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You ask yourself: where are your dreams now? And you shake your head and say how swiftly the years fly by! And ask yourself again: what have you done with your best years, then? Where have you buried the best days of your life? Have you lived or not? Look, you tell yourself, look how cold the world is becoming. The years will pass and after them will come grim loneliness, and old age, quaking on its stick, and after them misery and despair. Your fantasy world will grow pale, your dreams will fade and die, falling away like the yellow leaves from the trees …
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, from White Nights (via dubbelliefde)

foxmouth:

IR, 2013 | by Yiu Yu Hoi
BREAKING: Another young man killed by Ferguson police at the scene of cop shooting

thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • : : , Mo. police officer shot, officer not killed, according to St. Louis Co. police
  • All members of + are safe. We are hearing the police officer was shot in the arm. Suspect was killed
  • Pretty sure just went from bad to worse.
  • Another ambulance is coming. Think it’s for the body of the boy that was killed.
  • In this moment, the crowd is pivoting from Martin to full-fledged Malcolm. Many people have said they are tired of hands-up.
  • There’s a lot happening in right now. We all need to pay attention and uplift the humanity of the people on the ground.

HAPPENING NOW (9.26.14): And in an instance, mayhem. The police attacked protesters without warning or clear provocation, mind you, WHILE the police chief was out chatting/marching with them. More to come tonight. Stay woke. #farfromover (PT I)

Title: "KROKODIL"
Artist: St. Vincent
Album: KROKODIL 7" Vinyl (Record Store Day Release)
Played: 4,567 times

20andahalf:

St. Vincent - KROKODIL

Shut up so I can think
Damn nerves; Damn everything
Never was much for love
But you’re mine, but it’s sharp
Oh my bloody teeth

The Boxtrolls is transmisogynist

phoenixhobbit:

So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.

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I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.

TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.

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unicodesnowman:

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slow-riot:

Can you believe that the Wikipedia article about David Foster Wallace only has 48 footnotes?

bestpal:

nonloquisedfacere:

ghostofcommunism:

gorlt:

bestpal:

Katy Perry really just sat there and called trans girls on tumblr rats. Like she really just owned up to stealing our shit and then sit there like she isn’t the one lacking taste. Least I’m not bottom feeding even if I’m not getting paid bitch! Who’s the real rat now!

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Throw her in the trash.

context

sweet, sweet context

Right, like does this bitch not know the context of the lives of trans women on tumblr and the high rates of violence they face in public? Doesn’t she know we have a reason to be inside online all the time? Doesn’t she know the social context that trans women live in that makes virtual spaces such as tumblr a sort of safe haven? Like the context is super sweet. lol

mulder:

scully:

mulder no

mulder yes

It’s like déjà vu. We saw it happen in Watts in 1965, Chicago in 1968, Miami in 1980, and in LA in 1992. The people of Ferguson were fed up with continuous terrorization, brutalization, and overall systemic oppression and rose up in righteous rebellion against the power structure. For every action, there is a reaction. What happened in Ferguson was a reaction, to the oppressive actions of police and state.

For weeks all eyes were fixed upon the town of Ferguson, MO. The media frenzy was high as the enemy scrambled to suppress the mass of uncompromising people demanding justice for Mike Brown. The oppressor used every trick in the book, from putting a Black man “in charge” to calling in so-called Black leaders to pacify the people. The enemy even turned the town of Ferguson into a literal warzone where people on the ground had to engage in a revolutionary struggle to preserve their humanity.

Around the country people had their false-sense of comfort shaken again by what happened to Mike Brown and the vicious attack on the people of Ferguson. Rallies, vigils, and protests spread like wildfires through Amerikkka and around the globe. Social media timelines were filled with #DontShoot and #HandsUp pics. Celebrities, dignitaries, and even the President commented on Ferguson. However in spite of this humungous response from the people, we still haven’t even received an arrest for Darren Wilson. Now the hype has begun to die down, and many people are slowly going to back to sleep. Where did we go wrong?

Every time we have a sensationalized injustice, we get mad, we protest, we wait on justice, and eventually we go back to sleep. Why does this happen? It happens because we are mobilized but not organized. History can’t be repeated, but errors can be. We have continued to make the error of mobilizing around issues, and not organizing against the system. In order to be productive in a liberation struggle the difference between mobilization and organization must be understood. Mobilization is temporary, while organization is constant. Organization is proactive, calculated, and uncompromising. Mobilization is reactionary, compromising, and often non-specifically center around action.

It’s easy to mobilize people these days, especially during sensationalized events as the murder of Mike Brown. After a while, it even became trendy to respond to Ferguson. This is not to discredit anyone’s contribution, because trendy or not, it showed solidarity with Ferguson and raised awareness. However trendy consciousness and mobilization will not get us the liberation and power we so desperately seek. Power only comes from the organized masses. We have seen time and time again how unsuccessful mobilization alone is when it comes to improving our condition.

Mobilization at its best leads to reform, and reform is not going to solve our problems. The only way oppressed people will achieve liberation in this land is through revolution. Revolution takes organization, without organization it’s just a mobilized unproductive reaction that is bound to fail.