earth is a lie

theidealisticcynic:

earthisalie:

Happy Fuck the Troops Friday! Fuck you for voluntarily signing up to receive money stolen from citizens as a paycheck, you welfare whores. Fuck you for voluntarily signing up to participate in the killing of humans for corporate profit. Don’t kid yourselves into thinking you’re defending any…

Okay, I’m going to reply as calmly as I can manage, even though if you said that to my face, my first response probably would be to slap you, then start yelling. But I’m going to try to be as civil in my response as I can be.

I’m going to start with the disclaimer that I am speaking about the Canadian military, as I am Canadian, as are the people within the military services who I talk to and get to ask questions regarding what they do. Keep in mind, however, that the Canadian and American military tend to get together on plenty of missions, and do a lot of the same things.

So I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you don’t know much about what the military does other than what gets publicized on the news or in the papers. Well, I’m sorry, but you’re seeing about 10% of what the military does. I hate to burst that particular bubble, but there it is.

Now, a lot of the army’s forces is spent on peacekeeping, as it tends to be through the UN and they tend to stay out of country’s business to regain sovereignty. Meaning that you are right, the troops are there not to protect our freedoms, but the freedoms of the people in those countries. Are you aware of what happened in Rwanda? That’s what happened when we didn’t take the “offense” when we should have. I’m sure the millions of people are very happy that those “welfare whores” didn’t take action and only stood by with their guns. I’d tell you to ask them, but they are dead. Oops.

Now, I’m especially going to assume that you don’t know what the Navy does, as most people don’t. Well, good thing I know so I can tell you. Tell me, how many stories of freighters being stolen by pirates have you heard within the last year? Probably not very many, I”m willing to bet.You can thank the naval forces for that, because they are the ones who deal with the pirates and make sure all of the citizens on those boats make it home on a daily basis, because it pretty much happens daily. But I’m willing to bet that you didn’t know about that.

To be honest, you can protest what the troops are doing, you can hate what their objectives are, I don’t care. I myself have objections with what they do, but I have to tell you, the men and women doing it are better people than you and I could ever be. They not only face physical trauma, they face years of emotional trauma, and don’t tell me that they don’t, because I sleep beside a petty officer with night terrors and flashbacks. They put a lot on the line for next to no pay, recognition, or reward. So if you honestly think of them as welfare whores, fine, but don’t you DARE think you have a clue as to what they do. Because, in actuality, you don’t.

For starters, you presume to know a lot about what I do and do not know, which is pretty ignorant considering you do not know me at all. 

You realize the Rwandan genocide would never have occurred if not for imperialism, statism, militarism, nationalism, and a bunch of dudes ‘just following orders’ who colonized the place and created the racial tensions in the first place, right? So the same sort of people and institutions you’re supporting now are the ones that are responsible for the entire mess in the first place. 

As for the freighters/pirates, instead of stealing money from citizens to fund global police forces, the shipping companies could simply hire security forces of their own to protect their ships. Because why should you or I have to foot the bill to defend a fucking oil company’s tanker from getting hijacked? 

I feel sorry for people who volunteer to join the military and end up broken people as a result. It’s definitely a tragedy. But it’s a completely avoidable one, especially considering they willingly signed up for it.

templeofeuropa:

earthisalie:

Happy Fuck the Troops Friday! Fuck you for voluntarily signing up to receive money stolen from citizens as a paycheck, you welfare whores. Fuck you for voluntarily signing up to participate in the killing of humans for corporate profit. Don’t kid yourselves into thinking you’re defending any freedoms. You’re not defending shit if you’re in another country killing people. That’s called offense. It is the opposite of defense. You’re a fucking goon, you’re the equivalent of a mafia hitman employed by the state. Do the world a favor and quit your job.

Petition to draft every person who says “Fuck the troops” unironically.

yeah force people to go kill/get killed by people they’ve never met and never had a problem with. that’ll teach ‘em a lesson, won’t it? you fucking people are unbelievable. 

boburnham-vevo:

bo burnham gets it.

boburnham-vevo:

bo burnham gets it.

if humans are a virus, why dont you commit suicide? i swear i'm not suggesting that you kill yourself and im not trying to send hate or anything (and if suicidal thoughts are something you struggle with and i'm upsetting you then im seriously very sorry). i'm just genuinely curious, because suicide is the logical conclusion of both misanthropy and anti-natalism but you clearly are still alive and presumably still deriving some level of utility out of life. again, sorry if this came off hateful!

i think about killing myself fairly often. i have my ups and downs like anyone else, and it’s usually when i’m depressed that i think about it for the most part. existence in western consumer capitalism is one big distraction from the fact that we’re all going to die, and that life is inherently meaningless. i haven’t killed myself because i know my family and some of my friends would be absolutely devastated, and i wouldn’t want to put any of them through that.

i try to live with as minimal an impact as possible as far as sustainability goes. living in the states, there’s certain compromises i have to make to ‘function’ in society, and that causes a lot of cognitive dissonance stress. for the mast part i enjoy the adventure of being alive, though there are a billion things i wish i could change about the way humans interact with one another and the rest of the planet in general. i suppose another reason i haven’t killed myself is because in addition to being an anti-natalist misathropist i’m an idealistic humanist, and i believe we could have a better world, and i believe there are things that i can do with my time here to help effect positive change. 

i imagine though that once i’m old and decrepit, i will probably kill myself while i still have all my mental faculties intact. i did not ask to be born, but i believe i have a responsibility to use my time to do some good in this world, and i won’t be satisfied really until i’ve done so. 

hope that answers your question, and thank you for asking it. 

The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.
Frederick Douglass (via disciplesofmalcolm)
communismkills:

youreabitweird:

notallfeminists:

source: the Failure of Feminism on Facebook

~feminism is equality~

Then the guys would all be thrown in jail for rape.

what the fuck does this have to do with feminism? are you people even trying anymore?

communismkills:

youreabitweird:

notallfeminists:

source: the Failure of Feminism on Facebook

~feminism is equality~

Then the guys would all be thrown in jail for rape.

what the fuck does this have to do with feminism? are you people even trying anymore?

the-renegade-rose:

the-renegade-rose:

tofugoddess:

the-renegade-rose:

Hooties by MinervaHemp!

Soft sole hemp shoes originally for babies, now for adults by demand. These shoes are more ethical than any other on the market. Made by a vegan, they’re free of animal products and impart a minimal impact. 

Materials!

The sole and majority of the upper construction are made from 100% hemp. Super heavy 28 oz. canvas for the sole and light and airy 10 oz. woven for the upper. Why hemp? It’s renewable, doesn’t require pesticides to grow, and it’s the most durable plant fiber there is! MinervaHemp takes it one step further by using fair trade Romanian hemp (learn more). Wait, hemp, you mean like pot? A common question actually, but the answer is: no! Industrial hemp does not contain THC (the component in cannabis which causes the high) and is only used for manufacturing purposes. 

The optional printed accent fabric is made of organic cotton from various designers such as Birch Fabrics or Cloud9. They are as ethical as it gets for printed fabric and I’m currently working on finding out more about their labor standards and manufacturing practices. Nonetheless, organic makes less of an impact than conventional cotton and I use a minimal amount. Cotton fabric in general requires a lot of resources to produce.

Hooties are sewn using organic cotton thread from NearSea Naturals (now Organic Cotton Plus) with a double zig-zag for extra durability.

The only part of MinervaHemp’s Hooties that isn’t biodegradable and sustainable is the few inches of nylon elastic in the back. I’ve been on the lookout for natural rubber elastic coated in organic cotton with no luck. Apparently it existed at one point but the demand was not enough to keep it around. Until it makes a return, I keep it minimal. 

Manufacturing!

It feels silly to even call it “manufacturing” because it’s all currently done in my living room while my kids are sleeping. From raw fabric to beautiful shoes, each step is done by me. I cut out the pieces by hand from patterns I designed, then pin and sew them up into Hooties on my personal sewing machine. One day I hope to streamline the process a bit, but I will always want them to have that homemade quality.

Motive!

Some people ask me why I bother trying so hard. To that I say: Why not? I care about the planet and all the creatures on it so I do my best to help them out. When my first born was a baby, the info started coming out that soft-sole shoes are best for developing feet. I was already vegan and eco-conscious and all that was available at the time were leather shoes. I’ve always been crafty so I decided to design a shoe for my kiddo. A month or so later, the first Hooties were born. Back then they didn’t have a name, and they were made of hemp fabric, hemp canvas, and twine, but they got the job done. Over time, friends and strangers wanted some and they needed to fit wide varieties of feet and last several months and then big people started wanting their own! It warms my heart to see how people have supported the idea and it’s been so much fun to watch it grow. I hope one day hemp shoes become the norm, but until then I’ll keep making them…one pair at a time!

Get your own!

Support this wonderful vegan company!

Yall are making my week ;) thanks for all the support!

Come see me at Last Thursday on Alberta tomorrow in Northeast Portland!

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Denis Waitley (via urbanharmony)
Thinks like those pedo schemes make me wish vigilantism is more 'legal' I sure as he'll know the justice system won't do shit.
Anonymous

priceofliberty:

Don’t worry, just vote for your favorite least-corrupt candidate in the next election. Things are bound to change eventually

thefuzzletor:

Inspirational pokemon photos.

un-monde-de-papier:

Le plafond de la Chapelle Sixtine, Michel-Ange, 1508-1512.

Source: www.wga.hu

i could spend years of my life staring at that ceiling

havocados:

spiritleaf:

A deer that catches stars in its antlers


art

havocados:

spiritleaf:

A deer that catches stars in its antlers

art

biodiverseed:

Today I made a hearty stew of onions, tomatoes (mostly fallen green ones), scarlet runner beans, and various chili peppers, using the same basic method I use to make pasta sauce. I used cumin, and black cumin for seasoning.

Instead of simmering the ingredients together, however, I baked them in two Red Kuri squashes! After 1.5 hours in the oven (at 175˚C), the baked interior of the gourd can be easily scooped out with the stew; the combination of the capsicum oil of the peppers, and the sweet, mild flesh of the squash is wonderful.

This is by far the easiest and most delicious way I have found to prepare and eat hard-shelled winter squash.

What is your favourite way to prepare winter squash?

necessaryveganism:


Currently nearly half of all US land is already dedicated to animal agriculture. If we were to switch over to grass-fed beef it would require clearing every square inch of the US, up into Canada, all of Central America and well into South America. (this includes all mountains, forests and cities)
And this is just to feed the United States’ demand on meat. 

Animal agriculture of any kind is unsustainable and inhumane. The only Earth, human and animal friendly decision you can make is to go vegan
- Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

/stop fucking mindlessly reproducing. Humans are a virus.

necessaryveganism:

Currently nearly half of all US land is already dedicated to animal agriculture. If we were to switch over to grass-fed beef it would require clearing every square inch of the US, up into Canada, all of Central America and well into South America. (this includes all mountains, forests and cities)

And this is just to feed the United States’ demand on meat. 

Animal agriculture of any kind is unsustainable and inhumane. The only Earth, human and animal friendly decision you can make is to go vegan

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

/stop fucking mindlessly reproducing. Humans are a virus.