boston parties

anonymous asked:

When you get this, answer with five things that make you happy, then send it to the last ten people in your recent activity list. ❤️

  1. MAFIA ALIEN HAY
  2. Jeremiah Swinton (and the rest of the War Sons, but ya know)
  3. @tamaction, @thetimetravelingdiamond and @phoenixavalon slowly killing me with their stories
  4. food
  5. FINNY FEESH
  6. sunshine and blue skys
  7. driving on the backroads with my windows down and music blaring
  8. the smell of peppermint
  9. Fracture
  10. the hilarious group chats I’m in
  11. crazy mismatched socks
  12. knowing I’ll get to see my bf in like two weeks
  13. Captain America
  14. sunflowers
  15. jellybeans
  16. running
  17. doing my hair in fancy braids
  18. @tamaction discovering how to use italics on Skype and then subsequently freaking out about it lol
  19. Baechel/Peircella/Mattie/Jily
  20. that feeling when a song I like comes on the radio
  21. libraries
  22. @mintmintdoodles‘s artwork
  23. the way everything gets right before a storm
  24. the idea of Daniel leading the Boston Tea Party (this idea is brought to you by the following sponsors: @tamaction @thetimetravelingdiamond @a-radioactive-platypus)
  25. dancing
  26. curling up with a good book
  27. Sebastian Stan’s freckles
  28. mowing the grass for literal hours
  29. the peacefulness of sitting in a tree stand freezing my butt off for hours
  30. stickers

I know this is way more than just 5, but I’ve had a not so great couple of days and needed to remind myself that not everything is all doom and gloom and pain

  • British taxation on America without sufficient representation: *results in Boston Tea Party, revolution, etc.*
  • White reactionary: These acts of property damage and militant resistance are justified and good =) because Britain was clearly tyrannical =) liberty needs to be fought for sweaty =)
  • Eight people control more wealth than half the world's people, climate change threatens to bring catastrophic damage to the planet, and a proto-fascist sexual predator was just made most powerful man in the world: *results in some shattered windows and limo bonfires, calls for revolution, etc.*
  • White reactionary: Um =\ violence is never the answer =/ protest is good and all =\ but this is taking it too far =/ can't you see you're just hurting any credibility you had =\ protests shouldn't interrupt my day =(

Its like, people are theoretically fine with protests, (Lord knows we go on and on about the fucking Boston Tea Party enough, and pay at least some lip service to MLK) until they think that it might actually negatively impact them in some way.

Like.

That’s the point.

Protests aren’t there to be convenient and comforting. 

If you aren’t part of the protest, it’s supposed to make you uncomfortable. It’s supposed to make you upset. It’s supposed to make you notice shit that you otherwise ignore. 

Pop punk problem #47

When you want to see your favorite band live but they broke up 10 years ago.

Pop punk problem #44

When bands tour literally everywhere but near you

The same people who want to villainize protesters and are ok with ramming into them with their cars are the same sort of people who would have been against protests in the 60s, and even if you go back as far as the Boston Tea Party. They would have been against the very catalysts that created this country in the first place and then want to claim that they’re a proud American. I call bullshit on that. The protesters who have fought for our civil liberties over the years, even those who are doing so today are far more American than those people ever will be. They value order and complacency over liberty and justice. 

Pop punk problem #48

When your mom tells you that you eat too much pizza:

“Shut up mom you don’t know me!”

*Grabs pizza box and phone, climbs onto roof, listens to Neck Deep and wonders why you’re still stuck in this damn town*

anonymous asked:

the boston tea party was destroying private property for political reasons, it was a riot. youre just upset bc the comparison is true. The right says protests and riots are un-American as if our amazing country wasn't founded on them.

Do you realize you are comparing this

and this

and claiming they are the same thing and therefore these riots are okay? 

THE COMPARISON IS NOT TRUE!

If you can’t see how very, very different the two are from the pictures above, allow me to explain to you with words why the comparison is wrong and stupid. 

First of all, the Boston Tea Party was not a riot, it was a protest. The definition of riot is not “destroying private property for political reasons”. Below, you will find what riots are defined as.

a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.

Do you see the word violent in there? That’s important to notice. The Boston Tea Party was not violent. In fact, The Sons of Liberty were very careful not to be violent and not to destroy any personal property. 

Besides the destruction of the tea, historical accounts record no damage was done to any of the three ships, the crew or any other items onboard the ships except for one broken padlock. The padlock was the personal property of one of the ships’ captains, and was promptly replaced the next day by the Patriots. Great care was taken by the Sons of Liberty to avoid the destruction of personal property – save for the cargo of British East India Company Tea.

Nothing was stolen or looted from the ships, not even the tea. One participant tried to steal some tea but was reprimanded and stopped. The Sons of Liberty were very careful about how the action was carried out and made sure nothing besides the tea was damaged. After the destruction of the tea, the participants swept the decks of the ships clean and anything that was moved was put back in its proper place. The crews of the ships attested to the fact there had been no damage to any of the ships except for the destruction of their cargoes of tea. 

You can read more about that here.

I’m a strong supporter of the Constitution and I respect everyone’s right to protest and their right to free speech. But let’s take a look at the first amendment and see what it says, shall we?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people PEACEABLY to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The Constitution protects everyone’s right to protest peacefully and I love it when people protest. I love when people exercise their rights and stand up for what they believe, even if I disagree with what they are saying and think it’s stupid. But it makes me proud to see people protest because there are so many countries where people don’t have that right.

I absolutely do not think protests are un-American. 

But people do not have the right to partake in violent riots. You do not have the right to assault people, you do not have the right to burn buildings and cars, you do not have the right to incite people to violence, you do not have the right to loot and vandalize businesses. Those are crimes and anyone who does such disgusting things belongs in jail. 

I will not support people blocking traffic, preventing people from getting where they need to be and causing others to die because an ambulance couldn’t get to the hospital.

What are these people even “protesting”? What is their end goal? What are they trying to achieve? No amount of violence will get Trump out of office. These people are not protesting, they are just running around committing random acts of violence.

I respect the right to peaceful protest, but I do not respect violent riots. They are disgusting and un-American. And if you try to say they are basically the same thing as the Boston Tea Party, that’s extreme ignorance on your part.