September 3, 2014
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Libertarianism is a philosophy of might makes right. The natural philosophy for the age of neoliberalism, as well demonstrated by the Koch brothers, but also, it would appear, a justification for the ugliest elements of United States history.
[….]
When libertarian leaders talk about “freedom,” what is really meant is freedom for the holders of capital to pursue profit maximization without limits. The cult of the market is a logical expression of the extreme individualism embodied in libertarianism.

One of the most influential articulators of that was Friedrich Hayek. The Austrian School economist asserted that solidarity, benevolence and a desire to work for the betterment of one’s community are “primitive instincts” and that human civilization consists of a long struggle against those ideals. “The discipline of the market” is the provider of civilization and progress, he wrote.

Thus, unregulated capitalism is “civilization” and anything else is a product of “primitive” group instincts that have survived from our prehistoric hunter/gatherer ancestors in the Hayekian worldview.

From these ideas, it is a small step to the concepts of “money equals speech” and “corporations are people” promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court. This is an extension of “shareholder rights” to the political sphere — the more you own, the more say you have. A form of conquest and domination for the age of financialization.

If there is no community, no common interest, then why can’t someone, anyone, take whatever they want from the less strong? Give Ayn Rand credit for one thing: She stripped away all the accretions of individualist verbiage, all the rarefied theory of orthodox economics, and enunciated with unusual clarity what lies at the core of capitalist triumphalism. It hasn’t served the world very well.

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Freedom for Capital, Not People: A Philosophy of Greed by Pete Dolack (via dialecticsof)

Link to the complete note at Counterpunch.

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September 3, 2014
operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
I love a mystery!
Please share this photo!

operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!

I love a mystery!

Please share this photo!

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September 2, 2014

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Noé Sendas

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September 2, 2014

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September 2, 2014
vuov:

'Raise boys and girls the same way' - Jenny Holzer, Instillation, candlestick park 1987

vuov:

'Raise boys and girls the same way' - Jenny Holzer, Instillation, candlestick park 1987

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September 2, 2014
parlez-voushistoire:

omg-pictures:

Learned this the hard way last weekhttp://omg-pictures.tumblr.com

The day you come to realize this is usually a very bad one.

parlez-voushistoire:

omg-pictures:

Learned this the hard way last week
http://omg-pictures.tumblr.com

The day you come to realize this is usually a very bad one.

September 2, 2014

comedycentral:

The Daily Show is back with new episodes tonight!

September 2, 2014
jeankd:

astudyinjade:

A dick with a future

A dick with a 401k plan and retirement benefits.

jeankd:

astudyinjade:

A dick with a future

A dick with a 401k plan and retirement benefits.

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September 2, 2014

theweedteacher:

nemotes:

Liu Bolin - The Invisible Artist’s newer (and some older) works. official gallery and from and from

Yeah so basically this is the coolest fucking thing you’ll see all day today

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September 2, 2014

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September 1, 2014

foxhaven:

moarrrmagazine:

What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take? 
- Adam Lupton

Holy mother fuck

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September 1, 2014

coolben94:

high school LGBT Clubs: one gay gay and a bunch of weird ass str8 cis ppl who wore a bunch of rainbows

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September 1, 2014

opewinston:

toxsic:

pard-on-my-hard-on:

kingerock288:

lupercos:

(yelling) gay (normal voice) lesbian (muttering) bi….. sexual……. (confused whispering) tr…………… tran…….. trans…………..ss…………………………… (booming voice in the background) STRAIGHT  ALLIES

This sums up representation of LGBT pretty damn well

(sign language) pansexual (morse code beeps) asexual

(Ancient language of the elder gods) Nonbinary

(smoke signals) aromantic 

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September 1, 2014
"A former LAPD officer turned sociologist (Cooper 1991) observed that the overwhelming majority of those beaten by police turn out not to be guilty of any crime. “Cops don’t beat up burglars”, he observed. The reason, he explained, is simple: the one thing most guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to “define the situation.” If what I’ve been saying is true this is just what we’d expect. The police truncheon is precisely the point where the state’s bureaucratic imperative for imposing simple administrative schema, and its monopoly of coercive force, come together. It only makes sense then that bureaucratic violence should consist first and foremost of attacks on those who insist on alternative schemas or interpretations. At the same time, if one accepts Piaget’s famous definition of mature intelligence as the ability to coordinate between multiple perspectives (or possible perspectives) one can see, here, precisely how bureaucratic power, at the moment it turns to violence, becomes literally a form of infantile stupidity."

— David Graeber, Dead Zones of the Imagination (via antoine-roquentin)

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September 1, 2014

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