"We now have the perfect formula for horror: cut mental health funding, cut education in the arts and everything else that builds empathy and the human spirit, worship a military industrial imperial “culture” of violence sold as “defense,” desensitize our young men with violent porn, abandon all gun regulation, accept irony and cynicism as entertainment and “higher education” and then teach unstable young men to shoot and to glorify violence all round."
— It’s Time to Hate Mass Murder and the “Liberal” and “Conservative” Idiots Who Help It Happen (via apsies)
"Corporations are people to be protected. One-celled human zygotes are people to be protected. But when it comes to the already born, flesh-and-blood people of this country, reeling from a massive recession, they would shred the social safety net. Sink or swim is not a plan."
— Amy Goodman on the Romney/Ryan plan (via stfuconservatives)
"Nobody should be forced to choose between defending investigative journalism and freedom of speech and fighting for justice in the global war on women’s bodies."
Laurie Penny, in a piece of commentary for the Independent, every word of which is worth reading at least twice.
Can I get a t-shirt with this on it?
This covers all my feelings about the Julian Assange saga and is a very good read