“Cause I just rolled and I tumbled, down a long road, I stumbled
While shooting in the dark as to what’s best
And finally, I found you
Without ever learning how to
I put the right foot in front of the left
And beyond that is anybody’s guess”—Epistemology by M. Ward
“Important questions should have arisen at once: What constitutes terrorism? How does it differ from aggression and resistance? The operative answers are revealing, but the questions never entered the arena of public discussion. A convenient definition was adopted: terrorism is what our leaders declare it to be. Period.”—Noam Chomsky (via antisocial-socialist)
“In the 1930s, unemployed working people could anticipate that their jobs would come back. If you’re a worker in manufacturing today — the current level of unemployment there is approximately like the Depression — and current tendencies persist, those jobs aren’t going to come back.”—Noam Chomsky (via azspot)
“Take Laos in the 1960s, probably the poorest country in the world. Most of the people who lived there didn’t even know there was such a thing as Laos; they just knew they had a little village and there was another little village nearby.
But as soon as a very low-level social revolution began to develop there, Washington subjected Laos to a murderous “secret bombing,” virtually wiping out large settled areas in operations that, it was conceded, had nothing to do with the war the US was waging in South Vietnam.”—How the World Works - Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
Today I asked Alexis if she knows what she wants to be when she grows up. She said No. I said I didn’t know either. She told me that I definitely shouldn’t know. I said A lot of my friends know. She said Freaks. All of them. They’re all freaks.
I can pretend a lot of shit. I can pretend the sky is green and the grass is blue. I can pretend to fly. I can pretend I have a million dollars to blow on a college education. I can pretend that I like watching movies or staying up late and use those things to pretend I’m not lonely.
But can I pretend not to be angry? No, I don’t know if I can pretend that.
If you’re getting too caught up thinking you’re big time hard as a nail wise to the street - keep in mind that Martha Stewart went to prison when she was 53 years old and already a billionaire from selling recipes to your grandmother.
Q: The attacks have been called an act of hate. Where do you think this hate comes from?
CHOMSKY: For the radical Islamists mobilized by the CIA and its associates, the hate is just what they express. The U.S. was happy to support their hatred and violence when it was directed against U.S. enemies; it is not happy when the hatred it helped nurture is directed against the U.S. and its allies, as it has been, repeatedly, for 20 years. For the population of the region, quite a distinct category, the reasons for their feelings are not obscure. The sources of those sentiments are also quite well known.
“Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life the better. The minute anybody makes you feel weird and non-included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it.”—Amy Poehler (via atackierpink)
“Because it’s a book about a man who doesn’t know he’s about to die. And then dies. But if a man knows he about to die and dies anyway, dies willingly, knowing that he could stop it, then. I mean, isn’t that the type of man who you want to keep alive?”—Stranger than Fiction