Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss.
Just as a balloon filled gradually with air bursts when the limit of its tensile strength is passed, there are thresholds of radical, disruptive change in politics. When those thresholds are crossed, the impossible suddenly becomes probable, with revolutionary implications for governments and nations.
Acting is just common sense. It isn’t hard if you put yourself aside and just do what the writer wrote.
One thing I noticed working in the Bronx is that leaders come in the craziest places. They don’t always show up at community board meetings. Sometimes it’s just the guys on the corner that the boys on the block respect.
The gods, if they exist, are just the people who happen to live on the other side.
It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.
Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.
Conversion and zealotry, just like revelation and apostasy, are flip sides of the same coin, the currency of a political culture having more in common with religion than rational discourse.
From racial profiling and being pulled over just for ‘driving while black’ to this new phenomenon of killing unarmed people out of some preconceived idea of fear, our lives and our children’s lives are not being valued.
Let me just say: Peace to you, if you’re willing to fight for it.