This is perhaps why a reasonable (catalogued) approach to austerity measures is so easily stifled and quieted. There is nothing rational about the decaying grip of capitalism on our lives, and therefore a rational reaction is inappropriate."
— Early Spring for the Badger (via ninjabikeslut)
— Haruki Murakami (via ohfairies)
Every government should be run by simple fathers, mothers and workers by those who know exactly what is wrong in the specific society and how and why it is the case, not by politicians who never lived a “normal” life. A government should be filled with ordinary citizens, people who gathered life-experience, people who realize the true problems in their society, people who searched for a solution, found it, and implemented it in their own life and job; it must not be that those who never worked in a decent occupation, claiming to know what is best for society, are at the top of the nation, that those people are at the helm.
Expertise is more important than career; but politicians ignore this relevant fact.
This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone.
This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.”"
— James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via dalkaygi)