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One day in 1999, after having been in the Ku Klux Klan for about 20 years, Kelly, who had risen from grand dragon to imperial wizard, called me, said he was leaving the Klan and apologized for having been a member. He told me he could no longer hate people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/i-wanted-to-understand-why-racists-hated-me-so-i-befriended-klansmen/2017/09/29/c2f46cb8-a3af-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.5c0e97e04a99

#kkk #ku-klux-klan #hate #people

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

I was searching for this film since I noticed it was cited in one youtube video, which did not mention the origin. google images, tineye, etc search did not reveal anything. after several weeks i’ve repeated the search. google brought only one link to the xml file, which was generated just in the late october and contains links to 791 screenshots.

after a couple of unsuccessful tries to extract only images list from the file with xmlstarlet, i decided to switch to more known to me tools. eventually this, of course far from being the optimal, way helped:

wget https://halfacanyon.com/sitemap.xml

cat sitemap.xml | sed -ne '/<image:loc>/s#\s*<[^>]*>\s*##gp' | sed -e 's/http/\nhttp/g' | sed -e 's/jpg/jpg\n/g' | grep jpg > images.list

mkdir img
cd img

wget -i ../images.list

Then I’ve looked through all downloaded files and vouala, the film is called ‘the son’s room’.

Why did this part drawn my attention?

It looks like photos I imagine and would like to make. I believe that the normal state (normality42) of human being is sadness, and loneliness. This is conditioned by human existence/experience. In particular because he lives among other humans, and that’s the best destiny he can have. (:

I also believe that the most authentic way of human connection is sharing sadness, not sharing fun.

I tend to dislike photos with smiling people. It makes me surprised each and every time, when I take for a walk western friends, and they readily prepare the smile when I point camera to them. I guess this is more deep and unconscious way of hypocrisy. To show they have fun. To show that they feel excellent. (Which, by the way may make their facebook friends even more sad, because it looks like everyone around is having fun, but only them are not). I believe that if person usually feels good, then the person doesn’t understand many things or is delusional. (Is this why we need alcohol, to make us less rational and more happy at the same time? Douglas Adams claims to get normality we have to use tea?). Well, this is completely okay and legal to feel happy all the time.

The question is what am I doing around the happy ones? Not may way of connection. (:

#photography #film #screenshot #script #sed #research #cinema #frame #normality #people #shining

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)