I know you didn't say anything about hating vegans or anything but are we actually doing a bad job? like is all of this just a lie and not actually helping the environment or anything :/ because one of the biggest reason for me to go vegan is cause of environmental issues and all
I don’t hate vegans, not the ones that aren’t spreading misinformation or think they are on some sort of moral high ground to everyone else. But I don’t agree with it myself because it is all superficial, without any proper action if I’m being honest.
And when there is action it’s usually targeted at the wrong issue and does more harmful then good. My main issue is that vegans see animals as very individual. They want to save every single cow or pig or chicken without thinking about it rationally or about the horrible impact that would have no important species (species that are actually vital to ecosystems). Veganism fails to see the bigger more important picture.
“Saving” domesticated farm animals is not important. I’m sorry but it’s just not. Not when it means “saving” these animals will have drastic negative effects.
I mean there are always ways that agricultural and animal industries can be improved. But just refusing to buy meat or use animal products don’t change anything. And realistically we’re not going to stop eating meat or producing wool ect. You have to understand that and accept it and look at ways to improve those processes not try and shut them down completely.
And more veganism just means more demand for certain crops, which require more land clearing + more pesticides ect. Veganism is just as bad for the environment and animals as any other diet is. In a capitalist society there really isn’t any ethical consumption.
The world and the environment can’t survive under a capitalist society. Capitalism is what’s stopping us from using green energy solutions or inverting more. Not because these solutions are “expensive” or hard to make or whatever use excuses are being made. It’s because they won’t make as much money as easily.
Just like buying honey isn’t going to “save the bees” or turning the tap off when you brush your teeth won’t save water. They’re things corporations and company’s push because they’re easy and shift the blame onto consumers and away from them.
We need to look into real solutions. Realistic solutions that aren’t just superficial I-want-to-feel-good-without-doing-anything-too-hard “solutions” but real ones. And they need to be towards actual important significant issues. Animals being killed for a source of food or harvesting honey or wool, is not even close to being an issue we should be worried about.
I’m sorry that you’ve been led to think otherwise, there is alot of misinformation out there and people will lie to get their agenda across. But veganism just doesn’t help the environment. It just doesn’t.
In a podcast with Reagan Gomez (the voice of Kiki and Jenny Pizza) Rebecca Sugar confirmed that the point of Rocknaldo was to give kids a way to confront a bully. She was extremely passionate talking about this episode and it made me realize “Hey, sometimes these episodes aren’t for me. There are kids out there that really need an episode that gives them some solutions to real life problems, not a sad episode with things they might not understand.”
No real solutions are coming from the anti-Trump protests. Instead, it’s crying and whining about the popular vote and keywords (Ex: racist, sexist, etc…)
If you wanted to actually reduce Executive Power, I’d be all for it. I’d join you and work with you. But y'all ain’t interested in shrinking the Executive. You’re just upset someone you don’t like has all that power now.
As Scorpio is a water sign representing transformation, Jupiter is teaching us how to cut out the unnecessary and focus on what brings us true happiness in order to grow. We can also expect to learn lessons surrounding our emotional nature- feeling comfortable with our emotions, accepting them for what they are, letting go. We are going to have to look inward and reflect. One interesting thing is that we are far less likely to accept temporary solutions to our problems. Scorpio reveals truth, Jupiter expands perspective- our intuition is going to be useful in finding a real, permanent solution to our problems, even if it means going through a period of suffering first.
The depth of Scorpio combining with Jupiter’s extroverted nature means we’re more likely to experience intimate and deep social interactions. However Jupiter’s expansive attitude in the sign of Scorpio means we’ll be tempted to indulge in our pleasures, particularly sexual or emotional pleasures. We’re going to want to follow our heart for a while, which may be good since we are going to be seeing more opportunities to connect with others, both romantically and platonically. We are more interested in cutting to the chase, and as Scorpio looks inward and Jupiter broadens our perspective, we may discover hidden things within ourselves during this time.
In conclusion: Since Jupiter can bring luck and success, you’re going to need to channel Scorpion traits to take advantage of this. Think determination, passion, empathy, and NO deception. Try to avoid going to excess with your love life, but following your heart is natural during this time. So embrace transformation, connect with others below the surface, talk about that intense stuff you’re secretly into, stay focused on your goals, and get comfy with your feelings! Don’t worry, you’ve got time. Jupiter will stay in Scorpio until November 8, 2018!
Since many people only watch the Swan Queen scenes, I thought it was interesting to point out that even in the later half of the season they were still showing Hook & Emma’s relationship in a dubious light and using parallels and story elements that queer people specifically would notice. They also put hints in the narrative that suggest Emma will be back, so like before, until this show is over… it’s simply not over.
First we had this dialogue with Henry, where Emma says she needs to leave and lay low…
…then there is a death and resurrection…
…but because it is followed by the Last Supper - an event that in the Bible happens before Jesus’ death - it could mean that this was a storytelling device giving us a summary of what is actually still to come.
They spent more time emphasizing how much pressure Snow put on Emma when she confessed to planning her wedding ever since they met…
…or by having her mother walk her to the altar in a dress that could not be more out of character…
…or letting her mother sing about this being her wish coming true but not necessarily Emma’s.
They kept hinting the marriage was doomed when they warned us that seeing the bride before the wedding is bad luck…
…and then made sure that happened…
…after turning Snow/ Emma’s dress black.
Seeing Hook burn didn’t snap Emma out of it…
…nor did the flashback scenes to the marriage - but beyond that they used special effects commonly associated with horror and trauma to evoke a negative feeling.
Then there was Hook taking on the pose of Judas in the Last Supper, marking him as a potential traitor in the middle of this new book.
We also had Regina who couldn’t look at Emma when mentioning her marriage - masking her pain…
…when promising to make sure Emma would get a good wedding…
…only to cut to a song that can be summed up as “Screw love, I don’t want to feel it anymore.” Just look at her face when Granny sings about princess Emma…
…or the Queen ripping Emma’s baby blanket while singing love doesn’t stand a chance.
If Regina’s song is relevant to her present day feelings then so is Hook’s. He sings he doesn’t care about Snow & Charming’s rank… but they never offered him a title in the flashback. Marrying Emma in the present would actually give him their rank, riches and their most important treasure - their daughter…
…but even in the present he hasn’t let go of his revenge and grabs the first opportunity to go after the Dark One. She doesn’t let him help, he doesn’t keep his promise to let her handle it.
Meanwhile Emma and Regina agree they don’t want to raise Henry alone, work together and we see Emma hypothetically co-adopt Zelena’s kid…
…and Regina jumps on the opportunity to take Emma out after Hook leaves…
…once again drawing our attention to the fact the character that has made the most progress doesn’t approve of the man her friend is marrying but supports her regardless…
….and yet there is no resolution, so why write those lines at all?
Or finally show us Hook is a murderer right before the wedding after seasons of just telling us?
There was also Jasmine’s forced marriage to Jafar because she felt she had to do it out of duty…
…while the real solution proved to be giving in to love between the thief and the princess - coincidentally wearing Regina’s coat…
… at the same time they had innuendo heavy dialogue like “We know each other in various ways…” between Jasmine and Ariel…
…and gave them the most romantic moment from the Aladdin movie…
…then had Ariel ‘come out’ to Eric.
Then there were these two who qualify for a “Find someone who looks at you like Tiger Lily looks at Fiona when she trusts her with her baby…” meme…
…and that’s without mentioning the gal pal level fierce loyalty Tiger Lily has toward her fairy godchild’s mother.
Of course we all saw Regina’s pained face when she heard about the proposal…
…and Emma’s face daring her to say anything…
…and that brief flash of pain on her face as she lets go.
So yes, that’s just a short list of interesting narrative choices made by creators who already knew more or less what’s next…
…so maybe this split in Lucy’s new book with somebody out of the picture and Emma, Henry and Regina bathing in light is entirely intentional?
The ‘Dewey Wins’ dilemma (from an autistic Steven POV)
Steven’s always been the most relatable fictional character for me, but man … this clip really hit home. So here’s my thoughts from Steven’s POV (as an autistic boy).
Change is a funny thing, and if it can be avoided, it should be. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right? Well, throwing myself in harm’s way to save my friends and family has always worked out for me, so why wouldn’t I do what I did? It just makes sense!
(And I just wanted to point out, when Connie asks “How could you just give yourself up like that?!” and Steven responds “Well, first I said I was my Dad, and then I said I was my Mom …” is SO RELATABLE to me! Being autistic, I often take things literally, and naturally, give a literal response. I thank the Crew for making that one of Steven’s reoccurring character traits.)
It was the only thing I could do, because it was the only real solution I could see. To me, there was no other way. It’s not because I forgot about Connie, it’s because all I was worried about was saving her and everyone else. Once I have a way of doing something in mind, it’s very unlikely I’ll look for another.
No, it wasn’t different. And no, it wasn’t all my fault. I had no idea that I was giving Peridot a list of people to take back to Homeworld. There’s no way I could have known! But I’ve grown up knowing that if Homeworld is hurting people, it’s automatically my fault, because I’m Rose Quartz’s son. So that’s the flawed logic I’ll take until proven otherwise.
But it didn’t matter. I’m always helping other people when they’re in trouble, so why couldn’t I have let Connie help me?
Because I couldn’t look ahead and see the consequence of my actions. And without seeing those consequences, sacrificing myself was without a doubt the best thing I could have done.
… No, you’re not? You’re standing right here in front of me without a scratch on you! How could you be hurt when I saved you?
What is there to get?? I told you! You’re safe! We’re safe! Everyone’s safe! Isn’t that all that matters … ?
You have to tell me! You have to tell me what’s wrong, because I don’t understand. I can’t understand.
But you run off back home like I should just “get it” without a word. So I recite to myself how that conversation should have happened if it had stayed on-script, and wonder to myself how and why you’re upset even though everything’s okay.
To close, I’d like to make it clear that Connie is definitely NOT in the wrong. She has every right in the world to be this upset and to shun Steven like this. They’ve always been a team, until suddenly, Steven left her behind. This is simply how I think Steven sees the situation.
They’re both on very different wavelengths, and need to talk things out to prevent this from happening again in the future. And that conversation is gonna be hard, but it’s something I’m really looking forward to.
Tumblr is rightfully spazzing over South Park’s “Put It Down,” but in light of the episode, I want to talk about “Tweek x Craig” instead. It’s not the show’s finest episode, but it might deserve more credit than I’ve been giving it.
The traditional read of “Tweek x Craig” is as follows: Tweek and Craig are shipped together by their entire town, even though neither is gay. The only adult who admits he is unhappy about the situation is Craig’s homophobic father, Thomas. Tweek and Craig are bothered by the pornographic fanart of them and stage a breakup so they won’t have to see the pictures anymore. Their dramatic breakup breaks the heart of the whole town; even Craig’s father wants the two back together. To make the town and their parents happy, Tweek and Craig pretend to be a couple, and the sun shines once again.
Read this way, “Tweek x Craig” is an unhappy story about caving into societal expectations; the parallel to this would be a story celebrating a gay man getting a beard to maintain a sense of normalcy. But this interpretation is predicated on the assumption that Tweek and Craig aren’t gay. While both boys say they aren’t gay at different points in the episode, giving the assumption credence, we never outright learn what they’re thinking. If we assume the opposite, that both boys ARE gay, “Tweek x Craig” is unequivocally a love story. Let’s put it in simple terms under the cut.
sooo ok. i debated saying anything - after all i’m supposed to be on break. but this is going to bother me FOREVER if i don’t, so here we go:
WHAT THE BLOGGER POSTS ON THEIR BLOG IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
if you don’t like some of their content, there’s a real easy solution, bucko. here it is: UNFOLLOW. BLOCK ? LEAVE. you DO NOT have to see their content if you DON’T WANT TO.
but you know what you shouldn’t do ?TELL. THEM. HOW. TO. RUN. THEIR. OWN. BLOG. WHAT THEY POST IS THEIR BUSINESS. if they post a lot of smut & you don’t like that ? smash unfollow pal. if they vent too much & you feel “uncomfortable”? unfollow button’s right there buddy. just stuff you plain don’t like to see or are bored of? i’m about to BLOW you mind right now - UN. FOLLOW. THEM.
YOU DO NOT. GO TO SOMEONE’S BLOG. & TELL THEM. HOW TO RUN IT. this is exactly why i turned off anon. because people just don’t understand that PEOPLE AREN’T HERE TO CATER TO THEIR NEEDS. we don’t have to do jack shit for any of you. at all.
blogs are made by the creator to cater to THEMSELVES. no. one. else. everyone needs to take a seat. drink some water. watch a movie. go OUTSIDE. & take a chill pill. this stuff is out of damn control & i’m so tired of it.
FINALLY All Might does two very important things in one single panel that I’ve been waiting for since the end of the Sports Festival arc.
Firstly, he calls Bakugou’s mental issues what they are: an inferiority complex. An inferiority complex is not “being a douche” or “being an asshole”, it’s not being cruel or evil for the hell of it. It’s a subconscious disordered pattern of the mind that frequently leads to actions of overcompensation as well as asocial behavior (both major traits of Bakugou’s personality throughout the story), and as someone with a whopping one myself, they are strong and painful and they do tarnish and ruin everything you do or attempt to do.
We have to remember where Bakugou is emotionally and mentally is, circa chapters 116 ~ 120. He’s witnessed the fall of his idol and, correctly or not, perceives it to be his fault due to personal weakness (Bakugou has internalized his entire ordeal of being kidnapped as his own fault, he /blames himself/ for being abducted by adults and causing All Might, and heroic society at large’s, downfall. That is a LOT for one kid to handle). On top of that he’s just failed to get his provisional heroes license, a tangible mark of failure that only he and one other student in 1A failed to achieve (Deku did not fail, something Bakugou is quite aware of). It’s a major setback to someone whose feelings of inferiority drive him to overachieve and that is a major blow to his psyche.
Bakugou spills a lot of his guts during his fight with Deku, including how angry he’s felt about (in his perception) Deku always looking down on him. Now, we know Deku doesn’t feel that way and was just performing basic acts of kindness to Bakugou, to people who have never had inferiority complexes or have only had theirs manifest in more internal ways (self hatred, self loathing, ect) this seems quite obvious to us, but again you have to remember that Bakugou’s complex has literally distorted his vision with regards to Deku and anything to do with him. This excuses none of his behavior of course, but it gives reason to why he is the way he is to Deku in particular that goes far beyond fandom’s flimsy portrayal of him as an evil asshole who kicks puppies for giggles.
As a mentally ill viewer who has struggled with my own inferiority complex for most of my life, this panel is incredibly important to me to have Bakugou’s mental issues not only validated, but specifically named. I understand inferiority isn’t the first thing to come to mind when one thinks of Bakugou, but he’s got it bad, and it’s extremely detrimental to his health and his chance to have good healthy relationships.
The second important thing in this panel is All Might recognizing how badly the UA teachers have failed to account for these issues and others when it comes to Bakugou’s mental health. THE BOY IS MENTALLY ILL WHETHER YOU LIKE HIM OR NOT. Bakugou’s narrative thus far is an interesting duality of neglect from the adults around him from childhood to his current adolescence. The adults of his childhood neglected him by not only failing to discipline him in any manner, but also by inflating his ego, which (un)surprisingly lead to the development of his inferiority complex with Deku in particular. When a kid, who lacks a lot of real world context, is built up that big it’s understandable how the slightest perceived act of pity by another can be seen as an insult. What’s so pathetic about me that this person wants to look down on me, how can they think I need their help when I’m this amazing? What must be wrong with me? This is the root cause of Bakugou’s inferiority complex and the resulting mistreatment of Deku. Neglect from adults to keep him grounded and understanding.
All Might however recognizes that while the teachers at UA are doing the exact opposite of the adults of Bakugou’s youth (disciplining him without addressing any of the root causes of his emotional disturbance, pulling gross shit like the Sports Festival Ceremony against his wishes, portraying him as villainous amongst each other, even if it is behind his back), they are repeating the same pattern of adult neglect just in a different form. Bakugou’s emotions are not being dealt with, his feelings are not being listened to, just like when he was a child Bakugou’s mental health, or lack thereof, is not being taken care of by those around him who are supposed to protect him.
And thank fucking god for both of these things because whatever your feelings on him, he’s a /child/ and he is emotionally disturbed and he needs /help/. Please for the love of God you two, help this kid.
At the end of all this Bakugou is disciplined. All Might recognizes he’s ill while still holding him responsible, because guess what fandom /you can do both/ lol. Bakugou’s is not a story of foregoing punishment for his bad actions nor is it one of vindictively slamming him into the dirt for being beyond redemption. In fact as mentioned above, his is a narrative of being failed by both those methods and requiring the happy medium of being held responsible for himself /but with a loving hand/. Mindless praise and vindictive punishment have both failed Bakugou endlessly, and I can only honestly hope this is the beginning of a real solution to this kids problems.
some triggers are present including: gore, blood, murder, suicide, animal abuse mentions, etc.
❛ People don’t leave their dogs out alone anymore. ❜
❛ If you don’t like your ideas, stop having them. ❜
❛ This is your idea. ❜
❛ Suicide is like… the ultimate fuck you. ❜
❛ Umm, I don’t think of you that way. ❜
❛ Do you think I want to go back to being nobody? ❜
❛ You’re fucked! ❜
❛ I am… disturbed, wasn’t I? ❜
❛ You’re a big help. As usual. ❜
❛ Don’t give her/him the satisfaction! ❜
❛ For once someone shouldn’t give that fucker the satisfaction! ❜
❛ You can’t do this alone. ❜
❛ I told you to get off me! ❜
❛ I didn’t betray you. ❜
❛ You locked me up! ❜
❛ A girl can only be a slut, a bitch, a tease, or the virgin next door. ❜
❛ Are you sure it’s just cramps? ❜
❛ Just so you know… the words “just” and “cramps”, they don’t go together. ❜
❛ You wrecked everything for me that isn’t about you. ❜
❛ I know you are. But what am I? ❜
❛ If I wasn’t here, would you eat her/him? ❜
❛ You swore we’d go together, one way or another. ❜
❛ I was just wondering what you hit. ❜
❛ Well, officer, looked like a lycanthrope to me, sir. ❜
❛ I know what a lycanthrope is. ❜
❛ Think you see werewolves a lot? ❜
❛ Out by sixteen or dead on the scene, but together forever. ❜
❛ United against life as we know it. ❜
❛ C'mon! Together forever. ❜
❛ Wrists are for girls. I’m slitting my throat. ❜
❛ I’m not dying in this room with you! ❜
❛ You know, we’re almost not even related anymore. ❜
❛ You know every move… right on the fucking dot. ❜
❛ It’s like touching yourself. ❜
❛ I’m a goddamn force of nature. ❜
❛ I feel like I could do just about anything. ❜
❛ Look, worst-case scenario, you put him/her out of her misery. ❜
❛ Don’t ever touch my sister/brother again. ❜
❛ Just as long as you’re prepared for that. ❜
❛ Why don’t you guys get the fuck out of my van, assholes! ❜
❛ I’m serious get out! I mean it! Get out! ❜
❛ See? I’m up to some whack shit right now. ❜
❛ Now what am I supposed to do about that, huh? ❜
❛ I’m way out on the corner of Fucked-Up and Evil. ❜
❛ Hurting me won’t help. ❜
❛ I can’t be like this! ❜
❛ The only thing that helps is to tear living things to pieces. ❜
❛ You guys going to the greenhouse bash tonight? ❜
❛ I’m in charge of the prizes. ❜
❛ Why don’t they just catch that thing? ❜
❛ How hard could it be in a place full of dead ends? ❜
❛ Well, maybe I like my edge. Thanks. ❜
❛ You know you can ask me anything. ❜
❛ You’re so dead. ❜
❛ Get the fuck outta the bathroom! I’m trying to get ready! ❜
❛ Unless you wanted to piss me off! ❜
❛ Hey, why don’t you get your slut-bitch sister a leash. ❜
❛ Don’t we need protection? ❜
❛ Stop! Wait a second. ❜
❛ Oh, fuck me. ❜
❛ You got a boy/grilfriend or something? ❜
❛ Are you on drugs, like right now? I’m in class here. ❜
❛ Yeah, excuse me for giving a shit. ❜
❛ I’ll come see you later, ok? ❜
❛ I said I’d die for you! ❜
❛ You said you’d die with me. ❜
❛ You said you’d die with me. Cause you had nothing better to do. ❜
❛ Come and get some candy! ❜
❛ Could you just say something please? ❜
❛ Whoa? That’s it? ‘Whoa’? ❜
❛ Well thank you for taking my total fucking nightmare so seriously! ❜
❛ You always blow off anything that you don’t get. ❜
❛ I’m officially all fucked up, right? ❜
❛ Well, that would explain the human circumcised dick… ❜
❛ Just say you won’t go average on me. ❜
❛ Oh my god… Do you think it’s cramps? ❜
❛ Give it a rest… for two seconds? ❜
❛ A thick, syrupy, voluminous discharge is not uncommon. ❜
❛ They’re just being normal teenage girls/boys. ❜
❛ You play with your new friends and I’ll play with mine. ❜
❛ You’re real. Your problem is real. The solution is real. ❜
❛ If you give up now you leave me alone, I would never do that to you! ❜
❛ Wish these were babies legs. ❜
❛ I’ve just spent a week of my life looking for you, if you could just give me a sec. ❜
❛ Favorite homework excuse: My nail glitter ate it. ❜
❛ You wanna know what I did for fun last night, huh? I killed my own freakin’ dog. ❜
❛ I get this ache… And I, I thought it was for sex, but it’s to tear everything to fucking pieces. ❜
“Believing that hipsters can reverse the consequences of late-stage capitalism is a more attractive thought for city planners in cash-strapped cities than realizing that many American cities are, for now, screwed thanks to postindustrial decline and growing inequality. Gentrification may provide a new tax base, but it also reshapes what cities are, turning them into explicit supporters of inequality, reliant on it to self-fund, yet still unable to meet the needs of their poor. A real solution to the economics of American cities would require more work—more taxes, more laws, more intervention from the federal government. Those things are hard. Gentrification is easy.
So with little money in municipal coffers and little hope for a better future, it seems that politicians and planners (and in the case of Detroit, the corporations and nonprofits that have replaced them) have managed to turn a blind eye to the warnings of the profession’s foundational texts. Cities have pursued whole-hog Richard Florida’s strategies for wooing millennials without considering the serious limitations of those strategies and the profound effects they may have on everyone else. They ignore that Richard Florida has admitted that the creative class is not a silver bullet, and they forget that Jane Jacobs, the other most famous urbanist in America, talked not only about what makes city blocks cute and community-oriented but also about all the ways in which governments encourage the destruction of places for the middle class.
It seems that in their desperation to find something, anything, that will get their cities going again, city leaders have deemphasized all the risks and potentially lackluster results inherent in the gentrification-as-renewal strategy and instead embraced a strategy of “please just come.” Like Detroit’s former economic development czar said: “Bring on more gentrification. I’m sorry, but I mean, bring it on.”
Hey everyone, I hate to be this person again, but please start calling your representatives in congress. This new version would weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions and remove essential health benefits from insurance plans. Two things Trump said he would never do. No matter which political side you are on, you should be able to see that this is going to hurt people more than help. They are just trying to pass it through to make it seem like they are doing something, but Healthcare is one third of our country’s economy and millions of people rely on it for care. It should not be treated as some slip shod marker for success to change things just because. We need real solutions. Please call your representatives in the House and tell them to slow down, take their time, and create a Healthcare bill that works for EVERYONE.
Students, tomorrow you have the opportunity to change the world. Don’t go into your classrooms as consumers. You have the light of Christ. You have what people need.
If you give Jesus to people, you’ve helped them more than any teacher, lunch lady, grief councilor or medical professional ever could. Jesus is the answer. He is ultimate healing, grace, comfort and love.
For every junior and senior unsure of their future, your Jesus holds the key to each ultimate destiny in this life and afterwards. He leads us in every step.
He’s the real solution for those who want to change their identity. He does that all the time.
Injustice is guaranteed to be a big topic this year at school. He’s the judge that’s going to right every wrong. He fights for the oppressed. Takes care of the widow and orphan.
He’s the one that can give peace to the 97% of your classmates who will deal with anxiety this year.
Your Jesus can give access to the Father to every son or daughter who lacks the presence of their earthy father.
Jesus is a big deal. For the sake of your classmates, smuggle Him into school this year. He won’t set off the metal detectors and drug dogs can’t sniff Him out. You can pass Him off in the bathroom or under the bleachers, or in the lunch room in plain sight.
Sharing the gospel through your love, your testimony and repeating the words and life of Jesus. You are the most qualified person to reach your circle of influence.
I'm sorry but, how is glorifying punching nazis a good thing? Yes, the ideology is horrible and should not be accepted, but when you're going out of your way to use gratuitous violence against someone for their ideology regardless of circumstances? How is it good to crumble to their level, and then go further by comitting violence instead of discrediting them + using the law? I'm honestly confused and scared that people who fight for freedom are starting to justify violence in a non-ironic way.
i understand your concern, but “regardless of circumstances” does not apply here, since the circumstance is: they’re nazis. literal, armband-and-jackboot nazis. we know what nazis do, what they’re like, what happens if they get comfortable. there is a very, very big historical precedent for it
fascism is not an ideology we can bring to the table and have a reasonable discussion with because its core premise is that one nationality (theirs) is superior to others while everyone else must submit. there’s no debating with this, there’s no compromising, there’s no “everyone can be content,” a nazi’s first, last, and only goal is to make the world their own
“discrediting” is largely irrelevant, since nazis aren’t exactly hamstrung by facts, or accuracy, or reality. and if someone’s not immediately against literal nazism on its face, you probably won’t win them over at all, sorry to say it. “using the law” is a real scattershot solution since cops and courts, depending on your area, might not see fascists as a threat (they certainly didn’t give a fuck in the college town i went to). prosecution is even tougher since nazis, being used to lawsuits after a time, do their best to tiptoe and loophole where they can. after all, even with 70+ years of trying to stomp the ideology out, it’s still wiggling
but if you’re really concerned that violence would invalidate the cause of democracy, or that a real “fight for freedom” shouldn’t involve violence, well, i have bad news for you:
The Libs want to change laws to make it harder to become an Aussie citizen. This includes:
tighten ‘you gotta know English’ rules
a 'do you share Aussie values’ test
you’ve gotta be a permanent resident for 4 years (not 1) before applying for citizenship
Immigration Minister should have power to overrule the appeals
tribunal (ie. the body you go to if you think the Minister’s department
was being a dick to you).
Turnbull has no real solutions to real problems - jobs, climate,
healthcare, poverty - so he’ll bang on about irrelevant symbolic
divisive stuff screwing brown people as a distraction.
Shorten, you wanted to show that you’re a leader like Corbyn, well with a
proposed law like this, here’s your first test. What would Corbyn do?
Notice how our immigration laws only go one way: tighter, crueler,
less democratic. If Labor does not put their foot down at *some* point
this will forever just be a stick the Libs use to beat Labor with and
will ruin a lot of lives and a great country’s democracy in the process.
hm yeah i was quiet about it but i’d tried to contact the mcelroys for months offering free consultation regarding taako’s ethnicity and i’ve already come up with A REAL SOLUTION that works and listens to all latinx fans upset by this but rather than accept my free help they ignore me and post that disgrace of an apology explaining their white anxiety. i’ve given up now but after seeing how quiet they are with the zine i’m not letting this fly unnoticed. this isn’t the first email i’ve sent either.
i started this discussion out of good faith that they would listen. but now they’re turning out to be like every other white content creator out there who just doesn’t give a shit if it requires effort.
you know one of my pet peeves in people? balant liars who flee when it’s time to live up to their word.