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19283, RE: no, no, no
Posted by guest, Thu Jan-18-01 05:57 PM

when you look at a well trained martial artist defending himself against five attackers and doing it well there is a noticable difference from when one sees an untrained streetfigher just swinging away for dear life. there is a peace, a calm that a well trained artist has which controls the fluidity of his movements so that those unrefined movements the streetfighter uses never come to play. it is through refinement that the trained expert gets to that point, not just pure instinctual fighting which the streetfighter exhibits. the result is a well conditioned fighter who can control this "anger/violence". most people are only familiar with unrestrained aggression due to interaction with western culture. if the argument that violence will leave residual violence were true, buddhist monks would have all this pent up aggression and run around beating people for fun(this really doesn't happen contrary kung-fu flicks). one has to calm oneself in order to achieve this level of mastery over aggressive energy, sort of like a hurricane, peaceful center capable of mass destruction. plus my goal is along the lines of more off a defensive offense.


An ex-slave of a slave trader, he knew the wickedness of slavery and that man was not meant to slave for man. It got to the point where Vesey couldn't bear to have a white person in his presence. He was very outspoken with his hatred for YT. When slaves bowed to YT in the street, he would rebuke them. When the slaves replied, "But we're slaves," Vesey would reply, "You deserve to be slaves." An infamous quote of Vesey was when he said, "We are free, but the white people here won't let us be so; and the only way is to raise up and fight the whites." One of his plans was to takeover of arsenals, guardhouses, powder magazines and naval stores in Charleston, South Carolina, but, he too, was betrayed by a house negro. Vesey and 5 of his aides were hanged on July 2, 1822.