Anger

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Let this be a lesson on the toxicity of anger

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The Bullet Train (2022), 29:45 in

Stop being who you are

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You're dad and I had a long talk and we agreed it would be best for all of us if you just stop being who you are and doing the things you love

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Weird :The Al Yankovic Story (2022), timestamp 5:00

Marketing cvining

Marketing is manipulation and deceit. It tries to turn people into something they aren’t – individuals focused solely on themselves, maximising their consumption of goods that they don’t need.

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10 years ago with 221 notes

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The advertising industry's prime task is to ensure that uninformed consumers make irrational choices, thus undermining market theories that are based on just the opposite.

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Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Always do the wrong thing

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This is the most tactless speech I have ever heard. The Germans are really a stupid people. They always do the wrong thing.

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On hearing a speech by German foreign minister Count Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau at negotiations for what became the Treaty of Versailles 1919

I don't want to be your friend anymore

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I don't want to be your friend anymore if you don't do this

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Then President Trump to Vice President Pence on Jan 5, 2021, asking Pence to violate the constitution and declare Trump winner of the 2020 US Presidential election 

Sheep, Wolves and Sheep Dogs

"There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves and sheep dogs."

As spoken by Chris Kyle's father in the Clint Eastwood directed film "American Sniper" (2014), said to be "loosely based" on the real live story of Christopher Scott Kyle 1974-2013. The real Kyle was a highly decorated Navy SEAL sniper who served four tours in Iraq with over 150 confirmed kills. A hero in any sense of the word. 

I don't know anything about Kyle except the portrayal in the film and the Wikipedia page about him. And I mean no disrespect, but based on the narrative in the film Kyle is just as messed up, just as much a butcher as the Iraqi portrayed in the film who used a drill and amputations to terrorize. Kyle's weapon is a bullet, from up to a mile away.

Let's revisit that quote from early the the film:

Wayne Kyle: [to his sons] There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.

Wayne Kyle: Then you've got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves.

Wayne Kyle: And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179136/quotes?item=qt2359001

Chris Kyle has been raised to be an aggressor. He's acclimated to killing and guns as a child, he finds ordinary life unsatisfying and joins the SEALS because he's "looking to be of service" and "likes to fight".

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Reality and drugs cvining

Reality is for those who can't handle drugs

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Scrawled on a bathroom stall wall in my dorm circa 1976