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(Reblogged from areyoumyghost)
this sounds contrary, but it is true. i have learned that sometimes what i want for myself is less than i actually deserve.

this sounds contrary, but it is true. i have learned that sometimes what i want for myself is less than i actually deserve.

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monkeyknifefight:

hammerito:

leftyjenkins:

Boom.

Yow. Conservatives just got got.

There can be no doubt that there are POC who have prejudice and resentment towards White people; however, it is not as though Whiteness has gone out its way to recognize the basic humanity of others. Prejudice by people of colour is born of experience, whereas; racism by Whiteness or White people has its genesis in a desire to maintain undeserved privilege. Every single New Black Panther has been born and lived in a a White supremacist state — and if their rage scares White people, it is nothing in comparison to the centuries of terror that have been forced upon our communities.

Womanist Musings: Reverse Racism Apparently Still needs an Explanation (via skirtonfire)

Yes! Before making black and white comparisons, folks should maybe look at context, history, and power dynamics before they make arguments about things that cannot be compared horizontally. Of course, making this argument, is just reflective of folks’ privilege. If they faced the same systemic, physical, and ideological oppression, they’d have a very different understanding of racism and sexism, for example.

(via shakepaper)

^THIS!

(via chaichangechaos)

truest truth everrrrr!

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.

~ Erich Segal (via gatekeeper)

i really like that.

(Reblogged from conflictingheart)
(Reblogged from monkeyknifefight)

Hey, guess what?

abbyjean:

barthel:

Haiti is still fucked!  I know we’ve moved on to only caring about BP and the gulf oil spill, but in case you were wondering, Haiti didn’t get better just because we stopped paying attention to it.  There’s rampant crime in the refugee shantytowns, and people are still living under “leaky plastic tarps” five months after the quake.  “Haiti has made little progress in rebuilding in the five months since the earthquake,” maybe because only 2% of the promised aid has been delivered, and the laggards include the Senate.  The US has only let in 1,000 people from Haiti after the earthquake, and most of those are orphaned children - who now are also prevented from coming over by the Haitian government because of those goddamned missionaries.

My point here is not to play some sort of moraler-than-thou game, or urge you to take action.  It’s just to keep a little perspective.  Five months ago, you cared about Haiti, and despite the fact that basically nothing has changed, now you don’t.  We can only care about one thing at a time.  I’m cool with that!  It’s the way it is.  But don’t pretend like your caring (or the caring of others) is special, or unique - or even particularly effective.  It’s just like caring about Miley Cyrus right now, when you cared about Britney a few years ago.  It’s a way to amuse yourself, a way to pass the time, and people who spend their time trying to harness that attention while it’s focused can really use your donations.  So donate!  That’s a great thing you can do.  But caring doesn’t do shit.  Caring matters for a dog, or a delicate baked good.  Your individual opinion on a gigantic matter like an earthquake or an oil spill is meaningless.  It only matters if it’s combined with a bunch of other people’s opinions, and it’s that mass that makes a difference, not any of the pieces.  Contribute your piece and move on.  You feeling better about yourself won’t build a house.

exactly. caring doesn’t matter unless and until it leads to action.

(Reblogged from abbyjean)
Our intentions tend to be much more real to us than our actions, and this can lead to a great deal of misunderstanding with other people, to whom our actions tend to be much more real than our intentions.
E.F. Schumacher
thepoliticalpartygirl:

GPOYW (Slightly Late Edition)
Trying to sleep, but my tummy is unhappy.  Giving up Diet Coke is a good decision.*  Until I decide to cheat and drink one.  Owwww.
Damn you, Diet Coke!  Damn you and your tempting, carbonated, canned sin!
*Although, calling it a decision is too generous, since I somehow, mysteriously stopped drinking it a few months ago.
(image via Natalie Dee)


seriously, diet coke is my kryptonite. CHERRY diet coke?!? even better.

thepoliticalpartygirl:

GPOYW (Slightly Late Edition)

Trying to sleep, but my tummy is unhappy.  Giving up Diet Coke is a good decision.*  Until I decide to cheat and drink one.  Owwww.

Damn you, Diet Coke!  Damn you and your tempting, carbonated, canned sin!

*Although, calling it a decision is too generous, since I somehow, mysteriously stopped drinking it a few months ago.

(image via Natalie Dee)

seriously, diet coke is my kryptonite. CHERRY diet coke?!? even better.

(Reblogged from politicalpartygirl)
The thing is, I really like saying yes. I like new things, projects, plans, getting people together and doing something, trying something, even when it’s corny or stupid. I am not good at saying no. And I do not get along with people who say no. When you die, and it really could be this afternoon, under the same bus wheels I’ll stick my head if need be, you will not be happy about having said no. You will be kicking your ass about all the no’s you’ve said. No to that opportunity, or no to that trip to Nova Scotia or no to that night out, or no to that project or no to that person who wants to be naked with you but you worry about what your friends will say. No is for wimps. No is for pussies. No is to live small and embittered, cherishing the opportunities you missed because they might have sent the wrong message. What matters is saying yes.

Dave Eggers, presented without comment and filed under “stuff to think about.” (via lifeserial) (via themetree) (via nuditynotprudity)

other than his use of the word pussies as a pejorative adjective, i like this.

(Reblogged from equalityandthecity)
The people who should REALLY be leading the response to the statements made by the cleric are IRANIAN and MUSLIM WOMEN, who have, you know, the LIVED EXPERIENCE of dealing with these statements every day, but their voices are silenced by us obnoxious and entitled white-educated-secular types who feel the need to make a BOOBQUAKE instead of really listening and standing in solidarity. Our form of protest also bars and mocks women who CHOOSE to dress modestly — such as women who wear the niqab – from participating in and being at the forefront of the protest, a protest which actually affects their lives far more than ours.
(Reblogged from abbyjean)

fuckyeahhenryrollins:

The Portable Henry Rollins

excerpt from Eye Scream

(Reblogged from fuckyeahhenryrollins)

i just found an old journal of mine from when i was traveling through Thailand. My tour guide, a Thai woman named Nan, had written something in Thai in there, translating to:

Do good, get good; do evil, get evil.

When I was seventeen and in full obedience to my heart’s most urgent commands, I stepped far from the pathway of normal life and in a moment’s time ruined everything I loved—I loved so deeply, and when the love was interrupted, when the incorporeal body of love shrank back in terror and my own body was locked away, it was hard for others to believe that a life so new could suffer so irrevocably.
Scott Spencer, Endless Love