On the first episode of Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson starts the show on exactly the same cliff that Carl Sagan did over thirty years ago on the original & legendary Cosmos series.
Thats how you show respect ladies & gents.
(courtesy of @JPMajor on twitter)
The Burning Monk- Thich Quang Duc (1993) sat down in meditation position at Saigon. He then poured gasoline all over his body and set himself alight. He maintained his calm meditative position and did not even make a sound while his body burned and then within a few minutes toppled over. His body was consumed but his heart remained intact. It was placed in the Reserve Bank of Vietnam and is called the Symbol Of The Holy Heart.
He wanted to show people that we can do incredible things when we practice mindfulness. He also wanted to show the world the injustice that was being perpetrated on the Buddhist religion and community by a repressive regime. Needless to say, it worked pretty well and the government softened up on the Buddhist. He is a remarkable symbol of the incredible power the mind holds.
honestly wasn’t expecting that post to be repesctful
They still took a picture of this person without their permission, posted it on the internet, and called them a fatty. Yeah, i dont exactly find that respectful.
They also assume that bc the person is fat, they must hate themselves and want to be thin. They assume that the person is fat because they ate or drank too much or were lazy for some period before they began exercising. They aren’t showing respect to a fat person, they’re showing respect to a potential thin person.
Fuck you guys. Fuck you guys so hard. “They’re showing respect to a potential thin person”? No. Fuck that noise. They’re showing respect to someone who is, for whatever reason, working to better themselves. Do they make some assumptions that might be untrue? Sure. But the big assumption they make, the whole point of this writing, is that this person has respect for someone who is willing to fight for what they want out of life. Someone who is willing to run in 20 degree weather because they want to run. The poster saw another human being, struggling with their task but still powering through and they didn’t see the victim you are all so desperately looking for. They saw a victor who has already won the final goal simply by being willing to work for it. This is someone who is impressed by what another person is willing to do in order to win. And you guys are bitching because you are so desperate to turn people into victims. You are so desperate to find fault in even the most well intentioned stories and statements that you let it cloud your perception and force yourself to find hatred and judgement around every corner whether they are there or not.
The writer is trying to show respect in the only way they know how and you are immediately discounting both him and the person he is writing about by casting one as a villain and one as the damsel in distress, leaving yourself the hero in a story that doesn’t need you.
^^^^^^ So great.
proof that a gif set of a drag queen receiving acceptance from her father will spread through tumblr like wildfire.. 33,000+ notes later.
This map should be included in every history book.
This is why I don’t like the term Native American or even like Indigenous People. It cancels the numerous different groups of people that lived here
Don’t forget this.
The reason that pre-colonized American history is taught in a short breath, in a way that is totally unlike how European history is taught (“yah there were these tribes who lived off the land and were so noble and primitive until Christopher Columbus came and things got interesting” vs. “There were complex cultures and different people in different areas who traded and fought exactly like what was going on across the Atlantic at the time, so for example there were extensive trade routes between A and B in this territory while X and Y made an alliance to unite against Z, and then this important ruler, inventor, artist lived… etc etc etc”) is racism, pure and simple. Anyone who says otherwise (PARTICULARLY if they claim that nothing interesting was going on or try to state that the Americas were purely “primitive” or lesser in some fashion” they are either lying or terribly misinformed.
This is why “Native American” is not a one-size-fits-all banner. This is why you sound just as stupid saying someone was or is “Cherokee or Sioux, or Mohawk or whatever” as you sound saying “They were English, or German, or Irish or whatever”. They are distinct cultures who lived in distinct areas and had disparate histories. And, due to horrendous colonialism and blatant white washing, these are repressed histories.
So do your homework, especially if you live in the Americas and are from a background that at any point contained immigrants (and don’t you look at me and say you’re “Just American” because you can claim somebody on the Mayflower because I will explain you many things). They don’t teach this how they should, so you must educate yourself.
lolwhite people are fucking monsters ….
As if Annie is not a fictional character smh
so we’re calling little girls racist names over a fucking fictional character smh
My rage has rendered me speechless. Fuck all these people. I hope they all get ass cancer.
holy shit i am so not surprised but at the same time utterly revolted
a shudder just ran through the entirety of my body after reading these
21st century circlejerk
Glad to see JC Penney took its mistakes in stride
That is the way to recover
An Illustrated Comparison of Land Area
these white power nations are much smaller than they want you to think!
Can we talk about how horrendously misleading most of the maps being used to teach geography to children (and utilized all through out lives/culture/existence) are now?
Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.
This is fucking awesome.
hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important
also applies to making it safer to drive since a lot of cyclists weave in and out of traffic and it’d be appreciated for them to give some warning before they cut across a lane
Nothing will fuck up your twenties more than thinking you’re supposed to have your shit together.