People Still Argue With Me About This

vastderp-placeholder:

seriously though

i used to think libertarianism sounded really neato because of the absolute personal freedom shit

but then i read further into the super-cool pro-equality credo, and discovered all that stuff about eliminating taxes and social services and expecting private charities to be able to pick up the tab

and i realized that libertarianism is a magic white boy fantasy of gritted teeth and hanzo steel where every dude is a king with complete dominion over his castle forever and ever and nothing will ever go wrong because the world only punishes undesirables

see taxes are kind of important for the maintenance of infrastructure 

the roads in poor neighborhoods will be every bit as safe and reliable as the nice neighborhoods which will get privately funded repair since they sure as hell won’t be covered anymore by icky taxes

also defunded would be shit like law enforcement

and ambulances

and libraries

and schools

and emergency aid for when a tornado destroys your home but churches and your family will totally fix that for you their money is gonna be unlimited i mean minimum wage will go away but their jobs will totally do the right thing

and firefighters

and bus systems

and municipal water which doesn’t kill us because of evil health regulations

health insurance will basically go back to being the same as it was before obamacare sort of poked it with a stick

and if we privatize and deregulate every single industry currently in operation those totally self regulating chemical plants will go back to dumping poisonous waste next to slums and not paying for the cancer cases that skyrocket 

fired for being a minority? well you’re free to be whoever you want but nobody is obligated to hire you so just suck it up buttercup

abused kids will be free to get the shit kicked out of them by their parents without the threat of anyone from child protective services interfering with their civil liberties

oh yeah and the whole elimination of every goddamn welfare system the country currently has thing that’s smart as fuck and won’t lead to any sort of death or crime or revolution

CONCLUSION: BEING A LIBERTARIAN IS GREAT IF YOU’RE AN 18 YEAR OLD WHITE KID FROM A MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY AND THUS KNOW EVERYTHING AND YOU GET REALLY ANGRY BECAUSE THE MAN IS GOING TO FORCE YOU TO BE A CITIZEN WHEN YOU GRADUATE FROM YOUR PRIVATE COLLEGE INSTEAD OF A BADASS WARRIOR-POET LIVING OFF THE LAND WITH YOUR TRUSTY KATANA ALWAYS READY FOR HOBOES OR BLACKS AND/OR ZOMBIE ATTACKS (CAUSED BY THE TOXIC WASTE DUMPING THING I MENTIONED BEFORE)

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kellysue:

glamidols:

Tina Turner, 1974.

GODDESS.

kellysue:

glamidols:

Tina Turner, 1974.

GODDESS.

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fitz-simmonsy:

beingdifferentisbest:

OK HOLD ON LET ME TALK ABOUT SOMETHING HERE

So many times when I’m watching the movie, I keep trying to see how the computer guy doesn’t get shot by Rumlow.

When I first saw the movie, I thought the computer guy HAD been shot, and was so relieved when I saw that he hadn’t. But this brought up the question of how Rumlow had missed? I hadn’t seen what happened. He wouldn’t have just missed.

BUT FINALLY. THROUGH THIS GIFSET, I CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED.

AGENT SHARON CARTER KICKED THE GUYS CHAIR OUT FROM UNDER HIM SO THAT HE FELL OUT OF THE LINE OF GUN FIRE AND THAT IS WHY HE LIVED.

AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I THINK SHARON CARTER IS AMAZING.

I love this movie SO much because a lot of it actually is about the bravery of the (extra)ordinary SHIELD agents. Typically these characters get completely overlooked in movies, but so many of them laid their lives down for Steve Rogers’ vision - to help him save the world. I just bawled through the second half of the movie over all the innocent SHIELD agents dying. Particularly the pilots who ran out to try and give air support… I’m tearing up just writing this.

Hail Shanon Carter and all those like her.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

On the one-month anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, his family gathered at the Ferguson Police Department to again demand justice for his murder. Where is Darren Wilson, and why has he still not been arrested? #farfromover #staywoke

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hellominako:

sandandglass:

crispy-tacos:

flogicallylawless:

If Fox thinks that a Muslim can’t write a book about Christianity

would they agree that men can’t write legislation about women?

EVERYBODY FREEZE.

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vayena:

my aesthetic is the kid on the playground who tells all the other kids that ring around the rosie is about the black plague

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Anonymous said: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?

scloutier:

pumpkinspiceaddiction:

the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

I want to be able to find these again.

"He wanted there to be conspirators. It was much better to imagine men in some smoky room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over brandy. You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told their children bedtime stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people. It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us."

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