oh wow this entire summer has been life changing
brb literally crying a lot right now because of this affirmations circle
Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.
listening to a playlist now that is “music that has enough of a dance beat that I’ll walk quickly to (my last day of) my internship but is also sad enough that it will fit my sad gay baby mood”
like 50% of it is Robyn songs tbh
If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.
But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.
So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.
if you haven’t seen this picture yet i’m sorry
I’m so glad this infographic exists.
"Thank goodness for growing up and sucking less" a thing a friend just said to me and i’m gonna remember it a lot
words I live by and say too much probably