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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

“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.

Please read, this is important

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

evangelinesamo5  asked:

About the mare and maven thing; I never liked him, he always seemed too nice. And when he betrayed her all I could think was that mare and cal were like ~destined~ to be together x

LMAO, same here. I was like “I KNEW IT”, but also thinking about the damages that the Scarlet Guard would have to face because of the betrayal and, I won’t deny, thinking of marecal. But above everything else, I was afraid. I hate when the authors romanticize unhealthy relationships. Victoria didn’t disappoint, but I’m still pissed with Mare because of the notes thing (maybe that was the point, but many people romanticized the act, so idk anymore). I wanted to slap her in the face when she kept them. I wouldn’t mind so much if Maven hadn’t branded her before she started keeping the notes. WTF, GIRL? So yes, I pretty much have problems with their ship, but I have points. Many, I dare to say. It should’t be a love triangle anymore. He shouldn’t still be considered a love interest. For me, he wasn’t. But then I met the fandom (…) What he did wasn’t even near to something romantic. Nothing can erase the psychological torture he made her go through. Elara may have played with his mind, but he played with Mare’s. It bothers me how many people are ignoring this. He might be a interesting character, but some of his supporters terrify me, especially those who defend his relationship with Mare. Yes, they’re fictional, but fiction is based on reality and reality in fiction. I lost the count of how many girls I saw saying “I want some one like Maven Calore”, “Mare and Maven are a cute abusive type of relationship” and it goes on. I swear I’ve seen all this and even worse. Making it clear that I don’t blame Victoria for anything I said. In fact, I admire her. I admire her work, her beliefs and almost everything else. She looks a very nice and honest person. Sometimes I think we’re kinda similar, btw (…) I’m sorry for my answer that somehow turned out to be a long and polemic text, but I had to let it go. Oh, and a reminder: I don’t want to offend people, but that’s my harsh and completely honest opinion.

SHOCK EVENT - How to Handle

From Heather Richardson, professor of History at Boston College:
“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.“

“ At times, societies, or sectors of them, are gripped by moral panics. During such times, the behavior of some of the members of a society is thought by others to be so problematic, the evil they do, or are thought to do, is felt to be so wounding to the substance and fabric of the body social that serious steps must be taken to control the behavior, punish the perpetrators, and repair the damage. The threat this evil presumably poses is felt to represent a crisis for that society: something must be done about it, and that something must be done now; if steps are not taken immediately, or soon, we will suffer even graver consequences. The sentiment generated or stirred up by this threat or supposed threat is much like a fever: heightened emotion, fear, dread, anxiety, hostility, and a strong feeling of righteousness. In a moral panic, a group or category engages, or is said to engage in unacceptable, immoral behavior, presumably causes or is responsible for serious harmful consequences, and is therefore seen as a threat to the well-being, basic values, and interests of the society, or sectors of the society. These perpetrators or supposed perpetrators come to be regarded as the enemy – or an enemy – of society, “folk devils” (Cohen, 1972; 2002), deviants, outsiders, the “Other,” legitimate and deserving targets of self-righteous anger, hostility, and punishment.

During a moral panic, then, a substantial number of the members of a given
society harbor and express the feeling that evildoers pose a threat to the society and to the moral order as a consequence of their behavior, and therefore “something should be done” about them and their behavior. A major focus of that “something” typically entails strengthening the social control apparatus of the society – tougher or renewed rules, more intense public hostility and condemnation, more laws, longer sentences, more police, more arrests, and more prison cells. If society has become morally lax, a revival of traditional values may be necessary; if innocent people are victimized by crime, a crackdown on offenders will do the trick; if the young and the morally weak, wavering, and questionable are dabbling (or might dabble) in evil, harmful deeds, they should be made aware of what they are doing and what its consequences are. A major cause of the problem is, some say, society’s feeble and insufficient efforts to control the wrongdoing; a major solution is to restrengthen those efforts.”

-Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda  “The Moral Panic: An Introduction.”

The Hypocrisy of Tumblr. (In a nutshell.)

Tumblr.: Sexuality is not a choice! We need to be tolerant of everyone’s sexualities!

Tumblr.: why would anybody choose to be straight? Straight people are disgusting!

Tumblr.: everyone’s experiences are valid!

Straight person: I’ve been being harassed on here for being straight!

Tumblr.: heterophobia doesn’t exist! Stop trying to be oppressed so much! Nobody does or ever will treat you badly for being straight.

Tumblr.: gender identity is not a choice!

Tumblr.: why would anybody choose to be cisgender? Cisgender people are disgusting!

Tumblr.: we should be tolerant of everybody’s gender identity!

Cis person: *joins Tumblr. *Gets harassed for being cis.

Tumblr.: Cisphobia doesn’t exist. *Sends death threats and harassment to cis people.

Tumblr.: We support all LGBT+ People!

Tumblr.: Aces and aros don’t belong in the LGBT+ community! They are disgusting!

Tumblr.: Acephobia and arophobia don’t exist! Aces and aros aren’t hated!

Tumblr.: *Harasses aces and aros for being ace and/or aro. Asexuality is a kink!

Tumblr.: Asexuality is a mental illness!

Tumblr.: Asexuality isn’t real!

Tumblr.: Aromantism is exclusive to abusive men who only want sex!

Tumblr.: Aromantism isn’t real!

Tumblr.: Both genders are equal and should be treated that way!

Feminist Tumblr.: Women need safe spaces and affirmative action!

Feminist Tumblr: sexism against men doesn’t exist.

Feminist Tumblr.: Men are the inferior sex!

Feminist Tumblr: Lol Men need to die!

Feminist Tumblr.: Men are destroying society!

Feminist Tumblr: Men are walking dildos!

MGTOW/RP Tumblr.: We’re nothing like feminists!

MGTOW/RP Tumblr.: Women are the enemy! They are destroying society!

MGTOW\RP Tumblr: Women are the inferior sex!
MGTOW/RP Tumblr: Women should only be used for sex and babies.

MGTOW/RP Tumblr.: All women are manipulative cunts!


Tumblr.: All races are equal!

Tumblr: PoC need safe spaces and affirmative action!

Tumblr.: PoC can’t be racist!

Tumblr.: White people are inferior and genetically defective!

Tumblr.: All whites need to die!

Atheist+ Tumblr.: Religion is wrong!

Atheist+ Tumblr: Not all Muslims!

Atheist+ Tumblr: All gun owners and Christians, though.

This is a basic summary of all the bullshit that I have seen since I’ve been on this site.

I’m not defending Christianity, I myself am anti religion and secularist. I am agnostic, because I can’t prove whether there is or is not a god. If anyone has proof for either argument, tell me.

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anonymous asked:

no actually, i don't care for any kind of punk at all, I just hate music snobs that think they're better than other people based on the types of music they like and dislike

Well buddy, you’re clearly the fucking white knight of justice then aren’t you? Innocent people being killed in the streets, mass inequality, fascism and bigotry becoming entrenched and normalized, but here you are fighting the real enemy in our society: people who like some media more than other media. You deserve an award, and frankly you deserve a lot more because no amount of congratulations could be proper credit for your dedication to the true cause of justice.