"Leninism teaches that the world revolution can only succeed if the proletariat of the capitalist countries supports the struggle for liberation of the colonial and semi-colonial peoples and if the proletariat of the colonies and semi-colonies supports the proletariat of the capitalist countries… for this is the only way to overthrow imperialism, to liberate our nation and people and to liberate the other nations and peoples of the world. This is our internationalism, the internationalism with which we oppose both narrow nationalism and narrow patriotism."
— Mao Zedong, In Memory of Norman Bethune. (via bourgeoisentimentality)
"The only things stopping me today are: genetics, lack of will, income, brain chemistry and external events."
— Eddie Pepitone (via kurjafka)
"I don’t want to be liked, particularly, I’d like to be understood."
"The need to find out what will happen if I don’t relent or moderate my actions has been a constant source of difficulty and discomfort in my life."
— Russell Brand, My Booky Wook (via quotes-shape-us)
"Indeed, radical feminist critique of patriarchy has practically been silenced in our culture. It has become a subcultural discourse available only to well-educated elites. Even in those circles, using the word “patriarchy” is regarded as passé. Often in my lectures when I use the phrase “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” to describe our nation’s political system, audiences laugh. No one has ever explained why accurately naming this system is funny. The laughter is itself a weapon of patriarchal terrorism. It functions as a disclaimer, discounting the significance of what is being named. It suggests that the words themselves are problematic and not the system they describe. I interpret this laughter as the audience’s way of showing discomfort with being asked to ally themselves with an antipatriarchal disobedient critique. This laughter reminds me that if I dare to challenge patriarchy openly, I risk not being taken seriously."
Bell Hooks, Understanding Patriarchy(via lexingtonconchord)