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"We're all unequal. And we believe that every individual has the right to be unequal."
~Margaret Thatcher.

A libertarian blog, this is a political and philosophical one first. I may post the things I find beautiful or fulfilling. I enjoy art and spiritualism as well, but this blog is primarily about the awakening and enlightenment of the civic thinker. Enjoy!
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fuocogo:

sharkchunks:

fennecwolfox:

oeste:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.
So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

i tried using paper, but the edges crumpled
so now i just chisel my commandments into stone, like old testament god

I tried using stone, but it cracked and broke.
Now I just scream everything at passersby, hoping they’ll remember what I said so I can ask them about it when I need it.

I tried shouting things at passersby but they ignored me.
Now I emit allohormones in a gypsobelum that bonds selectively with the recipient’s hemolymph to reconfigure their bursa copulax into a copulatory canal. I can only say one thing, “I want to mate with you,” but really, what else ever needs to be said?

i tried whatever that was and it worked just fine 10/10

fuocogo:

sharkchunks:

fennecwolfox:

oeste:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.

So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

i tried using paper, but the edges crumpled

so now i just chisel my commandments into stone, like old testament god

I tried using stone, but it cracked and broke.

Now I just scream everything at passersby, hoping they’ll remember what I said so I can ask them about it when I need it.

I tried shouting things at passersby but they ignored me.

Now I emit allohormones in a gypsobelum that bonds selectively with the recipient’s hemolymph to reconfigure their bursa copulax into a copulatory canal. I can only say one thing, “I want to mate with you,” but really, what else ever needs to be said?

i tried whatever that was and it worked just fine 10/10

basedheisenberg:

"It’s a metaphor, you see."

basedheisenberg:

"It’s a metaphor, you see."

wtf-viz:

Hooray for infographics!

wtf-viz:

Hooray for infographics!

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca, over one-thousand years before the invention of the firearm

rifleweeb:

OKAY, THERE’S NOT UNDERSTANDING HISTORY

AND THEN THERE’S “IGNORING HISTORY IN FAVOR OF REWRITING IT TO FIT YOUR NARROW-MINDED VIEWS”

France couldn’t stop Hitler!

THE GERMANS WENT AROUND THE BULK OF THE FRENCH DEFENSES IN THE MAGINOT LINE BY GOING THROUGH BELGIUM, THUS CUTTING OFF THE FRENCH MILITARY FROM THEIR SUPPLIES AND CAUSING THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO SEEK AN ARMISTICE AND EVENTUALLY SURRENDER TO THE FAR MORE MOBILE GERMAN ARMY. THE FRENCH MILITARY WAS MOSTLY DEFEATED BEFORE IT HAD A CHANCE TO FIGHT, AND MANY FRENCH COMMANDERS WERE READY TO HOLD OUT HAD THEY NOT BEEN INSTRUCTED TO STAND DOWN BY THEIR GOVERNMENT’S LEADERS.

Russia had a lot of guns and they couldn’t stop Hitler without the cold!

THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA CAUGHT THE SOVIET UNION OFF-GUARD, WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE FINNISH FRONT (AND HITLER STILL LOST NEARLY 1,000,000 SOLDIERS IN THE INITIAL OFFENSIVE). ONCE RALLIED, THE RED ARMY STOPPED THE GERMANS AT STALINGRAD, WHERE AN OFFENSIVE ACTION BY SOVIET GENERALS GEORGY ZHUKOV AND ALEKSANDR VASILEVSKY ENCIRCLED AND CRUSHED THE GERMAN 6TH ARMY, EFFECTIVELY TURNING THE TIDE OF THE WAR IN EUROPE. IF THE COLD HADN’T STOPPED THE GERMANS IN RUSSIA, THE SHEER NUMBERS OF THE RED ARMY (ARMED BY THE LEND-LEASE PROGRAM) AND THE BRILLIANCE OF ROKOSSOVSKY AND ZHUKOV WOULD HAVE DONE IT EVENTUALLY.

BUT LET’S BACK UP FOR A SECOND

I wish armed Jews in the ghetto could’ve stopped Hitler, but…

THE POINT OF ARMING A POPULACE AGAINST TYRANNY IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF VICTORY. IT DOES, HOWEVER, GIVE THOSE PEOPLE A FIGHTING CHANCE, AND THE FUCKING CHOICE TO DIE ON THEIR FEET, FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM, RATHER THAN BE WALKED INTO A GAS CHAMBER LIKE LIVESTOCK. THESE MOVEMENTS (AND MANY MORE LIKE THEM) WERE RUN BY HEROES WHO RISKED EVERYTHING FOR THEIR LIVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COUNTRIES BY REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO THE ARMY WHOSE BOOT WAS ALREADY ON THEIR NECK:

TELL ME, JON STEWART, IF YOU COULD, IN FACT, GO BACK IN TIME, WOULD YOU TELL ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE NOT TO BOTHER? THAT THE ALLIES WOULD EVENTUALLY COME AT SOME UNSPECIFIED POINT IN THE FUTURE AND THAT THEY MIGHT LIVE (emphasis on “might”) IF THEY JUST SUBMITTED TO THE NAZIS? WOULD YOU GO TO THE DESCENDANT OF A RESISTANCE FIGHTER, AND TELL THEM THEIR ANCESTORS DIED IN VAIN BECAUSE THEIR NATION AND THEIR PEOPLE WOULD’VE BEEN LIBERATED ANYWAY, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WAR EFFORT VIA THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TASK OF DISRUPTING NAZI SUPPLY LINES AND FORCING THE GERMAN ARMY TO STRETCH ITSELF THIN DIDN’T MATTER?

NO, YOU WOULDN’T, BUT BECAUSE YOU CAN SAY “I’M A COMEDIAN,” YOU SOMEHOW THINK YOU HAVE THE FUCKING RIGHT TO HANDWAVE THE DEATHS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HEROES AND PATRIOTS WHO HAD THE GODDAMNED BALLS TO STAND UP TO THE NAZI WAR MACHINE, FREQUENTLY ARMED WITH LITTLE MORE THAN A SHITTY ONE-SHOT PISTOL AND A KNIFE, AS “NOT THAT IMPORTANT,” ALL FOR THE SAKE OF A “JOKE?”

THAT IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE SINGLE MOST ARROGANT, IGNORANT, DISRESPECTFUL FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD ON MY TELEVISION - AND I’VE WATCHED BILL O’REILLY’S SHOW ON FOX NEWS.

TL;DR: FUCK. YOU.

Signed, 

Someone Who Actually PAID FUCKING ATTENTION IN HISTORY CLASS

P.S.:

Guns were kind of a big deal in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave up his firearms due to pressure from pacifist groups who convinced him it was unbecoming of someone in his position, but previously owned “an arsenal” worth of guns. Malcolm X, however, stuck to the idea of armed self-defense, for good reason. The King family also believes that the Memphis Police and federal government had a hand in his assassination, but that’s an entirely different subject.

imadad3:

firstgaydog:

in pokemon you can battle a cop

you can battle a cop in real life if you arent a weenie

Anonymous: do you believe in basic human rights?

thinksquad:

The biggest trick the Government pulled was convincing people that it had the ability to legislate away constitutional rights. Congress cannot take them, the Supreme Court cannot take them, the President cannot take them. Through common reason it is evident that these rights belong to all human beings, and we have had it with their scheming, lies, and treasonous plots. 

robertnozicksays:

One future project that I hope to do on this blog is to discuss much of the irony and flaws in democracy. Much of it will focus on American democracy, but with some further readings I hope to explore the subject of democracy worldwide. My own thoughts on its current state will be expressed later. but for now I’ll let Spider talk. 

robertnozicksays:

One future project that I hope to do on this blog is to discuss much of the irony and flaws in democracy. Much of it will focus on American democracy, but with some further readings I hope to explore the subject of democracy worldwide. My own thoughts on its current state will be expressed later. but for now I’ll let Spider talk. 

wtf-viz:

Polygon camouflage.

wtf-viz:

Polygon camouflage.

conza:

The Paul Krugman meme. Hahah, help contribute!

redbloodedamerica:

eltigrechico:

after looking at stupid political arguments on Tumblr, felt like making these.

This gif set pleases me.

buffalo-liberty:

elpatron56:

xxthinkpinkxx:

yeah guns are totally safe…

That’s like showing a compilation of kamikaze footage and saying “yeah flying is totally safe”.

If you look really closely, you’ll see that it’s not the guns being unsafe, it’s the people behind them. Also, handing weapons to women just to watch them get kicked by recoil is the most plebeian shit there is. Whoever does that needs a kick to the face.

^fuck people who don’t show people how to manage recoil and video tape it for fun.

The cop said “stop resisting,” ergo she must have been resisting. And “resisting” is simply cop parlance for “existing.”
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