"In the secluded woods surrounding Philadelphia, Zimmerman’s Pietists would live in celibate simplicity, anxiously waiting for “that happy day,” wrote follower Johann Gottfried Seelig, “which when its new Earth swallows all that forementioned Floud and where its glorious Sun causeth all other Stars and Phoenomena to disappear, no Night succeeds it, but that the Night is swallowed up in ye Day, Darkness into Light, Death into Life, Judgment into Victory, Justice into Mercy, all imperfect Metals into Gold, and Gold itself is refined seven times, and all Churches and Virgins comprised into the one Dove …. the Sons of God will shout for joy as they did in the Beginning, when God was all in all, as he will be all in all, when again the Earth hath found its beginning.”"
The Smart Set: Apocalypse Now - January 21, 2014
Departure from: MOON.
Apollo 11’s customs declaration.
"The Cold War split [in the human rights language] basically was where the US insisted on civil and political rights, while the Soviets and various authoritarian countries insisted that this was a bourgeois trap and what was important were social and economic rights. One aspect of the Cold War was fought out over which interpretation was valid, and with the collapse of the Soviets, triumph of capitalism and rise of US hegemony, we know who won that battle. So it is civil and political rights which are enforced and those to do with fundamental issues of torture, genocide (which is fine — I would have been for military intervention in Rwanda, when push came to shove, to prevent the violence that happened). But you cannot divorce these questions from capitalism, poverty and deep exploitation, from the whole way in which the sub-Saharan African continent has been made the world’s basket case in terms of economic development. All of these issues have to be addressed as well. I do believe in the undivided character of human rights and there remains important work to show how inadequate it is to wrench out one set of rights from their connections with the others."
Nancy Fraser, on the multidimensional nature of human rights
Hollywood needs to make more comedies featuring female sociopaths.
Just In Case - The Dieline
This doesn’t seem like it would be very useful, but hey. Everyone needs an apocalypse starter kit.