— Hocus Pocus (Kurt Vonnegut)
Because that’s the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren’t monsters, they’re liars.
I can’t imagine how scandalized those critics who were relieved to have something that was mild enough to not excite their kids would’ve been if they’d stopped for a second and realized what was actually going on. The very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it’s up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being. And the way that you win isn’t through supernatural powers, or even through fighting. The way that you win is by doing the most dangerous thing that any person being lied to by someone in power can do: You think.
— What Tami Said, If you’re a bigot when you’re angry, you’re a bigot all the time
I know everyone likes to associate Bill Hicks with scathing political critique but the thing about him that appealed most to me was that big, huge heart that sometimes surfaced during his rants.
After all, what are cynics if not bruised idealists?(via whynotshesaid)