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In just a few days in México there will be a movie coming out that is against homoparental adoption. It’s an horrible movie that reproduces stereotypical homophobic behaviors, throws shade to the homosexual community making us look like we have an agenda trying to convert little kids into homosexuals. It’s just so wrong, biased, and closed minded. Just in a nutshell, I would love your help about throwing some light in this case so the world knows about this, so we can let them know that we are not confused and ignorant individuals, we each have our personalities and our goals. We are not just a stereotypical look.

the way people talk about halsey on this website is disgusting. you don’t have to like her music or her, but some of the things i read on here are vile. wanting her to die, making fun of her voice, dragging her because of something she said when she was fourteen (?????????)

you guys go on and on about wanting a powerful female artist who doesn’t take shit from anyone, and when you find one you beat her down because she’s not completely unproblematic like your sunshine flower daddy male fave™. y’all are fake and gross.

Her eyes are colored sad and her smiles painted on…
Yet the closest people to her, are the ones who can’t tell what’s wrong?
It’s a classic cliché - a discovery I’ve made. About a lonely girl, where everyone sees her but they don’t take the time to read her.

What a mistake of them to waste a novel like that.
—  Nicole Torres

You know what I’m tired of seeing? Videos and pictures of people saying “white girls do it better” or “white girls are evolving” when really, white, black, Latina, Asian, whatever, we all are beautiful, and we all have beautiful bodies regardless of race. White women have great bodies, Latina women have great bodies, black women have beautiful bodies, Asian women have beautiful bodies. STOP TEACHING WOMEN THAT OUR BODIES AREN’T AS MUCH APPRECIATED AS HER PEERS SOULY BASED UPPON RACE.

STOP TELLING ME THAT MY BODY ISN’T BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE IM NOT A WHITE WOMAN.
Let’s end the pity party (re-written)

For the past year, Tumblr have been on a drastic decline, and I think I know why.

Many people are waking up to the inequalities of the world, thanks to the free flow of information provided by the internet. After getting tired of watching online porn, the next collective internet mission is to combat these issues. This fight seems to be especially important to Tumblr users, despite the fact that they’re mostly speaking to people from their own generation (most Tumblr users are Generation Y & Z - born after 1980) aka. people who mostly agree with each other on these issues.

This dynamic have in part turned Tumblr into an echo chamber of angry viral posts about how terrible everything is, as if the news and everywhere else on the internet doesn’t provide enough depressing material..

There’s currently an army of people who spend their time and energy slinging mud around, believing that it will solve anything, rather than trying to affect structural changes, or truly acting in opposition to the status quo they’re fighting. To me, it’s very sad, because the fight for equality is extremely important, but the virtual lynch mob of social justice warriors cheapens it by adopting the same rhetoric of senseless and un-nuanced mud slinging that causes the seperation they’re allegedly trying to fight, instead of creating a sense of unity - which is what we need now, more than ever.

Anger is a natural response in the face of injustice, but I believe it’s only worth it’s weight in gold when used constructively, and to use it constructively, I believe you have to go beyond it, and look at the big picture. When you study history, you’ll soon discover that all of us, live in the most privileged time in history. Civilization is still fucked up, compared to it’s potential, but in the grand scheme of things, we’re all extremely lucky, whether we realize it or not. If you’re reading this, it means you got an internet connection, which means you have greater access to information than a king did 100 years ago. When you go to the supermarket, you have more options than a king did a 100 years ago, the list goes on.

Of course it’s your choice if you go for the substance, or the empty calories..

Because of this great access we got, it’s easy to focus on the negative aspects. After all our brains are hardwired to focus on negative information. So, how do we adopt a frame of mind that allows us to go beyond the banalities of reality, and make an impact that actually matters? I think that’s the question we all need to find answers to, for ourselves, and then implement those answers, live and evolve them individually with the purpose of improving collectively.

THE GOLDEN RULE.

After watching hundreds of documentaries that focuses on the unfortunate elements of humanity, I personally came to the conclusion that I needed to shift my focus. Since then my focus have been on creating, and sharing the art that speaks to me. It’s a very small thing in the grand scheme of things, but it works for me. When I’m moving through the world I’m treating everyone with respect and empathy, that’s all I can do at the moment, and I accept my limitations.

I think a lot of the frustration we see these days comes from thinking, “I can’t solve global warming”, “I can’t solve racism”, “I can’t solve corporate greed” etc. That frustration can easily turn into anger, and that anger needs fuel, so you look for even more disturbing facts to confirm and expand this dystopian worldview. It’s very easy to find evidence of how fucked up the world is, just look at Donald Trump and the people who support him. Watch the news, it’s all doom and gloom.

If we want a better world however, we have to create it by focusing on what matters to us. When we focus on our passions, we do our best work, and when we stick with it, we’ll eventually create value that goes beyond ourselves. I created this blog to share my work 3 years ago, today more than 15.000 people follow it, and now I mostly use it to shine a light on the art that speaks to me, and sharing it with you gives me great pleasure.

To me, the most radical thing you can do, is to be happy and focus on the gold. The good stuff. Being angry and lashing out at the world is too easy.

Contrasted with a lot of these social justice posts I see a lot of people here on Tumblr who additionally share pictures of the most beautiful people in the world (usually photoshopped to “perfection”), expensive cars, great architecture etc. Things most of us don’t have access to in real life, and probably never will. In between all these flashy pictures, there’s usually a sense of sadness, but is it really a mystery why you’re not happy when you spend so much time fueling your desires with unattainable fantasies?  Even if we did attain our material fantasies, it’s been proven through countless studies that material wealth or flashy lifestyles don’t bring happiness. It’s an empty chase that leads nowhere. Real wealth is in doing what you believe in, living in harmony with your philosophy and creating value for others.

I think we need to put an end to the pity party and start focusing on what matters to us, and do it to the best of our abilities. Stop throwing mud, and start building castles. Then perhaps one day, we will all live as kings.

This is a bit of a sporadic stream of consciousness post, I had to edit it slightly, it’s still messy, but I hope my points come across.

Focus on the gold.

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In 1962, Bernie Sanders was arrested while campaigning for Civil Rights.

Sanders, as an officer for the Congress of Racial Equality, led students in a several-week-long sit-in to oppose segregation in University of Chicago campus housing.

He was arrested when the police came to call him an outside agitator for putting up flyers around the city detailing police brutality against African Americans.

He then worked as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1963, he took took a bus with fellow activists to Washington, D.C. to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s  “I Have a Dream” speech.

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2001, Sanders voted against the USA Patriot Act.

2002, Sanders voted against the Bush-Cheney war in Iraq.

2010, Sanders put a provision to expand federally qualified community health centers into the Affordable Care Act.

(Find more of Sanders’ record here).

This man has spent his entire life fighting for the issues that benefit most Americans rather than the wealthiest elite.

That’s why so many major corporate media narratives, owned by only 6 conglomerates, now seek to derail the Sanders campaign from any angle. The well-connected establishment is in a panic

Bernie Sanders was not supposed to happen.

One criticism is that Bernie is a “dreamer” and “idealist.” But if enough of us are dreamers, ideals can become real. That’s how a real democracy works. And this is our chance to take it back.