Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.
I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing.
And they understand that to be an effective member of a democracy, you have to accept responsibility.
Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
I am disturbed by how states abuse laws on Internet access. I am concerned that surveillance programmes are becoming too aggressive. I understand that national security and criminal activity may justify some exceptional and narrowly-tailored use of surveillance. But that is all the more reason to safeguard human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Companies understand that if their employees are sick, it’s really expensive. So despite the rhetoric I hear, thank God employers are still in the health-care system.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can’t say it clearly you don’t understand it yourself.
Describing passive violence in this culture is kinda like someone who is drowning in the middle of the ocean giving you the low-down on water. The only way you can really understand passive violence is by going somewhere far, far away from phones, news, TV, the Internet.
God transforms, so to speak, this air into words, into various sounds. He makes you understand these various sounds through the modifications by which you are affected.