Monthly Archives: June 2012

thetravelingqueen:

graffiti in a communist themed bar. hella yeaahhhhhh 😛

It is truly a marvelous thing to consider to what greatness Athens arrived in the space of one hundred years after she freed herself from the tyranny of Pisistratus; but, above all, it is even more marvelous to consider the greatness Rome reached when she freed herself from her kings. The reason is easy to understand, for it is the common good and not private gain that makes cities great. Yet, without a doubt, this common good is observed only in republics, for in them everything that promotes it is practised, and however much damage it does to this or that private individual, those who benefit from the said common good are so numerous that they are able to advance in spite of the inclination of the few citizens who are oppressed by it.

Niccolò Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy (via apocalyptic-clusterfuck)

I saw that you’re involved with the anti-EDL protest in Bristol — I live in Bristol but I can’t seem to find much information on it. Could you tell me what will be going on and when etc.?

The EDL are currently set to be marching on July 14th.  From what we know it looks like it’ll be from Temple Meads, through Redcliffe and up to Castle Park however their route seems to be constantly changing and it’s unlikely to firm up until the week before hand.  It’ll be on the same day as Bristol Pride which I gather is mostly centred around College Green.  Originally the EDL asked for the week after, which is the same day as Bristol Harbour Festival, but apparently the council are much happier to shaft Bristol’s LGBT community than they are to have a day of profit disrupted.

A united front group called We Are Bristol has been set up which is currently calling for people to meet at 11am by the Fountains, however that may be subject to change depending on what shapes up to be the situation regarding both what the EDL end up doing, and also to hopefully cause as little disruption to the Pride event which will be going on at the same time.  Other groups are also calling for people to be at Temple Meads at 10am to prevent the EDL march from happening.

There’s an e-mail address of wearebristol@ymail.com if you want to message that for more info or are able to get involved leafletting the community and building awareness.

Bristol Antifa are also organising around it, they held a pretty good meeting this evening.  They have a contact form on their website if you want to get in touch with them, I can’t remember their e-mail offhand.

A twitter has also been set up under stopedl which will be used to get out updates.  I think that’s connected to Bristol Antifa.

I’m not really comfortable giving out more information unless you come off anon because reasons, but if somebody reading this thinks I’ve missed anything out then let me know.

Me? I thought, OBE me? Up yours, I thought. I get angry when I hear the word ‘empire’; it reminds me of slavery, it reminds me of thousands of years of brutality, it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalised.

Benjamin Zephaniah in 2003 on refusing his appointment as an OBE from the Queen (via yoursocalledgovernment)

hobbit-hero:

thehauntingspecter:

Someone tell me what this is from so I can watch it. Please.

it’s from The Trotsky, which i highly recommend 🙂

e-schatology:

Thriller – Michael Jackson.  [1984]

[The] Thriller [album] enforced its own reality principal; it was there part of every commute, a serenade to ever errand, a referent to every purchase, a fact of everyday life. You didn’t have to like it, you only had to acknowledge it. 

By 6 July 1984…Jacksonism had produced a the system of commodification so complete that what ever and whoever was admitted to it instantly became a new commodity. People were no longer consuming commodities as such things are conventionally understood (records, videos, posters, books, magazines, key rings, earnings, necklaces, pins, buttons, wigs, voice-altering devices, Pepsis t-shirts, underwear, hats, scarves, gloves, jackets – and why were there no jeans called Billie Jeans?); they were consuming their own gestures of consumption. That is, they were consuming not a Tayloristic Michael Jackson, or any licensed facsimile, but themselves  Riding a Mobius strip of pure capitalism, that was the transubstantiation.  

Greil Marcus, Lipstick Traces 


mollycrabapple:

Laurie penny and her painting

what is happening

Fun fact: lefties are overly critical of LoK

johngaltinabikini:

questingenlightenment:

johngaltinabikini:

questingenlightenment:

They were writing the show within certain constrains. They couldn’t have made well developed characters and plot lines like they did in ATLA. They were basically writing the show to recapture the hearts of ATLA fans that way they could use Season 1 as a base to create season 2. 

dude it ain’t even just leftists. I don’t just follow leftists and I’ve been seeing it on my dash.

but basically this minus the whole blaming leftists thing.

Ah, I apologize. On my dash, I only saw see three things regular Avatar fans, leftist Avatar fans, and Libertarian avatar fans. The latter two rejoicing over the finale, with the former heavily critiquing it.

eh. I follow apolitical Avatar blogs and they’re critical of it.

Aside from that, two of my leftist friends loved it.

People are making me think about things.  Make it stop!  Make it stop!

maozedongisnotcool:

libertarians-and-stoya:

psychogeographicalsomaticism:

libertarians-and-stoya:

psychogeographicalsomaticism:

libertarians-and-stoya:

I just want to get drunk

watch star wars

and cuddle

I’m sorry that you don’t have a ladyfriend…

…maybe I can be your ladyfriend today.

aren’t you a guy

Yeah, but I’ve been told I look feminine.

ew nty i only like ciswomen

edit: all commies are feminine men

you’re a disgusting little shite.

“Look I’m homophobic, misogynistic, classist, elitist, racist and just generally an asshole to everyone I encounter but I would really like a huggle.  Someone?  Anyone?  Oh :(” – Libertarians-and-Stoya