Rene Magritte - Love from a Distance


Rene Magritte - Love from a Distance

Sometimes when there’s a photo of a landscape on tumblr I think “is that the person who took the photo or made the landscape”

“…the positive transcendence of private property – i.e., the perceptible appropriation for and by man of the human essence and of human life, of objective man, of human achievements should not be conceived merely in the sense of immediate, one-sided enjoyment, merely in the sense of possessing, of having. Man appropriates his comprehensive essence in a comprehensive manner, that is to say, as a whole man. Each of his human relations to the world – seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, thinking, observing, experiencing, wanting, acting, loving – in short, all the organs of his individual being, like those organs which are directly social in their form, are in their objective orientation, or in their orientation to the object, the appropriation of the object, the appropriation of human reality. Their orientation to the object is the manifestation of the human reality.”
Marx, “Private Property and Communism,” The 1844 Manuscripts (via feelingpolitical)

Capitalists never own what they destroy

The arrest of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet has focused new attention on the record of his regime, which remained in power for 17 years after the 1973 coup that toppled Chile’s democratically elected government. Some pointed questions are being raised about the Washington-based Cato Institute’s current embrace of Jose Pinera, who was Chile’s Minister of Labor and Social Security from 1978 to 1980 and is now co-chair of the prominent think tank’s Project on Social Security Privatization.

“Pinera was the Pinochet dictatorship’s labor minister at a time when the country’s trade union movement was suffering one of its worst periods of repression,” said Larry Birns, a former senior public affairs officer for the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America in Santiago, Chile. Birns recalled that “workers were seeing the dismantling of their rights.”

Birns added: “Pinera was a vital cog in the Pinochet dictatorship’s ability to implement a draconian labor code. It is simply outrageous for the Cato Institute to have him as co-chair of its Social Security privatization effort. This is an example of crime without punishment and reflects the conservative organization’s contempt for the suffering imposed on Chile’s population during the Pinochet era.”

The London Sunday Times yesterday cited documentation that 3,197 people “were murdered for political reasons” by Pinochet’s regime “and more than 1,000 are still unaccounted for. Tens of thousands were imprisoned or exiled, but often Pinochet’s assassins would follow them.”

a fb friend posted this today:

it’s a great combination of: gamergate + american enterprise institute + christina hoff sommers = unfriended

the only thing i miss about college rn is the library 

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A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God

I didn’t know immobile played for Dortmund