"The United States is still a democratic republic, formally, but what that actually means in practice is increasingly in doubt — and the Hobby Lobby ruling, deeply disingenuous and sharply at odds with centuries of Anglo-American law, exemplifies how that formal reality is increasingly mocked in practice. It is a practice best described as neo-feudalism, taking power away from ordinary citizens, in all their pluralistic, idiosyncratic diversity, and handing it over to corporations and religious dictators in both the public and the private realm."
- Hobby Lobby is ushering in an age of religious theocrats. (via wilwheaton)
(Source: salon, via wilwheaton)
"It’s not just the $10M in taxes the state’s earned in four months — it’s also the $12-40M in law enforcement savings from not busting and imprisoning pot smokers"
The future is coming, the goose is getting fat
Now HE is a role-model
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
they criticize him because they aren’t brave enough to emulate him.
Wow, this is awesome!
So, you know, you mention the Tupamaros as a “robin hood organization” and don’t mention that they were a Marxist group, because that word is scary to liberals.
And the post kinda glosses over that the country was at the time, under a military Junta.
Jose Mujica is so much better than this photoset
Re-reblogging for the above.
Real leadership, comrades.
A leader who I aspire to be like, should I ever enter the realm of politics.
(Source: dumbbabysounds, via universalayititoma)