This book is one of the first that I added to my list of recommended reading, for very good reasons. [list]
Today is the day when the nation pauses to say stupid things about the victims of its pointless imperial wars. A small minority of them, actually.
We are assured that the dogma of another life is of the greatest importance to the peace of society; it is imagined that without it men would have no motives for doing good. Why do we need terrors and fables to teach any reasonable man how he ought to conduct himself upon earth?
Content Warning: Torture
After this, I am going to stop posting about torture, and resume being my usual fake happy soap-making, nihilist, anarchist, technology strategy-loving self. I promise.
I periodically post this in comments on other blogs when the topic comes up. A lot of Americans are ignorant of the law regarding torture, and are kept that way, deliberately. Let me clear that up a bit for us all.
One of my personal agendas in blogging here is to help people defeat the assumption that someone whose interests appear to be aligned with theirs on one thing, is aligned with theirs on most things.
I unmolded the soaps last night. They came out pretty well! I wish I had added a bit of titanium dioxide to them to make them a little less dark but they’re fine. [Read more…]
If you’re going to make one of my soap recipes, this is the one. It’s easy, too. Would I lie about something like this?
Content Warning: Torture, War Crimes, Medical Malpractice
A month ago I stumbled over the fact that Dr James Mitchell had written a book. So I bought a copy.