February 18, 2009

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“Pity Is A Rebel Passion.” Gilbert Murray

“Pity is a rebel passion. Its hand is against the strong, against the organised forces of society, against conventional sanctions and accepted Gods. (more…)

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September 29, 2008

Susan Jacoby, Quoting Lyman Beecher:

“Beecher declared that men “who have been cast down from affluence to poverty should not grunt and grumble, but bear matters unflinchingly. They should never forget that they are men, even though (more…)

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September 23, 2008

THERE IS NO WAR: Our Misuse of the Term Masks Worse Crimes and Abuses

There Is No War.

Some recent wars: War on Poverty. War on Drugs. And, no shit, a recently declared War on Global Warming. War on you. War on Christmas. War on Mr. and Mrs. America. War on the Religious Right. War. What manner (more…)

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September 5, 2008

EXTREMISM IS SAFE: How Is Radical Extremism Reassuring?

The word “conservatism” has been stolen from us. By “Conservatives.”

Large numbers of people who seemingly have fairly moderate beliefs will support demagogues and power-seekers whose beliefs are far more extreme (more…)

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July 10, 2008

If You Want A Picture Of The Future: George Orwell

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face- forever.

Do you begin to see then, what kind of a world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. (more…)

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