freedom is calling

“When I read the judgement of my parent’s divorce, I was fascinated by the power of the judge to save lives and grant freedom to people using something called “the law”. I knew that this was the super-power that I would like to possess when I grew up. Therefore, before moving to Hungary I completed my Bachelors degree in Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law “Iustinian Primus” – Skopje. Many people would think that, based on my looks and intelligence, I was never discriminated against or bullied because of my Roma ethnicity. The reality is that, no matter how smart, educated, and talented we are, each of us still faces stereotypes and discrimination on a daily basis. In my personal case, I even experienced multiple levels of discrimination for being a Romani Muslim woman.”

anonymous asked:

2moms just called out Gillian's Fans for being disgusting bc we thing she didn't look happy around PM. Does it really makes us disgusting??? Who gives her a right for being a tumblr police anyway?

I think it’s okay to not like him. I don’t see why you have to ship him to be a “good fan”.
I think you can be a “good fan” by supporting her. You don’t have to support him or give a shit about what he does. You don’t have to watch his show or anything.
And to me she didn’t look happy so what’s the matter in just saying that it’s just an observation nothing more…
it’s called Freedom of speech, I know that maybe a foreign concept in some countries… as long as you don’t insult people or are being nasty you can say what the fuck you want

‘I would get up at one or two a.m. and I would call every gay bar I had the number to from the 1940s. I wouldn’t say anything. I would just stay on the phone and listen to the sounds in the background. I would stay on until they hung up, and then I would call another one of my numbers, until I had called all the numbers I had … That phone. Those numbers. That was my lifeline … It meant there was a place somewhere — even if I couldn’t go there — that place was out there. I could hear it. Freedom.’ She called the bars two to three times a week like this — for fourteen years.
—  From an interview with Myrna Kurland in Baby, You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall, by Marie Cartier (2013). Myrna passed away in 2014, at age 86. A video of an additional part of her interview may be viewed here.

Angela Merkel calls for burqa ban in Germany

  • In an address on Tuesday at the Christian Democrats party conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a burqa ban in her bid to be reelected the country’s chancellor in a fourth term.
  • Merkel’s pitch for a ban on the Islamic religious garb echoes those of the Christian Democrat party more broadly, members of which have called for similar restrictions in the past.
  •  In August, Peter Tauber, the party’s general secretary, said the the full-face veil was “contrary to integration,” the Independent reported. 
  • At the time, German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said such a ban would be “constitutionally problematic,” and a possible violation of Germany’s laws on religious freedom. Read more
I think one of the most important things we must learn on earth is that we alsone are in control of our own life. Not society, not materialism, not negative people. We can break out from their chains, it’s called freedom.
—  Sereno Sky, author of the Hippie novels “Lonely Traveller”

This is what freedom of speech looks like. Calling a gay man homophobe and burning down buildings and cars to stop him from speaking his mind to people who want to hear him. Has it been a liberal speaker everyone would be outraged but somehow we should just put up with it because he supports our president and speaks the truth that libs snowflakes don’t want to hear and most importantly don’t want YOU to hear because someone might change the way they look on the situation.
Keeping people in the dark is the most effective way of making sure they never see.

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#DumpTrump: Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the country is only the latest outrageous example of his racism. A coalition of student, Muslim, antiwar, immigrant and anti-racist groups are gathered outside of Trump Tower in New York to oppose the racism being promoted 24/7 by his campaign and the media. 

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At Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Washington, inmates participate in a program called Freedom Tails, which partners them with dogs who have been labeled as “unadoptable” and might otherwise be euthanized. Stafford Creek was the first prison in state of Washington to implement a dog training program, and the project was such a huge success that nearly every prison in the state now has a similar program. The inmates who participate in Freedom Tails go through a screening and interview process, and must not have a history of domestic violence, child abuse, or animal abuse, and they must be infraction-free. Inmates are not paid to be in the program, as their participation is on a volunteer basis. There is a very long waiting list to get in.

The dogs that come into the program are often traumatized by abuse or neglect from their former owners, and are not socialized to interact with humans. The inmates work with the dogs to overcome these obstacles and build trust with their handlers. They then learn basic obedience, potty training, and recognizing verbal and hand-signal commands. Some dogs that show a special proclivity for learning and working with humans are trained to be service dogs for the disabled. On occasion, Freedom Tails brings in dogs who already have a home, but need to be trained for specialized commands specific to their owner. For example, a wheelchair-bound woman needed her dog to be able to open doors, retrieve her medicine bag, or help her up if she fell out of her chair. The dog learned all of these skills at Freedom Tails and earned an International Therapy Dog certification.

But, think about the twins as rebels:

  • having a bounty on their heads that’s so much more money than either of them can imagine
  • and unlike the farmboy Luke, who was always poor, Leia can imagine quite a lot
  • (even more than Han can)
  • planning raids on Imperial facilities, feeling almost like thieves
  • they break the law by just existing
  • not that Luke cares all that much, because there is no law on Tatooine, just whatever the Hutts say, so he is used to following his own morals
  • but for Leia it’s sometimes still unbelievable, because while she has been an active member of the rebellion for years, her parents still raised her to believe that in the end, the law is a good thing
  • sometimes, in the dark of the night, they discuss the difference between terrorists and freedom fighters
  • they’ve been called both, and truthfully, often they feel like both
  • Luke honestly has no problem self identifying as a terrorist. He doesn’t say it publicly, because he is still supposed to be a symbol and a clean cut hero, but this is a man who grew up as the son of a slave, who grew up on stories of heroic men and women who slew their masters to save themselves and their families, of children who hid in the dark of the desert to scare away masters. In the language of his people, terrorist and freedom fighter are the same word.
  • Leia though, Leia struggles with this. Because on Alderaan, terrorist and freedom fighter were so clearly different things, because she grew up thinking of herself as a fighter, but never as one others are afraid of. It takes her a long time to make her peace with all of this.
  • talking to Luke helps
  • Luke doesn’t actually understand a lot of the things that are going on in the first few months. He’s clever, no doubt, and he can figure stuff out, but… all the politics, why some people are allies even though they are disgustingly racist, the need for him to be a perfect hero… he doesn’t get a lot of it
  • Leia does, of course. She grew up on this. She teaches him a lot about it
  • Han once jokingly says that both of them would make hella good thieves, with all their breaking into highly secure Empire facilities
  • it makes both of them uncomfortable
  • mostly because it’s true
  • living a life in the differing shades of grey, because they’ve seen to much to believe that all their allies are good people, but they still need those allies, so they make do with them
  • and then, afterwards, when everything is over… the reflexes don’t stop
  • neither do the nightmares
  • for years, they have a bag with the essentials packed, because deep down they still expect the evacuation sirens to come in the middle of the night
  • they still sleep with a blaster under the pillow, too, because that’s another of those habits that are hard to get rid of
  • even when the New Republic is finally the ruling force of the galaxy, they still can’t shake the uneasy feeling they get whenever they have to interact with police officers or soldiers that weren’t in the Alliance
  • and just… they spend years of their life’s actively fighting the government. That’s just…. something that should be remembered
you don’t love me
you don’t even know me

you try to pretend
that i am a piece of art
that only you can
understand
but the truth is
that i’m a masterpiece
a classic
and you cannot
study me
until you find meaning
in me

so
don’t touch me
don’t want me
don’t dream of me

i belong to no one
and you are not
going to change that
—  don’t call me babe

i feel like jacob probably doesn’t give 2 fucks about america / independence day , he has like 0 national pride , but when he’s around enoch he’s all “back in america we have a little thing called freedom , u probably haven’t heard about it” and is just the most patriotic prick in the world just to piss enoch’s british ass off

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The secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.
— 

The Call of Cthulhu, H. P. Lovecraft

One of the most interesting, yet barely discussed quotes, I think. It’s often assumed the awakening of the Old Ones would spell humanity’s doom, the end of the world. But according to this, it would basically just be a massive paradigm shift away from any morality as we know it, into an age of what we would now describe as chaos and anarchy…