Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The plan

  • Stop going to bars
  • Quit smoking
  • Make friends not in a bar
  • Practice guitar for ~1 hour per day
  • Learn ArcGIS
  • Get off antidepressants
  • Always be in the middle of reading a book
  • Get the mats out of Danger Kitty’s fur
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Social principles of Christianity

    "The social principles of Christianity have now had eighteen hundred years to be developed, and need no further development by Prussian Consistorial Counsellors. The social principles of Christianity justified the slavery of antiquity, glorifies the serfdom of the Middle Ages and are capable, in case of need, of defending the oppression of the proletariat, with somewhat doleful grimaces. The social principles of Christianity preach the necessity of a ruling and an oppressed class, and for the latter all they have to offer is the pious wish that the former may be charitable. The social principles of Christianity place the Consistorial Counsellor’s compensation for all infamies in heaven, and thereby justify the continuation of these infamies on earth. The social principles of Christianity declare all the vile acts of the oppressors against the oppressed to be either a just punishment for original sin and other sins, or trials which the Lord, in his infinite wisdom, ordains for the redeemed. The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submissiveness and humbleness, in short, all the qualities of the rabble, and the proletariat, which will not permit itself to be treated as rabble, needs its courage, its self-confidence, its pride and its sense of independence even more than its bread. The social principles of Christianity are sneaking and hypocritical, and the proletariat is revolutionary. So much for the social principles of Christianity."
    - Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

    Monday, November 02, 2009

    Dear Matthew

    Love, Danica