Thursday, 28 July 2011

Chaplin the Chaplain.

One of the greatest speaches ever.
I love it.

"I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor - that's not my business - I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.

We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

The way of life can be free and beautiful.

But we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men's souls - has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.

We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say "Do not despair".

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish...

Soldiers - don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you - who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.

Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate - only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers - don't fight for slavery, fight for liberty.

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written " the kingdom of God is within man " - not one man, nor a group of men - but in all men - in you, the people.

You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let's use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.

Soldiers - in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting - the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.

The soul of man has been given wings - and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope - into the future, that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up." - Charlie Chaplin

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Underhive Hero is Live

Yeah I said it would happen at some point. Seeing as my day has been, by and large, a fuck up, I thought I'd try and do something semi productive.

Enjoy - Underhive Hero

10. Frustration; The slam-tastic chasing game that drives you mad.

The past 24 hours have been extremely frustrating, and disappointing.

Why do bad things come in groups?

I'm going to keep a low profile while I calm down, so don't expect any serious updates for a while


Sunday, 17 July 2011

09. I must be dreaming.

Nothing academic to debate about in this post...I'm too relaxed at present to find anything that disagreeable.
   Despite my general lack of going out and getting wrecked, this summer is probably one of the most enjoyable (excluding work obviously) I have had in a while, and it has been pretty productive, which is....different.

   A good few years back we used to spend all our time down the park playing football. I was awful and still am...but it was enjoyable, and it kept us in decent shape. Now I'm not health nut, but it is nice to have some acceptable level of fitness. So before summer kicked off I was talking to one of my friends who used to sort all of it out, and he invited me to train with the team he plays for (I'll add a link for them if I find one). I think he was surprised when summer came and I turned up, and have done now for about 4 weeks. I am far better now compared to back then, but compared to these guys, I am abysmal, but I'm enjoying it.
With any luck training over the summer might just get me to the level I need to get into my university team....even if it is the fifths.

   On the hobby front me and a couple of guys started playing Necromunda. For those unfamiliar with the game Necromunda is set within the Warhammer 40,000 universe (our universe in the 41st millennium). It is a very dystopic, gothic and war driven setting. Necromunda is set within the human populated 'hive worlds.' It is a game about gang conflict within these societies. You can download the rulebook for free if you want to learn more.
Usually I'd link my bolter and Chainsword blog to show you my work, but that only deals in 'power armoured' models. So I'm going to have to find a new way of showing off what I come up with. I'll throw the link in a future post.

   I recently bought a few things (despite my moaning about having a job, it does afford me to indulge in some luxuries: P), one of which is the new Warhammer 40,000 game on Xbox live called 'Kill team'. So far it is fairly enjoyable. I'll post a full review of it when I've finished it and tried out the other features.

   There have been other [i]developments[/i], But I'm not going to jinx it by writing about it here. The title of this post is a clue. If you figure it out, it doesn't apply to it all...yet. Just the first part ;).

   That is all for now. Link spam to follow soon no doubt :P.