enemies of society

Vegans are annoying when they act super pretitious and guilt trip people with animal abuse stories because they completely ignore the fact that not everyone can go vegan

Like my dude, people have health issues, whether mental or physical, that makes them unable to live on just plants

There are the cases of poverty, a lack of a living pay wage, and food prices that prevents people from going vegan.

If you’re living in poverty making $7.25 an hour, you’re not going to be thinking about the studies about animal abuse in slaughterhouses but rather which food is cheapest and will fill you up for a week if not longer.

Stop acting like people have access to cheap fruits, vegetables, and plant based products.

Instead of trying to guilt trip people into becoming vegan, how about you shut the fuck up and educate yourself on why some people can’t

Electric Heart, Ch. 1

In which Petunia has a Quirk and Lily doesn’t, and that is really the start of everything.

Petunia Evans manifested her Quirk at the tender age of three. It  wasn’t anything fancy, all she did was get the mess she’d made eating off of her bib, and her parents registered it as a ‘Cleaning Quirk’. That wasn’t quite what it was, but she didn’t question it until later. Neither did her parents, as they were busy preparing for the birth of Petunia’s little sister.

Little Lily Evans was a lovely child, and Petunia loved her fiercely. They’d play together, would read hero magazines with riveted attention and obsess over news reports.

“Just wait until I get my Quirk!” Lily would chirp. “I’ll be the strongest hero! My name’s gonna be Tiger Lily!”

“We’ll be heroes together,” Petunia would vow.

“But your Quirk is Cleaning,” the younger Evans would then frown.

“I’ll find a way.” Petunia was young and stubborn in those innocent times. The only thing that would change about that in coming years was her age.

“It’s a promise!” Lily would cheer.

But Lily Evans never manifested a Quirk, and while she still aspired to be a hero, her heart didn’t seem to be in it anymore. But Petunia never forgot that promise, and in her idealistic child’s mind, she never considered the possibility that Lily might.

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I feel like society is astrology’s worst enemy, but weirdly, its provider. Society is a platform for astrology to present itself, but astrology will always be misunderstood due to the generalizing standards made to keep society together. While astrology is misunderstood, it is kept alive by society. Not only does it provide a platform, but it also provides a place to study. Many astrologers make their observations from observing the society they live in after all. The continuous observations keep astrology alive.

It really explains the relationship between Aquarius and Saturn, since astrology is usually represented by Aquarius. Saturn, representing society, gives a place for Aquarius to express its quirks. While Aquarius is frequently recognized and is known to be popular, they are also very much misunderstood. Aquarius bases their quirks by looking at societal norms provided by Saturn, and then goes against it.

“Shock events“

A thought via Ken Fletcher courtesy of Heather Richardson, professor of History at Boston College: please read and consider.

I don’t like to talk about politics on Facebook– political history is my job, after all, and you are my friends– but there is an important non-partisan point to make today.

What Bannon is doing, most dramatically with last night’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries– is creating what is known as a “shock event.”

Such an event is unexpected and confusing and throws a society into chaos. People scramble to react to the event, usually along some fault line that those responsible for the event can widen by claiming that they alone know how to restore order.

When opponents speak out, the authors of the shock event call them enemies. As society reels and tempers run high, those responsible for the shock event perform a sleight of hand to achieve their real goal, a goal they know to be hugely unpopular, but from which everyone has been distracted as they fight over the initial event. There is no longer concerted opposition to the real goal; opposition divides along the partisan lines established by the shock event.

Last night’s Executive Order has all the hallmarks of a shock event. It was not reviewed by any governmental agencies or lawyers before it was released, and counterterrorism experts insist they did not ask for it. People charged with enforcing it got no instructions about how to do so. Courts immediately have declared parts of it unconstitutional, but border police in some airports are refusing to stop enforcing it.

Predictably, chaos has followed and tempers are hot.
My point today is this: unless you are the person setting it up, it is in no one’s interest to play the shock event game. It is designed explicitly to divide people who might otherwise come together so they cannot stand against something its authors think they won’t like.

I don’t know what Bannon is up to– although I have some guesses– but because I know Bannon’s ideas well, I am positive that there is not a single person whom I consider a friend on either side of the aisle– and my friends range pretty widely– who will benefit from whatever it is.

If the shock event strategy works, though, many of you will blame each other, rather than Bannon, for the fallout. And the country will have been tricked into accepting their real goal.

But because shock events destabilize a society, they can also be used positively. We do not have to respond along old fault lines. We could just as easily reorganize into a different pattern that threatens the people who sparked the event.

A successful shock event depends on speed and chaos because it requires knee-jerk reactions so that people divide along established lines. This, for example, is how Confederate leaders railroaded the initial southern states out of the Union.

If people realize they are being played, though, they can reach across old lines and reorganize to challenge the leaders who are pulling the strings. This was Lincoln’s strategy when he joined together Whigs, Democrats, Free-Soilers, anti-Nebraska voters, and nativists into the new Republican Party to stand against the Slave Power.

Five years before, such a coalition would have been unimaginable. Members of those groups agreed on very little other than that they wanted all Americans to have equal economic opportunity. Once they began to work together to promote a fair economic system, though, they found much common ground. They ended up rededicating the nation to a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

Confederate leaders and Lincoln both knew about the political potential of a shock event. As we are in the midst of one, it seems worth noting that Lincoln seemed to have the better idea about how to use it.

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Okay guys. We need to have a serious chat. I’ve been noticing lately that a lot of people on here, and also that I encounter irl are struggling with their self image, and it breaks my heart. It honestly does. There is so much negativity in the world, and people are finding enemies in THEMSELVES. Society has fucked up the way people see themselves, and it’s taken away our biggest (and sometimes only) allies: ourselves. There is a lot of good in this world, but there is also a shitload of bad, and sometimes you are the only person you have- how are we supposed to take on the world when we aren’t only battling the world, but ourselves as well? I went through years of depression, an eating disorder, anxiety, and a constant hatred for myself, but I got past it, and I KNOW you guys can, too. You’re so amazing, all of you, and it makes me so sad to know that you can’t see it. Whether I know you or not, even if we’ve never even talked before, if you ever need help, or someone to talk to, or a friend, PLEASE message me. Life is precious, and every person on this earth matters. We’re all here for a reason, even if we don’t know what that reason is yet. We’re here because we are meant to be here, and we are meant to look like we look, and be who we are. It may be hard to see right now, but YOU ARE IMPORTANT. YOU MATTER. No one is perfect, but we are all unique and amazing in our own ways, imperfections and all. PLEASE don’t be so hard on yourselves. I’m here for anyone who needs help working on loving themselves.

Originally posted by mellowwere

One of the unfortunate things about Huxley is that people only read Brave New World if they read him at all. As a result there are a lot of mediocre interpretations of the book - either:

A) stuffy British prude hates fun things like sex and drugs and technology (this is the claim that Adorno levels at him, which Island quite clearly refutes)
B) shallow critique of totalitarianism like 1984 [though Huxley’s work is much deeper, tbh], which will either get the book praise from liberals and the right, or condemned by the left as equivocating between Nazism and Stalinism - despite the critiques of industrial capitalism that are quite glaring throughout and even more pressing today in a lot of ways

But if you read BNW paired with Island you realize Huxley is clearly writing as an anti-capitalist with ancom inclinations, whose perennialism and humanism underpin his opposition to the shallowness and alienating character of capitalism as well as “totalitarian” systems. When you compare his ideal/utopian society to his dystopian society you find tiny modification of the variables that make a world of difference, and the ultimate enemy of the ideal society is a branch of Empire and Capital

TL;DR: Huxley deserves better

Rambo Remx


“I just signed a deal so big that it’s a secret
Victoria’s Secret Angels dancing round me for a reason
Spread your wings for me like I’m Freddie Mercury
But baby, you should call me king, you know that it’s my season”

My team making moves on the low; I’m on top of the world right now, surrounded by some of the most beautiful women on the planet who wanna show off for me because they know I’m a big deal. But this my time, when they know I’m in my prime, so I cant be anything less but the best right now/

“I’m out to re-up, made another killing in Reno
I couldn’t leave her until I paid a visit to P.O”

I came up on a tasty lick over seas and even fucked a few goddess’ there, but I couldn’t leave without taking care of business first

“Too much tequila, I had too much tequila
They cuffed me like I was single, fuck it I’m back to Henny”

But of course, I got the best of myself, and lost control. I never drink clear liquor, I’ll stick to brown.

“Thank the lord, didn’t kill me in the elevator
Wasn’t my time, saved my soul, save it for later
Cheat death that day, never played fair
Roll stress all day, blow it in the air”

And because of my foolish actions, I was arrested, but knowing this world, if I wasn’t who I was, I would’ve dies that night. I was spared and lived to see the sun the next day, but I ‘ll tell you, that shit really fucked me up.

“Had to kill the pop game so they know what’s up
Now I’m popping back swift, had to shake it off”

I had come into a new game and win over all these other lames thinking they know who I am and what I can really do. I shut all these lames up real quick and flexed one time for the haters.

“Sobriety is an enemy, I’m sorry momma
Society now accepting me, pray for the young ones”

I gotta keep the flow going, so I gotta stay in my zone, and I know you don’t always like it but it’s what I have to do. Now they love me, and it’s because of the poison. I can’t let that go now.

“I’m from the Scar town, city no love
From the town where a nigga never ever blow up
Now they love me cause I shine, shawty”

People from our city don’t make it out, but I did. I’m not gonna let this life go, I can’t. I refuse. It’s tough and it’s painful but I love it and they love me. They see me blowing up, and they want to be a part of that. I’ve never had that before.

“If you ain’t fucking, then it’s time, shawty
I see the truth inside your eyes, shawty
If you don’t love me then you lied to me
If you don’t love me then you lied to me”

So lay up one time and do what I say. I’m giving you what you wanna hear, now give me what I want to feel. Don’t sit there and lie to me and tell me you don’t love it, don’t want it, don’t need it. I can see it all over your face; you’re addicted to me.

“Swallow all your pride for me
Or you can swallow all the time for me
Now you can tell me how that taste, girl”

Swallow your pride, get over yourself, then swallow my load and tell me that you want some more.

“Gene Simmons tongue but I ain’t down for the kissing”

My tongue game on 12 but I ain’t sticking it down your throat.

“My nigga got a scope, and I ain’t talking bout the rinsing
My nigga’s hitting notes and I ain’t talkin bout the singin”

M niggas are killers and hitters. I ain’t gotta worry about shit.

“I’m breaking billboard in my city, got me thinking
I’m a motherfucking villain in my town
Heath Ledger, bout to O.D”

I’m doing incredible shit; no one from my city has ever made it this far; that means I’m unrecognizable. They know me as a bad guy because of all the shit I do but I embrace it because they didn’t care when I was tryna do good. Now I’m stacked up on all these drugs, these drinks, these bitches, and everything they see is a nightmare.

“Married to the game, I ain’t never getting cold feet
Killing all these lames, lot of motherfuckers owe me
I just stay quiet, I just let the money climb high”

I know I’m committed to this; I’ll never stray or run away, this is my baby. And I see a lot of hating ass niggas tryna come at my neck and put me down, but you know, I keep to myself. Cause at the end of the day the only thing talking is the money, and I have sky scrapers…