Price of Liberty

A display of the nature of the American geopolitical machine. This blog is a collection of posts and news articles predominantly focusing on the West's setting sun. Check out the link portal below or scroll through the infinite multitude of posts. View my tag cloud. Some of these posts are apolitical and personal in nature.

thelandofmaps:

North West Europe, 16,000 years ago. [1962x2005]
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rip-homegirl:

let’s talk about the universe and make out

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thelandofmaps:

What 16th Century Arabs thought Europe looked like on Top of an Actual Map of Europe [1993 × 1375]
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padalesexy:

this vine is too real

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A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.

America’s nearly decade-long war that followed the 2003 invasion of Iraq scarred the psyche of millions of people.

It was not just about living in constant fear of bombardment or suicide bombings in the volatile times that followed the overthrow of the Iraqi regime. For scores of people, being in the wrong place at the wrong time was cause for being picked up by the US military and brutally tortured and humiliated in secret prisons, before eventual release without charge.

Among the most shocking and disturbing human rights violations orchestrated by the US military was the well-documented torture in Abu Ghraib prison. Images released from the Iraq-based jail in 2004 shocked the world, showing American soldiers holding prisoners on a leash, forcing them to stand in painful poses, and humiliating them.

Now Chris Bartlett, a documentary human rights portraitist, is using photographs to humanize the previously faceless and nameless Iraqi detainees.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Okay so I really want to ask you this and I will be more than glad if you took the time and to look over this question and answer it and tell me what you think. So you heard about ISIS beheading the two men and the third one they left him as a message. What do you think about that? Do you think that America is after that? And why would they leave the third one as to send a messages?
priceofliberty priceofliberty Said:

I don’t think anything about the beheadings. To be honest, if anything, they were staged videos crafted in order to draw in viewers. Nothing gets people riled up more than beheadings (just ask the Mexican drug cartels). Do I think America is after that? Like going after ISIS because of the beheadings? No, of course they aren’t. They were a convenient excuse to get the American population scared enough to support airstrikes. The third one was a British citizen, so the “message” was being sent to the UK that time.

pon-raul:

supersmashthestatebros:

I let my tshirts do the talking because I have no personality of my own.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I was reading Scientific American today at the doctor's office and the issue ended with a short article about science and politics. It ultimately ended up with the author, a self-described libertarian, saying science provides justification for gun control and environmental regulation. I am so sick of this bullshit narrative that pits science against personal freedom. It is a fucking perversion of the pursuit of knowledge for the benefit of a corrupt and immoral set of political goals.
priceofliberty priceofliberty Said:

eltigrechico was just talking about this earlier today. I totally agree, there’s like this….”SCIENCE!” cult of people who think sharing memes with Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s face on it somehow counts as an interest in all things “science”

as if “science” is anything other than knowledge

i hate them ugh such a dumbass plot

thats YOUR OPINION

Damn I forgot how good these Daryl/Beth episodes were

supersmashthestatebros:

supersmashthestatebros:

not all reptilians are illuminati shills…shoutout to my radical leftist reptilians

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You’re not fooling anyone, amphibian scum!

Land or water, choose a side!

supersmashthestatebros:

pon-raul replied to your post: spooky Halloween costume ideas: sexy b…

dont objectify bronies please

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Leftists today are a collectivist group that holds individual feelings on a pedestal, desiring to protect them at all costs—even at the expense of individual liberty. In order to do so requires a certain [minority] group to be act on behalf of the rest of the group in order to function, despite hating that same sort of institutionalism which shits on individuals on behalf of the whole in the first place.

I think I finally understood what Orwell meant when he said 2+2=5:

In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable — what then?