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Institutionalized racism is all in our imaginations. Pay no attention to this tricky editing designed to make Black children look as though they glorify violence and Black parents as irresponsible and incapable. You’re just being a bleeding heart liberal if you see a news station intentionally creating a racist narrative for shock value.

What if the cops in Ferguson were targeting Conservatives instead of Blacks?

On the one hand Conservatives bemoan and condemn what they call “riots” such as the ones in #Ferguson and on the other hand they insist they need an armed populace in case they need to overthrow tyranny and oppression.

1) They act like its unthinkable to assault a cop, but who do they think they’re going to have to aim those guns at if the time comes? Do they think Harry Reid will be on the front lines?

2) What do they think the experience of a Black American is? If conservatives were treated anything like the majority of Black Americans are treated, and conservatives were true to their ‘overthrow oppressors’ word, it would be civil fucking war.

But law enforcement would never treat white Americans like they’re treating the citizens of Ferguson, even if they broke federal law for decades and held an armed insurrection. Know how I know? Because it happened, earlier this year. Remember Cliven Bundy? He’d been ripping off the government for 20 years and when they finally showed up at his door, people aimed guns at them. At federal officers, who just left.

Can you imagine the bloodshed if citizens of Ferguson aimed firearms at the stormtroopers currently stomping on their throats?

Why you should stop believing in evolution →

Buzzfeed had a reporter on the ground in Ferguson

Shame on you, all other media. A website full of “cats who just can’t today” are journalism-ing better than all of you.

Since President Lyndon Johnson, there has been no significant urban, suburban, small town or rural policy to rebuild America. Thus we should not be surprised that urban and rural communities, and all points in between, have significantly deteriorated during the past 46 years of neglect. Republicans are the party of “no” and Democrats are the party of “don’t know” because it hasn’t fought for bold ideas, policies or plans to turn us in a new direction. Policies of community development are being replaced with policies of community containment. The absence of a domestic Marshall Plan is being replaced with martial law.
Jesse Jackson, on the Ferguson shooting of an unarmed Black teenager by a police officer and the riots which followed.

Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)

Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)

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Source : autumnblitz

That baby story is fake, btw. It's on Snopes.

Anonymous

I’m actually really glad to hear that, although I’m kinda pissed I reblogged the story without checking it. Thanks for looking out.

I WAS WRONG PEOPLE, MARK YOUR CALENDARS. IT’S TRUE WHAT THEY SAY, THERE’S A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.

Now to continue the blog in the usual manner, wherein nothing could possiblie go wrong.

Edit: I mean, possibly go wrong. That’s the first thing that’s gone wrong.


Showtime is airing a fantastic documentary with a terrible title. It’s too bad that a powerful film about the pernicious, damaging influence of organized religion on the lives of some strong, likable, down-to-earth lesbians from the American South should be saddled with the name L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin. But try to look past it.

Mississippi is different from Los Angeles, apparently: In the Magnolia State, making out in public is out of the question. “It’s not cool to go out and be gay,” declares Jana, a young woman who seems more mature than the entire cast of The Real L Word combined. “A big problem is the churches,” says Sara, a pregnant lesbian who admits to struggling with pronouns as her physician wife transitions into her husband. Judging from this film, Sara’s assessment is quite an understatement.

Here’s Slate’s coverage of an interesting looking documentary on Showtime. Although Slate disses the title for it’s “L Word” association, I’ve often talked about the gratingly, thought-terminating Christian cliché ‘hate the sin, love the sinner.’ It’s a patronizing, cruel and bullying way of insisting that homosexuals are morally corrupt.

NC Restaurant Nixes Prayer Discount Because 'It Is Illegal' →

"A North Carolina restaurant dropped its discount for "praying in public" after an atheist group informed the establishment that such a practice is illegal."

Folks, this is why being open about atheism matters and why talking about atheism makes a difference. A million blog posts accusing atheists of being just mean-spirited secularism-police is worth enduring to see someone check theirs Christian privilege.