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  • “ two millennia of failed radical egalitarian rebellions from Spartacus onwards — yes, they were all lost causes, but, as G. K. Chesterton put it in his What’s Wrong with the World, “the lost causes are exactly those which might have saved the world.” ”

    —    S. Zizek (via alterities)

    majiinboo:

    • Do not forget Michael Brown
    • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
    • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
    • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
    • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
    • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
    • Do not forget Ferguson 

    (via infectioushumanwaste)

    flower-chucker:

    undeadseanbean:

    nonhoration:

    earthlydreams:

    This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

    Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

    Still not generator that produces electricity using urine as fuel.

    This is an electrolysis system which splits urea (major component in urine) into its base components. The girls’ innovation was to add a fired generator which burbs the hydrogen produced by this process to offset the electricity required to accomplish it.

    Offset. This device still consumes more electricity than it produces. It is not a generator, it has a generator.

    I understand why people are happy to believe this, but fucking google things people! Also major sideyes for people who don’t reblog it when I correct them; you’re basically telling me “I’m happy to lie to my followers about stuff like this.”

    (Source: untouchmyhair, via infectioushumanwaste)

    cracked:

    sorenbowie:

    codyjohnston:

    shinji-kun69:

    Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

    HI UM NOPE

    This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

    The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

    Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

    Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.

    Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was

    followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

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    This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.

    ALSO also?

    image

    So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.

    And yet…

    image

    Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

    Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

    We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

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