It is authority that provokes revolution…. This occurs when a feeling of impunity takes root among the elite: We are allowed anything, we can do anything. This is a delusion, but it rests on a certain rational foundation. For a while it does indeed look as if they can do whatever they want. Scandal after scandal and illegality after illegality go unpunished. The people remain silent…They are afraid and do not yet feel their own strength. At the same time, they keep a detailed account of the wrongs, which at one particular moment are to be added up. The choice of that moment is the greatest riddle of history. ([[Shah of Shahs, Vintage International edition, p. 106)
Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007)
May 4, 2013 by David Oppenheimer
I cannot get over how beautiful these images are.
‘blood sweat and tears’. i was going to try to draw on some sweat but it would have looked pony. the first line of the song goes, “i went down, to disorder’s edge, to see what’s going on, in my head”. a typical D.O.T lyric, almost classic soul/rock but with an angle on mental health slotted in there because that’s what we like to talk about
be noisy, yasutomo ebisu for laforet, 2011
Famous Times Square Kiss in Color
Black and white version of this photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. It was taken on V-J Day in Times Square and was published in Life magazine in 1945.
Reddit user mygrapefruit colorized the photo using Photoshop CS 5 on a Wacom tablet. “I found some vintage postcards of Times Square to figure out the color of the buildings and some signs,” she said. “The rest of the colors I guessed by using common sense.”
This woman is clearly being assaulted.