‘meritocracy’ is a shit idea bc people don’t have equal access to ‘merit’
‘merit’ is an intangible quality that straight white dudes are basically assumed to have and that everyone else might possibly obtain with enough time and resources
bc we are not starting from a place of equality, ‘meritocracy’ results in gatekeeping and perpetuated exclusion out-group individuals
a better idea: people collaborate and support each other to mutually achieve individual *and* collective goals
The only ones who should be afraid right now are the Iranian people, as the world's foremost imperial power is currently gearing up to flatten them like they did their neighbor 20 years ago.
If you're an American or westerner, it's okay to be afraid for them, and afraid for the world as a whole, and perhaps even afraid because you feel helpless to stop the bloodthirsty military machine, but the feeling you should have above all else is rage.
If you can, go protest tomorrow.
Me to friends: I know i haven’t talked to you in like a year or so but I was just thinking about you and I miss you!
My friends: oh my gosh it’s so good hearing from you I miss you too!!
“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is.. ” Shoutout to Jocelyn Matthews for sharing this new-to-me Toni Morrison quote (fuller version here --> https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/3228728-the-function-the-very-serious-function-of-racism-is-distraction) #allthingsopen
It's also very weird that we focus on software; the big piece of infrastructure that is not and never can be free under capitalism is hardware. Unless and until we nationalize all metallurgy companies, your computer can't ever really be libre, since the very pieces of it were made by workers in the developing world in incredibly inhumane working conditions.
Ignoring that is ignoring the foundational violence of modern capitalism.
Fuck a world of forced specialization. You can be a farmer AND a philosopher. You can be a carpenter and a portraitist. You can be a lawyer and an electrician. You can be a mycologist and a flautist, a bookbinder and a skateboarder, a chemist and a stripper, an upholsterer and an Aramaic scholar, a gymnast and a fisherman. You can be so many things, any combination of things that you love or like or are interested in or want to try. Idgaf! If you only want to do one thing? That's fucking awesome and good too!
But I refuse to accept a world where a farmer must be just a farmer, a carpenter just a carpenter. Labors of body, mind, and spirit can all fit together, no matter what capitalism says.
the office, just talking about a show that's been finished for 6 years now, 7.02
i don't get why tvtropes and parts of reddit hate pam for maneuvering her way into the office administrator position. she's more than qualified for that position, she isn't stealing anyone's job, and she has to get approval from just about everyone in the office to do so. i'd absolutely do the same thing if i were feeling lucky
momstagram, gun mention, stalking
nothing quite as jarring as reading a momstagram post saying "[this lady] drives by our house every single night and I spend my days wondering if she'll bring a gun one day" and the very next post is like "bring some 'pep' back into your kids' lunchboxes with [company]'s stuffed sweet peppers!"
This is what i mean
Haley | 25 | bi ace | they/them
just kinda floating in the space-time continuum, as one does.
A cool and chill place for cool and chill people.