So tell me how this basically isn’t a “wanted” poster from Pro-Life Action League.
Nothing like “prayer” being a passive-aggressive cover for harassment and possible physical danger.
From this article.
I’ve talked with two of these three women, and all of them are badass.
Fuck pro-life action league.
Yes, please fast for the whole 40 days. Do it. Really. - Rachel
Thanks for all you do ladies
(Photo: Museum of the City of New York)
This week’s selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits.
War is the most devastating form of violence. All of the muggings that we’ve had in the streets of New York would not add up to death by war. When this world ends it won’t be ended by muggers in the street. It will be ended by highly educated people using weapons developed by highly educated people, law-abiding people, people with little fair-haired kids, house on the corner, professors in colleges. Because these are the people who do what? Make the bombs, make the weapons, make the missiles, and all of these kinds of things. And yet we will not study these people as perhaps possessing some genes for violence. Is there a gene for psyche violence? The kind of violence you do to a people’s mind when you destroy their culture, their history, destroy their self-esteem, and the other kinds of stuff?
I think what is even more interesting is the fact that the most devastating violence is perpetrated by your average law-abiding citizen. By our good Christian citizens. Haven’t you thought it very peculiar that when the army recruits it does not recruit killers? Here is the greatest killing machine in the world, right, and yet, it weeds out killers. It looks at your criminal records and says “We really don’t want any criminals in here.” What then do they want? Nice American people. Christian boys. Law-abiding boys. High school graduates. People with clean records. Because they are the most conducive to making into killers. They make the best killers. Why? They’ve been trained to submit to authority only without thinking. They’ve shown by their clean records that they’re not rebels, so if the officer says “Take that hill,” off they will go, it doesn’t matter what the point is. They’re used to bowing to authority and following authority unthinkingly. They have been trained into conformity. They’ve been trained to respond to patriotic music, so you play the music and beat the drums and off they march to war; it doesn’t matter what it is for. They have been trained to believe that as Americans or whatever nationality, they are morally superior to their enemies, and that their enemies are less human than they. And therefore you can use their very religion as the key to getting them to kill by designating the other people as pagans; nonbelievers.
That’s why they want the moral ones; they make really good killers. So these average, moral, law-abiding people, also have a genetic marker for violence, and yet it is under the banner of religion and patriotism that most of the killing and death in the world has occurred. And then they want to come to you and convince you that the kind of violence that occurs on our streets, which we must end of course, represents our children having some kind of genetic marker for violence.
It took upwards of 6 articles for me to find it and until the last paragraph, but we got there.
"There is another irony to the morning-after debate over McConaughey’s words. It neatly sidesteps the real controversy there should be about a speech in which McConaughey called himself his own hero, failing to mention the real-life person with AIDS whose story he portrayed to win the Oscar. But then he didn’t mention AIDS either, or the anti-gay, AIDS-focused bigotry of the mid-1980s era Dallas Buyers Club evokes—a bigotry in no small part stoked by religious Conservatives."
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights