“The West “won the world” not by “superiority” of its ideas or values or religion but rather its “superiority” in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.”—
My boyfriend walks into a hospital in New York City. Waits in line. Is asked questions (the answers barely register on the doctor’s radar). Waits in line again. Signs some papers. Walks out with with filled and to-be-filled prescriptions for an antibiotic, anti-histamine, and steroid cream.
Yes, he apparently had a small rash on the side of his face, but come on. He went there because they were having free testing for HIV. No, he doesn’t have HIV. Of course, when I told my mother this she was really suspicious. I had to explain that he’s actually a responsible person and gets tested yearly.