sometimes it frustrates me how god damn american this website is like the UK is having a general election tomorrow and i’ve seen like 4 posts about it but when it was the US election my dash was entirely US politics and it’s so damn frustrating
like y’all reblogged so many posts about not voting for trump when the UK has the equivalent (theresa may) of her running tomorrow and it’s projected that she’ll win because young people wont vote and if this site cared enough about politics that weren’t US based then maybe we could convince more young people on here to vote (cos we all know tumblr’s demographic is mostly young people)
anyway vote labour tomorrow in the general election, please actually go out and vote
Reminder if you’re in the UK to get out and VOTE today. Young people support Labour overwhelmingly - we can make the difference. Don’t let there be another 5 years of Tories. Let June 8th be the end of May ✊️
so labour didn’t win majority. but we robbed the tories of it. because of the young voters turning out for corbyn, we have a hung parliament. theresa is under pressure to resign. we did something. we showed them that we aren’t to be underestimated.
if you voted to keep the tories out, you changed history. you did it, and i’m so proud of you. thank you for caring.
It’s finally finished! I wanted to make this comic for the snap election, but if the Tories win I feel like it’s gonna be relevant for the next few years.
I messaged a few of the spoonie blogs I follow to see if they would be okay with me tagging them in this. I got responses from @spooniediaries and @heyatleastitsnotcancer but I didn’t want to tag anyone else who hadn’t given me their consent.
Caption/script under the cut - please reblog and share. (Note: the captioning is reaaaaally long - it might crash your phone if you’re on mobile).
When one individual inflicts bodily injury upon another such that death results, we call the deed manslaughter; when the assailant knew in advance that the injury would be fatal, we call his deed murder. But when society places hundreds of proletarians in such a position that they inevitably meet a too early and an unnatural death, one which is quite as much a death by violence as that by the sword or bullet; when it deprives thousands of the necessaries of life, places them under conditions in which they cannot live – forces them, through the strong arm of the law, to remain in such conditions until that death ensues which is the inevitable consequence – knows that these thousands of victims must perish, and yet permits these conditions to remain, its deed is murder just as surely as the deed of the single individual; disguised, malicious murder, murder against which none can defend himself, which does not seem what it is, because no man sees the murderer, because the death of the victim seems a natural one, since the offence is more one of omission than of commission. But murder it remains.
Engels - Condition of the Working Class in England 1845