“The first album that Chan Marshall, a k a Cat Power, bought was “Metal Circus,” by Hüsker Dü. She was 11. When your 11-year-old starts rocking out to this in her room, you know that Barbie is dead. And that you will soon be, too.”
“I wonder what Ryan’s favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of “Fuck the Police”? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!
Don’t mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta “rage” in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.”
“This is a trial of the whole government system of Russia, which so likes to show its harshness toward the individual, its indifference to his honour and dignity […]. If this political system throws itself against three girls … it shows this political system is afraid of truth.
Even though we are behind bars, we are freer than those people […]. We can say what we want, while they can only say what political censorship allows.”