“The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is — and I mean this seriously — the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been,”
Fidel Castro Calls Republican Field a ‘Competition of Idiocy’ - NYTimes (via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity)

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“If what they say is “nothing lasts forever”, then what makes love the exception?”
— the absolutely wonderful André Lauren Benjamin

peopleofcolor:

10 Conversations On Racism I’m Sick of Having with White People was posted some months back and is the most popular post on People Of Color Organize!, and has been since it first went up. This weekend, after a flurry of visits and debates, comments to that post were closed.

We have…

lowendtheory:

Christopher Hitchens was an Islamophobic ass who learned expertly to use his white privilege and British accent to shimmy his way into literary expertise and journalistic notoriety without really trying much at all.  Wishing as I do death on no one, I nevertheless fail to experience the slightest pang of sadness upon learning of his passing.

These are my feelings.

Add only my disappointment that it was the cancer that got him & not bears, as was my sincerest wish.

“My goal is to always come from a place of love, but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker.”
— RuPaul (via fancypance)

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Meanwhile, the Bolivarian people of Venezuela are organizing themselves and uniting to challenge and defeat the sickening oligarchy at the service of the empire that once again is attempting to take over the government of this country.

Venezuela, given its extraordinary educational, cultural and social developments, and its vast energy and natural resources, is called on to become a revolutionary model for the world.

My Exact Feelings On The Matter.

That awkward moment when you realize how truly awesome & amazing your dissertation is gonna be.

As soon as you get it finished.

As Soon As You Get It Finished.

AS SOON AS YOU GET IT FINISHED.

*goes & lies down on the couch*

“There were two ‘Reigns of Terror’, if we could but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passions, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon a thousand persons, the other upon a hundred million; but our shudders are all for the “horrors” of the minor Terror, the momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty and heartbreak? A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief terror that we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror - that unspeakable bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves.”
— Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (via costapobre)

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“If somebody told me I only had an hour to live, I’d spend it choking a white man. I’d do it nice and slow.”
— Miles Davis, friends, who’s 85th birthday would’ve been today.
“Because if this is gonna be a Christian nation that DOESN’T help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition — and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”
— Stephen Colbert (via glamaphonic)

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“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.””
— Isaac Asimov (via tabularasae)

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