You're so full of hate and ignorance yourself it is kind of sad. Did you learn nothing of MLKs teachings, you won't get anywhere being indignant towards a whole race of people, that's not how you seek change.
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Little did you know, Martin Luther King fucking hated you lmao oops..
I know I’ve been neglecting you lately, and for that I am sorry.
I’ve been surprisingly busy with academic stuff, to the point that I went to a conference (say whaaaa).
Still trying to balance school and kink, still looking for a job, still dealing with some heartbreak. Trying to get my shit together emotionally so I can stop quietly being upset with people for stupid reasons.
I really am okay though. Truly.
I’ll be back to do some catch up this weekend tumblr, and we can be together again.
“She deserves better, you say. I say: You’re a goddamn coward. What she deserves is an actual person she can connect with. She deserves you, or me or the entire world; she deserves someone achingly real and honest. She deserves a human being equally raw to pursue her and love her and, perhaps, destroy her emotionally, but she deserves all that as well. She doesn’t deserve anyone’s sugary fairytale. She deserves to float freely, with you, or me, or the world, into the very depths of her own psychosynthesis. She deserves to explore the meaning of the word "intimacy", with someone beside her that will care regardless. She fucking deserves all of it. So, pluck up the courage and be with her or leave her in peace but don’t you dare "sell" her your own "inadequacy" as a lie so that, again, you manage to comfort your conscience and eventually come to feel that you love her exactly because you’re letting her go. Because, darling, that’s bullshit. That’s only you own little self-created lie laying behind a much bigger lie; it’s not even properly concealed within itself, you fucking idiot.”—All These Things You Wish You’d Say (via interstellardiamond)
remember how when beyonce performed at the superbowl in a leotard there were fifty million thinkpieces about how beyonce is bad for feminism and needs to put clothes on but when miley cyrus performed at the VMA’s in a bikini there were fifty million thinkpieces about how she is just doing what makes her comfortable and exercising her agency and nobody is allowed to question the feminist value of her heavily sexualized new public image
Admitting to a few friends that I’m actually kind of emotionally shattered and devastated is a weirrrrrd feeling. I don’t… I don’t know how to say “Help me, I’m hurting. I need hugs and support, and listening ears, and a hand to hold on to because this shit hurts like nothing I’ve thus far experienced and I’ve dealt with a LOT.”
So I talk in small bursts. And say it’s okay when it’s really not.
I just. I’m used to taking care of people. That’s what I do, and I’m fairly good at it. So I don’t really know the protocol for when things feel like they’re more than I can handle. And I’ve struggled with this before but because of damn things like my trying to get in a better space mentally, I don’t want to just bury EVERYTHING back down. I really don’t.
Christopher Eccleston is playing the bad guy in Thor 2. If you listen closely to the trailers when the guy is talking about destruction and all that shit, you can hear his accent. I'm just upset they covered up his face =[
I’m so excited but frustrated because… his lovely face though. We should always be treated to his face.
So as this is likely the first government shutdown in the memory of most if not all of the people posting here on tumblr (I was 8 in 1995), it might be helpful to refresh our memories on what exactly is going to happen when the federal government doesn’t have a budget.
800,000federal employees have to go home. There’s no money to pay them, and coming to work on a volunteer basis gets into some tricky legal areas. While in the past they have successfully lobbied for back pay, there’s no guarantee of it with a divided congress.
Air-traffic controllers will remain on duty. ATCs are government employees, but they are members of the 2-million odd employees that are marked as “essential”. They likely will not receive paychecks, however, until the shutdown ends.
Airport delays. While the FAA’s security screeners are essential employees, many of the people who work to support them logistically are not.
Visa applications and fees will continue to be processed, and foreign embassies and consulates remain open. So if you’re waiting on a visa application, don’t worry, it’s still in the works - though again, it’ll almost certainly be a slower process. Homeland Security and green card operations are included here, though DHS’ e-verify program - the thing that checks on the immigration status of job applicants - will no longer operate.
NASAwill furlough most of its employees. Essential mission control operations and employees will continue, but the vast majority of NASA employees are going home - and I do mean home, because NASA’s on-site housing for employees is being shut down.
The military stops receiving paychecks. While the million and a half members of the US Armed Services stay on duty, they won’t get paid until after the shutdown.
The postal service continues as normal.
The federal court system stops. According to The Guardian, the federal courts would operate as normal for about 10 days before they have to start sending people home.
The NIH screeches to a halt. That includes accepting new patients for clinical research, as well as answering medical questions on their hotline.
The CDC will stop its seasonal flu program. According to the Washington Post, it will also have “a significantly reduced capacity to respond to outbreak investigations.”
HUDwill no longer be able to provide local housing authorities with vouchers. So if you live in government-subsidized housing, your status is very much up in the air.
Parks and museums will close. Yosemite, Alcatraz, Yellowstone, the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the Statue of Liberty, and about 400 other locations will close - though interestingly, the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon will remain open, because the state of Arizona is picking up the bill.
The EPA will shut down. The only thing that stays open at the EPA during a government shutdown is its operations around Superfund sites.
OSHA will shut down.
Social Security will be partially defunded. Social Security, as an entitlement, will remain open enough to keep the checks going out, but will lose enough staff that they won’t be able to schedule new hearings.
VA Benefits will be cut. VA hospitals remain open, but that’s about it - and if the shutdown lasts longer than a few weeks, the Department of Veterans Affairs has said that it might not have enough money to pay disability claims and pensions.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but hopefully it gives everyone a pretty good idea of what we’re going to be looking at over the next few days, weeks, or (god forbid) months.
Feel free to send me an ask with any questions you have, and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability.
Sometimes you’re up at night doing homework and listening to Pandora. You’re feeling tired and wish you didn’t have to do any work, but you’re bustling through it. Then Pandora decides to fuck with you and play one of those songs that always makes you think of that one person you miss and now you’re crying in your thankfully empty living room. Homework has to wait.