About this song: Recorded on Graceland which won the 1986 Album of the Year, despite the controversy that surrounded recording this album in South Africa during apartheid. This album was responsible for launching Ladysmith Black Mambazo (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) to international fame.
Personal note: I fucking love African Music. You should too.
“What started out as satire of Tim Pawlenty’s Michael Bay-esque “Courage to Stand” ad has turned into a biting critique of the nation’s campaign finance laws with the potential to tear down the boundaries between entertainment and politics on TV.”—FEC Allows Formation Of Colbert’s SuperPAC
Consider the mythology that makes up GOP orthodoxy today. Imagine the contortions that cramp the brains and souls of men and women of intelligence and compassion who seek state and national office under the Republican banner.
They must believe, despite the evidence of the 2008 financial collapse, that unregulated - or at most, lightly regulated - financial markets are good for America and the world….
Would you put your life on the line for justice? The Freedom Riders did and changed history.
"The power of the Freedom Riders came from their conviction and their determination - black and white - to be willing to die for a cause greater than themselves: the equality of all men and women in the United States."
“He was like the cranky old uncle that people weren’t listening to,” said a U.S. official, who’d been briefed on the evidence collected from the Abbottabad compound and who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. “The younger guys had never worked directly with him. They did not take everything he said as right.”—At end, bin Laden wasn’t running al Qaida, officials say | McClatchy
“My mother, in the ’60s could buy a tomato in the supermarket that had 30 to 40 percent more vitamin C and way more niacin and calcium. The only area that the modern industrial tomato beats its Kennedy-administration counterpart is in sodium.”—Barry Estabrook, on the human, nutritional, and environmental tolls of modern tomato farming. (via nprfreshair)
“Thats why the economy is in the dump right now. The rich assholes care about their 10 vacation houses and 5 private jets more than the basic needs of their fellow humans. It’s like metaphorical cannibalism.”—http://butasstrangeasitis.tumblr.com/ (via zeitgeistmovement)
Both contacted the bank before even missing a payment to see what steps to take, because they’d taken a hit to their income. Both say Bank of America employees told them they’d have to fall at least three months behind to be considered for a modification (advice that is both inaccurate and frequently given). Reluctantly, both did so.
As a result of missing payments, both soon found themselves facing foreclosure. But at least the modification process had begun, too.
“In a very general way, we know what we want. We want to live as wild, free beings in a world of wild, free beings. The humiliation of having to follow rules, of having to sell our lives away to buy survival, of seeing our usurped desires transformed into abstractions and images in order to sell us commodities fills us with rage.
How long will we put up with this misery?”—Feral Faun (via scarlet—-skyline)