Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.

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If you don’t think there are enough lit candles in the world, make an effort to light more of them. Only pointing out how dark the world is won’t make it brighter.

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'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.

Friedrich August von Hayek (via moralanarchism)

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The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.

Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd (via anarchei)

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Societies are far gone in depravity when toleration is considered good in itself, without regard to the thing tolerated.

A. K. Chesterton (via das-grablied)

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The older I get, the more I see, the more I read, the more clear it becomes to me that the entire game is rigged. The leftists and the rightists each see half of the fraud. The lefties correctly note that a poor kid caught with cocaine goes to jail, while a Bush can write it off as a youthful mistake (they somehow overlook the fact that their man Barrack hasn’t granted clemency to any one of the people doing federal time for the same felonies he committed). The righties note that government subsidized windmills kill protected eagles with impunity while Joe Sixpack would be deep in the crap if he even picked up a dead eagle from the side of the road. The lefties note that no one was prosecuted over the financial meltdown. The righties note that the Obama administration rewrote bankruptcy law on the fly to loot value from GM stockholders and hand it to the unions. The lefties note that Republicans tweak export rules to give big corporations subsidies. Every now and then both sides join together to note that, hey! the government is spying on every one of us…or that, hey! the government stole a bunch of people’s houses and gave them to Pfizer, because a privately owned for-profit corporation is apparently what the Constitution means by “public use”.

What neither side seems to realize is that the system is not reformable. There are multiple classes of people, but it boils down to the connected, and the not connected. Just as in pre-Revolutionary France, there is a very strict class hierarchy, and the very idea that we are equal before the law is a laughable nonsequitr.

If television refuses to look at something, it is as though it never happened.

Kurt Vonnegut (via presidentbaseball)

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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.

Voltaire, Essay on Tolerance (via thefreelioness)

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley (via securetheexistence)

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