The Goat Boy Rises

Hicks, a tall thirty-one-year-old Texan with a pudgy face aged beyond its years from hard living on the road, is no motormouth vulgarian but an exhilarating comic thinker in a renegade class all his own.

And I’ll continue to be me. As Bob Dylan said, the only way to live outside the law is to be totally honest. So I will remain lawless.

At the end of the session, the therapist took Hicks aside. “Listen, you can continue to come if you feel like it,” Hicks recalled him saying. “But it’s them, not you.”

We are facilitators of our creative evolution. We can ignite our brains with light.

The New Yorker writes Bill Hicks portfolio The Goat Boy Rises.

On Kashmir

I happen to come across ScoopWhoop’s documentary on Kashmir. The situation in Kashmir makes me deeply sad.

There are a number of things that disturbed me.

  1. Stone pelting.
  2. Waving of flags and sloganeering of failed states.
  3. Localites paying homage to people linked to terrorist connections.
  4. Security forces abusing their power.
  5. People in New Delhi with misguided policies.
  6. People like me who sit in their homes pretending everything in right in the world.

Young person in the documentary seemed to completely lack any knowledge of geopolitical realities in south-east Asia. You would be an idiot to think that Kashmir will be able to survive with our hostile neighbors – Pakistan and China.

What would you want to align with a failed state? Look how developed in India side of Kashmir is and how poor state is in POK and China occupied Kashmir.

The person accused New Delhi of not providing them a safe space for political protest. To be truthful I didn’t like the Pakistan flag waving or ISIS flag waving. ISIS is killing people. ISIS is raping women. ISIS is an evil organization. Anyone who thinks that ISIS is some good organization needs to be sent to a psychiatric asylum.

The person also accused security forces of using excessive force. Duh you pelt stone. What kind of response were you expecting. Forceful protest will always receive even greater and graver response.

The young revolutionary raised two very important points.

Kashmiri leaders are living a lavish life while the Kashmir bleeds. They send their kids to foreign universities. They live a happy, healthy, and rich life something that an average Kashmiri can never even imagine.

The second most important point that was mentioned was that security forces are running an illegal ring in Kashmir. They pick up kids and young people and send them to torture chambers. They are put on public safety act lists so that they can harassed forever. Their FIRs are not filled. Them behind bar from a legal standpoint doesn’t exist. They have to bribe cops to be able to get their kids out of jail.

In a nutshell we have created a situation where peace can’t survive. It is very shameful situation for India. This is not us. We are supposed to represent peace and prosperity.