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seriously i cant get over how good togashi is at creating these central organizing bodies like the spirit world and hunters association and at first glance youre like, hell yeah these are the Good Guys they are right and they have the best of intentions for everyone because thats what they do. but nope, nope we learn that the spirit world has this horribly toxic idea of black/white good and evil and they depend on these humans for governance and imbue them with power and they declare them enemies the moment they begin to question the preestablished narrative. same with the hunters association, we saw how they saction genocide and horrible treatment of radicals, how they have no intelligent governing body to prevent atrocities from happening, the hunters system is horribly flawed (seeing as illumi and hisoka were both able to get licenses when everyone KNEW they were fucked up), the entire chairmens arc itself was a lesson in how fuckin awful the governing system is.

honestly i just adore the way togashi weaves these webs of deception, nothin is what youd expect. he turns the typical archetypes on their heads and leaves you questioning literally everything. if you cant trust the people in charge then what is there to depend on? a government is more than any single hero can be so what does that mean to those trying to make a better world?

Painting class war as a millenial vs. baby boomers issue is a manufactured distraction. I just listened to a story on the radio about how avocados are becoming more expensive because millennial Americans like them so much and if that doesn’t exemplify that then I don’t know what does. Rising avocado prices are most largely a result of global climate change, colony collapse disorder and our threatened trade sactions with Mexico but they were able to redirect attention away from all of that by painting those darn millennials as the villains. (This goes the other way, too. See: Baby boomers destroyed the housing market.)

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Performed by: Allie Andrew, Chelsie Hightower, Jaymz Tuaileva, and a hip hop dancer

Number: “The Lazy Song/On My Mind/Marry Me/I Do Adore”

Choreographer: Jason Celaya and Chelsie Hightower

Style: Hip Hop, Jive, and Contemporary

From: “Lovesac Sactionals with Chelsie Hightower: Full Dance” (2015)

In the midst of change, we mustn’t forget

Over the last year Thein Sein has been busy cleaning house. Since coming to power after the elections in 2010 the new President, to the praise of many world leaders, has made more steps towards reform than any since Ne Win’s military coup d’état  in 1962. By allowing Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD to return to the political stage, by releasing prominent political prisoners and conducting cease fire talks with ethnic resistance groups, Thien Sein has been polishing silver, plumping cushions and blowing away some of the cobwebs left by Than Shwe. On the surface, things are looking good. But I want to ask the question; ‘What is he sweeping under the carpet?’

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people complaining that Obamer Is Trying To Ban Prayer In Schools And Make Jesus Illegal! have to be like deliberately obtuse because zero people are trying to forbid religious expression in american public schools. all that’s ever happened is the idea that maybe we shouldn’t FORCE children to participate in school-sactioned religious practices but like in america apparently “not forcing every single person to conform to christian values” is the exact same thing as making jesus illegal