Does anyone really not know what the basic message is of [Occupy Wall Street]: that Wall Street is oozing corruption and criminality and its unrestrained political power — in the form of crony capitalism and ownership of political institutions — is destroying financial security for everyone else?
This is the culture you’re raising your kids in. Don’t be surprised if it blows up in your face.
you can’t make someone love you. it happens or it doesn’t. you can only be the best person you can be, and be yourself, and hope that’s enough. if it’s not, that sucks but move on. we’re all worthy of love and acceptance and you deserve to find someone who is going to treat you as you deserve to be treated.
OH SHIT. last 2 months GPOY.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’
There are only two worlds - your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this are worlds of the human imagination: their reality, or lack of reality, is not important. What is important is that they are there. these worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power; provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters.
“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!”
- Albert Einstein