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Social Issues Quotes

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Jess C. Scott
“Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”
Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

Emilie Autumn
“And, what's more, this 'precious' body, the very same that is hooted and honked at, demeaned both in daily life as well as in ever existing form of media, harrassed, molested, raped, and, if all that wasn't enough, is forever poked and prodded and weighed and constantly wrong for eating too much, eating too little, a million details which all point to the solitary girl, to EVERY solitary girl, and say: Destroy yourself.”
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

“Responsible parenting is NOT a crime. Responsible parenting is most valuable tool of our society.”
Mick Karabegovic

Edward M. Wolfe
“If a deadly snake slithering around in a pre-school bit a child, would you box it up for a month as punishment, and then release it to prey upon the children once again?”
Edward M. Wolfe, When Everything Changed

“I saw America's economy last night, people raiding dumpsters at a higher rate than normal in my home town. Digging through garbage shouldn't be a career. Thanks Democrats. Thanks Republicans.”
Carroll Bryant

Dimitri A. Bogazianos
“Crack had a social logic to it, a specific kind of reasoning that drew from a vast well of common experience for its symbolic resonance. Crack stood for pain and power, chaos and order, the truth behind the lie. Crack was a sociolegal logic grounded in blood.”
Dimitri A. Bogazianos, 5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs

“Every problem that exists in the world exists at least in part because capital was not efficiently allocated.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“They had supported him ... for freedom's sake, they would have said; meaning as do all men who mouth that catchword, freedom for themselves and their own class.”
Margaret Butler, The Lion of England

Abhijit Naskar
“Revolution starts with inconvenient accountability.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amantes Assemble: 100 Sonnets of Servant Sultans

Heinz Heger
“Probablemente el supuesto buen gusto preponderante en la sociedad actual prohíbe hablar del exterminio de los presos en los campos de concentración, particularmente cuando se trata de homosexuales.”
Heinz Heger, The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps

Abhijit Naskar
“Policy is to be guided by peace not purse, World is to be run by love not wallet.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amor Apocalypse: Canım Sana İhtiyacım

Abhijit Naskar
“The less devices you have to charge, the more charge you have for your mind.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amantes Assemble: 100 Sonnets of Servant Sultans

“Interestingly, even though Kashmiris had been burdened by centuries of slavery, they had a resilient spirit and a long history of resistance.”
Ather Zia, A Desolation Called Peace: Voices from Kashmir

Abhijit Naskar
“Law and policy are an aid to civic duty, not a substitute.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Misafir Merhaba: The Peace Testament

Abhijit Naskar
“Neither law nor party loyalty will elevate the society. All my hope lies upon civilian responsibility.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Misafir Merhaba: The Peace Testament

B.S. Murthy
“The demographic character of India is such that whereas the Hindus think they belong to it, the Muslims feel it belongs to them and the Christians want to own it in time.”
B.S. Murthy

Abhijit Naskar
“Realization of responsibility is the birth of truth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Divane Dynamite: Only truth in the cosmos is love

Atul Gawande
“The terror of sickness and old age is not merely the terror of the losses one is forced to endure, but also the terror of the isolation. As people become aware of the finitude of their life, they do not ask for much. They do not seek more riches. They do not seek more power. They ask only to be permitted, insofar as possible, to keep sharing the story of their life in the world - to make choices and sustain connections to others according to their own priorities. In modern society we have come to assume that debility and dependence rule out such autonomy.”
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

“Underneath all that divides us, we share a common humanity. Discovery and the quest for well-being motivate all of us. We continually seek relief from the difficulties of existence, and in so doing, we change the world, hopefully for the better. My vision is that humanity will one day learn to be at peace with itself. I think that can happen only when people have their basic needs met and each is allowed to reach his or her potential.”
Terry B. Clayton

Azar Nafisi
“To be a victim is to abdicate responsibility, to in effect give up most of all on yourself.”
Azar Nafisi, Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times

Abhijit Naskar
“Civic duty is the precursor to civil liberty.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“Uncomfortable Illumination (The Sonnet)

Barbarism, thy name is Britain.
Racism, thy name is America.
Regress, thy name is Turkey.
Intolerance, thy name is India.
Superstition, thy name is East Europe.
Megalomania, thy name is Russia.
Snobbery, thy name is West Europe.
Shallowness, thy name is South Korea.
Only "humans" living in these lands,
Will realize the truth in these words.
Whereas the practitioners of prejudice,
Will blow steam out of their ears.
Ignorance, thy name is Sapiens.
Illumination begins with illness acknowledgment.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“Representation is code for civic hibernation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“It is nothing short of tragedy if virtues are nowhere to be found except on walls.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“Truth is its own certificate.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“The world seems like a wonderful place,
When you don't know what's going on in it.
Witnessing the darkness yet choosing to smile,
That's what defines the illuminating spirit.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“Democracy, civilization, society, all shall come, when we're aware of the duties of designation human.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“Love is the master-key to social troubles, law is but an inferior and cheaper stand-in.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

Abhijit Naskar
“Defy norms that are obsolete, not norms in general. Society without norms exists only in fairytale.”
Abhijit Naskar, Esperanza Impossible: 100 Sonnets of Ethics, Engineering & Existence

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