The Daily Blog Open Mic – 1st August 2022


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  1. Oh! And here’s one for Johnny Depp!

    Billy Joel … “An Innocent Man”

    Some people stay far away from the door
    If there’s a chance of it opening up
    They hear a voice in the hall outside
    And hope that it just passes by

    Some people live with the fear of a touch
    And the anger of having been a fool
    They will not listen to anyone
    So nobody tells them a lie

    I know you’re only protecting yourself
    I know you’re thinking of somebody else
    Someone who hurt you but I’m not above
    Making up for the love
    You’ve been denying you could ever feel
    I’m not above doing anything
    To restore your faith if I can

    Some people see through the eyes of the old
    Before they ever get a look at the young
    I’m only willing to hear you cry
    Because I am an innocent man

    I am an innocent man
    Oh yes I am

    Some people say they will never believe
    Another promise they hear in the dark
    Because they only remember too well
    They heard somebody tell them before

    Some people sleep all alone every night
    Instead of taking a lover to bed
    Some people find that’s it’s easier to hate
    Than to wait anymore

    I know you don’t want to hear what I say
    I know you’re gonna keep turning away
    But I’ve been there and if I can survive
    I can keep you alive
    I’m not above going through it again
    I’m not above being cool for a while
    If you’re cruel to me I’ll understand

    Some people run from a possible fight
    Some people figure they can never win
    And although this is a fight I can lose
    The accused is an innocent man

    I am an innocent man
    Oh yes I am
    An innocent man

    You know you only hurt yourself out of spite
    I guess you’d rather be a martyr tonight
    That’s your decision but I’m not below
    Anybody I know
    If there’s a chance of resurrecting a love
    I’m not above going back to the start
    To find out where the heartache began

    Some people hope for a miracle cure
    Some people just accept the world as it is
    But I’m not willing to lay down and die
    Because I am an innocent man

    I am an innocent man
    Oh yes I am
    An innocent man

  2. There are a few points that come up from this article about porn sites operating in the USA with payments made to women participating about how their identity would be limited to
    certain places and sites.

    One is that the two Kiwi men running sites left secondary about 2000. But the article names their school I suppose because it helps underline the Kiwi identity – just two good ol boys from Christchurch. I think it is a unfair for the school to be mixed in with their grotty ways in this Bay of Plenty – NZHerald item that is under the aegis of Open Justice reporting. I feel that it is a sort of news porn itself in its reporting style.

    There is plenty still happening in the world involving abuse of women and their
    integrity while men in general consider themselves good fellows whatever they do. Using the psychology term called projection, they place their lascivious thoughts about females that often know no bounds, as faults of women.

    In fact for many young people it could be regarded as learning what it is all about. Perhaps we can have discussions about the fair way and best morality to use when starting to think about having sex as part of teenage learning. But stop treating it lightly as popcorn while viewing life.

    Sex, what made us and why we’re here. Women as well as men should be agitating for all to attend classes and groups with NCEA certificates about personal health and adult self-management. Maybe people could find some hands-on sport or subject apart from sex to be involved in – chess, tiddliewinks, monopoly, even computer games. One real man’s event is taking part in Bludgeon, and learning about handling metals and building your own body armour. It has rules of engagement that are not as loose as those relating to sex!

  3. Are we, the social democratic Left, ‘grooming’ Labour back to the right path? They know the heart of it so we have an in despite how they got to power — vile free-market leaving behind the neediest: Maori after a hundred and forty years of the same. Should we water them on now? Only if there isn’t another alternative.


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