This guy’s internal monologue must be off-the-wall.
He glances at the camera, kind of unsure, looks at the microphone, trying to figure out what it is, maybe realizes it’s a news microphone, and a reporter usually holds those so there must be a… holy shit.
7:45 pm • 24 May 2013 • 3,816 notes
“Liberalism’s original sin lies in its lack of a dynamic theory of power. Much of its discourse is still fixated on an eighteenth-century Enlightenment fantasy of the “Republic of Letters,” which paints politics as a salon discussion between polite people with competing ideas. The best program, when well argued by the wise and well-intentioned, is assumed to prevail in the end. Political action is disconnected, in this worldview, from the bloody entanglement of interests and passions that mark our lived existence. Barack Obama’s inclination to sit the health insurance companies down at the table rather than confront them head-on is a useful example of this def iciency at work. You didn’t have to be a Marxist to realize this was a doomed strategy; plenty within the liberal ranks knew it at the time. Liberalism has evolved and incorporated views of politics that were traditionally associated with the socialist movement. But this development happened only under the influence of the left, and now the dominant currents in the liberal movement, especially in the Democratic Party, are forgetting lessons learned from radicals in the past.”
— Bhaskar Sunkara (via azspot)
5:22 pm • 24 May 2013 • 16 notes
Biden Investigated For Questionable Workers’ Comp Claim: Full Report
12:43 pm • 24 May 2013 • 75 notes
Gay Kid Excited To Be Made Fun Of For Second Thing | Full Report
11:20 am • 24 May 2013 • 906 notes
“Facebook is the living dead: the most popular, least relevant social network where teenagers and adults alike gather out of fear of missing out on things that don’t even make them happy.”
— Teenagers Hate Facebook, but They’re Not Logging Off [Slate] (via jbrotherlove)
8:50 pm • 23 May 2013 • 482 notes