I’m this kind of sad today.
When you are wealthy and successful, you have a choice. You can believe your success stems from luck and privilege, or you can believe it stems from hard work. Very few people like to view their success as a matter of luck. And so, perhaps understandably, most people on Wall Street believe they have earned their jobs, and the money that follows.
"But the key to truly understanding superiority on Wall Street is by looking at how it’s measured: with cold, hard numbers. Numbers can be amplified by honest work, but they can also be amplified by betrayal, manipulation, and cheating. And when everything is a cold cost-benefit analysis, why wouldn’t you break regulations—provided you knew the profits you stood to make would dwarf the fines you would pay should you get caught?” Poignant.
The unrest grows. Our schools are turned into prison pipelines (Philly), our schools don’t have basic supplies or counselors, our food is growing questionable, our land is being rendered unusable (fracking), our safety standards are being lifted, our bloated salaries for executives at colleges are made off the backs of poor students who rely on loans, healthcare will still be denied to those who are too rich for Medicaid, but too poor to buy it on their own accord even after ACA is implemented, corporations are asking for “religious freedoms” to avoid paying for women’s healthcare (and they are winning), our campaigns have unprecedented amounts of money pumped into them by unknowns, our communications are monitored, journalists are being equated to terrorists, jails are being privatized, public transit fares go up and services go down in the name of debt servicing, our minimum wage if it was adjusted to productivity should be over $20/hr., many of us don’t get paid sick time or vacation time and our level of inequality rivals that of some failing African countries.
Sure, most of my friends on here “get by” and do okay. Compared to what though? The people poorer than us? Developing nations? We should demand to live in a sustainable and stable system. If not for ourselves, but also for our neighbors we do not know, their children, and our own. A lot it still majorly messed up with this country and the fact we even toy with the idea of Syria and that the banks are creating another bubble shows you they haven’t learned any lessons.
cultural appropriation 101
Seriously guys, wearing a war bonnet without having to suffer blood, sweat and tears for it is so disrespectful to all the servicemen who have sacrificed their lives for this country.
Finally someone stands up for my people and puts it into words that i couldnt. Thank you!!!
That’s what the Brotherhood is for. ;)
reblogging for those incredible photos
Let tumblr say amen.
I think I already reblogged this once but Halloween season is drawing near and I’m sure there will be plenty of fuckwits who say they “appreciate” Native culture and “it’s just clothes” and “Natives wear jeans” and whatever other bullshit so SIGNAL BOOST.
I honor these warriors every powwow, and nothing pisses me off more than watching them get dishonored by ignorant people treating a sacred headdress as nothing more than an accessory. Even those who are indigenous cannot wear one of these unless they’ve earn it!
i learned something new today!
I HATE HOW I’M SO FUCKING CRAZY ABOUT YOU
AND YOU WON’T EVEN FUCKING LOOK AT ME
AND YOU’RE TWEETING EX GIRLFRIENDS ABOUT THINGS THAT REMIND YOU OF THEM
AND YOU TALK TO OTHER PEOPLE
MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE
AND I’M STUCK IN MY HOUSE WITHOUT A LICENSE SO I CAN’T GO ANYWHERE
It was always a dream of mine to see the Supreme Court in ICP makeup, I just didn’t know it.
|—||Thich Nhat Hanh (via larmoyante)|
Probably my favorite stencil of all time.