"You think graffiti is ugly? Gigantic posters of ridiculous photo shopped guys in their underwear, advertisements for companies that exploit children in the third world, signs prohibiting your movement and telling you what to do, that's what's ugly to me. Advertisers and governments want to control you, graffiti artists just want to let you know they exist."
“Each historic civilization … begins with a living urban core, the polis, and ends in a common graveyard of dust and bones, a Necropolis, or city of the dead: fire-scorched ruins, shattered buildings, empty workshops, heaps of meaningless refuse, the population massacred or driven into slavery.” —
Lewis Mumford,The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
WARNING TO ALL MUSLIMS IN THE UK: Using the riots as a cover, the racist thugs at the EDL are planning on firebombing masjids around the UK. This is news directly off their private forums from trusted contacts. Plz ask all 2 be vigilant & ensure that others knw of this threat, plz copy and paste on your wall.
(seen this status on Facebook)
“We cannot acknowledge allegiance to any human government… Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind.” —William Lloyd Garrison. (via 18goingon80)
“If the young are not initiated into the village, they will burn it down just to feel its warmth” —African proverb (via liberationfrequency)
“A statist system—whether of a communist, fascist, Nazi, socialist or “welfare” type—is based on the … government’s unlimited power, which means: on the rule of brute force. The differences among statist systems are only a matter of time and degree; the principle is the same. Under statism, the government is not a policeman, but a legalized criminal that holds the power to use physical force in any manner and for any purpose it pleases against legally disarmed, defenseless victims” —Ayn Rand (via liberationfrequency)
“Personally I’m in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions in the society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism we can’t have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist; that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be established at every level — there’s a little bargaining, a little give and take, but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I’m opposed to political fascism, I’m opposed to economic fascism. I think that until major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it’s pointless to talk about democracy.” —Noam Chomsky (via fascismkills)