is this atrocity

anonymous asked:

Why should animals have rights? That is something I never understood. They are animals. They don't think the same as we do, they don't have laws or morals. It seems like a strange and bizarre concept to me, this whole 'animal rights' movement. Besides, we live in a world where there are a lot of humans who have no rights, in third world countries. You really believe the entire world will agree to 'free the animals' when they haven't yet agreed to free all humans? Lol.

Why should anyone have rights? Most humans don’t think the same way “we” do, most humans don’t have the same morals or laws as “we” do. You do realise that this exact same argument has been used to justify the exact same atrocities that you’re claiming to care about, right? Literally, almost word for word, this is the same basis on which people have justified oppressing and exploiting other humans for centuries. “Why should we care? They’re not like us.” 

There is always a reason not to care, there will always be other issues to be concerned with. But compassion and care aren’t some limited resource that we have to dole out in meagre portions, there isn’t a limited supply of rights and if we give them out to animals we won’t have any left for humans… You can care about more than one issue at a time, I do, and so does every other vegan I know. And once again, you’re telling me to care about people in third world countries, while again using precisely the same argument people use to not care about those same issues. “People are suffering here, we should sort that our first before we go helping other countries- they’re not like us.”

Can we not just do everything in our power to make the world a better place? Why do we have to have some hierarchy of whose life matters and whose doesn’t based on arbitrary categories like sexual orientation, gender, race, class, species? Who gets to decide who gets rights and who doesn’t, and on what basis is that discrimination acceptable? You’re condemning people for not agreeing to free all humans, but you’re following the exact same logic they are, because you believe, as they do, that some lives matter more than others, and that is the exact same line of thinking we should all be fighting against.

anonymous asked:

I'm not convinced about suzuya, by this time I would have expected from him to evolve or grow apart from the ccg and not remain under furuta orders,maybe similar how urie,iwao and the quinx did. I don't know why he just keeps following orders, and I didn't expect him to try killing touka and hinami so easily. But maybe its a little early to judge him?

I mean, Urie, Iwao and the Quinx also waited until all of the horrible atrocities were personally affecting them to actually speak up and do something about it. Whereas, personally, Juuzou, and even Ui by extension have more vested interested in sticking by Furuta’s side, or rather just in the CCG.

If there’s anything this arc has shown us, it’s that literally every single character involved is fighting for personal reasons, and also hampered by those personal reasons. 

Akira and Amon literally just step away from the conflict as a whole, because they think their personal journey of discovery is more important.

The rest I’m just going to list because I don’t have time. Mutsuki cares more about his personal security in Haise returning then Haise’s actual feelings or the situation around him. Kaneki cares more about his future family with Touka, and the ghouls directly surrounding him than the rebellion he’s supposed to lead. Naki only fights for his pride as a white suit. Miza pretty much only has her role as a blades member, and her love of Naki to motivate her. Kurona is only there to get vengeance on Kanou. Takizawa only cares about protecting Akira and Amon from a distance. Nishiki is likely only motivated to find Kanou as a part of his search for Kimi. Take is only there helping Kaneki because Arima told him to, and same goes for the rest of squad zero. 

All of these characters are plunging into the bigger picture with only their own unacknowledged personal perspective. The characters that we see look at the bigger picture, are almost forced to because their own personal selves came into danger as a result of Furuta’s actions. Furuta who decided to persecute humans as well as ghouls, in order to rouse human’s against him. 

Yet Kaneki still makes a decision that impacts literally thousands of lives under him that he said he would take care of and fight for their future, on the basis of the well being of a single person. 

All of these characters are committing this faux pas, and the characters that seem above the conflict are the ones with no personal emotional investment in it. Ui’s clarity about the CCG and it’s corruption only comes after he loses literally everybody in his life. Furuta’s clarity comes from the fact that he has no true loved ones ever. Eto is the same, abandoned by everybody who ever could have loved her, she grasps the big picture because she’s practically like the other three forced to.

Eto understands these things from such an objective and clear standpoint because that is how she sees herself in regards to these events, she is the author reading them and relaying them.

So yeah, rather than a sleight against specifically Suzuya I think this might be more of a case of everybody in this arc is repeating this same mistake and it’s a product of this arc as a whole, and it’s too early to judge in the sense that these characters will most likely grow later or in later arcs once they’re provided with the visual clarity they need in the sun arc. 

David and Arba’s Similarities

This is an excuse to tell you why I ship them.

4. They’re both so cheerful when committing atrocities.

3. They both have similar parenting strategies.

2. They both have a complicated relationship with Il-Ilah.

1. They both have set someone on fire at some point in their lives.

David is also now a god and Arba is forever a religious devotee they’re both so fucking perfect for each other its the perfect kink CAN I LIVE.

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Continuing, she sighed somewhat, as if she was bored again. “So, I decided to pay the role of director and have her join the rest of you in your school life. We could have worked together, alas she would have been useless to me. Besides, fifteen is a solid number. However, her talent was an issue, she had the three atrocities as I call them: atrociously rank, atrociously filthy, atrociously repulsive. It was atrociously clear how out of touch she was with the rest of society. Meanwhile, my prime Ultimate Fashionista status was just sitting there, a undeniable appeal being wasted.”

“So that was the reason for the switch.” Elettra was amazed that she was managing to keep up with this ridiculous story.

That feeling when you go on Tumblr to relax, but your dash is filled with the atrocities of the world and you are left feeling enraged after spending a mere five minutes reading about corruption and abuse and … everything else. 

remembering you’re in a level 100 sci fi class happens at the moment you go into a 2 minute rant about 1890s sci fi and ficiton being prospective towards the political landscape of fears of world war as well as nods towards the atrocities of the concentration camps of the boer wars and everyone in the room except your professor just has this blank, glazed over look in their eyes

Me: Yuri on ice is such a captivating and beautiful story that has amazing representation in love and life and I am grateful to have been alive to appreciate the creation of this show Me at 2 AM: *doES THIS* OKAY BUT WHAT IF-

(Inspired by crowzperch on instagram)

The name Hitler does not offend a black South African because Hitler is not the worst thing a black South African can imagine. Every country thinks their history is the most important, and that’s especially true in the West. But if black South Africans could go back in time and kill one person, Cecil Rhodes would come up before Hitler. If people in the Congo could go back in time and kill one person, Belgium’s King Leopold would come way before Hitler. If Native Americans could go back in time and kill one person, it would probably be Christopher Columbus or Andrew Jackson.

I often meet people in the West who insist that the Holocaust was the worst atrocity in human history, without question. Yes, it was horrific. But I often wonder, with African atrocities like in the Congo, how horrific were they? The thing Africans don’t have that Jewish people do have is documentation. The Nazis kept meticulous records, took pictures, made films. And that’s really what it comes down to. Holocaust victims count because Hitler counted them. Six million people killed. We can all look at that number and be rightly horrified. But when you read through the history of atrocities against Africans, there are no numbers, only guesses. It’s harder to be horrified by a guess. When Portugal and Belgium were plundering Angola and the Congo, they weren’t counting the black people they slaughtered. How many black people died harvesting rubber in the Congo? In the gold and diamond mines of the Transvaal?

So in Europe and America, yes, Hitler is the Greatest Madman in History. In Africa he’s just another strongman from the history books.

—  Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
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Lawful, implying honor and respect for society’s rules; Chaotic, implying rebelliousness and individualism; and Neutral, being the middle ground between the two extremes.

Good, implying altruism and respect for life; Evil, implying the absence of altruism and no respect for life; and Neutral, the middle ground between the two.