"You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense."

My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)

Your mom isn’t wrong. That’s why it’s so important to keep the signal going. Too many are silenced with lies and fear and if they cannot speak then we have to do it for them.

(via auntpol)

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tedx:

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Dont you think it would be better if it were less about what makes the victims different, and more about acknowledging that the relationships between individuals of different backgrounds has had a stunted growth because of past injustices and predisposed dispositions? We are one, whole society that is unfocused. All this hate only seeks to blind us from from whats really important. To find a way to peace through justice and acceptance, not violence.

lennykravitzscarf:

i just wanna iterate and reiterate that this system is working exactly the way it was meant to work

a country that was built on the dehumanization of black life will continue to sustain itself on the dehumanizaton of black life

It seems like you’re implying that there’s been almost no change in the last few hundred years. Yes, racism is still rampant and has a tremendous capacity for violence to the people being persecuted. And yes, the matter of race separation is always at the collective back of our minds. But what part of this benefits the system? When did Hate become the primary motivator for change? What has happened is disgusting, and makes me so mad and upset and grief stricken that another one of my peers was wrongly murdered. But violence and hate breed only more violence and hate. The past is not as important as the future, a future that should be built on love of one’s neighbor no matter what the context.
Seek justice, not retribution.
Peace.
Please.

antigovernmentextremist:

Tell ‘em, Dale.
batverine:

Guardians of the Galaxy was so good I had to see it twice. It just got better and better.

batverine:

Guardians of the Galaxy was so good I had to see it twice. It just got better and better.

fight the power!

The thought of this being printed by that printer makes this all the better

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colress:

Official Korean Pokémon site have accidentally just revealed Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino!

Mega Slowbro just looks Mega Phoned-in