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anonymous asked:

how do i convince my brother that communism isnt a bad thing? he's going with the argument that "it never works and it never will work bc human nature" and... i personally am not Super Educated on communist ideology but i know it isnt bad ? like.. what do i do ur my #1 go-to commie

alright i have a lot to say so ill just give u a bunch of the arguments i use/have seen when im talking about leftism

1. capitalism has only existed for a few hundred years. in the grand scheme of human history thats pretty much nothing and theres nothing to suggest that capitalism is the natural state of things since it hasnt been for a large portion of the time people have been around. like for a while we had monarchy (and before that we had other types of societies), which changed to capitalism so it makes sense that there could be something after capitalism like socialism and then communism

2. human nature isnt a fixed thing and is affected by the society people are living in- like during feudalism do you think people said “this is human nature feudalism is natural and capitalism will never work”

3. one of the reasons it “never works” is because capitalist countries, primarily the US have done everything they can to sabotage revolutions and socialist countries when they first start- a really good example of this is what the CIA has been doing for years to start and fund coups in countries where socialist presidents or socialist movements were happening. capitalist countries have also gone to war against, stop trading with, etc, countries that just had socialist revolutions which of course weakened the countries and makes it more difficult for communism to “work”

specific examples: 

  • the CIAs funding/support of pinochet in chile who through a military coup overthrew the democratically elected socialist leaning president allende. pinochet became a dictator and went on to murder thousands of people in chile because the CIA didnt want communism and did everything they could to stop it- destroying what could potentially have been a successful transformation to socialism
  • illegal US funding of the contras, a right wing group in nicaragua who were fighting the sandinistas, a far left group- again because reagan didnt want communism

4. capitalism doesnt really “work” we constantly have crises in some way or another, thousands of people are homeless and starving, even more people have jobs and are still starving, wealth inequality is rising and 8 people in the whole world own together the same amount as wealth as the bottom 50% of the entire worlds population together. capitalism is hardly succeeding and maybe if it was people wouldnt be dying of preventable disease bc of lack of money and resources, people wouldnt be starving, people wouldnt be working multiple jobs and still not having enough money, people would be able to afford college and healthcare- all while we have the resources to provide for people edit: so like, these are just a few arguments in regards to someone saying communism doesnt work. if u want ur brother to get that communism isnt bad id say first convince him that capitalism isnt good and theres like overwhelming evidence for this, and also the thing a lot of people just seriously dont have an accurate definition of what communism and socialism actually are and think it has something to do with the govt doing stuff so like also give him a decent definition and make a distinction between communism and stalinism and shit you kno

Seems Fair

Every other dude in Outlast 2: *has a flashlight, wants to murder you*

Protagonist: *has a camera with night vision, determination, can’t ever really see shit, everything wants to kill him, sees flashlights everywhere, still chooses to stick with his good old pal Carl The Camera*

Outlast 2, everybody! :P

Autumn: von Amselmai VII

Sebastian is still running his apple-orchards. The plan is to reach level 5 with both businesses, then re-selling them to the community and earn a bunch of money with each lot.

Probably not allowed in the MCC, but a gentry-family needs to eat be rich.

The first apple harvest stocks the fridge until the market properly set up.

And while selling Majbritt and Sebastian became friends.
(Sorry Majbritt, the position of the housekeeper is taken already.)

anonymous asked:

i cant believe how wild 1d is really like if u told my 12 year old self 6 years ago that we'd have a fake baby, a hellish yacht, a hiatus and 50 billion other ridiculous stunts along with 2 rainbow stuffed bondage bears that would communicate with us for 2 years i would've swerved the hell away

can u believe i came here in 2012 because i thought zayn had the voice of an angel and the biggest drama at the time was the calder triplets theory

I did a little reading to get some perspective on that spiritual retreat group.  Motherpeace seemed most accurate for a reading on a women’s community.  And I pulled 2 cards for each question of the group itself, since it’s not a simplistic situation and different aspects of the group seem in conflict.

The group: 8 of Swords, 6 of Discs.  This might be me self-pitying myself, but it looks to me like the two people in the 6 of Discs, enjoying comfort and vulnerability and intimacy, are the two birds watching me chip away at the walls in the 8 of Swords.  I look at this and I wonder if there’s any point in tearing down the walls that provide them that comfort.

The group’s role in my life: 10 of Swords, Priestess of Discs.  The same suits!!  Looks like I’ve tired of tearing down the wall and now I’m just uprooting the entire community.  But the peace I’m looking for is all around me outside of that situation - true, the rest of my life right now is pretty awesome.  The Priestess is surrounded by beauty but she’s still dreaming of connection someplace else.  Looking at this, even if I do shake up the entire group it probably won’t provide the connection that I’m looking for.

What can I do: The Crone.  Yeah, I am at a crossroads, thanks for the tip!  But the Crone is keeping an eye out for wisdom, she’s come a long way and now she’s listening for direction.  I doubt that I’m going to get direction from this group, but as the rest of the semester winds down and summer break approaches, I’ll pay attention for guidance.
be my friend be my love - Chapter 2 - ratherbefree - Community (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 2/?
Fandom: Community (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Abed Nadir, Troy Barnes
Additional Tags: communityaw2017

Fics written for Community Appreciation Week 2017. More details to be added.

Day 2: settling in, gen fic, Annie-centric


The results are in! Here is a compilation of the data from the survey I ran on Adfly and donations!

If you would like to read the open ended opinion responses, please see the PDF here! Names and urls have been edited out for privacy. I am not responsible for any responses found it the PDF, please do not contact me about anything in the PDF.

Again, this survey is not an official survey. It is based purely on respondents’ answers.

Thank you @magnolianfarewell, @mamalovesnuts, and @applezingsims for help with proofing the infographic!

Here’s another short and sweet tarot spread! Black candles are known for their ability to banish negative energy. This spread is designed to help give you an idea about where the negativity in your life is coming from, how to rid yourself of it, and how to heal. I really hope this helps you guys and I’d love to see people using it so feel free to tag me if you do! :)

The Black Candle Negativity Spread

1. The Source: Who or what is causing the problem? What’s bothering you? Where is the bad energy coming from?

2. The Candle: How to banish that energy. You could interpret this as a weakness the source has (especially if it happens to be human) or something you need to call upon in yourself to help you. It really depends on the preference of the reader!

3. The Flame: When the negative influence is gone, what sort of energy should you surround yourself with? What will help you heal right now?

Can we please talk about how surprised Mon-El seemed that just being there and holding Kara was enough?

I felt like when he was talking with Winn and he said “what’s left for me?” what he meant was “what’s left for me to do for her?” as in she’s Supergirl - what could she need from him? I think he was kind of afraid to ask and have her realize that she didn’t actually need him for anything.

I think he realized in their last scene that being there, supporting her in the simplest ways, was enough for her and it kinda blew him away. I think he was struggling to see what he could give to someone so incredible and strong and I think those little expressions - the smiles and the soft looks on his face - were showing us that he understands that yes she’s amazing beyond words but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want someone to be there for her at the end of a terrible day. 

He asked what she needed from him and he probably wasn’t prepared to hear that just being there was enough. From what we know about his past there probably hasn’t been a time in his life when just being Mon-El was enough for someone. Especially someone he cared about and that he wanted to comfort and support. He is so new to all of this and I can’t imagine what it meant to him for her to tell him that all she wanted from him… was him.


I know I’ve posted pictures of this lot a million times, but I really love it and I don’t know what in the world possessed me to banish it to a university subhood. I’m going to update the landscaping a bit and then I’m 100% moving it to the main hood.