It’s funny when people assume I think some people can do no wrong.
It’s actually the opposite, I think everyone has one great flaw, which is actually an even better reason to dismiss criticism where it’s “due”. It’s due everywhere, just like aspects to appreciate can be found everywhere, and you can’t live your life on both sides. And no, I’m not talking about people who are solely out to destroy people, like republicans for example.
This is sort of related to Tumblr itself - basically there are two kinds of blogs here; blogs with pictures, and blogs that will find a way to hate EVERYTHING if they have to straight up lie, or those who are trolled by such people (which is a lot more rare), so if you don’t see photos, click out before you have time to read anything.
Rachel Maddow is always intelligent, and dead-on when it comes to politics. Watch this video and pay close attention to all these names here, these people are destructive even among republicans. Ignoring polictics is extremely dangerous, never go around assuming things will always be in your favor, and never skip voting because you think it wont count, the only thing that surely never counts is not voting. This is really not the election year to fuck around, letting it slide can cost people their lives.
A must-watch: This segment from last night’s Rachel Maddow Show on the rock and the hard place the Republican party finds itself with respect to rape and abortion.
Above all, capitalism wastes human life. The U.S. spends billions to warehouse 2 million people—many of them young Black and Latino men—in overcrowded prisons. It provides sub-par education to millions of poor students, sending a message that their lives will amount to nothing.
Are people homeless in America because there’s a shortage of homes? And if that’s the case, is there a shortage of homes because we don’t have the concrete, the wood and the steel to build them?
The truth is that under capitalism, there’s no incentive to build low-cost housing for the homeless—because it isn’t profitable to do so.
The same goes for the more than 800 million people in the world who go hungry. It isn’t profitable to feed them. So food is stockpiled or destroyed rather than distributed to them.
There is no question that had Congress acted on the president’s proposals nine months ago to prevent teacher layoffs, put construction workers back to work and cut small-business taxes, our job situation today would be notably stronger and unemployment would be lower.
Gene Sperling, chief White House economic adviser, quoted in Obama’s Hands Tied on Weak Economy - NYTimes.com (via bohemiansouth)
Reblogging this for anyone who wants to run around with their hands over their ears, blaming Obama for the slow-going improvement. Anyone who thinks Obama has the wrong idea, much less thinks any option right now is better, is fooling themselves.
Cher weighs in on a potential Romney victory this fall.
Good for her. I don’t care who is a fan of who, but no real liberal would ever look down at a liberal celebrity who speaks up in situations, like this, or previous ones, or problems to come. I don’t care who the person is, or where they came from, or even who they used to be or what they may have once stood for, if they recognize and understand a problem the worst thing they can do is stay silent. If they have a platform and decide over time to use it to speak on politics too, good. Politics are everyone’s business, the idea that publicly influential celebrities should just stay quiet and stick their to music and movies, our entertainment, our distractions, IS A CONSERVATIVE CONCEPT. Either you stand on the side of liberal society or you don’t. When you have a platform USE IT, when you see someone with a platform using it for such things don’t discourage it or dismiss it, that’s absolutely foolish. If you mean what you stand for, you don’t care who stands with you. I don’t care if they’re/you’re just a pop singer the rest of the time, the only thing worse than keeping one’s opinion to themselves in the face of a problem is keeping your opinion to yourself when you have a stage to say it on.