England is the wrong place for a boy who wants to smash windows …
Hunter S. Thompson
A bit of perspective on the sentencing of Bradley Manning.
If this doesn’t get a million notes, all you social-justice bloggers need to leave the fucking internet.
As decades passed, what had been the American southwest united beneath the flag of the New California Republic, dedicated to old-world values of democracy and the rule of law.
But across the Colorado, another society had arisen under a different flag. A vast army of slaves, forged in the conquest of 86 tribes: Caesar's Legion.
"The wild beasts of Italy have their caves to retire to, but the brave men who spill their blood in her cause have nothing left but air and light. Without houses, without settled habitations, they wander from place to place with their wives and children; and their generals do but mock them when, at the head of their armies, they exhort their men to fight for their sepulchers and the gods of their hearths, for among such numbers perhaps there is not one Roman who has an altar that has belonged to his ancestors or a sepulcher in which their ashes rest. The private soldiers fight and die to advance the wealth and luxury of the great, and they are called masters of the world without having a sod to call their own."
Tiberius Gracchus, in 133 BC, proving that nothing ever changes.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Prime Minister of Australia kicking ass and taking names (mostly Tony Abbott’s). [x]
This gif set doesn’t do the actual speech a shred of justice. Watch the video and stare in awe, as I did, at how badass this woman is. Honestly, she makes me want to pay attention to politics in Australia. So much drama! Betrayal! Lies! And people actually getting called out on it BY THEIR LEADER! Love it.
WATCH THE VIDEO OH MY GOD
Julia Gillard is brilliant.
I want to emigrate somewhere warm. Preferably somewhere with jobs as well.