Friday, October 25, 2013

Washington’s Influence

“…in South America, there was real progress toward democracy, which the Reagan Administration generally opposed, later taking credit for it when the process proved irresistible. Where Washington’s influence was greatest, progress was least, and where it occurred, the U.S. role was marginal or negative.”
-Noam Chomsky

(Profit Over People, Seven Stories Press, 96)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Neoliberal Elections

“In some respects the caliber of debate and choice in neoliberal elections tends to be closer to that of the one-part communist state than a genuine democracy.”
-Robert W. McChesney

(Profit Over People, Seven Stories Press, 10)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Neoliberalism: Enemy of the State

“…neoliberalism is the immediate and foremost enemy of genuine participatory democracy, not just in the United States but across the planet, and will be for the foreseeable future.”
- Robert W. McChesney

(Profit Over People, Seven Stories Press, 11)

Monday, October 21, 2013

For those who "don't care about politics"

“The neoliberal system … has an important and necessary byproduct-a depoliticized citizenry marked by apathy and cynicism.”
- Robert W. McChesney

(Profit Over People, Seven Stories Press, 10)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

“Por mucho que el hombre amplíe sus conocimientos y se muestre todo lo objetivo que quiera, el único fruto que consigue no es más que su propia biografía.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche

(Humano, Gradifco, 253)

“If artworks are answers to their own questions, they themselves thereby truly become questions.”
-Theodor W. Adorno

(Aesthetic Theory, U of Minnesota Press, 6)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

“It is self-evident that nothing concerning art is self-evident anymore, not its inner life, not its relation to the world, not even its right to exist.”
-Theodor W. Adorno

(Aesthetic Theory, U of Minnesota Press, 1)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Opposing War

“There are thousand who are in opinion opposed to…war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade…”
-Henry David Thoreau

(On Civil Disobedience, Classic Books America, 6)

Monday, October 07, 2013

Para el autodesprecio

“El remedio más seguro para esa enfermedad masculina que es el autodesprecio consiste en ser amado por una mujer inteligente.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche
(Humano, Gradifco, 209)

Saturday, October 05, 2013

De los padres

“Los padres tienen mucho que hacer para expiar el hecho de tener hijos.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche
(Humano, Gradifco, 209)