Our society is founded on a very limited definition of power, namely wealth, professional success, fame, physical strength, military might, and political control. My dear friends, I suggest that there is another kind of power, a greater power: the power to be happy right in the present moment, free from addiction, fear, despair, discrimination, anger, and ignorance. This power is the birthright of every human being, whether celebrated or unknown, rich or poor, strong or weak.Thich Nhan Hanh, The Art of Power, p. 1
Joel Reinstein | The racist killing of Renisha McBride (via america-wakiewakie)
On the morning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder earlier this year, with the mainstream media raising the specter of riots, blogger Jay Smooth made a prediction: ‘The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.’
There were no riots. There have been more George Zimmermans.
things about capitalism people take for granted:
if you don’t prove your worth (and not to society at large, but specifically to the people who already have the money), you’ll literally fucking die. this is considered totally normal and not at all evidence that the system is evil
Ninety percent of lawyering is conversations.
And the other ten percent? Mostly beating up robots, apparently.
THAT’S HOW THEY DID IT
WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT CHRIS EVANS’ FUCKING BODY THAT THEY HAD TO PHOTOSHOP HIM SMALLERAND THE SUPER SOLDIER BODY WAS THE REAL ONE
that last one is really good acting because chris can do 1000 push ups in his sleep