- christian girl: I would prefer to date people who are also christian because religion is important to me, and I would like us to share this ideal belief.
- everyone: well, that makes a lot of sense! good for you!
- me: I would prefer to date people who are also vegan because animal welfare is important to me, and I would like us to share this ideal belief.
- everyone: OMG ISN'T THAT A LITTLE RIDICULOUS YOU SHOULDN'T BE SO PICKY YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANYONE WITH THAT ATTITUDE HOW DO YOU GET PROTEIN DO YOU EAT GRASS
I love how popular the line ‘Wednesday has been cancelled due to a scheduling error’ is. Like it was such a tiny thing but everyone held on to it because really who hasn’t woken up on a Wednesday morning and wished it was cancelled?
He is taking a course on Marxist ideology.
He says, “The only real solution is to smash the system and start again.”
His thumb is caressing the most bourgeois copy of the communist manifesto that I have ever seen,
He bought it at Barnes and Noble for twenty-nine U.S. American dollars and ninety-nine cents,
Its hard cover shows a dark man with a scarved face
Waving a gigantic red flag against a fictional smoky background.
The matte finish is fucking gorgeous.
He wants to be congratulated for paying Harvard sixty thousand dollars
To teach him that the system is unfair.
He pulls his iPhone from his imported Marino wool jacket, and leaves.
What people can’t possibly tell from the footage on TV
Is that the water cannon feels like getting whipped with a burning switch.
Where I come from, they fill it with sewer water and hope that they get you in the face with your mouth open
So that the hepatitis will keep you in bed for the next protest.
What you can’t tell from Harvard square,
Is that when the tear gas bursts from nowhere to everywhere all at once,
It scrapes your insides like barbed wire, sawing at your lungs.
Tear gas is such a benign term for it,
If you have never breathed it in you would think it was a nostalgic experience.
What you can’t learn at Barnes and Noble,
Is that when they rush you, survival is to run,
I am never as fast as when the police are chasing me.
I know what happens to women in the holding cells down there and yet…
We still do it.
I inherited my communist manifesto,
It has no cover—
Because my mother ripped it off when she hid it in the dust jacket of “Don Quixote”
The day before the soldiers destroyed her apartment,
Looking for subversive propaganda.
She burned the cover, could not bring herself to burn the pages,
Hoped to God the soldiers couldn’t read,
They never found it.
So she was not killed for it, but her body bore the scars of the torture chamber,
For wanting her children to have a better life than she did,
Don’t talk to me about revolution.
I know what the price of smashing the system really is, my people already tried that.
The price of uprise is paid in blood,
And not Harvard blood.
The blood that ran through the streets of Santiago,
The blood thrown alive from Argentine helicopters into the Atlantic.
It is easy to say “revolution” from the comfort of a New England library.
It is easy to offer flesh to the cause,
When it is not yours to give.
Catalina Ferro, “Manifesto” (via dialecticsof)
I feel like people do need to remember that there is a very real, very painful, very human element to the word “revolution”.
when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires
Except that McGonagall loved all the Weasleys and Potters???
Each of them was one or more of: Star pupil, Champion Quidditch player, God damn hero.
Like, she gave them detentions for messing around but she still thought what they did was great.
black people: haha white people can’t dance
white person: oh but if i said black people are too busy eating watermelon to get off their monkey lazy nigger asses then it would be racist???
white person: I am so SICK of these double standards……
DATING TIP: Hold the door for your date. Rip the door off its hinges. Use the door as a weapon to fight off other men. Establish dominance.
Everyone has a right to their opinion.
that doesn’t mean everyone’s opinions are acceptable you raccoon looking fuck
stereotypes against white people are not dangerous at all. no one is out here stopping and frisking you guys for liking starbucks and chipotle. meanwhile, black teenagers suspected of being “thugs” and “threats” are slain on sight so please calm the fuck down and learn how to take a joke
I used to unfairly characterise the Big Bang Theory as being a show revolving around four people making fun of an autistic man.
I now realise the show is a lot deeper than that. The characters also make fun of:
o The woman for being less intelligent and less educated.
o The Indian man for his crippling anxiety around women.
o The Jewish man for being an all round sleazy creep.
The only character seemingly without any negative traits for the producers to deride is the straight white nerd boy.
The very premise of The Big Bang Theory is racist and misogynistic. Yet seven years later, in the year 2014, there’s still yet another season getting made. idontwanttoliveinthisworldanymore.jpg