“But neither money nor machines can create. They shuttle tokens of energy, but they do not transform. A civilization based on them puts people out of touch with their creative powers.”—Lewis Hyde in Alcohol and Poetry: John Berryman and the Booze Talking
Supreme Court Strikes Down All Laws Banning Flag Desecration (1989):
Outside the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Gregory Lee Johnson burned a flag in protest against President Ronald Reagan’s policies. He was arrested under Texas’ flag desecration statute. In its 5-4 ruling in Texas v. Johnson, the Supreme Court struck down flag desecration laws in 48 states by ruling that flag desecration is a constitutionally protected form of free speech.
“Crime? What crime? … That I killed a vile noxious insect, an old pawnbroker woman, of use to no one! … Killing her was atonement for forty sins. She was sucking the life out of poor people. Was that a crime?”—Fyodor Dostoevsky (via regicideofbyron)
she says, “my body has known the hands of someone meant to protect me,” I say, “I always managed to convince myself it wasn’t that bad,” she says, “I never knew my father,” I say, “I wish I never knew mine.” She says, “cancer took my mother,” I say, “my father took his own life,” she says,…
for all the people who doesn't live in norway or sweden
Do you have something called snus in your contry?
Bolsheviks:The EU banned it outside of Scandinavia. I live in the US. We can get genuine Swedish snus from specialty shops or we can order it online. Major US tobacco manufacturers have made imitation snus that doesn't taste as good and is far worse for your health than Swedish snus.