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LCII

“Once I know that I can remember
whenever I like, I forget.”

—Umberto Eco

bass clef symbol on music staff

LCII

“Once I know that I can remember whenever I like, I forget.”

—Umberto Eco

Violent attempted revolutions fail twice as often as non-violent ones. Resorting to violence means you are playing on the enemy’s turf, and he will probably eat you alive. Whereas no matter how many people the army kills, it cannot eliminate a determined non-violent opposition. It takes great patience and huge courage to follow that strategy, but that is actually how non-violent movements win.

Gwynne Dyer, “Burma Resistance: Wrong Way

The Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

Langston Hughes, “Let America Be America Again

O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
The land that’s mine—the poor man’s, Indian’s, Negro’s, ME—
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.

Sure, call me any ugly name you choose—
The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people’s lives,
We must take back our land again,
America!

O, yes,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath—
America will be!

No more poor people in a rich country.

Pedro Castillo, Peru’s Socialist President-Elect

It was as if he had come across refugees from a Nazi concentration camp, and concluded that they belonged to a culture that had always been barefoot and starving.

Charles C. Mann in 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus on what he calls “Holmberg’s Mistake”

Because all the day’s computers, including Galaksija, ran their programs on cassette, Regasek thought Modli might broadcast programs over the airwaves as audio during his show. The idea was that listeners could tape the programs off their receivers as they were broadcast, then load them into their personal machines.

Michael Eby, “The Lost History of Socialism’s DIY Computer

The only thing keeping many businesses in low-wage sectors going is millions of people forced to sell their labor at bargain-basement prices because the alternative is quite literally destitution.

Luke Savage, “The Debate Over Service Work and Unemployment Benefits Shows Why Marxism is Right

David Sirota, “Here is One Graph Everyone Should See on Labor Day

We live in a society that quickly marshaled thousands of troops, dozens of curfews, and countless police armed to the teeth in response to protests, but that left hospitals without enough ventilators and PPE to deal with a deadly pandemic.

Hadas Thier, “We Need Solidarity, Not White Guilt, to Fight Racism

Gun control is a privilege of those with the means and ability to outsource the violence necessary for their self preservation.

u/lawlawlandrover on r/liberalgunowners

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

Acts 4:32–35 (NIV)

Having a gun means every fight is a gunfight and you have a duty to avoid it.

Puzzleheaded_Nerve on /r/liberalgunowners