in powerful political positions

It’s not so much that I’m scared of Trump becoming president. I know he’s bound by laws and the checks and balances of government, despite all the branches being a Republic majority.

It’s that I’m scared that his followers will feel justified in their racist, sexist, all-around terrible actions.

And I’m scared that, in the end, there will be no punishment, because hey, if the President does it, then what’s the problem?

SUNDAY JANUARY 22 IS THE START OF THE FIFTH ANNUAL GOBLIN WEEK.

WHAT IS GOBLIN WEEK

GOBLIN WEEK IS A WEEK (SEVEN DAYS) DURING WHICH PARTICIPANTS MAKE GOBLIN-RELATED THINGS IN ANY MEDIUM EACH AND EVERY DAY (SEVEN OF THEM).

YOU CAN MAKE GOBLINS ANY WEEK YOU WANT, BUT YOU CAN ONLY MAKE GOBLINS FOR GOBLIN WEEK DURING GOBLIN WEEK

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE. FOLLOW YOUR HEART. QUANTITY OVER QUALITY. THERE ARE NO RULES. GOD IS DEAD.

PUT YOUR GOBLINS ANYWHERE, BUT I WILL PROBABLY ONLY BE ABLE TO PUT THEM ON THIS “““OFFICIAL”““ GOBLIN WEEK BLOG IF YOU POST THEM ON TUMBLR AND TAG THEM GOBLINWEEK (VISIT OUR SUMPTUOUS ARCHIVES TO SEE PAST YEARS)

THIS YEAR AS A GESTURE OF GOOD WILL TOWARDS ALL ATTEMPTS AT WRENCHING SENSE OUT OF A MEANINGLESS UNIVERSE, A SINGLE GOBLIN WEEK GRAND CHAMPION WILL BE SELECTED BY ME ON THE BASIS OF CRITERIA NEVER TO BE SHARED WITH THE PUBLIC, OR ANYONE. THIS POSITION IS ACCOMPANIED BY NO POLITICAL POWER OF ANY SORT, AND MUST BE RELINQUISHED AT THE START OF GOBLIN WEEK 2018 (JANUARY 21-27). I JUST CAME UP WITH THIS A MINUTE AGO

OK KNOCK EM DEAD

- EVAN

Wondering how to tell your friends about “Women of Xal” but there’s no easy place to gather information? Well we’re here to fix that with a reblog-ready post! (Kickstarter link here!)

SO WHAT IS “WOMEN OF XAL” ANYWAYS?!

“Women of Xal” is an otome visual novel currently live on Kickstarter. You assume the role of Xjena, who, along with five other girls, will be campaigning against each other to lay claim to a political position of power in a Matriarchal society. An all male harem comes free with your victory. An official trailer and playable demo is available right in the front of our Kickstarter page!

SO HOW DO YOU WIN THE CAMPAIGN FOR POWER?

There’s several ways to do this (or outright fail at it.) You can either play through the game as a benevolent friend to everyone and decide you don’t want the power that badly, or you can be ruthless and throw everyone you can under the bus. And there’s plenty middleground to go around. However, everything has a consequence, and there’s no easy ‘right or wrong’ answer to situations that become increasingly grey and complex.

BUT CAN I ROMANCE THE GIRL IN THAT GIF?!

Velvet (the girl in the gif!) is romanceable! Because you can make Xjena gay, straight, bi, poly, or ace! It all depends on your own preferences. There are 5 ladies to choose from, and five guys, with more on the way thanks to Kickstarter backers making romanceable OCs.

WILL THERE BE NUDITY/SEXUAL SOUNDS?

Not planned, and if happen to get a flood of requests for it, there will be an option to opt-out of said content altogether.

I CAN’T AFFORD TO BACK YOUR KICKSTARTER. HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

If you hit that reblog button, you basically play a key role in saving my life. You can also play the demo and talk to us about it in my inbox or on our subreddit!

I WANT TO ASK MORE QUESTIONS

My asks are open, and allow anons for the time being! (Shortcut Link)

Okay, people, listen up, and I’m especially looking at you, those who voted for Trump or those who are managers or in other positions of power. 

Stop talking about politics in the workplace. The workplace is not an appropriate environment to be talking about politics. This election has brought up emotions, like fear, in people. Do not make your workers or co-workers fear you. Do not put that strain in the workplace. 

Let us at least be able to focus on our work instead of worrying. Do not use your position of power to talk about your politics, because those under you cannot disagree with you openly. 

Mod Bethany

If you still think the election was just a "competition".

If you’re posting things within the lines of:
“Don’t be sad, we can get through the election even if your party won/lost.”
“It’s okay, America will make it through the dark times.”
“We needed this dramatic change in America, it’s for the better!”

Then you really don’t understand the severity of what just happened.

Today we elected someone who has no political experience into (one of) the most powerful positions in the world. This person has expressed on multiple occasions dangerous ideals against women, POC, and LGBTQ+ and now has the power and the people backing him (Republican majority Senate and House) to go forward with these ideas.

People posting and expressing their disbelief and despair about Trump aren’t just mad that their party or candidate lost.
They’re afraid that they’ll no longer be able to live their lives normally as they were able to yesterday. They’re afraid that their family will be sent away for wanting to lead a better life, for wanting a better life for their family members; because they don’t want them to experience what they’ve been through. They’re afraid for anyone who had any disadvantage in life because of how they were born, but dared to excel, and now will have everything taken away from them.

The election was never about just wanting “your team” to win. It was about being able to live without fear and discrimination. About being able embrace yourself and still have the same basic living rights as the next person.

Don’t turn this election into a simple competition, because it’s always been much more than that. And it’s about time that everyone started to realize that much.

We elected a man who wants to divide our country. We elected a president who is on trial for rape. We elected a president who has neglected to pay thousands of his employees. We elected a man who makes fun of the disabled, who calls Mexicans thugs, and who wants to push Muslims out of our country. We elected a man who thinks Global Warming is a conspiracy created by the Chinese to ruin American businesses. We elected a man who wants to take away equal marriage. We have a president who mocks veterans. The man in one of the most powerful positions in the world has 0 political experience.

I’m worried about my own rights, and those of so many others. It’s not just Donald Trump that’s concerning, it’s Mike Pence, and all of the other smug, white supremacists that he will elect to his cabinet.

If Hillary had made 10% of the same comments that Donald Trump has uttered, she wouldn’t have even made it past the primary. He is fucking invincible. He literally said he could shoot a man in the middle of the street and would maintain his voters. He’s right. Fuck.

I feel completely hopeless and disappointed.

Alright folks, this is it. Tomorrow is Election Day and the whole world will have its eye in the United States. I’ve said it before and I say it again, placing this nation in the hands of a man like Donald Trump is simply not an option. Don’t give the most powerful political position to a man who’s actively supported by the Ku Klux Klan and dictators. Don’t deliver the U.S presidency to a man who believes you can do anything to a woman whether she wants to or not as long as you throw money her way. Don’t put us at the mercy of man who would endanger the lives of immigrants and refugees that risk life and limb to escape from war and rampant violence. Don’t give your vote to a man who would endorse conversion therapy for LGBT+. I usually respect people’s individual opinions because to each their own but not this time around, not when so much is on the line. If you don’t care for any of this and you’re gonna go ahead and do it anyways then please unfriend me and avoid any interaction with me whatsoever. I have no patience, tolerance let alone interest in people voting for the very same man whom on the day of his presidential announcement said my country sends its worst kind people, nothing but rapists and drug dealers. He’s not a good person and if you support his ideals then neither are you.

hmmm…… capitalism………. is… opposed by nearly….. every oppressed minority group………………. could it be it???? ………no………….. it’s not like it only…. works for those in the highest positions of power//??… racially, economically, socially and politically????? … nah…. thats just crazy talk…

My wish for Obama’s final act as President: To dissolve and disband the Ku Klux Klan as a whole! #DisbandTheKlan

The FBI illegally dissolved The Black Panther Party in 1982. They created community organizations and is responsible for ZERO murders. The Klu Klux Klan has and continues to operate, members are allowed to meet and make public appearances after being responsible for countless murders, and hate crimes. Realizing the stain of The Confederate Flag is one thing, but I think that this happening would be REAL change that will really Impact this nation. This action would prove to show that this nation has dignity and Integrity. There is one key difference in why one exists and the other does not. The Klu Klux Klan members are your teachers, policemen, lawyers, politicians, etc. under those hoods. The Black Panther Party members were Fathers, Mothers, students, and neighbors denied much of the judicial, political and favorable power in positions that the Hooded cowards have. If you ever asked yourself why the Klan still stands, well ask yourself, who is the Klan! Who ain’t scared to Reblog and start this conversation?!

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Friendlyjordies calls Malcolm Turnbull out on being a flip-flopping narcissist who is using marriage equality as a costly political football for power. It doesn’t matter what position he believes in, whatever gets him elected is what he takes, and he doesn’t mind crushing minorities under his boot to get power. A plebiscite is a waste of time. We know what the country wants and elected officials should take that as a mandate. Instead: Turnbull is fine to let the queer community be viciously attacked while he throws half a billion away. Fuck him.

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New sims for the Early Civilisation era! I have a little story brewing in my head..

  • Marcus Julius
    • Marcus ‘earned’ his position as centurion through his father’s powerful political connections.
    • Although Marcus disapproves of his father ruthless ways, he admires his leadership and cunning eye.
    • Sim credit: James McAvoy by Maudhuy (Gallery)
  • Augustus Julius
    • A powerful consul who stops at nothing to acquire wealth and fame.
    • Augustus is feared by the slaves of the Julius household, and is believed to have murdered Marcus’ and Octavia’s mother.
  • Octavia Julius
    • Seductive and beautiful, few men can resist Octavia’s charms.
    • Growing up rich, beautiful and privileged, Octavia has not been through much hardship in her life.
    • Sim credit: Venus Aphrodite by Femmeonamission (Gallery)
  • Amon Ramaneb
    • An Egyptian slave to the Julius household, taken home by Marcus after one of his many victorious conquests.
    • Amon is a talented storyteller and writer.
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From Star Wars: Attack of the Clones novel

↳ written by: R.A. Salvatore

   Padmé sat at her vanity, brushing her thick brown hair, staring into the mirror but not really seeing anything there. Her thoughts were replaying again and again the image of Anakin, the look he had given her. She heard his words again, “…grown more beautiful,” and though Padmé was undeniably that, those were not words she was used to hearing. Since she had been a young girl, Padmé had been involved in politics, quickly rising to powerful and influential positions. Most of the men she had come into contact with had been more concerned with what she could bring to them in practical term than with her beauty, or, for that matter, with any true personal feelings for her. As Queen of Naboo and now as Senator, Padmé was well aware that she was attractive to men in ways deeper than physical attraction, in ways deeper than any emotional bond.

   Or perhaps not deeper than the latter, she told herself, for she could not deny the intensity in Anakin’s eyes as he had looked at her. 

  But what did it mean?

  She saw him again, in her thoughts. And clearly. Her mental eye roamed over his lean and strong frame, over his face, tight with the intensity that she had always admired, and yet with eyes sparkling with joy, with mischief, with…

   With longing?

   That thought stopped the Senator. Her hands slipped down to her sides, and she sat there, staring at herself, judging her own appearance as Anakin might.

  After a few long moments, Padmé shook her head, telling herself that it was crazy. Anakin was a Jedi now. That was their dedication and their oath, and those things, above all else, were things Padmé Amidala admired.

   How could he even look at her in such a manner?

   So it was all her imagination.

   Or was it her fantasy?

   Laughing at herself, Padmé lifted her brush to her hair again, but she paused before she had even begun. She was wearing a silky white nightgown, and there were, after all, security cams in her room. Those cams had never really bothered her, since she had always look at them clinically. Security cams, with guards watching her every move, were a fact of her existence, and so she had learned to go about her daily routines, even the private ones, without a second thought to the intrusive eyes. 

   But now she realized that a certain young Jedi might be on the other end of those lenses.

When I see  the question of “Do you agree with Kira’s or L’s morals?” I just…
What kind of moral am I supposed to derive from “I am a rich-ass bored person who will investigate outside the law for shits and giggles, withhold criminals if it serves my interests and slowly build up a position of terrifying political power that no one single anonymous individual should ever hold”?

For the sake of the question people surely just mean L’s moral =/= anti-Kira, but what kind of moral does L actually have? ‘Because I can’?? ‘Yolo’???

A revolution which is inspired by state socialism and adopts this form, even ‘provisionally’ and ‘temporarily,’ is lost: it takes a wrong road down an ever steeper slope…. All political power inevitably creates a privileged position for those who exercise it…. Having taken over the Revolution, mastered it, and harnessed it, those in power are obliged to create the bureaucratic and repressive apparatus which is indispensable for any authority that wants to maintain itself, to command, to give orders, in a word. to govern…. All authority seeks to some extent to control social life. Its existence predisposes the masses to passivity, its very presence suffocates any spirit of initiative…. ‘Communist’ power is… a real bludgeon. Swollen with ‘authority’… it fears every independent action. Any autonomous action is immediately seen as suspect, threatening,… for such authority wants sole control of the tiller. Initiative from any other source is seen as an intrusion upon its domain and an infringement of its prerogatives and, therefore, unacceptable
—  Volin

Populists have, throughout history, uniformly turned their backs on their promises the second they enter positions of political power. And you seriously expect me to believe that Bern is going to be any different?