Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Fake O'Hare UFO Photograph?


Time Will Tell - Is This An Actual Photograph Of The O'Hare UFO - Or Is It A Fake?

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I. Related Phenomena Hit Chicago, and Downstate Illinois Area!

Odd Light Flashes Over Chicago Prior to O'Hare UFO!
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UFO Activity Didn't Stop Over Illinois On November 7th!
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II. The Recently Unofficially Released O'Hare UFO May Be A Fake
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The photograph above may be the first look at the O'Hare UFO! I read about it first on Billy Booth's About Site (NYTIMES)!

Abovetopsecret.com rightly included a disclaimer which cast doubt on the photograph's authenticity. It just may be that some people are just getting bored waiting for any real images to be published of the O'Hare UFO, and have begun sharing some "artistic creations" of their own.

Below is an animated graphic file (also provided by AboveTopSecret.Com) which suggest to me that the UFO photo above was based upon a readily accessible image available on the Internet. In other words it is probably a fake. Notice that I did not suggest the O'Hare UFO incident was in any way fraudulent. I do however believe we need to be extremely careful about any images that pop up on the Internet. We live in the age of digital imagery, and digital editors.
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The Creation Of A Fake O'Hare UFO Photograph

The animated graphic below shows two source images, and several morph software created intermediate images. The two sources are allegedly authentic images of O'Hare International Airport. The first source image is allegedly of the O'Hare UFO (see upper right hand corner), and the second source image (which appears at the end of the morph series) is apparently portrays a multi-exposure of the landing of a commercial aircraft - with its landing lights on.

The similarity between the two source images is striking. Anyone with even some minor skills in photo editing could have used photo cloning tools to cover up the landing lights in the second source photograph, and then could have used brightness, and contrast controls to darken the image. With zoom, clone, and brush tools a small "UFO" could have been drawn into the upper right hand corner of the first source image.
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*Photo Confusion Discredits O'Hare UFO Sighting - Whether Valid Or Not
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III. Why The O'Hare UFO Photograph MAY Still Be Legitimate

An intelligence service may have covertly accessed the UAL pilot's images (very possible) and created the fake image without the UAL pilot's knowledge. Why? To create a sense of distrust, and uncertainty regarding the O'Hare UFO sighting. This process is called disinformation, and it's a common practice employed by intelligence agencies to create a sense of confusion about sensitive subjects - including UFOs. We'll need to await the actual publication of the O'Hare UFO photographs before we can make any decision about the photograph above. For now I'd label it suspect. Despite my skepticism, let's look at how easy it would be to discredit a real photograph, by making it look fake. See Below for links on Image Credits.
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Means: How To Discredit A Real O'Hare UFO Photograph

  • Obtain Legitimate O'Hare UFO Photograph
  • Erase UFO With Editing Software
  • Add Fake Airliner Landing Lights
  • Post The Fake Image with Earlier Dates on the Internet
  • Discover the Fake Image
  • Use Fake Image to Discredit the Real Image
  • Create Sense of Confusion and Debate Over Entire Sighting
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Suspects: Who Have Motives To Discredit A Real O'Hare UFO Photograph
  • CIA
  • NSA
  • Military Intelligence
  • Certain Defense Contractors.
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Motive: Why Would A Real O'Hare UFO Photograph Be Discredited
  • To Create Doubt About O'Hare UFO sighting
  • To Cover Up Advanced Alien Technology
  • To Cover Up Advanced Human Technology
  • Money & Power
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Alternative Means - The Preemptive Strike
  • Release A Fake O'Hare UFO Photo Now
  • Discredit The Fake Photo
  • Thereby Casting Doubt On Real Photos When Released.


Other Motivative - The Irrational

  • The Sheer Fun of Creating A Fake UFO Photo (similar to thrill people get writing viruses). Creating a fake UFO photo, or discrediting a real UFO photo might have been done for no particular reason at all other than the thrill of doing it. Not all human behavior is rationally motivated.

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IV. We Need More Information to Make a Decision

It is still possible that the O'Hare UFO photograph is in fact the genuine article. We'll have to wait for additional information before being able to make such a judgement. We need to have the individuals who saw the O'Hare UFO to come forward, and confirm if this is what the UFO looked like. Most importantly we need those individuals who actually took photos of the O'Hare UFO to confirm whether the image in contention is one which they captured on November 7th, 2006 at O'Hare International Airport.
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Animated Photo Overlays Using Two Sources & Morphing Which Suggest Duplicity?
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V. An Appeal to UAL Employees Which Photographed O'Hare UFO
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This is a public appeal to those United Air Line employees which photographed the UFO (reports are that at least one pilot photographed the UFO). Please release the photographs which you took. Word has it that you are in negotiation to sell the photographs to a major news publication.

Despite your concern that you will have your career ruined with United Air Lines I implore you to do the right thing, and release the photographs which you took of the O'Hare UFO as soon as possible. United Air Lines, and the FAA have no legal right to encourage you to remain silent.
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VI. Reactions To This Post

I started noticing a significant increase in the number of visitors to my blog, and I soon watched as nearly five hundred people visited to read this post. Very exciting. Most were coming from two links (perhaps more) from the following sites:


The Anomalist.Com

Here's their lead in to this post...

Less than 24 hours later...is the O'Hare photo doctored from a readily available image from the web?
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A Post At DailyGrail

Here's their lead in to this post...

  • In the continuing saga that is the O'Hare Airport UFO sighting, more things worth noting. Firstly, as pointed out in today's news, a photo is being circulated around the Internet which is alleged to be a photo of the UFO. Take it all with a grain of salt until it is confirmed. On the flipside, Rob McConnell of 'The X-Zone' has written an indepth piece questioning the story, which he says has "more holes in it than a piece of Swiss cheese". It's a magical mystery tour at the moment...
  • Update: The image appears to be a fake, based on this explanation.
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VII. THIS POST BECOMES PART OF AN ONLINE DISCUSSION.
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A Discussion about this blog post at HabitableZone.Com


By Lindy
"So let's pick a blogger (JeromeProphet) and shoot in his explanations, and ignore the expert David Biedney, who actually examined the cell phone photograph.
But, after careful examination of this Jerome Prophet on Google, there are no professional references to him, other than that very bad Marilyn Manson video he displays on his site. But, if you actually READ what he wrote, he has done a cursory first examination with the pros and cons.

He actually discusses WHY photographs following the initial one would be faked:

>"Obtain Legitimate O'Hare UFO Photograph, Erase UFO With Editing Software, Post The Fake Image with Earlier Dates on the Internet, Discover the Fake Image, Use Fake Image to Discredit the Real Image, Create Sense of Confusion and Debate Over Entire Sighting

Suspects: Who Have Motives To Discredit A Real O'Hare UFO Photograph
CIA
NSA
Military Intelligence
Certain Defense Contractors."

And he closes with a good argument neither pro or con for this phtograph.
So your title post Photo Debunked Here really holds very little water.
But I noticed your "student" was quick to breathe fire into it behind you.
Not surprised at that either".

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The above reply was to the following post Link

By TB
The blogger (JeromeProphet) at your link should have been clearer on the origin of the stock shot, and a bit better organized. The original photo is from http://www.ishilab.net/~ishihara/blog/media/1/, and is seen below:

I do not know if the photo originated with the owner of that site (it isn't in English) or somewhere else.

This is the UFO photo:

Making a picture like this pass a digital test is easy. You can crunch it through the pixel altering process enough to blur almost anything, including artifacts. Essentially, you convert the picture into a single, giant artifact. Of course, you can also print out your hoax picture, and with enough skill, simply photograph it with your cell phone.

On the other hand...

I did my own overlay, and noticed a couple of things:

The angles of the two photos are quite different, and a lot of tilting is necessary to match them. The UFO in the photo is actually off the margin of the stock picture, and someone would have had to create new background to match it. Not impossible, but no piece of cake, either. Nor, as the morph shows, do the lights in the distance match, and erasing those seems a bit weird. The exact match for the runway lights is not surprising. They never change. I noticed other things that would have to have been done to the photo to come up with the final that would also be difficult, like removing the planes. In addition, the lighting conditions of the sky are completely different, with one typical of a clear sky as dusk or dawn, and the other typical of overcast, with a range of brightness from top to bottom.

If one were going to do a hoax, why not start with a different obscure stock photo and simply lay the UFO in without having to alter all the rest of the picture?

I'm speaking as someone who makes a living, among other things, plugging artificial things into background shots and having to make it look like it was really there. If I ever decided to start farming out UFO photos, I'd be famous.

I'm cutting the UFO nuts some slack on this one, and stating that it is just as likely that this was two different pictures taken from a fixed observation point at the airport (my local international airport has only one small balcony where you can go outside to watch planes take off and land). This does not mean that the UFO picture is not a hoax, simply that it is probably not a processed version of that particular stock shot.

I didn't see the second photo on Lindy's link (below) at the Wikipedia site. Did I miss it, or has something been changed in Lindy's link?

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The above post was a response to an earlier post below Link

By Podrock

"Debunked Here (a link to this post) Link"
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JeromeProphet Note: It isn't my intent to debunk anything. I just feel it is a waste of time to try and debate the merits of the digit images that are floating around at this point. We need the United Air Lines Employees to step forward, and admit to what they saw.
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VIII. Image Source Links
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O'Hare UFO Image Obtained From: AboveTopSecret.Com
GIF Overlay Image Morph Obtained From AboveTopSecret.Com
**Airport Congestion Photo - May Be "Original" Internet Source For O'Hare UFO Image?

*My Is This The Fake (above) Slide Show Uses Edited Images From The Above Sources.

Special Note: The images included in this post are under great scrutiny within the UFO "believers", and "skeptics" community at this time. This is actually a very good sign.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

State of the Union Response - Talk is Cheap


President Bush @ 2007 State of Union Address

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An Except from the 2007 State of Union Address:
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Extending hope and opportunity depends on a stable supply of energy that keeps America's economy running and America's environment clean. For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil. And this dependence leaves us more vulnerable to hostile regimes, and to terrorists -- who could cause huge disruptions of oil shipments, and raise the price of oil, and do great harm to our economy.

It's in our vital interest to diversify America's energy supply -- the way forward is through technology. We must continue changing the way America generates electric power,
by even greater use of clean coal technology, solar and wind energy, and clean, safe nuclear power. (Applause.) We need to press on with battery research for plug-in and hybrid vehicles, and expand the use of clean diesel vehicles and biodiesel fuel. (Applause.) We must continue investing in new methods of producing ethanol -- (applause) -- using everything from wood chips to grasses, to agricultural wastes.

We made a lot of progress, thanks to good policies here in Washington and the strong response of the market. And now even more dramatic advances are within reach. Tonight, I ask Congress to join me in pursuing a great goal. Let us build on the work we've done and
reduce gasoline usage in the United States by 20 percent in the next 10 years. (Applause.) When we do that we will have cut our total imports by the equivalent of three-quarters of all the oil we now import from the Middle East.

To reach this goal, we must increase the supply of alternative fuels, by setting a mandatory fuels standard to require 35 billion gallons of renewable and alternative fuels in 2017 -- and that is nearly five times the current target. (Applause.) At the same time, we need to reform and modernize fuel economy standards for cars the way we did for light trucks -- and conserve up to 8.5 billion more gallons of gasoline by 2017.

Achieving these ambitious goals will dramatically reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but it's not going to eliminate it. And so as we continue to diversify our fuel supply, we must step up domestic oil production in environmentally sensitive ways. (Applause.) And to further protect America against severe disruptions to our oil supply, I ask Congress to double the current capacity of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. (Applause.)

America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that will enable us to live our lives less dependent on oil. And these technologies will help us be better stewards of the environment,
and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change. (Applause.)
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A Response
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If President Bush had made his State of the Union proposals on reducing this nation's dependence upon imported oil in the days following 9-11 they would most certainly have received bipartisan support, and broad public support. The President chose instead to start an unnecessary, and costly war in Iraq based upon "cooked up" intelligence. Bush's invasion of Iraq has destabilized the entire Middle East equation, leading to higher oil prices, and possible disruptions in oil supplies from that region.

The President's meager proposals come too late from his lame duck administration to constitute a serious, or sincere response to the challenges which face this nation in an age of peak oil, and global warming.

Quite simply Mr. President, your insincere talk about energy independence is nothing more than a public relations ploy, and the world knows it. Two thirds of the electorate quietly await your departure from an office you have so systematically abused.
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Time's Jeffrey Klugar writes:
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What the president didn't do after all this ambitious call to arms was put forward any serious ideas — or even any unserious ones — about how to make it happen. Remember all that talk about hydrogen cars? Get yours'yet? No, and you're not likely to for a very long time either.

All of this would be a bold call for any president, all the more so for one who came so late to the conservation game. But again, the substance is lacking, at least so far. It's one thing to call for a 20% savings in fuel; it's quite another thing to demand the hard, politically costly choices to make that happen, such as a pump tax with real bite or a significant increase in mandatory mileage standards. Bush did call generally for fuel economy improvements, but if he really wants them he doesn't have to request them; he can, for practical purposes, regulate the new rules into being. If he doesn't, it's because he doesn't want to, at least not yet.

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The President won't request any changes in mileage standards, and he never made any specific proposals because he isn't sincere about moving the nation away from dependence upon oil. Talk is cheap.
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Credits
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Official Caption for Photo: President George W. Bush greets people, shakes hands and signs his autograph after delivering the State of the Union Address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007. White House photo by Paul Morse.
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Time Magazine Excerpt under copyright by Time Inc 2007. Portion used under free use rules.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Should United Air Lines Be Shut Down to Save Earth?


Video: Interview On O'Hare UFO Sighting
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Should United Air Lines Be Shut Down?
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  • Flying Saucers don't exist, as they're just a weather phenomena.
  • A flying saucer couldn't have hovered over O'Hare International Airport.
  • People who make such claims are mistaken, or insane.
  • Insane pilots may crash their aircraft into tall skyscrapers.
  • Insane ground crew might be a threat to public safety.
  • Can the public trust an airline company which fails to terminate UFO spotters?
  • Should United Air Lines be shut down immediately?

Should You Write Your Congressman?

Please folk we can't have another 9-11!

If you truly care about your nation you may want to write your Congressman as soon as possible.

Your nation, and all life on planet Earth could depend upon your action!
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Possible Consequences of Your Action or Inaction
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Comet McNaughtt-Hartley Potentially Devastating to Life on Earth?

As Comet McNaughtt-Hartley swings around the sun on its return trip to the outer solar system a minor nudge could send it directly into Earth's path. The consequences would be devastating to all life on the planet.
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Is Earth Overdue For An Extinction Level Event?
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Should United Airlines Be Shut Down to Save Earth?

We could be in real trouble here, and we might not even know it. When the existence of an alien hovercraft over O'Hare International Airport was revealed by United Air Lines employees a major violation of trust may have taken place. This may have been the straw that broke the planet's back. Is life on Earth doomed? Could a simple gesture like closing down United Air Lines for revealing the UFO be enough to save life on Earth?.

As comet McNaught-Hartley swings around the sun to return to the outer solar system we must ask ourselves if we feel secure that we have done everything we could do to appease our alien overlords.
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Credits

Extinction Level Event Image
Space Needle and Comet McNaught-Hartley for Seattle Times

Monday, January 22, 2007

Growth Demands Acceptance


Growth Demands Acceptance of Possibilities Beyond the Ordinary

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People tend to limit the majority of their concerns to what that they feel is most important, and what could be more important than survival itself? Survival is the primary concern for the vast majority of humankind. Even the United States people find themselves focused on survival before anything else, which only makes sense.

With this primary motivation in mind, most people find themselves so driven by this one pursuit that there seems little time, or energy for anything else but making ends meet. Making a living becomes the great organizing pattern for the individual, and for society as a whole.

We have all heard of society being characterized as a ladder, or a rat race through a maze, or even a jungle. In each characterization the individual struggles to survive. We are told that this is the noble cause, to struggle for survival until we drop dead or end up in a retirement home.

Yet I believe that each, and every one of us knows that we are more than just a worker, a spouse, or a parent. We are more than just a money maker, a money spender, or a money saver. There just has to be more than that, and somehow we know it deep down.

We often find this realization in those little moments. We may see it in the eyes of our loved ones, or in a sunrise, or star filled sky. We may feel it at church, or on a walk. Sometimes it comes to us when we feel lonely, or sometimes when we are feeling elated. But that knowledge that we are more than the life we are living, that we are more than the roles that we are playing it appears to us even if we don't appreciate it, and it comes with a cost.

The cost of knowing that we are not complete as actors in this world is a feeling of separation from our true self. We feel incomplete even though we believe we should be happy. Everyone is telling us to feel happy because we should feel happy. We live in that nice home, and drive that nice automobile, and work in that nice office, and we believe we should feel complete. Yet, we are troubled deep down, for we know that there is something deeper that we aren't addressing.
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Graph: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
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Hollywood is filled with millionaire movie stars who haven't a care in the world when it comes to money. There's a million unhappy rich kids driving sports cars tonight. Drugs, sex, and alcohol seem to answer their questions for awhile, but even the pleasure of thrill seeking begins to wear thin after awhile. There is something more, and denying it only makes us feel unhappy.

How we find meaning is up to each, and every one of us. For some it is finding, and maintaining a link to God. For others it is service to mankind. The journey that each of us takes is up to us. That part is clear. We have a choice. We know there is something more, and we have a choice as to how we find it.

I am not here to tell you what it is that you already know is true within yourselves. I feel as confused, and vulnerable as the rest of you. I wish that I could open my hand, and out would fly a magical answer that would please each, and every one of you. Unfortunately, I can't do that.

I will say this, despite our limitations, we are not alone in this quest. We have every right to suspect that our sense of alienation isn't anything more than an illusion. The next time you attend church take a look around. Those are your sisters, and brothers. Those are the one's who are seeking the same answers as you - despite their claims to certainty.

For those of you that don't attend church you're only a Google search away from finding a community of others who also seek.

I've chosen to get serious in this post, and make myself vulnerable for one reason. Without revealing myself, without being vulnerable there can be no honest communication. And isn't that what we are all seeking out here in the blogosphere? Other than a good laugh?
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Even Homer Simpson Experiences the Existential Dilemma .
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Artwork
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My open hand is ready to either release, deny, or accept the magical. I hope you like it.
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Credits
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Graph
Homer Simpson's Munch Scream
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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Marilyn Manson Is Dead


Marilyn Manson - Fight
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Marilyn Manson
Is
Dead
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by jp

Boredom anger plotting
lacking direction
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turning blue into black
without detection

slash us whip us mash us
antiresurrection
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revealing the hells
behind our smiling faces
that's your perfection
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- R.I.P. Marilyn Manson -
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-Fight-
Marilyn Manson

Nothing suffocates you more than
the passion of everyday human events
isolation is the oxygen mask
you make your children breath in to survive

I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist
I'm not a slave to a world that doesn't give a shit

When we were good
you just closed your eyes
so now we are bad
we'll scar your mind

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

You'll never grow up to be a big rock star
Celebrated victim of your fame
We'll just cut our wrists like cheap coupons
and say that death is on sale today

When we were good
you just closed your eyes
so now we are bad
we'll scar your mind


I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist
I'm not a slave to a world that doesn't give a shit

The death of one is a tragedy
The death of one is a tragedy
The death of one is a tragedy
The death of a million is just a statistic

I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist
I'm not a slave to a world that doesn't give a shit

I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist
I'm not a slave to a world that doesn't give a shit

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

email jp

  • jeromeprophet@gmail.com

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