Elementi taggati con: politics
#Goethe and #DonaldTrump. I am the Spirit that Denies Forever!
Bei euch, ihr Herrn, kann man das Wesen
Gewöhnlich aus dem Namen lesen,
Wo es sich allzu deutlich weist,
Wenn man euch Fliegengott, Verderber, Lügner heißt.
Nun gut wer bist du denn?
Ein Teil von jener Kraft,
Die stets das Böse will und stets das Gute schafft.
Was ist mit diesem Rätselwort gemeint?
Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint!
Und das mit Recht; denn alles was entsteht
Ist wert dass es zugrunde geht;
Drum besser wär's, dass nichts entstünde.
So ist denn alles was ihr Sünde,
Zerstörung, kurz das Böse nennt,
Mein eigentliches Element.
Goethe, #Faust I, #Studierzimmer I, #Vers 1331 ff.
The essence of the like of you
is usually inherent in the name.
it appears in all-too-great transparency
in names like Lord of Flies, Destroyer, Liar.
All right, who are you then?
A portion of that power
which allways works for Evil and effects the Good.
What is the meaning of this riddle?
I am the spirit that denies forever!
And rightly so! What has arisen from the void
deserves to be annihilated.
It would be best if nothing ever would arise.
And thus what you call havoc,
deadly sin, or briefly stated: Evil,
that is my proper element.
#FaustbyGoethe, #Trump, #Merkel, #poetry, #literature, #poem, #politics, #Poesie, #Literatur, #Gedicht, #Politik
photo unter CC-BY licence.
There is no planet B!
Make the world #GRETA again!
Everyone of you can be a little #GRETA!
Don’t stop fighting for our favorite planet!
March 15 - Just make a sign and go protest!
#fridaysForFuture #Protest #SchoolStrike #Students #Climate #ClimateChange #Politics #Demo #GretThunberg #environment #resistance #school #youth
Beto O'Rourke was a teenage member of hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow
#TheCultoftheDeadCow was notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to #hack computers running #Microsoft’s #Windows program. It is also known for inventing the term “hacktivism” to describe human-rights-driven #security work. O’Rourke’s membership could explain much about his approach to #politics and subverting established procedures in #technology, the #media and #government.#news #usa #election #hacker #hacktivism #humanRights
Remember when the US wanted to overthrow the Israeli government for not letting desperately needed humanitarian relief into Gaza and firing tear gas and live bullets at protesters? Weird. Me neither.Maybe it's because Israel has always passed the required supplies to Gaza. Except when the Palestinian Authority (that is still considered by most the legitimate government of all Palestinians) objected. Or when the Gazans burned down the Kerem Shalom border crossing, or such.
#politics #venezuela #regimechange #propaganda #israel #gaza #doublestandard
The Watchdogs That Didn’t Bark
It’s also hard to overlook the fact that a lot of privacy advocacy groups in the U.S. get funding from the same tech companies that would ostensibly be affected by government regulation of consumer data collection. EFF, for example, took in about $822,000 from Google, including donations from employees that are matched by the company, in fiscal 2017. CDT collected about $590,000 in donations and support from Google in 2016 and received $250,000 from Facebook last year. As for OTI, Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt co-founded and has been a significant donor to New America for years. He and his wife’s philanthropic foundation committed to $4 million in funding New America from 2016 to 2021. All of these groups maintain complete independence from their donors.https://web.archive.org/web/20180921123410/https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/why-arent-privacy-groups-fighting-to-regulate-facebook.html
#politics #internet #privacy
George Stinney Jr of African descent was the youngest person to be sentenced to death in the 20th century in the United States.
He was only 14 years old when he was executed in an electric chair.
During his trial, even on the day of his execution, he always carried a bible in his hands, claiming to be innocent.
He was accused of killing two white girls, 11-Year-old Betty, and Mary of 7, the bodies were found near the house where the teenager resided with his parents.
At that time, all members of the jury were white. The trial lasted only 2 hours, and the sentence was dictated 10 minutes later.
The Boy's parents were threatened, and prevented from being present in the courtroom, and subsequently expelled from that city.
Before the execution, George spent 81 days in prison without being able to see his parents.
He was held in solitary, 80 miles from his city. He was heard alone without the presence of his parents or a lawyer.
He was electrocuted with 5,380 volts in his head, imagine all that voltage in a teenager's head.
70 years later, his innocence was finally proven by a judge in South Carolina. The boy was innocent, someone set it up to blame him for being black.
May his innocent soul rest in peace.
#politics #deathpenalty #cruelty #history #capitalpunishment #children #crime
“In Louisiana, black women were put in cells with male prisoners and some became pregnant. In 1848, legislators passed a new law declaring that all children born in the penitentiary of African American parents serving life sentences would be property of the state. The women would raise the kids until the age of ten, at which point the penitentiary would place an ad in the newspaper. Thirty days later, the children would be auctioned off on the courthouse steps 'cash on delivery.' The proceeds were used to fund schools for white children. . . many of [the black children] were purchased by prison officials.”
Source: American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
#history #slavery #politics #USA #WTF
For social norms to change, people need to deviate from these inherited norms. People need the space to try alternate ways of living without risking arrest or social ostracization. People need to be able to read critiques of those norms without anyone’s knowledge, discuss them without their opinions being recorded, and write about their experiences without their names attached to their words. People need to be able to do things that others find distasteful, or even immoral. The minority needs protection from the tyranny of the majority.https://www.wired.com/story/mcsweeneys-excerpt-the-right-to-experiment/
#society #culture #privacy #surveillance #tyranny #media #censorship #politics #nothingtohide #social #norm #norms #socialnorms #freedom #community #minority #minorities #majority
#hi everybody, I'm #newhere. I would like to talk, see and share with you things about #climatechange #feminism #nature #fphoto #vegetarianism y bit of #politics. I live in #ecuador the #4worldscountry :)
The picture above was taken at Parque Nacional del Cajas in Ecuador, and the tree is a #polylepis, better known in Ecuador as paper tree. I love this picture!
#politics #history #gender #lgbtq #trans