I think that people who genuinely strive to find love are just so infatuated with the idea of being in love that they allow themselves to fall for the wrong ones over and over trying to fit the idea of a perfect relationship in hope to become what they imagined all that time.
Basically if you care not to read about me going to college or my college stuff, ignore this.
So, I’m off to The University of Oklahoma in the fall of this year and I am pumped. Now, I already know my main degree is obviously, well obvious for those who know me, going to be in Meteorology. Because well, I like the weather and I enjoy learning about severe weather and I want to help people understand why it is so important to take note to what a meteorologist is telling them, even if they can be wrong sometimes. Because when you look at it our way, we work in a science of prediction. Anyways, I’ve been looking into jobs about meteorology and such, and I have found myself not wanting to go into the broadcast side of meteorology, therefore I chose a college that was much more suited towards research and such within meteorology, besides the fact that they’re number one in the country. Anyways, I have come to the fact that I wish to work with weather forever and ever because I do love it and it is forever changing. Anyhow, if you really care to know what I want to do in the world of weather, look at this: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/research/forewarn/
Other things, I want so badly to go into writing, but my degree basically sucks up most of my chances at doing that because it is SUCH a time investing and also a mental investing choice. Yet, I still am highly considering AT LEAST minoring in English on the track of writing. If not a minor, I will most likely double major with English tracked on Writing. Because that’s what I want to do with my life.
I just got back from GCF youth camp a few days ago, and what an interesting experience it was. I just graduated, so this was my last chance and I took it. No regrets whatsoever. (And no pictures either, but that willbe explained later on.)
As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life. But life has no meaning; it cannot have meaning because meaning is a formula; meaning is something that makes sense to the mind. Every time you make sense out of reality, you bump into something that destroys the sense you made. Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.
My personal hope for the Aquaman movie since it’s official Momoa will be Aquaman.
They really go deeper with the fact Aquaman is multiracial.
Part of Aquamans story has always been that he was in a way, “mixed” an Atlantean mother and a land-dwelling father, and that his not being fully one or the other caused problems with people from both groups.
It’s actually a pretty strong metaphor for what goes on with racially mixed people often being labeled as being “too” one group or another.
I also hope that Atlantis will be somewhat diverse as well, since I know some racist ideaologies love the idea Atlantis was all white, or it’s where the “Aryans” came from, it’d be awesome to me if it was actually presented as being a place where no one really fits into a racial category as we modern land-dwellers see them.
Atlantis was the ‘first’ big technologically advanced city, so have it be a place that’s from before our concept of 'race’ became a thing. Atlanteans don’t care if you’re black or white or asian looking, but can still be bigoted against Aquaman for his parent being a 'foreigner’ as they see it.
just a note on the irish and the n word in light of the whole gerry adams controversy and the fact that a lot of people are backing him up… like, can we not please? can the republican movement not just side-eye adams, shake our collective head and appreciate that the level to which members of the movement are comfortable with comparing the irish struggle to racial struggles is a bit too comfortable? yes, the irish struggle has a long and proud history of being involved in internationalist activism against racism and anti-colonialism, including gerry adams. and the irish have suffered at the ends of colonialism and ethnic discrimination. people aren’t idiots, they can quite clearly see where the solidarity lies between the irish and oppressed groups around the world. people understand that there are degrees of social relation between (and in this specific case) african americans and the irish republican movement. but having similar experiences, similar ideaologies and similar goals does not make them the same goddamn thing. and it doesn’t mean you should use oppressive language and apply it to yourself.
racial language is used specifically to degrade and dehumanise people based on their race, it is not an interchangable reference to being discriminated against full stop. and as comrades we should respect that. the irish were referred to in the past as “the niggers of europe”. why? because it was supposed to be an insult to the irish to be compared to black people. it’s not a word for us to relcaim or subvert, even in solidarity. what’s worse is like… is everyone ignoring that racism is massive in ireland and within irish republicanism? god knows i’ll never claim them as part of my movement, but we had the fucking blueshirts - literal fascists. the romanian immigrants in the north are treating like rats, POCs and immigrants within our communities can relay countless stories of racial abuse from the irish… the irish are not immune from being racist because we’ve faced anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggles or because a lot of our political ideology is theoretically anti-racist. there is absolutely no onus on any person who has heard that word directed at them to look beyond the harm that that language creates because it’s coming from a left-wing ideology. casual and ironic racism are still racism and when it’s a massive issue within our communities, we absolutely do not have the authority to tell people they shouldn’t be offended by our language.
and i mean, i get it, gerry adams has been very active in anti-racist struggles. even just look at his commitment to the anc, but thats what makes it even fucking stranger. “i have never seen myself as white”, cop on lad, you’ve been party to many a discussion from black activists around the world about systemic racism and the role colour plays in people’s lives. people defending this position are busting all my blood vessels, i swear to christ. at what point did we become to removed from reality that we got this pretentious? either that or it’s just the world’s most spectacular (failed) attempt at digging yourself out of a hole. jesus, it must be with that fucking “ballymurphy should be offended if anyone” line.
the irish struggle is the source of an experience-driven ideology that allows us to empathise with oppressed peoples around the world. it allows us to see the damage of elitist thought and of dehumanising people. there’s absolutely no problem with relating that to connect with african americans, the issue here is fucking tact. back when bernadette devlin toured the US, she spoke about meeting various groups, mostly groups facing racial discrimination, and she explained where irish loyalties should lie in, what i imagine, the same way gerry was trying to.
and like… do you see the difference? the respect levels between the two comparisons are crazy. african americans who did and do face racial abuse constantly are owed our solidarity. but on top of that, they’re owed our respect, they deserve for us to not squash up their history and throw it in a blender with our own, they deserve for their struggles to be acknowledged as unique and they deserve for us to treat them with enough admiration not to resort to using derogatory terms specific to them for shock value to make a point.
butch is also a huge nerd?? like okay first off those tunnel snake jackets didnt just come with the vault and his mom was way to drunk off her ass to.make those for him, he probably embroidered snakes into several different jackets and beat the shit out of wally for making fun of him for it, and his science skill is fucking thirty like pls erase ur previous ideaology of butch being the dumb hot headed kid in vault 101 and please accept.that he was probably one of the smarter kids and the more creative kids, and he probably used these skills only for mass rebellion and bad behavior, hacking the overseers terminals and leaving perverse messages and graffiti on the overseers door in excruciating detail. he only failed in school because he didnt care enough for that type of knowledge, the kind with memorization and repetition of facts, he likes trivia and art and kicking ass and hes damn good at all of those
If you ever feel invalidated or unworthy because of your asexuality / aromanticism, this is me telling you now that you are beautiful and valid and history has proven that though it takes far longer than it should, and is far harder than it should be, these toxic ideaologies and beliefs that hurt you will lessen and lessen as ignorance gives way to acceptance. The people in our way now with their hateful aphobic rhetoric are on the wrong side of said history and that’s their problem not yours. Love you guys, stay safe.
I want to infiltrate the alt-right I am a straight white male i havent really paid all that much attention to it until well today anyway do you think it would be a worthwhile endeavor to pull off or would i just be waisting my time or is it too little to late. and time to focus on leftist ideaology rather then focus on their toxic one ?
I don’t think individual infiltration would be very effective. You’d need a big, coordinated campaign (like the one white supremacists have developed to infiltrate law enforcement) to have any measurable impact. So yeah, working with leftists to develop organizational infrastructure would be a better use of your time and energy, I think.