anti authoritarianism

>Oh Boy I can’t wait to be an anti authoritarian heroic resistance fighter just like in Star Wars or the Hunger Games
>#IStandWithTheCIA

in light of recent events involving the Josten Sass™ and its similarities to that of another fan-favourite brown-haired anti-authoritarian protag with an attitude problem, I give you:

the foxhole court, narrated by percy jackson.

  1. “I Am Offered A Foxy Deal”
  2. “I Meet The Worst Kind Of Twin Pun”
  3. “I Get Dragged Into Some Gay Shit”
  4. “My Troubled Past Comes Back To Haunt My Ass” 
  5. “I Strip, But Not In A Fun Way”
  6. “Coach Gets The Gang Together”
  7. “I Have The Worst Night Out, Ever”
  8. “I Get Dragged Into Some Gay Shit, Pt. 2″
  9. “I Become Kevin’s Super Secret Project”
  10. “I Go See A Doctor For The First Time”
  11. “We Kick Serious Jackal Butt, Sort Of”
  12. “I Don’t Want To Be On This Show”
  13. “I Want To Be On This Show”
  14. “We Get A Killer Phone Call”
Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
“Sir?”
“It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”
“Sir?”
“That’s practically zen.
—  Terry Pratchett - Feet Of Clay
The problem with calling tons of people nazis and hunting down fascists to punch or kill them

The problem is you, reader,

 you see,

YOU’RE A FUCKING NAZI,

I’m going to find you, doxx you, tell all your family and coworkers about your fascist and racist beliefs, I’m putting your name, address, and phone number up on an antifa site’s nazi watchlist, and we will show you no mercy. We will show no mercy to anyone who defends you by trying to reason with us, because we dont tolerate nazi apologists. We have a Zero Tolerance Policy.

Did you just disagree with me? Is that sexual harassment? DID YOU JUST SEXUALLY HARASS ME??? YOU JUST ABUSED A WOMAN! SOMEONE ARREST THIS PERSON

See how that works? It’s authoritarian as all fuck, disturbingly unreasonable, and always for ulterior political motives and not because the person is the thing you’re saying they are or did the thing you’re accusing them of. It’s about creating a belief that they are what you say they are. It’s a smear tactic that people are trying to make you a shut eye believer of.

The Revolution is not an event that takes two or three days, in which there is shooting and hanging. It is a long drawn out process in which new people are created, capable of renovating society so that the revolution does not replace one elite with another, but so that the revolution creates a new anti-authoritarian structure with anti-authoritarian people who in their turn re-organize the society so that it becomes a non-alienated human society, free from war, hunger, and exploitation.
—  Rudi Dutschke
Everdeen Vineyards

happy valentine’s day, just barely! here’s a little drabble that wouldn’t leave me, hope you enjoy <3


“Have you had a chance to look at the menu yet?” Katniss asked the back of the man’s head, her eyes already scanning the room to make note of the new patrons she still needed to greet. A steady flow of customers through the tasting room was keeping her busy–not that she was complaining. Not much, anyway.

The man turned around, and she snapped her gaze back to him, a polite smile fixing itself to her lips. “Not yet, I’m afraid.” He smiled, and her expression froze as she got a look at his face for the first time. “Hey, Katniss.”

It took an embarrassingly long moment for the synapses in her brain to fire, and her smile slipped. “Oh–Peeta?” Why she phrased it like a question, she didn’t know. Of course, it was Peeta. She’d recognize that face, with those blue eyes and that sweet smile, anywhere. She just hadn’t expected to see it here. “Oh my god–what–I mean, hi. Wow.”

He laughed slightly, and she felt herself blushing. She shook her head, forcing a laugh too. “I’m sorry. How are you?” she asked awkwardly. She wasn’t entirely sure of the protocol for greeting an old high school classmate who’d existed mainly on the periphery of her acquaintances. The last time she’d seen him was graduation 10 years ago.

“I’m good,” he said, sliding his hands into his pants pockets. “I just wanted to check this place out. I, ah, saw your post about it on Facebook.” He looked sheepish when he said that, and she blinked. She wasn’t sure how to feel about that–the fact that he could, and did, apparently, read her posts on Facebook. She’d accepted his friend request years ago in college without much thought; they weren’t friends or anything, but she’d received numerous requests from people she barely knew from high school over the years, so it hadn’t seemed too strange. Some–actually, probably most requests–she’d declined. She hadn’t seen the harm in adding him, though. She didn’t know him well, but Peeta Mellark was nice. Funny. Popular. College wrestling champion two years in a row, or something like that–not that she was keeping tabs. He’d regularly show up in her feed over the years, even though they never interacted.

Since she barely used Facebook these days, it just didn’t occur to her he would ever see anything from her.

“Right, of course,” she said with a dazed laugh. “That was the point. Um, thanks for coming. That’s–that’s really nice of you.” She folded her arms over her chest, feeling uncomfortable and not sure what to do with her hands. They were trembling slightly.

Peeta pressed his lips into a small smile, his eyes darting around as he surveyed the room, the people milling around them. “This place looks incredible.”

She wondered if she was ever going to stop blushing at this point. “Thank you. I mean, most of the groundwork was already laid.” She took a deep breath, not wanting to launch into that story. If he’d seen her post, then he’d already learned of her efforts to revitalize her family’s old vineyard, which had been in disrepair since her father’s death more than a decade ago. “Let me get you a menu.”

He nodded while she grabbed a paper menu from a nearby table, holding it out for him. “We do glasses and bottles of the wines listed here, but we also offer a tasting where you can sample seven of our wines. If you haven’t been here before, I recommend that.” She stopped herself and laughed, shaking her head. “Which, of course you haven’t. This weekend is the grand reopening. I just mean–that’s probably what you want to do.”

His eyes flicked up to her from the menu, a wide smile spreading across his face. “Yeah, that sounds good. I’ll do that. Thank you.”

“Sure. Just find a seat outside if you’d like, and I’ll bring the wine to you,” she said with a vague gesture toward the patio, already turning away to scurry to the bar. She needed a moment to compose herself, inexplicably rattled.

It was just…Peeta. Mellark. Here. To see her. Or rather, to see her vineyard, but it was her vineyard. And he’d come because she’d made a post on Facebook proudly announcing the reopening of Everdeen Vineyards, after three years of planning and toiling and fermenting wines until they were just right.

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anonymous asked:

What do you think of Connie's speech at the end of the new SU episode?

i think connie’s realized how rough things have been for steven, in a way his group of “superpowered children” haven’t. if anyone was worried connie was gonna get “shoved aside” because she’s not always involved, or that her character would get stagnant, take comfort in how very relevant connie’s speech and realization was to steven’s current core dilemma.

i think that’s gonna keep being built on. connie’s been an important player in steven’s recovery from traumatic incidents ever since full disclosure - if not earlier! it’s a really well-developed relationship: she gets that steven’s been given a lot of hardship without ever being asked. i think that realization was the core of “the new crystal gems” - someone being put in his shoes, and realizing how difficult the peacemaking job is, how often he has to be the “adult”, and how horrible it’s been for steven to feel like he fails that.

in general, yes, connie’s pretty firmly planted as the “friend/love interest” character. but, as with all characters that are rooted in archetypes, it’s how they play with that and how genuine their bond is that makes the relationship interesting. connie gives an homage to the best part of those tropes, without having steven’s life consuming her entire identity - she’s got her parents, tennis, books, sword practice, her own anti-authoritarian views, she’s not a patient peacemaker, she’s a talented liar, has her own relationship with several gems, ect… and alongside all that, she loves steven. she’s his best friend, she understands him in a way no one else does, and she’s there for him.

tl;dr: i really loved her speech, i felt it summed up both how important connie is gonna keep being in the narrative, while also lending focus to how much steven’s just been through.

Mark Pellegrino @ Asylum 18

A few random bits from his stage talks that I noted down:

* About a Jared fart during filming: “I don’t know what his diet is, but it’s not good!” When asked if he carried on acting the scene in spite of the smell, he replied that he was “too busy trying to get to all the free oxygen”, then added with a smile: “It’s why I enjoy torturing him.”

* “It’s sort of fun jumping Jared.”

* The most Luciferesque comment: “Aww, look at the baby! … I want to eat the baby. *Coos* Hello buddyyyy!” *Mutters darkly* “Their brains are so tender… Did I say that out loud?”

* Alaina and Mark singing happy birthday to an audience member, but in a slightly sinister Abaddon and Lucifer slow and murderous kind of way! xD

* Pelly rubbing the back of his head like ALL THE FREAKIN TIME… until the cute little tuft of hair at the back was sticking up.

* He said that he loves The Beatles (which has given me a headcanon that In My Life is Samifer’s song, because Jared once said that was his fav Beatles song. Aww!)

* If he could possess anyone, it would be Donald Trump, to “make him do things”, though he already thinks Trump is possessed!

* He dislikes the narcissism of Lucifer and the fact that he wants to wipe out humans, because he himself is very pro-humans thriving. But he does relate to the rebellious, anti-authoritarian side of Lucifer; the part that “deliberately stirs up shit” and asks why? “That’s the aspect of his individualism that I really dig”.

* He talked about how it was “heartbreaking” to film the scene where he kills Gabriel, and that he sees parallels between Luci and Gabe’s relationship and that of Sam and Dean’s.

* When someone mentioned the other actors who played Lucifer’s meatsuits, he jokingly refused to even acknowledge Rick Springfield’s existence. He kept scrunching up his face and saying “Who?” repeatedly.

* My favourite part of his talk was when he confessed to being afraid of everything and admitted to feeling “a sense of being less than I am”. He encouraged people to challenge that in themselves and practice going outside of their comfort zone because “Courage is a habit.”

“people say ‘You have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear’. They don’t think about the origin of that quote, which is literally a piece of Nazi propaganda from Joseph Goebbels… Arguing that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say”

~Edward Snowden