-you eat a handful of marijuana and choke to death on it. -a heavy crate of marijuana falls and crushes you. -you slip on a baggie of marijuana and break your skull into thousands of pieces. -a serial killers name is marijuana.
“The most dangerous force in the industrialized world does not come from those who wield radical creeds, whether Islamic radicalism or Christian fundamentalism, but from legions of faceless bureaucrats who claw their way up layered corporate and governmental machines. They serve any system that meets their pathetic quota of needs.”—Chris Hedges
“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before, Bokonon tells us. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”—Kurt Vonnegut - Cats Cradle
“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his “normal” contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity,his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves.”—Erich Fromm
“Lonely one, you are going the way of the lover: you love yourself, and therefore you despise yourself as only lovers despise.
The lover wants to create, because he despises! What does he know of love who has not had to despise precisely what he loved!”—Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra
“Power is not something that is acquired, seized, or shared, something that one holds on to or allows to slip away; power is exercised from innumerable points, in the interplay of nonegalitarian and mobile relations”—Micheal Foucault
“Adam and Eve had to fall in order for Christ to redeem us; Judas had to betray Christ in order for Christ to fulfill his mission, and so on. There is a perverse core that we always stumble upon in these narratives: Did not God play a perverse game with humans, provoking the Fall so that he would then be able to display his mercy and love for fallen humanity? Was not Christ’s betrayal by Judas a key moment that enabled humanity’s redemption through Christ’s crucifixion, that is, an act that had to happen and that was clearly, if ambiguously, willed by Christ? This negative act is the manifestation of the drive at its purest. We should avoid the perverse temptation of willing the Fall in order to cast oneself as the Savior.”—Slavoj Zizek
“They will tell you that you are dreaming, but the true dreamers are those who think that things can go on indefinitely they way they are, just with some cosmetic changes. We are not dreamers, we are the awakening from a dream which is turning into a nightmare.”— - Slavoj Zizek
“The major problem is not the vociferous shouting form one camp to the other; rather it is that many have given up even being heard. We are losing the very value of dialogue - especially respectful communication - in the name of sheer force of naked power. This is the classic triumph of authoritarianism over the kind of questioning, compassion, and hope requisite for any democratic experiment.”—Cornel West
“Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.”—Edward Abbey