higher class

There’s all these stories of famous mathematicians, physicists, and other scientists, who were poor but by chance got lucky and found, and vastly improved the world of science and mathematics, because they got lucky.

This doesn’t mean that other poor people didn’t just rise up for the community because they weren’t smart enough. No. Capitalist has hindered our scientific and mathematical advancements, everyone poor who vastly contributed to our world all acknowledge how lucky they got, and so many are not afforded this luck.

There are just as many people passionated, dedicated, and clever enough to make further advancements in our society who will never be given the chance to add to our society. That’s what capitalism has done to us. It has made education a thing for the rich and lucky, not for all. If education was for all and failure wasn’t penalized we would move so much further as a society.

(this is shippy I promise it just takes me a while to get there)

So I was just thinking about beauty standards and how they change, contextually.

So, for most of human history, heavier people were the most beautiful. Resources were scarce, so the thin were the poor and the sick and those who were unlikely to survive the winter. A bit of fat meant someone had access to rich foods, was generally healthy, and had leisure to not work every calorie off. The higher classes, essentially.

For examples, look at any renaissance paintings.

Currently, high-calorie foods are extremely available and inexpensive, and cultural beauty standards are the opposite. Now thinness is desired, to an unhealthy degree. People who have access to high quality healthy foods, have the leisure time to work out, and just plain lucked out on the genetic lottery.

For examples, look at any fashion magazine, tv show, or movie.

Now consider junker society. Lawless, cuthroat, scavengers fighting over very limited resources. Take a look at Junkrat.

Originally posted by majorpepperidge

Scrawny as a string bean, undernourished, and missing several limbs. He might very well be a typical specimen of a junker (though a much bigger dreamer than most). Considering the harsh conditions of the irradiated outback and junkertown, it’s likely that having enough resources to put on weight is a status symbol and fatness (and having your original limbs) is beautiful.

Meaning that this:

Originally posted by spin-dash

is probably the sexiest thing Junkrat has ever laid eyes on.

Sorry for my inactivity– My attention is divided among right my classes, commissions, and Fire Emblem lmao cries// I want to make sure I’m comfortable with my class schedule. It’s tiring having quizzes/essays every week and exams every other week. TT TT

I think it’s important to recognise that Trump is not an american anomaly, if you go back and look at Theresa May’s conference speech, it’s pretty clear that she and Trump are on the same page, part of a new phase of non-neoliberal conservatism… neoliberalism held out the promise of advancement, the idea that you could all be upwardly mobile - now that that’s just not a lie that people will buy any more, conservatism has to adapt and say something more like: ‘you can’t join the higher classes, but at least we can maintain the traditional privileges that your class position ‘deserves’ in relation to less deserving workers’… which is proving very attractive among workers who have given up on neoliberal fantasy and are ready to settle for ‘as good as their parents had it’. 

Quick concept doodles of aqua’s old pearl on homeworld, teal pearl. Since aqua is a higher class gem I figured I would give him a pearl for a while now I just haven’t got to it till now.

Aqua and tp were v close, it was like a bruce and alfred sort of deal, a professional yet familial bond. They were separated during the gem war when there was a shortage of working gems on homeworld so tp was recruited to serve elsewhere despite aqua’s protests.

Tp is a major empath (making them highly emotional but they’re good at hiding it) and is always closely observing those around them even when they appear to be otherwise engaged or distracted. They had an especially strong appreciation for aqua and succeeded flawlessly when it came to brightening his mood and providing perfect company. Although a bit clueless and clumsy when not focusing on smth, they have a heart of gold and would go to ANY lengths no matter how far fetched or dangerous to appease and protect those they keep close. They’re incredibly adept at working under pressure and although not the best leader, they can execute any orders or plans given to them perfectly and excel at puzzles and problem solving.

capitalism is the reason there are so many bullshit academic papers, and research, and journals and shit. you get paid to pump out whatever wants to be heard by whoever is in charge and shit. 

if you come up with a bunch of bad science, or statistics, that make entertaining news and fits a narrative capitalists want you to believe in order to sell something or create propaganda they’re going to pump that shit out and pay you well for it. 

it seals your security to continuously create more bullshit, instead of focusing on true questions and answers to real problems in society.

communism’s aim is to find truth, because truth is what betters our society, not falsities that better corporations or provide a paycheck.

People are able to work at their full potential when all their needs are met, and they can simply relax and study what interests them most.

it honestly pisses me off so much when dudes in bjj decide to throw all concept of technique out the window and just try to muscle and manhandle their way to a victory… i see it all the time, esp with new guys who haven’t had the ego beaten out of them yet

because i was one of the higher ranks in class i was paired with this really big dude. stand up grappling, he grabbed a handful of skin on my shoulder and yanked me around… so when he ducked his head down i grabbed a guillotine hold and hurricane threw him

i do n ‘t like that shit

i apologized later lol

“I admired her from afar for a while, and eventually summed up the courage to tell her my feelings. She told me that she felt the same way. This was before cell phones, so at first our meetings were limited to random interactions on the street. But then we both got mobiles and started talking on the phone. Eventually she told me that she wanted to marry me. I sent my mother to ask her family for permission, but they didn’t think I was a suitable match. They were a higher class of people. They were educated. Her father was a business owner. I tried to plead with them: ‘I’m not paralyzed,’ I told them. ‘I work. Why am I not good enough?’ But I was never given an answer.”

(Hunza Valley, Pakistan)

Y'all act like George W. Bush (who went to yale, harvard), Bill O'Reilly (who went to harvard), Glenn Beck (who went to yale), and Mitt Romney (who went to harvard), etc. are anomalies among prestigious universities.

These people are not unintelligent; these people are not uneducated.

Acquisition of higher education isn’t the same as not being willfully ignorant. You can be highly educated and say ignorant shit, it’s actually pretty common: hence this blog.

Stop putting your faith in our education system to rid our society of systematic oppression. Higher education actively encourages oppression.

misfits-den  asked:

KnighAU, PirateAU... what about ArabicAU? Ringleader of mercenaries Yusei? Jack tried once to get into class above by stealing some treasure of Yusei? Aki as a shaman, maybe marked by a demon so that's why she's avoided? Rua and Ruka are from higher class, but Rua was about to be forced into marriage so they run away with Yusei's band? Crow working with Yusei to get food for the poorer? I probably should have done more research before speaking but I just watched a ton of belly-dancing vids

UHMMMMM MY HAND SLIPPED

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Concept: Black market baby trade of Pearlcatchers, within Pearlcatcher culture, where a poor couple might sell their offspring to a higher-class Pearlcatcher who, through some tragedy, lost their own child young. The purchased child has their pearl taken away, and replaced with the dead child’s pearl. For all intents and purposes, it is understood that this child is now the deceased- they are called by the dead child’s name, treated with the same favor as the dead child, and expected to act accordingly. Their own pearl is usually buried with the dead offspring- in essence, a life is traded for a life.

non-bifairy  asked:

cirtrine??? :o

sure ! citrines are super bubbley and kind, and they (literally and figuratively) radiate warmth and love. they are quartz, but aren’t the best fighters because of their big hearts, so their quartz type were ultimately discontinued, and the remaining citrines became guards for higher class gems ! there isnt one citrine in existence that wont love you with all their heart

A Small Flame || Jungkook || Pt. 2

Pt. 1 // Pt. 2 // Pt. 3 //

Word Count: 5930

Genre: dystopian/utopian!au, angst, drama

Summary: In this colorless world, her vision was painted with streaks of the rainbow whenever she saw him and that was enough to start a rebellion.


“Good job, kid.”

Jungkook laughed as Yoongi’s hand made contact with his head, ruffling his hair, and as Jimin tackled him in a large hug, forcing a kiss upon his cheek. Jungkook clutched his diploma tightly in his hands as the other boys pushed themselves onto Jungkook, ignoring the strange whispers and murmurs as the higher-class judged them. Jungkook heard a quick whisper of “he’s an orphan” because the boys detached themselves from his back but continued the praises.

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college
  • Professor: "Okay, how many people here have been told you'll never get your Bachelor's degree? That you're too stupid, or don't have enough money, or don't have what it takes, or whatever?"
  • Everyone: <raises hands>
  • Professor: "But you're all here. So - what keeps you going? What motivates you to keep working at it?"
  • Everyone: <contemplative silence>
  • Random Kid in the Back: "Spite!"