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kaori-flora

Reading from 1:20-3:38
It sounds better with headphones.

This is the best I could do for now, because it was really hard for me to read the whole poem in one take without a lump in my throat.

Filmed at around sunrise over 2 consecutive days. Day 1 at around 5:15am, a cloudy sunrise, choppy waves; Day 2 at around 6am, a misty sunrise, calm sea.

music: Arovane Tides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gHNGV4zjIE
I love the melancholy yet hopeful tone of this track. The percussion is like the waves - constant, reassuring, soothing...everything is going to be OK.

Nobody But You by Charles Bukowski

nobody can save you but
yourself.
you will be put again and again
into nearly impossible
situations.
they will attempt again and again
through subterfuge, guise and
force
to make you submit, quit and /or die quietly
inside.

nobody can save you but
yourself
and it will be easy enough to fail
so very easily
but don’t, don’t, don’t.
just watch them.
listen to them.
do you want to be like that?
a faceless, mindless, heartless
being?
do you want to experience
death before death?

nobody can save you but
yourself
and you’re worth saving.
it’s a war not easily won
but if anything is worth winning then
this is it.

think about it.
think about saving your self.
your spiritual self.
your gut self.
your singing magical self and
your beautiful self.
save it.
don’t join the dead-in-spirit.

maintain your self
with humor and grace
and finally
if necessary
wager your self as you struggle,
damn the odds, damn
the price.

only you can save your
self.

do it! do it!

then you’ll know exactly what
I am talking about.

Are you vegan?
Do you feel any of the following?

- Anger
- Grief at the extent of animal injustice and human corruption
- Frustration at being unable to wake people up to the vegan message
- Feelings of alienation from non-vegans including friends and family
- Loneliness within groups you previously felt part of
- Despair and hopelessness that things will never change
- Powerlessness to effect change on a global level

You may be suffering from vystopia. As defined by vegan psychologist Clare Mann, vystopia is an “existential crisis experienced by vegans which arises out of an awareness
of the trance-like collusion with a dystopian world. It’s the awareness of the greed, ubiquitous animal exploitation and speciesism in a modern dystopia”.

As usual, there are multiple angles to this video. Take from it what you wish.

Read the blog post on vystopia here https://www.veganpsychologist.com/do-you-suffer-from-vystopia/

Video clips as follows:

Earthling Ed and crew protesting the slaughter trucks (video deleted)
Earthling Ed 1st https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAa_t96aJAg&t=98s
Earthling Ed 2nd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2igULtwaVA4&t=40s
Clare Mann vystopia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5irQWrib28
Bite Size Vegan live at the slaughterhouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_qwFWghm4Q
Manchester Pig Save https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUA9EHd9l8Q
That Vegan Couple Break down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-aGJFM2Q68&t=389s
Joey and James at vegan camp out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQNeb9Ye_6A
Do You Dare audio clip by Nasim Aghdam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DSaHZXr82w
Nasim Sabz dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtotGtdxUhw

Warning - the first few seconds are a little louder than the rest of the reading.

Fanatics here
Fanatics there
Fanatics everywhere!
Beware Beware!

DOWN WITH FANATICS! by Roger Woddis

If I had my way with violent men
I'd simmer them in oil,
I'd fill a pot with bitumen
And bring them to the boil.
I execrate the terrorist
And those who harbour him,
And if I weren't a moralist
I'd tear them limb from limb.

Fanatics are an evil breed
Whom decent men should shun;
I'd like to flog them till they bleed,
Yes, every mother's son,
I'd like to tie them to a board
And let them taste the cat,
While giving praise, oh thank the Lord,
That I am not like that.

For we should love the human kind,
As Jesus taught us to,
And those who don't should be struck blind
And beaten black and blue;
I'd like to roast them in a grill
And listen to them shriek,
Then break them on the wheel until
They turned the other cheek.

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