brain-firkin
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.)
Brian Eno, Miraculous Cures And The Canonization Of Basquiat
(via anorsexic)

If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

willsmiff:

kayleyhyde:

We all know that feeling, vending machine

#i am also full of snacks and darkness

willsmiff:

kayleyhyde:

We all know that feeling, vending machine

almightykushlord:

Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told , one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to  and f*** , the local media are reporting exclusively.

“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.

In further discussions with journalists from the media, the  stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”

“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.

The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.

“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.

THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE

bombing:

wizkhalifornia:

bombing:

what have the founding fathers actually found

america

have they ever found anything useful or cool

coffeewithajla:

"Remember that in racist, demographics obsessed Israel, the most fearsome "existential threat" is the birth of a Palestinian child."

Words of wisdom from Amy Poehler

<3 <3 <3

markusbones:

If you look at the world and say “Yes, there are enough homes for people, yes, there is enough food for people, but if we give it away for free they won’t have earned it and the economy will collapse.” Then you have chosen money (a constructed medium of exchange) over living beings who only want to continue living in peace and safety.

And I have no qualms telling you, that is the wrong choice, and you have been brainwashed by this destructive, exploitative system.

fightingforanimals:

This is gorgeous and was posted without a source. Still can’t find the photographer who captured it but if anyone can please add it :)

fightingforanimals:

This is gorgeous and was posted without a source. Still can’t find the photographer who captured it but if anyone can please add it :)

dagwolf:

sorry-dong-dong:

maxofs2d:

Hahaha

"Men’s Rights" activist and self-proclaimed philosopher Stefan Molyneux pretends to be a woman posting a positive comment on his own video “debunking” Frozen but completely fails at account switching

oh wow

"HELL I even know what it is to suffer mental illness" -the confessional

Morn post anxiety attack: red white &amp; blue peace sign bikini, Graceland playing, Korea still, gonna make my body some vegan whole wheat blueberry banana pancakes and try to be good, and Graceland, and Korea- I can be easily figured out. So imma do it.

Morn post anxiety attack: red white & blue peace sign bikini, Graceland playing, Korea still, gonna make my body some vegan whole wheat blueberry banana pancakes and try to be good, and Graceland, and Korea- I can be easily figured out. So imma do it.

Analytic Philosopher: Continental philosophy is for pseudo-philosophers who don't want to think about the hard stuff. // *reads continental philosophy and doesn't understand it* // Continental philosophy is abstruse, obscure and purposefully confusing!!!