It’s been a few months now since I’ve switched over to a fresh canvas and a new url. For no reason other than just building from scratch, it’s been nice. For those still here, please go on over to the new home of Rustyisms. I don’t pay much attention most days, but at least it’s what I keep up with. let’s be friends, re-establish friendships, and catch up.
12:56 am • 26 February 2013 • 2 notes
warmskin asked: Can you please explain to me buddhist anarchist punk. Just the gist of it. Usually I'm prettt intuitive but I look at that and it feels like an oxymoron. Wat.
i don’t see how any of that is oxymoronic. the spirit of buddhism is in of itself rebellious and anarchic. prince gautama left royalty to become an ascetic and live a life of meditation and abandoned the life given to him to give to others through knowledge from his teachings. that’s pretty punk if you ask me. he said “fuck you” to the life he was given in order to create a life that enriches others. as an anarchist, i live in opposition to a system of oppression and conditioning in favor of living and encouraging a lifestyle of creativity and supporting others, alongside other specifically socio-political designations i’d rather not waste time running into. a bit rambled and thrown together, but i hope this sheds at least some insight.
“I see Buddhist anarchism as being important for two reasons. I see Buddhism as essentially being about the individual’s liberation from unnecessary suffering. And anarchism I see as essentially being about freeing the world from unnecessary pain. We create all of this unnecessary pain and suffering ourselves. Suffering is created by our own habits of mind, where we choose to put our attention and what we choose to hold onto. Pain on the other hand is inevitable in life, however the social systems and institutions that humanity has chosen to organize the world with creates more pain for people than is necessary. A Buddhist anarchism would simultaneously be eliminating unnecessary suffering in the psyche and unnecessary pain in the world, and towards more joy and appreciation of life.” this was from an article on buddhist anarchism on anarchistnews.org
“Buddhism is rooted in three fundamental truths of the universe, the dharma seals, viz.:
- Everything is in a constant state of change, nothing is permanent. (anicca)
- That “suffering” exists everywhere in Samsara. (dukkha)
- That everything is devoid of a “self.” (anatta)
Thus, there can be no “perfect State” in Samsara. Any man-made institution is impermanent as well as imperfect, as people and the world change constantly. Further, no material wealth or political power will grant people permanent happiness—unenlightened satisfaction is an illusion that only perpetuates samsara. Individual liberty, while a worthy goal for anarchists, is nevertheless incomplete, to the extent that it precludes our common humanity, since there is, ultimately, no “self” that is inherently distinct from the rest of the universe.
The Buddhist anarchist argues that both the state and capitalism generate oppression and, therefore, suffering. The former, the state, is an institution that frames the desire for power, and the latter, capitalism, the desire for material wealth. Trying to control other human beings, in the view of Buddhist anarchists, will only cause them to suffer, and ultimately causes suffering for those who try to control. Trying to hold on to and accumulate material wealth, likewise, increases suffering for the capitalist and those they do business with. Buddhism can also be viewed as inherently at odds with capitalism when the need to consume goods on an individual level is considered unnecessary and ultimately destructive.
Compassion, for a Buddhist, springs from a fundamental selflessness. Compassion for humanity as a whole is what inspires the Buddhist towards activism; however, most, if not all, political groups tend to go against the Eightfold Path that steers Buddhist thought and action. Thus, anarchism, lacking a rigid ideological structure and dogmas, is seen as easily applicable for Buddhists. ” from the wikipedia article on buddhist anarchism.
9:05 pm • 12 July 2012 • 5 notes
We go through so much trouble to fight with and divide each other. Who’s going to go through the trouble of bringing people together? Fuck a scene, I want community. I want friendship and opportunity. I want peace and coexistence, Not all this negativity and resistance. I’ve had it, I’m sick of it. It’s nothing more than petty high school bullshit.
12:51 am • 22 June 2012 • 18 notes
Up Front - All Of Me
If you’ve got a problem, come to me
I’ll be the best friend that I can be
I’ll never turn my back on you
we’ll work things out, I’ll do all I can do
Some people doubt my sincerity
But if they knew me then they would see
Just how true these words can be
With love and happiness and all of me
I’ll try the best I can
Be by your side ‘til the end
7:27 am • 30 May 2012 • 12 notes
DAG NASTY- Circles
the first time I listened to the album Can I Say, I sat and endured it front.to back.in silence, and I’ll I wanted to do afterwords was be in a band. All I wanted to do was close my eyes and speak my mind, unafraid to the response. This album was critical in my life. It underlies all the alienation and anxiety I felt, how ignored I felt, and all these things I still feel, but much less afraid to shut my mouth and hide it inside.
I never bothered to lift a finger to make my point,
Now I’m spelling it out and nobodies listening.
(Source: docshoe, via xscummyraex)
12:39 am • 30 May 2012 • 69 notes
Rusty On: The Video Dead (1987)
I am in the current standing of saying that the video dead is currently my favorite 80s zombie flick. It’s just do charmingly lackluster and a load of fun. If it ever feels dragging, that is immediately squashed by the goofy antics of the heavily individualized and characterized zombies, the cheap, yet entertaining blood and gore, the innocently lousy acting, or some A+ lines. This is truly a video rental gem. If you have netflix or know how to internet, dig zombie movies, hate taking cheesy movies seriously, and HAVEN’T seen this…
You’re fucking up.
“You know what’s gonna happen if you sneak up on me again? Death and destruction!”
Well, I lied. Night of the Creeps could never be outdone, but this is certainly up there.
1:34 am • 29 May 2012
People skateboarding during our set! Jaxon and Mat skateboarded during our set! (J25 from Not Sorry made a photo collage of Mat on instagram, with him skateboarding while playing bass. I thought it was cool)
10:32 pm • 23 May 2012 • 5 notes
Jaxon is yelling, Mat is prowling, Joe is really serious, and I’m on the fucking ground.
10:29 pm • 23 May 2012 • 11 notes