The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?
Jesus he didn’t even have us do the damn math. He just said it.
…yeah. I suppose there’s no point in finding flowery rhetoric for it. “Putting people in jail is good for business” is pretty much the size of it.
Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.
The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.
Few things frighten me as much as fellow men who a) honestly believe they are devoid of emotion and b) see themselves as superior because of it.
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
I literally put my coffee down, stared at the screen and said “Holy shit…”
this is still my favorite post ever
Ingmar Bergman in Bergman Island (2004) dir. Marie Nyreröd
From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African-Americans escaped racism by passing as white. The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost.
This is reminiscent of my family’s story and those members who chose to leave their black roots in New Orleans and move to California as white.
The reason why old books have such a distinct smell is because hundreds of organic compounds in the pages break down over time and release chemicals that smell like almond, vanilla, and grass. Source
A point surprisingly similar to the question raised by Herbert Marcuse in, and in works related to One-Dimensional Man