i went into a bakery today and the cashier dude kept stuttering and wouldn’t look me in the eye for too long.
thank you, sir, for the ego boost.
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As much as I want to believe this, it would be great if it was true, but I’ve seen and heard nothing of Muslims condemning ISIS save for one picture.
The funny thing is, you just completely proved the point being made in the tweet, clearly you haven’t been listening to Muslims at all:
This is just a taster. Now run along and do some research before making petty generalisations.
Also comes back to the point of why we have to come out and condemn in the first place when other folks (e.g. white folks) don’t have to condemn the tons of dumbass shit they do??
White privilege is not having to defend and distance yourself from extremists/terrorists within your ethnic group. Never met a white person who had to actively say “I’m not like that, I totally disapprove” when there’s a news story about Westboro Baptist Church or KKK.
Just because people don’t acknowledge something is happening does not mean that that thing is not, in fact, happening.
And it is funny, isn’t it, that the people who demand every member of a marginalized group take radical elements to account are the same people who cry “not all X” when asked to do the same.
We have been called “a lost generation…[not] giving birth to anything new” and “too quiet, too online.” In fact the opposite is true. There is a deafening roar in cyberspace. If a presidential election can be won through the support of an online movement, if articles and ideas can reach tens of millions of people overnight, and create a four-thousand person discussion, if YouTube can receive 200,000 new videos a day, then being “too quiet” and “too online” is the opinion of someone who doesn’t understand what it means to be online. Not creating anything new and not being loud enough are not our problems. So why the disrespect from the famous 60s generation? Because we aren’t doing what they want us to do.
Most of us were born after the end of the Cold War or were too young to remember it. The political climate we grew up in was one of supreme hypocrisy. One President nearly got impeached for a superficial sex scandal and then another later broke international laws to preemptively start a war without UN support and was re-elected to serve 2 full terms without so much as a breath of legal retribution.
The problem my generation faces is inheriting a world that baffles us: a world of hypocrisy and crisis; a world on the brink of collapse yet at the height of human civilization.
Imagine for a moment being one of us. Taught in school that all people are created equal, that all countries are sovereign, that freedom, democracy, and capitalism are embraced by all people and nations because they are ultimate ideals that allow us to prosper and live as we choose in the pursuit of happiness. Old enough to read the New York Times online and blog on Huffington Post, we see a very different world. Equality? Not for the poor, not for LGBT. Capitalism? It appears to have been a house of cards recklessly constructed by greed for the benefit of a few. Sovereignty? Not for resource-poor or oil-rich countries. Ideals? Not for the media or our political and business leaders.
Now we must navigate a world where a concentration of power, wealth, and media often conflicts with every ideal the Western world is supposed to stand for. If you think we are too quiet and too online you should consider that we have two choices. One, to accept the values we were taught to believe in and totally redefine and reconstruct the way our government/economy/society works so that these ideals match reality. Or two, to accept the world we live in and think up a new set of values to justify our lives.
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for the prince without a crown.
i. broken crown mumford & sons // ii. everybody lies jason walker // iii. oedipus regina spektor // iv. white blank page mumford & sons // v. seven devils florence + the machine // vi. national anthem lana del rey // vii. glory and gore lorde // viii. these streets bastille // ix. wolf in sheeps clothing this providence
for all space related kin out there, here are some plasma waves recorded by the voyager from certain planets and turned into sounds audible to humans. they’re quite lovely, especially to meditate, astral project, or just fall asleep to.
how many times do you think you’ve seen the same bird twice.
out of all the things on this website that have fucked me up this is one of the worst