priceofliberty:

alexiswasonfire:

cyborgmemoirs:

redphilistine:

spoopysponge:

redphilistine:

Another flag burns.#shawshooting

holy shit. no noo no no no i do NOT care the cause, i don’t CARE what the supreme court says you do NOT fucking burn the flag what the FUCK is your problem. disrespectful bags of shit oh my GOD

That thing where a certain group of people are more outraged over a piece of polysynthetic fiber than the horrific loss of Black life in this country.

just reblogging again because don’t be afraid to see the flag burn y’all

Why are you guys so affected by burning flags?
The drama.

I love when people get asspained over burning cloth.

Oh hell I’ve burned a flag - just this year!  Of course, my brain isn’t shrink wrapped in blind patriotism.

rtamerica:

US Air Force to Atheist: Say ‘God’ in oath or don’t re-enlist
An atheist airman is being denied the ability to re-enlist in the US Air Force because he refuses to use the word “God” in his oath of office, according to the American Humanist Association (AHA).
The unnamed member of the Air Force refused to take the oath containing “so help me God,” wanting a secular affirmation instead. So he crossed out the phrase on his contract. The airman was told by his superiors that he must swear to God or leave the Air Force.

Even as a Christian, I’m pissed off about this.

rtamerica:

US Air Force to Atheist: Say ‘God’ in oath or don’t re-enlist

An atheist airman is being denied the ability to re-enlist in the US Air Force because he refuses to use the word “God” in his oath of office, according to the American Humanist Association (AHA).

The unnamed member of the Air Force refused to take the oath containing “so help me God,” wanting a secular affirmation instead. So he crossed out the phrase on his contract. The airman was told by his superiors that he must swear to God or leave the Air Force.

Even as a Christian, I’m pissed off about this.

wunderschonen:

Be my president, please.

Translation in random order:
She’s not an old white guy - I love different people. I will blindly follow her.
I’m too weak to process my own way in life - please tell me what to do.
I only care about fitting in while attempting to be different - please make laws that have nothing to do with me, but will forever affect me and my children.
I love to drink to - she will make a great president because Pinto Noir!
Why the fuck anyone wants someone to rule over them is just beyond my scope of understanding at this point.
But at least promise me if she buys wins the election, we can call her the Cunt-In-Chief.

wunderschonen:

Be my president, please.

Translation in random order:

  • She’s not an old white guy - I love different people. I will blindly follow her.
  • I’m too weak to process my own way in life - please tell me what to do.
  • I only care about fitting in while attempting to be different - please make laws that have nothing to do with me, but will forever affect me and my children.
  • I love to drink to - she will make a great president because Pinto Noir!

Why the fuck anyone wants someone to rule over them is just beyond my scope of understanding at this point.

But at least promise me if she buys wins the election, we can call her the Cunt-In-Chief.

'MURRICAH!

  • Me: :::posts picture of Diana Spencer:::
  • Random person on twitter: I'm American!
  • Me: South American? Canadian American? Mexican American? It's a continent, not a country.
  • Random person on twitter: ..........

Pick A Side, Any Side

Here’s something I don’t I really do get.

1)  ‘murrica blindly supports Israel.  They’re “God’s people”.  Kill Arabs, support Israel.  Jesus was Jewish (he was also Arab by birth FYI).  etc etc.

2)  Most people in this country, despite who their best friend is or who they know, will immediately attack the Jewish culture, make a joke about Jews, and generally call them out for not being anglo-saxon Christians.  This was incredibly prevalent in the 1950s and 60s, and into the 70s.  People lost their jobs over being Jewish.  Their houses were burned to the ground.  (The same racism and prejudice, often times, that black people suffered.)

Does anyone else see the irony here?  Do you support the Jews, or do you not support the Jews?  It only shows that more people are willing to shed blood in the name of patriotism than to actually look at the facts of anything in the history of ever.

What Are You Worried About?

What really happens:  Mother leaves 2-year old in hot car.

What you’re worried about:  Pressing 1 for English.

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What really happens:  11 year old autistic boy found living in cage.

What you’re worried about:  Immigrants being issued a driver’s license.

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What really happens:  Father leaves 22 month old son in hot car, son dies.

What you’re worried about:  Immigrants taking all the jobs (like maid, janitor, landscaper, etc.)

 - - - 

What really happens:  Ex-star athlete, wife lock up son in basement for 2 years.

What you’re worried about:  Gay people getting married, paying taxes, and having families.

 - - - 

What really happens:  Worker records racist supervisor in cotton factory.

What you’re worried about:  Hobby Lobby.

Some fool posted this on Facebook.  I added the slash in a circle graphic.
This was my reply:
Okay 
No one is illegal. It’s an absurd, and uneducated statement.
Who gives a fat fuck? It’s a driver’s license. People will bitch if someone drives without a license, and they’ll bitch if they drive with one.
White people came to this continent & invaded it, murdered its natives, & took over. How’s that legal?
Mind your own fucking business.
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The United States has become the most non-compassionate, self-centered, arrogant, and overly patriotic nation on the planet.  It’s sickening.  I blame the past 40 years of regimes administrations that have created this global “us vs. them” mentality.  
I’m more surprised that some of my family have similar attitudes about immigrants, seeing as a lot of my family is not anglo-saxon white Americans.  They’re Asian.  Japanese, Chinese, & Cambodian.  By marriage, we’ve also had African-American in our family (might again, too).  Not everyone is Christian, nor is everyone straight, marriage before giving birth, etc.  And none of that should define a person, but it should influence understand of other’s roads in life.
This is not Nazi Germany (or is it?) where people have to carry papers around, and prove they’re a citizen of this piece of dirt, or that piece of dirty on the other side of an imaginary line in the dirt. 
The idea that a human being, with blood and a heartbeat and emotions, is somehow illegal is preposterous.  It’s “illegal” in the eyes of those who buy into the ideology of government telling everyone how to live their lives.  The blindness of patriotism will forever keep the majority of people in the United States territory believing they’re better than everyone else.  That’s arrogance.  
And for an alleged Christian nation, they seem to forget Proverbs 16:18-19, “Pride goes before destruction; and haughtiness before a fall.  Better to live humbly with the poor, than to share plunder with the proud.”

Some fool posted this on Facebook.  I added the slash in a circle graphic.

This was my reply:

Okay

  1. No one is illegal. It’s an absurd, and uneducated statement.
  2. Who gives a fat fuck? It’s a driver’s license. People will bitch if someone drives without a license, and they’ll bitch if they drive with one.
  3. White people came to this continent & invaded it, murdered its natives, & took over. How’s that legal?
  4. Mind your own fucking business.

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The United States has become the most non-compassionate, self-centered, arrogant, and overly patriotic nation on the planet.  It’s sickening.  I blame the past 40 years of regimes administrations that have created this global “us vs. them” mentality.  

I’m more surprised that some of my family have similar attitudes about immigrants, seeing as a lot of my family is not anglo-saxon white Americans.  They’re Asian.  Japanese, Chinese, & Cambodian.  By marriage, we’ve also had African-American in our family (might again, too).  Not everyone is Christian, nor is everyone straight, marriage before giving birth, etc.  And none of that should define a person, but it should influence understand of other’s roads in life.

This is not Nazi Germany (or is it?) where people have to carry papers around, and prove they’re a citizen of this piece of dirt, or that piece of dirty on the other side of an imaginary line in the dirt. 

The idea that a human being, with blood and a heartbeat and emotions, is somehow illegal is preposterous.  It’s “illegal” in the eyes of those who buy into the ideology of government telling everyone how to live their lives.  The blindness of patriotism will forever keep the majority of people in the United States territory believing they’re better than everyone else.  That’s arrogance.  

And for an alleged Christian nation, they seem to forget Proverbs 16:18-19, “Pride goes before destruction; and haughtiness before a fall.  Better to live humbly with the poor, than to share plunder with the proud.”

Oil is a hell of a drug.  Imperialism is one potent aphrodisiac.
PS  No one gave me my freedom of speech.  We are free because we exist, not because some fucking government, or its murderous clones (who may or may not die by the same gun they live by), gave me shit.
I can believe in my heart what I want to religiously.  You can’t control the heart, the spirit, or the soul.
Patriotism is a blind walk to the slaughterhouse.

Oil is a hell of a drug.  Imperialism is one potent aphrodisiac.

PS  No one gave me my freedom of speech.  We are free because we exist, not because some fucking government, or its murderous clones (who may or may not die by the same gun they live by), gave me shit.

I can believe in my heart what I want to religiously.  You can’t control the heart, the spirit, or the soul.

Patriotism is a blind walk to the slaughterhouse.

Moral Anarchism: The troops aren't hereos

moralanarchism:

This is something I see and here all the time and I’m just sick of it. 

How can all troops be heroes?  Don’t the US troops kill troops of other countries?  So if all troops are heroes wouldn’t the US troops just being killing other heroes? 

Since that is the case, you’d have to say only some troops are heroes.  Then it becomes very subjective on which troops are heroes.  Which makes the statement that all the troops are heroes.  It is a logical contradiction that can’t be universalized. 

Troops in itself is just a concept.  The same way the idea of a forest is just a concept.  A forest is just made up of individual trees.  Each other different then the other.  Just like the concept troops is just made up of individual soldiers. 

Are some individuals who serve in the army heroes? 

I’d say Chelsea (Bradley) Manning is a hero. 

But anyone who actively participates in mass murder, genocide, and destruction is anything but a hero. 

It’s time we stop hero worshiping the troops.  War shouldn’t be something that is respected or glorified.  If we stop hero worshiping the troops less people will be inclined to join.  With out soldiers there can’t be any wars. 

If you want to stop the warfare state stop worshiping the troops. 

And yes, I’ve “served” in the military.

American Christian[s]… are drinking a cocktail that’s a mix of the Protestant work ethic, the American dream, and the gospel. And we’ve intertwined them so completely that we can’t tell them apart anymore. Our gospel has become a gospel of following your dreams and being good so God will make all your dreams come true. It’s the Oprah god… We’ve completely taken this Disney notion of ‘when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true’ and melded that with faith and come up with something completely different. There’s something wrong in a culture that preaches nothing is more sacred than your dream. I mean, we walk away from marriages to follow our dreams. We abandon children to follow our dreams. We hurt people in the name of our dreams, which as a Christian is just preposterous.

Phil Vischer (via falldownlikefire)

STOP.

go back and read this.

(via stuckindeconstruction)

This guy was the creator of Veggie Tales, in case you weren’t aware.

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That is so spot on.  People act like the murricah way is the only way, which is incredibly and completely dismissive of the dreams of other people, and God.  Who needs God when all you have to do is step on a few toes to get somewhere in life?

The way in which “America’s soul is totally poisoned” is evident in virtually every debate over US policies of militarism. Over the weekend, several pro-war national security “experts” argued: “I’d pay closer attention to critics of drone strikes if they explained their recommended alternative.” This is a commonly heard defense of Obama’s drone assaults: I support drones - despite how they constantly kill innocent adults and children - because the alternative, “boots on the ground”, is worse.

Those who argue this are literally incapable even of conceiving of an alternative in which the US stops killing anyone and everyone it wants in the world. They operate on the assumption that US violence is and should be inevitable, and the only cognizable debate is which weapon the US should use to carry out this killing (drones or “boots on the ground”?). Even though they have no idea who the US government is killing, they assume, with literally no evidence or basis, that those being killed are “terrorists” who want to attack the US and that therefore they - and anyone close to them - must be killed first. As Jonathan Schwarz noted on Sunday, they have literally embraced the same mindset as the Terrorists they claim to loathe: we must use violence and killing, even if it means we kill innocents, because we simply cannot conceive of any alternative.

Never once do they stop and wonder: why are there so many people in the world who want to attack the US? Never once do they do what King so bravely and rather subversively urged: “the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence” is it “helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves”. King explained: “from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.” King thus urged the nation to “understand the arguments of those who are called enemy.”

Glenn Greenwald, MLK’s vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever (via maarnayeri)