Ancestral connection to place was strong enough to withstand centuries of hardship, famine, plague, warfare, and a thousand harsh Norwegian winters, only to be destroyed by something so insidious that people have to be taught what "enclosure" means.
from Sean Donahue The American Dream that Columbia represents has always been a bloody dream -- one which promises wealth, leisure, and liberty while diverting attention away from the continual violence on which it depends.
From James Lindenschmidt: " The world is seen through the lens of quantification, reduced to a mere number, and capitalist wizards work their arcane lore to manipulate these numbers to their favour, manifesting their will to profit in the real world."
From Asa West: "when you realize that the work you're doing isn't effective, you have to be willing to stop and switch to something else. Because throwing yourself into pointless work is nothing more than a slow spiritual death."
Rhyd Wildermuth, on Sex Work, Wiemar Berlin, Capitalism, and the lie of the 'Sharing Economy'
Radical Books for Radical Kids, from Niki Whiting!
From Jonathan Woolley: With this consumer-vendor dynamic in mind, what becomes clear is that Paganism is less a religion - in terms of its political economy - and more akin to a literary genre, with an accompanying fandom.
From George Caffentzis: "repayment of debt leading to harmful consequences can be legitimately and morally opposed, especially if it creates slave-like conditions on a mass scale and social polarization."