the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

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Happy Birthday Adam Driver. ❤❤❤

I was going to write something sweet. But, I’ve read so many beautiful things that were already said by some of you about what a beautiful and inspiring human he is and I don’t want to be redundant or try to “one-up” anyone else, if that is even possible. I just absolutely love him.

So, I’m choosing to post my favorite (and uber uplifting 😉) Adam Driver quote, along with these “lovely” collages.

“Life’s shitty, and we’re all gonna die. You have friends, and they die. You have a disease, someone you care about has a disease, Wall Street people are scamming everyone, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. That’s what we’re surrounded by all the time. We don’t understand why we’re here, no one’s giving us an answer, religion is vague, your parents can’t help because they’re just people, and it’s all terrible, and there’s no meaning to anything. What a terrible thing to process! Every. Day. And then you go to sleep. But then sometimes,” he says, leaning forward, “things can suspend themselves for like a minute, and then every once in a while there’s something where you find a connection.” -Adam Driver

anonymous asked:

do you hate all conservatives or just trump supporters?

I disagree with most conservative views. Mostly because (here in the UK at least) conservatives just want the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer - they only care about themselves, and that’s cruel and unfair on so many levels.
I disagree with Trump supporters in every way for many reasons, most of which I’ve already mentioned

ok so the authoritarian future is gonna be our bosses with full sleeves of tattoos and body mods we’re constantly reminded about how lucky we are to “express ourselves” at work and that we get to be “creative” and how “fun” it is to sit on beanbag chairs all day all the while labor unions and our human rights crumble, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer

anonymous asked:

I am the working class. I'm a broke lgbt woman who has Obamacare in order to survive and continue to be healthy. I am sick of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. I've signed petitions. I've talked calmly and rationally to people who believe i am lesser than them for who im attracted to and my lack of money. I voted and participated in the democratic process like a good citizen, and it's done nothing.

Then why are you supporting these middle class white kids coming into your neighberhoods with torches and bricks and destroying your town! It makes no fucking sense?! Why aren’t they destroying mansions, or ransaking the banks?!?! And good for you, you did the right thing! I’m not blaming you mate, I’m blaming these so called protestors reaking havoc for everyone else except the rich people?!?!? 

theguardian.com
Caroline Aherne’s death ‘leaves British TV short of working-class voices’
There is a gap left in her wake, says late actor’s friend and Royle Family co-star Ralf Little
By Hannah Ellis-Petersen

He said: “I think these days with TV and drama, people recognise less and less of their own lives. I’m not convinced at all that current TV drama and comedy is particularly reflective of most people’s experience. Whether it’s a posh spy drama or Downton Abbey, the past 10 years of TV commissioning has phased out working-class drama or comedy – and that’s where we are now.”

“I do think that in the last few years we’ve seen the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and that growing gap is reflected in all areas of society, even TV,” he said. “We have to realise that has a knock-on effect. People are pissed off that not even TV represents their lives any more because there aren’t enough writers like Caroline being given a break"

“Hopefully being reminded about how amazing she was will reaffirm people’s belief in the fact that working-class stories can be told on TV, that writers need to be unafraid to show the minutiae of everyday life on TV and commissioners need to boldly seek out these voices.”

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I’m talking to all of my British followers when I post this And any follower who is bothered about the future of great Britain Search up London Protest on twitter or even on tumblr The news hasn’t reported on it at all This is what we have came to, the fact that the only way to get our voices heard is to riot This is not what a “majority” looks like We have to do something Or the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer

I believe there was still some hope in the 60ties and early 70ties, that the world could change. That somehow us hippies might be able to stop this madness of highways being built everywhere, the rich getting richer and the poor poorer, or war continuing after there had already been 2 worldwars. But we were already then fighting a losing battle. So we ended up just getting stoned and having a good time. I’m not saying that’s the ultimate solution, but to us at that time it certainly was.“

–Sereno Sky, based on my novel "Lonely Traveller

Bill and Hillary Clinton have made millions...

Was the media as outraged by wealthy politicians when say, Mitt Romney ran for president?  Where was the media when Dick Cheney was orchestrating a war that brought billions to Halliburton?  An argument being thrown around is that Hillary Clinton is a hypocrite for calling for income equality during her campaign while at the same time earning millions in recent years.  How is she a hypocrite?  There is nothing wrong with someone making money. 

Democrats are not opposed to people being rich.  The problem is when wealthy people work overtime trying to keep others from getting ahead.  The problem is when wealthy people try to rig the system so that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.  The problem is when wealthy people don’t want to pay taxes.  The problem is when education spending is so drastically cut in this country that going to college is becoming more and more of an unrealistic goal for young people.  The problem is when laws are passed throughout this country to destroy unions and the wage bargaining power that unions have historically had. The problem is when the haves don’t give a damn about the have nots.

You don’t have to be poor to know that income inequality is a problem in this country.

“The rich were getting richer, the poor were getting poorer, small farmers were being squeezed out, workingmen were working twelve hours a day for a bare living; profits were for the rich, the law was for the rich, the cops were for the rich”
― John Dos Passos, 1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy

If Bernie doesn’t win the primary and you feel compelled to refrain from voting, writing in his name, or, god forbid, voting for Trump in protest of Hillary, stop and take a good look at yourself and think about what you are doing.

Hillary is a democrat. She believes in most current civil rights issues (e.g. equal pay, police brutality on minorities, LGBT rights, etc.) She knows how to deal well in foreign policy. She’s worked in government her whole life and know how the game is played. She’ll get stuff done, and a lot of the stuff she’ll work towards honestly is on a similar page as Bernie’s general ideals.

Meanwhile, Trump has one care: himself. He will run this country into the ground. People will literally under his reign. Immigrant families will be torn apart and deported. The poor will get so much poorer, and the rich will get richer. Essentially every other nation on the planet will hate America if he is our commander in chief. He doesn’t know how to run a business, much less a country.

And writing in Bernie’s name or refraining from voting is equivalent to voting for Trump. It’s not some cool statement to show that you’re better than the crooks in politics. You’re allowing for this dangerous, horrible man to come into power.

A lot of Bernie supporters say that Hillary can’t defeat Trump. And you know what? That’s true, if you all keep making ridiculous posts like this. Hillary can’t win if every Bernie supporter refrains from voting, that is certainly true.

So who’s it going to be? A slightly crooked democrat who still does stand for most of your beliefs. Or a man who will take this country straight down to hell?

My experience is that the rich do get richer and the poor do get poorer. People are rewarded and what comes to mind is the big boxing match that happened a while ago, the Floyd Mayweather Jr./Manny Pacquiao fight. I love watching any sport but the excess, greed and the gross waste of resources that were on display during this event of the year—the gold and blaring lights…
And who are we celebrating in our culture? We are celebrating a man (Mayweather) who beats his wife and we are giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the man who is telling young kids subliminally that this is what success looks like—excess and greed and I am never going to have enough. I am never going to be big enough. It’s a rotten state of affairs and it’s scary. It scares me.
—  Andrew Garfield