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mysavageheart:

“what are you going to look like when you’re older?”

Like I fucking lived one hell of a life.

(Source: thievinggenius)

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30.09.2012


"

When asked to explain Muslim rage, I have an answer, but I already know the response to my answer. A defender of “Western civilization” will tell me, “Yeah, but we aren’t violent. They’re the ones who kill people over religion.” If numbers matter, however, the mythology of “America” kills many, many more people today than any myth of “Islam.” To sustain a pseudo-secular military cult, we have produced a nation of cheerleaders for blood and murder. We speak of the cult’s heroic work as “sacrifice” and say that it’s all for a divine cause of “freedom.”

That’s what we send out there, at them. This is not simply a world in which one side has a sense of humor and the other does not, or one side is “modern” and “enlightened” while the other side needs to catch up. The modern, enlightened side is burning people alive. Innocence is simply the playground bully calling your mother a slut after already breaking your jaw, and then wondering why you can’t take a joke.

I am not trying to excuse violence. As an artist, I support everyone’s right to make shitty, cheap-looking art, and I do not believe that bloodshed is ever an acceptable way of responding to art. But in the big picture, this isn’t really about violent religion vs. nonviolent art; it’s violence vs. violence.

Last week, the day on which my column runs happened to fall on September 11. My column was not about September 11; I offered no recollections of the day, no meditation on where we’ve gone as a nation since then, no diagnosis, no hope for a better future, and no apology on behalf of “moderate” Muslims. Instead, I wrote about drugs. It seems that every year, the anniversary produces a number of Muslim bloggers and commentators publicly performing our love of peace, assuring everyone that we, too, shared in the suffering of that day. I am thankful for them and respect their efforts, because this is work that needs to be done. But I did not try.

The reason for my silence on 9/11 is that I am not only Muslim. I am also American. I am also white. I am male and heterosexual. However, I am not asked, as an American, to reflect on the yearly anniversary of our atomic bombs falling upon Japan, or our countless military interventions throughout the world. There is no date on the calendar for me, as a white person, to demonstrate that I have properly reflected on slavery and the generations of inequality and naked white sadism between the slave era and our own unjust present; we could potentially have such a day, but often turn it into shallow self-congratulation. As a white person, I am not asked to consider the wanton murders of young black men by white cops or white civilians, or the white terrorism of shootings in gurudwaras, as directly relevant to my identity. Nor do I have a designated anniversary for reflection, as a straight man, on the horrifying statistics of rape or the ways in which heterosexism makes this country unsafe for so many.

As a Muslim, however, people do expect me to show evidence of my soul-searching over a single event, and I am regularly instructed by popular media to imagine 9/11 as a cancer within my own self. Journalists ask me about Islam’s “crisis” as though it’s a private demon with whom I must personally wrestle every day; meanwhile, my whiteness remains untouched and unchallenged by the decade of hate crimes that have followed 9/11. Journalists don’t often ask whether “white tradition” can be reconciled to modern ideals of equality and pluralism, or whether the “straight male community” is capable of living peacefully in America. When it comes to my participation in America, my whiteness and maleness are far more likely than my Islam to wound others, and thus perhaps more urgently in need of “reform” or “enlightenment” or whatever you say that Islam needs. Again, this is only if numbers matter.

Yes, there’s something that we, the self-identified “West,” don’t understand: ourselves. We see the violence that we want to see. We ignore our legacy of hatred and destruction, always wondering how they can even look themselves in the mirror.

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29.09.2012


helgurmadur:

Icelandic gardens often feature tiny wooden álfhól for elves/hidden people to live in.Some Icelanders have also built tiny churches to convert elves to Christianity.
I hope they do not succeed, Iceland does not need a huldufólk holy war

helgurmadur:

Icelandic gardens often feature tiny wooden álfhól for elves/hidden people to live in.Some Icelanders have also built tiny churches to convert elves to Christianity.

I hope they do not succeed, Iceland does not need a huldufólk holy war

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26.09.2012


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26.09.2012


grossier:

sheep
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art

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25.09.2012



(Source: arwenevenstar)

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spartacusthis never gets old

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25.09.2012


mortuivivosdocent:

Own. Photo by D. Beneteau

mortuivivosdocent:

Own. Photo by D. Beneteau

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25.09.2012



First official teaser poster

I HOPE THIS MEANS WE’RE GETTING JAN IN THE MCU

First official teaser poster

I HOPE THIS MEANS WE’RE GETTING JAN IN THE MCU

(Source: lalalorhen)

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plz

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24.09.2012


woodendreams:

(by Molly Wassenaar)
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nature

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23.09.2012



(Source: biomorphosis)

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holy shit

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23.09.2012



wndmaximoff:

° Luke Cage & Jessica Jones

“You like me?”

“Yeah.”

“‘Like me’ like me?”

“We in high school now?”


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23.09.2012


"“[Sam Wilson] is known for his physique. He’s described as 6’3”, 245 pounds, so starting Monday, for the next five months until we start shooting, I’m going back to high-school workouts and start doing two-a-days, so I get up to 230 pounds.” Sounds major! “I’m going to try not to get a job between now and then, so I can really focus on this. Because Chris Evans is in such good shape! I’m just a dude he dragged into the lab that he injected with some shit, but I got to stand next to him. So we shall see! When I got the part, I called my brother, and I told him, ‘Guess what I’m doing.’ And I told him the movie and who I was playing, and he literally just gave me a litany of history about this character. He went in his closet, and he dug out a copy of the very first Captain America with the Falcon in it. So I said to him, ‘Holy shit, you’re an Über-nerd!’”
“I feel like every kid deserves a hero, you know?” he said. “And now that Spider-Man is Latino, I’m happy that little black kids are going to have the opportunity to say, ‘Hey, I want to be the Falcon.’ You know? So it’s cool.”"
~ Anthony Mackie talking about the Falcon and being generally perfect. (via themanhattanprojects)
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*3*sam wilson

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17.09.2012



thatpeacegirl:

stuckbetweeniraqandahardplace:

An awful low-budget, offensive ‘movie’ bashing Islam lead to the deaths of civilians and a US ambassador. Such idiocy cannot be justified. The views of the film makers does not represent Christians, and the violent actions of certain moronic individuals does not represent Muslims. This is the time where we all condemn and deplore such acts of violence.

This doesn’t represent Islam or Christianity. 

Why can’t people just take things as they are?

A group of idiotic Christians (not all, just a few) decided to make a movie and a group of idiotic Muslims (not all, just a few) decided to respond with violence without considering the consequences. Neither side did what was best for their religion. 

What the Muslims didn’t realize, is that now I have to take the heat for this. And accordingly, I’m sure that some Christian converts somewhere have to take the blame too. Nothing you do just has one effect, but simultaneously affects people all over the world.

(Source: bitterarab)


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16.09.2012


dwight-youignorant-slut:


This is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated.

fucking cool

dwight-youignorant-slut:

This is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated.

fucking cool

(Source: alaskasmokestodie)

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16.09.2012


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studio ghibli

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