“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior.
All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.There are victories of the soul and spirit.
Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
Peace is our gift to each other.Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.” – Elie Wiesel
Contact your Reps. Protest against Trump. Let your opposition to his tyranny & fascism be heard. Be on the right side of history. Be able to look the next generation in the eye and let them know you did something to stop this madness, and that you never stopped doing something until it did.
I really like the idea of Peridot being the youngest Crystal Gem, because it’s just asking for a scene like this:
Some Person: Sorry sweetie, it looks like you’re too young for this ride.
Peridot: Young? My age of maturity vastly exceeds yours, human! I am your superior in all aspects of existence, and unless this attraction has I height restriction, there is nothing you can do to keep me from this ride!
Amethyst: She means chronological age.
Steven: You know, how long you’ve existed.
Peridot: He he he… in that case, prepare to eat your words, human! My chronological age… let’s see, calculating to adjust to Earth’s rotational timeline, plus the time I’ve spent here, with a five percent margin of error… I am at least! Eight! Years! Old!
*Beat, Amethyst facepalm*
Some Person: Um… sorry, but children under twelve cannot be unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.
As much as I believe that education, a job and a decent amount of money to survive is important, I also think that the human being is not a machine that you set up to do the things that the modern society wants you to do. The human being is not born to become a slave to another “superior” human being, which sadly is how the world actually works nowadays. The human being should be able to experience life in its full glory, and not spend it entirely on materialistic and industrial things, or to become possessed by them.
What I’m trying to say is that, if you’re making a slow progress in whatever you’re doing, don’t stress yourself out. Your life is so much more than what you think it is right now. Whether it’s about exams or graduation or something else, your life does not depend on it because you weren’t born for that.
Bookmas Series: 4th December 2016
A review by @the-perks-of-being-a-lotus
The Humans- Matt Haig
“It’s not the length of life that matters. It’s the depth. But while burrowing, keep the sun above you.”
This book is centred on an extraterrestrial inhabiting a mathematical genius known as Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University. Martin has just unlocked the mysteries of the universe that will guarantee a giant technological leap for mankind. The alien species known as Vonnadorians feel that this overwhelming breakthrough simply cannot be entrusted to such volatile and backwards creatures that inhabit Earth- humans. So the alien is put in his body to erase any chance of this epiphany from being released.
The book really analyses the way in which humans interact from a superior and pretentious perspective. The alien does not understand the reasoning behind emotions nor the necessity to comply to societal norms. From the start of this book to the end it will take you on a strong emotional experience as the alien learns what it means to be a human.
It is the perfect mixture of comedy and romance with an unexpected interjection of science fiction and existential questioning. It explains that sorrow and pain is simply a necessary part of human experience.
For that reason I would recommend this book it is well worth the time and it’ll certainly make you laugh but in saying that it is not a book for the light-hearted.
Let’s please stop hating on people because of the things that make people who they are.
Don’t show cruelty to cis people.
Don’t show cruelty to bisexual people.
Don’t show cruelty to gay people.
Don’t show cruelty to asexual people.
Don’t show cruelty to bigender people.
Don’t show cruelty to gender fluid people.
Don’t show cruelty to genderqueer people.
Don’t show cruelty to intersex people.
Don’t show cruelty to pansexual people.
Don’t show cruelty to third gender people.
Don’t show cruelty to transgender people.
Don’t show cruelty to transsexual people.
Don’t show cruelty to transvestite people.
Don’t show cruelty to males.
Don’t show cruelty to females.
Do not show cruelty based on someone’s gender or sexuality no matter the circumstances. It is not right to tell cis people to get over hate if they’ve never experienced how it is to receive hate for how they identify themselves. The point is not to turn the tables, the point is to make everyone viewed as equals. Putting down any identification goes against this, no matter what. It’s about tolerance, even if you may not like what someone else says. So also
Don’t show cruelty to Caucasian people.
Don’t show cruelty to Hispanic/Latino people.
Don’t show cruelty to African Americans/African people.
Don’t show cruelty to Asian people.
Don’t show cruelty to people based on the color of their skin or where they descended from. That does not define who a person is and what they can do. Being Caucasian does not mean they automatically go against any other race and those people should not be shown hate for what other people with their skin color have done. This is not how equality works. Equality is when all people are treated equal regardless of what their race or sexuality is so stop reaching for equality but going after those who are currently viewed as “superior”. That is not the way to equality and neither is the continued oppression of the “non-superior” groups.
(I tried to include everyone in this, so I’m very sorry if I missed anyone and know that I mean this to include all people)
Shiro has no idea how he ended up being the taste tester for Coran’s latest cooking attempt, except that he was alone and Coran talked very, very fast and didn’t give him a chance to say no. Still, he pops the strange cube in his mouth, and his eyes go wide with awe as he murmurs, “It tastes like ice cream.”
“I have no idea what it that is,” Coran replies, “But I’ll take it, if it’ll convince you silly humans of the superiority of fine Altean cuisine.”
Their tiny hearts
are ashen gray crumbling
from all the years
spent burning with the blue flame
of self loathing
Their tiny minds
never turn inwards
to examine the flaws
and poor choices
only provides unpleasant answers
they turn outwards
to find a focus for blame
who don’t look think act talk
the same as they do
Their tiny lives
have been shaped
by twisted minds
with warped thoughts
hatreds and fears tied tight
and passed down
as a poisoned gift
mislabeled as heritage
disguised as pride
devoid of love
they separate themselves
because they don’t belong
howls of superiority
can’t drown out
the weakness in their voices
the insecurity of self
they are blind
through the self mutilation
ignorant to a simple truth
If you love yourself
accept all that you are
there is a peace in that
which leaves no room,
with hatred and violence
denigration and diminishment
If you like who you are,
then you can be happy
And when have you ever
here now or any other time and place
heard a happy person say
“I hate you”?
❛ long have you tormented me, you ancient embodiments of evil. my soul was torn from me to purchase your freedom. i have prevented your release many times…but banishment will no longer sate me. you hunger for human fear…human suffering. today you understand that we are not human. we are superior. today you cease to be. ❜ //indie. pri. sel. illyana rasputina. written by aimee.