brain-firkin
me at home: i've been wearing the same jeans and band shirt for the last three weeks but it still smells alright so i'll keep wearing it
me going away: I NEED ONE SHIRT FOR EACH DAY AND EXTRA IN CASE IT GETS DIRTY AND THE SAME AMOUNT OF JEANS AND SOCKS ACTUALLY NO I'LL NEED EXTRA SOCKS IN CASE IT FLOODS AND DOUBLE THE UNDERWEAR IN CASE OF DISASTER AND ONE NICE OUTFIT IN CASE I GET INVITED TO TEA WITH THE QUEEN
kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!
- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.
- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.
- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason
- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.
- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 
- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized
- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it
like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.
I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.
Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty shit. 

kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!

- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.

- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.

- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason

- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.

- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 

- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized

- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it

like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.

I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.

Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty shit. 

fit-and-healthy-for-tomorrow:

My current clothing style is a combination of “shit I’m late”, “shit it’s cold”, with just a hint of “I’m too lazy to look socially acceptable for you losers”.

I’d smoke a blunt with the person I reblogged this from.

acid-anarchism:

My views on eating meat.

  • Massive slaughterhouses and the meat industry are fucked up and they torture animals
  • Eating meat produced by this industry contributes to environmental destruction. Forests must be cut down to make graze lands to feed our demanding taste buds.
  • If you go out and kill an animal and use its parts for multiple uses, I dont really see a problem as long as you didnt torture the animal and you arent affecting a dwindling population. 
  • Humans are animals
  • Would you rather have an animal’s entire habitat cut down in order to make a coat factory or would you rather kill one deer and make a coat?

Maybe some of this is fucked up. I dont know. Down to hear responses and alternate viewpoints. This are by no means concrete laws that guide my life, they are a list of ever changing view points that allow me to grow and change as a person.

I think its probably a good thing 1/5 of your “views” is a question.

Personally I dont hunt but I dont think I have can identify a theoretical problem, necessarily right off the bat at least, with hunting that is 1) conservationist in practice and 2) need-based. I dont think about it much because we dont live in a world where most meat comes from hunting. bigger fish and whatnot. I don’t think i could hunt myself. But some people can. I think if a person could kill an animal themself, rather than outsourcing to giant factory farms so they can unthinkingly eat animals at every meal, I would feel so much less disdain towards it. If even any. At least hunting is a choice. You are resolved in your decision and taking responsibility for it. Paying a couple bucks for chicken on a chipotle burrito is the opposite of that.

Feminists too must organize against police brutality, the military build up, and first of all war. Our first and most important step must be to oppose the recruitment of women into the armies, which regrettably was introduced with the support of some feminists in the name of women’s equality and emancipation. There is much we can learn from this misguided policy. For the image of the uniformed woman, gaining equality with men through the right to kill, is the image of what globalization can offer to us, which is the right to survive at the expense of other women and their children, whose countries and resources corporate capital needs to exploit.
Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero: Reproduction, Housework and Feminist Struggle (via callingoutbigotry)
lil-reina:


I’m convinced of my disagreement with the counterrevolution, imperialism, fascism, religions, stupidity, capitalism and the whole gamut of bourgeoisie tricks. I wish to cooperate with the Revolution in transforming the world into a classless one so that we can attain a better rhythm for the oppressed class.
- Frida Kahlo

yeah but y’all wanna talk about her flower crowns

lil-reina:

I’m convinced of my disagreement with the counterrevolution, imperialism, fascism, religions, stupidity, capitalism and the whole gamut of bourgeoisie tricks. I wish to cooperate with the Revolution in transforming the world into a classless one so that we can attain a better rhythm for the oppressed class.

- Frida Kahlo

yeah but y’all wanna talk about her flower crowns

kateoplis:

Happy Monday.

There’s something really rich and powerful in not talking about what you need to talk about sometimes.
Rick Moody (via theparisreview)

hodgman:

theaudacityofswope:

3nding:

HELPING

This is both OWL PORN and AGA PORN and I APPROVE, signed John Kellogg Hodgman. 

hotchipofficial:

like you’re seriously going to say communism enslaved millions while factory workers in bangladesh are working for dollars a day and kept inside collapsing factories? or, i dunno, the entire genocide of the indigenous in US/CAN/AUS/SA to forcefully institute private property?

third-eyes:

hippieenation:

sun and moon

let the energies guide you

third-eyes:

hippieenation:

sun and moon

let the energies guide you

vegasmo:

babushka-nipples:

missmagrathea:

"Vegans are just trying to brainwash you."

Actually no.

We’re trying to fix the brainwashing that society has done & educate people on the horrors of the meat & dairy industries.

We’re trying to correct the years of damage that people have done to the planet by thinking that eating animals is the official way of life.

Eating meat gave us what we have now.

We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for that.

We would have either still been poking at ant hills with sticks or went extinct due to a disease that our primitive herbivorous brains wouldn’t know how to stop.

Yeah? And America wouldn’t be what it is without slaves. Thankfully as human beings evolve they become more intelligent creatures who find out there are ways to function and survive without exploiting and killing others they deem inferior in some way.

Lets hear it for those of us who aren’t stuck with our old, disgusting, oppressive mindsets.

"Eating meat gave us what we have now.  We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for that."


Uh. You know youre just saying words right? Like words that sound upon first listen/read that they might mean something, even— if only it were true—like they’re an actual argument, but then if you give it even a measly, cursory second thought, it becomes clear that actually you’re arguing, let’s see…


n  o  t  h  i  n  g

But okay, for fun, let’s go ahead and say eating meat actually, truly, in some wacky “anything-goes” what’s-evidence-good-for-anyway parallel universe, “gave us what we have now.”  Okay, sure”what we have now” is so fucking great apparently. totally. Like for instance:

+++We have now a culture that doesn’t value life of anything even remotely considered “other”. Modern meat industry has a dialectical relationship (ie: reinforces and is concurrently reinforced by) with racism, sexism, public and private violence, class oppression, ableism, and general stupid-ass kyriarchy the whole damn globe over.+++

We dont really think in a critical way about our food that often. But it’s one of the most intimate parts of our life. If we’re lucky, we eat everyday, ideally a few times. Every day for every year we’ve been alive, we eat. What we eat is literally the dialectical manifestation and manifester of our very lived and perceived reality.

Most people who eat meat are alienated, willingly and/or by ignorance, of the way in which the meat that they eat, comes to exist on their plate. Some being is bred into the world AS CAPITAL. A Being ceases to be a Being, or a subject, and is instead made into an object. By being bred and born into the world as an object/capital, the privilege that should have accrued to this subject as a subject is virtually and practically vanished.

If you’re too dense to understand what that means (and come on, you’re a hipster teenager who knows EvErYtHiNg cuz you can load your google search terms effectively, so of course you are, let’s see if I can put this in language you’ll understand…) it’s that we make it like totes cool not only to disregard the absolute hellish suffering and misery of a thing in the world that is a Thinking. Sentient. Life. as no big D, yo, but also that actually, isn’t it amazeballs? they probably don’t even have any feels? Not like us, humans, who clearly have, ahem, “all the feels" lol, hashtag cray!

But hey, *puts cap on backwards* once we start “othering” we can’t stop, otherwise the cognitive dissonance *sits on backwards chair* causes us some pretty unchill feels.


IE: If we accept that pigs and cows are more intelligent than dogs (google it yourself: they solve and enjoy the act of solving puzzles, exhibit complex social relationships, and rudimentary language-signally) and that dogs are equally in intelligence in some ways, while surpassing in intelligence in other ways, children around give or take age five (again, google it yourself, i’m not your mother) and consider if we would EVER consider permitting the kind of abuse we perpetuate unnecessarily onto cows and pigs (and where I live dogs— korean people eat dogs) onto five year old children, well, it’s like, do not pass GO, do not collect swag, amirite? lol.

Here’s a problem with that. Where does it stop? It stops when the living animal is a human animal? That’s adorbz you think that, boo. Because actually, the more we “other”, the more we “other”. Which means because we dont want to face the cognitive dissonance of confronting the actual situation of animals as subjects, we find it really fucking hard to do so with different out-groups we’ve othered into objects.

Meet global empire killing brown people with impunity.

Meet cops killing black people with impunity.

Meet the 1 of every 9 black males between 20 and 34 in prison.

Meet the 1 of every 6 US women who somebody has raped.

Meet the 97% of rapists whose rape was perpetrated with impunity.

Meet the 5 million annual deaths each year of children who are not valued enough to feed.

Meet the ~15 pounds of grain that can’t be eaten by those children because it goes to producing 1 pound of edible beef.

Meet your meat, you dumb brat.

So what exactly is so fucking great about “what we have now”?

Is how our disregard and disrespect for life in general translated to a disregard and disrespect for our planet and its functioning ecosystems in particular?

Is it how, born out of that disregard for life and the planet, we’re destroying our home and its ability to sustain us, because growth at all costs ftw, like a cancer mentality?

Is it how global capitalism has systematically spread its hegemony by violence and force throughout every human corner of the globe, so that no human traditions that have posited a better way are left alive to practice them, leaving us all slaves to capital, mindless cattle made objects?

Well wev, I ain’t really that impressed, *yawn* hastag thank god yolo.