My friend Matthew and I were both ID’d for only buying a bag of ice just now.
Just. Ice. Man.
TRUE STORY LOL Y’ALL
1. Showing Rihanna’s battered face
2. Lena Dunham
3. Holding black homophobes to a standard white homophobes don’t have to live up to.
5. Black babies
6. Labels(anti-racist, ally)
7. It gets better
8. White kids acoustic covers of black songs
9. Drone strikes.
10. Claiming Obama is “anti-war.”
12. Humanitarian intervention.
13. Mona Eltahawy.
14. Irshad Manji.
15. Turning little girls like Malala Yousafzai into symbols of resistance in war zones. Consequently turning them into worse targets of violence back home.
16. Erotic references to the veil.
18. War for “greater good.”
20. Defining what liberation and oppression is for other people.
21. “USA is post-racial!”
And much more.
23. MacBooks and iphones
24. Hating corporations
25. Using cheap energy and transportation and never thinking about it
26. Hating fossil fuels
27. Aron Sorkin and all his white people filled projects
28. The word “privilege” in lieu of intellectual arguments
Reblogging because I find these things interesting: opposing points of view and stereotypes.
Sometimes while working, I just close my eyes and sit there facing the inside of my cubicle for minutes. It has become my equivalent to a nap.
I think you get to a certain point where you have grown tired of thinking and you decide ‘What’s the point?’ Every day it’s the same shit and it’s always something. You see smiling faces around you, but your whole life you’ve been on the hunt for something more than momentary appeasement, something real. Any which way you turn, there’s your enemy, the wind, wearing you down. You have the option to either drown struggling or just let go — let go in hopes the current will take you far away from the pain. Even if it leads you to the bottom of the ocean, you’ll be at peace which is what you were searching for when you began your journey.
That is my dream.
The nightmare is when I close my eyes for the last time, before I can completely drift off, I hear an alarm clock going off somewhere and I’m back in that same boat again surrounded by different people, same problems, struggling to keep a level head above the choppy waters.
I wasn’t going to post this, but I’m hoping I can look at it later with the same content embarrassment I look at everything I’ve written in the past. The kind of chagrin where you think “Man, I’m so much better now.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor during today’s oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (via theatlantic)