The connection between imperial politics and culture is astonishingly direct. American attitudes to American “greatness”, to hierarchies of race, to the perils of “other” revolutions (the American revolution being considered unique and somehow unrepeatable anywhere else in the world) have remained constant, have dictated, have obscured, the realities of empire, while apologists for overseas American interests have insisted on American innocence, doing good, fighting for freedom.
Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism (via maarnayeri)
Because tomorrow is another day.. la di da. Good night!
Winters are beautiful. And so very intimate, with the tea sessions and sharing heaters and blankets. Helping stay warm, and taking care of you own body heat.
Can’t help but bond.
For there is no truth
Their is no lie
And there is no pain
So then I ask
Is there a miracle
Without an instigator?
A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street.
We never realize that we are making unfair judgements because usually we don’t even think very, very consciously about our actions and behaviors. We are impulsive. And then we screw up, because we end up making flimsy judgements.
So on this note of pure reason, and a tinge of annoyance, I’ll go help in the kitchen.