2022.01.26 04:56 Loccyboi Best training schedule?
Hey, I’m looking to get in very good shape so I can race in the summer. I have about 4 days per week I can dedicate to rides, during the week it has to be shorter 25-40 minute rides. What’s the best training I could do? I’m thinking HIT, base training and then rides with long steady power output.
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2022.01.26 04:56 Ahmetmercan00 AHBEAB
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2022.01.26 04:56 oldhearthgaming RATU TAWON | It Takes Two | PART 12 | GAMEPLAY | PC | STEAM | INDONESIA ...
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2022.01.26 04:56 Expensive-Block-6034 My little devil Smokey Joe. Light of my life and a real baby. He loves kisses and hugs and will come to me for them. His nickname is Luci, due to his mean streak, geckos aren’t safe in my house! What are some of the nicknames that you have for your angels??
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2022.01.26 04:56 romain34230 La mise à jour du Guide de l'utilisateur de la sécurité personnelle d'Apple aborde le problème de harcèlement AirTag.
Après qu'un certain nombre d'articles aient mis en évidence, ces dernières semaines, l'utilisation des AirTags d'Apple à des fins de harcèlement, l'entreprise a mis à jour aujourd'hui son "Guide de l'utilisateur pour la sécurité personnelle" en y ajoutant de nouvelles informations sur ce que les consommateurs doivent faire s'ils trouvent un AirTag inconnu en leur présence ou s'ils en entendent un émettre un son. Le guide explique spécifiquement ce que signifient les alertes de l'AirTag, et ce qu'il faut faire s'ils trouvent un AirTag ou un autre accessoire Find My network qui les suit. Il contient même des instructions pour les utilisateurs d'Android.
L'ajout au guide a d'abord été repéré par les sites 9to5Mac et AppleInsider. Apple a confirmé à TechCrunch que le guide a été mis à jour aujourd'hui avec les informations relatives à l'AirTag.
Cependant, le guide lui-même n'est pas nouveau. Le même manuel proposait précédemment des informations destinées à aider les personnes qui craignaient que leur sécurité personnelle ne soit menacée ou qui étaient préoccupées par les autres façons dont elles pouvaient être traquées ou suivies via les appareils Apple. En général, il s'agissait d'aider les personnes qui avaient déjà partagé des informations avec un partenaire et qui voulaient maintenant s'assurer que cette personne ne pouvait plus accéder à leur compte, à leurs données ou à leur localisation, entre autres choses.
Dans le cas d'AirTag, cependant, ce n'est pas toujours une situation d'abus de partenaire qui conduit au harcèlement. Un rapport du New York Times, par exemple, a montré comment des voleurs de voitures utilisaient les dispositifs AirTag pour suivre et localiser les véhicules haut de gamme qu'ils prévoyaient de voler. D'autres ont déclaré qu'ils recevaient des alertes les avertissant qu'ils étaient suivis par un AirTag après avoir quitté un lieu public, comme leur salle de sport. Certains parents utilisaient également les appareils pour suivre leurs enfants adolescents sans les en informer, selon l'article.
Apple étant la première entreprise technologique majeure dans le domaine des traceurs d'objets perdus à avoir mis en place des alertes proactives concernant des traceurs Bluetooth inconnus à proximité, la situation de harcèlement a été mise en lumière. Comme le note le NYT, certains chercheurs pensent que l'AirTag d'Apple n'est pas nécessairement à l'origine du problème de harcèlement technologique. Il est plutôt possible que le système d'alertes intégré à l'AirTag ait révélé ce qui était déjà un problème répandu. Malheureusement pour Apple, cette situation est devenue un problème de relations publiques, compte tenu de l'importance accordée par la société à la sécurité et à la confidentialité des utilisateurs.
Bien que plusieurs porte-parole d'Apple aient fourni des déclarations aux journalistes couvrant les cas de harcèlement par AirTag, le nouveau guide constitue désormais une forme plus officielle de documentation sur le sujet.
Il explique aux utilisateurs ce que signifie la réception d'une alerte, pourquoi ils peuvent entendre un AirTag émettre un son et comment utiliser la nouvelle application Tracker Detect pour Android. Plus important encore, il renvoie à la documentation de l'assistance d'Apple sur ce qu'il faut faire si vous trouvez un AirTag inconnu qui vous suit, et sur la façon de lui faire émettre un son si vous ne pouvez pas le trouver autrement.
Avec la mise à jour de la documentation, le guide a été publié sous la forme d'un site Web consultable au lieu d'un simple PDF. Cela permet à Google et aux autres moteurs de recherche de mieux indexer son contenu afin d'orienter les internautes vers la bonne page en fonction de leur requête de recherche. Il sera également plus facile de mettre à jour le guide au fur et à mesure que de nouveaux documents et conseils en matière de sécurité personnelle seront disponibles.
Outre les informations sur l'AirTag, le guide actualisé contient également des informations sur les nouvelles fonctionnalités d'Apple qui n'étaient pas disponibles lors de sa première publication, comme le rapport sur la confidentialité des applications d'Apple ou des informations sur la manière de configurer des contacts de récupération. D'autres nouvelles sections traitent du kit d'accueil et de l'application d'accueil, du mode de navigation privée, de la manière de bloquer des personnes par le biais de messages, du téléphone, de FaceTime et de l'e-mail, de la manière de prendre une capture d'écran pour documenter une activité suspecte et de la manière de configurer des contacts de récupération de compte.
Combiné aux informations existantes sur la gestion de la sécurité et de la confidentialité des comptes, le nouveau guide constitue un document plus complet que la version précédente.
Toutefois, le problème des AirTags, en particulier, n'est pas vraiment lié au manque de documentation ou à la confusion des consommateurs quant à la marche à suivre, mais au fait que les AirTags eux-mêmes sont tout simplement trop faciles à utiliser à des fins de harcèlement. En plus d'être des dispositifs abordables, leur sonnerie n'est pas assez forte pour être remarquée, parfois - surtout si l'AirTag a été placé dans un endroit comme le dessous d'une voiture ou derrière une plaque d'immatriculation. Et les alertes concernant les AirTags inconnus sont trop rares, selon les défenseurs de la vie privée.
Apple n'a pas encore répondu à ces plaintes et à d'autres en modifiant la fonctionnalité de l'AirTag, mais la publication du guide indique que la société est au moins bien consciente du problème et cherche à fournir une sorte de ressource aux consommateurs.
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2022.01.26 04:56 JulianF6 Denne boksen med 500 porsjonssnus var /r/mildtinteressant
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2022.01.26 04:56 oldhearthgaming RATU TAWON | It Takes Two | PART 12 | GAMEPLAY | PC | STEAM | INDONESIA ...
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2022.01.26 04:56 PotatoSidekick After having no luck with Xiao, I pulled for Zhongli yesterday and got him after the 2nd try~
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2022.01.26 04:56 Doughdope Drank DXM 90mg/ DPH 75mg almost daily for 6 months
2022.01.26 04:56 GrettaNellis Sleep time is here
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2022.01.26 04:56 AstasiaDream How about lunch with Hinata?
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2022.01.26 04:56 daturapiss A Community Member Here Asked Me To Write A Rant About Native American Art....
(After typing it up I thought, it's a bit long to not share with others)
I only have a handful of stories, and I'm sure I've shared them everywhere a million times at this point. This piece is no different. If you know who I am then you've heard this before. If not, great.
To start off I think I should absolutely mention one important thing - I am operating out of a place of dogma. It's just, you know, not the same dogma that's so widely seen.
I come from a specific branch of psychoanalysis. I am only a layman, but what I've read over the years influences almost everything I do. It has informed a lot of my beliefs, if not all of them. That will come into play as this piece goes further.
So a little bit of background. I like being an artist. I like how murky it can get. Right now, I have to make something like a thousand bucks in the next twelve days. I can't work this week due to an injury, that means I can't get rent money together by moving boxes. To any rational person, this would be an issue. To me there's a good level of intrigue and excitement that comes from it. Can I make it happen in that short of time? Maybe, maybe. Maybe not. Who the hell knows. It adds some variety to life.
I have no fuckin' credit. I can't make a fuckin' loan. And, if all else fails, I'll run to my family and what have you. Will it be enough? I don't know. I don't know at all. And that excites me. If being on the verge of homelessness doesn't excite you, then maybe, you know, don't be a fuckin' artist. Because that uncertainty is a big part of this game. At least, if you're doing it from an outsider style.
Being an artist means gambling. I was fortunate. I was very fortunate in the initial years. When I was just starting out, professionally, I was living with my family. They were fine with it because I was, just a short time earlier, a raging drunk. So, working on my little projects and, most importantly, not getting into trouble, was only seen as a good thing. They didn't know just how far of a reach I was gaining in such a short period of time, nor did they know how much potential I had as an artist.
I had a journalist hang out around the area for some three weeks. My little side hobby of story telling reached a much bigger audience than I ever expected. The basis for those stories, I might add, came from a dream. That dream is something that I will always be grateful for, as many dreams I've had over the years. This particular one went like this - I went to visit a lady friend. We sat outside at a table in the yard. A nearby creek began to flood. As that happened a missile flew overhead. It was made of a single ream of paper, as it flew over us it exploded and down fell this golden light.
To most people, a dream like that is just a dream. We pull it apart and see if there's any omens or such in it that can be understood with little to no understanding of dream logic. That's fine. That works, sometimes. Most often in death omens and the like.
Lets pull that apart with a rudimentary understanding of Jungian psychology - the presence of the feminine, in the psyche of a traditionally masculine person could be seen as a stand-in for emotion, intuition, or creativity, and that's what I took from this dream. The creek flooding can be seen as the unconscious receiving new life, or the presence of vitality or chaos entering the world. The missile made from paper, to me, from just an associative standpoint, symbolized the act of writing. That's how On the Road was penned. Kerouac wrote that entire book on a typewriter, all the paper connected together. And the gold that fell from the sky could be seen as the "boon", could be seen as something important, as an elixir of some sort.
I took it as an instruction to write, so that's exactly what I did. I wrote. I wrote for some two weeks. And that piece of writing became the bedrock foundation for the piece that this French journalist would one day use for his story, about my story. And back then, no one really knew that I was an artist. His interest in my story wasn't because I was an artist, it was because of my stories about the reservation, my perspective on why these things came to be, and he wanted to see if any of that checked out, and I believe my assertions weren't far off.
My family knew little about what it was I was doing. But they were supportive. I needed them at that time as I was in no shape to work a regular job, and if you know anything about reservations you would be in no way surprised to hear that employment isn't really that easy to come by.
The reservation is evil to a fair degree. Not consciously so, but it is evil. It's a death-mother offering care and support but only if you offer it up more sacrifices. And those sacrifices are in no way small. They're extraordinary. The reservation asks for a blood sacrifice. It says "I will give you housing, I will give you comfort, I will give food, I will give you an education, I will give help. But you have to give me life in exchange for this, and that life will suffer as you have suffered, it will suffer and bring suffering into the world. Those are my conditions. Take them or leave".
Help is offered to those in need. Help is prioritized to single mothers. Mothers who are often times not ready to settle down. Mothers who meet up with equally destructive men. And that gives rise to more unstable community members. Grandmothers have to care for generations of unwilling participants in this fucked up game of living. The world is experiencing a crisis of mature masculinity, to a large degree. Our men are in prisons. Our men are broken. Our men don't know how to be good men. Our men are addicts. Our men die young. Our men cause great suffering. And the women who find them aren't in much better places mentally. A big reason for why we suffer can be boiled down to this simple reality. Culturally, we are not able to provide what is needed to shake off generations of hurt. We in turn, become a contributing factor in this societal degradation.
Now, there are many, many, many outside factors when it comes to why we're so fucked up. The list is as predictable as one could imagine. Poverty being a big issue, addiction being an issue, but that missing component often times goes over looked. Men, good men, teaching young fevered egos, that's not something we see.
Think about that string of violent elephant attacks some years ago. The solution wasn't to imprison the elephants, it wasn't to segregate them in a wasteland, it wasn't to give them access to more gang members. The solution was to bring in mature elephants that can correct the behavior of the undisciplined adolescent males.
Where in the modern reservation life is something like that happening? Our young men would rather group up with each other. Would rather fight each other, would rather drink every day, would rather get fucked up off meth and stay fucked up. Hell, one of my cousins just got released from prison this year, and it wasn't long ago either. Well, now he's on the run again. As soon as he got out he started dealing meth and coke. Before long he'll be right back where he started, the only solace being that he never had kids.
The presence of a vital person vitalizes is the quote, it's a powerful quote and can be applied to the reservation very easily. There are no vital persons out there. The good people disappear as soon as they can. I'm one of them. But it took me years to escape. Most play the game early on and get the fuck out as soon as possible. Most get out through the military or through college. And they sure as shit don't come back. So now we're left with households that are far from the standard nuclear family, that instead look and function as clans. And those clans are rotting from the inside out. Parents, or often times, parent (singular), or even more common, grandparents, are burdened with the social education of entire clans, clans that are rife with addiction.
It's no wonder so many people are hopelessly stuck in these situations.
Lets reel this discussion back to our primary topic - contemporary art, or, just art in general.
There's not many contemporary works of art coming from Native America that can stand on it's own. The entire enterprise seems to be built up primarily on the basis of self-interest. We value Native voices only if they fit a specific narrative. We value Native Art specifically if it plays to our own biases. Those that chase after grants are not the ones that should be carrying our collective futures on their shoulders, and I'll expand on that soon enough.
When it comes to movies, there's not a lot of good shit coming out. There's not a lot of great movies that stand as great movies alone. What do we have? Skins, Smoke Signals, Pow Wow Highway. Not much. Blood Quantum was great as a Native movie, but only about 2/3rds great as a horror movie. The best Native movies are all carried by White people for one reason or another. Wind River was great, brutal and dark, but great. Thunderheart's a classic, Dances with Wolves, great movies, all of which, center around white people coming into Native landscapes as an audience surrogate, and in these stories the collective intrigue and mystique of a forgotten culture shines through, unfortunately, we often times veer into corny tropes. The stereotypes on full display, it's very rare to find something contemporary that works on a baseline level of "good" for the sake of being good.
If we're talking music - I think it's a complete wash. Come and Get Your Love might be the greatest piece of music ever written by a group of Natives out there. If you've never seen any of their other work, if you've never seen Redbone perform you'd never know that a song so fuckin' catchy and widely known by most Americans was written and performed by a group of Skins.
If we're talking visual arts, my specialty, then the amount of "great" artists is just as empty. Throw my name into the mix and we get an artist that creates visually interesting pieces, dark expressionism at a good level of competency, with a good back story to go along with it. I've been very careful as to make art that comes from within over anything else. You won't find the classic Native tropes in my work, and if it does come up then it was by accident, or rather, the work itself demanded that it come out that way.
I have found very, very, very few modern Native artists doing anything interesting. Renelle White Buffalo comes to mind - I've spoken with her briefly over the last year a few times, and her problem is the same as mine. Galleries aren't interested in our work unless we make tourism art. And she doesn't really do tourism-art. Her works are abstract, and yes, they are rooted firmly in Native art, but if you saw some of her stuff, blind, you'd walk away with a good level of "impact" from her work.
We grew up in the same area and I'm more than happy with that.
Joe Geshick might be one of the few Native artists out there that I'd classify as a "master" to some degree, and he's been dead a long, long, time. Still, his work is beautiful and serene. Almost religious or spiritual in nature. His pieces in real life hit you right in the gut, as all great art should. But, I personally, can't name more than that.
I brought up movies initially for a specific reason. Movies, when made by someone with a vision, can move between the worlds on "not much of a budget". My main example is Clerks. Filmed in black and white, filmed in a gas station, financed by loans and credit cards, doesn't matter though. The humor is silly and juvenile, but still, to this day, endlessly quotable.
It bothers me that there aren't more ambitious, and cleverly written movies like this coming out of Native America. If we're talking percentage wise, as far as population goes, yeah it makes sense that not-many-Natives would create not-many-filmmakers and not-many-writers. I hope someday that changes. But the apparatus that holds up funding for these types of projects, that's always tied to dogma, always winds back up at one simple function - propaganda.
I have as big of a following as the city I live in has people, and that took time. Oh boy did that take time. And the amount of sorrow and misery that caused me to create in the first place, is something most people wouldn't be able to endure, or at least, endure long enough, to go through and still keep that flame of artistic creativity alive. If you look at my work that should be apparent. It doesn't deal with light subject matter. Because it couldn't, not in a million years. The amount of bullshit that I've gone through would, and should, break most people. The reservations are miserable hellholes. Addiction runs rampant, I lived it myself. I was "one of the good ones". And all that that meant is that I paid attention while doing all of my ghetto shit.
The wisdom I earned, was earned. The visions I had, were earned, the dreams I had, were earned. The reading I did, the studying I did, the effort I put in, in order to make sense of the life I was born into, was earned.
I stand apart from my contemporaries, in that I am mortally wounded, at least, metaphorically.
If you look at where rivers meet the ocean, you'll find me standing right in the middle and it's a crossroads that isn't easily navigated. What do I mean by this? Well, if you're artistically inclined you're also predisposed to some bad habits. Your psyche is going to be fucked up to a large degree. It's this mortal wounding that creates the need to, well, create. It's the act of art that heals these types of wounds, but they never do it completely. Old scars stretch and hurt, and they will do so until the day we die. Healed bones will ache during the winter, and that's the way it is.
I've known a good handful of immensely talented musicians, for example, and they've all been mortally wounded as well. The desire to create, the yearning for recognition, the preoccupation with addiction, they all acted as one massive road block, when viewed collectively.
One of my friends is a great, great, songwriter. Never, in a million years, could I see him "selling out". Whether that be a tour, or culturally. All he wants to do is write music, and he's damn good at it. But he's also a felon. He's also a drunk, he's also had his run ins with meth. I think the world is losing out on something good because he can't sober up. Because of who he was. Because his life is comfortable enough to not need to push further passed nowhere South Dakota.
My brother was, and still is, to a certain degree, a great guitarist. But like my other friend, was more interested in booze, meth, coke, and after awhile, violence, to push passed the confines of incarceration and the reservation. And between you and me, I hope he stays locked up for the rest of my life, but hey, what are you gonna do right?
Another of my... we'll call him a peer, was also in the same boat. Immensely talented musically, but he wanted to be a "warrior". And being a warrior on the reservation really just meant starting shit with everyone he drank with. And as far as I know, he's never gotten a band off the ground despite it being over a decade since I first met him. He was a violent shit head back when I knew him, and that level of raw talent and anger just couldn't be harnessed.
All three of these people don't particularly merit a shout out in my opinion.
Though I hope someday my buddy will get serious about his music hobby despite his faults. But that's something only time can speak for.
Art can be used for healing. When I was at my worse, when I sobered up I was left with bad thoughts. Bad memories. Lot of guilt and shame. If I didn't have the ability to paint for a few hours everyday I would've killed myself. Hell, I tried offing myself at least a handful of times even with the help of painting. The level of hurt that we carry, just by default, by being born Native in a forgotten ass town of a few hundred, that level of misery will absolutely break everyone it comes into contact with, I'm not much different. What sets me apart from my friends is that I'm a gambler at heart. I mentioned this up top. I don't know what's going to come next, but still I move forward. Everything I've built can come crashing down tomorrow, everyday is my last day on earth. And the only thing keeping me tethered to it is art.
The only thing keeping me here is the possibility inherent in a long, miserable life, is the possibility of these stories and this earned wisdom spreading out to the people that need to hear it. Art, and that's a massive umbrella term, is what pulled me through. And to me, art isn't just painting. Art is the deification (to a workable degree) of the unconscious psyche. By that I mean I hold a fair amount of reverence for fate, for dreams, for visions, for intimation, for intuition. I put a lot of trust in art and it's ability to guide me through life. And not everyone can live this way, but when you give yourself to it, it can very well carry you to further places than you currently think possible.
As I write this I'm smoking and drinkin' coffee, and I'm going to step away for a moment, but in my place I'll leave someone else's words to underline my point:
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.”
Listen to some Terence Mckenna. Interesting and immensely wise fella.
But back to this rant - the amount of dogma that you run into as a Native artists is wild. It's fuckin' wild. I've gone to these galleries, I've reached out, with a strong body of work, and I've been turned away by most. Hell the NDN Collective out here wants nothing to do with me, and they've been given an insane amount of money by the Gates family. They want more of their own kind, the collective, and the art galleries themselves. They want to keep their hustle alive, and that's the level of scumbaggery that I personally respect. It's a loss for me, personally, but as a whole - great, great way of keeping themselves wealthy and I can't hate on it too much.
Make that fuckin' money.
There's one person I left out, and for good reason, it's because he represents everything wrong with Native American Art. I'm not even going to mention his name, lets leave that out, but he has to be brought up, so lets do that. And, if you really want to know who it is, it isn't hard finding out. It really isn't.
I don't want this to be too much of a "woe is me" type of thing, but it's fuckin' art. Art is miserable. Art is for the miserable. Art can move fuckin' mountains, it can elevate broken people to great heights if wielded right, if respected. That, in itself is a good thing. The lessons that one receives from a miserable life can be the course-corrected power needed to balance entire societies.
Think of Handsome Lake, Handsome Lake was a huge figure for the Iroquois. He was one of those types that we're not really sure of, mentally speaking. The line between cult leader, religious prophet, and schizophrenic is fuckin' murky. Some are predisposed to poetry and visions. Some are just babbling morons. Some are fuckin' nefarious grifters. All seem to go on the same inward journey. The problems of society are baked within their psyches. Instead of babbling on and on about random bullshit, they instead, see ways forward for their people. The battles of culture, from a psychological perspective, rage on within them, and they are, when strong enough, able to bring about a new sense of purpose to their people, they're able to bring about tangible change.
Handsome Lake was definitely one of these great reformers. He fucked up. Basically. And after that he withdrew from everyone, became a drunk, and had his visions. They thought he was dead for awhile there, but you know, he was more than likely just in an alcohol induced coma. Regardless, he had the standard visionary journey. He traveled the Milky Way and saw his people eternally young. He had visions of world destruction, he talked to God and God instructed him on how to change his people for the better.
And that's what he fuckin' did.
I think we're still searching for Handsome Lake, broadly speaking. The problems of modern Native America are so interconnected with other issues that resolving them becomes a Herculean task. We have a crisis of mature masculinity, and mature femininity. We have an issue with single mother households, and that's tied to addiction, and the only way out through addiction just might be through spiritual experience, and, I think it's not wild to say this, but it's going to be tied to finding a sense of purpose in the modern world, a new level of myth will have to be found, and will have to be adequately communicated in order to move forward as a whole. Initiatory rites will have to come into play, because, what else better explains the amount of gang activity we see on the reservation, and in prisons. That level of violent masculinity is just as tied into all of our problems as the rest.
Finding a sense of purpose, being guided into the modern world, from, lets say, a financial stand point, finding a way to be a productive member of society will have to fall into this as well. Guidance will need to be found, the ability to work and resolve trauma will have to be addressed, and done so adequately enough. Making better use of the financial help we currently receive from the government will have to come into play, making the reservations habitable and economically feasible will have to be worked into whatever solution we find in the long run.
And that's also symbolically apparent when we discuss this crossroads, when we discuss where the fresh water meets the oceans. There are two paths facing us, as modern Native Americans, and the gatekeepers of funding, the gatekeepers of art, are just as complacent to our continued ruin as The Man, as the White Man, as the System.
Modern Native American activism and the like - it all boils down to two paths, and I don't think these paths are incompatible in the slightest. It's just a matter of what's more important.
The activists, the federally funded lecturers and the like - they want roads to be renamed, they want white people to bow to them, they want retribution, they want to keep the traditions alive, and I think, long term, they want everyone to get the fuck out of the Americas.
What does that do for us suffering under modern materialism?
Not a god damn thing.
And why is that? Because the people who come into these positions of power are in it for themselves. Not just for themselves personally, but abstractly as well, for the preservation of the system that keeps them paid.
So we continue to see more grifters coming out of the woodwork.
I knew of a fella that said he wanted to be a doctor. He wanted to help his community. Great. Do that. We need more help, we could've used that help during the pandemic, especially if the pandemic was worse than what it was.
Did he use the help he got to do good for us?
He wanted to rap. And now he's gonna be forty soon, and, well, he hasn't done much.
Like - take 'This is America". That thing had so much power behind it. Musically, it hit hard. As a work of art, it speaks volumes for what poverty does to this country.
I wish we could see a work of art come out of Native America that was that universally true on all fronts. That can stand outside of race, despite being thoroughly drenched in race commentary.
I think this particular, unnamed, Native Artist is a grifter.
When he was here he didn't give two shits about Natives. When he got grant funding though? Oh boy, that's when the braids were grown, and now he's a fuckin' caricature. He released an album of flute songs. Flute songs! That's where all that funding went. Not only was it flute songs, it was flute songs with introductory stories about how hard it was being a well-off Apple. (which, yeah insensitive, I know). But worse, those stories are told through the lens of a stereotype. The voice, the inflection, it's not a work of art that wields the power of the collective hurt that we're all experiencing, no, it's a product. It's tourism-art musically personified. And that's my issue with Native American Art today.
It isn't used to move a message of modern healing, of spiritual healing, it doesn't move the needle as far as our continued ruin goes, it's another product meant to keep itself alive, and that seems to be about it. It's propaganda before it's art and the people involved are more interested in lining their pockets than they are in the healing of "our people".
Now, if you can't tell, I'm a bitter asshole. I'm a bitter piece of shit. I'm an evil piece of shit. I've done wrong in my life. It was that level of "savagery" that prompted my inward experiences. Without living on a reservation for twenty something years I don't think I would've had my dreams and visions, that message of tangible hope that comes from suffering couldn't have been kept alive, couldn't have been formulated to begin with, had I had a different life-path.
The vast majority of people who know my work don't really give it a second thought as far as what color my skin is, where I came from, or what my last name is. Most don't even know I'm a Native, yet my work has that mark of "wounding" in it, the words themselves are soaked in misery and earned-wisdom. I've earned my place in this artistic landscape through suffering and hard work.
I guess the question is, how many more are out there, in the same boat, that aren't privy to writing grants, who aren't networking through the university system, who aren't playing the game "they" want us to play?
I hope there's more, and I hope some day we get a Handsome Lake from it.
There's a saying in Jungian psychology that goes something like this - the philosopher's stone is created in the dunghill.
What that means is that personal transformation, spiritual transformation, cultural transformation, is created through ruin and suffering. The mechanisms inherent in the lower levels of life, stand as the transformative substance needed to create a philosopher's stone. And in this context, spoken allegorically, the medicine needed for the person suffering, and for their people suffering, comes from suffering itself.
Depression and misery is what prompts us to go inward, is what prompts us to seek out spiritual experiences, and most of us don't have the resources to make sense of what any of these experiences are. Native America has failed us on that front. The people who uphold Native America have no interest in this sort of thing.
How important is the healing of our people if it doesn't include braided hair, if it doesn't include pow wow drums, if it doesn't include your standard "White man stole my land" through-line.
The quote I remember, but haven't been able to properly source goes like this - "The Americans have the Western mind, and the indigenous spirit" - now I've heard that Jung said that somewhere. Not sure where, and I don't know the context as far as where he was going with that statement, but taken by itself and applied to modern Native America we can come away with something like this.
Native America is seated in a unique position as far as being-human goes. The reservations are isolated enough to see the true effects of mass consumerism. All of the issues that we currently face, are faced by millions, and millions of others. The lack of a mythologically informed way of being is apparent to all, it goes across the board, the lack of a cohesive meaning is the great problem of our time, the elders needed to guide the next generation out of ruin are greatly needed, a way to bring both the primal-feeling world, that is to say, the need for spiritual experiences, the need for workable wisdom, the need for guidance, the need for personal transformation, the need for ritual, the need for initiatory processes, needs to be balanced out by the world that science, and by extension, scientism has brought.
Or more simply put, we aren't much different than tribes of past times. The need for all of that cultural infrastructure that got wiped the fuck out by our push towards industrialization needs to be rediscovered, and it needs to be done quick, if we have any plans on avoiding more hurt.
And I've hurt enough to want to see that world come into being.
How many of our contemporaries have that sort of vision? Because we need to support them as best as we can if we want to alleviate some of this hurt.
To me, being Native is a dual thing.
For some, it's the preservation of the old ways.
It's an idealized vision of the hunter-gatherer tribes of the Old West.
For me it comes down to addiction and poverty.
Our interests are not the same.
With Native Art these two paths are spelled out explicitly.
What gets elevated is the standard triangle-horse-same-ol-same-ol.
I think, with what I do, there's a living heartbeat in there. With what we've been given, the life we've been put into, we should create more urgent and hard-hitting works of art. The need to create is here, because the hurt is here. It's message should spread far and wide because the spirit imparted in it, carries something beyond us.
Which, you know, can easily sound like I'm a bit ego-inflated, and I don't think that's not untrue. There is absolutely some ego-inflation here, but it's earned to a fair degree.
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2022.01.26 04:56 jack_daniel_21 Skeleton under dragonsreach bridge
I was exploring around whiterun places I don’t normally go and there is a skeleton with some good under the bridge to dragonsreach. Any info on who.
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Fresh outta college into new job, they want me to learn Python to do the stuff. I spent the last year deep in Java so have a good knowledge of high level concepts in that language as well as some JS etc..
Any crash course available for people like me? Like to fly through in a few days?
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2022.01.26 04:56 AshamedEvidence How was the show? This sums it up I think.
2022.01.26 04:56 CarrieanneFaithful Someone threatened to do a FOIA & Expose my conversation with the Las Vegas PD
A Youtube content creator threatened to do a FOIA request and play my conversation with the Las Vegas PD. After I received the "cuming for your ass" text and penis pic, I called them to ask what should I do. They essentially told me it's out of jurisdiction. That I needed to call the local police here in Texas. I talked to the local police about what I should do. I didn't falsify information or file a phony police welfare check.
Welfare checks are for people in crisis who are an immediate threat to themselves or others. It's not for revenge, harassment or intimidation. It shouldn't be punitive. People's mental health is no joke.
I am not going to retaliate. I'm not about that. Just going to keep my distance and not engage for the sake of my peace. Not worth it.
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