كان يشع منه نورًا وكنا نظن أنها طريقته في الإشراق، لم نكن نعرف أنه كان يحترق
I don’t know the source of the quote above. So if you do, please mention it. Anyway, the reason why this one is named Chaos and Noise is because I finally accepted the fact that my paintings will always reflect what’s going on inside my head. Lately, I’ve been struggling with so much noise, and I am struggling to find a moment of peace! Every time I start a painting, and I would aim for a smooth calm surface, I end up creating too much noise with the brush strokes! It frustrates me a lot that I can’t translate what I want, rather than what reality actually is! meh!
The title is a line from the song “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel
During the past couple of days, I’ve been under attack by twitter accounts because of a quote retweet I posted regarding an incident relating to Saudi Arabia and Canada, and unrelated tweets of my own. Extreme feminists took my tweet hard without asking clarification; not that I would have provided one. I believe twitter is a place where I will say whatever I want, yet I am not obliged to offer explanation. Specially when the people attacking lack the basic manners any one should possess for a decent civilized conversation and discussion. Anyway, those accounts started capturing my words and fuel their followers to attack me, claiming that I don’t practice what I preach.
I am not here to gossip about twitter feuds, so I’ll cut to the chase. The internet is a mean place. It’s not a place to make friends or be yourself. The brainwashed masses are already conditioned to attack and slander anyone who doesn’t follow the leftist agenda, or doesn’t embrace the left’s ideology. Don’t even try to explain a point that might has a hint of tradition, you will be attacked. You will bullied if you called for the freedom of speech for all parties. The only justice and freedom of speech they want is their own. If you go against anything they believe in or embrace an idea that isn’t leftist, they will play the racist card, the misogynist card, the homophobic, xenophobic or any kind of -obic / -ist card they could play! Someone out there have mastered the control over what’s now is considered freedom of thought and speech. This someone have created cyber bullies that will make you feel like the most hated on the internet and ruin your self-esteem, if not ruin your career and life.
So to the few sane and solid out there, to the real liberals and freedom of speech firm believer (whatever this believe might be); be aware and don’t let bunch of loons daunt you from expressing your genuine concerns and believes that might go against theirs.