shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything at all because they’re just going to ruin it for themselves anyway
this one’s for you
It hurts it hurts.
10:52 am • 26 January 2013 • 32,160 notes
Indivisible: World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over
Adding a link to the original article.
AFP Photo / Ahmad Al-Rubaye
The world’s 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich.
2:20 pm • 23 January 2013 • 1 note
[W]e must honestly face the fact that the movement must address itself to the question of restructuring the whole of American society.
There are forty million poor people here, and one day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society.
We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s marketplace. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised.
MLK Jr., “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Delivered at the 11th Annual SCLC Convention, August 16, 1967
3:47 pm • 21 January 2013 • 2 notes
Aaron Shwartz was only looking at 6 months. That is a lot shorter than any proven rapist.
Uh, NO. Read.
Swartz surrendered to authorities, pleading not guilty on all counts, and was released on US$100,000 unsecured bail. After his arrest, JSTOR put out a statement saying it would not pursue civil litigation against him, while MIT did not comment on the proceedings. Prosecution of the case continued, with charges of wire fraud and computer fraud, carrying a potential prison term of up to 35 years and a fine of up to $1 million. One of Swartz’s lawyers revealed prosecutors told him two days before Swartz’s death that “Swartz would have to spend six months in prison and plead guilty to [all] 13 charges if he wanted to avoid going to trial.” After Swartz’s death, his attorney Marty Weinberg told press that he “nearly negotiated a plea bargain in which Swartz would not serve any time”, but that bargain failed because “JSTOR signed off on it, but MIT would not.”
He faced six months - IF he pleaded guilty. Which he did not, because he was not.
(Source: intoxicating-ritual, via donkeyhot)
10:13 am • 21 January 2013 • 64,446 notes
“In his search for a new CIA chief, Obama said he looked at who is going to do the best job in securing America. Yet the blowback from Brennan’s drone attacks is creating enemies far faster than we can kill them. Three out of four Pakistanis now see the US as their enemy—that’s about 133 million people, which certainly can’t be good for US security. When Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar was asked the source of US enmity, she had a one word answer: drones.”
11:23 pm • 18 January 2013 • 35 notes