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For those of you who think the situation in Ferguson, Missouri doesn’t affect you. Remember the words of Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller…

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adignorantium:

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adignorantium:

south-florida-blog:

adignorantium:

"When they came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.”

- Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

When they came for me,there was no one left.

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If you don’t speak up because it’s the right thing to do, consider speaking up because YOU could be next!

Darren Wilson needs to face trial for the murder of Mike Brown. If he’s found innocent, fine. But he needs to answer for the death of an unarmed youth.

You’re applying that quote to Ferguson? That’s hilarious.

Really? It’s hilarious to sit back while cops murder unarmed black men?

Do you think terrorizing a black family at a traffic stop is hilarious?

The point of this quote is that apathy is dangerous. When white people sit back and say, “well, it’s not my problem” they give police officers a free pass to do as they will. Sure, law enforcement is a rough job. I couldn’t do it. But cops must be held accountable when they go too far.

One more thing.

The United States is concerned about terrorist groups recruiting  westerners. One of the things we need to think about is what makes a westerner want to join these terrorist organizations. Personally, I think joining these groups is suicide. It’s treasonous. But if you’re made to feel like you’re less than human anyway, well…

I’m against police brutality, but one unfortunate shooting is not evidence that we’re moving toward fascism, which is what that quote implies.

If it was “one unfortunate shooting” we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

But the issue is, are we headed toward fascism? Of course not.

This post has nothing to do with fascism. It’s about apathy. Don’t try to redirect from my point.

The Niemöller quote, and all of it’s variations, is about sitting by and allowing bad things to happen to others. The implication is that eventually there will be no one left.

The idea is that we are all in this together.

Black lives matter. LGBT lives matter. Women’s lives matter.

All life matters.

aljazeeraamerica:

Kenyan film tells stories of LGBT lives

A man arranges a sexual liaison with another man and sits in a hotel room, waiting for a knock on the door. Teenage girlfriends face an awkward reunion after being pulled apart by school officials. A woman and her female partner dream up an escape plan as angry mobs threaten to evict gays from their homes.

These and other real-life stories, drawn from a collaborative project to document the lives of members of Kenya’s LGBT community, were the inspiration for “Stories Of Our Lives,” a collection of five fictional vignettes that will have its world premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Continue reading.

Photos: Dan Muchina / Jim Chuchu / NEST Collective

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I think we should talk about puberty…





yo imma let you finish but


I had one of the best puberty transformations of all time



yes okay but

girls can do it too


Step back, peeps, and fasten your seat-belts.  Time to bring in a puberty professional.
BEFORE PUBERTY:
After puberty:

…. wait.  That’s not right.  Hold on.
Let’s fast-forward about five more years.

Ah, yes, there we go.  Right after I sold my soul to Satan. 


fuckin

PLOT
TWIST


Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated

this is my favorite post because its just people bragging about how hot they are

And I quote… “Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated.” Hahahahaaa. 😂

rockluke:

stilesinatrenchcoat:

phoenixx23:

spookyflys:

thanl:

psyducked:

romancingthelookyloos:

romancingthelookyloos:

I think we should talk about puberty…

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yo imma let you finish but

I had one of the best puberty transformations of all time

yes okay but

girls can do it too

Step back, peeps, and fasten your seat-belts.  Time to bring in a puberty professional.

BEFORE PUBERTY:

image

After puberty:

image

…. wait.  That’s not right.  Hold on.

Let’s fast-forward about five more years.

image

Ah, yes, there we go.  Right after I sold my soul to Satan. 

fuckin

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PLOT

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Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated

this is my favorite post because its just people bragging about how hot they are

And I quote… “Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated.” Hahahahaaa. 😂

thisisableism:

[Image Description: "Ain’t nobody going in this motherfucker, bro" -resident guarding beauty store. (photo shows resident guarding beauty store)

Men are trying to stop others from looting the liquor store. “Man you’re better than that!” (photo of residents guarding liquor store)

Also being protected by a line of community members: McDonalds. (photo of residents guarding McDonalds) ]

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softboycollective:

meanwhile the police fill the block with tear gas. who’s protecting and serving here

holy crap…

There was an article on time.com about residents blocking looters. I think seeing pictures of it is more powerful, tho.

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A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m sick of white people!! IM FUCKING SICK OF THEM!!!

"Not all white people."

"Stop generalizing."

"Not all white people."

"We all are human."

"Not all white people."

even the so called “good” white people wanna ignore this shit because it “makes them uncomfortable” fuck white people

First off, I would have photo-bombed EVERY SINGLE ONE of these tourists photos. Hold the sign high, in front of the “LOVE” part of the statue.

Second, had I been a tourist, I would have tried to engage the young protesters. Maybe ask IF I could take their picture and HOW they want THEIR message told.

Finally… You only show the assholes who held their selfish wants above all others. What is impossible to see are the tourists who saw the protest and kept walking. Yeah, it makes me uncomfortable. It makes us all uncomfortable to see this ugliness being reflected back at us. It pisses me off that half a century has passed since the Civil Rights Bill was signed into law and we STILL have to deal with so many evil m-fuckers in our society!

These tourists sicken me! My own people acting like a bunch of heartless PIGS!

BUT THEY DO NOT REPRESENT ME!

The sad thing is, I can’t even say “Not all white people” because I am disappointed by my own people every single day!

"City of Brotherly Love", indeed. :-\

Sorry. I didn’t mean to highjack this post. The ugliness of these people just struck a nerve. :\

antisjwyellowfang:

Just your daily reminders:

  • Racists are a problem
  • White people are not
  • Homophobes are a problem
  • Straight people are not
  • Transphobes are a problem
  • Cis people are not
  • Sexists are a problem
  • Men are not

And most importantly,

  • Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

(Source: egalitarianyellowfang)