SOLVE ET COAGULA

to create, one must first destroy.

god is real

I guess I haven’t posted about this in detail on tumblr yet. Basically the situation at my house got so toxic and scary that my mom ended up threatening to shoot me and break my neck and kick me through a wall and she kicked me out. Pablo came to my rescue and I live with him and Robbie in Austin TX now. I’m starting over from scratch again, which I’m so tired of doing, but it’s necessary and I’m so beyond lucky to have Pablo in my life. I had to abandon most of my plants and my vivarium (which is killing me because worked so fucking hard on that thing, but I’m hoping it sustains itself long enough for me to go back and get it) and I miss my cats so much and I have less than $60 in my pocket and it’s sad and scary but I’m trying to focus forward. I’m just so glad I don’t have to do this alone, and I get to do it far, far away from my terrifying and beyond dysfunctional family.

  • liberal: um has this revolution been approved by the state?

Holy fucking shit. I was about to text my best friend/sister pablo and be like “guess what i live in austin now” but then I remembered I LITERALLY LIVE WITH HIM NOW.

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

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  • Me flirting: Look at that tree.

raze-occam:

To be clear: this is not just an issue of police brutality

This is specifically an issue of police brutality against black people

Mike Brown was shot simply for being black. Most of the protesters were black. Most of the journalists who were arrested were also black (or at least nonwhites)

This is pretty much entirely about race and if you ignore that you’re missing the point entirely

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Why do police have quotas? If a doctor went around intentionally sneezing on people to get more patients, that would be seen as a travesty to their profession. But police, can sit around and wait for someone to turn on a red light or commit other mundane ‘offenses’ because they have quotas to meet. Quotas are all the proof we need that policing is not a public service vocation; it’s a business and a subsidiary of Wall Street.

marfmellow:

medicine:

how is obama gon preach non-violence in response to ferguson while he continues to bomb people in somalia, yemen, pakistan, afghanistan, and other countries in the global south and fund billions to israel

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I’m drunk! Light a candle for me!!!!!!!!!