YAY!: Straight Edge. Hardcore. Punk. Metal. Music. Singalongs. Stagediving. My dog, June (I miss you everyday. RIP) Atheism. Design. Web development. Photography. Sports. Working Out. BJJ. MMA. DIY. Skateboarding. Cycling. Comic books. Tattoos. Computers. Technology. SCIENCE. Writing lyrics. Travelling. George Carlin. READING. Good Movies. Positivity. Hot weather. Summertime. GIRLS. Freckles.
NAY!: Tobacco. Alcohol. Drugs. Religion. Shitty music. Bands with lame lyrics. Red lipstick. Jam. Christmas. Wintertime. Cold weather. Wannabe artists with delusions of grandeur. Dumb people. Illiterate fucks. Fake people. Racism, homophobia, classism. People that take advantage of other people's innocence. People that waste their life feeling sorry for themselves.
"Earnings don’t miss estimates; estimates miss earnings. No one ever says “the weather missed estimates.” They blame the weatherman for getting it wrong. Finance is the only industry where people blame their poor forecasting skills on reality"
"The reforms of Diocletian and Constantine, by implementing a policy of systematic spoliation to the profit of the State, made all productive activity impossible. The reason is, not that there were no more large fortunes: on the contrary, their build-up was made easier. But the foundation of their build-up was now no longer creative energy, or the discovery and bring into use the new sources of wealth, or the improvement and development of husbandry, industry and commerce. It was, on the contrary, the cunning exploitation of a privileged position in the State, used to despoil people and State alike. The officials, great and small, got rich by way of fraud and corruption."
Mikhail Ivanovich Rostovtzeff on the Roman Empire. Not much has changed ever since.
Violence has two inextricable aspects: its actual use and its potential (threatened) use. The actual outbreak or demonstration of violence must occur from time to time in order to give plausibility to its threatened outbreak and thereby to gain efficacy for the threat as an instrument of social and political change. The two aspects cannot be separated. […] The “rational” goal of the threat of violence is an accomodation of interests, not the provocation of actual violence. Similarly, the “rational” goal of actual violence is demonstration of the will and capability of action, establishing a measure of the credibility of future threats, not the exhaustion of that capability in unlimited conflict.
The Threat Of Violence and Social Change - H.L. Nieburg