lords & liberties

it is my most sincere hope that this highly cursed image of Lord Gamzee Frinton-Montcroix recieves a birdy blessing from his parent @birdloaf

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Jeremy Brett is An Ideal Husband, Part 2

I had forgotten that most of this film on youtube has subtitles, but I am taking advantage by capturing some sassy quotes to go with the fluttering Arthur Gorings/Jeremys.

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Before and After
“Bruno Kastler”

A new Patina by Alexander Nurulaeff - Dandy Shoe Care for one elegant gentleman from Great Britain: Mr. G.V.

This Patina an Artwork that conveys the true masculine elegance.

There’s no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, to those who walk according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh. So we’re still called to walk by faith. Not being under law doesn’t mean we don’t have a law. We’re under the law of the Spirit, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. The law of freedom in Christ. Live like free people, but do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God’s servants.

If you owe God, you’re under law. And under the law there’s no joy of your salvation because you can’t receive the kingdom through the law. The kingdom is not meat or drink but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. So if you’re sorrowful on the inside, you can’t tap into God’s joy when you’re legalistic because God doesn’t provide grace for us through the law. The law only brings condemnation, but where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. And with unveiled faces, as beholding in a mirror, we see the glory of the Lord, and are being transformed into His image from one glory to the next by the Spirit of Christ.

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Liberty vs. The Original

Version One. [Version Two]

I *believe* in freedom, Mr. Lipwig. Not many people do, although they will, of course, protest otherwise. And no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all others are based.
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–Lord Havelock Vetinari, ‘Going Postal’ by Terry Pratchett

I do so cherish these little chats.

lena--luna  asked:

How do you have individual liberty without private property?

Private property and personal possessions are two different things. In our current system, private property is a relationship to socially-operated property that seats owners above users. Apartments owned by landlords are private property, factories and the tools of production therein are private property, land owned but not used by an aristocrat is private property. I’m not talking about individual items owned by an single person that are in turn used by that single person. Under a capitalist private property regime, all product that a worker generates in an enterprise immediately becomes the property of the boss – so much for individual liberty. It’s bourgeois liberty that capitalism upholds – the “right” to lord over social operations based on an ownership claim, analogous to a sovereignty claim under a monarchy. (In fact, early capitalism-apologists rather liked this analogy, and people used it until it started becoming passé and the rhetoric shifted to conceal it – “freedom” and “liberty” to lord over your workers however you want, or whatever noise.)

Historically, consistently, and presently, capitalism has not upheld individual freedom, nor was that its stated intention early on. Freedom for the upper class to sap surplus value created by the working class, maybe. Freedom for landlords to claim ownership over land and property they aren’t directly using or living on, maybe. Freedom for the working class to starve if they’d rather not sell their labor to the highest bidder among a powerful set of owners, maybe.

Seriously. The only way you can guarantee freedom for the individual is if you do away with production/property tyranny. Under socialism, keep your fridge, keep your books, keep your home; but those things aren’t private property. Autonomy in the personal, democracy in the social.

-Daividh

With 18mr:

Yuri Kochiyama is a prominent Japanese American human rights activists and a huge proponent of Afro-Asian solidarity and solidarity amongst movements. In 1960, Kochiyama moved to Harlem in New York City and joined the Harlem Parents Committee. She became acquainted with Malcolm X and was a member of his Organization of Afro-American Unity, following his departure from the Nation of Islam. Yuri was present at his assassination on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, and held him in her arms as he lay dying.  Kochiyama was also a member of the Young Lords, the group of Puerto Ricans who fought for Puerto Rican independence and at one point took over the Statue of Liberty to draw attention to the struggle.  She is revered for her six decades of intensive social justice commitments.


FOR MORE INFO Search: “Organization of Afro-American Unity”, “Young Lords”, “Civil Liberties Act of 1988”, “Mumia Abu-Jamal”, “MALCOLM X"