The three shapeshifters stared at me, openmouthed.“That’s how you intimidate people. Get your asses to the car.” ― Ilona Andrews, “Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations.Tyranny is a habit, it has its own organic life, it develops finally into a disease.He crashed on the ground, his face white as a sheet.He scrambled backward, rolled to his feet, and took off.In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation.
“Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do.If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you.Plus, of course, friendship—though I like to think that my reaction would have been the same if I hadn't known Salman at all.To re-state the premise of the argument again: the theocratic head of a foreign despotism offers money in his own name in order to suborn the murder of a civilian citizen of another country, for the offense of writing a work of fiction. Bush, when asked to comment, could only say grudgingly that, as far as he could see, no American interests were involved…” ― Christopher Hitchens, tags: atheism, bastille, bullying, censorship, demagogy, dictatorship, enlightenment, fascism, fatwa, first-amendment, free-speech, friendship, george-hw-bush, hate, humor, individualism, intimidation, iran, irony, khomeini, literature, love, principles, religion, rushdie, satanic-verses, stupidity, theocracy, united-states, united-states-constitution, washington-post tags: acid, arch-enemy, aura, backbiting, bad-eggs, bogus, calumny, chemical, crazy-people, criminal, curse, demon, devil, electrocution, enemies, facial-expression, fake, false, fear, foolishness, gaze, glory, gossip, gossipers, halo, hate, hater, haters, hatred, influence, insanity, intimidation, madness, negative, negative-people, people, pessimism, rival, simpleton, slander, slanderers, stupidity, threat, threaten, toxic-people, trepidation, venom, vibration “He poked his finger into my chest again.
No more root-and-branch challenge to the values of the Enlightenment (on the bicentennial of the fall of the Bastille) or to the First Amendment to the Constitution, could be imagined. “Well, I have something to tell you: don’t let the sun set on you in this county, because…”I grabbed his wrist and yanked him forward, tripping him with my foot. “Listen well, because I won’t be repeating myself, you racist prick.He went down back first and I caught him by his throat, three feet above the ground, lifted him up a bit and bent down to his face. If you make any trouble for me or my people, I’ll hunt you down like the pig you are and carve a second mouth across your gut. The next time you hear something laugh and howl in the night, hug your family, because you won’t see the sunrise.”I opened my fingers.