Pistols & Petticoats

  1. It has often been maintained, and especially by conservatives, that the development of the horrendous modern weapons of mass murder (nuclear weapons, rockets, germ warfare, etc.) is only a difference of degree rather than kind from the simpler weapons of an earlier era. Of course, one answer to this is that when the degree is the number of human lives, the difference is a very big one. But another answer that the libertarian is particularly equipped to give is that while the bow and arrow and even the rifle can be pinpointed, if the will be there, against actual criminals, modern nuclear weapons cannot. Here is a crucial difference in kind. Of course, the bow and arrow could be used for aggressive purposes, but it could also be pinpointed to use only against aggressors. Nuclear weapons, even “conventional” aerial bombs, cannot be. These weapons are ipso facto engines of indiscriminate mass destruction. (The only exception would be the extremely rare case where a mass of people who were all criminals inhabited a vast geographical area.) We must, therefore, conclude that the use of nuclear or similar weapons, or the threat thereof, is a sin and a crime against humanity for which there can be no justification.
    Murray N. Rothbard, War, Peace, and the State (via eltigrechico)

    (via libertariantaoist)

  2. I merely wished to touch up my pain in the ass freckles, not get a social justice rant on how skin lighteners should be banned.

  3. peashooter85:

    Gold plated Walther Model 9 pocket pistol with ivory grips.

    (Source: rockislandauction.com)

  4. poi-poi-motherfuckers:

    Literally all of Russian history goes, “And then it got worse.”

    (via cerebralzero)

  5. 
Light It Up

    Light It Up

    (Source: opticallyaroused, via daughterofwhitetigerfield)

  6. Freedom is not worth living if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that previous right.

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

    (1869-1948)

    (Source: timlebsack)

  7. Men in authority will always think that
    criticism of their policies is dangerous.
    They will always equate their policies
    with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.

    Henry Steele Commager (via moralanarchism)

  8. wolverrine:

    not everyone who unfollows over sj stuff unfollows because they disagree with it? a lot of the topics that social justice deals with can be extremely emotionally exhausting and for some people can cause or increase anxiety and so on. there are people who, understandably, can’t deal with a lot of those kinds of things. don’t you fucking dare call people “trash” for trying to take care of themselves and for putting their own mental health first

    (Source: invariants, via silver-snow-77)

  9. (Source: rodsandrifles, via whiskeyandspentbrass)

  10. nonbinaryparenting:

    orcdragonmaster666:

    bigenderkanekiken:

    bigenderkanekiken:

    lets steal from old english some more

    cennend is now a nonbinary version of parent

    ALSO cenn is the nonbinary version of mom or dad

    just wondering ho to pronounce this?

    I believe the “c” is like in “receive” and sounds a bit like “sen” or “sennend”

    I could be wrong of course.

    -Kris

    (via spirits-of-kin)