thefreelioness:

letterstomycountry:

It wouldn’t be a State of the Union address if we didn’t have an absolutely shameless exploitation of a seriously injured veteran as a political prop in the President’s speech.  Let’s not forget that this young man’s body would be intact if he wasn’t deployed to Afghanistan 10 times by suits in Washington.  But pander away, Mr. President.  It’s good politics.

As Obama was talking about this man who has needlessly suffered as a result of American imperialism, I was reminded of the two young children and their father who traveled all the way from Pakistan to share their stories with Congress.  The children were injured by a U.S. drone strike and had to witness their grandmother die.
"My grandmother was nobody’s enemy," 13 year-old Zubair told the attendees.  He also expressed that he no longer loves blue skies, because drones fly when the sky is blue.
So while the entire country claps in response to, as LTMC explained, the shameless exploitation of an injured veteran, I am reminded that only four members of Congress could be bothered to attend the first ever drone hearing in American history.
The children who lost their grandmother to American violence were told loud and clear by that mostly empty room that no one in this country gives a damn or wants to hear about them.  

thefreelioness:

letterstomycountry:

It wouldn’t be a State of the Union address if we didn’t have an absolutely shameless exploitation of a seriously injured veteran as a political prop in the President’s speech.  Let’s not forget that this young man’s body would be intact if he wasn’t deployed to Afghanistan 10 times by suits in Washington.  But pander away, Mr. President.  It’s good politics.

As Obama was talking about this man who has needlessly suffered as a result of American imperialism, I was reminded of the two young children and their father who traveled all the way from Pakistan to share their stories with Congress.  The children were injured by a U.S. drone strike and had to witness their grandmother die.

"My grandmother was nobody’s enemy," 13 year-old Zubair told the attendees.  He also expressed that he no longer loves blue skies, because drones fly when the sky is blue.

So while the entire country claps in response to, as LTMC explained, the shameless exploitation of an injured veteran, I am reminded that only four members of Congress could be bothered to attend the first ever drone hearing in American history.

The children who lost their grandmother to American violence were told loud and clear by that mostly empty room that no one in this country gives a damn or wants to hear about them.  

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Yo.

Because of the distance that separates us from them, weapons have taken on a kind of double character of fascination and disgust that can be overcome only by handling them. An authentic pacifism cannot mean refusing weapons, but only refusing to use them. Pacifism without being able to fire a shot is nothing but the theoretical formulation of impotence. Such a priori pacifism is a kind of preventive disarmament, a pure police operation. In reality, the question of pacifism is serious only for those who have the ability to open fire. In this case, pacifism becomes a sign of power, since it’s only in an extreme position of strength that we are freed from the need to fire. — The Coming Insurrection (via babykillingprimitivistdemon)

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>implying I’m dead
>implying I haven’t just gone full cocoon mode for maximum gains

top kek

lumos5000:

pepsie:

I THOUGHT IT WAS A GIANT BIRD AND I WAS REALLY CONFUSED

a moment of silence for the photographer who probably got smacking in the face by a bird

lumos5000:

pepsie:

I THOUGHT IT WAS A GIANT BIRD AND I WAS REALLY CONFUSED

a moment of silence for the photographer who probably got smacking in the face by a bird

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how is twin oaks

Twin Oaks is pretty great.  I’m at home right now on a week long vacation, so the last few weeks have been work heavy, but once I get back everything will be smooth sailing again.

babykillingprimitivistdemon replied to your post: Everybody, reintroduce yo…

Hi, I’m peter/jaebb and I’m now in college.

Know what you’re majoring in yet?

Everybody, reintroduce yourselves to me so I can know who you all are again.

Also, anything happen in the last 5 months?

Hey.  Don’t do drugs.  They’re reaaaalllllllly bad.  They’re not even great or anything.

asker

eyes-full-of-rose asked: hey! i saw your post about visiting twin oaks, and i was wondering if you ended up moving there? i've been researching it for the past few weeks and it looks like a place i'd really be interested in...

Yup.  I’ve been here for just over four months now.  If there are any specific questions you have, I’d be happy to answer them.