I just stopped caring about a whole lot of things at once. Be warned.
It keeps slipping my mind how self-involved all Xiu Xiu fans seem to be, on last.fm at least. I wanted to post saying “I forgot I was avoiding this shoutbox, that’s how unimportant you all are.” But then I realised.
Every individual who wants to save his humanity—and, indeed his skin—had better...– Dwight MacDonald (via cultureofresistance)
Nature is the 99%, too →
cultureofresistance: atheistfags: What if rising sea levels are yet another measure of inequality? What if the degradation of our planet’s life-support systems - its atmosphere, oceans and biosphere - goes hand in hand with the accumulation of wealth, power and control by that corrupt and greedy 1 per cent we are hearing about from Zuccotti Park? What if the assault on America’s middle class...
Nonviolence is an inherently privileged position in the modern context. Besides...– Peter Gelderloos, “Why Nonviolence Protects the State” (Chapter 2: Nonviolence is Racist) (via cultureofresistance)
Among the most devastating features of psychopathy are a callous disregard for...– Dr. Robert Hare (via cultureofresistance)
There are many more addictions than simply those related to drugs. There’s...– Dr. Gabor Mate (via cultureofresistance)
Things I have learned as a fat person (warnings:...
homotronic: inautumn-inkashmir: Fat people should never admit that they need sustenance, much less like it. Admitting that you enjoy food while fat will cause the non-fat to criticize you for being unable to control yourself around food. Especially if you have a sweet tooth or like potato chips. Things like that are only acceptable if you are not fat. Fat people are unable to have eating...
American Library Association statement on the... →
stfuconservatives: “The dissolution of a library is unacceptable. Libraries serve as the cornerstone of our democracy and must be safeguarded. An informed public constitutes the very foundation of a democracy, and libraries ensure that everyone has free access to information.”
That’s pretty much what the schools are like, I think: they reward discipline...– Noam Chomsky (via cultureofresistance)
Here's a friendly reminder:
caffeinatedfeminist: -You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them. -You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you...
Ecology, the understanding of the interaction between species and the Earth, is...– Green Anarchy (via cultureofresistance)
iwanttheairwaves: The no-vote is a vote for democracy. I agree with this in terms of the bigger picture, however: a no-vote, while a form of activism, is also, in practical terms, a form of inaction. In New Zealand especially, under MMP, a no-vote is a vote for the oppressor, the majority rule. I can’t in good conscience vote for any party except one in New Zealand’s current...
But the basic institutional role and function of the schools, and why they’re...– Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
"Decolonization," violence, and the future of OWS
grandejouissance: In the opening chapter of one of the most haunting works in the postcolonial literary canon, Les damnés de la terre, Algerian revolutionary and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon writes, National liberation, national renaissance, the restoration of nationhood to the people, commonwealth: whatever may be the headings used or the new formulas introduced, decolonization is always a...
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a...– Albert Einstein (via cadburycrazed)
but wait! there's MORE race fuckery!!!!!!!!
velocicrafter: so-treu: so i guess OWS (or whoever posted that list since everyone’s all “OWS is decentralized! that list isn’t representative of OWS!!!11!!!1!) got hip to the fact that there were no people of color on their “essential reading list.” and this is what they had to say in response: Why no authors of color on the Primer List? • No reason whatsoever. We wanted to be blind to...
mohandasgandhi: It’s getting rather exhausting listening to people try to use the Tea Party rallies as some sort of check on the Occupy Wall Street movement in order to demonize it. While the Tea Partiers do have some legitimate political concerns, for the most part, they were and still are pawns. Why was there constant mainstream media coverage of Tea Party demonstrations? Why were there so few...
Peter Gelderloos - "How Nonviolence Protects The... →
cultureofresistance: fucknobigbrother: PDF download Reblogging in case there are pacifists that follow me.
I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing...– Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism (via seriouslyamerica)
Jess Schiff has turned out to be a valuable primary source of information from the #OWS front. Just saying.
Still here! Jesus didn’t need a tent! Gandhi didn’t need a tent! Martin Luther...– JOHNNY RABUSE, Occupy Wall Street protester and construction worker, greeting protesters returning to Zuccotti Park. (via the New York Daily News)
eastertheatre: toosiblog: liberal muslim homosexual ACLU lawyer professor and abortion doctor was teaching a class on Karl Marx, known atheist ”Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship Marx and accept that he was the most highly-evolved being the world has ever known, even greater than Jesus Christ!” At this moment, a brave, patriotic, pro-life Navy SEAL champion who...
Last night, billionaire Michael Bloomberg sent a massive police force to evict...– Statement from OCCUPY WALL STREET (via the NY Times)
So, I wonder if Jess Schiff will become a thing/meme. Reblog if Jess Schiff? :P
tryingtobehumblr asked: Did you comment on the feed for The Other 99%? I've been watching for about 3 hours!
NZ Drug Foundation: Welfare Reform and Substance... →
Monday, July 25, 2011 The Drug Foundation has released a policy briefing on Welfare Reform and Substance Use. This follows our concerns about the Welfare Working Group (WWG) recommendations on addressing substance use in people receiving welfare. While we strongly endorse the WWG’s call for more rapid access to drug and alcohol treatment services, we believe that many of the group’s...
real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.– Charles Bukowski (via henrycharlesbukowski)
Eve Ensler - I Am Over Rape →
arroway: I am over rape. I am over rape culture, rape mentality, rape pages on Facebook. I am over the thousands of people who signed those pages with their real names without shame. I am over people demanding their right to rape pages, and calling it freedom of speech or justifying it as a joke. I am over people not understanding that rape is not a joke and I am over being told I don’t have...