- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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The following comes from an interview Boston Review web editor, David V. Johnson did with David Graeber, an anthropologist at Goldsmiths, University of London and an anarchist / activist, best known for being the “Anti-Leader of Occupy Wall Street.” He is also the author of a recently published book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years, in which he “marries his academic and activist selves by dissecting our moral confusion about debt, showing both how contingent our intuitions are in the light of anthropology and how … Continue reading
Found this in one of the feeds I follow on Facebook, and no further comment seems necessary. You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed. You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed. You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed … Continue reading
After posting last night’s piece regarding the similarities between 21st century America and Weimar Germany, I stumbled upon this little bit of wisdom, posted at addicting info. It’s true, conservative policies are sociopathic, and we have Ayn Rand to thank for their widespread appeal today. Ayn Rand and the Sociopathic Society or ‘How I Learned to Stop Loving My Neighbor and Despise Them Instead.’ by Justin “Filthy Liberal Scum” Rosario A fat, smug bastard friend of mine (that’s his chosen nickname, The … Continue reading
(SOURCE: Raw Story) Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told columnist George Will and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday that Republican opposition to marijuana legalization was “a great embarrassment to the conservatives.” During a town hall-style debate on ABC, Frank demanded a response from Will about decriminalizing marijuana. “I mean, personal liberty, if someone wants to smoke marijuana who’s an adult, why do you want to make them go to jail?” Frank asked. “With regard to marijuana, I need to know … Continue reading