"This is the same narrative we always hear from the authorities. First, we must submit to their control; then they will address our concerns. All the problems we face, they insist, are caused by our refusal to cooperate. This argument sounds most persuasive when it is dressed up in the rhetoric of democracy: those are “our” laws we should shut up and obey—“our” cops who are shooting and gassing us—“our” politicians and leaders begging us to return to business as usual. But to return to business as usual is to step daintily over the bodies of countless Michael Browns, consigning them to the cemetery and oblivion."
- What They Mean when They Say Peace
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"All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood."
- Zora Neale Hurtson, Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Even though it’s -32°C outside I love this weather because there’s no clouds to block the beautiful sunlight that we are getting more and more each day.
Giles Corey - self titled (2011)
From a photo of a man wearing a Voor’s Head Device a “hood worn over the head to induce mild asphyxiation and hallucination”.