Maybe metal illness is not that bad.
My depression comes and goes. Today I’m at a stalemate. If there was a magic button would get rid of not only my current depression but all my past depression would I press it? No. I think depression has given me empathy and is a good source of artistic energy. My depression is a dark force, one I would not be the same without. Would you ever rid yourself of a “mental illness”?
A painting by Gerhard Richter. More info on his art can be found here http://www.gerhard-richter.com/ . I like the use of color and layers.
I teared up at three points durning this episode. It is not safe to be a non-heteronormative male in the world. It takes courage to be who you are and not conform to society.
Hitchens here answers a question; why advocate atheism. Hitchens, who isn’t always the best morally, delivers eloquently and succinctly. Atheism should have a voice.
How topdown power structures work.
To a certain extent lifestyle anarchism is okay. While not on the front lines, trying to rid the world of hierarchical violence, they believe to some extent in the cause. Directly active anarchists are necessary and should be respected, much like every individual. Humanity has fallen into the hierarchical trap. Lifestyle anarchists show that it is okay to live differently. It is not fashion. Anarchism is being commodified, that isn’t cool.