My name is Joshua Jason Evans and I was born on the 29th day of June, 1994. This space shall be where I store all the thoughts that enter my head and all of the things that I love.

 

bogleech:

s00005aa55yah:

let my people go

In this type of toad the dad toad stays with the babies and watches over them and if their puddle dries up too much he’ll dig as long as it takes to make them a path to more water.

It is amazing to me that the conservative working class (especially the working poor) has been so captivated (and captured) by corporate America that they fight fang and claw to keep themselves on the bottom end of increasing economic disparity, and to make the wealthy, wealthier at the expense of worker.

In the 4th century BCE, Plato said that neither oligarchy nor democracy are suitable systems to bring about social justice. An Oligarchy—rule by the few and the wealthy—is unacceptable because the wealthy are only interested in their own appetites and will exploit the workers for gain. But Democracy will not lead to social justice either, because the public, by and large, is ignorant of the functions of government, and by that lack of information, they are easily misled by the emotional rhetoric of self-serving politicians.

Even back in Plato’s time, the two major political parties in Athens were the Oligarchs and the Liberals. The Oligarchs wanted precisely what conservative “leaders” want today—an oligarchy. The Liberals wanted all men to be equal and have equal voice—same as today.

The process of good propaganda is clear:

1. Demonize a word (such as “liberal”) by using it always in a negative sentence, preferably as emotion-generating as possible (falsehoods actually work better than truth). Give the word no quarter and never speak it in a positive sentence. Because of the constant demonization of the word, long and loudly, many in the public will come to hate the word and everything associated with it.

2, Now, attach any person or policy to the word, and the person or policy comes to be hated as well.

Evidence? Take a look at Newt Gingrich’s memo to GOPAC back when the political division was not as bad as today: Google “Language: A Key Mechanism of Control.” Yes, the conservatives started this well before Gingrich wrote the memo, but it did serve to clarify and consolidate the political methodology of the Right Wing. This was greatly enhanced by the rise of the neoconservatives.

So, here we are, a corporatocracy, slipping quickly into an oligarchy with the help of the corporatist conservative Supreme Court.

Max Furr on Gap between executive pay and worker wages continues to grow

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little-miss-disney:

When pixar does the thing that makes you question if you are actually watching a children’s movie.

(Source: oxnam)

http://demisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/83032157012

valeriekeefe:

lilsucia:

Women make up 49.5% of the world

Do 2/3 of the labor

But only own 1% of the wealth

So ima need u to shut the fuck up if u think sexism doesn’t exist

Actually, not even The Atlantic wants a piece of that one.

US single women alone triple that figure.

lightning-and-roses:

toonskribblez:

The fact that this year Easter is on 4/20 just makes this pic even better!

blaze it and praise it!

lightning-and-roses:

toonskribblez:

The fact that this year Easter is on 4/20 just makes this pic even better!

blaze it and praise it!

(Source: bcraigv)

spectrehannah:

World of Warcraft Races:  Forsaken

"The undead Forsaken are a faction of former Scourge who have regained their free will. Led by the Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner, many Forsaken bear a bitter view of the living, as most living creatures look upon them with fear, derision, and hatred. Notable members of the Forsaken have embraced their state of undeath and move beyond it, whether for altruistic purposes, or far darker intent."

colchrishadfield:

Sometimes it’s good to look closely at a rule and make sure it makes sense.(To preempt the inevitable - Yes, I know it is a joke photo.)

colchrishadfield:

Sometimes it’s good to look closely at a rule and make sure it makes sense.

(To preempt the inevitable - Yes, I know it is a joke photo.)

The Power of Genetics

unbelievable-facts:

photographer Ulric Collette simply took portraits of two people who are directly related—say, a father and a daughter or pair of twins—and placed them in a split-screen combination.

[See Ulrich Collette’s photos here]