The media today disgusts me. News networks entertain, not inform. They’re dedicated to the promulgation of misinformation and carelessly crafted conspiracy theories, which many people eat up like cake. It’s difficult to form logical public opinions when you’re surrounded by all this crap, and it’s sad to see that many voters can’t see how manipulated they are by their favorite networks.
One of the hallmarks of the Religious Right is its consistent inability to understand the concept of government neutrality on religion. In its eyes virtually all institutions, especially those governmental, are assessed as either “for” or “against” God, with the middle ground of neutrality…
“God is the only being who does not have to exist in order to reign.”—Charles Baudelaire - French poet, essayist, and art critic. His poetry influenced French literature by emphasizing symbols and symbolism. Translated many of Edgar Allan Poe’s works. (via helvetebrann)
My littlest sister asked me to explain the difference between liberals and conservatives...
Her:Is our family conservative or liberal?
Me:Mostly conservative but me and the older two sisters are liberal.
Her:What's the difference?
Me:Most liberals don't like war, want more programs that help the poor, and want gay marriage and abortion to be legal. Most conservatives like war, hate taxes, and want gay marriage and abortion to be illegal.
Her:Why do they want abortion to be illegal?
Me:They think an abortion is the same thing as murdering a baby. That's why they call themselves "pro-life."
Her:Pro-life? I don't get it. Didn't you just say they liked war?
“Whenever the people are well informed,” Thomas Jefferson wrote, “they can be trusted with their own government.” But what happens now, two centuries later, when science has become so complex and so powerful that it influences every aspect of life, while most politicians’ last science class was…