There are days when it seems like nobody cares about tradition in college football. With rivalries coming to an end with realignment and schools moving from one conference to another and to another, sometimes making moves that make little geographic sense in hopes of richer paydays it is easy to grow tired of the changing landscape of the sport.
Thankfully, there are some traditions that will live to see another day, despite better options perhaps being available. The Red River Rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Soonerswill remain at the Cotton Bowl as part of the State Fair of Texas. Representatives from both schools signed an agreement Friday to keep the game in the Cotton Bowl, with revenue split evenly between the schools.
In America, “socialism” is when the government — or another body of the people — is used systematically to help people economically, through taxation and redistribution or through regulation that favors the proletariat.
So, socialism, in the American sense, is separate from capitalism. The two can exist at the same time, competing with one another. Think of it as two volume dials on two different radios, as opposed to one volume dial on one radio. You can turn the volume on one radio up higher than the other, but the other hasn’t been turned off completely. You can still kind of hear it. They compete with each other, but they are not the same measure.
To us, social democracy is a type of socialism, like direct democracy is a type of democracy. We don’t really understand why Europeans are so against this idea since it’s not really bad. It’s like they think we’re insulting socialism or watering it down. We’re not. We’re just trying to develop a coherent philosophy, as opposed to an incomplete and unsatisfactory one.
“I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous, infinite scream of nature.”—
Yeh I was jus chillin with my bros and then nature was like screamin at me and shit and I was like OMG WTF?! I was like I need to paint dis shit man, but my friends were all like wat are u doin Ed U are bare wasted bruv
“This obsession with picture clarity in movies and TV is stupid. Picture clarity takes the dream-like quality away from it. Back in the day, our entertainment seemed more magical, because it was like it was behind a veil of fuzziness. There was a clear distinction between real life and entertainment. Now, people are trying to make them blend together, and it just takes all the wonder out of it. I hope to see the day when filmmakers rediscover the appeal/value of unclarity. Seems pretty likely. If I’m thinking and feeling it, someone else is thinking and feeling it. I’ve enough perspective to know I’m not really the only person saying this. I’m not really that original. None of us are.”—