political deceptions

i’m from georgia’s 6th district where a big special election is going on right now and the GOP attack ads against the one major Democrat are SO GODDAMN RIDICULOUS fuck

he cosplayed in college.  HOW DARE

He made a documentary for Al Jazeera.  Which is an international news network. Like BBC. But with an Arabic Name. SCANDALOUS. 

The force Islamaphobia is strong with this one

where’s that gif of that judgmental zebra when i need it

quick someone sing the not one of us lion king song

The 15th Law of Power

Crush your Enemy Totally

All great leaders since Moses have known that a feared enemy must be crushed completely.  (Sometimes they have learned this the hard way.)  If one ember is left alight, no matter how dimly it smolders, a fire will eventually break out.  More is lost through stopping halfway than through total annihilation:  The enemy will recover, and will seek revenge.  Crush him, not only in body but in spirit.

The signs as Divergent quotes
  • Aries: “Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
  • Taurus: “Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.”
  • Gemini: “It must require bravery to be honest all the time.”
  • Cancer: “Then I realize what it is. It's him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.”
  • Leo: "I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different.”
  • Virgo: “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
  • Libra: “Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.”
  • Scorpio: “Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up”
  • Sagittarius: "Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”
  • Capricorn: “Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined. I swear she exists. But if I saw her, I wouldn't recognize her.”
  • Aquarius: "Who cares about pretty? I'm going for noticeable.”
  • Pisces: “People tend to overestimate my character," I say quietly. "They think that because I'm small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can't possibly be cruel. But they're wrong.”
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Inquisitor Ma’alin Lavellan - Haven vs. Skyhold

Thrust into a world of politics, deception, and war, she grew up fast and learned to play the great Game. All that she was has been honed, tested, and refined against the trials and challenges of being the infamous Herald of Andraste. The lessons learned, the successes and failures, have left their mark. The blessed Herald of Andraste, this she can never be, but the people need a symbol of hope. As the Inquisitor, she can be the symbol for change, for freedom, for good, and for compassion. Come what may, she will be their light in the dark to guide the way until the people of Thedas can illuminate the world without her. Then, when that day comes, she will disappear back in to the wilderness from whence she came, a lone rogue and apostate in search of the Dread Wolf. The woman will  be forgotten, but her legend will live on, as a new hero rises…

I really need DA4 now

honestly while we’re talking about political deception and playing a crowd for chumps, let’s not forget how George Bush won the 2004 election by painting his opponent John Kerry (a war veteran and experienced public servant) as an out-of-touch unpatriotic elitist because he was bilingual and liked windsurfing while showing himself by contrast as the approachable guy you could “get a beer with,” even though George W. Bush was a rich draft-dodger who went to Yale on his daddy’s legacy and (here’s the kicker) wouldn’t be able to get a beer with anyone because he can’t drink alcohol

anonymous asked:

Types as quotes from the divergent series (if you have read them)?

ESTP: “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”

ESFP: “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

ISTP: “Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up”

ISFP: “I like to hurt people too. I can make the cruelest choice. The difference is, sometimes I don’t, and you always do, and that makes you evil.”

ENTP: “The truth has a way of changing people’s plans.”

INTP: “Officially, of course, we’re all to be treated the same, yes? But that is rarely put into practice.”

ENFP: “I figured I would shoot the bullets out of my nostrils, so I left it upstairs.

INFP: “Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.”

ESTJ: “Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.” 

ISTJ: “Everything has changed and it won’t stop changing anytime soon.”

ESFJ: “Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.”

ISFJ: “I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.”

ENTJ: “I didn’t know that idiocy caused people to just start spontaneously bleeding from the nose.” 

INTJ: “We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”

ENFJ: “Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.”

INFJ: “People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.” 

The signs as Divergent quotes

aries:  “I am selfish. I am brave” 

taurus: “One Choice, decided your friends. One Choice, defines your beliefs.One Choice, determines your loyalties - Forever. ONCE CHOICE CAN TRANSFORM YOU” 

gemini: “Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable.” 

cancer: “Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.” 

leo: “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” 

virgo: “Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.” 

libra: “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” 

scorpio: “Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up”

sagittarius: “Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.” 

capricorn: “I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different” 

aquarius: “…there is power in self-sacrifice.” 

pisces: “A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”