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Men’s Rehabilitation Therapy Thesis

Men’s Rehabilitation Therapy Thesis

We’ve come into a dynamic and challenging era in the new age of Gender in the United States. As sexual equity has increased, creating more egalitarian opportunities for both men and women. The challenges of sexual fluidity, the marginalized intersex community and the cohesive definition of gender remain as frontiers to be mastered. This challenge is prevalent in our lives as it determines our proclivities, anxieties and coping mechanisms in our most basic Belonging Needs as outlined in Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. As a man navigating gender equity and my role as well as future as a holder of the XY chromosome, I’d like to ensure I can understand how I fit and pass that on to my own offspring if I am ever so fortunate to bear any. As a rehabilitation counselor, privileged to be a sexually fluid, cisgender masculine identifying male, I’d like to expand my practice to specialize in men’s rehabilitation. I feel my Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling; my work experience in counseling; and my strong network into both the straight and LGBT male communities provide me a demographic from which I can both gather and provide transformative data. As well, I feel my Bachelor of Art in language; my art studio; and my professional experience in both fitness and modeling; can help me form effective experimental designs as well as therapies to assist men in navigating, mastering and finding satisfaction in both their male sexuality, orientation and gender identity. In a Ph. D program, I’d like to pursue the hypothesis:

Through art, drama and sex therapies focused on photography, modeling and role play, men can be cognitively, psychiatrically, physically and sexually rehabilitated in the effect of reducing homophobia, sexist anti-female bias, sexual dysfunctions, body dysmorphia and general antisocial personality disorder related behaviors. I’d like to pursue this using conventional, boudoir, physique and Avant Garde film and photography to produce “process film and images” in which the client (a male), counselor (myself) and the surrogate (art viewer) can use CBT, appreciative inquiry and motivational interviewing to achieve both internal and external results of self-improvement accordant to gender and sex egalitarian goals as depicted through the performance of visualizations.

To properly discuss male rehabilitation with the challenges of our new era of sex and gender freedom and transitions, we need to ask and define what the terms of the conversation mean. Many terms on the tables that have grown out of Feminist and LGBT discourse have been under attack and not objectively analyzed. And as a result, the core technology we use in this discussion to improve society—language—has become convoluted. Complicated questions have arisen like, “What’s the difference between unisex vs gender neutral?”; “Does toxic masculinity mean masculinity is toxic?”; “Isn’t feminism only for white women?”; “How is a masculinism movement not inherently misogynistic?” etc. Because of cultural and policy factors of the USA like abstinence only until marriage education (AOUM), inadequate sexuality education for students with disabilities, etc. education on the basic terms of sex and gender are too much of a dire risk for the public and professional world assume (Fine, 2006, p.307-308).

Because the conversation is so sophisticated, before we fully engage we all have to scale back our questions to more simple elementary basics that we thought we knew, but are actually more complex, like, What is sex? What is sexuality? What is gender? What is orientation? I’ll initially explore these terms and as the paper unfolds, I’ll explain and apply other terms as they arise in an analysis of my hypothesis.

What is Sex?

Sex is both noun and verb. While it can apply to action that incudes procreation, it also serves as mechanism of stress relief, social bonding, reconciliation, trust building, performance and even business. However, as a noun it classifies how we are born from our mothers and our genital descent. The sexual types are not just male or female, but usually termed intersex: hermaphrodite (herm), male hermaphrodite (merm) and female hermaphrodite (ferm). Intersex hermaphrodites usually have sexual organs and features solidly in the middle. Intersex male hermaphrodites present as male, but internally have female organs. And Intersex female hermaphrodites present as female although their internal equipment is male. In more medical language, the varieties of intersex are congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) and especially rare, 5-alpha-reductase deficiency (5ARD). However, when we look at forms, we are only offered “male” or “female” (our sex). There are never any squares with “male, merm, herm, ferm and female” nor forms with “XX, CAH, AIS, 5ARD, XY”. As a public, we are ill-informed and our understanding of the varieties in which we humans naturally (without human tinkering) occur is quite low and tend to be restricted to limited segments of the medical community.

So, when it comes to the public, the proliferation of both non-information and misinformation forces the public to confuse sex with gender and restricts our discourse on both gender and sexuality. Gender identity discussions become even more convoluted when “cisgender” discussions tend to be heteronormative and focus on male vs female, while discussing the intersex minority remains taboo if not marginalized. When people explore more common non-traditional sexuality and gender realities like transgenderism or transsexualism, the common focuses are male-to-female (MTF) or female-to-male (FTM) dynamics. It is virtually never that you see male-to-intersex (MTI) or female-to-Intersex (FTI) procedures nor patients who seek it specifically as a goal. When people discuss cisgender privilege or how case documents should have “male”, “female”, “transgender”, it often is a faux pas of heteronormative privilege. In a culture of pathological binary thinking, the intersex-positive stance can revolutionize and reenergize discussions between the sexes and balance some of the arguments of the transgender/ transsexual movement. Transitioning sex to either male or female is a privilege for anyone of a cisgender birth, while born Intersexual individuals never had the opportunity to choose formal identifiers of “male”, “female” and especially their birthright term: “intersex”.

Sexual Physiology continuum

What is Gender?

Oftentimes when discussing human sexuality and gender, controversy ensues because not are the two confused, but there is also a large degrees to which gender is non-biologically socially constructed and rooted in communication, art, language, etc. In order to succinctly understand it, the public must establish a valid definition of gender in order to meaningfully discuss it as well as govern it. Often in society we carry the misconception of gender based in Sex Role Theory (SRT) which “fosters the notion of a singular female or male personality, a notion that has been effectively disputed, and obscures the various forms of femininity and masculinity that women and men can and do demonstrate” (Courtenay, 2000, p. 1387). This essentially points out that the idea of gender is one we continue to conflate and confuse with sex. While SRT tries to convince us that sex and gender are not only binary, but they are synonymous as well. However, the research and science support that both physical sex as well as social gender are neither binary, yet both varied. However, Courtenay goes on to elaborate on a few ways gender works:

  • From a constructionist perspective, women and men think and act in the ways that they do not because of their role identities or psychological traits, but because of concepts about femininity and masculinity that they adopt from their culture. (Pleck et al., 1994a).
  • Gender is not two static categories, but rather “a set of socially constructed relationships which are produced and reproduced through people’s actions” (Gerson and Peiss, 1985, p. 327);
  • It is constructed by dynamic, dialectic relationships (Connell, 1995). Gender is “something that one does, and does recurrently, in interaction with others” (West and Zimmerman, 1987, p. 140; italics theirs);
  • It is achieved or demonstrated and is better understood as a verb than as a noun (Kaschak, 1992; Bohan, 1993; Crawford, 1995).
  • Most importantly, gender does not reside in the person, but rather in social transactions deemed as gendered (Bohan, 1993; Crawford, 1995).
  • Gender is viewed as a dynamic, social structure.
  • Gender is constructed from cultural and subjective meanings that constantly shift and vary, depending on the time and place (Kimmel, 1995).

For a physiological comprehensive answer definitive to both gender and sex, Trogrimson and Minson state:

“Accordingly, it is imperative that scientists and editors come to a consensus on these terms to alleviate any confusion in their usage. These words have specifically different etymologies and meanings. In the most basic sense, sex is biologically determined and gender is culturally determined. The noun sex includes the structural, functional, and behavioral characteristics of living things determined by sex chromosomes. Sex (noun) is derived from the Latin word “sexus,” meaning either of two divisions of organic nature distinguished as male or female, respectively (8). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, sex (noun) has a definition as “the sum of those differences in the structure and function of the reproductive organs on the ground of which beings are distinguished as male and female, and of the other physiological differences consequent on these; the class of phenomena with which these differences are concerned” (8). Gender can be thought of as the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex. Gender (noun) is derived from the Latin word “genus” referring to kind or race (8). Gender (noun) is defined as “a kind, sort, or class referring to the common sort of people” (8). It is through an understanding of these principal definitions that scientists can apply these terms in a specific manner to sex-based research.” (Trogrimson and Minson, 2005, p. 785).

Gender Socialization continuum

The reason for this clarification is rooted in a couple of deficiencies of the medical science community that were made apparent during the 1985 US Task Force on Women’s health that prompted the rise of sex-based research. The task force found:

  1. Until the 1990s many American trained physiologists had been unclear on the difference between sex and gender although information proliferates other fields: “Increasingly, researchers are becoming aware of the appropriate use of the terms sex vs. gender. Still, some scientists are vaguely aware that a distinction exists between these terms or that this difference is an important one.” (Trogrimson and Minson, 2005, p. 785).
  2. And the technical specifications of the medical establishment were configured to male health (the medical norm group was that of a 70kg male) at the expense of female health: “The prominence of research investigations using the established “norm” of a 70-kg man shaped an understanding of human biology that lacked information in regard to female specific biology, anatomy, pathology, and treatments for disease. As a result, in 1985 US federal government declared that women’s health care sciences were insufficient and prompted legal action towards “sex-based research” that has fundamentally changed modern American medical sciences.

What is Sexual Orientation and Fluidity?

Breaking down human behaviors into basic points of solid, semi-solid and fluid—like the physics of hydrogen bodies sex and gender vary across geography and time. All human behavior should be similarly varied and accordingly proper analysis between the sexes should show a relative fairness in distribution of both heterosexual and homosexual behaviors.

Evidence of human sexual and diversity exist it the “two-spirit” and “berdache” phenomena throughout indigenous North and South America; In both Europe and America, there not only is a controversial and vibrant LGBTQ culture, economy and politic, it stems out of ancient traditions as old as both Roman and Greek empires—traditions that even the modern churches still wrestle with today; Africa and the Middle East both exhibit historically demonstrate an organically occurring participation in gender and sex fluidity despite the prevalence of inhumane and prescriptive religious dogma. Although modernly prohibited, phenomena such as eunuchs have proliferated male dominated Middle Eastern cultures. And additionally, many indigenous African cultures featured matriarchal female leadership traditions’; And again in Central and Eastern Asia, sexuality although has often been formally cisgender and heterosexual, infomral agreements and market culture have lent themselves to vibrant and distinctive alternative sex cultures.

Despite the timeless information on the flexibility and relativity of human sexuality, modern sex culture tends to stay polarized in a variety of ways like sexual activity versus sexual inactivity; heterosexuality versus homosexuality; sex for profit versus sex for free; sex for meaning versus sex for pleasure. To answer what is sexual orientation and fluidity, we also have to ask what are all the social, psychological and physiological functions of sex as well. Fahs touches upon a variety of interesting qualities that include “performative sexuality” (Fahs, p. 433, 2009). In the context of bisexuality and its common erasure or marginalization as temporary, choice, or farce (Fahs, p.434). Which goes to say that “performative sexuality” can be demonstrated hypocritically to one’s identifying sexuality; it is mechanically achievable despite notions of attractiveness or preference; it is aesthetic; it is flexible. The definition is derived from Fahs, “performative bisexuality”:

“where women often deny the significance of same-sex encounters even while engaging in them, thus further challenging the meaning of bisexuality as a permanent or meaningful identity”.

In the context of women’s sexuality more readily adapts to cultural scripts and expectations and therefore indicates a plastic nature to human sexuality (Fahst, p.435). Feminist theory highlights the plasticity of human sexuality in the female context, but this also can be generalized to male as well. Although literature tends to focus solely on what sex is most inclined to “erotic plasticity” (Baumeister, p.133, 2004), the real indicators for objectively recognizing and universalizing the phenomena is to look at the conditions that facilitate orientation in not just women, but also men—which this paper aims to do.

From a sociological viewpoint, comparative studies of men’s vs women’s erotic plasticity in a time period and cultural context in which dominate the sociopolitical landscape seems Western-centric and predictably skewed. And as modernization touches upon the world, it is important that we consider factors like time, geography, politics, etc. to make any accurate statement regarding orientation as it relates to gender and behavior between the sexes. Then we also have to acknowledge our contemporary factors as they influence the sexual ideas and habits we classify as “normal” in order to maintain a scientifically informed idea of average orientation and sexual fluidity.

From survey analysis of scholarly articles, women tend to be a major focus for orientation studies. Many articles are written under the presumption of ambiguous orientation for women, often describing their behaviors with terms such as ‘bisexual”, “sexual fluidity”, “sexual plasticity” or “erotic plasticity”. However, a quick glance of male focused studies—which tend to be segregated by either gay/ homosexual or straight—use the term “situational homosexuality” (Anderson, p. 112, 2008). Other terms that arise are “heteroasculinity”, “heteromasculine currency”, “good cause (for homosexual behavior)”, “heterosexual social identity threat”, “masculine capital”, “inclusive masculinity”, “feminine coding”, “sexual object appropriation (gay or female for power)”, “queer sexism” (Anderson, p. 110-112, 2008). In this discussion of “orthodox masculinity” versus “inclusive masculinity”, we get to see a framework on how bisexuality and fluidity become negotiated and labeled—no remain unlabeled altogether.

Orthodox Masculinity

Men are sexually fluid however depending on their gender take different approaches. Orthodox masculine men will “slightly alter a traditional, sexist version of masculinity by inviting gay men to participate in their anti-feminine attitudes (Anderson, p. 111, 2008). They condone homosexual and bisexual activity and even group sex, but not feminine expression (queer sexism) nor activity that includes gay identified men, and must be without the admission of same-sex desire.

Inclusive Masculinity

On the inverse is inclusive masculinity which makes masculinity available to gay men and femininity available to straight men. What’s most interesting is how Anderson describes the not only non-toxic, but socially reparative effects of inclusive masculinity:

“These informants even celebrate the expression of femininity among men and stigmatize men who act in orthodox masculine ways. To these men, Carson is a source of pride. Thus, men exhibiting inclusive masculinity not only separate the hegemonic powers of sexuality and masculinity from heteromasculinity, but they contest the privileging of orthodox masculinity over inclusive masculinity and (to a lesser extent) the privileging of men over women” (.p111, 2008).
Inclusive masculinity men don’t require a heterosexual, conquest “good cause” motivation. Inclusively masculine orientation also sees various forms of homosexual contact (kissing, oral, masturbation) as compatible with heterosexual orientation.

From Anderson’s study, the frequency of same-sex behavior between both the orthodox masculine and inclusive masculine qualitative test groups was equal (p. 111). This reinforces that bisexuality is not unique strictly to the female population. In addition it means that men do navigate between the two polarities of orientation—homo and hetero. However the incidence of sexuality seems more frequent, varied and competitive than the women. This is suggested in the data that highlights the group sexual behaviors and the transactional logic of Orthodox masculine sexuality orientation (which is masculine currency weighed) as well as with Inclusive masculine sexual orientation (which is non-judgmental).

The Multitude of Masculinities

Finally gaining an understanding of male sexual fluidity fills in some of the gaps especially due to the sexist bias in medicine and sexology evident in the 1985 Women’s Healthy Taskforce and the lack of research on male, non-gay bisexuality. Away from the traditionally assumed categories of men—straight or gay (opposed to women’s straight, bisexual, lesbian), it can be now seen that masculinity for men is even more varied: straight, bisexual (orthodox masculine, inclusive masculine) and gay. Thanks to this deeper understanding of male sexual orientation, it can also be applied toward female studies as well, demonstrated in the following figure.

The figure displays an orientation continuum that accounts for gender currency as well as physical sexuality.

What is Men’s Rehabilitation Therapy?

After the analysis of Anderson regarding the structure of male sexuality ad gender, the heavy lifting of the said concepts constitutes the reconstruction of varied, socially sustainable masculinities. Anderson identifies Orthodox Masculinity that frames the male definition of sexual experience: transactional, competitive, prescriptive, hegemonic and misogynistic. The definition clearly facilitates an ambivalent male gender and sexuality, free of social accountability nor repercussions. It serves for exclusion and “them vs us” psychology. However, Inclusive Masculinity achieves the opposite as it is often unlabeled, gender-fluid and sex-fluid. But first we have to look and ask, just how is Orthodox Masculinity problematic and in need of reform? What are the major social challenges that we have now and how might the exacerbated or alleviated depending on the approach of masculinity?

In exploring gender and all its complexity, my personal interest and motivation is in male gender expression, sexuality and masculinity of men. Feminist Theory has posited a plethora of positive points and contributions towards the empowerment of women as well as the recruitment of feminism allies. It has also spurned motivation throughout LGBTQIA communities. However, as the knowledge unlocked from feminism has bettered society, it has also reverberated into producing negative effects: polarization of WASP men as well as paternalistic, female-negative men; the lack of minority men in nurturing positions; homophobia and marginalization of the sexuality of feminist male allies; male chauvinist MTF transgenderism; retaliatory insensitivity toward male children; and many other, seen but not heard social problems.

But through the conclusions of feminist theory—that gender is performed—I feel I can help the male world through the art therapy of modeling, performance and a safe space for the exhibition and artistic appreciation and eventually holistic rehabilitation of masculinity. Men’s Rehabilitation Therapy (MRT) takes on a restorative approach to negotiating masculinity and explores these areas which will be detailed later:

  • The Performance of Gender and Drama Therapy for Rehabilitation
  • Performance Catharsis and Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Differentiating between Fitness and Bigorexia
  • Gender Dysphoria versus Sex Dysmorphia

References

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Baumeister, R. F. (2004). Gender and erotic plasticity: Sociocultural influences on the sex drive. Sexual and relationship therapy, 19(2), 133-139.

Fisher, V., & Kinsey, S. (2014). Behind closed doors! Homosocial desire and the academic boys club. Gender in management: An international Journal, 29(1), 44-64.

Fahs, B. (2009). Compulsory bisexuality?: The challenges of modern sexual fluidity. Journal of Bisexuality, 9(3-4), 431-449.

Kiesling, S. F. (2005). Homosocial desire in men’s talk: Balancing and re-creating cultural discourses of masculinity. Language in Society, 34(5), 695-726.

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“Summer Moon at Miyajima” (“Natsu no Tsuki Miyajima”) by Doi Hangaren

Confidence roots in shamelessness. Imperviousness to embarrassment constitutes immovable pride. –QABradford

2014-02-15 07:00:07

Our most debilitating fear is being seen for who and what we aren’t. Inevitably we become less.

2014-02-07 16:08:26

Our most debilitating fear is being seen for who and what we aren’t.

2014-02-07 16:07:13

The tools we create are innocuous in themselves. It is our ill obliviousness to our intention that is injurious.

2014-02-05 12:17:58

Abstraction makes a principle incarnate. Principles tangible in immediate action or manufacture aren’t principles.

2014-02-05 11:02:01

Lust and Desire epitomize holiness and divinity. It ascends from adherents and descends from divinity.

2014-02-05 09:50:10

Parents and children who exercise daily have communion with the divinity of their neurons and synapses.

2014-01-31 14:28:04

What if the theists and atheists are both wrong? What if “God” is simply human speak for an energetic resonance? A vibration? What then?

– 2014-01-21 08:16:37-  

Goodness’n’t to do with category. Heaven will change that. Goodness’ to do with cardiography. We change that.

– 2014-01-19 04:44:05-  

Self-proclaimed “originality”s a cheap curse to megalomania. Potency’s in the paths of natural derivatives.

– 2014-01-17 20:01:41-  

Your scars as a whole mark your resilience. But if their details don’t add to your legend, don’t expound.

– 2014-01-10 22:24:09-  

Reality’s the interstices between our sense and the world. Positivity’s in your capacity to feel and nevativity’s in your inability to not.

– 2014-01-10 07:17:52-  

True negativity emits not from arbitrary statements or actions. It emits from a fatalistic narrative of human nature.

– 2014-01-09 01:14:24-  

The root of the present tense is not past tense but instead pretense.

– 2014-01-08 23:55:22-  

Dare not tear off the butterfly’s wings and insist it grows up nor toss the caterpillar and lie that it’s flying.

– 2014-01-08 22:43:54-  

Is oil painting masered without peering into every corner of the canvas? So how can you your own body without looking?

– 2014-01-06 22:27:24-  

@WhiteHouse the taxation system is feudalistic and erred since the Boston Tea Party. A corporate share system’s ideal. Citizens= shareholder

– 2014-01-05 00:04:38-  

The human mind is made up dichotomies, yet we mistake it for the Earth which is simply made of conditions.

– 2014-01-04 23:12:43-  

The higher maintains power by catalysis. The lower maintains power by dissemination.

– 2014-01-03 01:37:26-  

To quantify one’s true beauty minus the number of uglies of your mind from it’s beauties. Beautiful souls often have little to subtract.

– 2014-01-02 08:14:30-  

Umoja is a manifesto and Imani is a promise.

– 2014-01-02 08:08:23-  

Hate’s rooted in taking for granted what we have. Love’s rooted in granting what we have to be taken.

– 2014-01-01 12:19:10-  

人間界の性格は決まっていないだ。その基本に曖昧の所は文明の元だ。

– 2013-12-30 08:58:19-  

Goodness’n’t to do with category. Heaven will change that. Goodness’ to do with cardiography. We change that.

– 2014-01-19 04:44:05-  

Self-proclaimed “originality”s a cheap curse to megalomania. Potency’s in the paths of natural derivatives.

– 2014-01-17 20:01:41-  

Your scars as a whole mark your resilience. But if their details don’t add to your legend, don’t expound.

– 2014-01-10 22:24:09-  

Reality’s the interstices between our sense and the world. Positivity’s in your capacity to feel and nevativity’s in your inability to not.

– 2014-01-10 07:17:52-  

True negativity emits not from arbitrary statements or actions. It emits from a fatalistic narrative of human nature.

– 2014-01-09 01:14:24-  

The root of the present tense is not past tense but instead pretense.

– 2014-01-08 23:55:22-  

Dare not tear off the butterfly’s wings and insist it grows up nor toss the caterpillar and lie that it’s flying.

– 2014-01-08 22:43:54-  

Is oil painting masered without peering into every corner of the canvas? So how can you your own body without looking?

– 2014-01-06 22:27:24-  

@WhiteHouse the taxation system is feudalistic and erred since the Boston Tea Party. A corporate share system’s ideal. Citizens= shareholder

– 2014-01-05 00:04:38-  

The human mind is made up dichotomies, yet we mistake it for the Earth which is simply made of conditions.

– 2014-01-04 23:12:43-  

The higher maintains power by catalysis. The lower maintains power by dissemination.

– 2014-01-03 01:37:26-  

To quantify one’s true beauty minus the number of uglies of your mind from it’s beauties. Beautiful souls often have little to subtract.

– 2014-01-02 08:14:30-  

Umoja is a manifesto and Imani is a promise.

– 2014-01-02 08:08:23-  

Hate’s rooted in taking for granted what we have. Love’s rooted in granting what we have to be taken.

– 2014-01-01 12:19:10-  

人間界の性格は決まっていないだ。その基本に曖昧の所は文明の元だ。

– 2013-12-30 08:58:19-  

@SanDiegoAirport A great idea from Narita International Airport are complimentary strollers. It would cut down check-in time substantially.

– 2013-12-29 20:51:27-  

Its the straightface that maintains a road that’s safe.

– 2013-12-29 03:40:52-  

The public flicker of your glee only highlights the depths of your hidden melancholy.

– 2013-12-29 03:40:41-  

Ecological capitalism.

– 2013-12-28 20:01:21-  

Nothing in this world will ever be as vulgar as the mind that sees evil as naturally innate.

– 2013-12-12 12:07:23-  

Fools misconstrue emotion to chaos and logic to order. But emotion’s opposite’s numbness. That’s true chaos.

– 2013-12-05 08:40:07-  

良薬は口に苦し: Good medicine is bitter.

– 2013-12-02 07:41:58-  

根回し: Aerate the roots.

– 2013-12-02 07:36:33-  

Awkwardness is the purest expression of emotional inability. Aggression, emotional stupidity.

– 2013-11-27 03:27:04-  

A true artist of cultural innovation wants imitation. But a cheap market hack loathes it.

– 2013-11-26 05:12:53-  

The elder may know every answer, but the child knows every question.

– 2013-11-22 22:07:58-  

Encompass the wabi-sabi: one part polished, one part ratchet.

– 2013-11-20 07:09:31-  

Rejecting images that imitate the self is a metaphorical action of self-loathing.

– 2013-11-16 07:47:06-  

Martial arts are an ordered method of fighting. The first war is of wit: lexicon, syntax and morphology.

– 2013-11-13 05:21:02-  

The martial arts’ most determining aesthetic’s it’s philosophy. It’s on par with religious theology. It must produce a standalone narrative.

– 2013-11-13 05:13:03-  

The martial arts’ most determining aesthetic’s it’s philosophy. It’s on par with religious theology. It must produce a narrative resista …

– 2013-11-13 05:12:14-  

Achronological science is as ineffective as ascientific spirituality. Observation takes time and time is a blessing.

– 2013-11-13 04:48:28-  

Once, a find. Twice, an err. Thrice, a study. 一回目、発見。二回目、錯誤。三回目、勉強。

– 2013-11-09 15:09:06-  

。三回目、勉強。

– 2013-11-09 14:38:05-  

Once, a discovery. Twice, a mistake. Thrice, a study. 一回目、発見。二回目、錯誤

– 2013-11-09 14:37:52-  

「一石二鳥」は仕事なら良い/ 人間関係なら悪い/機会は数えられね/ 誠さが数えやすい。

– 2013-11-08 16:26:28-  

自分の内不唖不動明を広がる。

– 2013-11-05 03:27:29-  

To grow. Eagle endures the drop, Sequoia endures the snow.

– 2013-11-05 03:26:01-  

Allot a child not to witness their challenge of the threshold of adulthood and you retard them. Give space, don’t put them in “their place”.

– 2013-10-29 22:12:03-  

Raise a child without allotment to witness their challenging the threshold of the adult and you retard them. Give space, don’t put them …

– 2013-10-29 22:10:17-  

Laws that do not coach and coerce society into form are dishonest in correction and predate upon honest mistakes.

– 2013-10-25 18:27:29-  

There are both honest and dishonest mistakes. As well, there are also honest and dishonest corrections.

– 2013-10-25 18:25:11-  

Dishonest rules are made by dishonest leaders who take advantage of honest mistakes.

– 2013-10-25 18:23:14-  

The root to criminality is the short cut. Even the explanation for the quick method is long. Effort is key.

– 2013-10-25 16:34:46-  

Winners? Losers? There are none. There are only the influenced and the influential.

– 2013-10-24 01:18:58-  

We living things can never be adjectives. They are peripheral and formless. But we have hearts and cores.

– 2013-10-23 06:20:32-  

Photoset: rollership:   http://t.co/tjxH6pgXOb

– 2013-10-17 05:35:00-  

The competetive mind’s nature’s red herring for the collaborative mind. ‘Tis’nt really jealousy, ’tis admiration. ‘Tis’nt really defeat, …

– 2013-10-16 18:14:51-  

A competitive mind’s nature’s red herring for a collaborative mind. ‘Tis’nt really jealousy, ’tis admiration. Submission? ‘Tis ingestion!

– 2013-10-13 01:23:59-  

A mayor should fund projects via nonprofit startups. I was a student at San Miguel when the library went into plan. 25 years?! #sdmayor2013

– 2013-10-02 05:37:46Favorites 1ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d help cyclists by suggesting speed bumps as part of normal intersection construction. End California roll culture.

– 2013-10-02 05:37:40Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

The most accountable debate is digital. Hold a public web forum and broadcast point by point. @MeanestBossEver

– 2013-10-02 05:37:36Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

@jeffolson503 @nbcsandiego @WendyNBCSD @JanIGoldsmith Chalk washes away. Vandalism only for the petty.

– 2013-10-02 05:37:18Favorites 1ReTweets 1RETWEET

Specifics like “who’s connecting homeowners with startup investors rather than shortening bank sentences?”@kevin_faulconer @EliRubenstein

– 2013-10-02 05:37:04Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

Its not about loudness. Its about specificity.@kevin_faulconer @EliRubenstein

– 2013-10-02 05:36:38Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 Lazy and dim politics ride on reputation. But real politics that make nations–those that founded America–ride on ideas.

– 2013-10-02 05:36:28Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 Leadership is less about style and more about purpose. What are your goals?

– 2013-10-02 05:36:23Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

@EliRubenstein @kevin_faulconer Enumerate upon and detail out what that style exactly is.

– 2013-10-02 05:36:17Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 Mayor races are so competitive, weak candidates cover points by endorsement and debate. I cover points by issue and solution.

– 2013-10-02 05:36:13Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 to create well paying work, a city can’t just tax. It has to offer various municipality programs, subsidies and benefits.

– 2013-10-02 05:36:09Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 Everyone knows progress comes from attainable incentives. We have to give locals much more attainable incentives.

– 2013-10-02 05:36:03Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

Help make it happen for The Encanto Sangria Project on @indiegogo http://t.co/A7cWp7UVfJ

– 2013-10-02 05:35:59Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#SDmayor2013 Relying soley on our good climate for our hospitality is erred. The school districts must emphasize it curricularly.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:46Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 SD City has to offer multitudinous avenues of business start-up support so that even high schoolers are business savvy.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:40Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 Maybe it’s silly, but we should flood flood plains and expand marshes. Mesopotamia, Egypt, the ancient world proved it pays.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:33Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 Remind big business here that local buisness comes first. We don’t have to be a “touristplantation” if we innovate a culture.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:28Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 SD citizens should have the right to invest. It’s radical, but leaving the tax-vote system to a share-vote system’s futuristic.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:17Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 SD City immigrants struggled as much as generational natives. I promote special rights upon proof of residence and education.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:11Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d really push for etiquette and stewardship PSAs. Public service announcements are positive propaganda.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:06Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d definitely pressure city departments to coopetate with cycling groups. Sidewalk depressions should be at near 90°.

– 2013-10-02 05:35:01Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d commit my language skills to making our port competitive with LA and attractive to Asia.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:55Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d champion pep rallies, city memorabilia sales, merchandising and spirit. I’d establish city symbols like trees, birds, etc.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:33Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d push school boards to develop a more practicum-apprenticeship oriented curricula and court downtown for local youth spaces.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:28Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d have local schools and businesses investigate the applications of palm fibers from those trees that grow splendidly here.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:23Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d reduce brush by investigating application and harvesting of “invasive” species like mustard plant and arundo donax.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:16Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 As mayor, I’d develop passive solar desalination stations along the coast and resultant a sea salt industry.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:09Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d ask and consult local higher education to help do most of my heavy lifting via their curricula, internship courses.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:05Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d applaud local schools and parts of the tech sector that investigated local applications of regenerative medicines.

– 2013-10-02 05:34:00Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d pressure local media to intelligently cover positive local issues like births, graduations, culture and the economy.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:55Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d alleviate border issues with a sophisticated work-study holiday program with Baja-California.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:50Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d explore securing San Deigo by ok-ing the creation of local government validated militias, rather than rampant gun sales.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:45Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d encourage solving coastal environmental problems via terra-formation by banyan tree and coral reef planting.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:40Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d also look into a sort of point system so generational local people can fight economic discrimination..

– 2013-10-02 05:33:35Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d consider the development of a prevention-based city-wide medicare program.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:30Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d draw up some ideas on better traffic safety and organization for commuters and pedestrians.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:24Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d push for higher bilingualism in local schools via increasing local volunteer programs using immigrated residents.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:18Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d encourage non-profits and faith-based groups to enforce “Teach a man to fish” policies.

– 2013-10-02 05:33:12Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d support creating sister city programs between local cities for more educational, professional and industrial opportunities.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:57Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 As mayor, I’d look into the development of a Japanese styled police-box system to reduce crime.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:39Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 If I were mayor, I’d increase attention to medical tourism n San Diego.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:35Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 As mayor of San Diego, I’d focus ethic enclaves centrally downtown via underutilized buildings, zoning, and business ventures.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:31Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 To reduce brush and inefficient water usage I’d push for fibers and micro-agriculture research in higher education.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:26Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d court local tech companies on revamping the city website into a digital municipal administration.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:20Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d rely heavily on local art schools and universities for innovation to improve–not just beautify–the city.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:11Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I’d court local tech companies to get free Wi-Fi on MTS trolleys.

– 2013-10-02 05:32:04Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 As mayor, I’d develop passive solar desalination stations slong the coast and resultant a sea salt industry.

– 2013-10-02 05:31:50Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 If our city has fire issues, I’d pursue agriculture subsidies for water usage to increase incomes and reduce fire hazards.

– 2013-10-02 05:31:46Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

#sdmayor2013 I could run for mayor. Daygo needs a post-LA to neo-LA makeover.

– 2013-10-02 05:31:40Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

All and absolute truth is hypocritical.

– 2013-10-01 17:21:45-  

Manipulation of others is the epitome of sloth. Though cerebral, its result is amorality and a diabetic metabolism.

– 2013-10-01 17:20:09-  

“Nakedness is a lack of cover. Nudity is simply you wearing just your body as dress. “

2013-09-22 14:28:37

“You are a soul adorned by a body. Why do we adorn our bodies? Because they aren’t our souls. “

2013-09-22 14:28:06

“No matter how beautiful you think of another– if they think of you ugly–they were never truly beautiful.”

2013-09-21 08:43:21

“Never personalize ‘amateur’. You don’t need their approval. Internalize ‘DIY’. Your will and effort are all that matter. “

2013-09-14 02:24:57

@HBCUBuzz If HBCUs are a vestige of African-American ethnic and cultural heritage, hoe should they forefront US pedogological innovation?

– 2013-09-13 23:12:32-  

“They, confusing noun with adjective, cry ‘vanity’. I, choosing name over noun, deem ‘Qamarist’. I’ve my methodology. They’ve got convention.”

2013-09-11 09:10:13

Kujichagulia, Self Determination. To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

– 2013-09-09 06:48:41-  

ted for, and spoken for by others.

– 2013-09-09 06:47:39-  

Kujichagulia, Self Determination. To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves instead of being def …

– 2013-09-09 06:47:37-  

Obsequiousness is the only path.

– 2013-09-09 04:43:45-  

Although the highest priest must defecate somewhere, neither he nor his stool are outlawed.

– 2013-09-08 06:39:57-  

Punishment only exists to those blinded by the delusion of righteousness.

– 2013-09-06 05:41:00-  

Adjectives are colors laced in the adverbial interstitial space between nouns as they verb about the intersections of prepositions.

– 2013-08-30 21:29:39-  

“A human being, you are a perfection of oceans of DNA. Have shame in no part of your physiology. Changeling of the natural world.”

2013-08-29 05:57:24

“Free your words from sentiment and you free your mind.”

2013-08-26 13:49:25

“A mind’s a slave to habit. A pill’s a placebo. But performance art’s a medicine that liberates a soul.”

2013-08-25 23:21:39

“Sensualize your life as Gustav Klimt works; Near Eastern spice palettes; Centraller polyrhythms: and Precolumbian skies.”

2013-08-25 23:05:47

“Imagine your life as a digital quest of Zelda or Final Fantasy. Or perhaps literary as King Arthur or Goroba Dike. Whichever, Imagine it.“

2013-08-24 07:09:28

The bees run not the beehive, nor does its queen rule it. All are instead run by the flowers and their endless libido of pollen.

– 2013-08-22 09:41:36-  

People like a happy ending. Always finish happily for others.

– 2013-08-22 06:25:36-  

A nation can do nothing for its people by making negative examples of their incidental situations.

– 2013-08-20 12:45:00-  

Symbol a mind of what? Of proprietarieness and facets.

– 2013-08-20 05:19:03-  

The freedom of fortune and forgivess. Slavery never to one. Let no murder steal richness.

– 2013-08-20 04:27:47-  

An ignored grievance is an oppressor triumphant.

– 2013-08-20 02:27:34-  

“Nothing sacred” means not “no thing is sacred”. It means that even the void is precious. Proliferate calm.

– 2013-08-20 02:18:53-  

“Nothing sacred” means not “no thing is sacred”. It means that even tbe void is precious. Proliferate calm.

– 2013-08-20 02:18:27-  

Symbol a heart of what? Of reciprocation and multiplicity. Valves reciprocate and cells multiply.

– 2013-08-20 00:57:21-  

Our objects of obsession are so only because we fail at emulation. Become all.

– 2013-08-19 23:57:30-  

Weirdness epitomizes soft-power. An influene that disturbs harmony also proves another’s weakness.

– 2013-08-14 13:51:27-  

True dance is the art of not stumbling over the feet of oneself or another.

– 2013-08-12 07:35:16-  

“Perfect harmony” is the most cliché of oxymorons. Harmony appeals because in it noise and silence are at war.

– 2013-08-12 07:33:55-  

Sincerity is measured by a ratio of words to action. Excess words or actions: insincere. A balance of both: heartfelt.

– 2013-08-12 07:29:34-  

Those convinced you should go without are often those convinced to go without you.

– 2013-08-11 04:24:13-  

We are griffins, chimera, hybrids. We are human.

– 2013-08-10 08:49:13-  

Be compassionate, cool, bountiful, rich; an aquifer of sustenance: a colocinth.

– 2013-08-09 22:47:49-  

Be susceptible, be empty. The arsenal filled with air explodes the flesh.

– 2013-08-04 13:18:05-  

What is Qamarism? Write your name. Then add “-ism” to it. And now you are planet unto yourself.

– 2013-08-03 07:55:13-  

The mind cannot be led but where it yearns to go.

– 2013-08-01 10:47:51-  

The line between “didn’t know” and “didn’t care” is fine, fine and easily broken.

– 2013-08-01 04:59:13-  

Knowledge is materialistically disappointing. But the application of knowledge is revolutionary.

– 2013-07-31 19:31:22-  

Talking is as simple as breathing loudly, but script is sacred and requires spirit.

– 2013-07-31 12:43:42-  

Our physiological vertical symmetry is like a celestial alignment. Left and right; north and south; perpetual rotation; transformation.

– 2013-07-31 11:04:02-  

You’ve not one body, buy several. Ones of mineral, ocean, heat and cold.

– 2013-07-30 14:21:42-  

My self-abasement is an appeal to your kindness. How much shamelessness does it take for true kindness?

– 2013-07-30 14:11:45-  

If ever you “know” where you are, in reality you are actually lost.

– 2013-07-30 06:15:56-  

Inherently existence is infatuous. The more our affinities, the more beauty our eyes can behold.

– 2013-07-29 15:35:34-  

Your natural physiology in itself is a God–a divine manifestation of natural order. Cultivate it or delapitate it.

– 2013-07-28 01:15:06-  

For every ten efforts, one expectation makes him stronger. For every ten expectations, one effort makes her weaker.

– 2013-07-20 19:27:43-  

The underlying root of conflict is we think of others as ourselves. The root of peace is to think of yourself as other; peculiarly.

– 2013-07-13 15:15:23-  

Our true nature–though unseen–is indicated by tbe adjectives we use most. Especially about our dislikes.

– 2013-07-13 14:50:52-  

Trust is a currency valueless unless you hoard it.

– 2013-07-13 07:34:35-  

Love thy friends, but smother them and ye shall blot out thine own eye.

– 2013-07-13 03:13:56-  

Though the table legs may be crooked, it still works as a table.

– 2013-07-12 08:34:12-  

Sometimes isolation is an effective medicine.

– 2013-07-12 03:46:31-  

Though we desire to have what others have and to tell them about it, our possessions will never be the same.

– 2013-07-04 22:21:49-  

“O you who have axes ready to hand, deal the final blow to the tree of superstition; be not content to prune its branches;” #marquisdesade

– 2013-07-04 04:16:22Favorites 0ReTweets 3RETWEET

If an idea hatches in a brain and no one is around to comprehend it, does it make any sense?

– 2013-07-04 03:52:47-  

Let Kawaida be a sort of African Confucianism. And to the market we bring Abyssinian craftsmanship and to religion Songhaian sensuality.

– 2013-07-04 03:01:36-  

Guilt, regret and shame are emotional devices to encourage learning. Feel them not and our synapses die.

– 2013-07-01 16:18:38-  

For the destruction of a single tree, humanity destroys a thousand alveoli of the beings near it.

– 2013-07-01 14:23:29-  

Hell exists nowhere in the universe. It’s merely a misnomer for the things from which we’re too cowardly to extrapolate wisdom.

– 2013-06-29 15:37:37-  

True altruism isn’t about helping someone who’s “worse off” than you. It’s about helping anyone. The judgment does more harm than help.

– 2013-06-26 07:19:25-  

Let’s run until we hemorrhage.

– 2013-06-26 05:56:02-  

Even the most guilty of us are victims of circumstance; the most innocent of us, victimizers of the circumstantial.

– 2013-06-20 22:48:44-  

Sensuality is the realization of the asexual, agendered, yet innately arousing beauty that exists in everything.

– 2013-06-20 22:12:17-  

Though I know what yyou think I’m not supposed to. It doesn’t mean I know everything. Your supposition’s incorrect. Come correct.

– 2013-06-20 17:45:55-  

Hermano puma ingrains in himself athleticism. Not because he is competitive but because it’s his religion.

– 2013-06-17 15:45:44-  

Lavender like wysteria. Falling like raindrops.The jacaranda have peaked. Summer is here.

– 2013-06-13 17:01:27-  

We all function off of confidence which is rooted in our ability to confide. The hushing of conversations, people and thoughts, weaken us.

– 2013-06-13 16:19:41-  

Desire is an emotional anemia that pours relentlessly. It’s only cure is reciprocation, otherwise it consequences in elimination.

– 2013-06-13 15:51:55-  

Proprietariness, exclusivity and “or” epitomize true hate. Limitlessness, imitation and “and” epitpmize true love.

– 2013-06-08 00:56:48-  

Victor over markedly fundamentalist and inhetently subtractive religious extremism, ensure religious powers recreate a hundred Renaissances.

– 2013-06-08 00:17:28-  

Religion, nationalism and culture are psycho-sociological technology. But so often we are inept at our own and finicky about other’s.

– 2013-06-08 00:06:30Favorites 1ReTweets 1

Religion’s a conceptual discipline existent in the tangible’s interstices. Worship that binds to intangibility, binds to folly.

– 2013-06-06 13:32:23-  

If you have not to ask, I certainly have not to give. If you won’t do for self, you certainly cannot do for anyone else.

– 2013-06-06 07:40:10-  

We want to redeem each other. But you can only save those who want to save themselves. The redeemed cannot be redeemed.

– 2013-06-02 00:01:21-  

My master taught me “respect all, fear none”. Those who don’t respect obviously fear.

– 2013-06-01 04:26:32-  

Parents, my inheritance. Brothers, my confidence. Sisters, my conviction. Children, my courage.

– 2013-05-30 22:21:37-  

The worse we’re treated, the better we get at making bad decisions.

– 2013-05-30 05:08:12-  

Bragging of newfound love reeks of immodesty when the God of Loneliness’ beckon trumps your God of Love.

– 2013-05-29 16:01:28-  

Chauvinism: Hope without any reasonable skepticism.

– 2013-05-29 01:51:11-  

Jealousy: when competitive pride mutes desire and infatuation. Then unsaid compliments fester into greedy expectations.

– 2013-05-29 01:49:40-  

Paranoia: Skepticism without any reasonable hope.

– 2013-05-28 22:51:08-  

The weak reduce their strengths upon others’ doubts. The strong reduce their weaknesses upon others’ assurances.

– 2013-05-28 22:09:15-  

“…the wretch who has lived a stranger to joy, dies, alas, unrewarded.” #MarquisdeSade #PhilosophyInTheBedroom

– 2013-05-27 17:33:24Favorites 1ReTweets 2RETWEET

“Each day adds to the incredible esteem you so richly deserve.” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-05-27 17:32:26Favorites 3ReTweets 1RETWEET

“There are times in life when the desire to wallow in disorder is such as not to be sated by anything…” #MarquisdeSade #Juliette

– 2013-05-27 17:32:00Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

“The wretched are wont to seize at straws with such avidity,… that they fabricate most cunningly all sorts of illusions!” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-05-27 17:31:26Favorites 1ReTweets 2RETWEET

@Quotable_deSade: “Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-05-27 17:31:06Favorites 1ReTweets 3RETWEET

“I do not understand you, any more than you have understood me.” #MarquisdeSade #DialogueBetweenAPriestAndADyingMan

– 2013-05-27 17:30:40Favorites 4ReTweets 4RETWEET

“I only plucked an occasional flower when I might have gathered an ample harvest of fruit…” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-05-27 17:30:20Favorites 0ReTweets 2RETWEET

The opposite sex doesn’t exist just to appease our libido nor amusement. Its why our genitals are simple and our brains, complex.

– 2013-05-27 17:29:43-  

When you quit just because brothers, sisters, or friends copy you, you fail them and yourself too.

– 2013-05-26 15:13:36-  

Friendships are relationships of confidence exchange. What your friends can do, you can somehow do too.

– 2013-05-26 15:10:55-  

兄弟姉妹友達はあんたを真似したから辞めたら、彼らとあんたの自分を失敗している。

– 2013-05-26 15:07:33-  

友達の関係は自信交換の関係だ。あんたの友達が出来る事はあんたの何となくも出来る事だ。

– 2013-05-26 15:03:44-  

もし、あんたの自分の夢になろうとすれば、この世も夢幻になる。

– 2013-05-25 21:51:44-  

Projecting pessimism–denial, condemnation, misdiagnosis–empowers witches and warlocks. Gods, saints and nature thunder out bolts of hope.

– 2013-05-23 22:53:41-  

Masculinity and feminity in both male and female are chromosomally innate. Any other observations are studies in degrees of neutrality.

– 2013-05-22 14:43:21-  

The last always begets the first. From the Omega springs forth the Alpha.

– 2013-05-21 17:29:46-  

Belief begets desire and vise versa.

– 2013-05-20 23:05:13-  

Quality theology: measured strictly by number of teachings; quantified by number of translations; multiplied by variety of metaphor.

– 2013-05-20 23:04:26-  

Quality science is measured strictly by results, quantified by their number of trials multiplied by the variety if their controls.

– 2013-05-20 22:29:32-  

Fear doesn’t indicate the negativity of the external. It indicates our negativity towards our inadequacies.

– 2013-05-20 22:27:02-  

We tend to believe our ears, more than we believe our eyes. And we tend to believe our eyes more than we believe our minds.

– 2013-05-19 15:49:44-  

That which we fear, we joke of, feigning bravery.

– 2013-05-19 00:13:13-  

Family is an institution. A business. If things as trivial as sex are allowed to make or break it, we deserve autocratic domination.

– 2013-05-15 06:48:35-  

恥の無い存在を抱け、子供の知恵のために。

– 2013-05-13 06:58:25-  

The wise government makes a law of conservation for every law of liberation.

– 2013-05-10 07:56:02-  

Better and worse are delusions. There is only similar and dissimilar; growing and decaying; solid and fluid.

– 2013-05-09 17:39:57-  

The right way is predictable. But one’s own way is the seat of divinity.

– 2013-05-06 00:18:18-  

Confidence is to muse in confiding in a self no matter its revelation to others.

– 2013-05-05 22:43:00-  

Those who use us appreciate our value. Those who ignore us give us not even a zero.

– 2013-05-05 15:10:40-  

Emotional vocabulary correlate colors correlate electricity. Death, dark. Despair, gray. Passion, bright.

– 2013-05-05 15:09:37-  

Why do have good and bad moments? Because we are inherently neutral. Yet society is clouded with positivity and negativity.

– 2013-05-03 17:22:22-  

The culture in which you exist… Did you make it all yourself? If not, you lay no claim to it. Leave it to those willing to permutate it.

– 2013-05-02 20:17:53-  

Accountability lies in accountancy. What we cannot quantify absolutely is the responsibility of no one… or is it everyone?

– 2013-05-02 02:30:08-  

An external enemy such as “a liar” is a farce. The true enemy is the gullible and ignorant mind. All facts are relevant… and relative.

– 2013-05-01 01:55:57-  

Information is a method of belief system acquisition. The more things in which you believe, the stronger your formation.

– 2013-05-01 01:40:58-  

Are you ashamed of winning? Are you ashamed we are all winners?

– 2013-04-26 16:54:28-  

“Irregular” is a synonym for “unique” not “wrong”. Thrive off of it.

– 2013-04-25 00:09:18-  

“What do you mean by Creator, and what do you mean by corrupted nature?” #MarquisdeSade #ConversationBetweenAPriestAndADyingMan

– 2013-04-22 03:20:41Favorites 4ReTweets 1RETWEET

“Profit from the fairest period in your life; these golden years of our pleasure are only too few and too brief.” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-04-22 03:19:33Favorites 3ReTweets 1RETWEET

When they tell you don’t work so hard, look them in the eyes and ask, “are you going to do it for me?”

– 2013-04-21 21:59:44-  

Appreciate myself, I’m Qamarist. Appreciate me, your’re Qamaristic. Appreciate you, you’re youist. I appreciate you, I’m youistic.

– 2013-04-19 04:38:12-  

Rejection? Exception?! From your inception/ You were an immaculate conception!

– 2013-04-19 02:23:50-  

We are each our own religions: our cells, adherents; minds, theologies; bodies, cathedrals.

– 2013-04-19 01:15:53-  

Too small we are to claim absolute knowledge, yet too large we are to claim ignorance of anything.

– 2013-04-18 15:38:51-  

Love is the warmth of the sun and it is not exclusive. Imagine how the forests would wither if the solar romance was but for one tree.

– 2013-04-16 16:19:04-  

Text are vibrations of photons that comfort eyes. Words: air that comfort ears. Heartbeats, hearts. Embrace naturally contains us for free.

– 2013-04-14 14:37:19-  

Divinity’s in the mind. Despair’s in the heart. If you’ve a mind, you’re a God; a heart, a demon. There’s no side to choose.

– 2013-04-14 13:20:46-  

“May humanity, fraternity, benevolence prescribe our reciprocal obligations…” #MarquisdeSade #PhilosophyInTheBedroom

– 2013-04-14 13:13:57Favorites 1ReTweets 1RETWEET

“That we cannot devise as many laws as there are men must be admitted; but the laws can be lenient…” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-04-14 13:13:00Favorites 1ReTweets 1RETWEET

“it is a terrible injustice..that men of unlike character all be ruled by the same law: what is good for one is not at all good for another”

– 2013-04-14 13:12:40Favorites 2ReTweets 1RETWEET

There’s self and anti-self. We are kernels of electricity, surrounded by a field of momentum of particles. We’re a relationship of nature.

– 2013-04-14 11:04:51-  

Because he has given up helping, he is people’s greatest help.

– 2013-04-06 12:37:50Favorites 14ReTweets 25RETWEET

True words seem paradoxical.

– 2013-04-06 12:37:41Favorites 24ReTweets 67RETWEET

There may be a few wagons and boats, but these don’t go anywhere. There may be an arsenal of weapons, but nobody ever uses them.

– 2013-04-06 12:36:50Favorites 7ReTweets 16RETWEET

“Rather than fatigue your children’s young organs with deific stupidities, replace them with excellent social principles;” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-04-06 12:35:00Favorites 1ReTweets 1RETWEET

“Let a simple philosopher introduce these new pupils to the inscrutable but wonderful sublimities of Nature;” #MarquisdeSade

– 2013-04-06 12:34:32Favorites 1ReTweets 1RETWEET

Life’s never been about what can be lived without. Its always been a quest of what can be lived with. Life’s opportunistic.

– 2013-04-05 04:05:41Favorites 0ReTweets 1

DNA’s hybrid perfection. But spiritual disciples’re like artwork. Each disciple a copy of an original. A faked art, a fraud!

– 2013-04-04 03:09:49-  

DNA is always a perfect hybrid. But a spiritual disciple is like an artwork. Each disciple a copy of an original. Unoriginality a perver …

– 2013-04-04 03:01:17-  

Ridicule’s an abuse of excess attention. Neglect’s the abuse of none at all. Used to either, sometimes we need the medicine of the other.

– 2013-03-29 12:28:52Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Strategists defame strongmen as “brutes”. Strongmen defame strategists as “cheaters”. Both are human.

– 2013-03-29 12:04:38Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Perhaps we cannot sacrifice like Christ because even holy wars’re greedy. But men can be like Avalokitesvara; women, Quan Yin: Full of love.

– 2013-03-28 10:33:54Favorites 0ReTweets 1

下品は上品の元だ。

– 2013-03-28 10:03:58Favorites 0ReTweets 1

内蔵は無いぞ。

– 2013-03-28 10:00:25-  

体は空だ。

– 2013-03-28 09:59:20Favorites 0ReTweets 1

The truth is a pie to which we all own a share. But upon learning each slice has a rich distinct flavor, we choose to play favorites.

– 2013-03-23 13:15:06-  

When you cannot discuss anything on another’s terms, you cannot discuss anything.

– 2013-03-20 03:49:03Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Love confessions are investments of eggs in baskets. All in one and they all may break. But an egg here, an egg there. Love begets chicks.

– 2013-03-19 06:22:48-  

Those who can never share their view from the top can only lead dandruff.

– 2013-03-16 03:06:56-  

Monotheisms, polyrheisms and atheisms are great religions, but their theologies on difference detract from their unitary effectiveness.

– 2013-03-14 05:24:27-  

Faith is the genius of foresight. And Wisdom is the genius of hindsight.

– 2013-03-10 19:45:55Favorites 0ReTweets 1

The same guilt for burning bridges lies in the same place as the guilt for building bridges out of paper.

– 2013-03-08 22:21:02-  

The worst deceit is lying about caring.

– 2013-03-05 16:02:30-  

Eyes pure enough to condemn a commoner are also eyes pure enough to be his salvation. If not, gouge out your eyes.

– 2013-03-03 02:47:19Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Jealousy makes you fall for another’s similarities. Love makes you fall for another person.

– 2013-03-03 00:08:42-  

Marriage and family are about need. Friends and confidants, desire. The former, unspoken. The latter, screamed.

– 2013-03-02 22:52:31-  

If God produced all human behaviour and genetic material, it is blasphemy to deem any of it “unsavory”.

– 2013-03-02 22:29:31-  

Give a heart what it desires. The harshest words cannot revoke good deeds. A conversation cannot cure the longing for touch.

– 2013-03-02 22:21:15-  

Silence “I’ve had it worse”. Life isn’t a competition. Say “I know how you feel” and live a thousand times.

– 2013-03-02 22:19:04-  

Love confined is not love. Hate unrestricted is not hate.

– 2013-03-02 20:02:54-  

The higher our capacity for affinities, the higher our capacity for sincerties.

– 2013-03-02 19:25:12-  

Our human bodies are religion into themselves. Its denominations organs; adherents cells; affinities, heavens; aversions, hells.

– 2013-02-26 08:39:15-  

Which is more effective? Social control via deterrent or encouragement?

– 2013-02-26 07:26:19-  

The wisest men know that God is offensive. And offense is to wisdom as pain is to strength: Good.

– 2013-02-26 03:11:49-  

@Qamarism Poor leadership criticizes people. Rich leadership criticizes laws.

– 2013-02-26 02:52:40Favorites 0ReTweets 1RETWEET

Ridding oneself of a thing because “its unbearable to look at” is the central principle of bigotry. Beauty’s the presence of any detail.

– 2013-02-25 17:04:43-  

They say never insult another’s religion. The Earth has been a religion since before time and still is to some. But see how they waste it.

– 2013-02-25 06:14:53Favorites 1ReTweets 1

When leadership is rich, critique the laws. When leadership is poor, criticize the people.

– 2013-02-23 20:50:42Favorites 1ReTweets 1

I’m not a virgin, though I might be a saint./ Those are my sacrifices, not evidence of taint.

– 2013-02-23 01:05:00-  

Offense’s the pungent odor of stupidity burning. Wittiness is its searing flame.

– 2013-02-22 19:25:20-  

If you always hide your feelings from me, how can I ever confide in you?

– 2013-02-21 11:47:59-  

My erratic behavior can only be attributed to your erratic treatment.

– 2013-02-21 11:42:46-  

Sadistic kindness is what you do for others. Masochistic kindness is in what you let others do for you. One without the other isn’t kind …

– 2013-02-21 06:01:12-  

Privacy dehumanizes.

– 2013-02-21 02:36:23-  

Impersonal communication immolates the humanity of the person being spoken to.

– 2013-02-20 06:29:31-  

Panacea or placebo? Diagnosis or deterrent? Each answer a question. Each question an answer. All exists as a riddle.

– 2013-02-19 22:31:27-  

Hate and Love are both the same thing. Strong and consequentially harsh.

– 2013-02-19 19:31:05-  

How easy to hate the infamous and famous. One never has to know them.

– 2013-02-19 19:29:49-  

(\__/) (.__.) (“) (“)

– 2013-02-18 12:52:48-  

The arms of Quan Yin are like the cilia of your mind. Focus upon one hair and an amoeba will eat you. Move all and momentum’s your saviour.

– 2013-02-18 12:37:46-  

Your mind is a matrices with a million cilium. Qamarism is that phosphorus fluid in which it swims, light as air, dynamic as water.

– 2013-02-18 01:15:34-  

The martyr will shame. The minion will fetishize.

– 2013-02-18 01:02:05-  

Concealed hearts from the start/ only offer sabotage/ even when our words may spark/ insides’ just a mirage.

– 2013-02-15 00:35:33-  

“…not that nice” is not that nice for saying so. Nothing-good-to-say is even worse for not making something up.

– 2013-02-14 23:43:32-  

“Dick” is a pejorative. And it’s noun is inseparable from it’s adjective no matter how subtle be it’s subject.

– 2013-02-14 00:54:00-  

His human body one with his brothers and benign. His seed forever hers but being always apart.

– 2013-02-14 00:30:21-  

Focus upon my attribute and fall into my dynamism. Focus upon my dynamism and land upon my attribute.

– 2013-02-13 23:21:21-  

Sometimes we fall in love with a like person. We’re experiencing an enamourment with a self of future, past or future’s past.

– 2013-02-13 18:34:43-  

Souls salvage security then lament for liberation lustfully seeking an else-self, sanitized.

– 2013-02-13 17:59:40-  

“Blame” is criminal vernacular for one’s own “accountability”.

– 2013-02-13 00:48:39-  

Words telegraph emotions. Emotions are the light of the moon. Let the moon shine upon you.

– 2013-02-12 22:45:55-  

I make an exception for you and your peers. But others I will not. This is not deception. Even the sun eclipses.

– 2013-02-12 18:49:50-  

Sensuality is in everything. But sexuality only exists in cellular division.

– 2013-02-12 16:46:02-  

Reality and the universe are made of compromise. Our souls, thought and emotion. Neither compromise

– 2013-02-12 08:23:27-  

An adult mind that cannor entertain innuendo is obviously not an adult mind. Give it space and time.

– 2013-02-11 22:49:21-  

Love is a concept of blind amplification. That which is limited, reduced, or suspspicious is will never love.

– 2013-02-11 22:38:29-  

The Alpha’s child witnesses it become Beta and concludes somedays as an Omega lead to being a Psi.

– 2013-02-11 05:35:51-  

Supposition on another’s situations’s always nonsensical. Match all of their conditions exactly and you’d turn out the same every time.

– 2013-02-11 05:27:00-  

Our demons are doubts/ our deities are dreams/ at war for attention/ at our hems and our seams.

– 2013-02-10 20:38:49Favorites 1ReTweets 1

Anger is a motivator to realize expectations which were once unrealistic.

– 2013-02-10 06:03:56-  

As long as human societies bear different results, human beings will be different animals.

– 2013-02-10 06:01:39-  

The ultimate marriage is that of DNA. No human polity can compete with nature. Let such social contracts have expiration dates.

– 2013-02-10 02:21:32-  

The storms within individual human bodies rage so loudly the social universe must realign.

– 2013-02-09 21:02:03-  

What we cannot write, we cannot think.

– 2013-02-09 08:07:38-  

The accountability of words are in writing. The accountability of actions in quality of thought.

– 2013-02-09 08:06:36-  

As we’re all someone’s children we naturally inherit their same feelings. Lets make a future based off of their optimisms and reassuranc …

– 2013-02-08 15:20:30-  

Flying buttresses of bone and brawn/ Eucharist of esophagus and sight/ Corpus a cathedral of wisdom and might.

– 2013-02-07 21:59:15-  

Live for infinite affinities.

– 2013-02-07 19:55:58-  

Minds and hearts are not games therefore with they cannot be played. But they can be second guessed, putting everyone in distress.

– 2013-02-07 10:04:54-  

Childhood is a study of responsibility and potential. Adulthood is a study of accountability and endurance.

– 2013-02-07 07:28:56-  

Truthfulness is confused with Righteousness is confused with Narcissism is confused with Confidence.

– 2013-02-07 07:23:19-  

We talk to others the way we’ve been talked to ourselves.

– 2013-02-03 20:21:33-  

If it can be either won or lost, its probably actually all a lie and consequently not worth having.

– 2013-02-02 02:38:44-  

Censored, controlled, obscured? Mustn’t be so vulgar. Publicized, reproduced, translated? Mustn’t be so sacred.

– 2013-01-31 23:14:56-  

Eukaryota and Earth; Humanity and ethnicity; Bacteria culture and petri dish; function and form.

– 2013-01-31 22:00:21-  

There are no weeds in an ecosystem. The rather is an ecosystem.

– 2013-01-31 17:42:07-  

Becoming aged will never equate to becoming a luddite.

– 2013-01-31 12:48:38-  

The neo-malthusian, doomsday idea of overpopulation denies terraforming and agriculture.

– 2013-01-31 12:46:37-  

Love is in your language. What you hate to say is what you’re doomed to become.

– 2013-01-31 11:54:08-  

If women raised boys to pee sitting down, we men wouldn’t have to be bothered by the emotional abuse for the inconveniences of standing up.

– 2013-01-30 19:24:48-  

.. that’s manipulation.

– 2013-01-29 20:53:23-  

Meeting a standard of beauty is often judged as being manipulative. Wrong. Holding someone accountable for your slightest feeling withou …

– 2013-01-29 20:53:22-  

Easy to judge a person in pain as desperate. It reminds you of your own. Harder to ignore your own hurt to hold their hand.

– 2013-01-29 20:50:33-  

Spiritual men don’t cry because we’re weak. We cry because killing those who poisoned the well will only add to it’s impunity. Stop pois …

– 2013-01-26 07:09:50-  

Truthful conversation if full of contradiction: while, however, but, although. Dishonest conversation, however, is always absolute.

– 2013-01-25 19:19:14-  

Watching Korean news. Fukui Japanese is j u s t like Korean.

– 2013-01-24 04:42:17-  

Respect lost was never respect but instead just an empty shell of decorum and fear.

– 2013-01-23 07:13:36-  

Better communication: bad words. Worse communication: bad actions.

– 2013-01-23 06:48:14-  

Good woman: Coy on the entire date. Bad woman: Coy the entire marriage.

– 2013-01-23 06:42:02-  

Good man: will do a n y t h i n g legal to do the job done. Bad man: won’t do a n y t h i n g legal to get the job done.

– 2013-01-23 06:40:55-  

Good anime-geek: immature (yaaay!) Bad anime-geek: pedo (somebody get mah gun!) Lol!

– 2013-01-23 06:38:57-  

Good role model: coaches calmly. Bad role model: criticizes anxiously.

– 2013-01-23 06:34:37-  

us of his slander campaign.

– 2013-01-22 21:22:30-  

Hypchondriosis/ Is the real prognosis/ But doc’s a eugenicist/ Weakness his nemisis/ Money is his game/ Got your women on a chain/ The p …

– 2013-01-22 21:22:29-  

Boy be good, boy be bad, boy still not be a man. Law be old, law be new, law never enough to define him.

– 2013-01-22 19:33:23-  

Sony to introduce new tablet computer to lure customers from Apple, Samsung | http://t.co/wyQD4Ob3

– 2013-01-21 20:27:40Favorites 4ReTweets 23RETWEET

Depression in men – How To Recognize It and What To Do – The first step is seeing it for what it is. http://t.co/bSzBePSK

– 2013-01-21 20:27:22Favorites 2ReTweets 7RETWEET

Faithfulness is a product of time, not eventuality, nor deed nor sin.

– 2013-01-21 19:18:26-  

Speech and words are merely an innocuous displacement of air particles. Violent reaction beyond reply to such signifies a soul in despair.

– 2013-01-21 18:40:53-  

@fox5sandiego Its ideal to create direct and symbiotic relationships between high school and community college to increase resources.

– 2013-01-21 16:17:15-  

@fox5sandiego Police I’m sure are underpaid, over-pressured and understaffed. The public needs create a minimum force ordinance.

– 2013-01-21 16:10:12-  

@GoodMenProject One’s for fun. The other’s obligatory. But whether social or matrimonial and what order is debatable. Bonobo’s don’t care.

– 2013-01-21 16:03:46-  

@GoodMenProject Because they refuse to form gangs like men, lionesses and elephants do. Stay divided, stay conquered.

– 2013-01-21 15:59:52Favorites 1ReTweets 0

Nine Japanese killed in Algerian hostage crisis: government source http://t.co/pIvWwkNG

– 2013-01-21 15:57:53Favorites 11ReTweets 83RETWEET

Tyrants of time aggressively refuse to ask yet passively need to know your schedule.

– 2013-01-20 17:09:02-  

Try seeing the philosophical concept of yin-yang as a spiritual interpretation of biological mitosis.

– 2013-01-20 06:14:26-  

Human relationships are much like the education system. Virtually 50% of the grade is just for attendance itself.

– 2013-01-19 15:59:20-  

*ideal

– 2013-01-17 22:59:21-  

Californiaism: An idea local CA curriculum K-12 should emphasize city-county smarts. The apex with CSU-UC theory and Communi-Voc practicum.

– 2013-01-17 22:58:59-  

グチャグチャやれやれ!

– 2013-01-17 16:02:18-  

Never fear information. It provides an internal order that weathers the external chaos.

– 2013-01-17 16:01:48Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Followers predict wars. Poseurs predict revolutions. A true leader’s earmark’s a penchant for starting evolutions.

– 2013-01-17 15:19:29-  

Awesome. SMS linked to Facebook linked to Twitter. One command, three aggregations. I’ve impressed myself for the day…

– 2013-01-17 05:10:08-  

I was locked out of this account for a while. Finally back.

– 2013-01-17 04:23:03-  

@GreyhoundBus After visiting Japan I was impressed by how their bus and train stations are major retailers. Maybe Greyhound could do it too.

– 2012-08-05 01:25:54-  

@OIGUSPS Japanese Post offices also offer banking, savings and easy access to government bonds. Work with the US Mint to be a service point.

– 2012-08-05 01:09:19-  

@OIGUSPS Another great idea is to aid people in keeping in touch by coordinating greeting card printing and mailing services online.

– 2012-08-05 01:07:37-  

@OIGUSPS Its more beneficial to keep it and loan it out at a fractional cost to local businesses, especially education and agriculture.

– 2012-08-05 01:05:03-  

@OIGUSPS Many high value economies do that. USPS can especially create a market for boutique breweries and alcohol connoisseurs who’d pay.

– 2012-08-05 01:00:25-  

@OIGUSPS Formulate the post office off of 711, Mailboxes Inc., KinkosFedEx and UPS. Offer bill pay, tax filing services, and light retail.

– 2012-08-05 00:57:17-  

@OIGUSPS Invest into local courier systems based on local transport like bus, rail and light rail systems.

– 2012-08-05 00:53:23-  

@OIGUSPS A better idea than to sell the real estate, use it to diversify business. Imitate Amazon or Alibaba and get into web distribution.

– 2012-08-05 00:51:17-  

@portofsandiego Working with land developers to build artificial beaches like Odaiba or Akashi of Japan would better our economy.

– 2012-08-05 00:48:48-  

You’ve got mail — or not. The job destroying attacks on the US Postal Service. http://t.co/hZM4rT6m

– 2012-08-05 00:46:13Favorites 3ReTweets 22RETWEET

Opinion: No Mitt Romney, Mexico is not like Palestine http://t.co/0omeFyXN

– 2012-08-05 00:43:23Favorites 1ReTweets 9RETWEET

When we look at a thing, we must examine its essence and treat its appearance merely as an usher at the threshold #OWS #occupywallstreet

– 2012-08-05 00:40:45Favorites 1ReTweets 1RETWEET

For the PR and HR of any company to not use Twitter for collecting direct, candid opinion rather than just for advertising is an admin fail.

– 2012-08-05 00:35:38Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Both Spanish and California history could be taught if school boards required reading Segas de Esplandian, the namesake of our State.

– 2012-08-04 22:51:12Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Currency depends on industry depends on agriculture. SD County can make more by liberalizing local marsh, canyon and sea farming industries.

– 2012-08-04 21:45:47Favorites 0ReTweets 1

この存在はモヤシ。金は決断して、神経は意味なし。

– 2012-08-04 11:09:08-  

“I’ll pull your crooked teeth/ Make you perfect just like me” –Ava Adore, The Smashing Pumpkins. They suck without the first lineup. Smfh.

– 2012-08-04 04:18:45-  

How can we transform San Diego County tourism into an Ibiza, it’s education into an Oxford, it’s industry into a Tokyo?

– 2012-08-04 04:13:39-  

Buddhist imagination of the day: a literal lotus car. Don’t think of it Scholastic. Think of it aerodynamic.

– 2012-08-04 04:06:44-  

No ones hiding anything from us. We just don’t respect them enough to ask… again. We defraud ourselves.

– 2012-08-02 02:38:42-  

Red, white, blue, black or yellow, I don’t care. How many generations American are you? Ask what state they’re family’s from? Country, last.

– 2012-08-02 02:32:54-  

To cure these still present bouts of restless isolation, I’ll work and socialize more. I’m a “foreigner” no more. “Foreigner” no more.

– 2012-08-02 02:24:36-  

Getting used to an healthy sexually humored office is awkward… A relief, but awkward. My, the websites we protect you and your kids from!

– 2012-08-02 02:16:14Favorites 0ReTweets 1

If she spends her time telling you scary stories, assuage her fear, ignore her words. To cure her paranoia, she needs clarity and quiet.

– 2012-08-02 02:11:32-  

@USATODAYnews Sad how the highest benefits are hoarded for the coupled–gay or straight. America feels the young are undeserving apparently.

– 2012-08-02 01:59:46-  

@USATODAYnews The only biological marriage’s the irreversible merging of DNA. People are fighting over statuses and benefits. Play nicely!

– 2012-08-02 01:56:18-  

@USATODAYnews What makes this a silly issue us that marriage Is a practice that’s varied. No one’s attacking it or cares to.

– 2012-08-02 01:49:51-  

Words are merely the smoke we generate from the engine we call our mind. Only the mosquitos are bothered by it… Did you just hear a buzz?!

– 2012-08-02 01:43:39-  

Kujichagulia: to think, speak, name and create for ourselves instead of being thought, spoken, named and created for by others.

– 2012-08-01 14:59:16-  

Not liking today… This month… This year… Maybe this century even. Its Obama’s fault. I blame Obama.

– 2012-07-29 19:25:16-  

Outside of killing or oppressive violence, never let anyone intimidate you into thinking you don’t deserve fulfillment. We are all divine.

– 2012-07-29 17:37:14-  

that is, an appearance of diversity, but with “actual uniformity.”

– 2012-07-29 15:17:43Favorites 7ReTweets 27RETWEET

without any serious compulsion to follow the party line, the end result comes out pretty much the way he described it –

– 2012-07-29 15:17:34Favorites 4ReTweets 20RETWEET

but they’re free to disregard it. Nevertheless, the outcomes are not unlike what Goebbels describes. Without central authority and ”

– 2012-07-29 15:17:27Favorites 3ReTweets 19RETWEET

Here the press is essentially free to do what it wants. There are efforts on the part of the government to influence the press outcome,

– 2012-07-29 15:17:27Favorites 3ReTweets 21RETWEET

Maori, Tagalog and Hawaiian all seem like inverted versions of Japanese that would be blast to speak and learn. Viva la Oceania!

– 2012-07-29 12:31:33-  

We college grads aren’t competitive. We just want to be trusted, relied upon and collaborated with to make the system 10x better than it is.

– 2012-07-29 12:21:26Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Odyssey Comix copyrighted. Tq LegalZoom!

– 2012-07-29 12:17:51-  

Been going through the whole Lauryn Hill Unplugged album confession BS. But def. without the Edward Scissorhands scary church-lady bit. Smfh

– 2012-07-29 12:15:10-  

American high school is like American football. None of us are better or worse. We merely have specialized skills. We’ve just to be honest.

– 2012-07-29 10:02:23-  

Only thing I wanna do is start a company that brings jobs to Daygo, makes LG the spot to be with a pricey mall, a high school and brainy CC.

– 2012-07-29 09:55:45-  

I think I’ve exorcised most of my demons… For now. So please be kind to me. Anyhow, new goal: I’m gonna gear up for Comic-Con 2013. Watch.

– 2012-07-29 09:29:02-  

Looking back, never doing sports in school and only martial arts outside, I got the dysmorphic idea that my legs were too big.

– 2012-07-29 08:00:55-  

The Hawaiibera is an awesome shirt. I gotta get one if those seeing that I’m a kama’aina.

– 2012-07-29 07:56:15-  

Folks were so silent on men’s issues, when I first JOed, I believed the tv about it being ‘bad’ and would scold my hands in the faucet.

– 2012-07-29 07:53:52-  

Secret to a long life is in conversion of years. Make every ten years equal one. So in that case, I’ll turn three in a decimonth or so.

– 2012-07-29 05:32:20-  

Guten Morgan (sp)

– 2012-07-28 18:14:06-  

@Tsuyoshior Its Taoism: Flip the coin.

– 2012-07-28 09:32:01-  

@Tsuyoshior To see an off turned mind witness a person in a coma on life-support. We must be careful what we wish for.

– 2012-07-28 07:43:35-  

Post workout adrenaline rush passed, I crashed and woke up. Now its kinda late…

– 2012-07-28 07:40:03-  

おにぎり鬼義り

– 2012-07-28 05:48:35Favorites 1ReTweets 0

The xx are like a cross between Depeche Mode, Morrisey and Feist but on a John Lee Hooker audio esthetic… Like UK post-punk trip-hop.

– 2012-07-28 05:34:47Favorites 1ReTweets 0

Ughhhhhh… Restlessness…

– 2012-07-28 05:28:45-  

The XX fuckin’ rock. I need some Daygo rocker friends. Being ‘cool’ all the time is def. not where it’s at. Carpe diem, pendejo. Carpe diem!

– 2012-07-28 05:27:47-  

Steady like an Asian. Verbal like a European. Sensual like a Polynesian. Patterned like an African. Robust like an Amerind. I’m Californian.

– 2012-07-28 05:15:51Favorites 1ReTweets 0

Then there’s another SoCal Amazonian entering the gym so I thought out loud: “Catwoman”. I’m a dork and very satisfied by that.

– 2012-07-28 04:56:27-  

Homie Randy and I’re at the gym and there’s this amazing chick with red hair. So I said “Look, it’s the Black Widow!”. “Natasha Romanoff”!!

– 2012-07-28 04:54:27-  

Is there a lounge in DTDaygo that feels like a seventeenth century opium den in the way that 94.9’s Big Sonic Chill does? That’d be awesome.

– 2012-07-28 04:43:25Favorites 1ReTweets 0

Wow. Mainstream UK sorta told Mr. Romney is full of bloody bullocks.

– 2012-07-28 01:11:10-  

RIP Lupe Ontiveros

– 2012-07-27 17:19:20-  

@GoodMenProject This is a men’s blog. Inverting the question would be more appropriate.

– 2012-07-27 16:34:23-  

Humility is the ultimate moral. Humiliation is the only road to humility. Humiliate yourself or be humiliated by others…

– 2012-07-27 16:26:55-  

Soar like an eagle? And eventually fall hard? Screw eagles. I’ll be a gator. Gators don’t fall.

– 2012-07-27 15:49:43-  

Never get offended. Just give wiser words and more compassion. Lower expectations will always be met.

– 2012-07-27 15:47:24Favorites 1ReTweets 0

“We have too many high sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.” –Abigail Adams

– 2012-07-27 15:11:18Favorites 0ReTweets 1

Realizing religion is like an OS for a person’s psyche. Taoism is binary. Buddhism is C++. Abrahamism is like Linux, Windows and MacOSX.

– 2012-07-26 02:03:25-  

Got a crazy idea for produce adverts. Thinking Matisse and Tahitians with exceptional product placement.

– 2012-07-26 01:44:18-  

@RichAsGates Time for a transfusion!

– 2012-07-26 01:32:57-  

I need art/photo rebellious and confident art/phot model volunteers: fat, skinny, strong. Mr. Lazzara’s class taught me everyone’s awesome.

– 2012-07-26 01:29:48-  

The nature of the Earth is reciprocal, so always remember this: Takes one to know one.

– 2012-07-26 01:07:51-  

I gotta save up or make more so I can get some art projects off the ground…

– 2012-07-26 00:33:28-  

If the other person can’t conjugate “conversation” from noun to verb in all tenses to adjective to adverb, the conversation isn’t with it.

– 2012-07-25 16:59:14-  

When you’ve been raised with the intellectual seriousness as I have and pursued it, too, you need some really jackass shit to relax to.

– 2012-07-25 06:20:53-  

‘Dark Knight Rises’ star Christian Bale visits victims of Aurora theater massacre http://t.co/700oiP5H

– 2012-07-25 06:02:53Favorites 1ReTweets 10RETWEET

After seeing beaches in Monaco with and those 50+ ladies and their gleeful watermelons, I concluded nudity in itself is n o t sexual.

– 2012-07-25 06:02:21Favorites 1ReTweets 0

After having a 60+ old lady public bath attendant see my naked ass in JP, if you’re 18+, I don’t care at all… It ain’t that special.

– 2012-07-25 06:00:11-  

Just saw some white dude praying to the sun god Ra in the parking lot of Miramar 24 hr fitness. Welcome back to humanity BC.

– 2012-07-25 03:10:57Favorites 1ReTweets 0

Getting more disgusted with the Internet everyday I filter it. It needs massive government regulation.

– 2012-07-24 23:43:13-  

The problem of the world is that people rather millionaires than trillionaires, employees than employers, parents than great-grandparents.

– 2012-07-24 21:16:42-  

Instead of holding our system accountable for corruption in its most basic governing units–family and church–we rather target each other.

– 2012-07-24 21:00:39-  

I guess friends and family betray one another because those traits which were the terms of our initial meetings become prisons of our minds.

– 2012-07-24 20:55:23-  

We are not our words. Our words are limitless and free.

– 2012-07-24 20:07:46-  

福井県の冬の間俺は意味の無い人間を考え出した。その考えは毎日の黙想に成って来た。俺は俺の言葉では無い。俺は人ではない。俺は動作に限定の液体だけだ。

– 2012-07-24 20:07:07-  

Deeply saddened by the passing of pioneering astronaut and Californian Sally Ride. She inspired millions to reach for the stars.

– 2012-07-24 09:02:00Favorites 4ReTweets 36RETWEET

Fight words with words while they’re still words. Anything more is very, very unwise.

– 2012-07-24 08:51:36-  

“Hunger hurts, but starving works when it costs too much to love.” — Fiona Apple, “Paper Bag”, When the Pawn…

– 2012-07-24 08:42:36-  

Temple gates adorned with demons obviously house something precious. Temple gates adorned with angels obscure Pandora’s box.

– 2012-07-24 01:44:20-  

Not one mosque in Turkey nor Cathedral in Switzerland I went to was as serene as the complex on Mt. Kouya, Nikou nor Eihei… I’m restless.

– 2012-07-23 08:39:07-  

White collar criminals are stupid. They’ve the resources to better our ecology. People at the lower level are merely silly and emotional.

– 2012-07-23 07:51:08-  

@californianewsn But they’ll still call SE Daygo ghetto with that silliness up there.

– 2012-07-23 07:47:03-  

@AP There is a major story in asking “Who’s read Anders Brevik and how can they be tracked, monitored and stopped?”

– 2012-07-23 07:44:18-  

Brevik and Holmes are demonstrators of a new terrorism akin to Islamic Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Must Christianity be more scrutinized?

– 2012-07-23 07:41:49-  

@Reuters Journalists and criminologist would identify this Christian extremism as “the Anders Brevik Pattern” and begin tracking purists.

– 2012-07-23 07:28:10-  

If your name isn’t Stephen Hawking, you can understand more… Dude’s a quadriplegic. Think about it.

– 2012-07-23 07:21:25-  

To me, Buddhism teaches that the path to “God” is knowledge. To love anything is to know it and suffering, itself, is ignorance…

– 2012-07-23 02:42:03-  

I know folks like to think of SD as the Mediterranean, but wouldn’t Zanzibar be so much more fun?

– 2012-07-23 02:32:09-  

Mom cooked!!

– 2012-07-23 02:27:29-  

@24hourfitness Thanks for improving the San Diego locations. Now vanity seating in the men’s lockers and more staffing would be awesome.

– 2012-07-23 02:25:48-  

The more I talk to my mother, the more her childhood sounds like Huckleberry Finn.

– 2012-07-22 22:43:43-  

Don’t confuse what acutely sides with or against you to be God or divinity. That’s always your or someone else’s ego. Divinity is neutral.

– 2012-07-22 22:27:39-  

The heart and eye’s functions are systemically related: Our eyes are 50% the sky, 50% the mind. Our hearts, 50% our neurology, 50% our mind.

– 2012-07-22 21:46:39-  

I want to disrobe with friends and go to the beach. Not even our ancestral Kumeyaay wore this much clothing. Smh.

– 2012-07-22 21:30:50-  

I still think Christopher Nolan did a beautiful job with Inception. It was an essay on emotional observation, but themed upon the optical.

– 2012-07-22 20:59:48-  

We must be critical of politics, economics, religion, academia, culture and ethnicity because they are systems of, but not for our survival.

– 2012-07-22 20:50:51-  

Profanity itches. Negating a person’s potentials, intelligence, validity, authority, creativity, significance and relevancy scar bone-deep.

– 2012-07-22 20:45:10-  

The pervasive stereotype of “black” SE Daygo obscures its large SE Asian community. Only if we could market Asian hip-hop and reggaeton…

– 2012-07-22 15:47:48-  

Decent tips at Tina’s yesterday evening. Much simpler than Sushi Time ever was. Thank God for a simple menu. Gonna sleep in today…

– 2012-07-22 15:28:06-  

Headlines: Colorado? Check. Batman? Check. Pride? Right… You crazy kids have fun. Haters are merely raging Ms. Garrisons on the inside.

– 2012-07-22 04:34:05-  

When we’re not addressed by name, we’re an exception. When we are addressed by name, we’re exclusive.

– 2012-07-22 04:18:44-  

Dark Knight Rises was awesome. Anne Hathaway pulled off Catwoman despite my doubts. Chris Nolan has to stop recycling actors, though…

– 2012-07-22 04:06:28-  

Quality people question how. Quantity people question what. We do better teaching others how to think instead of what to think.

– 2012-07-22 03:56:31-  

Friendship is an industry. Do business because you like your customer. It’s the only thing that makes their money of any value.

– 2012-07-21 16:33:48-  

The weirdest genre of websites rated today–aside from “adult baby/ adult diaper porn” (fucking eww!): An onslaught of family nudism… Wtf?

– 2012-07-21 01:54:39-  

The mostagical and intoxicating sound on the market out of Barbados isn’t Rihanna. That gold goes to Santigold: punk rock plus power pop.

– 2012-07-21 01:37:33-  

Rhianna has PR intelligence. In a voyeuristic culture, let the paparazzi be yours. Why flee services that are free?

– 2012-07-21 01:34:50-  

To you spies, drama aplenty. To friends, my utmost sincerity and apologies for a lackluster performance.

– 2012-07-21 01:33:33-  

Columbine was in CO too. Wtf.

– 2012-07-20 21:39:49-  

CNN is like extra with–well it used to be bigger words–bigger drama.

– 2012-07-20 21:34:23-  

Passion, initiative, perseverance, competitiveness, desire–are all facets of anger. But unfortunately, so are greed, envy and fear.

– 2012-07-20 08:25:28-  

Every time we say we “hate people” or “love something more” we endorse the extinction of Amerinds, Aborigines and minority ethnicities.

– 2012-07-20 08:19:18-  

#Australian aboriginal youth suicide rates are among the world’s highest so how can communities save them? | http://t.co/GMkMWGAz

– 2012-07-20 08:16:29Favorites 7ReTweets 82RETWEET

The issue with teaching information is that phonological orthography is relative. Words can be breathy, aspirated: “kh”. Or just fast: “k”.

– 2012-07-20 05:35:14-  

There are no insults in this world. There are only truths and half truths. Halve not any truth and no one shall ever feel any insult.

– 2012-07-20 05:29:19-  

Free your Dharma (your word). Mind your Mudra (your delivery). Minimize your Kharma (your cyclic actions).

– 2012-07-20 05:24:17-  

The “angry black male” is a figment of society’s imagination. There is only anger hurled at us both for being male and for being black.

– 2012-07-20 05:12:35-  

An image can skew, especially up close. Correct it: Vacate from that angle and try another… Go right, left, north, south, east, center…

– 2012-07-20 03:36:59-  

Never deflect self-hate, just accept It. No pain, no gain. Rage towards the external originates from self-dissatisfaction smiles can’t fix.

– 2012-07-20 03:25:26-  

Mocking the kid who performs in class with “teacher’s pet” isn’t stopping the bullet train of Karma that tailgates anyone.

– 2012-07-20 03:16:35-  

If I haven’t even raised my voice, simply giving you an imperative, why wouldn’t I find your screaming and slamming to be violent behavior.

– 2012-07-20 03:08:05-  

Playing a game of cards with with a hand illustrated with happiness isn’t a friendly game. It’s a duel.

– 2012-07-20 02:58:48-  

Good tips, no snobs, great music at Tina’s. Otsukare.

– 2012-07-19 18:27:31-  

Most popular now on the site: “Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?” http://t.co/6NTzAE4a by @ferrisjabr

– 2012-07-18 20:44:45Favorites 22ReTweets 42RETWEET

My mom has ultra chic taste in spirits: amaretto, khalua (sp) and Irish creme. With coffee, they make a relaxing drink.

– 2012-07-18 20:35:52-  

Google is on a quest to save the world’s endangered languages http://t.co/aKYpnTCY

– 2012-07-18 16:14:10Favorites 0ReTweets 5RETWEET

Researchers Turn Skin Cells Into Brain Cells, a Promising Path to Better Parkinson’s Treatment, Johns Hopkins Un… http://t.co/ZgqhDsxY

– 2012-07-18 16:13:53Favorites 2ReTweets 4RETWEET

Amazing would be a Taj Mahal stretched across the Great Lakes; Kiyomizu Temple perched upon the Grand Canyon; Notre Dame within Appalachia.

– 2012-07-18 09:31:32-  

It took pepperoni pizza, J. Lassey and Japan to realize that pork, too, is delicious.

– 2012-07-18 07:43:14-  

Each day that passes, the trauma of culture shock goes away. My religious software just needs and the suffering will be at bay.

– 2012-07-18 03:10:54-  

Charlie Sheen Quits Twitter http://t.co/3yY7tYNZ

– 2012-07-18 03:03:45Favorites 0ReTweets 4RETWEET

Free wifi at Staples.

– 2012-07-18 02:59:35-  

Wanna save time in the busy morning for the kids? Pack hygiene supplies in the backpack have them freshen up before class and after meals.

– 2012-07-17 21:25:45-  

Too conservative with plants, they’ll dwarf. Too conservative with children, they’ll cower. Prune to propagate, not prune to amputate.

– 2012-07-17 21:23:34-  

Tumblr’s a little too unregulated. The office has analyzed it as 20-30% NSFW. I’d say 10-20% of it should be reported to the authorities.

– 2012-07-17 02:19:45-  

Put Sandusky in a room full of evidence and two of the victims mothers at a time and lock the door. Rage, guilt or biology will do the job.

– 2012-07-17 02:15:28-  

Opinionated over a topic you’ve read a few of articles about? Ok. Opinionated over a person you’ve had a few convos with? Stupid.

– 2012-07-17 02:09:16-  

Fondness for people never disallows forwardness of your opinions. Its actually integral for mutual advancement.

– 2012-07-17 02:03:35-  

May be on board for Tina’s. Awesome!!

– 2012-07-17 01:56:27-  

Dance our the demons/ Let Eshu mount you/ Rediscover Mawu-Lisa/ Invoke Dahomey’s pantheon through you!

– 2012-07-16 21:13:46-  

Primary Buddhist philosophies: impermanence, interdependence and selflessness.

– 2012-07-15 19:45:16-  

Went to 10 am Buddhist services.

– 2012-07-15 19:44:10-  

Isolation! Iiiisolation!

– 2012-07-15 03:09:59-  

Kitchen sink drain unclogged. Just took failed Draino and a lot of vigorous shoving. I enjoyed the shoving. Hated that pipe design though…

– 2012-07-14 18:09:27-  

The moment you begin thinking about what your friends “are”–the ones you’ve already known–you’ve backstabbed them. Trust is blind.

– 2012-07-14 08:25:02-  

If you want it… From the tiniest sense of an urge–whatever it–you have to go get it. And accommodate your obligations, abundantly.

– 2012-07-14 08:11:49-  

Japanese business owners not hiring directly from the colored collegiate pool goes against the logic of Marcus Garvey AND the 黒龍会。

– 2012-07-14 08:11:47-  

How insane’s it that Tina’s in my neighborhood–the black spot in Southeast Daygo–is Japanese owned… And can’t play Hifana nor employ me?

– 2012-07-14 08:11:47-  

Why does he like Japan so much? Because he found a loophole by internalizing Afrocentricity. Through the roots of the tree, it’s branches.

– 2012-07-14 08:10:36-  

The beauty of truthfulness is that reflects nature. And words naturally will become hypocritical as the earth too is naturally polarized.

– 2012-07-14 02:01:44-  

Let the assholes drive for speed. We’ll drive for stopping distance. When they’ve crashed ’cause of a blow out, we’ll drive around.

– 2012-07-14 01:24:33-  

Even Ebonics has a proper orthography… Fight illiteracy!

– 2012-07-14 01:22:06-  

If wearing one article of clothing makes you look like the opposite sex, you must have a freaky androgynous looking body. Jessayin’.

– 2012-07-14 01:21:30-  

Dictation for Fluency was the worst material to teach from, imo.

– 2012-07-13 19:21:33-  

There’s a drug bust going on two doors down. Apparently a white dealer moved into the hood.

– 2012-07-13 16:49:10-  

Expletives too are positive words. Negative words are “can’t” “don’t” “shouldn’t” “couldn’t” “won’t” and “isn’t”. They negate what follows.

– 2012-07-13 16:15:54-  

Pen, paper, pixels and keyboard exist so you may empty your mind. The FBI can’t track all your thoughts. Couldn’t even stop Timothy McVeigh.

– 2012-07-13 16:10:36-  

Want to read my mind? Read my writings. Reading anything else is just sex, lies and video tape.

– 2012-07-13 16:05:46-  

Was at 24hr yesterday. Fitness is like a video game. After pectoral, calves, hamstrings… Still want to keep the game going.

– 2012-07-13 16:03:36-  

TGIF

– 2012-07-13 15:45:18-  

爪先ナビ!

– 2012-07-11 06:58:17-  

Monkeys have tails. Apes and humans do not. Scientists definitely don’t relate us to monkeys…

– 2012-07-11 06:58:17-  

Going to a factor for pain is like calling a gardener when a tree drops it’s leaves. It’s natural and without it there is no life.

– 2012-07-11 06:58:16-  

City of San Francisco Will No Longer Buy Apple Products http://t.co/NsaRyyRq

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“I am not your rolling wheels/ I am the highway/ I am not your carpet ride/ I am the sky.” –Audioslave

– 2012-07-11 06:54:53-  

We outbursts of minerals, virus, fungi, bacteria, plant and animal cells from a God of the same, powered by a sun, lubricated by water.

– 2012-07-10 00:32:17-  

The negativity of a person can be indicated by their proclivity to use the word “negative”. The “positive” rarely need to use it.

– 2012-07-10 00:24:40-  

Language and behavior are too subjective as indicators of morality. The truest indicators are our regrets in the context of human history.

– 2012-07-10 00:10:54-  

A good way to understand the zombie craze is the debtless calling the indebted “undead”… Innovation revives economies. Not segregation.

– 2012-07-09 23:47:33-  

One creature’s courtesy is another’s inconvenience. True happiness’ in knowing how to recycle the tangible and intangible. Takes work tho.

– 2012-07-09 06:56:44-  

You’ve gotta watch Rocko’s Modern Life. I grew up on it and it’s so full of double entendre and innuendo, Nickelodeon pushed the envelope.

– 2012-07-09 01:30:49-  

I’m extra-hausted (exhausted)!

– 2012-07-08 22:18:42-  

You know you turned Japanese when your unconsciously habitual bowing cues the nissei behind the counter to copy you like you’re his Granpa.

– 2012-07-08 16:22:58-  

The moment we suppress our language, we suppress our imagination. They’re just words. Like Takuan Soho says, the mind must flow.

– 2012-07-08 14:33:21-  

I delete, therefore I tweet.

– 2012-07-08 08:12:56-  

Ever read Shel Silverstine, the guy who published The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic? Read Different Dances. It will astound you.

– 2012-07-08 08:12:20-  

I’ve a love-hate relationship with Ebonics. I wasn’t allowed to speak it, befriended folks that mocked it, but I can orothographize it pro.

– 2012-07-08 06:05:26-  

@_spell the Spanish translation of “live”, as in broadcasted, would be appreciated.

– 2012-07-08 05:42:48-  

Oooooooooooh! Cali has a stock exchange in the works.

– 2012-07-08 05:41:44-  

Pro luchador un la canal 12 es vive! (sp?)

– 2012-07-08 04:37:47-  

Parental love’s known by idealistic teachers who given their all. It’s the remorse felt when they graduate and you’ve nothing more to teach.

– 2012-07-07 21:46:12-  

If our friend sees us unbuckled, we don’t push them out the car. Nor from it do we jump. Why let insecurity do so in friendships.

– 2012-07-06 06:46:57-  

I do greatly loathe the appearance of sophistication nor it’s likeness. I’d much rather the thing itself.

– 2012-07-05 16:25:48-  

Shion would throw his pencil and scream. Nozomi would have a fit when she’d lose. I would have been whipped. The love of Buddhist parents.

– 2012-07-05 16:24:40-  

Many days I curse that my dad handed me Shambalah: Sacred Warrior to read in high school. Why not Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

– 2012-07-05 15:29:04-  

The only creatures with forked tongues are amphibian and reptilian. Humans are merely misunderstood.

– 2012-07-05 15:23:30-  

Strength naturally is a 1:1 ratio of power and control. Both excessive power and insufficient control are weakness.

– 2012-07-05 15:22:02-  

If your question is rhetorical, save the question mark for a period. No one likes a loaded question.

– 2012-07-05 15:15:12-  

@TreeHugger Why just one spot. Why not a cantilever solar roof. Imagine a blue roofed Todai-ji.

– 2012-07-05 15:14:10-  

The most basic technology that sustains us all is agriculture. If a person can’t be trusted to sustain a plant, a person can’t be trusted.

– 2012-07-05 15:10:46-  

Quotations are used for marking something that was said.

– 2012-07-05 15:08:45-  

If we can conjugate it, we can overcome it.

– 2012-07-05 15:07:34-  

Beware people who overuse the phrase “I don’t think”. It indicates how often their brains are in the off position… which is quite often.

– 2012-07-05 15:06:48-  

One human’s pleasure is another’s ordeal. But for certain, your experiences are your most valuable possessions. Appreciate them shamelessly.

– 2012-07-04 17:41:21-  

If one ambushes a dirty male cat into a shower and with the shower nozzle high gives him a thorogh shower, does he make a sound?

– 2012-07-04 17:30:11-  

Make one defecation a meditation. One ingestion, a meditation. One conversation, a meditation. One inebriation, a mediation. Get it?

– 2012-07-04 17:25:00-  

I argue a prayer and meditation in act are equatable. A prayer invokes a divine power. A meditation specifically invokes divine clarity.

– 2012-07-04 17:18:45-  

週中の祝日:掃除の日。

– 2012-07-04 16:33:59-  

. @Sweden Welcomes @Netherlanders to Twitter, when will @Mexico, @Argentina, @Colombia et al join? http://t.co/zP6YQ2gG

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Sometimes a crook reassures to do bad and a guardian frightens to do good.

– 2012-07-03 07:27:50-  

Not all that frighten are bad, and not all that reassure are good.

– 2012-07-03 07:26:14-  

The Buddhist wheel’s ingenious. It’s grid fits the cross, David’s star, the crescent, the ankh, yin and yang and he dikenga.

– 2012-07-03 06:58:38-  

Let’s go! Let’s go! 喧嘩する!大切な物Protect my balls!僕が悪いso let’s fighting! Let’s fighting love!

– 2012-07-01 01:45:19-  

“Conservative”? Time decays all. “Liberal”? Like anarchy! “Progressive”? But Earth goes in circles. To preserve life, say “Propagationist”.

– 2012-06-30 09:05:57-  

The epitome of gratefulness is appreciation. Appreciation is an accruement of value. Valuation takes time and effort.

– 2012-06-28 23:32:21-  

Be extra critical of young parents. Their fields spring either cultivars or cancers.

– 2012-06-28 16:53:52-  

I loved grunge. After studying punk, it’ll be my next pursuit. Actually, why not simultaneously…

– 2012-06-28 14:59:12-  

I want company but I’ve no idea who’d say “yes”…

– 2012-06-28 05:00:52-  

The more you look down on your subordinates, the less a chance they’ll be around for you when you’re down. And trust me, we all fall down.

– 2012-06-27 07:53:57-  

As a perfectionist, when they call you “ungrateful”, hold your ground. You know they forget God is in the details.

– 2012-06-27 03:52:15-  

Working out with my dawg Randy at 24hr once and zoned out. Almost crashed into two Filipinos. Randy: “Watch out. Sandwich.” Me: “Laganisa?”

– 2012-06-27 00:43:03-  

I remember one veteran in his 60s who’d come in every week to check on his case. My boss was like “Sorry, There’s nothing we can do.”

– 2012-06-25 06:38:35-  

“The promotion of a culture of life is most important.” #ListentoMe2012 http://t.co/gtzDqHSY

– 2012-06-25 06:29:26Favorites 1ReTweets 2RETWEET

Gay Coach Fired over Two Goofy Facebook Photos “Proving” He is, Indeed, Gay http://t.co/HG8rXL9U #lgbtq

– 2012-06-25 06:27:49Favorites 0ReTweets 3RETWEET

I desire a local pub, drinking songs and a gang of Yankees, red, white and blue, black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow.

– 2012-06-25 06:04:36-  

My Bonnie lies over the ocean!/ My Bonnie lies over the sea!/ My Bonnie lies over the ocean!/ oh bring back my Bonnie to me!/…

– 2012-06-25 06:01:42-  

John Jacob Jingle Heimer Shmidt! That’s my name too! Whenever I go out/ The people always shout:

– 2012-06-25 05:56:06-  

No matter how much we fought, I miss my big sis cause she’s the only one who I could play silly English word games with. 日本語ならヤスクニ様だ。

– 2012-06-25 05:53:13-  

They drive on the left here but it’s all right.

– 2012-06-25 05:48:27-  

Oppose Internet Censorship! http://t.co/XLCmRaNR

– 2012-06-25 05:47:21Favorites 0ReTweets 2RETWEET

Nursery song: If you’re happy and you know it/ and you really wanna show it/ If you’re happy and you know it/ Crap your pants!/ Crap! Crap!

– 2012-06-25 05:46:57-  

At AMVETS we had a young, confident veteran come in. Our boss told him he’d have play down his confidence for a quality rating. Skeptics.

– 2012-06-25 05:43:13-  

Virtually 75% of my non-black friends have said something offensive about black people and I forgave. I expect the same in return. Always.

– 2012-06-25 03:37:37-  

Why #immigration is a solution, not a problem http://t.co/9EIng9Dl by @StephenKeppel

– 2012-06-24 23:59:41Favorites 7ReTweets 30RETWEET

Remorsefulness is pitiful. Remorseless is criminal. Parenting and teaching are remorseful jobs; youth are victims of another’s existence.

– 2012-06-24 18:42:29-  

Youth exists to be resonated with. Not to resonate with you.

– 2012-06-24 18:25:54-  

Empathy and compassion are never accomplished by comparing horror stories. That’s a shaming process. Hearts are joined in finding resonance.

– 2012-06-24 18:24:29-  

I value veterans who’ve truly sacrificed. But after working at AMVETS I’m weary of those who play to the ratings board. They’ll con you too.

– 2012-06-24 18:11:52-  

Respect is of boundaries. Love is of boundlessness. They contradict one another.

– 2012-06-24 17:37:25-  

As a parent, never give a fuck about if your kids respect you. What matters is if they love you. Love and respect are mutually exclusive.

– 2012-06-24 07:35:48-  

@OccupyArmy That sounds almost like a sociopath justifying a reason to marginalize another’s validity. Flesh and blood make real.

– 2012-06-24 07:11:38-  

A Korean-Japanese friend introduced me to TI. Castle Walls from No Mercy resonated. There’s no one here at all behind these castle walls.

– 2012-06-24 07:08:45-  

Middle school was agonizing. In yearbook Austin punched me in my face, Daniel spit in my face and I endured it… Kept to the comic books.

– 2012-06-24 06:49:40-  

I had a black Outlander backpack in high school and I’d illustrate on my books. I thought Melinda’s Jansport bag was better… name brand.

– 2012-06-24 06:39:03-  

Tonight’s in the doldrums.

– 2012-06-24 06:23:32-  

As I age I realize said words are harsh, but unsaid words are harsher. Even in your positive advance there lies a wake of negative silence.

– 2012-06-24 06:22:39-  

Thinking about the lesson under Maruoka-jo after Ms. Takeda’s late starting, overtime conversation lessons. What a place to live.

– 2012-06-24 06:17:49-  

Sincerity means you may annoy me, disagree, call me names, but if invaders attack, I’ll defend. Niceness means good times only. I’m sincere.

– 2012-06-23 23:43:55-  

It’s amazing how our country has synonymized “real” with lo-fidelity, illogical, lazy pessimism. If that negativity is real, fuck that shit.

– 2012-06-23 16:44:02-  

Revision: If you won’t give me a “Good morning”, I won’t answer any question you have until you do. Respect the order.

– 2012-06-23 15:27:48-  

Japanese news media ignore a 45,000 person protest over the PM decision regarding the nuclear situation. Wtf.

– 2012-06-23 11:20:30-  

Under-acknowledged evil dichotomy: slut-shaming vs fag-shaming. The arsenal of subconcious Satanists everywhere.

– 2012-06-23 04:41:19-  

If that friend hasn’t rejected you over anything, why are you so trigger happy? Oh yeah, it’s ’cause you hate yourself.

– 2012-06-23 04:15:09-  

I swear kids shouldn’t even be trusted with parents or older peers. They need a private 24hr Chuck E. Cheese’s that’s educational.

– 2012-06-23 03:51:39-  

The news is so disgusting right now… All the terms are dirtier than any cuss word could ever be… Even dudes name.

– 2012-06-23 03:49:17-  

Boys be ambitious, girls get aggressive. We’ve gotta save the world cause the Oligarch’s oppressive.

– 2012-06-23 03:20:38-  

Vanity isn’t measured by how much time you spend in the mirror but by how much time you spend being it. Take a long good look yourself.

– 2012-06-23 02:44:06-  

Kindness is not a competition. If you’re quantifying it, you’re doing it wrong.

– 2012-06-23 02:36:09-  

I don’t distinguish between “real” and “fake” friends because I’m not sociopathic enough to say “no” if you’re pinned under a car.

– 2012-06-23 02:28:39-  

Tonight’s in the doldrums.

– 2012-06-24 06:23:32-  

As I age I realize said words are harsh, but unsaid words are harsher. Even in your positive advance there lies a wake of negative silence.

– 2012-06-24 06:22:39-  

Thinking about the lesson under Maruoka-jo after Ms. Takeda’s late starting, overtime conversation lessons. What a place to live.

– 2012-06-24 06:17:49-  

Sincerity means you may annoy me, disagree, call me names, but if invaders attack, I’ll defend. Niceness means good times only. I’m sincere.

– 2012-06-23 23:43:55-  

It’s amazing how our country has synonymized “real” with lo-fidelity, illogical, lazy pessimism. If that negativity is real, fuck that shit.

– 2012-06-23 16:44:02-  

Revision: If you won’t give me a “Good morning”, I won’t answer any question you have until you do. Respect the order.

– 2012-06-23 15:27:48-  

Japanese news media ignore a 45,000 person protest over the PM decision regarding the nuclear situation. Wtf.

– 2012-06-23 11:20:30-  

Under-acknowledged evil dichotomy: slut-shaming vs fag-shaming. The arsenal of subconcious Satanists everywhere.

– 2012-06-23 04:41:19-  

If that friend hasn’t rejected you over anything, why are you so trigger happy? Oh yeah, it’s ’cause you hate yourself.

– 2012-06-23 04:15:09-  

I swear kids shouldn’t even be trusted with parents or older peers. They need a private 24hr Chuck E. Cheese’s that’s educational.

– 2012-06-23 03:51:39-  

The news is so disgusting right now… All the terms are dirtier than any cuss word could ever be… Even dudes name.

– 2012-06-23 03:49:17-  

Boys be ambitious, girls get aggressive. We’ve gotta save the world cause the Oligarch’s oppressive.

– 2012-06-23 03:20:38-  

Vanity isn’t measured by how much time you spend in the mirror but by how much time you spend being it. Take a long good look yourself.

– 2012-06-23 02:44:06-  

Kindness is not a competition. If you’re quantifying it, you’re doing it wrong.

– 2012-06-23 02:36:09-  

I don’t distinguish between “real” and “fake” friends because I’m not sociopathic enough to say “no” if you’re pinned under a car.

– 2012-06-23 02:28:39-  

What gets me excited about ALVH’s that it’s crossing genres of history and horror. It’s a break from our illiteracy induced crap media.

– 2012-06-23 02:12:14-  

Hey kids, big people use expletives to give sarcasm an edge and to save simple clauses from understatement: i.e., “fucking insatiable!”

– 2012-06-23 02:07:51-  

Asking someone to accept you when you refuse to accept yourself is the ultimate deceit.

– 2012-06-23 01:10:31-  

It takes 82cal/hr to text. It takes 68cal/hr to talk. Sincerity is aching of effort. It takes more effort to text.

– 2012-06-23 00:49:39-  

Giving your kids “more than you have” is vain. Spend it loving them “more than you were loved”. Quality time’s a precious, irrevocable gift.

– 2012-06-23 00:23:04-  

Rated in Japanese today and rate dropped to 50%. Sheesh…

– 2012-06-23 00:04:24-  

28まで他者に誠実、誠実は自分に28からです。

– 2012-06-22 12:38:50-  

北米男子は連れションが無理理由は社会である役割として皆時間の百%生的な性格があるはずそうだ。だが、皆その振りやっているやろ。中にYMOの「Superman」の歌詞を考え出させて「I don’t want to make love」って言う瞬間が普段。

– 2012-06-22 12:29:02-  

連れションって若いアメリカ人が男子なら、全くわからへんやろ。もう競争し過ぎてすでに「ゲイ」パラノイアあるので純粋に何でも出来ないやな。

– 2012-06-22 12:14:17-  

甘月のマイちゃんが可愛かったね。アキちゃんも‼ここの女子は可愛らしいが嫌いから大変よ。何時もセクシーはどんどん激しくなるわ。

– 2012-06-22 12:01:12-  

サンディエゴの男性なら命は大変。若い内に責任を守っても他者は理解してくれなかった。でとしをとってから皆は責任が多くてまだ理解してくれない人間が多い。

– 2012-06-22 11:52:39-  

日本語を勉強した理由は国民よりも上手に成りたかったからではない。理由は俺の自分の国語は意味も感情が減らして来た。言える言えない言葉は心理的な刑務所に成って来た。

– 2012-06-22 11:43:29-  

Don’t frustrate yourself and take it out on me. If you chose to be satisfied earlier, we’d have no problems at all right now.

– 2012-06-22 02:33:59-  

Dissection of giant arctic squid on PBS. It’s outta this world.

– 2012-06-21 06:31:56-  

In life, when you don’t get something, don’t be a moron; ask a question. And in life if they don’t get, don’t be a snob; explain.

– 2012-06-20 16:44:55-  

Waiting on the first paycheck when accounts are at zero is demoralizing marathon.

– 2012-06-20 16:42:50-  

Sending out prayers for Sgt. Michael Lassey, surviving an IED and in critical condition.

– 2012-06-20 04:00:14-  

A gripe about the complainer rather than the complaint’s the same as a gripe about the teacher rather than the lesson. It misses the point.

– 2012-06-19 17:11:25-  

田中ヤスタカ is a music production virtuoso.

– 2012-06-19 08:04:27-  

@RuralED Simply by aligning school boards and educational institutions with the Wikipedia foundation, US Education can advance.

– 2012-06-18 13:14:02-  

Lovejoy was a great series on PBS.

– 2012-06-18 06:13:55-  

I’m allergic to our cat 🙁

– 2012-06-18 06:04:12-  

What Obama’s immigration move means for undocumented youth: http://t.co/MGfViCnI

– 2012-06-18 06:02:46Favorites 2ReTweets 12RETWEET

Coming from another culture, people say you distance yourself out of pride. Nope. It’s ’cause rejection pains you into choosing confidence.

– 2012-06-18 06:02:23-  

The dude from Dark City was a pom. I wish my English was throaty and seductive like a pom…

– 2012-06-18 05:15:34-  

God, I missed Masterpiece Theatre!

– 2012-06-18 05:11:34-  

Tonight will end in a nightcap of PBS’ Masterpiece theatre as my father raised me on. Good story, good direction, good English.

– 2012-06-18 05:04:09-  

Mr. Cu is a godsend for saving me from my own isolation.

– 2012-06-18 05:02:57-  

Mr. Buyo picked has an awesome taste in apartment and an older bro. who knows botanics well.

– 2012-06-18 05:01:39-  

Mr. Buyo’s girlfriend taught me orange slices go great with light beer as lime does with medium.

– 2012-06-18 05:00:20-  

Mr. Forsythe is the greatest unsung barber I know.

– 2012-06-18 04:59:08-  

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. is really interesting. It tells me why when I look in your eyes, I know you’re so much more.

– 2012-06-18 04:56:08-  

If together you’ve never sat around naked and asexually there will be grounds for distrust.

– 2012-06-17 20:00:08-  

A luchadore detective game would be so awesome to play.

– 2012-06-17 19:24:08-  

Fun again on channel 12!

– 2012-06-17 06:59:05-  

If you propagate a thing, you spend less energy trying only to conserve it.

– 2012-06-17 05:37:30-  

It’s stupefying how young the USA is and how many states choose cultural preservationism over cultural innovation and propagationism.

– 2012-06-17 05:36:47-  

Differentiating weird from normal is as vain as fighting molecular diffusion. Just enjoy it for the happiness others get out of it.

– 2012-06-17 05:12:27-  

Sometimes the only way to understand our hearts is to word them and let them flow into the air passively until we hear something refreshing.

– 2012-06-17 04:54:30-  

An American my age or older who didn’t find Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Reading Rainbow or any KPBS kids programs enriching is suspicious.

– 2012-06-17 04:45:31-  

I think I’m in love with Kyarypamyupamyu きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ。It’s like teaching the Hello Song or playing Musical Chairs in a pop act.

– 2012-06-17 04:39:43-  

Human societies should be as safe, stable and forgiving as a preschool.

– 2012-06-17 04:35:13-  

If you get any benefit proprietarily back in return from it, it is neither true help, true altruism nor true grace.

– 2012-06-17 04:30:58-  

If the US Governments planned things off a Nintendo format, we’d all be much happier.

– 2012-06-17 04:19:40-  

Iiiiiiiiiii wanna go to a sixties styled club like the one on channel 12 right now. Their liberalness is so conservative.

– 2012-06-16 08:51:51-  

Sans regret, these days it takes me 3 to 6 months with regular interaction to get know people. And it resets to 2 to 4 after a year hiatus.

– 2012-06-16 05:37:31-  

I only excuse Ebonics when properly punctuated with apostrophes and good phonetic spelling.

– 2012-06-16 05:24:32-  

Everones sexy on channel 12. Wtf. I swear I saw a 70s film version of Three’s Company. A gray hair was ballin’ with two chicas. Crazy man.

– 2012-06-16 05:23:38-  

I really believe religious institutions need regulation in ensuring the employment of people in the liberal arts and social sciences…

– 2012-06-16 05:20:39-  

If you type with corrective annotations, you’ll always be right… Like showing your work in a math class.

– 2012-06-16 05:15:45-  

You know you’re a San Diegan when your best weekends are watching “por tu canal”! (sp).

– 2012-06-16 05:14:44-  

Anyone wanna hang out with a pack of Pabst and watch channel twelve en espanol?

– 2012-06-16 05:13:43-  

“I think, therefore I am” is an unproveable and unaccountable statement. I speak, therefore I am.

– 2012-06-16 05:12:23-  

Government only frightens those incapable of governing well themselves, let alone others.

– 2012-06-16 05:12:23-  

禺ッラ~ブ!♪

– 2012-06-16 05:12:22-  

@TsuyoshiOrihasi Hella cool! Shigeroo!

– 2012-06-16 04:35:53-  

A dog walking backwards is still a dog. So a Satanist is still a Christian… Just backwards and full of shittier theology than usual.

– 2012-06-15 14:35:33-  

The Spanish burned our ancient Americans’ codices because words, like DNA resurrect identities. Identities make a civilization.

– 2012-06-15 14:04:47-  

Each linguistic permutation of a script unmastered puts you closer to the fossils in the Smithsonian. Words? Actable. But acts? Unwordable.

– 2012-06-15 14:00:28-  

If confiding your thoughts into a composition of clauses is tedious, who do you expect to have confidence in you? A lover? A child?

– 2012-06-15 13:53:01-  

Words are beautiful. Don’t be intimidated by spellings and dictionary entries. You are your words. Let them be confident.

– 2012-06-15 13:41:51-  

The sound of mourning doves in the morning. A fleeting peace. Daylight comes.

– 2012-06-15 13:39:53-  

Ectomorphic obese or endomorphic bodybuilder, your are art-worthy. Know your body culminates millennia of God’s organic engineering.

– 2012-06-15 13:37:10-  

Missing great aunt Cleora and great grandma Elnora right now. Aunt Cleese would humor Andrina and me by removing her dentures.

– 2012-06-15 12:51:40-  

Happy 4:44 AM. The hour of death has come and gone again.

– 2012-06-15 12:45:36-  

The amount of my opinion seems to ebb and flow like tide pools affected by the gravitational pull of the moon.

– 2012-06-15 12:44:08-  

Grossmont, Downtown and Miramar @24hourfitness are gems. But College and Imperial need mote bilingual signage and more staff. Hella ghetto.

– 2012-06-15 12:42:35-  

It’s impossible to be loyal to any child not any adult if you can’t be loyal to your own childhood first. Those memories sustain us.

– 2012-06-15 12:25:46-  

Want to go to the gym and work on quads and calves with squats, but it’s late… Decisions, decisions…

– 2012-06-14 07:28:31-  

Mind when Little Richard sported make up, curly locks, high on rocks and did anything that walked–old folks called those the good ol’ days.

– 2012-06-14 07:02:32-  

“Age doesn’t make you forgetful. Having too many stupid things to remember makes you forgetful.”

– 2012-06-14 05:52:09-  

Want to test the grace of a guest? Keep your home shitty and your appearance unkempt. If they flinch, they’re Judases.

– 2012-06-13 17:12:22-  

Slow and steady winds the race. Fast and erratic just makes waste.

– 2012-06-13 17:09:30-  

When SDGE contractors visit. Instead of “May I turn on the light in here?” it’s “Don’t you have a light?”. Bad Spanish begets bad English.

– 2012-06-13 17:06:34-  

“The world seemed incomprehensible and crazy, but then I realised opulent sociopaths were running it; now everything makes perfect sense.”

– 2012-06-13 06:12:38-  

Previous gardener weed-whacked our yard to death each month for $30! WTF. Anyone could do an imperial bonsai treatment instead for free.

– 2012-06-13 06:00:58-  

Hot Latina on channel 12!

– 2012-06-13 05:52:17-  

@RichAsGates Great ideas, like veins and stomata, inherently form on a plexus.

– 2012-06-13 05:49:41-  

If spending your time not complaining is so positive, then you should be 100x richer than Jay Z by now. God knows his music’s 100% happy.

– 2012-06-13 05:47:35-  

Remember, if someone uses a characterization of the opposite sex to insult the rest of humanity, their self-esteem is -50%.

– 2012-06-13 05:00:02-  

Thinking about Great Grandma Elnora, Great Aunt Cleora, Grandma and Grandpa Allen. They mention you rarely, but you matter to me everyday.

– 2012-06-13 04:41:53-  

Let children be judicious. Let teenagers be cynical. And let adults be idealistic. Teach judgement. Teach sarcasm. Teach sacrifice.

– 2012-06-13 01:53:38-  

@YodaTrading And people who can’t use chopsticks are more likely to suffer from gangrene or lack of insulin.

– 2012-06-13 01:45:54-  

If they call you inconsiderate and disrespectful remember they are voicing their fear and depression. You are liberated and courageous.

– 2012-06-13 01:26:23-  

If they call you spoiled or conceited remember they are only voicing jealousy which is based in their cowardice and despair. You are loved.

– 2012-06-13 01:24:05-  

If I verbally respond to you without physicality–even sparingly–there is respect and love… Remember that.

– 2012-06-13 01:20:21-  

Amazing how people obsess over respect and fear, even confusing them for one another, never realizing neither have a thing to do with Love.

– 2012-06-13 01:14:31-  

Anyone born post 1960 be grateful for skinny jeans. A lotta y’all wouldn’t have been born had your mom not secretly peeked your dad’s junk.

– 2012-06-13 00:24:32-  

“No matter how big and bad you are, when a two-year-old hands you a toy phone, answer it.” –anonymous

– 2012-06-07 08:07:35-  

Anger’s cured by sanctuary; loneliness, attention; jealousy, sharing; vengeance, understanding; lust, affection; pain, pleasure. Reach out.

– 2012-06-07 04:31:26-  

I’m a very sensitive guy… Sensitive like Bruce Banner or maybe the Joker.

– 2012-06-07 04:23:38-  

RIP Ray Bradbury. You made film as lit awesome.

– 2012-06-06 15:51:28-  

When I am dark, they say “lighten up”. When I am light, they say “darken down”. They are tyrants.

– 2012-06-05 12:17:57-  

Peanut butter stew and squash with hot soju. Perfect dinner. A little WestAf, a little SoKor, all good.

– 2012-06-05 05:39:37-  

South Park is so stupid it’s hilarious. Always a good break from thinking.

– 2012-06-05 05:03:22-  

As a San Diegan, we are entitled to the mountains and the sea, the deserts and the valleys. Our county colors are red, white and green.

– 2012-06-05 02:48:53-  

Lost a solider in Afghanistan. RIP. TG it wasn’t Sgt. Lassey or Sgt. Peters.

– 2012-06-05 01:33:34-  

I’m sure. The style. Of speech. I choose. To you. May appear. Vile. And yet. The style. Of speech. I choose. Is actually. No style.

– 2012-06-05 00:52:34-  

Zion Marketplace has cheap soju, bottomless kimchee, cheap beef and plenty of veggies. Pure joy ni da!

– 2012-06-05 00:48:11-  

Be like Brother Gopher. He likes in the soil, eats tubers, grubs and insects. Gopher knows humility.

– 2012-06-05 00:38:50-  

First day at job. Went well. Very laid back. It’ll let me ease into the Japanese.

– 2012-06-05 00:35:22-  

On 60 Minutes Neo-Nazi son murders Neo-Nazi father. Ethnic enclaves are our asset. It’s global corporate prostitution that’s our cancer.

– 2012-06-04 03:41:56-  

But all classes in all class societies invariably put the political criterion first and the artistic criterion second #OWS

– 2012-06-04 02:30:18Favorites 0ReTweets 2RETWEET

“Just check out Shakespeare, or world history of the last 5 thousand years. There is nothing new under the sun.” — http://t.co/yFmfXtwy

– 2012-06-04 02:28:05Favorites 2ReTweets 3RETWEET

Someone dies everyday. Someone is born everyday. Which is bigger news to you?

– 2012-06-04 02:25:41-  

Even the trunk of a drooping Chinese elm does not extend beyond her branches. Progenitors are to relax under the canopy of their progeny.

– 2012-06-03 21:03:36-  

Any human resource department doing it’s job correctly is recruiting the best from both local high schools and colleges.

– 2012-06-03 20:56:31-  

http://t.co/RPbNSAQs

– 2012-06-03 20:54:32-  

Be honest with yourself. Be honest with your kids. Your best years you never get back. Instead of empty dreams we need blatant sincerity.

– 2012-06-03 05:35:12-  

“You know what poison is? An eight year old girl, full of deceit. That’s poison! Jen! My only family… My only enemy.” –Very deep, CTHD.

– 2012-06-03 05:17:41-  

CTHD is about a upper-middle class WAFM (white Asian female Manchurian) wanna-be thug rampage with a glock.

– 2012-06-03 05:03:47-  

I think Li Mu Bai did du mon hung with a sword in CTHD. Movie would be great with a Jade Fox prequel.

– 2012-06-03 04:06:29-  

Had pho at Panda Restaurant, weeks ago. Quite good and maybe the only in Lemon Grove.

– 2012-06-03 03:32:03-  

It’s funny. One message of CTHD is that no matter your place, you must hold it in society–peacefully.

– 2012-06-03 03:25:27-  

Ah, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Nothing like a subtitle with scale, two great Hong Kong actors and a score of depth by Yo Yo Ma.

– 2012-06-03 03:21:06-  

I still the we Yankees should use Ben Franklin’s orthography for privacy from the frogs and the poms. Oh US, prostitute not to the world!

– 2012-06-02 23:49:50-  

I’m pretty sure the significance of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and Nazca was aquatechture. Even to this day water distribution is imperative.

– 2012-06-02 22:20:37-  

Judging others for trying too hard’s like smashing appleseeds for sprouting. How else will they be a tree without the stages in-between?

– 2012-06-02 22:08:08-  

Kindness isn’t indicated by actions as much as it is indicated by the quality of standards you keep and the degree of deviation you allow.

– 2012-06-02 20:29:08-  

Dissatisfied with your childhood you buy your children toys, when they want societal duties you fear, yet still you busy them with busywork.

– 2012-06-02 20:11:35-  

Hinduism focuses on karma, which maintains the stratification. Buddhism focuses on dharma–the teaching. Karmic thought’s not progressive.

– 2012-06-02 06:26:36-  

John Malkovich is an acting genius. Pretty sure he’ll be the next Christopher Walken as far as generation gap pop-cult followings go.

– 2012-06-02 06:04:43-  

What I’d give for an easy going friday evening with friends…

– 2012-06-02 02:23:14-  

The youngest of a household has the most genuine sense of appreciation simply because their experiences are the newest and most unjaded.

– 2012-06-01 18:50:07-  

Maturity means you can rid all your anger in a cuss word–which they are designated–and never spite or violence. Spite is vengeful too.

– 2012-06-01 18:25:45-  

In all ateji for romaji, let’s just say “vinegar (酢)”.

– 2012-06-01 18:22:00-  

County should mimic State should mimic Nation.

– 2012-06-01 16:34:47-  

Had California a compulsory state literature, for namesake, Las Sergas de Esplandián (The Adventures of Esplandián) would be indispensable.

– 2012-06-01 11:40:05-  

Had CA a pledge of allegiance, I’d use “California, Sweet Homeland of Mine”; had a state anthem, “I Love You, California”. @JerryBrownGov

– 2012-06-01 11:06:28-  

Why does California have a state tartan rather than kimono, poncho or even a kente? We’re not all Scottish. I think it should be expanded.

– 2012-06-01 10:48:33-  

California’s independence day from Mexico is June 14th.

– 2012-06-01 10:37:27-  

Never give up. Enjoy both pleasure and pain. Fight until you’re out of limbs to thrash and until you are irrevocably unconscious.

– 2012-06-01 01:03:19-  

Trusting your folks is 25% good. Grandfolks 50% better. Great-grandfolks 75% best…

– 2012-06-01 00:14:14-  

I’m pretty sure the Reagan agenda was a eugenicist one back then.

– 2012-05-31 23:41:34-  

I found rhizomes today!! I wonder if they’ll grow…

– 2012-05-31 23:40:53-  

Confucian society keeps us reassured to make sure we are productive. Freudian society keeps us fearful so we are always consumptive.

– 2012-05-31 23:18:10-  

The remorse is the root of the apology; vengeance the root of the violence; joy the root of the jubilee; contentment the root of the peace.

– 2012-05-31 18:55:47-  

Some labels are objective, positive and useful: black, professional, Californian. Others useless, negative and subjective: old, poor, smart.

– 2012-05-31 14:07:18-  

Going crazy waiting to see Prometheus.

– 2012-05-31 05:53:16-  

Men like me aren’t affected by our esteem as much as we are merely innate wingmen. Share your goal and we’ll help build a road.

– 2012-05-31 04:46:12-  

Employablity over enjoyabilitu. Employable keeps your profit margin. Enjoyable keeps your delusion. Profit buys food. Smiles buy smiles.

– 2012-05-31 00:46:26- 

As the younger in any household beware. When the oldest angers you will feel the pain.

– 2012-05-30 21:44:10-  

A parent with past dishonesties and lack of a push to perpetually reform will always be distrusted by children.

– 2012-05-30 21:40:16-  

Ageism is a social ill. Even in the least racist home, age-rank is used to intimidate and frighten. Only use logic. Even chimps use logic.

– 2012-05-30 21:18:53-  

“I’m smart; you’re dumb. I’m big; you’re small. I’m right, you’re wrong. And there’s nothing you can do about it.” Danny DaVito in Matlida

– 2012-05-30 21:16:27-  

The more pragmatic your communication and style becomes, the less sincerity it actually expresses. But out sentimentality, we repeat words.

– 2012-05-30 20:48:24-  

The morose hate to argue. But the intelligent live to discuss.

– 2012-05-30 04:46:12-  

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The Art of Photocounseling

A CBT Approach to Photography

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Bela Dornon at NothingSacred.com‘s Elements, FleshBots, Naked Men Talking Series, and more. (San Diego)

When we participate in photographing and being photographed we are also engaging in mirror-gazing, but in a positive and prolonged fashion. Artistic figure modeling allows us to understand the plastic nature of our bodies and how we have enough power over our aesthetic to affect all the formal artistic principles such as negative and positive space, symmetry, radial balance, color theory, mood, etc. In the nude we find liberty and separation from both our form and sexuality. We find out which parts of our bodies imbue us with strength or which parts imbue us with vulnerability. And like any practice in Mindfulness, photography freezes that moment in time so that we can meditate upon it and seek enlightenment. It allows us to realize that we have no “flaws” but instead just rich, meaningful detail which we can accentuate as loudly or as quietly as we’d like.

My photographic approach at QABPROSERV,COM focuses on these aspects in Western psychological health, Eastern awareness and African-American creative channeling. As a working model for several years, I share my personal guidance on physical awareness, poise, libidinal expression, spiritual inspiration, professional negotiation, masculinity and more. This information is also accentuated by professional-level education in Linguistics, Arts, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and traditional Korean Martial Arts. And to top it off, I include my cultural intuition and understanding about the nature of Artist and Muse via my African-American heritage that has a lineage traced from Negro Spirituals and Hoodooism to the Continental source of Vodun, spiritual mounting and masquerade.

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Incorporating philosophy, counseling and arts has been a evolutionary process built off of professional training and experience spanning martial arts, visual arts, education, counseling and academia. My modeling experience includes simple fashion, editorial, traditional life drawing, highly adult erotica. One of the most valuable lessons I have been able to apply from counseling is understanding Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy as they apply to human capacity. Not only is my physical artistry inclusive of a second degree black belt in martial arts and cross training in yoga and weightlifting, my formal education on the arts includes curriculum on the Renaissance, modern art, Japanese art from Osaka University of Arts and a rich philosophical basis in Pan-African arts. As a model not only do I bring the sensual mastery of my body, I also bring a sophisticated epistemology of aesthetics.

Read more on my unique philosophy on modeling on the long-running blog Favorite Hunks.


① Marketing Sessions:

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This session is more casual and allows you to capture and develop your general professional image. Much like fashion analysis, this allows you to cover the general gamut of your confidences and also gather personal data on your own psychology with an assortment of optional exams. like DiSC, Myers-Briggs, RIASEC, etc. The session includes portrait, body measurements and figure analysis.

This session is ideal for individuals interested in fashion photography or just developing professional images for their job search.

Marketing Sessions are prerequisite for sessions 2 and 3 unless a supplementary portfolio is provided.

1. Application Interview/ 2. Assesssments/ 3. Video Interview & Headshots


② Physique Sessions:

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This utilizes photography to give you an analytical view of your form and assess what you like and where you’d like to improve. Combined with my own philosophical health and fitness approach Gekkyoudou™, we’ll develop strategies you can implement including establishing concentration areas of isolated resistance training; specific limbering exercises for maintaining musculoskeletal health; all-context confidence building exercises to be exhibition-ready in any public arena; and lastly styling and fashioning aesthetics, focusing on what male styling–hairstyle, body hair, body art, fashion, etc..–are ideal is establishing your brand and aesthetic.

Physique Sessions are prerequisite for session 3 unless a supplementary portfolio is provided.

1. Baseline Training/ 2. Gekkyoudou Tutorial/ 3. Physique Shoot


③ Boudoir Sessions:

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We arrange an evening and review some basic poses and angles for photography. And then strategically catch the allure of the model using the natural early morning light. For professional reasons the boudoir session cannot be hosted in-studio. However in the private environment, confidentiality can be maintained along with the signature of liability release and waiver. The session allows you to bridge the gap from simplistic intimate awareness as an individual to becoming the exhibitionist channel of confidence that an artist’s muse exudes about even the most private aspects of their bodies. In this we create an environment where you feel appreciated, valuable and substantial about your entire physical geography. This photography incorporates principles of intimacy following a format as close to the principles of the International Professional Surrogate Association as possible–an ethical foundations I admire and aspire toward.

Boudoir Sessions are ideal for actors, performers and bodywork professionals who are actively marketing in their profession and want to maintain a sharp awareness as they are both spokesperson and technician behind their brand.

Marketing and Physique Sessions are prerequisite for session 3 unless a supplementary portfolio is provided that demonstrates both Marketing and Physique,.

1. Intimacy Assessment/ 2.  Pose tutorial/ 3. Boudoir Shoot


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“I think part of being masculine is not needing to prove it and not needing to answer for it.”

–Corey Stoll

Not Just A Woman’s Problem

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According to the Phillips, et al. studies have indicated that as much as 43% of American men have dissatisfaction with their bodies and its subsequent appearance (Phillips 2001). The research finds that men seek non-psychiatric treatment like plastic surgery, dermatology, supplements, fitness, etc., often under the impression that there is an ever evasive “defect” about their bodies. Many men are reported to spend large amounts of time seeking treatment for their skin; seeking plastic surgery; or obsessive detail in their exercise and diet. The research notes “Men with body dysmorphic disorder are most commonly preoccupied with their skin (for example, with acne or scarring), hair (thinning), nose (size or shape), or genitals.” (Phillips 2001, p1).

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The manifestation of these obsessive problems contribute to body dysmorphic disorder/ dysmorphophobia and muscle dysmorphic disorder/ “bigorexia”. “Bigorexia” can be especially unique in that men who experience it are not only muscular, but sometimes exceptionally or ideally muscular (Pope 2005). In all cases, the condition can often be noted as disabling when it impairs socialization, job performance, attaining employment, quality of mental health; and has significantly lead to the abuse of anabolic steroids, severe isolation or even suicidal ideation (Phillips 2001, p1). In a another study even the increased likelihood of violent behavior was also suggested (Lucas 2002). The evidence that a healthy self-image for men is an absolute necessity rather than just a narcissistic luxury is more than apparent.

Learning How to Look Again

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Fortunately Phillips et. al. also indicates that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is also as effective in establishing healthier body norms as the use of medication (Phillips 2001, p2). Veal supports an approach for CBT that creates a healthy ethic when we mirror-gaze composed of several points:

1) “Use mirrors at a slight distance and use ones that are large enough to show most of the body”;

2) “Focus attention on the reflection in the mirror rather than on how you feel”;

3) “Use a mirror only for an agreed function (e.g. shaving, putting on make-up) and for a limited period of time”;

4) “Use a variety of different mirrors and lights rather than sticking to the one you ‘trust’ “;

5) “Focus attention on the whole of your face rather than on selected areas”;

6) “Do not use mirrors that magnify”;

7) “Do not use ambiguous reflections (e.g. windows, the backs of compact disks or cutlery)”;

8) “Do not to use a mirror when you feel depressed: try to delay essential use until you feel happier or find other things to do until the urge to mirror-gaze has passed” (Veal 2001, p 131).

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Washio Taro (Osaka & Tokyo)

Veal essentially outlines an approach on how to look at ourselves aesthetically. Just as in art appreciation, even with ourselves, there is a formal and trained way to look. We have to understand it is not just the arrangement of paint or shapes on a canvas or plane–nor is it just the configuration of skin, fat, muscle and bone structure around our souls–but its also the story, emotions, thoughts and meanings that make the aesthetic and value. Veal finds the fundamental flaw in thought is “overgeneralization in which the ‘self’ is identified only through the external appearance (the person is an aesthetic object) and all other values and selves are diminished.” (Veal 2001, p131) And rightly so, we are more than an aesthetic object. Like all artwork we are objects of meaning that coincidentally also hold an aesthetic value over which we have significant influence.

Citations

Phillips, K. A., & Castle, D. J. (2001). Body dysmorphic disorder in men : Psychiatric treatments are usually effective. BMJ : British Medical Journal, 323(7320), 1015–1016.
Pope, C. G., Pope, H. G., Menard, W., Fay, C., Olivardia, R., & Phillips, K. A. (2005). Clinical features of muscle dysmorphia among males with body dysmorphic disorder. Body Image, 2(4), 395–400. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2005.09.001
Lucas, P. (2002). Violence may be serious in men with body dysmorphic disorder. BMJ : British Medical Journal, 324(7338), 678.
 
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Spiritual Aesthetics: Gekkyoudou

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Samadhiraja Sutra

The Moon Lamp Sutra (三摩地王经):

“There are, O monks, these three feelings: pleasant feelings, painful feelings, and neither-painful-nor-pleasant feelings.” A disciple of the Buddha, mindful, clearly comprehending, with his mind collected, he knows the feelings [1] and their origin, [2] knows whereby they cease [3] and knows the path that to the ending of feelings lead. [4] And when the end of feelings he has reached,
such a monk, his thirsting quenched, attains Nibbána.”[5]

–Samádhi Sutta, Concentration Translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika Thera

What is Gekkyoudou?

Gekkyoudou (月教道) is a martial arts approach I have formulated over my years of training as a child, initially in the Korean martial art, Tang Soo Do (唐手道)・ Soo Bahk Do(手搏道)・Moo Duk Kwan (武徳館). In studying Korean martial arts, an understanding and scholarly apptitude becomes central. And even in testing for your black belt (dan) the Soo Bahk Do Federation requires the study of the text written by its Grand Master Hwang Kee in order to pass and make rank. Perhaps in these early experiences, I was already being prepared to become a scholar in Asian linguistics… Nonetheless, in my development of my own martial arts aesthetic, I too delved into etymology and nomenclature to identify the uniqueness of my disciplinary approach.

Gekkyoudou comes from the combination of three Chinese characters (kanji in Japanese or hanja in Korean).

月 = Moon

教 = Teaching

道 = Way/ Path

It is important to note that China has been and continues to be somewhat a Rome of the Eastern Eurasian continent. Although there have been recent conflicts like both England and Japan’s domination at the turn of the century, these are tiny skirmishes and inconveniences to a thousands of year old civilization that dictated international economic exchanges like the Silk Road;survived the phenomenon of political tyrants like Genghis Khan; created the prototypes of basic technologies like pasta noodles, paper, etc.

Although recent political dramas such as former Imperial Japan’s wartime aggression or communist expulsion of Tibetan clergy are dire, the human resource dynamics of China will always continue to flux between both resilience and reform. A like any creative observer or military strategist, those of us who are apt will anticipate and move with the flow of the dragon as not to be consumed by it. Familiarity with Asian languages is the first point–even as a martial artist.

What Separates the Way of the Moon form Other Martial Arts?

An important principle in aesthetics–a field of study that martial arts, performance, music and various arts fit into–is “Never draw a picture from another picture; You’ll only achieve a copy”. This martial art is an original melding that includes its  own approach to epistemology, vocabulary and philosophy, combining international influences into something original and a masterpiece in itself of my life’s workings and meaning. In many ways it will be my ultimate work of art.

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Virtual Rehabilitation

ABSTRACT
The Department of Rehabilitation handles large numbers when it comes to processing cases of disability for employment. When it comes to caseworkers’ loads, cognitive disabilities dominate–mental health disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, PTSD and others. Using the power of technology of virtual reality, augmented reality and simulation engines, the DOR can reverse the tide in the numbers battle that case managers and workers deal with everyday. VR/ AR enables the DOR to dramatically reverse the tide of consumers; function optimally with reductions in funding; tackle the myriad issues of veterans with PTSD; be ahead of the new trends in TBI; and finally be at the forefront in innovation for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

THESIS
1) VR/ AR enables the DOR to dramatically reverse the tide of consumers;
2) function optimally with reductions in funding;
3) tackle the myriad issues of veterans with PTSD;
4) be ahead of the new trends in TBI;
5) and finally be at the forefront in innovation for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

One-on-one counseling time is a time-intensive and expesive process that can lead to burn out and sometimes even beauracratic inefficiencies in the VR field. However the utilization of virtual reality and game simulations can increase effectiveness and practice time of education and therapies exponentially. This paper explores the benefits and advantages of the central employment of sims and game modules over role-plays, examples of their successful implication and how to restructure job duties in VR counseling and even education for greater efficiency of expenditure.How much money is spent on counseling? How many hours? What variety of environments can be simulated? Does it need to be realistic? Does it feel the same as reality?

1) Current trends in VR
a. Science Fiction to Reality
X-Men comics feature a virtual reality training mechanism called the Danger Room. Star Trek: The Next Generation featured a holographic training deck. The Matrix featured a surgically installed brain plug for entering a computer system. Science fiction tales all acknowledge the need for education and rehabilitation to stay abreast of technological advancement.
b. The Grandfather of VE
c. The Research of Skip Rizzo and Therapeutic Applications
d. Major Tech Companies and the Demand for VR

2) The dynamics of VR for VR
a. Interactive Proxemics
b. Sense of Control
c. Tailoring for Consumers
d. The Role of the Administrator

3) Installations
a. Psychology/ Observation Office Installation
b. Inexpensive installations
c. Affordability of augmented training

“THESIS
1) VR/ AR enables the DOR to dramatically reverse the tide of consumers;
2) function optimally with reductions in funding;
3) tackle the myriad issues of veterans with PTSD;
4) be ahead of the new trends in TBI;
5) and finally be at the forefront in innovation for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.”

Virtual reality interviewing
1) http://ict.usc.edu/prototypes/vita/

Christopher J. Wilson and Alessandro Soranzo, “The Use of Virtual Reality in Psychology: A Case Study in Visual Perception,” Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 151702, 7 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/151702

http://psychiatry.duke.edu/divisions/general-psychiatry/virtual-reality-therapy-phobias

“Richmond, B. (2015). Virtual Reality Interview Training Helped Veterans with PTSD Get Job Offers. Motherboar.tv. Retrieved from
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/virtual-reality-interview-training-helped-veterans-with-ptsd-get-job-offers

“According to research just published in the journal Psychiatric Service, interviewing with a virtual director of human resources has proven to be extremely effective at helping users control their anxiety in a job interview.

Both PTSD and unemployment are problems for veterans, and either can exacerbate the other. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for male veterans of the most recent war in Iraq remained higher than the rate for male non-veterans in 2014. A study cited by The Economist stated that an estimated 12 percent of American veterans from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from PTSD.””

“Seventy participants, some of whom were veterans diagnosed with PTSD and some were civilians diagnosed with other mental illnesses, took a 10-hour training course on SIMmersion’s software. Each virtual interview took about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Afterwards, participants could review transcripts of their virtual interview, which provide constructive feedback on how to better next time. Smith told me that participants usually completed about 15 trials during the intervention.””

“Being twice as likely to get a job offer would be remarkable enough, but, as Smith explained, when the data is controlled for two factors—cognition or memory and time since last full-time employment—trainees were actually nine-times more likely to get a job offer than the control group. The results were the same for job-seeking adults who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia: trainees were nine-times more likely to get job offers.””

“”I had thought that a big value of virtual reality might be that it’s cheaper than working face-to-face with a counselor or teacher, but Smith made some compelling points about the advantages of VR. He said that neuroscience has learned that sustainable behavioral learning takes repetitive practice. Virtual reality training gave individuals 10 to 20 interviews to work to establish their skills. Software has other advantages as well.

“For example, a service provider may not be able to change their personality and take on the characteristics of several different types of interviewers, whereas the virtual reality training has that characteristic,” he said. “One of the other advantages, I think, is that when you’re practicing a role play with a service provider you already know, there’s a level of comfort there. Whereas a job interview creates a more anxious environment where you’re going to be asked questions you may or may not be prepared for, and to some degree it’s a nerve-racking experience for anybody, let alone individuals who may already be prone to anxiety.” “””

“McGuire, P. (2014). Inside the Research Institute Battling PTSD with Virtual Reality. Motherboard.tv. Retrieved from
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/inside-the-clinic-battling-ptsd-with-virtual-reality”

“For many people in Canada, which boasts a small military, meeting an active soldier or a veteran during one’s average day can be rare, especially when media stereotypes tend to depict veterans as scattered or mentally ravaged. Because of that, I was pleased to meet Jody Mitic, a war hero who stepped on a landmine and lost both of his feet in Afghanistan, and who has become an outspoken advocate of soldiers’ mental health.

PTSD remains a massive, widespread problem facing veterans today, and one of the most confounding, troublesome aspects of treating it is the difficulty in predicting who it will afflict. For example, despite his injuries, Jody says he has not been affected by PTSD. “””
Effectiveness of VR as a VR theray for veterans.

“McGuire, P. (2014). Inside the Research Institute Battling PTSD with Virtual Reality. Motherboard.tv. Retrieved from
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/inside-the-clinic-battling-ptsd-with-virtual-reality”

“The focus of the LA Times piece, however, is Sgt. Warren’s treatment. After going through immersive VR therapy at Rizzo’s clinic, he now (while the word “cure” is a tough one to use here) feels like a much healthier man.

Video games and virtual reality have been a part of our lives for decades, but we’re clearly only scratching the surface of how they can help us become better human beings, and how they can help us heal. “The sad part of war is, of course, it sucks, but if you can pull anything good out of it, it’s that the urgency of war drives innovation,”” Rizzo told us. “”Soldiers are the test case, and when we move on to the next thing, it’ll be using this kind of technology with civilians. Making a difference for everybody.”

While we’re hoping that the technologies we saw at ICT will soon trickle down into militaries worldwide, there are clearly implications here for the entire planet. There’s surely a market for virtual therapists that can’t or won’t charge you by the hour; that kept your secrets safe from prying eyes (except for maybe the NSA, perhaps).”

Henderson, J. (2015). Grandfather Of VR: The Virtual Can Show The Beauty Of The Real. NPR.org, All Tech Considered. Retrieved from  http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/12/17/459839163/grandfather-of-vr-the-virtual-can-show-the-beauty-of-the-real

“He often gets called the “”grandfather of virtual reality””: he started with work on interfaces of fighter aircraft cockpits and now, at 72, he’s been at it for more than four decades — longer than the creator of Oculus Rift has been alive. And with his looks and demeanor, Furness would make a convincing Santa, only the kind who literally schools people in three kinds of engineering, aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington, and whose elves come with graduate degrees.

Like many observers, Furness agrees that VR is going to be a major tech theme for 2016. And as a founder of the Virtual World Society, he dreams that this technology could one day solve our deepest societal problems.”””

Delahoussaye, J. (2015). Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict. NPR.org, All Tech Considered. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/01/25/379417927/virtual-games-try-to-generate-real-empathy-for-faraway-conflict

“In America, we’re deeply involved in Syria, but we’re very disconnected about — what is that place?”” says Nonny de la Peña, head of Project Syria and a longtime journalist in print and film. “”Who are the people? Why do I care? Why are we there?””

Peña says the game helps people feel a little closer to Syrians in the middle of the civil war.

“”I sometimes call virtual reality an empathy generator,”” she says. “”It’s astonishing to me. People all of a sudden connect to the characters in a way that they don’t when they’ve read about it in the newspaper or watched it on TV.”” […] What Peña’s doing — using virtual reality in combination with reporting — is part of a wider landscape of video games being created to explore the news. And they’re called, appropriately enough, “”newsgames.””

“”There’s an argument to be made that games are perfect at getting at the systemic problems and challenges in the world,”” says Ian Bogost, a professor at Georgia Tech.”

Shahani, A. (2015). Getting ‘Physical’ And Emotional In Virtual Reality. NPR.org, All Tech Considered. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/06/01/411233592/getting-physical-and-emotional-in-virtual-reality

” The virtual world feels physical. I want to see if it’s intimate, if we feel close (as robots).

Over by a virtual ocean, the waves gently breaking, I ask if I can try a little experiment. Jones volunteers. I tell her: “”My fair warning is that it will require being a bit in your face.”” And by “”face,”” I mean robot face: no nose or lips.

Again, in real life we’re in different rooms miles away. I lean forward, so that my robot is right up against hers.

Jones doesn’t like it. She grunts a bit and compares it to a crowded subway car, with other bodies too close for comfort. “”It makes me want to back up a little bit, just because of that same subway impulse,”” she says.

To her boyfriend, who’s standing a few virtual feet away, it looks like our robot heads are touching.

“”I don’t really want to, but I feel a little bit jealous,”” Gordon admits. “”I already have this sensation like this body has Amy in it. And here’s someone right up, head snuggling.””

Jones doesn’t like that he feels that way so she backs up.”””

VR feels real and is effective.
Shahani, A. (2015). Getting ‘Physical’ And Emotional In Virtual Reality. NPR.org, All Tech Considered. Retrieved from  http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/06/01/411233592/getting-physical-and-emotional-in-virtual-reality

” The virtual world feels physical. I want to see if it’s intimate, if we feel close (as robots).

Over by a virtual ocean, the waves gently breaking, I ask if I can try a little experiment. Jones volunteers. I tell her: “”My fair warning is that it will require being a bit in your face.”” And by “”face,”” I mean robot face: no nose or lips.

Again, in real life we’re in different rooms miles away. I lean forward, so that my robot is right up against hers.

Jones doesn’t like it. She grunts a bit and compares it to a crowded subway car, with other bodies too close for comfort. “”It makes me want to back up a little bit, just because of that same subway impulse,”” she says.

To her boyfriend, who’s standing a few virtual feet away, it looks like our robot heads are touching.

“”I don’t really want to, but I feel a little bit jealous,”” Gordon admits. “”I already have this sensation like this body has Amy in it. And here’s someone right up, head snuggling.””

Jones doesn’t like that he feels that way so she backs up.”” […] Bailenson says only a handful of scientific experiments have studied how the human brain reacts when we feel this thing called “”social presence.””

He defines it as: “”This magic feeling where all of a sudden: Wow! I know that person is an actual living, breathing human being on the other end, and it feels real. It’s very difficult to quantify when it happens.””

Bailenson did a study 12 years ago that found real people “”flinch”” when a virtual avatar invades their personal space. In another study, researchers found that having a realistic face is not a major contributor to social presence. The mere presence of any face has a greater effect than making sure it’s granular like a photograph.

He says only a few thousand people on earth have experienced “”social presence”” — my couples and myself now among them. The technologists building this thing haven’t written the code of conduct.”””
VR technology can simulate realistic social interactions and ‘social presence’ ”

Workplace challenge and sound simulation.

Cognitive dynamic structures can easily be accomodated and their processes influenced by VR. By looking at the araes that cognitive assessments analzyze in patiens reporting cognitive disability, we can develop career development strategies and approahes in VR that accomodate and compliment the thought styles of the dsabilities.
” Neuropsychological assessment / Ronald M. Ruff and James C. Schraa — Questions that need to be answered”, Bolton, Brian, and Randall M. Parker, eds. Handbook of measurement and evaluation in rehabilitation. 4th ed. Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, Inc., ©2008.
attention and concentration, sustained attention, memory and learning, executive functioning, reason abstractly, arousal and alertness, selective attention; effort, resource allocation and speed of processing; concept formation; ideational fluency;

Development of a Data Management Tool for Investigating Multivariate Space and Free Will Experiences in Virtual Reality Jacquelyn Ford Morie, Kumar Iyer, Donat-Pierre Luigi, Josh Williams, Aimee Dozois, Albert ““Skip”” Rizzo University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) 13274 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292
“””For example, Phloem will be integrated into an ongoing clinical application project that is targeting the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in returning Iraq and Afghanistan military personnel (Rizzo et al., 2005). In this application, designed to deliver graduated exposure therapy within the context of VR scenarios that resemble combat-related settings (see Figure 4), clinicians have the capacity to deliver real time trigger stimuli while monitoring the ongoing physiological status of the client on the same interface. This integrated interface and data
capture approach is essential for giving the clinician the capacity to modulate client anxiety responses, as is essential to promote the therapeutic habituation that is desired within an exposure therapy format. ”
PTSD; Cognitive arousal

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Dysmorphia and Disability

ABSTRACT
This paper explores the relationship of identity on disability and employment. Age, race, congenital development and acquisition affect aspects of an individual’s self-image, esteem, efficacy and identity in relationship to their diagnosis and interaction with their social and physical environment. The paper will initially explore the definitions of self image and self-concept and then look at a series of sources that focus on varying studies that determine various characteristics and their effects in the professional world. I will also look at how–although largely prohibited by employment and constitutional discrimination laws prohibit it–workplace and job market politics and culture revolve around first impressions and influence rooted in identity.

Literature Review

1) Identity Formation:
Racial, sexual, spiritual, regional, legal (nationality), vocational and educational aspects of what makes a person and how disability affects that formation.

The study found that youth with disabilities experienced higher rates of suspension than those without. Particularly students with emotional disturbances experienced higher suspension rates across all demographics compared to their non-disabled counterparts. The rates increase too for learning disabilities and other health impairments. The article goes on to discuss how disabled students–particularly African-Americans are suspended at three times the rate of other students. Although the relevance of race to disability may seem a stretch to connect with image counseling, as an African-American consumer I’d like to make the connection between race and dysmorphia topics. I’ve another article that is related and all together I feel it will have cohesion under cognitive disability studies.

Krezmien, M. , Leone, P. , & Achilles, G. (2006). Suspension, race, and disability: Analysis of statewide practices and reporting. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 14(4), 217-226.

“This study looks at the patterns formed by race and disability in the context of educational suspension within the state of Maryland. This study looks at all Maryland public schools, drawing information from state-public records including special education services, suspensions and enrollment from 1995 to 2003. The population breakdown was racially 50.4% white, 37.9% African American, 6.4% Hispanic, 6% Asian American, .4% American Indian; gender was 51.3% boys, 48.7% girls; placement was 88% general education, 12% special education; academically 30% high school, 23.9% middle school, 43% elementary, 2.5% preschool. The categories of disability that were included focused on cognitive, psychiatric and developmental disabilities. The data was analyzed using SPSS calculating the number of suspensions per thousand students and number of students per thousand suspensions. Then calculations were by logistic regression model to examine disproportionate suspensions by race from 1995 to 2003. Then third, using the regression model again, suspension was analyzed by a combination of race and disability.”

Social Media Provides a Digital Mirror for Identity Formation
Allen, Sharee Nicole, “”Adolescents, Social Media, and the Use of Self-Portraiture in Identity Formation”” (2015). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. Paper 150.
http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/etd/150

“Timing in the therapeutic process is very important when giving a self-portrait
directive: too soon in treatment may cause an insecure adolescent to regress or to
misinterpret a self-image (Muri, 2007). One way to curb this regression is to promote
insight into the so-called social acting. There is a distinct power in projecting one’s
visual self, particularly in a group context. By doing this, individuals encourage their
online audience to know them via the friends they are depicted with, attempting to
generate an impression of them as socially desirable (Zhao et al. 2008)””

“The circulation of Selfies online can be a therapeutic act. There exists a distinct
advantage in projecting one’s visual self. Even when depicting our id in a published
photograph, we recognize what is damaged within us, and open ourselves up for honest
healing. Several participants in this study identify themselves within a group context, an
attempt to label the self by association. This approach may have similar advantages to
group therapy: the formation of and the client’s integration into a group identity based on
a common characteristic.
Posts that contain no image might serve different purposes. In these cases, the
validation of one’s ideas is being sought, and the poster is classified by his or her
thoughts. Participant’s attempts to interact solely via words have been met with some
resistance, reminding us of the power of the visual sphere.”””
Issuew of Dysmorphia of Gender Identity

Arlene Istar Lev LCSW, CASAC (2006) Disordering Gender Identity, Journal of
Psychology & Human Sexuality, 17:3-4, 35-69, DOI: 10.1300/J056v17n03_03″

41:”These diagnoses then influence repressive social policies and judicial decision-making that further institutionalize these bigoted and oppressive polices. Clinically the
question is raised whether the “deviance,” “conflict,” or “disorder” that
women, people of color, and sexual minorities have experienced are, in
fact, symptoms of a “dysfunction in the individual”–as the definition for
mental disorders in the DSM maintains is necessary for a diagnosis to
be made (APA, 2000, p. xxxi, emphasis mine)–or an adaptation to untenable
and abusive social and clinical paradigms.

51:””By stating that some
gendered behavior in children is pathological, the DSM establishes a
“fiction of natural gender” (Spade, 2003, p. 25), an assumption that
there is normal and abnormal ways to express, that creates a policing
and surveillance of correct gender behaviors in all children. Boys are,
however, more frequently referred for assessment of gender disorders
than are girls (Zucker & Bradley, 1995; Cohen-Kettenis et al., 2003)–
and therefore more likely to receive treatment. In all likelihood this is
because they are held to more rigid gender conformity in their dress and
mannerisms and their transgressions cause more social difficulties
(Rottnek, 1999). Although it is their atypical gender identity that has
been identified as the problem, it is possible that their distress is related
to the stigma of being different, indeed being referred to clinics and
professionals to treat these differences, rather than their actual gender
experiences or expressions (Lev, 2004).

54-55: “”This gatekeeping system reinforces the development of a false relationship
between therapist and client and some clinicians are developing
advocacy-based models that allow room for alternative “stories”
about cross-gender experience (see Cole et al., 2000; Bockting &
Coleman, 1992; Lev, 2004; Rachlin, 1997; Raj, 2002). These advocacy
models allow gender specialists to move out of a gatekeeping model of
assessment to a psychotherapeutic relationship that allows for a client’s
unique narrative and gender trajectory. These treatment philosophies
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and are based in a model of educated self-determination, where gender
variance is respected, and clinicians serve as advocates and educators,
as well as evaluators of mental health.”
Although teachcrs are trained, the general public response may be otherwise.”

 

2) Culture and Identity matching with career:
Looking at clients who have various language skills, cultural identities and knowledge and eve gender communities and their most emotionally and socially complimentary work environments.

3) Work-world Resilience of Identity Management:
Exploring social roles, discretion of disability, when to disclose, whom to disclose, etc.”
“Firstly, Weinberg’s “Expectations and performance” provides a very scientific understanding of how self-efficacy works. From his article and his goal of creating an empirical study on the internal psychological phenomenon, I was inspired to investigate what ways technology can be applied to manipulate and hone a consumer’s talent tapping needs. Self-motivation and empowerment are a basis for success for VR consumers and it’s great to know that Weinberg created a method in physically looking at how the self-talk can actually lead to advancement.
The qualitative, case study basis of the information gathered by the articles is especially helpful. Looking at how the individuals and their experiences in varying social contexts and in adversity like racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, etc, this assortment of articles brings a very helpful and broad view.

Adamson’s “Self-image, adolescence, and disability” definitely gives me framework on where interpretations could lead and underlying factors. I can definitely utilize the article on many general points although I think the socialized healthcare and welfare national context from which it comes creates results that may be very different than American references.

Levine’s “Denial and self-image” gives a great in depth look at acquired that also provides a great contrast to Adamson’s congenital disability focus. In addressing range it helps for my understanding how self-imaging processes differ developmentally. In line with the others, both Schieman’s “Age variations in personal agency and self-esteem” and Krezmien’s ”Suspension, race, and disability” provide me a better idea on the diversity of disability and its interaction with other characteristics. In helping consumers realize their potentials, knowing the interplay of other factors like sex and ethnicity provides a much more tailored and empathic repertoire.”

This article provides many correlative sources to understand how self-efficacy, self-esteem, health control in particular as items that contribute to self-identity and self-image can be adversely affected. How those adverse effects contribute to dysmorphia are integral to my thesis. I’d like to explore and break down how self-image works in a reverse engineering fashion in order to look at dysmorphia and its relationship with disability. Additionally in helping me accomplish that goal, this source provides me we reference on aging and ageism and its effects on self-image and dysmorphia.

Schieman, S., & Campbell, J. E. (2001). Age variations in personal agency and self-esteem: The context of physical disability.Journal of Aging and Health, 13(2), 155-85. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/215851694?accountid=13758

The article “Age variations in personal agency and self-esteem: The context of physical disability” gives an in depth analysis and a study focused on the social and psychological aspects of disability, positive self-identity, aging and disability. The study is conducted with a sample of 1,549 Canadians with and without disabilities in 1985. Its results conclude that older respondents reported lower scores at a percentage of 43% with reasons for lower health control rooted in physical impairments, global health, empathy and introspectiveness including more than half lower score reporting being rooted in low self-esteem. The article reinforces the social effects of aging on the self-esteem, efficacy and control over health. Integral are the comparison of the two views, “age as decline” a cognitive pattern associating loss of roles and physical function with aging, undermining social integration, potency, and the sense of self-worth. In opposition, “age as maturity” views older people as developing new capabilities to meet expectations and hardship.
“This results of the study reported that individuals generally marked high with due reason. The researchers provide two suggestions as to why: 1) earlier identity formation due to coping with easily discernable physical differences; 2) better socialization due to being exposed to persons outside of the home such as medical and educational staff. However those remain suggestions of the study because of contradictory evidence that was also gathered. The oldest and most mildly affected affected CP subject expressed a more negative self-image and the researchers suspect it had to do with internalizing non-self generated criticisms received elsewhere. This report is particularly helpful because of it’s focus on congenital disability. For non-cognitive, non-acquired disorders it gives a great example of the development of self image and the social context in which it occurs.”

Adamson, L. (2003). Self-image, adolescence, and disability. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(5), 578-581.

“The article takes a look at healthiness of self image among several students with cerebral palsy, three girls and four boys between the ages of 12 and 17 in sweden. The study utilized the “I think I am” personality inventory which is commonly used in general Swedish education in conjunction with transcribed interviews. The test is Likert based on a four point scale and express results in areas of physical characteristics, psychological well-being, skills and talents, relationships with family and relationships with others. Scores are expressed in integers in which high integers indicate a high self-image whereas negative indicate negative self-image. The participants were then interviewed with a semi-structured set of questions over a period of four months in a conversational format in order to properly assess the person’s thought pattern.”

“This article’s study found higher disparity scores on the questionnaire versus the adjective list, and higher on the now assessments versus the before assessments. A key quote on the conclusion of the study is that the findings “indicate mechanisms employed by individuals with major illnesses have more to do with denying their aspirations as gauged by the real-ideal-self-measure than with denying their real level of functioning.” The stroke patient group particularly rated lower than both the control group and the other patient groups regarding normal aspirations in order to achieve a sense of well-being. The studies indicate and reinforce that denial is a defense-mechanism that is critical for the survival of the seriously ill against susceptibility to frustration and despair. It gives a great amount of support in advocacy for people with disabilities’ vital need for self-image support for not just their real-self (physiological) but also their ideal-self (psycho-emotional) in order to be productive and satisfied.”

Levine, J., & Zigler, E. (1975). Denial and self-image in stroke, lung cancer, and heart disease patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 43(6), 751.

“In psychological and sports psychological writings ideas of self-confidence and self-efficacy are often reinforced as affecting a person’s performance. This article assesses Bandura’s 1977 theory of self-efficacy. He views “behavioral change as being mediated by a common cognitive mechanism, self-efficacy, which is defined as the strength of one’s conviction that he or she can successfully execute a behavior to produce a certain outcome”. Although the framework provides a means of conceptualizing, the article looks at a a study that set out to empirically gather data based upon Bandura’s self-efficacy theory. At the time of publication although Bandura’s ideas were supported, the scientific method of most of the studies suffered some error. The study is accomplished by looking at 30 male and 30 female students at North Texas State University who ranged from 18-24 years old. They were each randomly assigned to a high or low self-efficacy condition in a two by two by two, type of sex by type of self-efficacy by type of trial design. The experiment involved accomplishing a task of physical endurance. A trial was done to collect a baseline time for all participants. The participants then performed a task using the same muscles in another task on an isokinetic leg-strength machine. Subjects who reported low-self efficacy in the pre-test were then compared to those with high self-efficacy in the test and vise versa. Then they rigged the trial to be a competition in which one was a subject and the other was a confederate and the subject would lose. The experiment had two trials and culminates in the end with a post-experimental seven scale Likert questionnaire.”

“This results from the article state “Substantial performance differences accompanying the subjects’ changes in efficacy expectations”. This indicates that high-efficacy resulted in higher endurance rates whereas low-efficacy indicated lower. Subjects with high-efficacy demonstrated increased exertion after failure. Low-efficacy subjects decreased their efforts after failure. While the confirmation of Bandura’s self-efficacy theory is handy for my interest in Disability and Self-Image, the article introduced me to some new ideas that include the learned helplessness theory which is described as “organisms are aware of contingencies and noncontingencies in their environments and that an experience with noncontingency in one situation may cause an expectation of noncontingency in a subsequent situation”. Although the study concluded that helplessness theory wasn’t suited, it introduced the idea of “learned skepticism”. Even of more interest, because the study addressed gender as an attribute, commenting, “It is highly possible that the females in this investigation perceived ‘leg strength’ performance as male-oriented, thus demonstrating lower expectations and a higher frequency of negative self-talk than their male counterparts”. The conductors of the study also speculated that accordingly male participants may have “underreacted to failure” by attributing reasons elsewhere in spite of more affirmational statements.”

Weinberg, R. S., Gould, D., & Jackson, A. (1979). Expectations and performance: An empirical test of Bandura’s self-efficacy theory. Journal of sport psychology, 1(4), 320-331.

” In psychological and sports psychological writings ideas of self-confidence and self-efficacy are often reinforced as affecting a person’s performance. This article assesses Bandura’s 1977 theory of self-efficacy. He views “behavioral change as being mediated by a common cognitive mechanism, self-efficacy, which is defined as the strength of one’s conviction that he or she can successfully execute a behavior to produce a certain outcome”. Although the framework provides a means of conceptualizing, the article looks at a a study that set out to empirically gather data based upon Bandura’s self-efficacy theory. At the time of publication although Bandura’s ideas were supported, the scientific method of most of the studies suffered some error. The study is accomplished by looking at 30 male and 30 female students at North Texas State University who ranged from 18-24 years old. They were each randomly assigned to a high or low self-efficacy condition in a two by two by two, type of sex by type of self-efficacy by type of trial design. The experiment involved accomplishing a task of physical endurance. A trial was done to collect a baseline time for all participants. The participants then performed a task using the same muscles in another task on an isokinetic leg-strength machine. Subjects who reported low-self efficacy in the pre-test were then compared to those with high self-efficacy in the test and vise versa. Then they rigged the trial to be a competition in which one was a subject and the other was a confederate and the subject would lose. The experiment had two trials and culminates in the end with a post-experimental seven scale Likert questionnaire.”

Cooper, P. S. (1993). Self-esteem and facial attractiveness in learning disabled children. Child Study Journal, 23(2), 79-89.

Investigated the relationship between facial attractiveness (FA) and self-esteem (SE) in 55 diagnosed learning disabled children (aged 8–13 yrs). Ss were 11 female and 44 male students. Each S was orally administered the Children’s Self-Concept Scale and a total score for SE along with 6 cluster scores were obtained. Facial photographs were taken of Ss and rated by adults and same age peers. A significant positive relationship emerged between FA and SE, and a significant difference was found between adult and peer mean rating of FA. No significant difference, however, was found between correlations of adult rating and total SE to peer rating and total SE. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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X-Men as Vocational Rehabilitaiton Archetype

Marvel’s X-Men: A Literary Archetype for the VR Counseling Field

ABSTRACT

In the 1960s, Stan Lee and Marvel Comics premiered X-Men. The book was an enthralling narrative of people born with congenital or genetic characteristics that made them different from the rest of society at large. These differences–sometimes extraordinary powers, sometimes extraordinary disabilities were accordingly a pivot leading to either stigma or privilege. The story revolves around two major characters in the book who embody those philosophies leading people with the x-gene to master their mutation into action of privilege or stigma. Although the X-MEN is a pulp fantasy of a hopeful, industrial, post War America, its fanciful and socially relevant themes provide a model of guidance and exploration upon the themes of biological condition, adaptive technology, the mind and human potential, rehabilitation of weaknesses into strengths and the advocacy and self-identity of the minority in face of adversity from the majority. The book provides a rich framework for exploring Rehabilitation Counseling and an analysis of the human condition.

The Biological Condition: Mutation, the Perspectival Pivot of Ability and Inability,

and Adaptation.

Both Professor X and Magneto recruit and scout mutants (X-Men 1963). Those in dire need and those with exceptional capacity. Of course they both carry out the same work of providing counsel in their two very different ways, but they have to deal with similar underlying issues. First the reality that the human societies from which they are coming are harsh, judgmental and even in some cases have sent them into destructive behavior and self-loathing. The X-Men universe features groups of people who are committed to hating mutants like the Friends of Humanity (FOH) or eugenicist oriented politicians and governmental leaders like Graydon Creed who are hell bent on government programs to eliminate mutants, seeing them as a threat to “normal” people (X-Men ).

Second, after freeing them from the doldrums of despair and self-esteem and self-efficacy deficits–sometimes impossible due to psychiatric complications like in the cases of Sabertooth’s psychopathy or Mystique’s personality disorders–Professor X and Magneto spend an immense amount of time in retraining them to hone their condition into strengths. The series is filled with great cases studies such as Wolverine who suffers from PTSD after governmental experimentation and special ops and has bouts of bloodthirsty violence in addition to total estrangement. Then there’s Storm who has bouts of claustrophobia. Or Jean Grey–the highest ranking psychic mind after Professor X–whose empathic ability is susceptible to bipolar mania. Or even the professor himself who had to master himself, suffering the schizophrenic ailments of hearing voices and navigating it to find his own.

Adaptive Technology: Prosthetic Functions from Bionics to Fashion.

One of the earmarks of comics have always been the gaudy costumes and outlandish codenames and dual identities of the characters. However we forget that many comics were published in a hyper-nationalized, racialized and militarized era of propaganda and espionage. And the reality of that era included real-life spies and public figures who often even changed their histories and names. In our era of non-compromising personal identities and absolute individualism, the importance of costume and its power is often misunderstood. Fitting into Narrative Psychological Theory and also the Dramaturgy Sociological Theory the idea of context and role are penultimate. A large part of the ritual is… “related to the idea of role enactment is the concept of identity. Social identity is an effect of role enactment (Sarbin & Allen, 1968). Identities are social productions that reflect the social definition of an individual’s reality (Weigert, 1986). An individual’s identity changes to adjust to each new social situation. Dress becomes the vehicle that announces one’s identity to others in the same way that a policeman’s uniform announces his identity (Stone, 1962). ” (Miller 808)

In other words, clothes visually communicate about the person to their environment. In addition the clothes involve a role to be played, almost like the participants of a West African masquerade. Costumes require an according action and illicit an according reaction. So in X-Men comics, the costumes and alter egos empower the characters to enter a modality to carry out their vocations, vocations which display their mastery of their disability. In one study findings saw that clothing affected the psychology of the wearer. In the study “the findings support the significance of costume in role enactment, since the largest percentage of respondents perceived Halloween as a success and believed that they could play different roles when wearing a Halloween costume (45%); see Table 4. This finding suggests support for the contention as presented by Stone (1962) and Goffman (1959) that people cannot leave their usual roles without leaving their usual dress.”(Miller 813)

The power of costume marks not just our culture and national identity but also our functions and specializations, as indicated by Earnst Harms article in the American Journal of Psychology, “the most important social influence on dress is what we may call the element of “costume.” In the entire realm of dress this element of costume is what gives the general inclusive stamp, while it has as its opposite the tendency toward the differentiation of social ranks… Costume also includes the national characteristics of dress as well as the peculiarities of professional groups, of soldiers, of political groups and organizations. And costume also includes fashion” (Harms 243) The dynamic costumes of say, Cyclop’s TBI/ vision impairment adaptive headgear, Rogue’s body contact insular jumpsuit, Gambit’s fingerless gloves, Wolverine’s claw release vents, or even Professor Xavier’s telekinetic hover chair illustrate the need of ergonomic, adaptation tailored technology away from generically produced adaptive technology. In addition for matters of vocation and professionalism the detail of what group the clothing binds or disassociates is an important consideration especially in job interview, application and retention.

While the market offers stock options it has been apparent that fitted technology, considerate of individual physiologies increases ability. Even in the case of veterans “…the personal nature of disabilities in that each one was different depending on the injury to the veteran’s body. This required a customized approach to the prescription and provision of the prosthetic devices to be used by the veteran. Artificial limbs, orthotics, wheelchairs and other prosthetic devices didn’t lend themselves to bulk low-bid volume contracts as prosthetic devices had to be fabricated on a one-on-one basis.” (Downs 54-55) One of the most vibrant and typical examples of prosthetic limbs in X-Men is the war veteran Forge who has a cybernetic leg and arm. As fantastic as the idea sounds, it is the conceptual basis that essentially makes “disability” a pivot from acute inability to acute ability. A real-life example is Aimee Mullins.

Aimee Mullins, an infant paraplegic amputee, grew up mastering adaptation in accordance to the development of technology. And incredibly the pivot of disability allowed her the development of ability that made her bionic. Her journey out from human frailty ironically put her on a path of becoming more than human in some of her life aspects. Interacting with children in a presentation helped her realize… “that the conversation with society has changed profoundly… no longer… about overcoming deficiency. It’s a conversation about augmentation. . about potential. A prosthetic limb doesn’t represent the need to replace loss anymore. It can stand as a symbol that wearers have the power to create whatever it is that they want to create in that space. So people society once considered disabled can now become the architects of their own identities and indeed continue to change those identities by designing their bodies from a place of empowerment. What is exciting is that by combining cutting-edge technology robotics, bionics – with the age-old poetry, we are moving closer to understanding our collective humanity. If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities we all have. It is our humanity and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.” (Mullins 55).

This viewpoint of a malleable human potential could only be expressed by someone like Aimee Mullins who experienced the debilitating restrictions of physiological limitations and the virtually limitless freedom of physiological augmentation. It’s a viewpoint that is the basis of X-Men lore and the congenital disability metaphor of the mutant x-gene. Essentially Aimee Mullins addresses that the empty space of where a human being’s function has gone absent or has been replaced by vacancy, in that vacancy a new function, vocation or ability can occupy, accentuate, and accelerate that individual, their constituency and their environment.

The Mind and Potential

The Counseling Styles of Magneto and Professor X

Often compared to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X stand Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr (Max Eisenhardt). Better known as Professor X, Charles Xavier is born with a congenital condition of acute ESP that ironically manifested as a disabling condition in his youth. But as he resolved his difficulties with his condition, he realized his ability and mastered it into powers rather than debilitations. His political stance eventually solidified that as the series terms “mutant abilities” were not only a gift, but one that can serve to benefit humanity and “mutant-kind” mutually. Professor X grew up affluent and privileged and accommodated. On the converse is Magneto, Erik Lensher, his long-time colleague, yet political and philosophical opposite. Magneto’s stance is one of mutant supremacy. And although some mutations are debilitating, his view is that humanity is less advanced and mutants should have a more pivotal role in their own and civilization’s destiny. Magneto’s condition is a molecular structure that channels magnetic forces that he has mastered, effectively manipulating metal objects. His philosophy is harsh, yet an immediate result of surviving the Holocaust as a Jewish person.

The contrast between Magneto and Professor X border on the methods of Gestalt Theory versus Psychoanalytic theory. The notions of superiority of Magneto versus the notions of co-existence of Professor X mirror that of the Deaf community versus the hearing impaired. Within the range of people with disabilities the acknowledgement of in-group and outgroup cultural differences determines the cooperation we can achieve in helping solve one another’s problems. It essentially is the equation  of accommodation and the the realization that ability and inability are a spectrum in which disability is merely the downward lever for an often unacknowledged upward lever of pure ability or power.

Onslaught & Countertransference

Onslaught, X-Man #15 (May 1996) A very well written story arch that looks a countertransference manifestation that affect the Marvel universe called Onslaught–essentially a psychoprojection of Professor X’s unresolved transferences manifest in one catastrophic countertransference. The saga and it’s illustrations of interactions create a very detailed picture of a range of moods and brooding that illustrate the sarcasm, said doubt and general manipulative behavior that shouldn’t ever be the conduct of a counselor. But in the manifestation of the Onslaught countertransference monster, Professor X becomes unhinged, essentially affecting all of the characters in the Marvel Universe with which he interacted. The saga was quite powerful. And its an even more powerful metanarrative for deployment in counseling: 1) Believe in your clients doubtlessly.2) Don’t pick favorites nor evidence of favorability. 3) Share your thoughts on approach and technique openly and evenly. 4) Empower your clients to correct your miscouncil.

Effectively the saga ends with Onslaught defeated thanks to the teamwork of  all the Marvel Universe but not without the expense of major characters from throughout. Bad practice in counseling technique is ultimately costly and perhaps ambiguous advice and ambiguous emotional relationships are much stable and handier in the long run.

Psychoanalysis and the Astral Plane

Although academia has gone the route of championing empirical evidence exclusively, the scholars of the ancient traditions that set the foundations of our institutions of knowledge were much less conclusive about reality and made much more space in the accommodation of not just doubt, but also faith. The Astral Plane (Strange 1963) is one of those ancient concepts rooted in Platonic and Greek philosophical history. In the early nineteen hundreds, when science was gaining popularity, there was still a populous and educated group of scholars involved in “mystery religions” that looked at old texts.

One prominent scholar of the era was GRS Mead, who brought up a few valid points on the pursuit of knowledge and the nature of skepticism in that era. As quoted in his booklet, The Subtle Body, a composition looking at the idea of our human psyhco-energetic body as perceived through various knowledge systems, he writes in the proem: “It is, however, the prevailing habit of the skeptical rationalism of the present day to dismiss summarily all such beliefs of antiquity as the baseless dreams of a pre-scientific age, and dump them all indiscriminately into the midden of exploded superstitions.” His notions, though dismissed by the proper sciences–sciences that eventually popularly pursued eugenicist notions, by the way–because of they’re theosophic nature, analyzed all data addressing concepts like mind and spirit and theology in order to understand whether “death”, “life”, “soul” and “resurrection” were ancient concepts that were literally about the body, or even more deeply, devices acknowledging the intellectual or spiritual mind.

He goes on to write of the subtle body, acknowledging several times in the text as a theory. He writes, “Now, in my opinion, it is precisely this leading notion of a subtle body, which for so many centuries has played the dominant role in the traditional psychology of both the East and the West, that is most deserving of being retried, reviewed and revised to serve as working hypothesis, to co-ordinate and explain a very large number of these puzzling psychical phenomena.” (Meade 1919). What we can see in X-Men lore and in other parts of the Marvel mythos is the utilization of the same idea of a notion of a subtle body, but of course writers have approached it in terms of astral projections and astral bodies upon an astral plane. Its curious how ancient scholars who created the format for which we pursue knowledge entertained such concepts, and that such those same concepts certainly have retained their place in today’s discussion.

The most long lasting quote that impressed me after reading the booklet by GRS Mead was his quote describing the scholarship of his era, giving me great insight on the context of academia at the turn of the century. He writes, “On all sides we are hearing of telepathy, telergy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, psychometry, mesmerism, hypnotism, suggestion and auto-suggestion, automatic writing, trance-phenomena, mediumship of every variety, multiple personality, exteriorisation of sensibility, psychical materialisation, communication with the departed, visions and rapts, dream-psychology, the psychology of the abnormal, with all its manifold complexities and well-nigh inexhaustible data, psycho-analysis, psychical research, psycho-therapeutics, mental and spiritual healing of every kind, and so on and so forth. The atmosphere is thick with rumors of psychism, spiritism, theosophy, occultism, Christian science, new thought, magic and mystery and mysticism of every grade. (Meade 1919)”

For those of us in counseling psychology, the idea of our industry along with “psycho-analysis, psychical research, psycho-therapeutics, mental and spiritual healing” as in the same arena as other listed is eye-opening. Though Freud produced a large amount of work, to the rationalists at the time, even psychology was on the same side of the spectrum of baseless, low-evidence science. So in X-Men as I grew up reading about the astral plane and Professor X’s pyschoanalytic interactions via his own subtle body with subtle bodies of others, I was experiencing an age old intellectual discussion where quantifiable science had dropped off into the realm of qualitative data and potential fantasy. But is it not fantasy that motivates people in the counseling field for the goal of helping? Mustn’t we have faith that human potential is limitless?

Cerebro & The Danger Room:

Counseling Outreach Assessment Leads, Biofeedback technology, Training Protocols.

One of the most dynamic fictional devices is Cerebro, a sort of thought processor. In the comic book it is used for tracking and assessing the potential of mutants according to a psychic resonance or signature that’s particular to each. Using old speak–brainwaves. Although the idea of such a device is far fetched, the evidence for the need of such psychometry is proven in the multitude of problematic encounters that are manifest in accommodating individuals with disabilities or any type of physiological, psychosocial difference. One of the obvious indicators are the continuous human rights struggles that occur everyday on the basis of sex, gender, race, social class, religion, etc. Those who have power often mis-gauge those who do not and behaviors of dominance, violence and marginalization befall those of minority status.

The myriad factors that influence the quality of another’s existence must have various ways of being measured and indicated so they can better receive accurate and consistent assistance. But in so many cases the assessment is cheap and minimal or expensive and excessive.

The most effective strategy is to create singular testing and training systems that serve as a singular myriad test that does one hundred things at one time or limited sittings. The Danger Room in X-Men comics–much like Star Trek’s concept of the Holodeck, a hologram grid room deck of their aircraft–is a simulation space engineered to imitate multiple scenarios. With modern technology, wall projections, touch screens, sensors, track cameras, air conditioning, etc, many of the simulations that we practice as counselors as role-plays, group therapies, one on one counseling, etc, can easily be transferred into computer programs and be administered in a manner that allows us better distance to be objective observers and adjusters of a client’s behavioral processes. Because experience is an invaluable method of education and rehabilitation, a VR simulation can allow for a thousand experiences in a only a thousand seconds. Like a video game allows unlimited chances to try and try again. However the video game industry stays distinctly segregated into entertainment away from underfunded and under-mentioned rehabilitation counseling programs.

There are rudimentary frameworks that can develop into ideas like Cerebro and the Danger Room such as a new device being implemented in New Jersey knows as TACT. The “Technology Assisted Classroom Teaching (TACT)” device was “developed by The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH) in Voorhees, NJ, is a teacher-initiated remote behavior capture system with access to professional support and expertise. This technology utilizes a camera and a small computer to efficiently record target behaviors, both antecedents and consequences, and also acts as an aide in teaching new skills. Behavior and teaching can be viewed in real time over Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant Internet portals, or can be captured and reviewed at a later date by a behavior analyst or other clinician. Teachers control the device, and data can be collected as needed. Such an approach reduces any “reactance” effects or distractions of an extra observer being physically in the classroom, and is very cost efficient, as there are no travel or other expenses of having a behavioral consultant attend in the classroom—often when the target behavior does not occur. TACT will also allow the Behavior Analyst to take data on a daily basis and provide the necessary feedback fostering behavioral progress and success in the classroom. TACT technology is viewed confidentially and in compliance with laws and regulations.” (Pelicari 2010).

Technology can be used to observe an entire teaching group and allow teachers a more neutral role in assessing the development of pupils, giving them detailed attention, given testing criteria can curriculum are broadly measuring and without cultural bias.

The underlying ideas and mechanism that Cerebro and the Danger Room would have to involve an optical, analytical network in order to adapt and anticipate the developmental needs of the user. And similarly, in the comics, the Danger Room featured a separate observation and control room on the balcony of the floor above the VR simulation grounds.

Although the pedagogical deliveries are very manual, disintegrated and traditional, with the developments of video gaming and virtual reality, I would imagine the integration of VR simulation will be the way of the future. Marvel Comic’s X-MEN and their “danger room” and many others. Technology and improved graphics resolution provides many solutions and is already available evident in products like Google Glass, Sony VR headsets, and wall projected touch screen as manufactured by Panasonic like the ones I used teaching ESL in Japan. VR simulators to cover curricula of social and cultural interaction can improve the comprehension of civics and more, reducing the counseling hours necessitated and increasing the potential number of sessions clients need for Therapy.

There is easily available evidence that supports that digital simulations assist the learning development particularly of students with autism. Some digital assessment and treatment technology already in research and on the market include SMART-games on the Pluff platform, which produced test results that indicated it “Overall results suggest that Pluff is acceptable, usable, and enjoyable for higher functioning children with ASD and that the directions for operating the controller were easily understandable” (Gotsis 2015).

Another digital platform is Small Steps Big Skills which was reviewed in two studies, one in the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and in the Journal in Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities. The platform was said to have very favorable results: “Findings from the beta version of the game showed that linking these elements is an effective way to teach skills, and results were published in two special education journals. The first study results published in Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities in December, 2009 showed three elementary aged students with autism mastered all three skills taught through a beta version of the video game and generalized the skills to their natural environment. In a second study published in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in June, 2010 results showed three middle school-aged students with intellectual disabilities increased the percentage of steps completed in the correct order after playing the game” (Anonymous 2011). Conclusively, platforms like Small Steps Big Skills utilize video modeling and the Pluff platform provides real-time empathy reading simulation without the need of constant counselor interaction for retraining purposes. Ultimately VR programs will grow initially from their scripted scenario basis, but as did table-top RPGs of the 70s and 80s , they too can eventually be tapped by computerized and three dimensional GUI technology as is standard in the highest end entertainment systems.

Mapping Vocational Potentials Far Beyond RIASEC

In addition to training protocols for those venturing into and back into the job force with developmental disabilities or after sustaining debilitating injury, assessment batteries are a pivotal tool in evaluating what training and accommodations they require. While the industry of our nation does have its modern assessment staples like Holland’s RIASEC types, Krumbolt’s associative learning theory, the ever popular Myers-Briggs quadri-variable personality codes, an important scholar whose work deserves more attention and analysis is Dr. William Marston. While the other theories are helpful in their analysis and measurement of interest, Marston developed a theory that focused on group power dynamic and personality type. Often the discrimination against individuals with disabilities is enacted not because the management comprehended the moral implications of their dehumanizing behavior, but especially from a more elementary bullying sort of dynamic rooted I the fact that “they can”. Marston’s DISC theory looks directly at this ability potentials aspect. The assessment “…based on the work of psychologist William Moulton Marston, PhD. 2 Marston was interested in how people felt, behaved, and interacted with the world around them. 2 The DISC method is easy to administer and interpret. This instrument helps determine the different personality types (ie, Dominant, Influencer, Steady, Conscientious) of each person in the workplace.” (Slowikowski 2005).

Although comic books–especially historically–seem like a sociological Dramaturgy therapeutic panacea for society, one of the biggest reasons we’ve only been able to embrace their messages in retrospect was thanks to the moral fundamentalism of a McCarthyist mogul of censorship, Dr. Wertham, who essentially attacked the medium as the root cause of unsavory behavior in youth, much like Tipper Gore’s attack on the rap and rock and roll industry during the eighties. The 1950s censorship of pulp publishing and comic books ended careers, debilitated industrial growth and essentially ended important social ties and therefore cultural developments. Although the stories were fanciful, graphic and provocative, creative culture is a transmuting of thoughts–like X-Men’s Cerebro, and even psychic so-to-speak. When person picks up a publication and comprehends it, there is a timeless transmission of thoughts, be they two days or two thousand years previous. A book co-authored delivers to its human reader a discussion and collaborative narrative. A memoir or work of abstraction can be an empathic device of delivering experience and emotion. But Dr. Wertham didn’t comprehend the psychological and psychotherapeutic importance of the creative mediums and to this day, academia suffers an intellectual deficiency without it… “A true arch-enemy of the form, Wertham’s critique of comics went beyond criminological concerns: Comics didn’t just pervert children, you see, but ruined their ability to appreciate fine literature and art later on in life. He argued that tales about Batman–not to mention Tales from the Crypt–were like heavily seasoned food that destroyed young aesthetic palates before they could be trained to appreciate delicate, refined fare. Shakespeare, he fretted, just couldn’t follow Superman.” (Gillespie 2001).

But dynamically—in the same era the medium was attacked—a highly educated and inventive Harvard graduate and inventor of the polygraph, Marston, championed pulp publications. In a particularly comic book context, if… “Wertham was the Lex Luthor of comics, hell-bent on their total annihilation, then William Moulton Marston was their Man of Steel, dedicated to championing their cause. Marston was a Harvard– trained psychologist who had a law degree to go along with his Ph.D. In the ’20s and ’30s, Marston was best known as a tireless advocate of the polygraph-he developed an early lie detector machine-and he lobbied unsuccessfully for its use in the courts.” Marston wrote Wonder Woman which initially was a comic book that explored feminist ideas, bondage themes and the dynamics of power-play, privilege and stigma.

Marston was obviously highly educated and understood his material as a conceptual free-space to find solutions for human issues. And in his intellectual acrobatics, not only did he come up with the polygraph, he also came up with an assessment theory called DISC, which unlike RIASEC, focuses squarely on power-dynamics of personality. Conclusively, though the 1940s and 50s were an era biased towards the WASP demographic, great minds like Marston’s have a lasting influence. The highly educated writers of that era simulated application of theories like Narrative therapy in their fiction in a sociological context. If career counseling and other industries are economic bodies of a macro-body we call “society”, the rehabilitation of it–in the Dramaturgy sociological theoretical framework that emphasizes role and performance–requires we approach its condition with Narrative Therapy, imparting Jungian Archetypes for its improvement. Science-fiction from Asimov to Bradbury to Verne has always done this and the intellectual cross-training of Academia and industry must maintain the tradition for any future to remain possible.

Mutant Eugenics, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Biodiversity

The Crux of Social Privilege- Stigma & Vitalness of Self-Advocacy

In a great article that addresses the inherent biases often held by those in places of privilege over those not–in this case those who hold the stigma of being physiologically different–the presumptions, anticipations and attitudes all expressed in our narratives serves as a very explicit indicator of the harmony or disharmony of our interaction. An excerpt that illustrated the value of the minority vs minority interaction of LD constituencies (the mother and child) versus the constituencies of pedagogy (the teachers and administrators) is epitomized by their narrative/ counter narrative.

“This dynamic, this narrative/counter narrative exchange, is similar to the dynamic that birthed the LD category. The early LD advocates described by Sleeter (1987) were responding to oppressive narratives that they felt would have devalued their children — narratives that would have stripped them of their intelligence, their emotional stability, and/or their affiliation with dominant cultural, narratives that would have associated their privileged white offspring with the children of the poor and the ethnically othered.” (Hale 2010). The frustration of this advocacy is the exact backdrop of X-Men comics and the Xaviers School for Gifted Youngsters. One character, Jubilation Lee, codenamed Jubilee has a mutation that affects electrical circuitry. Her own mastery the crux, uncontrolled and developing, her ability merely damaged every electric circuit with which she came in contact. But with mastery, she could produce explosive results. However, like all consumers of the VR counseling field, Charles Xavier first discovered her in a home setting with parents overwhelmed in dealing with the negative narrative of the public system that couldn’t help her and therefore stigmatized her. And in the tragedy of what makes X-Men, the professor intercepts her to his private boarding school, because her “normal” parents ultimately aimed for return to foster care. Although X-Men is an extreme case in the failure of advocacy and the system itself in serving physiological diversity of a population, it also highlights the amazing advance and potential that can be tapped via personalized learning programs and accommodations of learning styles and physical capacities.

Hale’s article goes on to address the strongly pedagogically rooted issues. The article acknowledges that… “the protagonist is always the social standing of a child and his parents. The antagonists are the ideological assumptions that underlie schooling and the perceptions and biases of those in the school community. The conflict is the struggle between competing views of the child, the antagonistic view being that the child is lazy or stupid and the parents’ being an affirmation of their child’s positive essence. The plot, driven by the central conflict, moves from incident to incident of difference, exposition, and shame until finally the parents, drawing on resources only available to the relatively privileged, enlist experts who wield the symbolic power of science to inoculate their child from criticisms and aspersions, while locating the cause of his difficulties within him. The dénouement involves a change of identity, from “normal” to disabled, from accused to excused. The whole process establishes a rationale to which the parents can cling in moments of doubt and conflict.” As though the pedagogy is unaware that they pursue a narrative in which the system wins and bankrupts the individuals of difference rather than tapping into the minefield of their potential. So accordingly in our field, our role as VR counselors is to serve as a Professor X and channel the ability of our clientele and consumers in order to make them heroic, in costume, in ability, in society.

The Dangers of Self-Loathing over the Human Condition and the “Survival of the Fittest” Myth to Rehabilitation

What is even more compelling in similarity to the comics is how the real-life diagnosis of LD was influenced by socially constructed notions of race. While in X-Men, there are obvious genetic and evolutionary influences on the fight for mutant advocacy, in real life the pseudo science of race essentially was used for eugenicist purposes against the disabled and minority. A perfect example is a book written most accordingly by the offspring of science fiction legend, HG Wells, Spencer Wells, entitled The Journey of Man, delves into the propagandic beginnings of the history of the “Survival of the Fittest” myth. The Journey of Man excerpts how eventually Herbert Spencer, rather than Darwin put forth the term initially. (Wells 11) “As we saw earlier, Darwin wa not a ‘hard’ racist… It was the philosopher Herbert Spencer, for instance, who actually coined the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’, and he used it to justify the social divisions inherent in late-nineteenth-century Britain in a series of widely read books and essays. If divisions within society could be explained by science, then surely differences between cultures had a similar cause.

Combined with the Victorian obsession with classification, this leap from ‘might makes right’ to a belief that these cultural differences must be definable using scientific methods encouraged the growth of the eugenics movement.” Herbert Spencer popularized eugenics, which eventually targeted the physiologically disabled and minority of society. As Spencer Wells explains, “”While eugenics began as a movement dedicated to social enlightenment, its aims were soon perverted, and by the 1910s and 20s it was being used in the United States as scientific justification for the forced sterilization of people believed to be mentally subnormal. It was also behind the mean-spirited implementation of racist immigration tests and quotas (in the 1920s desperately poor eastern European immigrants, most of whom were illiterate, were expected to arrive at Ellis Island in New York knowing how to read). The systematic extermination of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals and other supposedly inferior groups by the Nazis in the 1940s had its scientific justification in the application of eugenic principles. Physical anthropology had jumped to the head of the queue in its race to prove ‘useful’.” (Wells 12). The terrorist and eugenic pursuits of Graydon Creed (Uncanny 1993), Bolivar Trask & the mutant hunting Sentinels (X-Men 1965) and The Friends of Humanity Uncanny (X-Men 1992) all parallel the reality of eugenics and the variety of government sanctioned human rights violations that ail our collective human history.

In the X-Universe the theme of predation upon that psychosocial self-loathing over biological worthiness and value recur again and again. In another situation, a core member of the X-Men born with wings reaches a regretful depression and finds himself taken advantage of by the genetic manipulator and megalomaniacal mutant named Apocalypse. Angel is brainwashed and further mutated into the genetic supremacist Archangel (X-Factor 1987). Again, a core member of the founding X-Men, Hank McCoy, codename Beast furthers his mutation in self-loathing pursuit of a “cure” (Amazing 1972).

The Vitalness of Advocacy for Self-Identity Preservation and Diversity in face of the Majority.

Human biology has always proven a need for biodiversity and the Bedouin of Negev, Israel are a perfect example. An article of The New York Times reported, “Bedouins do not carry more genetic mutations than the general population. But because so many marry relatives — some 65 percent of Bedouin in Israel’s Negev marry first or second cousins — they have a significantly higher chance of marrying someone who carries the same mutations, increasing the odds they will have children with genetic diseases, researchers say. Hundreds have been born with such diseases among the Negev Bedouin in the last decade.” (Kraft 2006). That similar pattern was occurrent in the political age of Western Church-states and also apparent in Japan’s imperial lineage. Just as Spencer Wells writings on human migration emphasize the need for biodiversity, as cross pollination occurs in the plant world, it also reigns true for human civilization.

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Qamarism: A Personal Counseling Approach

 

ABSTRACT
Coming from a house of counseling parents, I grew up acclimated to an environment of helping, consideration and introspection. As I have experienced the curriculum regarding the theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy as posited in Gerald Corey’s text, I’ve realized that the various counseling approaches to which my parents exposed were centered upon the models in the book. Exposed to personal centered approaches and narrative approaches of looking at especially the intellectual African-American experiences with which I was raised; via the cognitive behavior approaches when they dealt with drug and alcohol dependent consumers; via existential approaches when they dealt with clients dealing with death and loss; and via Feminist approaches while supporting clients living in the LGBT community; I was slowly developing a counseling approach. This paper explores my development of my unique method. My Qamarist approach which acknowledges that race, gender, sexuality, etc. are all important qualitative axis we traverse in an ultimate axis of existence, each quality containing a range of pyschophysiosocial abilities with which our lifetime is spent in learning how to maneuver and cope.

 

  1. Kawaida Theory, African Humanist Centrality & Reclaiming Power away from the Racial Narrative

I was raised in a African-American environment, by a community of upper-middle, middle class African-American folk. They fully were committed not only to civil rights, but also the Black Power Movement, the Nation of Islam, radicalism and the then emerging theories of Afrocentricty and African-Centered thought. Although some of these ideas were still very developmental, our communal centerpiece was Kwanzaa, a holiday developed from Dr. Maulana Karenga out of his Kawaida theory. Revolving around seven principles, celebrated during Kwanzaa as the Nguzo Saba, Kawaida Theory focuses on the nature of “goodness” as it applies as not just a moral ideal, but also as it applies to our psychosocioeconomic communal interactions. Overtime and research I found that even the pan-African, idealized principles struck universal themes of what makes healthy, sustainable human communities. Sometime during my undergraduate, conflicted with the everyday frustrations of society’s racialized interactions, I needed to find a scientific neutrality of the black and non-black world I lived in. And through learning Spencer Wells’ Human Migration Theory through his work The Journey of Man and through Jarod Diamond’s work Guns, Germs and Steel, I applied them to KT. And as result I concluded on a non-racialized, pan-African and pan-human interpretation because of our universal DNA and specieial birthplace–Africa.

Kawaida Theory

Although the African-American holiday Kwanzaa has existed since 1968, and is the core of my upbringing and character, is still a very marginalized and racialized holiday. Although the core principles have an application beyond race and have very common themes with Asian Confucianism and the most idealized incarnations of Marxist utopian concepts, it has been authored and perpetuated as racially black in many instances. The idea of black has to be properly assessed and in fact in order to resolve my own inner conflicts with identity, ethnicity, culture and nationality, I had to consider: What are the actual dynamics of race? In that pondering I had to come to acknowledge that race is an absolute construction. In the 1940s the general categorization was white and colored, which mainly resulted in especially WASP ethnic people being categorized as “white” and non-WASP ethnicities being pooled into the “non-white” category. Then time changed to make more divisions. However the classic “one-drop” rule, as was reinforced in my upper-division GE multicultural class, even a person with predominantly European features–if on their birth certificate had “black”–was forced to live a double life of descriptive inconsistency. So upon realizing that Dr. Maulana Karenga of California State University, Long Beach masterfully synthesized a new holiday around a pan-African, “communalist”–as my dad would say–concept of Kawaida Theory, the ambiguity inherent in the wording of “black race”–primarily because “race” is an inherent unscientific idea contradicted by the more substantiated concept of species–both Kawaida and Kwanzaa can be ethnically distributed and celebrated by all Americans and all people without having a blatantly “black” visage thanks to the underlying ecological and humanistic principles housed in its African theme.  

African Humanist Centrality

In college, being an African-American student, single, sexually ambiguous, anti-misogynist and multiculturally submerged into Japanese culture, I was constantly wondering “had I sold out?”, “where do I fit in?”. In so far as racial considerations, I found two valuable scientific sources to provide me a sort of reassurance and guidance for my ethnic, racial and cultural wonderings. The first was a book recommended to me by my high school buddy, now a computer specialist working in the Language Acquisition Resource Center of San Diego State University’s linguistics department. The book was Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond. The book particularly opened my eyes to the environmental and social organizational factors that dictated the development of human civilization. Although I found the author was later criticized for having a too “environmentally deterministic” approach and seemingly providing justification for the state of today’s powers, he brought up very valid principles of agrarianism, egalitarianism, food supply control, geographic boundaries, governmental style, etc as to how groups of people maintain a powerful narrative and influence. Coming from a black nationalist background, I found it especially interesting and useful.

But the book that really drove home the concept of the “loophole in racial nationalist construct” that I was realizing was The Journey of Man, by Spencer Wells. His book describes his process of deconstructing racial notions and supporting his hypothesis of “human migration theory”, tracking phenotype and DNA patterns across the world, finding a universal pattern in the Khoisan peoples of the Kalahari desert south of the Serengeti plains. His following of DNA patterns creates a narrative of an organizing, cooperative, adventurous, yet genetically adapting human species flourishing upon the Earth since birth from the Great RIft Valley. That narrative I was even able to see confirmed–in a surely lost to revision–2008 Wikipedia entry on Dr. Molefi Kete Asante’s controversial cultural theory on “Afrocentrism”.

Reclaiming Power away from the Racial Narrative

In this process of self-realization, I was able to build a personal narrative that was universal utilizing a genetic, biologically evolving and environmentally adaptable African-originating specieial identity and therefore narrative. Once in college, my father introduced me to a book authored by Clyde W. Ford entitled The Hero with an African Face. In it Mr. Ford champions that the ability to construct positive narratives, is integral for African-Americans and “black” categorized peoples (Ford 1999). Although scientifically we all have disproven race as a colonial concept, those same colonial bodies still exist, human pragmatic behavior still popularizes the compliance with racial narratives and social organizational resource distribution is still disproportionate for those in the “black” categories. But despite the challenge of the disparities the book poises itself in address, it is a beautiful illustration of the core idea of Narrative Therapy and Theory that “We live our lives by stories we tell about ourselves and that others tell about us. These stories actually shape reality in that they construct and constitute what we see, feel and do. The stories we live by grow our of conversations in a social and cultural context.” especially in its application to people like me, who are born into an environment full of anti-black-culture sentiments and immigrating/emigrating populations and political stances (Corey 2013).

III. Pacific Southwest Pan-Asian Up-bringing & Existential Therapy and Theory

Born in Hawaii, having half Filipino cousins, raised on Tang Soo Do, regularly eating Chinese and Vietnamese food and schooling bilingually in Japanese, the Asian influence. Naturally, while studying any Northeast Asian martial art, Confucianism, Buddhism and Shinto are all spiritual influences that come forth through practice–the most central is in awareness of technique and practicing meditation. Those spiritual practices epitomize the idea of “mindfulness” and idea that although have come into the West via Ralph Waldo Emerson, Existential philosophy and therapy. Those ideas were initially described in Chinese and Japanese by legendary Buddhist clergy like Kukai and Takuan Soho. Takuan Soho is reputed to helping the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. The monk’s famous treatise was The Unfettered Mind, focused upon mindfulness via Buddhist Zen concepts.

During the fall of 2010, my father visited me while teaching in Japan and we visited the temple complex founded by another famous Buddhist scholar, Kukai. Kukai–as Dr. Nakamura of the SDSU School of Art and Design suggested to me in one conversation about Japan–Kukai was like the Christian Martin Luther. He essentially brought Zen Buddhism from Ancient China and proliferated the ideas of meditation and mindfulness at a layman level (Takuan 1986).

Pacific Southwest Pan-Asian Upbringing

The trajectory of my life was situated in a most particular way that in my own eyes determines the style and presentation of myself as a counselor. Although I am obviously “black” as acknowledged by our hyper-racialized American culture makes me aware, I have a battery of Pan-Pacific cultural identifiers that gives me a unique aesthetic. Firstly, born in Hawaii, I am technically a kama aina or native by geography, though not by ethnic blood. So I do relate to the Hawaiian civilizational process. I am most obviously Californian and San Diegan due to my lineage and upbringing in California and San Diego via my father. Being from here I identify with the spring blooming of the lavender jacaranda trees and orange poppies. I also feel a connection to the surrounding mountains, Miguel, Helix and Cowles. I also have an undeniable affinity for the beaches and deserts. In addition I’ve an inclination towards Asia and my upbringing in Filipino peers, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines, Korean karate and Japanese language. Most influential of Asian culture and accentuating to the Kawaida principles with which I was raised was the Korean karate, Tang Soo Do. Within that branch of martial arts both the virtually Alderian Confucianist and Daoist sociophilosophical ideologies are systemically enforced (Hwang 1978). And I naturally comprehend the salsa of Mexicana and Amerind culture that proliferates this state and county. As a counselor, it is the cultural milieu that I will bring to my clients in conjunction with a comprehension of all of the “mainstream” American industries staple to the West Coast.

Existentialism

The textbook acknowledges that “Existential therapy focuses on exploring themes such as mortality, meaning, freedom, responsibility, anxiety and aloneness as these relate to a person’s current struggle.”

Reflecting Buddhist ideas of impermanence, Existential Therapy’s focus of making person’s aware of their changes and limitations, as apparent in Corey’s description: “The existential view of human nature is captured, in part, by the notion that the significance of our existence is never fixed once and for all; rather, we continually recreate ourselves through our projects. Humans are in a constant state of transition, emerging, evolving and becoming in response to the tensions, contradictions and conflicts in our lives” (Corey 2013). This psychological postulation acutely parallels the Buddhist theological postulations of impermanence and the idea that we are always seeking divine wisdom or Enlightenment. During my junior year at Helix High School, I began to look into a variety of books on religion, especially as my parents moved away from Islamic practices towards more indigenous African spiritual concepts. So including reading Of Water and the Spirit by Patrice Malidoma Some–an exploration of West African Dagara cosmology and divination practices–I also spent time reading Shambhala: the Sacred Path of the Warrior a Tibetan treatise on Buddhism, compassion, morality and mortality. The book touched upon many concepts that related to my training in martial arts and our constant focus upon endurance and mastery of technique. The underlying concepts that these Buddhists studies–in addition to my experience with pilgrimages to Eihei Temple in Fukui prefecture, Kouya Temple Complex and Shitenno Temple in Osaka Prefecture and Todai Temple in Nara Japan–solidified the theological concept of “suffering” and human experience as being limited to our ultimately individual experience of our senses. The concept aligns virtually seamlessly with Existential theoretical ideas on existential anxiety and aloneness (Trungpa 1984).

 

  1. Feminist Theory, Boyhood to Manhood & Black Masculinism

Although I grew up as a male with male privilege, I was the youngest in what a US census designated “black” household and ranked lowest in authority for leadership in my household. So while many would see me as the only male child and naturally see my activities as “masculine” in comparison to the other males around me, my actual focuses were very reserved and cerebral and additionally influenced by the two higher ranking females in my household–my older sister and mother. My dad made regular efforts in masculinizing me to maintain a gender influence balance. He enrolled me into Tang Soo Do, a Korean karate he excelled in during his youth. The influence of that environment allowed me introduction to the rugged, but meaningful characteristics of masculine hard-power combat culture such as jockstraps, lockers, gear, athletic masochism, weapons, adrenaline, bawdiness, camaraderie and the equalizing and the gender neutral revelation of effective technique. In Tang Soo Do I trained as a child, in forms, sparring and flesh wounds with adults twice my size–often students of my alma mater San Diego State University–until I earned a second degree black belt and graduated SDSU with my bachelors.

With feminism revolutionizing social justice especially for women and feminine gender expression, it has in some ways also allowed voices against the mistreatment of men–especially those with a heavily masculine gender identity separate from the WASP ideal. Issues especially reflected of minority males, male sexuality, circumcision, military recruitment, etc. have not been widely acknowledged as both misandrist and misanthropic endeavors by the patriarchal establishments and only marginally in the mainstream feminist discourse.

Feminist Theory & Therapy

Feminist theory is a paramount necessary ideology for humanity beyond just sociophilosophical principles but also biophysiological principles. Many of the most organized and effective organisms on the planet are predominantly female including colonies of insects, reptiles and even mammals like lions.  In fact one species of lizard exists without males whatsoever. But further beyond that, the self-sufficient female society has always existed, especially apparent in the Amazonian warriors of Sub-Saharan African ruler, N’Zinga, polyandrous ethnicities and even evidence of the gender rule breaking Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. The idea of gender equality and elimination of stereotyping in order to see the individual objectively underlies feminist theory. Accordingly, my comprehension of Africa epitomizes that egalitarian feminist ideal and gives me a hunch that a proper ideology African-Americana incorporates what I feel is an inherently indigenous African egalitarian philosophy of gender parity that borders on the Berdache of the Americas (Williams 1986). Our textbook notes that, “Feminist therapy is built on the premise that it is essential to consider the social, cultural, and political context that contributes to a person’s problems in order to understand that person. This perspective has significant implications for the development of counseling theory and for how practitioners intervene with diverse client populations” (Corey 2013).

Additionally, I’ve come to realize that much of sexism that objectives women into sexualized roles lf servitude. This legacy is especially preserved in archaic American laws that don’t protect the safety of sex-workers, provide sex-workers rights or reasonably regulate those industries which largely trap and often traffic women. However opportunities like assisted certification the International Surrogate Partner Association or participation, development and proliferation of academics in sexuality as pioneered by Kinsey, Comfort and Masters & Johnson can stabilize and save lives of women and provide a stronger therapeutic basis for families suffering domestic violence.

Boyhood to Manhood

Of course with any exploration of counseling approach, I have to consider my background. I was raised in a predominantly overt heteronormative African-American environment. During my elementary school years, my father took up the reigns of a youth program for African-American boys called Boyhood to Manhood–a sort of anti-boyscouts. We spent Saturdays in a para-military styled order, beginning with the Pan-African Libation ceremony, invoking the blessings of God, Progeny and Predecessors. We read and recited the eight principles of adulthood–honor, reliability, respect, ancestry, purpose, unity, faith, trust; the Pledge to Self and Nation and the Nguzo Saba. We sang African language songs and practiced counting in Bamabara and KiSwhahili. We did craft projects, drumming, volunteer activities and even pursued advancement via an academic curriculum via projects of the Drum Book and Spear Book. As an African-American male child, I knew a pristine order bordering on that of Israeli or South Korean youth. But as society happened, so did the buckling of African-American leadership as we grew older, resources became scarce and adult interpersonal values shifted. The void of post-adolescent guidance I began to feel entering high school and college led me on my own quest of understanding the role of gender and sex especially because Boyhood to Manhood instilled in me that it was much deeper, cultural and ancestral than music videos, sports stars and Hollywood glamour.

Black Masculinism

Although there are masculinist scholars like Jack Malebranch (Donovan) who put forth a version of masculine ideals that is still sterilely “white” dependent upon a vilified, anti-intellectual, under researched black male stereotype of a non-white anti-masculinity (Malebranche 2006). My background encouraged my pursuit to develop an understanding of the African gender spectrum. That exploration led me to books like Boy-wives and Female Husbands: Studies in African Homosexualities which charted gender variation originating from African continental populations. It helped me conclude that masculinity is a cultural practice and aesthetic non-dependent on sexual practice, even for men of African backgrounds (Murray 1998). And while self-proclaimed masculinists and men’s rights advocates can comprehend the universal relativity of Kinseyan sexuality and of the gender spectrum, he and his supporters are unable to separate from their colonial pseudo-scientific racial mindset of denying those same male rights and sexuo-gender flexible dignities to African masculinities other than us only having a place in their occidental mindset as either “feminized, amoral gays” or “unsophisticated, misogynist straights or bisexuals”.

 

  1. Principles of Qamarist Counseling Approach and Theory

My personal approach, the Qamarist approach, incorporates traditional African-American communal principles with which I was raised, The Eight Principles of Adulthood, The Nguzo Saba and the humanist and scientific ideas that our acknowledgement of Africa as our biological Center and an alternate logic pattern opposed to the intense rhetorical engine of strictly East versus West. Next, my approach incorporates Existentialist therapy and theory in acknowledging the transformational nature of the human experience, its sensualism and impermanence and the power of our individual choice in seeking the wisdom our moments. Lastly my approach incorporates black masculinism which necessitates the incorporation of ethnic pluralism, unlike currently typified masculinism, yet still acknowledges that masculinism ultimately compliments feminism as its opposite color, with pre-feminist, pre-Stonewall Modern culture as being especially earmarked as misanthropic toward anyone concentrically exterior to the male WASP demographic in general. Overall my approach acknowledges that race, gender, sexuality, etc. are all integral qualitative axis we traverse in an ultimate axis of existence, each quality containing a range of pyschophysiosocial abilities with which our lifetime is spent in learning how to maneuver and cope.

 

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Diamond, J. M. (1999). Guns, germs, and steel: The fates of human societies. New York: Norton.

Ford, C. W. (1999). The hero with an African face: Mythic wisdom of traditional Africa. New York: Bantam Books.

Hwang, K. (1978). Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do). Springfield, N.J: U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

Malebranche, J. (2006). Androphilia: A manifesto : Rejecting the Gay Identity, Reclaiming Masculinity. Baltimore, MD: Scapegoat Pub.

Murray, S. O., & Roscoe, W. (1998). Boy-wives and female husbands: Studies in African homosexualities. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Takuan, S., & Wilson, W. S. (1986). The unfettered mind: Writings of the Zen master to the sword master. Tokyo: Kodansha International.

Trungpa, C., & Gimian, C. R. (1984). Shambhala: The sacred path of the warrior. Boulder, Colo: Shambhala.

Wells, S. (2003). The journey of man: A genetic odyssey. London: Penguin.

Williams, W. L. (1986). The spirit and the flesh: Sexual diversity in American Indian culture. Boston: Beacon Press.

 

If in the result of material manifestation energy is ultimately transformed and lost, then physical life is not measured by safety (the lack of risk taken) but instead by bravery (the amount of risk taken). Biological units as

MASLOW’S NEEDS HIERARCHY=SOCIAL CONTRACT
Although Maslow’s needs hierarchy serves as a valuable framework during child development, it is also a necessary principle in adult development that will determine productivity and cooperation.

RACE=GEOCULTURAL POLITICAL CODE
The sociodynamics of the racial concept have been a perpetual thorn in the progressing foot of domestic politics. However, simply adapting the racial concept from its archaic inception of mongoloid, negroid, caucasoid, indioid, etc. pseudo-biological modeling into one that codes individuals by their geopolitical place of origin and their steps since removed, our sociopolical interactions can be advanced with more fine-tuned benchmarking for demographic analysis, ethnic enclave economic valuation, vocational job divisioning, accurate international futures investing etc.

HOMOSEXUALITY=SOCIOPOLITICAL SEXUAL POWER
Gay and straight are obvious political factions with a variety of players in between, however they are essentially physical manifestations of a singular underlying argument in support of a readily fluid human sexuality and a public that accepts it and its sociobiological functions. Homosexuality as birth control and hygiene facilitation. Heterosexuality as momentary and acute in planning and execution.

PLANT CELL AND ANIMAL CELL HYBRID=METAPHOR FOR STATE
Although the national culture, law, and politics of a country are of great leadership relevance, the overdependence on centralized authority creates decapitates the authority of states, prefectures and provinces. The only path that is sustainable is towards an authoritative parity in which laws, militia organization, industrial opportunities, and market access are proportionately distributed from national capitol to state capitol. Each state, prefecture, province, etc. has enough cultural diversity and singularity for an autonomous existence, but the primary missing pieces from their effectiveness are the legal, social, economic and political infrastructures that invest authority and value into such bodies. The idea that a national capitol can and will lead all–especially in continentally bounded nations–is unrealistic, lazy, inefficient and a strategic Achilles heel that invites an array of Trojan horses.

CULTURE=HUMAN CONCEPTUAL SURVIVAL TECHNOLOGY

SCRIPTED LANGUAGE=PSYCHOMETRICS

ART = FOUNDATION OF EMPIRICAL SCIENCE

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Medicalizing Sex Work with Sexual Surrogacy

ABSTRACT
Sexuality is a major component fitting into Maslow’s needs hierarchy as it is a spectrum. This paper will investigate sexual needs as an explorable palette and capacity that needs to be met and can be met in a safe, minimal risk environment. Sex work will be identified as a fulfillment of needs tied to socially relevant emotions. Accordingly, the paper will focus on how these unmet needs result in a psycho-emotional loop, a vicious cycle. It will touch upon how to counter prostitution by professionalizing sex-workers into sexual surrogates. The paper will answer the complex question: if there is not a pyramidal scheme in the surrogate’s earnings; if the client’s sexual needs are based in some sort of functional limitation that is temporal, psychological or emotional rather than recreation; If the exchange is consensual and mutually beneficial; If both parties assume responsibility and potential health risk; how is it not a therapeutic act? Lastly the paper will explore how the International Professional Surrogate Association’s three party framework can be integrated and proliferated to combat illegal sexual activity like prostitution and sex trafficking.

http://www.npr.org/2010/03/08/124369913/whip-smart-memoirs-of-a-dominatrix

Melissa Febos explores in retrospect her access to the BDSM culture and sheds light on the psychoanalytic properties of sex workers. She reports a variety of aspects that touch upon themes of transference, counter transference, identity, power distribution and privilege. Febos delivers a detailed account that fits well in comparative analysis of sexuality with curricula form organizations like the International Professional Surrogate Association and the Kinsey Institute.

Sanders, T. (2007). The politics of sexual citizenship: Commercial sex and disability. Disability & Society, 22(5), 439-455. doi:10.1080/09687590701427479

“This paper breaks a long silence by bringing together two areas of literature that have generally been considered separately: that of sexuality and disability with findings from studies on sex work. Presenting empirical findings from two studies, one with sex workers who work from indoor sex markets and the other with men who buy sex, this paper exposes the existing relationships and practices between men with physical and sensory impairments who seek out commercial sexual services from female sex workers. In the discussion the politics surrounding sexual rights and commercial sex will be addressed. In the context of commercial sex, quality of life issues, complex power dynamics and the common ground between disabled people and sex workers rights are discussed. This paper considers the negative aspects of promoting commercial sex for people with impairments, as well as the positive aspects regarding the wider campaign for sexual citizenship. Finally, I set out recommendations and a new research and policy agenda that investigates the complexities of commercial and facilitated sex. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)”