Missed Connections

I haven’t done this in so so long, but it’s too good to pass up this time: 1. 2.

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An Excerpt from “Brothers Karamazov”

“I shall be told, perhaps, that Alyosha was stupid, undeveloped, had not finished his studies, and so on.  That he did not finish his studies is true, but to say that he was stupid or dull would be a great injustice.  I’ll simply repeat what I have said above.  He entered upon this path only […]

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Excerpt from “On Voluntary Servitude”

I am having trouble finding my own voice as of late.  Fortunately, many underrated thinkers have already said much of what is on my heart and mind. “Poor, wretched, and stupid peoples, nations determined on your own misfortune and blind to your own good!  You let yourselves be deprived before your own eyes of the […]

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Fighting Terror with Terror

The Dutch pacifist, Bart de Ligt, promoted the idea that revolutions can not adopt the means of their oppressors without also adopting the ends of their oppressors (i.e., becoming oppressors themselves). In the recent fictional film, Avatar, the commanding officer of a Blackwater-esque mercenary force shockingly declares that they will have to “…fight terror with terror…” […]

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The New Law of Righteousness

“The man of the flesh judges it a righteous thing, That some men that are cloathed with the objects of the earth, and so called rich men, whether it be got by right or wrong, should be Magistrates to rule over the poor; and that the poor should be servants nay rather slaves to the […]

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New Post

Re-read last post on Chomsky on Anarchism. Think about what is being said–how much truth is presented? I will update shortly.

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Chomsky On Anarchism

“Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century. It is incapable of meeting human needs that can […]

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The “Torture Debate” Normalized

A recent tweet by Gleen Greenwald led me through a very important line of thought. We are debating about torture.  It has become okay for us as Americans to consider at what point we cross a line from making someone uncomfortable to torturing them.  The crazy thing is, we are actually arriving at agreed upon, […]

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Secret Torture Memos released

The Obama administration has just released the Bush OLC Memos justifying the use of torture.  Read them. ACLU has them here.

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I Don’t Like Coldplay

I’ve never liked Coldplay.  I’ve always been indifferent to Coldplay.  That is until I heard the uncanny similarities between one of their hit songs (bonus points for anyone who can name the Coldplay song, because I can’t) and Kraftwerk’s “Computer Love.”  Kraftwerk’s song is my favorite song in the entire world.  My indifference towards Coldplay […]

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