The Exploding Whale — A textbook whale removal tale.
Short question: Do you think forgiveness entails prosociality towards the forgiven person, or just a return back to “normal.” Or as normal as it was?
Forgiveness is not the same thing as absolution. A person you’ve forgiven isn’t free from the consequences of their behavior just because you’ve let go of your anger and resentment.
It’s a wonderful thing to forgive, but it doesn’t obligate you to give yourself over to someone who might bring chaos into your life.
Chantal Mouffe (via vagias)
The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.
The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world.
This is literally the craziest fucking thing I have ever seen.
Random and bizarre.