Amy Winehouse, Belgrade, 2011
|—||James Baldwin in an interview in 1961 (via ethiopienne)|
a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.
|—||"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)|
hey “radical folx”: let’s stop using fat people as a “metaphor” for capitalism, greed, wealth, the police, the rich, the powerful, etc etc etc
yes fucking please. this means avoiding language like ‘pigs’ to refer to cops, ‘fat cats’ to refer to rich folk, and also references to gluttony. among many other things.
This is what I referred to when I said that OITNB was spitting some truths.
(Answer: Because a college degree isn’t about education, it’s a class marker. If we cared about everyone being educated, we would accredit free online courses and allow people to achieve intellectual growth and success without going into debt. But that’s not what college is for. I mean, yeah in college you can travel and learn from amazing professors and start your own anything and have access to facilities and resources and money, yeah, college is all that. And I’m not discrediting anyone who loves college but… college, at the end of the day is a business. College is just one more big way to perpetuate the system. But I say f**k the system, man.)
Vanessa Newman (Washington, DC) - haikuology.tumblr.com
People say “professional”
when what they really mean is “not having visual/behavioral markers of being poor, disabled, or culturally ‘other’”
which effectively shuts out of professional careers the very people who are most likely to be in dire need of income
I see your bullshit
|—||R. D. Laing|
Go vegan and stay vegan or shut your god damn mouth about animal rights
Disgust: The Anti-Politics of Despair
have a funny habit of making you feel
like you’re either on top of the world,
or under it.
|—||Beau Taplin || the hours between. (via exoticwild)|