The End of Empire

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Posts tagged truth

Aug 2

antistate:

Howard Zinn, Governments Always Lie

Facts O’ Life

I remember when I started to read "A People’s History of the United States".

I read about 5 pages in, and felt so sick, that I had to stop for a few days. After a while, I picked it up again, read another few pages, and felt sick yet again.

It’s absolutely heart-breaking, and deeply gut-wrenching. So much disgusting oppression and cruelty hidden behind propaganda, myth, and straight lies.

I imagine his work will be some of the greatest I have ever read… if I ever get the stomach to finish it.  

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Jun 19
“A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.”

Theodor Adorno 


…whoa…

I’m gonna have to sit with that one


Apr 30
“To tell the truth is revolutionary.” Antonio Gramsci (via levbrozulyanov)

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Apr 5
“Many central concepts of our political vocabulary, including commu­nism as well as democracy and freedom, have been so corrupted that they are almost unusable. In standard usage, in fact, communism has come to mean its opposite, that is, total state control of economic and social life. We could abandon these terms and invent new ones, of course, but we would leave behind too the long history of struggles, dreams and aspirations that are tied to them. I think it is better to fight over the concepts themselves in order to restore or renew their meaning.” Michael Hardt (via rethinksocialism)

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Jan 13