Robert Bork tried out that argument in 1971, in defense of prosecuting such victimless crimes as drug abuse, writing in the Indiana Law Journal that “knowledge that an activity is taking place is a harm to those who find it profoundly immoral.” It’s as bad an argument now as it was then. We may not like it that other people are doing things we revile—smoking pot, enjoying pornography, making gay love, or carrying a gun—but if we aren’t adversely affected by it, the Constitution and common decency argue for leaving it alone. My friend may feel less safe because people are wearing concealed guns, but the data suggest she isn’t less safe. – Happiness is a worn gun (harpers)
Fingerbanger 1: Blue Foundation – Describe (Allies For Everyone Remix) (don lowed)
Everything’s a conspiracy and we’re all in on it.
Fingerbanger 2: Chromatic Filters – Horizon Stripes (Jamie 3-26 Re-Whump) (don lowed)
Fingerbanger 3: Drums – Money (Basement Jaxx Mix) (don lowed)
Fingerbanger 4: HNQO Feat Bip – As I See (don lowed)
I would be a fool to answer that; it would mean pinning myself down. I was fascinated with Stendhal at 13 and with Thomas Mann at 15 and, at 16, I loved Chopin. Then I spent my life getting to know the rest. Right now, Chopin is at the very top once again. If you interact with things in your life, everything is constantly changing. And if nothing changes, you’re an idiot. – Umberto Eco
Fingerbanger 5: Ian Pooley – Compurhythm (Dixon 44 Treatment) (don lowed)
If anyone knows where my friend Roxanne Musterer is, tell her I say hi.