1. "This disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition, though necessary both to establish and to maintain the distinction of ranks and the order of society, is, at the same time, the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments….We see frequently the vices and follies of the powerful much less despised than the poverty and weakness of the innocent."
  3. (Source: popcornpeachy, via deathbydesk)

  4. theheritagefoundation:

    See Which Dogs Make the Best White House Guests
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    I follow the heritage foundation to spy on the enemy. But this post is great.

  5. blackfemalejesus:


    HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT IPT IIPT III)  

    Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.

    oh my god

    (via evvywevvy)

  6. iloveoldmagazines:


    1982 Vol. 70, No. 3

    I’m in.

    (via ilovecharts)

  7. (Source: gailcarriger, via warrenellis)


  8. "As many critics have pointed, out, terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic. Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world."
  9. pookystolenkissworld:

    #eddievedder #pearljam #vocalist #billclinton #90s

    (via berfrois)


  10. This is probably facile, but I really do think of books as the only defense against the memory hole.