"Of all people, you know who I am…who the world needs me to be. I am Wonder Woman."
WHAT BOOK IS THIS FROM??
I think it’s from that 2010 run, with JMS and they redesigned her costume with the leather jacket and all that. Odyssey, I think.
"I spent four years studying to get a degree in law, and I’ve spent almost as long trying to find a job. Here, unless you’re the family of someone in government, nobody will hire you. I sold my last cow, and now my money is almost completely gone. I’m getting evicted so I’ll have no choice but to go back to the village with my grandparents. At least we have farms there. After all this time in school, I’ve almost forgotten how to dig.”
Enlightenment is not becoming a different person; it’s becoming the person you already are without any hesitation or any reservation — having the insight, and the courage, and the openness — to be the person you already are, and to trust the wisdom that’s already within.
I stopped by Vandal’s Magazine today to pick up a copy of their latest issue and catch up. I was so excited when I saw they closed the issue with my editorial, more importantly, they closed the magazine with this image above. In it, I transcribed a quote from Terence McKenna. It blows my mind that a magazine would have the balls to publish these words he spoke:
“We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
To my friends at Vandals: Thank you. You’re doing important work! We’re at the point where the generation raised on Adbusters working with commercialism to help ease up the separation between humanity and corporatism, and move to a more productive future.
"We’re eye doctors."
"What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?"
"The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."