"We can’t trust the government. There’s always war propaganda: The Russians are gonna get us, the Southerners are gonna get us, the Spanish were gonna get us, the Mexicans—there’s always some bad guy over the next hill that you’ve always got to give all power and devotion to the government so that they can go and kill people. Well, you know, there’s something wrong with that. If we just think of the basic libertarian principle that it’s never morally acceptable to use violence or the threat of violence against the innocent… In war, the vast majority of the people who are killed are innocent people…"
— Lew Rockwell (via priceofliberty)
(Source: eltigrechico, via journeymananarchist)
"Why do we spend so much time with stories whose endings we already know?"
— Derek Thompson writes about nostalgia and culture for The Atlantic, and his piece pairs well with Katy Waldman‘s Slate essay about “thinking that you’re not getting as much from reading as you used to.” (via millionsmillions)