+ What is true, just, and beautiful is not determined by popular vote. The masses everywhere are ignorant, short-sighted, motivated by envy, and easy to fool. Democratic politicians must appeal to these masses in order to be elected. Whoever is the best demagogue will win. Almost by necessity, then, democracy will lead to the perversion…Details
No, this is not a new thing. I just found this little gal to be incredible…
Maddi Jane – Rolling in the Deep:
How come all the 11 year-olds I know are annoying little sh*ts?
+ A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases. The result — and a natural one — has been that we…Details
+ But this theory of our government is wholly different from the practical fact. The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life.” And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in…Details
I love Hinduism. If I wasn’t Catholic, it is definitely the religion I would choose (before, even, many Protestantisms). Still, it isn’t something we hear much about. There are around 1 billion adherents to Hinduism on this earth, and it is likely that most of us couldn’t name, much less tell anyone anything about the…Details