Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weekend Links I Like to Link to - Sly, Supermax, Will-to-Power

Dance to the Music - Again! Sly and Some of the Family Stone are back. But don't call it a comeback. It's not as exciting.

We have a friend who spent years in a supermax prison. They say it doesn't fit the legal requirement of what cruel and unusual punishment is, but if altering a person's psychological state drastically by keeping them in solitary confinement for years at a time isn't cruel and unusual (or at least cruel. It should be unusual), then what is?

I always feel a bit squeamish about telling my kids that they can do anything that they set their minds to. Partly because the truth is that no one can. Everyone faces several limitations. Another reason is that it builds a sense of uber-competition and narcissism.
We need to, in some ways, have our children and youth appreciate their own sense of uniqueness and giftedness and what they can give out into the world and their communities.
This video is an example of what happens when, say, those kids grow up and become - say- the executive branch of the United States government.

H/t to I Am Josh Brown.


  1. Sly Stone? I thought he was in a supermax prison!

  2. yeah. i think he was. at a supermax prison of the mind.

    his cell was right next to brian wilson's.

  3. Anonymous5:11 PM

    No matter where he was it is still great to see Sly back where he belongs - on stage. I write about all the drama with Sly in my book, Sly: the Lives of Sylvester Stewart and Sly Stone, so it's nice to see some movement in the right direction. You can read an excerpt on my blog or check out the book on


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