The word anarchy unsettles most people in the Western world; it suggests disorder, violence, uncertainty. We have good reason to fear these conditions, because we’ve been living with them for a long time, not in anarchist societies (there have never been any) but exactly those societies fearful of anarchy—the powerful nation-states of modern times.
Howard Zinn (via fourteendrawings)
You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 22.21, NRSV
I never get why certain politicians never quote Old Testament passages such as these. (via thepoorinspirit-extras)
Why would they? Especially of the OT functions as a collection of nice moral stories?
Also anti-immigration politicians would dismiss anything from the Old Testament because christians “aren’t under the old Law” or some nonsense like that.
Amantes ut apes vita mellita exigunt
"Lovers, like bees, lead a honey-sweet life."
A Wall Inscription from Pompeii