the future of this country

my prayers and thoughts are with all of the brave people attending protests and marches in the US and all of the US citizens who are currently living in fear or anxiety over the future. i wish for your safety and for peace in your country <3

nytimes.com
Pictures From Women’s Marches on Every Continent
Crowds in hundreds of cities around the world gathered Saturday in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington.

I think I’ll want to return to this in the future. All these pictures, of all these people, in so many countries, saying NO, NOT YOU and YES, US.

But.

I think it is very important for all of us to have the courage and conviction to do the same for EVERYONE – for us, for the women of color and queer people and trans women and trans men and nonbinary people in the U.S., for people of all religions, for those in other countries experiencing discrimination and oppression, for everyone who gave back to us now, we need to stand with them tomorrow. Because Black lives matter, because #NoDAPL, because everyone needs a fucking bathroom, because everyone needs basic health care and safety and clean water and the right to worship how they chose and love whom they choose, because if it ever mattered that enough people stood together to make a difference today, then we cannot NOT stand with them when it matters for them (us) tomorrow.

I can’t tell you how much it matters to me that people in other countries held rallies today. I want to give this feeling back to you tomorrow, this feeling that you mattered, that someone had your back.

lib·er·al

adjective

  1. Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.“they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people”

To live peacefully in a country home to dozens of different races, hundreds of different cultures, and thousands of different opinions, we absolutely MUST abandon the attack on liberal ideals, because this is the only way forward to a future of global cooperation and peace. This country has always been changing culturally and always will be. We must all make peace with this fact, but at the same time, we must also battle to protect people’s ability to practice conservatism and isolationism in their own personal lives.

I’m honestly pretty conservative in many aspects of my personal life and enjoy an isolated lifestyle, but I would never force those ideals on others. Everyone should be free to live the ways they want to live so long as they have minimal physical impact on others. This is what freedom is all about and here are some pictures of what seems to happen when these freedoms are threatened:

Boston


Chicago


Denver


New York


Philadelphia


Seattle


Washington DC


London


I’m posting this here because these photos give me a lot of hope for our future. No matter how evil the people in power get, I know from these pictures that the good far outweigh’s the bad. Now let us all channel this energy into creating a decentralized future where official governments are not needed. Want to know more? Google Decentralization or Blockchain.

Posted 1/22/2017

↳ INSTAGRAM @silasatwater uploaded a photo 10 mins ago.

@coltonklynn and I flew to across the country for #womensmarchonwashington. This is for our future daughters and sons, to our mothers and grandmothers. We stand with you.

♥ 239 LIKES ✐ 52 COMMENTS

Dear Y:

I love you but I’m sick of the way you catch feelings whenever I talk about how white people overwhelmingly voted for the Cheeto Douche.

I don’t care about your million and one reasons why you didn’t vote. I don’t care for your ‘Not all white people’-esque comments. I don’t care about your white guilt when the choices your people made will affect people like me more.

Next time you feel like getting more offended over me pointing out how white people voted to mortgage this country’s future, instead of how the new administration is staffed by people who want to electrocute the bisexuality out of me, before killing me for my dark skin? Shut the fuck up.

Considering not being your friend anymore,

B

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

I can’t stop laughing over the racist neckbeards on the Marvel Facebook page upset about a completely innocuous illustration of Miss Marvel urging people to vote as being too politically biased towards Hillary (it doesn’t say anything about who to vote for, but apparently a Muslim superhero talking about the election is too much).

And the fuckboys in the comments trying to argue that freaking Steve Rogers would be an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter. I’m fairly certain they’ve either never read a Captain America comic or watched one of the films, or they’re just misinterpreting the character to a BAFFLING degree.