Offered the chance to be free by the avowed white supremacist P.W. Botha if he would renounce violence, Mandela replied, “Let him renounce violence.” Americans should understand this. Violent resistance to tyranny, violent defense of one’s body, is not simply a political strategy in our country, it is taken as a basic human right. Our own revolution was purchased with the blood of 22,000 nascent American dead. Dissenters were tarred and feathered. American independence and American power has never rested on nonviolence, but on the willingness to do great—at times existential—violence.
Hot Coffee Arcade: Gaming Coffee Tables from Surface Tension
Written by Luke Thompson
Let’s be honest, we all want a retro arcade cabinet in our homes, but it’s notoriously difficult to justify to our significant others. What’s that honey? You want a massive cabinet to play Turtles in Time on, and you want to put it in the living room? Well Arcade lovers, fear no more, because with Surface Tension’s cunning inventiveness, you can slip a fully working arcade machine into your living room disguised as that most mundane piece of furniture, the coffee table.