These people decided they wanted a giant statue of Jesus in front of their church, and they’re going to have it, no matter what. It’s the story they want to tell, and they’re telling it.
Through Stalin’s purges, the tanks in Budapest, the Great Leap Forward, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Eric Hobsbawm remained unshakeable in his belief of Marxism’s emancipatory potential.
Most conversations, or written diatribes, about technology work off an unstated and false assumption of technology in a vacuum: technology always working perfectly, technology always available.
No less prominent a fan than Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker — the scourge of Midwestern labor — weighed in on the side of the referees’ union. As it turns out, reflexive labor-bashing can have adverse effects. Who knew!
I’m trusting that the show is less about one man and his family and more about the inherent interconnectedness of our world — that it is less interested in its characters’ actions themselves than in their far-reaching consequences.
Yesterday morning, Occupy was just what I needed: a space to celebrate my freedom to express the political and social frustrations I inadvertently build up everyday.