TrumpCare: has been rushed, will cause premiums and deductibles to go up, will reduce Medicaid, give massive tax breaks to corporations, and cause millions of people to lose health coverage
Republicans: it doesn’t have “Obama” in it so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
wow! you won’t believe how AMAZING smirnoff is for having gay couples on the front of their vodka! i love when corporations advertise that marginalized people with high rates of addiction, depression, and substance abuse should drink more with THEIR brand specifically! 😑😐
did you see that clapback Denny's did on tumblr today?
other online millennial:
yes, but corporate social media accounts are simply illusions that corporations are people when the reality is that they are still greedy capitalists who do not care about the safety of the common people. denny's, in particular, has been faced with multiple discrimination controversies.
both online millennial, in unison:
today we will not eat at Denny
When I read “Satan as the good guy” texts I of course came across the two main satanic groups Church of Satan and The Satanic Temple.
Neither group actually believes in Satan (or God for that matter) but they both use him as a symbol of defiance.
Church of Satan is of the “Do what you will, there are no rules, but try not to be a dick” mindset, while The Satanic Temple is more of the “Try to make the world a better place, respect other’s freedom, fight back against oppressors” mindset. Both also have a great respect for science.
Church of Satan is responsible for the Satanic Bible and has rituals and black masses as symbolic gestures, while The Satanic Temple mostly just have “rituals” for fun, like their pink mass where gay people kissed over the gravestones of noted homophobic people. The Satanic Temple’s main thing is fighting for women’s right to abortion, protecting children form corporal punishment, gay people’s right to marry and religious freedom.
They are not entirely Tumblr friendly though because they believe that you can say whatever you want, even if it’s deeply offensive, as long as you don’t harm people. So you can say women should have no rights, but if you try to take their rights away there will be trouble.
And if you’re wondering where all the goths went, look no further than the Satanic groups.
Remember when the Tory government voted down legislation in 2016 that would require landlords to make their rental properties fit for human habitation. The corporate media and people like the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg laughed at Jeremy Corbyn for thinking that this legislation should be newsworthy.
me: corporations have never, do not currently, and never will care about the rights of lgbt people. corporations promote social trends of acceptance that will fatten their bank account and promote their image.
me, when i see gay couples in a commercial: :o 💕💕💕
transcript of the speech i gave at Vassar’s black baccalaureate service
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, and the Vassar class of 2017.
Just saying that aloud made me feel old. Class of 2017? Most of y'all were born after dark-skinned Aunt Viv left the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. That’s wild.
I want to first thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special moment in your lives. I am honored, privileged, and a bit in disbelief that you asked me of all people to give this address. I try not to have feelings, and I’m going to do my best not to cry today, but no promises.
I’m here to stand in the gap between you and your parents and guardians and any other elders in your lives that you stopped listening to because you thought they were wack and out of touch. I remember being in your shoes not TOO long ago, and it is my fervent prayer that something that I say here today will help you avoid some of the mess I went through.
To be honest I’m a little nervous, but I figured there was no way could this be worse than when Betsy DeVos went down to Bethune-Cookman, so let’s get started.
As you transition to life after Vassar the changes will be both inevitable and swift, so I’d like to begin by giving you some well-intentioned advice and warning you about the continued process of becoming an adult.
I’m so excited to finally get to share this AU with you guys!!
This au all happens in a world where the governtment is super corrupted. Everything is controlled by the most powerful corporations and the richest of people. Got money, then you have the power.
Technology is rather advanced and nearly all info is stored as data. However, it’s nearly impossible for rebels to hack into the systems and gather information and proof to fight the system. That’s why there is runners. Runners use parkour to get all over the city, fast and unnoticed, and break into corporations to personally get to the data and information that can help the rebellion.
my gay conspiracy theory: the rise of all these “unicorn” themed products is because corporations know people love rainbows but companies are secretly terrified of the rainbow = gay connotation and by rebranding what is v much a gay+sparkly rainbow product with “unicorn” or “magical” they lure in The Straights and the Gays
the people commenting on pepsi jokes/crytyping pepsi jokes/etc saying shit like “a person apologized for something and you degrade them like this!! whats wrong with you” im glad were calling corrupt and evil multimillionaire corporations people now here on tumblr dot com
When a government places corporations above people. People get sick and their lives get shattered corporations walk away unscathed. These are the same companies about to drill rivers that feed into NYC’s drinking water sources.
‘Developing’ countries are still 'developing’ because they are exploited by multinational corporations from rich 'developed’ countries.
Globalized capitalism paints a gruesome picture of the appalling, deadly practices these corporations engage in to use cheap labor and suppress any opposition through force.
The outsourcing of jobs from developed countries occurred when workers won their rights: protection from unsafe working conditions and products, a guaranteed wage, abolition of child labor, et cetera.
The fact that multinational corporations outsourced jobs to vulnerable developing countries where they can neglect basic human rights proves that capitalism is built on the backs of the poor, who suffer and starve despite resources being abundant.
Neoliberalism has identified exploited countries as 'developing’ to shift the blame and promote a disastrous agenda.
Arguments defending this exploitation usually are along the lines of “well, you can’t expect corporations to protect these people, it’s always the government who is at fault”. Those arguments prove that neoliberals have succeeded in their agenda.
Globalization, under capitalism, has not created a world government, but rather a connection between the ruling class worldwide, allowing for legal agreements that promote their interests above all.
Capitalism kills millions, regularly. Globalization has not only made that easier, it has legalized and normalized it.
A/N: it’s been forever since I updated this and I’ve been meaning to for so long. I just recently reblogged part 1 and it’s also linked down below so read it there! Hope y’all like this. Request for part 3~
Perhaps this was how your life was meant to be, and maybe it wasn’t as bad as you thought. You parents no longer monitored everything you did and nagged you like before. You practically had the entire house to yourself because you rarely saw your husband in the first place. You got quite far in your career because work became your one and only priority. Therefore, you were quite respected in the corporate world. People knew you were not one to be messed with. Who would have thought you were nothing but helpless in your marriage though?
However, you longed for more.You wanted someone to come home to. You wanted a little you running around the big house to fill the empty space. And more importantly, you wanted the love of a husband. You wanted a family. Was that so wrong?
You found it hard to believe that your parents believed that you were in a happy marriage. They were always meddling in your business, but they didn’t realize that you and Jimin weren’t leading the life you said you were. But as long as they were happy, you could stay in the marriage.
Jimin felt the same too. He owed a lot to his parents. Especially since they weren’t related to him by blood anyways. Jimin’s biological parents passed away when he was just four years old. He was fortunate enough to get adopted into a wonderful family a few months later, not to mention a rather rich family. As he grew up, he was groomed to become the heir to the Park family, but he was also showered with love from his parents. So when the marriage came up, he could do nothing but say yes.
It’s not like he was in love with anyone else to really oppose the marriage in the first place. In fact, he was known to be quite the player. So when he found out he was getting married, he was angry, to say the least. But he would do anything to keep his parents happy, even if it meant he was in a miserable marriage.
You run your fingertips along the tender parts of your neck. A knot had formed under your skin weeks ago. You really needed to get that checked out, but you also really needed to meet your deadline. At this point your work was more important than your health. There was a lot riding on this project, a possible entire rebranding of one of the most powerful companies in the world. And you were the one responsible.
There were times when you were in the middle of a long stretch of work when the night on his desk would flash through your mind. You would think about the wood pressed against your back in the middle of analyzing sales figures for the past 10 years. You could feel his breath on your throat in the middle of sending one of board members a strongly worded e-mail.
You hated how every touch was imprinted in the back of your brain. The asshole in Armani was in your head every time you closed your eyes. Your body started to tingle every time you passed by his office, knowing that maple desk was on the other side of it’s walls.
You hated it.
You hadn’t seen him since that night. He was conveniently shipped out overseas to check on some of the international branches of the corporation he inherited. You were glad, for the most part. It gave you time to detach yourself from that night and bury yourself in your work. Hoping that by the time he came back to the office you wouldn’t want to shove him against a wall and repeat the night on the desk.
In a capitalist economy, all resources are private property and everyone is competing against each other for ownership of them. Most resources
end up under the control of a few people or entities (read: corporations). Those people or entities decide how everyone else will work, since most can’t live without earning money from them.
They even get to determine the physical and psychological landscape of society, since they own the land you live off of and the media you consume.
The truth is, they aren’t really in control either. If they let their guard down and stop working to keep control, they will quickly find themselves at the bottom of the pyramid with everyone else. That means nobody truly has freedom under a capitalist system: everyone is equally at the mercy of the laws of competition.
What is happening at Standing Rock is legally and symbolically significant. Who ultimately succeeds will show us exactly how much power *all citizens of this country* have to protect ourselves from corporate exploitation. If people cannot protect even the water we drink, what does that tell us? If we can say “Don’t do that; we need this water to live, so don’t risk polluting it” and have that blatantly and violently ignored, what power do we really have?
We *need* the water protectors at Standing Rock to succeed, if only to show that we, as citizens of this nation, still can.
What happens at Standing Rock is profoundly significant to all our futures. We cannot afford to ignore this.