cw: violence

At the movies, we are gradually being conditioned to accept violence as a sensual pleasure. The directors used to say they were showing us its real face and how ugly it was in order to sensitize us to its horrors. You don’t have to be very keen to see that they are now in fact de- sensitizing us. They are saying that everyone is brutal, and the heroes must be as brutal as the villains or they turn into fools. There seems to be an assumption that if you’re offended by movie brutality, you are somehow playing into the hands of the people who want censorship. But this would deny those of us who don’t believe in censorship the use of the only counterbalance: the freedom of the press to say that there’s anything conceivably damaging in these films – the freedom to analyze their implications. If we don’t use this critical freedom, we are implicitly saying that no brutality is too much for us – that only squares and people who believe in censorship are concerned with brutality. Actually, those who believe in censorship are primarily concerned with sex, and they generally worry about violence only when it’s eroticized. This means that practically no one raises the issue of the possible cumulative effects of movie brutality. Yet surely, when night after night atrocities are served up to us as entertainment, it’s worth some anxiety. We become clockwork oranges if we accept all this pop culture without asking what’s in it.
—  Taken from “Stanley Strangelove” (1972) by Pauline Kael.
I've come across an extremely disturbing series of videos on YouTube that have led me to believe someone is going around kidnapping/ mutilating children and posting the results. Please read immediately.

About a month ago, I found myself searching through youtube for some reviews and demonstrations of a dashboard camera I was thinking of getting. While what I found was quite helpful, many of the results were a bit repetitive and didn’t introduce a ton of new information, aside from individual opinions of what worked well and what didn’t.

One recently uploaded video, however, did stand out a bit from the rest that was simply called: 2dash cam. A description hadn’t been filled out and the uploader’s account was a random assortment of numbers, but I decided I had nothing to lose by giving it a look. The general scene was of a young child sitting behind a rectangular table with nothing behind him except a door.

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A moving new film tells of the sexual violence and fear that girls in many countries face just for going to school.

Six girls in six countries - who were all born in 2000 - appear in the video made by the charity Plan International as part of its “Millennium Children” series.

They reveal that they are approached or sexually taunted by boys and men as they walk to school. They face being molested or raped when they leave their classroom to go to the toilet. And some teachers even offer good grades to girls in return for sex.

(via Video: girls say no to sexual violence at schools | A World At School)

My dog just caught a bird in our fence and ripped it’s wing off and it’s leg was broken in half and I could see the bone and we had to kill it with a shovel to put it out of its misery and I’m kind of not okay right now

We’ve become a very hater society. No matter if you are black, white, muslim, jew, christian, latino, gay, trans, etc… As a whole, we tend to generalize everything; for example, the idea of all white people being racist, or white people being stupid, or all christians (mostly catholics) being the most intolerant and homophobic for not accepting gay marriage; and the list goes on, the same goes to all Muslims being violent, or all jews being greedy… We’ve somehow being taught, not only by our school system, but with also something as simple as a bad-told news, a ONCE bad-told news. That bad-told news gets repeated so many times in so many ways that we take it as an absolute truth and we have such a hard time accepting what a shitty society we have become. Even more, and in my opinion, the most important, we have SUCH A HARD TIME understanding that not all white and black people are racist, not all christians are homophobic, not all muslims are killers, not all latinos are drug dealers, etc… The worst part is how we are dealing with it.  Our society has a little bit of everything: awful things and beautiful things, of course, there are loads of crap going on these days. I just can hope and pray each day for us, as a whole society, to see the bigger picture soon.

ohhh my god oh my god

if you ever leave a writer an anon saying you would like their writing better if they wrote about something else, taking care to name your shitty ship, i will reach through the computer screen and RIP EVERY GROCERY BAG YOU HAVE OR SHALL EVER HAVE. I WILL STRATEGICALLY PLACE LEGOS SO YOU STEP ON THEM

AND JESUS FUCKIN CHRIST “NO ONE LIKES FEMSLASH” GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE SO I CAN BEAT YOU WITH IT

I struggle to be supportive when someone is chasing goals that I find stupid.

Classic example is young male aggression:

That dude dissed me, and I must respond to his challenge or lose face.
Hearing my response he is obliged to escalate into violence.
I call upon my friends to assist me.
He has more friends in the vicinity than I do.
I receive a beating, and escape battered and bloodied.
My friends stand by me as I swear vengeance.

…and cut. The young man doesn’t seem to actually enjoy this chain of events, and yet cannot fathom the possibility of choosing not to repeat them.

It’s all so very understandable, and yet so deeply stupid it makes me want to bellow at the sky.

On Thursday, the Department of Justice released a scathing investigation of the Cleveland Police Department that found that officers there have engaged in a pattern of excessive and deadly force against residents — using guns, tasers, chemical spray and fists — in violation of their rights.

Investigators uncovered officers firing their guns at people who posed them no threat, using lethal force out of proportion to the resistance they met, and escalating incidents that might have been disarmed instead. The department, meanwhile, systemically failed to hold officers accountable, or even to document many of these incidents. The report is particularly stinging given that it comes a decade after the DOJ’s last investigation of the Cleveland PD, when it uncovered charges “starkly similar to the findings” today.

The document is a painful, often shocking read. But it’s also a good primer for anyone unconvinced of the need for police reform
BREAKING: Security Footage of the ‘Down With Cis’ Bus Found

Spread this around and maybe we can track down the sick fucks who are driving around and beating up random strangers in the name of Social “Justice”. Stay safe if you see this bus following you and don’t hesitate to contact the local/federal authorities.

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Intense photos show the violent anti-government protests rocking Burundi 

Violent protests have broken out in the small, landlocked country of Burundi since President Pierre Nkurunziza’s April 25 announcement he will seek a third term, after a constitutional court ruled, irrespective of existing term limits, he was legally able to run for reelection.

Almost daily riots in the capital, Bujumbura, have killed 17 people thus far, the Guardian reports. A youth member of the ruling party was burnt alive on Thursday, becoming yet another victim in the country’s descent into chaos. 

(Warning: The rest of the images are graphic.)