random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  "The maintenance of eternal life demanded the sacrifice of the individual. Mothers must exhaust themselves in order to give life to children. ... A man who is not a father is not a man ... Even more true is the saying that she who is not a mother is not a woman...." -- (Catholic) Vice-Chancellor von Papen

tagged: women, sexism, biological determinism, fascism, nazism, catholicism, religion
  — von Papen, Quoted in Claudia Koonz' Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics p. 275 .

libertarianism, state action, and private discrimination

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Some great commentary coming out in the wake of Rand Paul’s floundering attempts to dodge explaining his philosophy. For instance, this from No More Mister Nice Blog: Here’s the thing: segregation at lunch counters didn’t exist because individual privately owned businesses were determining for themselves that they would not serve black people. They relied on […]

Rand Paul, weasel extraordinaire

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Oh man, Rand Paul was on Rachel Maddow weaseling around a straight-up answer on his views of whether the federal government can prohibit discrimination in public accommodations. A, I thought this guy was supposed to be glib and personable? This was one of the least smooth, least adept weaseling’s I’ve ever seen. Maybe that’s all […]


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