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The Truth is Never Pretty

When you Wield it Like a Gun

27 August 1979
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Aber ich
Ich bleib nicht stehen
Es muss weitergehen

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Liberal. Socialist. Sociologist. Feminist. Environmentalist. Rivethead.

Love good music - Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Tool, Eisbrecher, Tanzwut, A Perfect Circle, Drain STH
I like to read classical literature - Les Miserables, One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest, Brave New World, 1984, the Jungle

I admire Ralph Nader, John Stewart, Ghandi... not enough women, apparently.

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money." --- Cree Proverb

"I am somehow less interested in the weight & convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived & died in cotton fields & sweatshops." ---Stephen Jay Gould

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
-Paulo Freire

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.- Andy Warhol

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." -Mohandas Gandhi

Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below. ~Roger Baldwin

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.- Albert Einstein

Nothing endures but change.-Heraclitus

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them. -Henry James

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.- Havelock Ellis

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.-Mahatma Gandhi

"If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."
- A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."