Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘oppose’

20120501

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20120501 at 23:39

If there exist the privileged and the underdogs, then also exist the underprivileged and the dogs.

《the real fight》

It is not enough that the underdog fights for the underdog.

Who is not afflicted, who is not oppressed, who is not persecuted -is tasked to support the underdog by assisting their fight for equality by opposing inequality.

For whosoever does not apply their ability, in essence, so gives up their ability. Whosoever has a right, but does nothing to extend and fight for all to have this right, so upholds a wrong.

The privileged condone by overlooking, condemn by standing by. The war of injustice is fueled by disregard, and the fight against injustice begins only when the privileged stand up for -and fight with- the underdog.

So, do not fight for your cause alone. Do not voice only that which concerns you. Do fight the wars that persist, large and small, for one and for all.

Because we are all the privileged, if not in one way, than in another. And we are all the underdog, if not today, then someday.

20101117

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20101117 at 10:18

Short words are always long on feeling.

The art of accepting a compliment is humble denial.

A fool lavishes flattery, the wise bestow compliments.

One’s words are like stones, to be thrown at another or used to build another up.

One’s energy blows like the wind, destructively against a wall or constructively against a windmill.

A windmill rolls with the wind, not against it, and so exploits false opposition to gain true momentum.

Only with friction, does anything gain traction.

《on walls》
May any border, any wall constructed, be made with deliberation and great skill, such that when at last we soften to the wisdom of history and realize the foolishness that is cemented with each mortaring of every brick, we may retain and also preserve a symbol of foolishness overcome, to remind us that a wall should not divide two peoples, but span the divide -so as to join them.

20100825

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20100825 at 13:15

If we are not actively in support of, then at best, we are passively in opposition of.

If we are not actively in opposition of, then at best, we are passively in support of.

With each act of contrariness, our actions are but tangible lies to ourselves. With each act of congruency, our actions are but tangible proof of our being.

The action taken creates history, the word spoken creates the present; the thought formed creates the future.

20100430

In aphorism, proverb on 20100430 at 21:49

Intimate and Casual are incompatible lovers, traveling in equal speeds in opposing directions on a two-lane road between somewhere and nowhere.

20090417

In aphorism, proverb on 20090417 at 09:31

Like the successful business, a successful military seeks to expand its presence, infiltrate the people, overtake its opposition, and dominate regardless.