A Lover With No One To Love
April 24, 2014

one-of-those-weird-people:

southern-feminism:

I hate capitalism-

"YOU MEAN CORPORATISM?!?!?!?!?!"

Yeah, that thing that capitalism caused. I hate that, too.

Capitalism causes work incentive - without the risk of failing, people will not strive. They just coast. Without the incentive to perform better and get ahead, there is no innovation. Case in point: every socialist/communist country ever (except modern China, which has a capitalist market system), current example North Korea. It is when capitalism is improperly regulated that you have problems. In the USA, under-regulation: improper distribution of wealth allowed to grow exponentially. In South Korea, over-regulation, where the government controls which companies can make which goods and entry and exit is nearly impossible without direct government approval: no entrepreneurs.

In today’s modern society, you can’t hope that one government will regulate their business owners, American business owners build their businesses on exporting labor. Additionally, I think it is fallacious to suggest that since something hasn’t worked in the past that it will never work. Additionally, the OP didn’t mention anything about communism, people just automatically assume that dichotomy. I don’t think that the inherent system of capitalism is what causes work incentive. I am not driven by the desire to make money or to make products to make money for someone else. I’m driven by a desire to make the world a better place, something that capitalism perpetually does the opposite of (We see the way capitalists so willingly pollute the environment in the name of making their products, the way in which they abuse labor, the way they abandon the poor, middle and working classes.)

Please don’t chalk up my inner motivation to some desire to perpetuate a capitalist system when I’ve never been paid for the writing, speaking or activism I do, thanks.

April 23, 2014
Top official: Pizza delivery driver shot by Philadelphia police was unarmed

inducedjoy:

Sound familiar? Please don’t let this fall by the wayside; nothing but target practice to these pigs, officers and civilians alike. Another example of why it doesn’t matter whether you’re in the “wrong” neighborhood or the “right” neighborhood - it’s always the wrong place and time when you’re the wrong color. Remember kids: don’t wear hoodies, try not to look suspicious, appease them so they won’t kill you and your kin.

This. Must. End.

Terrible story out of Philadelphia today..

April 23, 2014

snh-snh-snh:

I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

(via shreksforthememories)

April 23, 2014

apersnicketylemon:

They/Their' as a singular pronoun is correct English.

Stop excusing your transphobia by saying it isn’t. You’re wrong.

(via gtfothinspo)

April 23, 2014

asexualthings:

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I’m pretty damn proud of it

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April 23, 2014

robonoise:

fucking destroy the idea that teenage girls fake their sexualities and are only queer for attention

(via fuckingrapeculture)

April 23, 2014

People say I’m smart but really I just know how to dress words better than I know how to dress myself

April 23, 2014

My sister asked me my impression on stocks:

It’s important to note that stocks are imaginary money - money being the legal tender we assign value to. There is so much money in circulation - despite stocks, gold and silver or credit, there still is only so much money in circulation. Now, I’m not a financial expert, but it is my opinion that playing with stokes is a gamble for the rich. Now sometimes you’ll have middle & upper working class people who have 401Ks or their retirements tied up in stocks, and I don’t think that’s for their benefit, it’s so legal tender can be funneled into the pockets of stock players, who tie up all their money in foreign banks, illegal & immoral abuse of labor overseas, or in playing stocks. When the stock market crashes, when it crashed in 2007-08, Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, Sheldon Adelson - you name a rich - a disgustingly rich, disgusting to describe the kind of rich, not directly the kind of person - person, and none of them suffer when things go badly for those of us sitting at or near the bottom.

April 23, 2014

i-am-river:

gradientlair:

chewdisco:

Trans Stonewall Veteran Exposes Stonewall History’s Trans Erasure and Whitewashing by Gay Inc

The Stonewall Riots had very little to do with ‘elegantly wasted White street kids’.  It had a whole helluva lot to so with Black and Latino queers and transwomen who had had enough.  Great video interview exposing the erasure of Trans People and People of Color from the modern LGBT Rights Movement… compare this and other contemporary accounts to that PBS’s ‘Stonewall Uprising’ bullshit.

!!!!!!!!

I’ve watched the PBS documentary they are talking about and it was grotesquely cis, white washed. The documentary makes the Stonewall riots seem like a gay male orientated protest that lead to the hard won freedoms of the gay and lesbian community on which the trans community is inappropriately riding on the coattails of. There are limited references to trans women and they are typically referred to as queens and drag queens. There are no references to trans men. The trans woman they interview is white and supports the fiction they are spinning. They completely ignore the fact that the Stonewall Inn “catered largely to a group of people who are not welcome in, or cannot afford, other places” (Mattachine Society Newsletter, Aug. 1969). It was where the already ostracised trans and non-conforming community could could gather in a comparatively safe and accepting environment; a place the people appropriating and benefiting from it snubbed and insulted prior to the riots. It was a home to Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major, and Ms. Marsha P. Johnson, a home they defended against bigotry and violence.

This video also mentions the inappropriate use of the t-word by drag queens, gay men, and cishet women. They, rightly, point out that these groups do not have the right to try to reclaim a word that is used to invalidate trans identities, equates trans women without passing privilege to a joke or insult, and is often the last word heard by trans women of colour being beaten and murdered. The insistence of drag queens, gay men, and cishet women that this is a word they have the right to appropriate and toss about as self-descriptive or as an insult is disrespectful of and damaging to the trans community.

There is little that enrages me more than the erasure of trans folk from the history of Stonewall, the disregard of trans history and struggle, and the appropriative use of a slur while pretending those hurt by it are inconsequential. This is our history; a history we were the primary participants in, yet have been excluded from, even while a gay and lesbian movement has been built upon our trans foremothers and forefathers’ backs. This is our history; it is a legacy we are claiming our place in. This is our history; if our rainbow spectrum family will not acknowledge and stand up for us then we will make ourselves heard, even if it means shouting over those whose rhetoric has drown us out before.

(via i-am-river)

April 23, 2014

southern-feminism:

I hate capitalism-

"YOU MEAN CORPORATISM?!?!?!?!?!"

Yeah, that thing that capitalism caused. I hate that, too.

April 23, 2014

iwriteaboutfeminism:

bluesigma:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Congress is what happens when you put white people in charge.

so there are no POC in congress at all?

Seriously? Of COURSE there are. But black people make up only 2% of the Senate and just 9% of the House. How “in charge” can you be with only 8% representation? It’s even worse for other people of color.

April 23, 2014
workingamerica:

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workingamerica:

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April 23, 2014
linetfupbitches:

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

linetfupbitches:

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

(Source: hoes-nd-clothes, via kakakakelly)

April 23, 2014

getsby:

what u should be asking trans ppl: “how was ur day” “where did u buy that rly cute shirt” “damn how did you get ur hair to look that good” “why is no one acknowledging the whole dinosaurs having feathers thing” “whats ur opinion on pluto losing its planet status”

what ur wasting ur time asking trans ppl: “whats ur real name" "have u had surgery… down there…" "r u rly a boy/girl" "what does cis mean" "why do you hate cis ppl"

(via genderqueergiraffe)

April 23, 2014

gurosebe:

SO I WAS FUCKING TALKING WITH MY DAD AND

what if

dragons came back

killed all the rich people and took their money for their horde

and then if you needed money

you would just challenge the dragon to a riddle duel

and both of us ended up agreeing that riddle duels with dragon bankers would somehow be a much fairer, less frustrating economic system than we have now

(via ravensmuse)

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