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There is no justifiable reason to celebrate independence day.

To many of you, my words are treason. But to those who exist under the imperial juggernaut that is the united states government, to those who struggle with maintaining a manageable life in a society that exploits them dry to the bone, and to those who experienced first-hand the unforgiving wrath of this state’s domestic and international violence; my treasonous words speak only truth. 

While you run to your nearest window in excitement when you hear an explosion, families in Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen cower and panic from bombs bursting in air over their heads shot from our country.

While you wave your flag to express your patriotic spirit, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Mexicans, Haitians, Dominicans, and other Caribbean, Central, and South american peoples feel resentment and loathing to the forced glorification of the flag responsible for their collective historical and contemporary destabilization and torment. 

While you deify commanders in chieves, either founding fathers or recent presidents, indigenous peoples across the north amerikan continent and its captured territories and its documented and undocumented immigrants see only the blind cult worship of murderous colonial settlers or those responsible for tearing apart families and livelihoods.

What is there to celebrate in a country founded by settler colonialism?
What is there to celebrate in a country built by genocide and slave labor?
What is there to celebrate in a country that favors the rich over the poor?
What is there to celebrate in a country that puts profits before people?
What is there to celebrate in a country responsible for capturing foreign land?
What is there to celebrate in a country that’s responsible for toppling foreign democratic governments for the sake of corporations?
What is there to celebrate in a country that needs constant crisis to survive and is responsible for creating both refugees and terrorists?
What is there to celebrate in a country that still uses slavery as punishment for prisoners?
What is there to celebrate in a country that harassed, murdered, and imprisoned marginalized groups since inception, and does little to actively protect them?
What is there to celebrate in a country whose leaders only care to listen to you when they want your vote, then shut you out whenever you have a problem?

If you truly do care about humanity, about mankind’s troubles: stop supporting the nation responsible for our collective international misery.

There is no justifiable reason to celebrate independence day.

A reminder to smol insecure studyblrs

- You do not need midliners to be a good studyblr
- You do not need expensive pens to be a good studyblr
- You do not need a kanken rucksack to be a good studyblr
- You do not need perfect lighting to be a good studyblr
- You do not need a mac or iPhone to be a good studyblr
- You do not need Japanese stationery to be a good studyblr
- You do not need to be at university to be a good studyblr
- You do not need plants and flowers to be a good studyblr
- You do not need to follow aesthetics to be a good studyblr
- You do not need to study red brick subjects to be a good studyblr
- You do not need to be neurotypical to be a good studyblr

As long as you are studying SOMETHING and want to create your own content in ANY WAY YOU LIKE and are promoting good study habits and general positive vibes, you are a good studyblr. In fact, you are great. Keep up the good work!!

Daily reminder that the United States is prosperous and existing as it is today only because of the exploitation, destruction, and theft of resources, governments, and people from Central American, Carribbean American, South American, Indigenous North American, African, Southwest, Southeast, and Eastern Asian countries, nations, confederations, and tribes all throughout North American history to today.

America only became great from the destruction, enslavement, and manipulation of others.

And no matter who’s in charge of the nation, this trend will always continue.

the cnn hate on reddit is so high right now i could probably photoshop the cnn headline to “full communism approaches the united states” and r/the_donald would shit themselves

Pride flags

Symbols are important. Symbols and flags give our community something to unite and rally behind. An identity we can share and be proud of.

But it’s important we remember the people behind those symbols. The designers who helped bring up together and often don’t see a dime out of their design, even as it’s used commercially around the world.

Gilbert Baker (who sadly passed away recently) designed the iconic rainbow flag.

The bi flag was designed by Michael Page

Monica Helms designed the trans flag

If you know and want to share more about the designers of more flags, please do so.

asexual ppl: we’re going to refer to non-asexual people as “allosexual” just so we have some easy words to use in discussions :)

a significant portion of this website: literally how fucking dare you