“America is not broke. Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich. Today just 400 Americans have the same wealth as half of all Americans combined. Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer “bailout” of 2008, now have as much loot, stock and property as the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can’t bring yourself to call that a financial coup d’état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true.”—Michael Moore (via imperfectrevolution)
“Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still call yourself ‘pro-life.’”—John Fugelsang (via andoneheadcanneverdie)
Patriotism, weapons, armies, navies, all that is a sign that we’re not civilized yet. Kids will ask their parents… ‘Didn’t you see the necessity of machines? Dad, couldn’t you see that war was inevitable when you produce scarcity? Isn’t it obvious?’ Of course the kid will understand that you were pinheads raised merely to serve the established institutions.
We’re such an abominable, sick society that we won’t make the history books. They’ll just say that large nations took land from smaller nations, used force and violence. You’ll get history talked about as corrupt behavior all the way along until the beginning of the civilized world. That’s when all the nations work together.
World unification, working toward common good for all human beings and without anyone being subservient to anyone else. Without social stratification whether it be technical elitism or any other kind of elitism, eradicated from the face of the earth. The ‘state’ does nothing because there is no ‘state’.
The system I advocate, a resource based global economy is not perfect, it’s just a lot better than what we have. We can never achieve perfection.
“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable and help to change it.”—Ernst Fischer (via zeitgeistmovement)
“Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten.”—The Cree People (via earthofeuphoria)
Now they’re sure no other country will interfere and everyone can be killed. It’s disgusting.
No one seems to care and probably no one will reblog this.
This disgusts me beyond belief. this is actually fucking happening in this world and all you’re going to probably do is glance at this and re-blog a kitten. if you could do anything, just fucking re-blog this.
“The first step — especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money — the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”—Chuck Palahniuk (via aviruswithshoes)