Remnant of a statue of Hermes, Ghalkis, Euboea Island, Greece (1937.)
Photo by Herbert List
The most dangerous gang in town is the police department, and the real source of organized crime is the government itself. Understand that alone, and you will *overstand that the entire crime fighting campaign of the government is a complete fraud, and a cover for racism and political domination.
Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin (via america-wakiewakie)
'Somewhere in Central Africa. Modern science takes its place beside old time African fetishes, as the witch doctors rest between dances. The fish are typical examples of customary ju-ju that has come down through ages of the Dark Continent's history, and the American-built RAF (Royal Air Force) Consolidated Liberator is a sample of the head masks used by the dancers who have streamlined imagination and appreciate the white man's stronger ju-ju.'
A lot of our ideas about what we can do at different ages and what age means are so arbitrary — as arbitrary as sexual stereotypes. I think that the young-old polarization and the male-female polarization are perhaps the two leading stereotypes that imprison people. The values associated with youth and with masculinity are considered to be the human norms, and anything else is taken to be at least less worthwhile or inferior. Old people have a terrific sense of inferiority. They’re embarrassed to be old. What you can do when you’re young and what you can do when you’re old is as arbitrary and without much basis as what you can do if you’re a woman or what you can do if you’re a man."- Susan Sontag