September 25, 2016
Black Americans, Law Enforcement, Power, Society, zobop republic
BlackLivesMatter, police, race, society, video
Hello fellow zobopians. [No exclamation point.] I’m nowadays under the impression that the Un-United States of America are becoming a modern day killing fields. Black people are getting shot and killed on any given day. Police unions and lawyers are making it illegal to video record police doing their job we, taxpayers, are paying for.
Video recordings don’t seem to be a deterrent! Police and “stand your ground” freaks can kill with impunity! The whole world is watching? What difference does it make? Who watches the watchers? Apparently we can’t!
September 13, 2016
culture, Literature, Media, Philosophy
folklore, free thought, memes, society
Hello fellow zopbopians! I’ve been reading book on world folklore. [Full title: Interpreting Folklore by Alan Dundes.] There’s this section on the folklore of the ‘Evil Eye‘. It’s funny and sometimes vulgar at best. The author claims ‘blue’ evil eye’s are considered evil. And the best way to defeat an evil eye is by another evil eye. It’s relates to the principle of ‘like against like’. I always thought you can’t fight fire with fire but I guess you can fight evil eye with evil eye. Hmm-m…that’s something to consider in the future.
Until neXt time…eye’ll be seeing you!