Sunday, January 30, 2011

The measure of a person is not what they would kill for

but what the would die for. i keep thinking about the difference
between the murdering douchenozzle in Arizona and the protests in
Tunisia and EGypt, protests started by people so frustrated by
government corruption that the literally became the spark that ignites
revolution by lighting themselves on fire. It should make us all feel
a wee bit better about the violent rhetoric of the right. we know that
when they turn that rhetoric into action they lose legitimacy. they
aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for a better world, but they
are willing to sacrifice others. becuase of that, we know their
measure and it is too small to matter in the grand scheme.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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