Wow, the Alabama Education Association has hit a new low: shelling out half a million dollars to a Republican PAC to run attack ads against a gubernatorial candidate … for supporting evolution. Yikes.
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
There have always been governments on your planet, and electing a new government or even a new form of government would be no novelty. The novelty would be for you to do without government. But you prefer institutionalized anarchy to just plain anarchy. And because you don't respect each other, you aren't autonomous. And since you aren't autonomous, you need to be governed. To be governed at any price, even at the price of your freedom. This is your blind ideal. And what is 'autonomy'? said the Euguelionne. According to your dictionaries, it is the freedom to govern oneself by one's own laws. Consequently, if each individual held his own personal autonomy, the authority of government would be eliminated little by little. Yes, I know, that makes you smile, for you don't want to know that you are capable of governing yourselves by yourselves, you don't want to hear about it, you state with your dying breath that it is impossible, because you are too afraid of respecting each other. Yet you feel the injustices that your governments do to you every day, and you know that they themselves are governed by a handful of individuals. If you were convinced of that, you would perhaps get the idea of governing yourselves by your own laws, and perhaps you would know how to do without governments. Freedom is experienced individually, said the Euguelionne. It is not a feeling experienced in groups. Liberation can be a collective affair. Liberation presupposes a recent slavery. It is an accidental running over of freedom. But freedom doesn't presuppose slavery. You have put collectivities before individuals and you have piled the latter up in the former, and you have made collectivities out of extinct, walled-in, outlawed, parched, deserted individuals. You have put a handful of individuals over these collectivities and you have created the privileged.