Neoliberal democracy. Instead of citizens, it produces consumers. Instead of communities, it produces shopping malls. The net result is an atomized society of disengaged individuals who feel demoralized and socially powerless. In sum, neoliberalism is the immediate and foremost enemy of genuine participatory democracy, not just in the united states but across the planet, and will be for the foreseeable future.
It’s never the enemy without who brings you down. it’s always the enemy within. – nick guard your back, nick. it’s the one you don’t see coming. the one you trust whose betrayal is most lethal. they know your weakness and they know how to hit the lowest. it’s when your back is turned and your guard is down that they move in for the kill. – kyrian
Never forget that when we are dealing with any pleasure in its healthy and normal and satisfying form, we are, in a sense, on the enemy’s (god’s) ground…he [god] made the pleasure: all our research so far has not enabled us to produce one. all we can do is to encourage the humans to take the pleasures which our enemy [god] has produced, at at times, or in ways, or in degrees, which he [god] has forbidden.
Karrin murphy led the charge, and sanya and i tried to keep up. She went through that sea of foes like a little speedboat, her enemies spun and tossed and turned and disoriented in her wake. Sanya and i hacked our way through stunned foes, pushing and chopping with unsophisticated brutality-and that big russian lunatic just kept laughing the whole time.
You're more than dauntless," he says in a low voice. "but if you want to be just like them, hurling yourself into ridiculous situations for no reason and retaliating against your enemies without any regard for what's ethical, go right ahead. i thought you were better than that, but maybe i was wrong.
I toyed with the idea of what it might be like to live with some species of heatstroke that maybe didn't go away all that quickly. He's a pirate, which is about rum, sodomy and the lash, isn't it? So, to be able to keep things like that in my head, when i'm going to do a film for disney, i'd been through the ringer. That was like infiltrating the enemy camp. I wasn't able to stop smiling.