Mind Gangsters

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[The all-volunteer army] is the late-imperial rendition of the workhouse, where fragile souls go to die in the name of a “national” security that acknowledges neither geographical nor ethical limits.–James Livingston

Everyone! Arms akimbo!

We must discover new frontiers… People have been standing for centuries before a worm-eaten door, making pinholes in it with increasing ease. The time has come to kick it down, for it is only on the other side that everything begins.—Raoul Vaneigem

An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t’Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.) (from a comment on DailyKos)

 [In the U.S. the poor regard themselves as] “temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” –John Steinbeck

Under the American Dream, people waste their lives by never being present in them. — Morris Berman

There’s no hell, it’s just a mental space used to frighten people away from revolution. –Unknown

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment. Dylan Moran

Conservatism thrives on militarism; it thrives on a distracted, jingoistic, populace.

If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.–Julian Assange

If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money.Guy McPherson

Just because someone supports gay rights doesn’t mean they’re gay. I mean, I support animal rights, do I look like a fucking alpaca to you? –{Source}

Remember, it’s impossible to be late if you don’t show up.  Dylan Moran

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. —Ralph Nader

You don’t need religion to have morals. If you can’t determine right from wrong then you lack empathy, not religion.—Unknown

At 4° temperature rise sea level changes would be irreversible. A 4° temperature rise would see a collapse of civilisation, leading to conflicts world-
wide. There is uncertainty as regards the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet. If there were tobe an invasion of sea water, rapid melting would result leading to a 5 metre rise in sea levels.
-There would be international decline in agricultural production due to reduced river flows and desertification.
-Australia will support almost no agriculture
-Much of the Indian sub-continent will be arid
-Hotspots for drought will include SW North America, Central America, Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia
-In the Mediterranean countries 70% of summer rains would fail, heat-waves would last on average 65 days longer than presently, wildfires would occur as far north as the Alps.
-In the UK summer temperatures could reach 45° and droughts would be common-place.
-In Europe there would be 80% less snowfall leading to water shortages.
-The water level in the Caspian Sea would drop by 10 metres.
-Some extra production in Canada and Russia.The irreconcilable acceptance of near-term extinction

We did not lower our energy consumption because it would have been a return to weakness, femininity, childhood, helplessness, all the things industrial civilization fears and hates the most. —Collapse Awareness and the Tragic Consciousness

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