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Mexican Stuffed Peppers With Quinoa & Black Beans / Recipe
❝ They give you little bullshit amounts of money in exchange for your working – wages and so forth – and then they steal all that shit back from you in terms of the way they got this other thing set up – his whole credit gimmick society man, consumer credit, buy shit buy shit on credit, he give you a little bit of shit to cool your ass out and then steal all that shit back with shit called interest – the price of money. Motherfuckers in non-producing, non-existent industries ya know motherfuckers who deal with paper. There’s a cat who would stand up and say to you he’s “in mining”, and he sits in an office man on the hundred and ninety ninth floor in some motherfucking building on Wall Street, and he’s “in mining” and he has paper, certificates, which are embroidered and shit you know, stocks, bonds, debentures, obligations, you know, “he’s in mining”, and he’s sitting up in Wall Street and his fingernails ain’t been dirty in his motherfucking life; he went to Phillips Andover or Exeter, he went to Harvard, he went to Yale, he went to the Wharton School of Business, and “he’s in mining”?

The motherfuckers who deal with intangibles are the motherfuckers who are rewarded in this society. The more abstract and intangible your shit is, come on stocks? What is stock? Stock certificates is evidence of ownership in something that’s real. Ownership. He owns and controls and therefore receives you know the benefit from, that’s what they call profit. He’s fucking with shit in Bolivia, he’s fucking with shit in Chile, he’s Anaconda, he’s United Fruit, he’s “in mining”, he’s in what? He ain’t never in his life produced shit. Investment bankers, stock brokers, insurance man, it’s motherfuckers who don’t do nothing. We see that this whole society man exists and rests upon workers and that this whole motherfucking society controlled by this ruling clique is parasitic, vulturistic, cannibalistic and is sucking and destroying man the lives of motherfucking workers and we have to stop it because it’s evil. ❞

— Ken Cockerel, a communist activist with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers explains capitalism [video of the speech can be found here]  (via concretesorrow)

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The difference between socialist China and capitalist China in these posters is so very striking.

We have armed and fully dressed women. The camera is looking either straight at them, or up towards them. They are active, performing work. Looking off into the distance, in the socialist visionary style.

They are people to look up to, people unto themselves. Heroes and role models for women and men alike.

Then we have unarmed, semi-undressed women. The camera looks down upon them, or straight at them. They look at the camera or at objects. The viewer acts more upon them than they act upon the world themselves.

The one woman we do see in uniform is disarmed, guitar in place of rifle.

I know that there are many people––including many Chinese––who look at all socialist realism as kitsch. Its earnest futurism (I actually consider socialist realism in line with many Futurist principles despite its more organic “humanist” focus) and the collapse of socialism make it an easy target for that kind of evaluation. But to me part of what makes kitsch kitsch is that it is recycling hackneyed emotions and situations, repeating worn subjects without any critical insight or depth. Chinese socialist realism, though it can be crude (the poster-and-slogan style is still evident), still has a dynamism to it. Whereas you can see that the paintings from the capitalist era are static and, even when technically well-rendered, completely laughable.


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As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute. 
(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)





new aesthetic: surreal pop punk

your shorts are glowing and are made of a material not known to this world. your vans die and regenerate every night. every band does covers of gregorian chants. your bangs extend into infinity.

fall out void

abandon your mortal form and ascend to a higher plane! at the disco


me flirting: So…capitalism…pretty fucked up right



Kanye West attempting to seduce Kanye West.