“How can heaven and hell coexist? How can any sane and loving human being be happy in heaven knowing that millions of people, innocent or not, are being tortured for eternity? This heaven is a place void of empathy, an asylum for psychopaths. How is this heaven good?”—Anonymous (via lucasshanks)
If you are playing ‘devil’s advocate’ for a racist system in a racist country which results in the murders of men and women of color by law enforcement and private citizens alike, I would like you to know that you are not in fact a) an advocate, b) needed in any discussion on this topic ever, or c) challenging any established thought. You are a racist.
This system, these institutions, do not need advocating. If you think they do, in any form, you are the problem and no amount of whining that you’re not really like that will absolve you.
Hi, sometimes I shop at Urban Outfitters, and probably you do too, sometimes they have nice things/ I don’t know where else to buy purple leopard print skinny jeans and other necessary articles of clothing of that nature. But I am going to stop, and you should too, not only because their money funds Rick Santorum’s campaign and they are culturally insensitive, not only because they steal designs from up and coming artists and snidely encourage eating disorders, but because I as a consumer don’t like being taken for a ride. I don’t like being tricked, duped or made a fool of by the companies that I support through my patronage. It makes me feel compliant, like a cog in a big machine that considers me a supplicant idiot, and I don’t like to feel like a supplicant idiot, and probably you don’t either. So lets not be.
get your raggedy self out of bed. you know monday is coming for your ass and you can’t keep crying all day. sometimes you read too much or watch the news for too long and you burst into tears, sad and asking yourself, why can’t people just root their actions in empathy and love?
but you know why, and you learned the hard way. those who don’t understand the healing, transformative power of love (in any form) just haven’t experienced it.
and the way to change this is, in fact, with love.
love and empathy as your lifestyle, your home, and your revolution.