Love is Not Enough - Mark Manson ›

sage advice. 

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ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

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Do not tell everyone your story. You will only end up feeling more rejected. People cannot give you what you long for in your heart. The more you expect from people’s response to your experience of abandonment, the more you will feel exposed to ridicule.

Henri. J.M. Nouwen (via wordsnquotes)

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be-proud-of-yourself:

Video: Mario is a Jerk

wild-guy:

Kelly Rowland texting Nelly via Microsoft Excel and then getting annoyed when he doesn’t text back.

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We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises
in the marketplace.
Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and sea-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
to love what is plentiful
as much as
what’s scarce.

alice walker, we alone. (via ethiopienne)

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Toronto G20, 4 years later: 18 disturbing facts all Canadians should know ›

cdnpoli:

The Toronto G20 Summit of June 26-27, 2010, hosted by Stephen Harper, was an incredibly expensive undertaking that resulted in massive human rights violations against members of the public at the hands of the police. Despite this, politicians refuse to call a full public inquiry and hold police—as…

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of
war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.

- Running Orders, by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

Heat Crime: LGBTQ Politics for a Changing Climate ›

An important watch. When we function under colonially constructed words, such as “rights”, a words made up as a result of the injustices created by colonialism and imperialism, our fight and our struggles becomes cyclical. Moving towards “responsibility” implies collective actions towards solidarity that we all need to take with one another and with our ancestors in order to move towards sweet, sweet liberation.

awfulbanter:

Opinions are like orgasms, most girls aren’t taught that it is okay to have their own and are only expected to further men’s.

I wanna see you dance again.

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LUMINAWA | Watch Documentaries Online | Promote Documentary Film ›

The movie LUMINAWA tells the story of a family and their commitment to the preservation of the cultural heritage of their tribe, the Kalinga. The Bawer family lives in Lubuagan, a village in the mountains of the Philippines. As a result of the missionaries and the influence of globalization, they, poor rice farmers in the Cordilleras, lost many of their identity-forming traditions. The former teacher Sapi Bawer cares, with the help of his family, to revive not only the Kalinga’s artistic traditions, like weaving, ancient chants and dances, but also their sense of community life. He sees the artistic traditions as an important identity-building power for his people and hopes thereby to stop the exodus of mountain farmers to the big city.