The Ilustrado

A student of political science in the University of the Philippines Manila. A proud Manila Science High School alumnus.

Loves reading, writing, and blogwalking. Loves Fidel Castro, Michael Crichton and anything that is revolutionary and progressive.

An armchair and street activist. Co-heads both a progressive and conservative group in the University.

Will be a lawyer, a doctor, a revolutionary, and a pope someday. See? Because I'm Napoleon Bonaparte in disguise.

Evolution isn’t just a story about where we came from. It’s an epic at the center of life itself. Far from robbing our lives of meaning, it instills an appreciation for the beautiful, enduring, and ultimately triumphant fabric of life that covers our planet. Understanding that doesn’t demean human life — it enhances it. We may be animals, but we are not just animals. We are the only ones who can truly appreciate, as Darwin put it, that there is “grandeur in this view of life,” and indeed there is.

—Ken Miller, “America’s Darwin Problem” (via celadoncity)

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“America stands for freedom
Freedom to exploit.
Freedom to kill.
Freedom to destroy the planet for oil.
Freedom to play God.
Freedom to rig elections.
Freedom for all…
Corporations.
Freedom to break the rules.
Freedom to do as they choose.
And when others do the same,
Freedom to blow them away…”
(Credit: memosfromarebel & mkash1)


“America stands for freedom

Freedom to exploit.

Freedom to kill.

Freedom to destroy the planet for oil.

Freedom to play God.

Freedom to rig elections.

Freedom for all…

Corporations.

Freedom to break the rules.

Freedom to do as they choose.

And when others do the same,

Freedom to blow them away…”

(Credit: memosfromarebel & mkash1)

(Source: blunthought, via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can’t develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle.

Daisaku Ikeda

(via peaceofshell)

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J’ai tué ma mère | I Killed My Mother

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