impositions

I always love sassy moments of hyperreality from some tv show or movie that always involve fantasies of repudiation, snarky millennialisms, anger and long-winded incoherent ranting towards ‘problematic’ people which would never actually occur in real life, or the ‘problematic’ thing to begin with would never actually happen. 

You can just imagine whoever wrote it is LitErAlLy ShaKing WitH RaGE and use the opportunity to write this kind of rubbish to get back at society. When it is put into gif form, people on tumblr snap it up and disseminate it. This type of crap even when I was a somewhat liberal little bitch never appealed to me. It feels like lecturing, a boring sermon and a psychic imposition more than anything else. It certainly doesn’t stimulate any kind of empathy in me at all. 

I really wonder about the psychological relationship to these types of things and the Not Always Right/’Then the bigoted shitlord who hated Sherlock got taken away in chains by a policeman, and everyone in Chik-Fil-A clapped’ format.

These are all great examples of what I mean: [1] [2] [3] [4]

LET ME BE THE GROSS FANGIRL THAT I AM BECAUSE I’M A WHORE FOR WATCHING MY FAVORITE DORKS FALL IN LOVE OVER AND OVER AND OVER. I PRESENT 1920s!SASUSAKU.

WHY  I LOVE THIS AU:

  • FLAPPER SAKUBABES. FLAPPER SAKUBABES. SAKUBABES WHO IS AN INDEPENDENT YOUNG WOMAN WHO GIVES ZERO FUCKS ABOUT SOCIETY’S IMPOSITIONS ON WOMEN.
  • SHE’S WEARING A FANCY (FAUX!!!!) FUR BOA SCARF THING BECAUSE THOSE LOOK FANTASTIC WHY THE HELL NOT.
  • RAVE PARTIES YEAAAAHHHH.
  • LONG-HAIRED SASUKE WITH SLICKED BACK BANGS.
  • BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, I DREW HIM WITH LONG HAIR SLICKED BACK SORTA BECAUSE DUCKBUTT + BANGS DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE RESEARCH I’VE DONE ON THAT PERIOD’S FASHION.
  • B O W T I E S .
  • ONE OF THEM GOING ALL, “BOWTIES ARE COOL.”
  • BUT COME ON. COME ON. THEY’D DANCE TO SWING MUSIC AYY LMAO.
  • THE LAYOUT IS ADAPTED FROM HAKUKU’S MONARCHY OF SPADES (WHICH IS A USUK DOUJINSHI).

AS USUAL, MY COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I WAS DRAWING THIS WHILST READING THE THIRD CHAPTER OF NARUTO GAIDEN AND MY FEELINGS FOR SARADA AND EVERYONE IN GENERAL ARE REALLY INTENSE. //AGGRESSIVE SASUSAKU-ING

ALSO FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN HEADCANONS BECAUSE THESE THINGS GIVE ME LIFE.

Invasive Faux Mechanics

        Morning of June 17, 2013. Monday.

        My dream takes place at an unknown home that I have not seen aspects of in-dream before. It is not up on columns as all the places we have recently lived have been, and it is also made of (painted in a lighter green) concrete blocks for the most part (most of the places we lived recently have been wooden houses). There are more cars and trucks, but in a sparser pattern and along a much busier road than in real life - with four lanes, and in a more commercial area it looks like. There are various items leaning against our house that a member of the public had put there, or perhaps several members of the public. I also even notice one truck pushing against a fence in the back, with the fence at a slight angle. This does not surprise me much at all in my dream, as a lot of people in real life in this region are well-known countrywide for very poor driving and parking skills.

        The first thing I do is take a hubcap that someone had leaned against our house and happily and aggressively send it rolling away, as well as into oncoming traffic, although it does not distract any of the drivers. (In real life, just walking a short distance to the store, I often see a fair number of broken plastic hubcaps lying in the streets in various areas and on the sidewalk, but the one in my dream is metal - I even hear the “ringing” sound as I fling it and it rolls into the street.). I also pick up all the other things, including tools and car parts and a small toolbox or two that were touching our house and fling them out and some across the street as well. The drivers do not seem annoyed and nothing lands in their way, which is fine, as I do not want to get into trouble for causing an accident anyway. I am still annoyed by the cars along the curb, all looking as if they had been partly disassembled and had been worked on recently by a mechanic (or I should say, someone who only thinks they have competent mechanic skills).

        Eventually, I walk around to the front and I see someone pouring concrete over the ground including near our garden (and probably eventually to cover that area as well), and ask him what he was doing and why no one had said anything to us. I am not angry with him, as he seems like a simpleton, seeming like a far more “sane” version of Curly Howard, but his work uniform seems slightly circus-clown-like (and I keep reminding him of that fact as I am yelling and using the word “you”, but then saying I do not mean “you” but who you work for). He says that all of the people in the neighborhood are getting this done, so ours was being done in addition to the people that actually ordered it (which sounds quite stupid of course) and was, by vote, decided that everyone “must” have it done - even without any notification. The reason is because the concrete will cover everything, including the grass, and supposedly allow for more ventilation and oxygen, which of course makes no sense at all. This last scene may still not be connected to the broken-down cars on the other side of the house other than the larger truck that was pushing on the fence, which I think was a cement-mixing truck.

the post about women wanting to succeed more when in all-female classes is really important but also really saddening, because it means that by sheer male presence, women’s abilities are inhibited. our ability to express ourselves, our ideas, to congregate, to unify in general are very much inhibited by men just being around us. many studies have already demonstrated how women succeed more in subjects we stereotypically are weak in such as math when we write an exam without them in the same room. but the same logic is also applicable to other parts of our lives. our creativity, our right to self expression, our desires, ultimately any dreams we have for ourselves can be psychologically prevented because men are around. their presence is nothing but an imposition to women. 

anonymous asked:

Sorry, but why is jontron garbage? I do not understand :0

we all know of that one incident where somebody, rly politely, asked him not to use an ableist slur, and he called them the slur again in stead of apologizing, and then proceeded to blow the fuck up at the concept of being asked not to use slurs like it was some kind imposition on his freedom of speech (including a bunch of other crap, be careful clicking that link cause like,,,he is EXORBITANTLY shitty therein)

also im fairly certain we have HEARD him drop the n word on game grumps. MULTIPLE times

he defends the use of slurs like a motherfucker “ur giving words power !! i want to be able 2 say the n word !!’ kind of crap. he’s a huge racist.

like ive reblogged a few masterposts of all the horrible shit hes said and/or done, but that was like,,a while ago when all this crap was going down. basically hes unapologetic garbage

basically for ppl in general like if u watch jontron because he’s funny or whatever, ur taste is ur business, but please don’t defend him as if he’s a good person when hes so blatantly not

anyway heres the neil cicierega diss because neil is gold and its what we all rly wanna read, also it has a lot of jon being gross all over it

To everyone that asks me why am I “in the closet”

I think that I answer to this question everyday, that’s why I’m going to answer it publicly.

I think that the right question is “Why should I advertise to the world my sexual orientation?” Being lesbian is as normal as being straight and who thinks otherwise is homophobe. Also by “Coming out”, in my opinion, we are admitting that being gay isn’t normal and should be said, excused and advertised. 

People should not expect other people to fall for a gender but for a person, and being straight should not be the right answer, but another option. Our sexual orientation is a preference and shouldn’t be a predefined imposition.

I don’t think that I am in the closet, I’m living my life the way I want, I’m happy, I date girls and I have the total control about my life. To be honest telling my friends and family about my preferences won’t make me free, but doing and living the way that I want will. And if someday I meet a girl that makes me want to tell the world about her, then I will tell my parents that I’m dating this girl, like if I was straight and she was a boy, because even if it’s not normal to them, it is normal to me.

I’m not going to downgrade myself or even allow them to judge. It’s my life, it’s my decision. 

Changes

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Most people are not necessarily fond of changes. That is true for just about anything in anyone’s life. Some even hate it, though it does depend on the magnitude of the change.

If you think about it, that’s a bit of a ridiculous attitude, because everything is ever changing. It’s one of the few constants in life: it’s in flux.

There are a lot of things changing or about to change in my life. Most…

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impositions

sgro ‘dags - superimpositions [IW]

sgro 'dogs - 1) imputation, misinterpretation, exaggeration, uncertainty, ascription, hypostatized, misconception, preconceptions, attribution, conceptualization]; 2) doubts; 3) superimpositions [IW]

sgro 'dogs - postulation, make-up, imputations, exaggerated affirmation, doubts, superimpositions, superimposition, embellished claims, doubts, doubts, intellectual interpretation, intellectual conjectures, uncertainties [JV]

sgro 'dogs gcod pa - to eliminate false superimpositions [ggd] [RY]

sgro 'dogs bcad pa - elimination of false superimpositions [ggd] [RY]

btsan 'gel - forcible impositions [IW]

brtsan 'gel - forcible impositions [IW]

yang dag pa ji lta ba bzhin du - as it really is [the ultimate state of reality, freed of all superimpositions.] [RY]

yang dag pa je lta ba bzhin du - as it really is [reality, w/o superimpositions] [IW]

It didn’t take long for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, a former school board trustee, to become the education sector’s worst nightmare. Almost 70 schools are under “review” for closure in Toronto alone, with potentially hundreds slated for closure across the province. These developments follow pressure placed on the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) from an austerity bent provincial Liberal government to close “under-utilized” schools.

The exact number that will eventually be closed is unknown, but the fact that many cherished schools will see their doors closed indefinitely is a harrowing certainty. This is in addition to the sacking of hundreds of staff, elimination of special education programs and imposition of wage freezes across the broader education sector under Premier Wynne. This all adds up to a total of $500 million in “savings” (i.e. cuts) by 2017-2018. With this provincial government essentially declaring war on public education, it should come as no surprise to anyone who recognized that the Liberals were seeking to eliminate the budget deficit at any cost.

In arguing for school closures, Liberal Education Minister Liz Sandals often chides that student enrolment has decreased by 10 per cent since 2003. In fact, it is true that Ontario has witnessed declining enrolment of elementary and secondary students over the past decade or so. This frequently recited statistic, however, is incredibly misleading as it overlooks a number of other fundamental issues. Although enrolment might be in decline, according to the 2015 TDSB report entitled TDSB Capital Planning, “total enrolment [in the TDSB] is projected to decline from 2014 to 2019, and then gradually increase to 2039”. It notes that for elementary students, enrolment has already started increasing, and is expected to continue on that path for at least the next 24 years. Therefore, by the time these schools under review are shut down, the need for them will have increased significantly. The TDSB, being by far the largest school board, has been under significant pressure by the government to enact closures.

Another argument made by the Liberals is that one-in-eight schools are “under-utilized” i.e. operating at below two-thirds capacity. This again is misleading, as it measures capacity on a student to square footage basis, and neglects the roles schools serve in the broader community. This methodology conveniently overlooks centrally assigned special education classes, on-site daycare, before and after school child care programs, parenting centres, adult literacy programs, adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, senior programs and school permit community events; all of which are made possible by these same “under-utilized” schools. To close them would mean not only uprooting students, but also abandoning hundreds if not thousands of frequently vulnerable people who rely on the services schools provide.

It is difficult to find figures measuring the extent of these community programs across Ontario, but a recent report on school closures by the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (representing 11,000 public elementary school teachers) helps to shed some light on this matter. In the document, they provide profiles on the 48 elementary schools most at risk for closure in the TDSB, and discovered that:

23 schools (48%) have daycare programs

13 schools (27%) have parent and family literacy centres

37 schools (77%) are used for community programs

The report also found that the schools under threat of closure are disproportionately those that service some of the poorest regions in Toronto. 22 of the 48 schools (45 per cent), for example, are part of the Model Schools for Inner Cities Program, which are selected when the student population faces significant economic and social barriers in relation to other schools. Moreover, in certain regions of the city, two or more of these Model Schools are slated to be closed within just blocks of each other – leaving little to no options for local schooling and community programming in these neighborhoods. If social mobility is currently unlikely for impoverished Torontonians, the closure of inner city schools will make it a pipe dream.

It’s not only cities which will feel the pain of school closures. Rural Ontario will also be adversely affected, as less concentrated demographics will mean that many schools will be characterized as “under-utilized”. Even the Progressive Conservatives, who are no friends to the working class, were forced to concede that school closures would inevitably fall on rural Ontario - where schools can sometimes serve as the only community hub. Closures would also result in students travelling much farther to attend the school closest to their community, which could be dozens of kilometres away.

After being met with public outcry against the proposed closures, Liz Sandals released a statement which said: “Our government understands that schools are more than just buildings – they are community hubs. That’s why the province requires school boards to consult with the community…before a decision about an underutilized school is made”. However, as always, actions speak louder than words. Rather than help facilitate community input, the Liberals have cut the required number of community meetings to discuss closures from four to two, and the amount of time allowed for review from seven months to five. This makes it quite clear that the provincial Liberals do not share the same priorities as local communities, but rather with fast-tracking closures.

School Closures & Provincial Austerity

The real motive behind these cuts does not stem from a declining enrolment or “under-utilization”, as the Liberals claim. Rather, they are linked to the broader austerity agenda of the Wynne Liberals, who are committed to balancing the provincial budget by 2017-18. Education Minister Liz Sandals made this clear when, in response to education cuts being made by her government, she told reporters: “Let’s face it. We do have a deficit, so we’re going to have to look at every government program and make sure we’re managing it efficiently”. Of course, “managing it efficiently” for the Liberals naturally implies closing schools, firing staff and increasing class sizes.

Austerity is more than an ideological construct of the Liberals or Progressive Conservatives. Kathleen Wynne has said herself that it was education cuts under former Progressive Conservative premier Mike Harris which drew her into politics. The irony, of course, is that her Liberal government is now carrying out the deepest cuts since Harris was in office. This demonstrates that there is more to austerity than the intent, whether positive or negative, of individual politicians. The motive behind a balanced budget is rooted in much deeper economic and class forces.

The net debt level of Ontario has reached an astonishing $284.1 billion, earning it the not so trumpeted title of being the largest sub-sovereign debt load in the entire world. The capitalist class, frightened by what this unsustainable debt load may mean for their investments in Ontario, is putting enormous pressure on their friends in the pro-business Ontario Liberal Party to balance the budget. However, the bosses will not be the ones to pay; rather, it will be working class people who will carry the burden. A community ruined by the closure of a school is evidently of no interest to the bosses who think in terms of profits and not the average person. $500 million in lost educational opportunities is the price they are willing to pay for peace of mind in the high offices of Bay Street.

However, there is no reason why we should give the capitalists the final word on our schools. Though school closures devastate entire communities, they also draw those affected into the struggle against education cuts and austerity in general. The fight has already begun in earnest, with affected communities voicing their discontent, and secondary teachers on strike or set to strike in seven school boards across the province. Isolated protests and strikes, however, will prove too weak to win their demands from the government in a period of deep austerity. The necessary strength can only be found through united and concerted action. The current moment provides an excellent opportunity to organize the needed united action.

Teachers and their unions, who can wield considerable pressure on the government, should ally with communities and students and demand the complete reversal of public education cuts. An expanded Ontario-wide strike mandate, bolstered by coordinated support of communities and students, will prove far more powerful than movements in isolation.

The barons of Bay Street are laying Ontario’s schools on the chopping block, and only through the united action of teachers, students and communities can the axe standing over education be pushed back.