“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”—bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (via loveyourchaos)
Senate Votes To Let Military Detain Americans Indefinitely, White House Threatens Veto
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial — prompting White House officials to reissue a veto threat.
"The enemy is all over the world. Here at home. And when people take up arms against the United States and [are] captured within the United States, why should we not be able to use our military and intelligence community to question that person as to what they know about enemy activity?" Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said.
"They should not be read their Miranda Rights. They should not be given a lawyer," Graham said. "They should be held humanely in military custody and interrogated about why they joined al Qaeda and what they were going to do to all of us."
“The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages”—Cyrano De Bergerac (via atomos)
“So…I’m currently in an abusive relationship. Instead of feeling safe, I feel threatened. I’m silenced, oppressed, and intimidated into submission. My thoughts are not valued. My voice is not heard. Everyday, I feel as though I’m closer to death not because death is inevitable but because I feel the breath of a killer at my back. I feel like a number, an object to be controlled. I’m fed delusions of grandeur while I fight tooth and nail to survive. That’s what it’s like to be involved with America.”—It’s how I feel.