“Without equality there is no free world. It is in the spirit of early Christianity that we call the truth that all human beings are created free and equal ‘self-evident.’ Equality doesn’t mean collectivism. It means equal conditions for living, and equal chances for living for everyone. As a social concept, equality means justice. As a humanitarian concept, equality means solidarity. As a Christian concept, equality means love. Either we shall create a world of social justice, human solidarity, and Christian love, or this world will perish through oppression of people by people, through a-social egotism, and through the destruction of the future in the interests of short-term, present-day profits.”—
The Thai police have rescued 14 women from a surrogate baby breeding farm, at which the women were forced to have children that were then sold to parents who wanted a child but were unable to conceive themselves. This is human trafficking on two levels; first, the women who are being forced to have the children are being exploited, and second, the babies that are born are being sold across the world to families.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”—Jim Morrison (via peaceofshell)