- Claude McKay
- Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s advice to Class of 2013
In a Paraguay slum, a children’s orchestra makes do with what it’s got—with inspiring results.
These kids are awesome.
The “war on terror” cannot and will not end on its own for two reasons: (1) it is designed by its very terms to be permanent, incapable of ending, since the war itself ironically ensures that there will never come a time when people stop wanting to bring violence back to the US (the operational definition of “terrorism”), and (2) the nation’s most powerful political and economic factions reap a bonanza of benefits from its continuation.
Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)
First of all, we have to be careful in the use of terms. When someone says America is in for a long period of decline, we have to decide what we mean by “America.” If we mean the geographical area of the United States, I’m sure that’s right. The policies now being discussed will have only a cosmetic effect. There has been decline and there will be further decline. The country is acquiring many of the characteristics of a Third World society.
But if we’re talking about US-based corporations, then it’s probably not right. In fact, the indications are to the contrary — their share in manufacturing production, for example, has been stable or is probably even increasing, while the share of the US itself has declined. That’s an automatic consequence of sending productive labor elsewhere."
- Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
Astoundingly Disturbing: Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe
“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” — Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961
Elaine Brown, The Condemnation of Little B
People need to stop supporting for Clinton.
- Taken from “Negroes With Guns” by Robert F. Williams (page 54). (via disciplesofmalcolm)