"There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does. " -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars#sociological imagination (personal <->political) -> also: #the sociological imagination #racism #feminism #gender studies #poems #poetry #quotes #veganism #animal rights #general bigotry #rape related(always tagged for tw) #rape culture #assimilation #TV #movies #books #funny #beautiful #confessions #thoughts #personal #music #animals #gifs #LGBT #lgbtq #social justice #body love #representation
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My friend was talking to me recently about how in some military scenario they would drop you in the middle of the woods and just expect you to survive, and it was all hint, hint, veg*ns would be screwed in that situation, haha, carnists are more evolved. It’s like yeah if the apocalypse happened, I’m sure being a psychotic murderer might help you get by. Does that mean we should base our value system on these scenarios?
It’s like hey if you had to choose between dying or becoming a cannibal, would you become a cannibal? Cool, so it’s fine if I eat you then.
If you ever need evidence of Rob Doherty’s sexism, you need only look at the latest press release, where he says Mycroft wants to pursue a relationship with Joan, and immediately goes into how hard that is for Sherlock with zero hint of Joan’s feelings on the matter or how that…
I just made these and they we’re delicious!!! I added some garlic sprouts. If you wrap the bottom of the taco/burritos in a thin line of tinfoil you can stuff them as thick as you want.
Worst person who’s ever socialized ever.
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
do you ever see a really uninformed post in the vegan tag and start to type out a long response but then you just
I have a new rule where if they are obstinately and arrogantly spewing false information or being insulting, I just leave it alone. It’s just too much to deal with those people. I don’t want to be a ‘converter’. It makes me feel good to educate people but it’s really time consuming to deal with people who are hateful towards you, and there is 99.999% of the time no reward for it.
Hey, Anti-“Bloodmouth” Vegans,
I’m allergic to soy.
Yep, because all vegans eat is soy. We just replace all animal products with mountains of soy. And then we drizzle liquified soy over all of that soy. SOY SOY SOY SOY SOY.
Wait… So we’re NOT doing that any more!?
I thought cardboard was the new thing…
Wait…. So we can eat things other than grass?
This wasn’t in my vegan humour tag yet but it should be.
Bless you for bringing this back. <3