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anonymous asked:

Question: open borders or closed? Genetic protectionism (you'll be labeled a racist) or diversity (at the cost of genetic ruin)? If I can create a racially and culturally homogenous community, why can I not do this with the entire country? Thank you. -Dallas

1. Borders are artificial property lines manipulated by governments.

2. The concept of “race” is an artificial distinction and not based in biology. It’s just a human construct used by people preoccupied with the cosmetic features of humans.

3. Seeing how both borders and race are illegitimate concepts, you can figure out my answer.

Hi there! My name is Victoria, I’m from Brazil, I’m 20 years old and am currently majoring in History. I had dreams of being a high school teacher until our illegitimate President ruined it. I identify as bissexual and am currently in love with pastel pink.

I had a blog until I deleted it like last week, but I couldn’t stay away from this lovely community. Hopefully I’ll make friends this time! And post cool stuff, who knows.

I find inspiration in blogs like @emmastudies, @getstudyblr, @studypetals, @gaystudies and @elkstudies. You guys are grool!!

Message me if you think capitalism sucks. 

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Gene Demby explains the Overton Window

“[Trevor] Noah isn’t wrong that compromise and good-faith are necessary for functional politics. But. There’s this idea in media studies called the Overton Window. Basically, the MSM defines the universe of legitimacy in public discourse. The news media covers/gives voice to lay inside the realm of legitimacy; the stuff it downlplays/ignores is on the fringes/unacceptable.

People of all ideological stripes try to expand and move the Overton window; the Civil Rights Movement did this exceptionally well.
Illegitimate ideas–and noxious/dangerous ones–creep into the universe of legit via the language of controversy and debate. This is how a lot of the mainstreaming of the so-called “alt-right” is already happening: 

“Let’s put these noxious ideas up for discussion!”

“Let’s debate them and smack down those janky ideas with superior facts and logic!”

And those ideas up for debate tend to be things like whether Muslims are inherently violent or Black people possess lower native intelligence.
And slowly, the Overton Window shifts. And suddenly, the humanity of entire groups is a subject of legitimate, mainstream debate. And then so do the policy ideas that correct the “problems” presented by those groups. It doesn’t happen all at once. And it starts small, like having people on your show to debate whether Islam = terrorism or BLM = The KKK. This is the problem presented by treating Tomi Lahren as a person whose views are worth fighting about/engaging. And more broadly, it’s the danger presented by supposed “alt-right” thinking given official legitimacy by the White House. These notions will become just another set of seemingly partisan positions to be argued about, pro/con style on CNN.”

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Donald Trump won’t visit African-American Museum after feud with civil rights hero, John Lewis.

  • Following a nasty, racially-tinged feud with civil rights hero Congressman John Lewis over the state of his “horrible” district and “burning and crime-infested inner-cities,” Trump has canceled a Martin Luther King Jr. Day visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • According to ABC News, the visit was originally planned on Saturday amid the fighting with Lewis, who called Trump an “illegitimate president” following a briefing on Russian government interference in the Nov. 8 presidential elections.  Read more.

While a stay has been granted in regards to the many currently detained at airports across America, the larger immigration ban still remains.

But still. This was still a successful legal act taken against this illegitimate administration

Some fractured fairy tale ideas...

- Cinderella went to the ball to kill the prince.

- “All hail Alice, the Queen of Hearts.”

- Rapunzel is the witch’s illegitimate daughter, and she is being kept safe from a king who would have her killed on sight.

- The Little Match Girl is a now phantom luring people to their deaths.

- Little Red Riding Hood is a werewolf.

- “So… You’re the Pied Piper, eh? I thought you’d be taller.”

- Princess Snow White and the evil Snow Queen? One and the same.

- “If you value your life, my life, the lives of everyone in this city… you won’t wake the sleeping princess.”

- The land of the Twelve Dancing Princesses is falling apart at the seams, and the rest of reality with it.

- A witch who made some bad decisions in her youth is forced to adopt and raise a child.

- After Jack the Giant Killer ruthlessly murdered their king and threw their world into turmoil and war, the inhabitants of the Sky Kingdom must rebuild their lives.

- “What… what is it?”
“A firebird – the last of her kind.”

  • with people who don’t like hamilton: alexander hamilton was an incredible man who rose from poverty to being one of the most important figures in american history. the fact that he was virtually forgotten prior to the musical is tragic considering everything he did to shape the economy, his involvement in the war - and all of his achievements are even more impressive when you consider he started off as an illegitimate orphan immigrant when he came to the u.s.
  • with people who like hamilton: alexander hamilhoe was responsible for 2016
“We have a president of the United States who spent four or five years disparaging and trying to illegitimize our president, and we know that was a big fake, but [he] still felt for some reason that it had to be done. ... If [racism] is being discussed and perpetrated at that level, then you have a national problem.”

— San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich just schooled Trump on Black History Month

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@acidcircle‘s pickle babies


some stuff about them:

  • their names are lucille and fergus
  • born sometime in phase 1
  • they’re twins and get along really well
    (they even talk in “twin” language sometimes)
  • their mom is a celebrity so even if murdoc denied being their dad they lived a life full of luxury anyway
  • they’ve had a million babysitters and managed to scare them all away
  • they’re really smart too (much like murdoc)
    very good pranksters too
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WikiLeaks used to be a champion for transparency. Now it champions Donald Trump.

  • WikiLeaks has been busy discrediting an attack against Donald Trump.
  • When BuzzFeed published an unverified, document alleging the Russians have a secret tape of Trump watching sex workers engage in “golden showers,” WikiLeaks came out swinging to defend Trump.
  • Buzzfeed has taken a lot of flack for publishing thedoc , but WikiLeaks’ contention isn’t merely that the information contained in it is unverified.
  • Instead, they’re claiming it’s illegitimate — an attempt to discredit a report which might hurt Trump. Read more

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Built in 1910 in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, Severalls Hospital was a psychiatric hospital which housed 2000 plus patients. The patients, who were separated by gender, were guinea pigs for new experiments. A number of female patients were sectioned here for bearing illegitimate children or even because they had been raped. Some of the treatments that took place at Severalls Hospital was lobotomies and ECT. Eventually, the hospital moved with the times and social acceptance and eventually got rid of these barbaric forms of treatment and introduced art and music therapy programs, along with medication and drugs. In August 1942, the hospital was bombed by the Luftwaffe, killing 38 patients. Severalls Hospital was eventually closed in 2013.

I’m not going to pretend I know anything about presidency or politics, but my gut is telling me that we need to stop prioritizing Trump scandals and start looking for Pence Scandals.

Trump is a disaster on wheels. If you throw a rock in any direction you’ll hit a scandal from him. He’s bound to get impeached. He’s an incompetent manchild and he’s definitely a puppet.

I honestly think that impeaching Trump before Pence is out of the picture is signing a death warrant to young LGBT people all over the country. Letting that man into a position of power is horrifying. If we can illegitimize him before he had ground and block him from being effective at anything he puts his mind to then we MIGHT be able to come out of this 4 year presidency half okay.