“Well, that’s pretty much what the schools are like, I think: they reward discipline and obedience, and they punish independence of mind. If you happen to be a little innovative, or maybe you forgot to come to school one day because you were reading a book or something, that’s a tragedy, that’s a crime-because you’re not supposed to think, you’re supposed to obey, and just proceed through the material in whatever way they require.”
— Understanding Power - Noam Chomsky (via disobey)
(Source: noam-chomsky, via disobey)
6:59 pm • 1 June 2012 • 329 notes
“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower (via hipsterlibertarian)
3:08 pm • 5 December 2011 • 77 notes
Context for the defense spending discussion currently going on.
From Ilya Gerner - worth noting.
WE CAN’T CUT DEFENSE!!! NOT DEFENSE!!!
5:36 pm • 23 November 2011 • 824 notes