“things outside you are projections of what’s inside you, and what’s inside you is a projection of what’s outside. so when you step into the labyrinth outside you, at the same time you’re stepping into the labyrinth inside.”—haruki murakami, kafka on the shore. (via paperbackgirl)
“I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.”—
Last night over dinner I was telling my boyfriend how intelligent I feel being able to identify books and authors when they are quoted in texts. I tumbled upon this and was able to identify the author before I even finished the quote. Read. It is so powerful.
Steal This Book is, in a way, a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika. It preaches jailbreak. It shows you where exactly how to place the dynamite that will destroy the walls. The first section-SURVIVE!-lays out a potential action program for our new Nation. The chapter headings spell out the demands for a free society. A community where the technology produces goods and services for whoever needs them, come who may. It calls on the Robin Hoods of Santa Barbara Forest to steal from the robber barons who own the castles of capitalism. It implies that the reader already is “ideologically set,” in that he understands corporate feudalism as the only robbery worthy of being called “crime,” for it is committed against the people as a whole. Whether the ways it describes to rip-off shit are legal or illegal is irrelevant. The dictionary of law is written by the bosses of order. Our moral dictionary says no heisting from each other. To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
Now your telling me that there is a link between Africa and poverty….no shit. The reason why Africa is still a developing nation is because of the slave trade where most of the economy of coastal and some inland countries depended on the sale of slaves. With the decline and soon the abolition of the slave trade African countries spent more than 500 years building a hardly sustainable economy. Now, they must play catch up for what Europeans have done.