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  2. Russia under Nicholas II, with all the survivals of feudalism, had opposition political parties, independent trade unions and newspapers, a rather radical parliament and a modern legal system. Its agriculture was on the level of the USA, with industry rapidly approaching the West European level.

    In the USSR there was total tyranny, no political liberties and practically no human rights. Its economy was not viable; agriculture was destroyed. The terror against the population reached a scope unprecedented in history.

    No wonder many Russians look back at Tsarist Russia as a paradise lost.

    — Oleg Gordievsky, letter to The Independent, 21st July 1998. (via bulletproofjewels)

    (Source: musicofthehyperspheres, via wherelibertydwells)

     

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  4. He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.
    — Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (via theguywithnofuckingtattoo)

    (Source: larmoyante, via 23claw)

     


  5. communismkills:

    All of the quotes I am about to provide are by environmentalist academics and “leaders of the field”. This list is, by no means, all of the crazy quotes. There are hundreds and thousands more.

    "What is needed, from the nuclear industry, is an actual catastrophe. We do need a…

     


  6. officialunitedstates:

    corporateaccount:

    when someone says they’re running a 5k what does that mean. are they running 5000 miles or 5 kilograms? both are equally impossibe

    5000 dollars

     


  7. There are many who say ‘I believe in freedom, I believe in liberty—as long as you don’t do stupid things or do things I consider immoral.’ … But it’s not up to the government or you as a neighbor to say… ‘well, we don’t like the way you use your liberty. Your lifestyle is not what we like; you go to a church that’s not a good church and it has crazy ideas and we wanna ban that church; and you read books that aren’t good books and we wanna ban those books; and you have a sexual lifestyle that we don’t endorse; and you put stuff into your body and into your lungs that we think are bad for you; and therefore we’re going to have the government make you a better person.’ …

    Just because you allow somebody to have a lifestyle you disapprove of doesn’t mean you have to endorse it. A lot of people don’t quite understand that. They think legalizing freedom of choice is an endorsement of what people do. And there’s no reason in the world that this can’t bring people together. If you have people on the left and people on the right and they want liberty for something over here, and somebody wants liberty for this over here… why shouldn’t everybody come together for liberty to use it as they see fit?…

    It’s so crucial that we realize that [economic liberty and personal liberty are] one unit… that liberty is liberty and it’s your life and you have a right to use it as you see fit.
    — Ron Paul, from his speech at LPAC on Sep. 20, 2014 (via wherelibertydwells)

    (Source: laliberty, via wherelibertydwells)

     

  8. banging-dickens:

    wonderfulworldofmichaelford:

    wheel-skellington:

    zachthemermaid:

    DAMN

    probably because people dont care when its a white person, but when a black guy is shot there are riots, which hunts, and unanimous pant-shitting all over social media.

    liberal media wont cover, assholes like you will ignore it. just, fuck you.

    Well, it finished loading

    Would you look at that, over 400,000 results.

    The racebaiting assholes on this site, I swear to heaven

    (via a-rational-libertarian)

     


  9. Perverse Quotations

    philosophicalconservatism:

    We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."

    —Adolf Hitler, May 1 1927 speech

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  10. Anonymous said: Scotland voted no. We sure dodged a bullet there!

    I actually wanted them to leave