The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.
inertia is funny tho because sometimes it’s like [accidentally stares into space unmoving for three hours] and sometimes it’s like [ACCIDENTALLY CLEANS THE COFFEEMAKER]
My brother once showed me a piece of quartz that contained, he said, some trapped water older than all the seas in our world. He held it up to my ear. ‘Listen,’ he said, ‘life and no escape.’