitor WHITE PEOPLE at the extreme (Stuff Black People Don't Like and Vdare) and Black People at The Extreme ([Sadly] 'The Black Racial Services Machine' ).

Thomas Nast was square on with his "The Ignorant Vote" editorial cartoon from over 100 years ago.

http://elections.harpweek.com/1876/cartoons/TheIgnorantVote12w.jpg



You can be tricked by their primi faci claims of sophistication. In truth - from high school drop out to the advanced doctorates among them ALL of them operate on the instinctive elements of:


* OFFENDEDNESS
* and OPPORTUNISM


Their daily content consists of OFFENDEDNESS about what the ENEMY has done in the way of some violent, criminal attack against 'The Team', thus justifying the PRIORITY FOCUS of the "Night Watchment" and the slanderous characterizations ("Black Criminals", "Ignorant White Racists").
In both cases they'd rather hear the the negative about the enemy in order to affirm their psychological point of reference.


OPPORTUNISM - If these Band Of Bigots stick together in the fight they will one day DEFEAT THE ENEMY and obtain 'The Promised Land'. In truth - in their lack of integrity they must always "Move The Line In The Sand" regarding the attainment of this goal because THE ENEMY has more endurance than they had figured so victory is going to take longer than anticipated.


The both adopt some "Hero Figure From The Past" as the epitome of their "Victorious Fight" against this savage enemy. This is merely to hide their present day INCOMPETENCE to lift their own people up - while being confined to today's "Rules Of The Road" that .......in the case of "The Whites" - won't allow them to make use of slave labor to gain advantage. And in the case of the "Black Racial Services Machine" - the continuing evidence of official corruption always ends up with a reference to: "For centuries THEY did the same thing to enrich themselves but the US Justice Department had no problem it until WE got into power".


In the supreme case of FRAUD AND HOKUM they won't tell you that THEY were the loudest advocates at the time of this unmitigated corruption, calling for TRANSPARENT REGULATION so that THEY would stop stealing "The People's Property". Thus they have NO INTENTION of adopting absolute standards of integrity.

Vic78 said...

Being civilized is costing us.

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/man/