Kurt Vonnegut (via munkstrap)
It’s freeing to deliberately write something lousy instead of trying to do it better.
If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.
But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.
So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above."
[Paradise by Coldplay plays in the background]
i just served a little old lady at work who had sprayed gold glitter into her hair to jazz it up. old lady goals right there
The Australian counter terrorism raids launched this morning and are already brutally affecting innocent Australian Muslims.
Maywand Osman, who was detained during the raids at Waterloo Rd in Marsfield but not arrested, said: “I opened the door this morning at 4:45am to about four police officers.
"They asked me to raise my hands. I immediately raised my hands. Four officers then jumped at me and one punched me in the face.
"They threw me to the ground and started hitting me in the head and pulling my hair.
"One officer grabbed me by the hair and said, "You piece of shit’.
While they were beating me I heard one officer say, ‘Just don’t make him bleed’.
"They then went inside my house to conduct a search. They found nothing in my house and I was not under arrest or in custody at any point in time."
"But the only ale for the brave and true comes from the Green Dragon!"
This “Snake Juice” is practically rat poison. Everybody’s wasted.
The female body cannot exist in its naked form without it being subject to objectification and sexualisation.
When people see the naked female body they cannot understand how it can exist beyond the realms of pornography.
They fail to realise that the naked female body can exist without it serving male sexual interests.