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they began discussing Nietzsche. I took part, expressing my enthusiasm over the great poet-philosopher and dwelling on the impression of his works on me. [James] Huneker was surprised. “I did not know you were interested in anything outside of propaganda,” he remarked. “That is because you don’t know anything about anarchism,” I replied, “else youould understand that it embraces every phase of life and effort and that it undermines the old, outlived values.” Yelineck asserted that he was an anarchist because he was an artist; all creative people must be anarchists, he held, because they need scope and freedom for their expression. Huneker insisted that art has nothing to do with any ism. “Nietzsche himself is the proof of it,” he argued; “he is an aristocrat, his ideal is the superman because he has no sympathy with or faith in the common herd.” I pointed out that Nietzsche was not a social theorist but a poet, a rebel and innovator. His aristocracy was neither of birth nor of purse; it was of the spirit. In that respect Nietzsche was an anarchist, and all true anarchists were aristocrats, I said
—  Emma Goldman


So I have a South Park youtuber au where all and or most of the boys are all pretty popular youtubers that collab with eachother sometimes and meet in real life and its like a huge big cute thing

Their Channel’s and what they consist of:

Stan & Kyle: Youtube memes, challenges and vlogs, something like Dan and Phil. They’re both housemates. (Stan on his own does low quality but beautiful song covers)

Cartman: Anti Social Justice Vlogger, conspiracy theorist and sometimes rants about things about his day.

Kenny: Body Modifications, Medicinal Marijuana and Sex vlogging. Mostly popular and known as hypersexual and cute so people watch him. (Body Mod involved sex failures amirite)

Butters: Gender Nonconforming youtuber, make up and vlogging.

Craig: Aesthetic band vlogger. Sometimes bath bomb reviewer. Extremely interested and inspired by space travel.

Tweek: Mental Health help. Anxiety vlogger. Extremely open about his experiences with mental illness and makes good anxiety calm down songs

Wendy & Bebe: Sex Education, Social Justice, Equality, Womans Rights and the importance of such. (Bebe also has her own channel for nail art and gender nonconforming fem presenting looks.)

Jimmy: Comedy sketches, reaction videos, vlogs with Timmy on being handicapped and capable in todays society

Clyde: Kindof like jackass but on youtube (or daremattg124) with clyde and sometimes Craig (who lives 4 hours away) and Tweek who lives a state or two away.

Token: Sports vlogging, working out. Health and fitness info.

Kevin: Star Trek enthusiast. Collector, comic con goer, cosplayer and cosplay help


Like imagine Token coming on Wendy and Bebe’s channel and helping them work out good dieting and weight loss plans because too many girls are being affected with eating disorders.

Imagine Kenny joining Craig and Clyde on a “Dare Clyde” Video and doing the chubby bunny challenge

Imagine Butters coming on Kenny’s channel to talk about good sex proof makeup to wear on a fancy ‘im totally going home with this person’- date.

Imagine Kevin and Butters meeting up to learn how to make your eyes look bigger for cosplay

Imagine Cartman and Bebe having a debate on womens decisions to dress how they want and the correlation of mens entitlement

The possibilities are endless and its so fucking fun to come up with this shit and I’m not even putting this under a readmore because I’m obsessed

The Panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. The concept of the design is to allow all (pan-) inmates of an institution to be observed (-opticon) by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. Although it is physically impossible for the single watchman to observe all cells at once, the fact that the inmates cannot know when they are being watched means that all inmates must act as though they are watched at all times, effectively controlling their own behaviour constantly. The name is also a reference to Panoptes from Greek mythology; he was a giant with a hundred eyes and thus was known to be a very effective watchman. (Source)

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a social theorist and writer, considered to be the first female sociologist. Very unusually for the Victorian era, she managed to earn enough from her writing to support herself entirely from it. Her writings were valuable for bringing a feminist perspective to subjects such as marriage, children, religious life or race relations.

Written after a long trip to the United States, the 1837 book Society in America is considered a significant contribution to the newly-emerging field of sociology during the time. She was also a very successful novelist with a large base of readers.

My lecturer for a class on contemporary social theory, the reading list for which contains writings by some of the greatest social theorists of the last century, spent ten minutes talking about how much he loves Lana Del Rey during our first class

when u know you’re reading something by Slavoj Zizek:

“One of the Gothic DVD games starts with the wisdom: ‘Each Event is preceded by Prophecy. But without the Hero, there is no Event.‘ One can easily translate this obscure wisdom in Marxist terms: ‘The general outlines of each revolutionary event can be foretold by social theorists; however, this event can effectively take place only if there is a revolutionary subject.’“

contrary to popular belief you should literally never take someone’s belief at face value. always look into it yourself and develop your own opinion. no one ever wants to tell you this (because for some reason people think this is a slippery slope into anti-sjw politics) but it’s the truth. “socially conscious” people and theorists are just as capable of manipulating you as anyone else. just do your own research. if what that person is saying is sound you’ll likely come to the same conclusion they did. and if not maybe you just disagree and that’s probably fine too. I would much rather have people constantly questioning every little thing than becoming the kind of people who are afraid to ask questions or seek other answers. we have to rid ourselves of this fear of becoming “ideologically impure.”

(when you’re raised in a religious cult you tend to have strong aversions to anyone who discourages you from disagreeing with them)

The social media theorist Nathan Jurgenson describes users as developing “a ‘Facebook Eye’: our brains always looking for moments where the ephemeral blur of lived experience might best be translated into a Facebook post; one that will draw the most comments and ‘likes’.” We might feel this phenomenon in different ways, depending on which networks you use and which activities constitute your day

this is an unhinged structureless ramble but i’ve still got Bismuth On My Mind

the far-fetched thought that i can’t get out of my head is what if rose and bismuth’s argument was about more than just the Breaking Point. or wasn’t about that at all. what if that was just the…well, breaking point of a deeper conflict.

i don’t have any evidence for this besides the fact that the Breaking Point is really, really, really strategically unsound???? it seems like rose the brilliant strategist would’ve had the foresight to be like ‘yknow this thing is really elegant in its simplicity bis…what the hell are we gonna do when homeworld reverse engineers it’ and then the worst thing that would’ve happened was some ‘whoops didn’t think about that’ wounded pride on bismuth’s part 

idk maybe not maybe there’s a factor i don’t know about but it seems like bismuth’s a wayyyyy better social theorist than she is a battle strategist and that could actually be kind of a cool character thing, like, for her to be the Political Thinker of the team once she’s UNBUBBLED AS SHE RIGHTFULLY SHOULD BE more than an actual warrior just b/c like. she’s huge and butch and it would be a stereotype breaker for her to be their Idea Gem mainly (and also make swords and stuff)

but that also seems like it could be a key to talking her around, i feel like the only reason she acted like she did (besides HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE WRITING CHOICES) is because she’d put all her hope in what she thought would work and once she knows it won’t she’d be open to plan B and then they can get to talking and come to an understanding

Today in history: March 31, 1872 - Alexandra Kollontai born. Kollontai was a Russian communist leader and a theorist on socialism and women’s liberation. After the Russian revolution in 1917 Kollontai became People’s Commissar for Social Welfare. She co-founded the Zhenotdel or “Women’s Department” in 1919. This organization worked to improve the conditions of women’s lives in the Soviet Union, fighting illiteracy and educating women about the new marriage, education, and working laws put in place by the revolution. In 1923, she was appointed Soviet ambassador to Norway, becoming the world’s first female ambassador in modern times. She later served as ambassador to Mexico and Sweden. (image: 1972 USSR postage stamp featuring Alexandra Kollontai)