I have 38 brains. Not one of them thinks you can sign a contract to be a slave, especially now that we have a black president.
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.
Mark Twain (via criminalwisdom)
Gotta love Mark Twain quotes. They’re everywhere and everywhere abused. Half of them make him out to be a rare, savvy quintessentially American intellectual. Others make him seem like an emblematically American boring shithead. This one is certainly of the latter variety.
The idea that you should ally with right-wing libertarians now to dismantle the security state and make this struggle entirely separate from a socialist struggle which comes after this one is completed is so bizarre. I really don’t get where American leftists who ally themselves with r-w libertarians get their analysis of libertarianism from because it’s so shallow and inaccurate. Like are they gonna start allying themselves with neo-nazis next because they “oppose Zionism” or bombing Syria or w/e? Garbage.
i like how the U.S. gave Syria a deadline of one year to destroy their chemical weapons while they’re fighting a civil war but we still haven’t destroyed all of our chemical weapons (in fact, the deadline to do that in accordance with the Convention of Chemical Weapons, signed in 1990, was last year)