privileged planet

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
—  Oliver Sacks (a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine, and the author of many books, including “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”)

anonymous asked:

Adele deserved that Grammy for an album full of fantastic, chart-topping songs that she wrote HERSELF. Beyoncé just turned up and sang these (to be honest not that great) songs someone else wrote aimed at a small percentage of the population, that coasted on 'black power' and 'boo hoo our struggles' instead of good lyrics and melodies. The message was outdated and whiny and Beyoncé is probably the most privileged person on the planet. That Grammy was Adele's fair and square.

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I REALLY FUCKING HATE IT WHEN MISGUIDED IGNORANT WHITE BOYS THINK THAT FEMINISM ISN’T FUCKING NECESSARY
WELL MATE I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU OTHER THAN YOU ARE LITERALLY THE MOST PRIVILEGED PEOPLES ON THE PLANET AND LITERALLY HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU EVEN FUCKING KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT
YOU HAVE NOT FACED DISCRIMINATION A DAY IN YOUR LOFE BECAUSE YOU ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP AS FAR AS THE MODERN WORLD IS APPARENTLY CONCERNED
SO LITERALLY TAKE YOUR FUCKING RIDICULOUS OPINIONS AND SHOVE THEM RIGHT BACK UP YOUR ASSHOLE WHERE THEY CAME FROM

Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating, we need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations but who speak for all of humanity for the indigenous people of the world. For the billions & billions of under privileged people who will be most affected by this. For our children’s children and for those people out there who’s voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight, let us not take this planet for granted I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.
—  Leonardo Dicaprio, Oscar Win Speech (Words on Climate Change)