sometimes I wish I had a terminal illness.. so I would know when I would die
And get that dying this off my to-do list in a timely fashion. Srsly tho, getting a terminal illness is a pretty sweet deal. All the people who care about you will be there for you, and your remaining time will be meaningful and rewarding. I’d rather die happy than die old. I don’t think many people get both.
4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed.
5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe”. Other terrorists are apparently mainstream.
6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies.
7. White terrorists are never called “white”. But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations.
8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.
9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane.
10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists.
Generally, I avoid posting other people’s work in its entirety, but this is short and it’s hard to know where to cut.
Hi, my name is Capitalism and Bourgeois Democracy. I identify as peace, prosperity, and freedom, and my preferred pronouns are “human nature” and “natural law”. OH YOU DISAGREE? DIE IN A FIRE YOU FUCKING BIGOT JESUS FUCKEING CHRIST DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY EXPLOITIVE AND OPPRESSIVE MODES OF PRODUCTION KILL THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU
“In 1917 Lenin published a penetrating analysis of the development of capitalism, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism. In it he described how the emergence of finance and monopoly capital enabled the great powers to exploit colonial empires, exporting finance capital to the periphery, while super-profits accruing to the capitalist center permitted the bribing of a very narrow labor aristocracy who could divert revolutionary action from the center’s working class along reformist lines. The theory pointed to the emergence of new revolutionary potential in the world classes of the colonial world as they struggled to overthrow both colonialism and the capitalist imperialism underlying it; thus, imperialism contained within it the seeds of its own destruction. This theory fit well the emergence of national liberation struggles in the colonial world through the mid-1970s. However, from 1970 onward we have seen developments in the structure and praxis of capitalism which call into question whether the underlying model fits the current stage of capitalist development. Among these developments four are particularly characteristic: the hyperfinancialization of capital, the fusion of ownership and management at the highest levels of capital, capitalism’s cannibalization of invested public labor through privatization recapitulating key facets of the earlier process of primitive accumulation, and the emergence of external, environmental constraints on capitalism’s ability to accumulate and reproduce.”—Beyond Imperialism? Have We Reached a New Stage of Capitalism? (via basedbrezhnev)