I just heard a clip about a member of congress, Rush Holt, asking congress to adopt Darwin Day as a ceremonial celebration for what he achieved. Pete Stark has been trying to do this for years, but he’s no longer in congress…
I couldn’t even get the science museum I worked at to adopt a Darwin Day celebration because it would be too controversial.
I can’t stand this country.
"He’s a fierce Russian nationalist. A lot of the Russian nationalists, they believe homosexuality is a weapon that America is using to try and erode the purity of the Russian soul. And he knows some English but he’ll only speak in Russian. And yet when he talks about this, I keep hearing these phrases pop up like “pro-life”, “traditional values”, “family values”. They use the English for that because they’re borrowing this language directly from America. Right down to the point where the law"
Jeff Sharlet about interview head of right wing Russian nationalist anti-gay group God’s Will, Dmitri Enteo, and America’s direct, visible influence on anti-gay actions and words in Russia.
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"…public words such as "conservative" and "patriot" have been co-opted and put to no good or accurate use. How is it, for example, that the word "conservative" came to describe those willing to run irreversible risks with the Earth? Intending to conserve nothing, they are not conservatives but vandals now working at a global scale. How have those driving their sport utility vehicles to the mall, sporting two American flags and a "God bless America" bumper sticker, come to regard themselves at patriots? They are not moved by authentic patriotism at all, but by self-indulgence."
— David Orr
Hope Is an Imperative (p.61)
I’m constantly torn between the ‘be kind to everyone’ and the ‘fuck everyone you owe them nothing’ mentalities
(Source: goblinparty, via lesmarionettes)