Everyone’s talkin’ about it.  Let’s do it.

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.)

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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.

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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.

(Source: guns-and-humor)

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.
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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.”

thinksquad:

I pledge allegiance …

This is brilliant!

oh damn!  HAHAHAHAHA

What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws. They deprive the poor of justice and deny the rights of the needy among my people. They prey on widows and take advantage of orphans. What will you do when I punish you, when I send disaster upon you from a distant land? To whom will you turn for help? Where will your treasures be safe? You will stumble along as prisoners or lie among the dead. But even then the LORD’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
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Isaiah 10:1-4, Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Just in case you somehow still think God and patriotism and war all go hand-in-hand.

Patriotism rules, but only when you agree with murder, war, and all that statist bullshit.  

Patriotism rules, but only when you agree with murder, war, and all that statist bullshit.