“Unusually cold mornings are good for the soul,
Like forceful winds against a weak flame;
The embers are not extinguished,
They burn ever more fiercely on.”— A Moment of August, by Sarah L.T. (amindinpursuit)
Freedom is a tenable objective only for responsible individuals. We do not believe in freedom for madmen or children. The necessity of drawing a line between responsible individuals and others is inescapable, yet it means that there is an essential ambiguity in our ultimate objective of freedom. Paternalism is inescapable for those whom we designate as not responsible.
Children offer a more difficult case. The ultimate operative unit in our society is the family, not the individual. Yet the acceptance of the family as the unit rests in considerable part on expediency rather than principle. We believe that parents are generally best able to protect their children and to provide for their development into responsible individuals for whom freedom is appropriate. But we do not believe in the freedom of parents to do what they will with other people. The children are responsible individuals in embryo, and a believer in freedom believes in protecting their ultimate rights.
To put this in a different and what may seem a more callous way, children are at one and the same time consumer goods and potentially responsible members of society. The freedom of individuals to use their economic resources as they want includes the freedom to use them to have children — to buy, as it were, the services of children as a particular form of consumption. But once this choice is exercised, the children have a value in and of themselves and have a freedom of their own that is not simply an extension of the freedom of the parents.
The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death.
Bad correlation. Abstinence isn’t a cause of heart disease or early death, but it could be possible that drinking is related to a longer life and less heart disease. But you can’t prove a negative like that.
“The citizen of the United States who is compelled by law to devote something like 10 per cent of his income to the purchase of a particular kind of retirement contract, administered by the government, is being deprived of a corresponding part of his personal freedom. How strongly this deprivation may be felt and its closeness to the deprivation of religious freedom, which all would regard as “civil” or “political” rather than “economic”, were dramatized by an episode involving a group of farmers of the Amish sect. On grounds of principle, this group regarded compulsory federal old age programs as an infringement of their personal individual freedom and refused to pay taxes or accept benefits. As a result, some of their livestock were sold by auction in order to satisfy claims for social security levies. True, the number of citizens who regard compulsory old age insurance as a deprivation of freedom may be few, but the believer in freedom has never counted noses.”—Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, 1962. (via stuff-that-irks-me)
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations. Architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable. Originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said, ‘It’s not where you take things from. It’s where you take them to.’”—Jim Jarmusch (via aaronstjames)
wait if racism is the systematic degradation of a race then how does reverse racism work with white people and black thugs? and even if we use a proper definition "The belief that race accounts in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others." So how do thugs beating on a white person show reverse racism. Maybe if white people let black people take them to Africa enslave them and then give them bad treatment when they're free we can have reverse racism
"racism is the systematic degradation of a race"
Oh boy, looks like I get a shiny new definition of racism to rip to pieces.
Hmmm… Has anything like that ever been done to white people? Lets see,
Hell in America white people aren’t even the most privileged group, so Meet your new arch nemesis SJW’s.
According to the US Census Bureau in 2004, white people were 82% of all US households, 75% of the lowest economic quintile (the bottom 20%) and 88% of the top 5%. If you believe the races should be evenly distributed, the underrepresentation of white people in the bottom quintile was 92.5% and their overrepresentation in the top 5% was 107%. But that approach means Asian-Americans are far more privileged. Though Asian Americans were 3.65% of the population in 2004, they were only 2.76% of the bottom quintile and 6.46% of the top quintile—the underrepresentation of Asian Americans in the bottom quintile was 75%, and the overrepresentation in the top 5% was 176%
Now that your bullshit definition has been given an anal prolapse, lets take a look at the actual definition.
Translated by the magic of Google Translate —:Racism is a self-centered attitude that racial differences in determinants of human social history and cultural development. Racism can be regarded as a social problem, often by politicians as a political tool. Racism from the collection of psychology perspective, can be interpreted as an emotional phenomenon.
racismo: Doctrina que exalta la superioridad de la propia raza frente a las demás,basándose en caracteres biológicos: el racismo es una de las características de ese movimiento radical de extrema derecha. Sentimiento de rechazo hacia las razas distintas a la propia.
racism: Doctrine that exalts the superiority of their own race against the other, based on biological characters: Racism is one of the characteristics of that radical right-wing movement. Feelings of rejection of races other than their own.
عنصرية هي الافعال والمعتقدات التي تقلل من شأن شخص ما كونه ينتمي لعرق أو لدين. كما يستخدم المصطلح ليصف الذين يعتقدون أن نوع المعاملة مع سائر البشر يجب أن تحكم بعرق وخلفية الشخص متلقي تلك المعاملة، وان المعاملة الطيبة يجب أن تقتصر على فئة معينة دون سواها.و ان فئة معينة يجب أو لها الحق في أن تتحكم بحياة ومصير الأعراق الأخرى.و كانت أولى الأعمال العنصرية والأكثرها انتشارا هي تجارة الرقيق التي كانت تمارس عادة ضد الأفارقة السود.كما توجد امثلة معاصرة للعنصرية مثل: العزل العنصري ضد الأفارقة السود (قوانيين الفصل في جنوب أفريقيا). الحركة العنصرية ضد اليابانيين في أمريكا خلال الحرب العالمية حركة معاداة السامية ضد اليهود في أوروبا عموما وفي ألمانيا النازية خصوصا التي أعقبها حدوث الهولوكوست. العنصرية ضد الشرق أوسطيين والمسلمين في أمريكا والغرب بعد أحداث 11 سبتمبر.
Racism Racism are actions and beliefs that people underestimate what being a member of a race or religion. It also uses the term to describe those who believe that the type of treatment with other human beings should control the sweat of a person’s background recipients of such treatment, and that the good treatment should be limited to a certain class only., And that a certain class should or has the right to have control over the lives and the fate of other races. and was the first acts of racism and Aloktherha prevalent are the slave trade, which was commonly practiced against black Africans. as there are contemporary examples of racism, such as: Racial segregation against black Africans (Guanyin chapter in South Africa). Racist movement against the Japanese in America during World War The movement of anti-Semitism against the Jews in Europe in general and Germany in particular, which followed the Nazi Holocaust. Racism against Middle Easterners and Muslims in America and the West after the events of September 11.
Congratulations SJW’s, you’re retarded in four different languages, presumably all of them.
"Maybe if white people let black people take them to Africa enslave them"
Funny story actually, that fucking happened already.
Now lets take a look at American Slavery specifically shall we. See what kind of heinous crimes the white man is guilty of. But wait a tick,
Prior to 1655 there were no legal slaves in the colonies, only indentured servants. All masters were required to free their servants after their time was up. Seven years was the limit that an indentured servant could be held. Upon their release they were granted 50 acres of land. This included any black person purchased from slave traders. Black people were also granted 50 acres upon their release.
Anthony Johnson was a black man from modern-day Angola. He was brought to the US to work on a tobacco farm in 1619. When Anthony was released he was legally recognized as a free man and ran a successful farm. In 1651 he held 250 acres and five black indentured servants. In 1654, it was time for Anthony to release John Casor, a black indentured servant.
Instead Anthony told Casor he was extending his time. Casor left and became employed by the free white man Robert Parker. Anthony Johnson sued Robert Parker in the Northampton Court in 1654. In 1655, the court ruled that Anthony Johnson could hold John Casor indefinitely. The court gave judicial sanction for blacks to own slave of their own race. Thus Casor became the first permanent slave and Johnson the first slave owner.
So wait, it was a black man who actually pushed to make slavery legal in America?
And lets not forget the America was actually one of the first nations to abolish slavery. While we were fighting a war over it, the Muslim slave trade in Africa, and Africa’s use of slave labor was still going strong. And it was just that, a trade. Americans weren’t going to Africa kidnapping people, they were sold. Mostly for sugar and tobacco. Some of the African leaders actually were concerned as to why the trade with America and European nations halted.
This is what lead to the belief that only Africans were enslaved, when in fact it was just that Africa was the only place selling its own people. Both in Europe and the middle east, selling people into slavery was illegal. That didn’t stop warring parties from taking people though mind you. So you’re blaming white people for a slave trade created by Arab nations, and fully endorsed by African leaders themselves. When white people were the first to end it while Muslims and Africans continued on with it.
Almost done here.
And just because there will be one making these bullshit claims, there’s always fucking one.I’m not condoning the salve trade, or white people that owned slaves. I’m not supporting nationalism or racial segregation. I’m not claiming any race is better than another. I’m pointing out hypocrisy, double standards, and showing information that apparently no one is aware of. Because the attitude of anon and everyone like them fucking disgusts me. Regardless of what race they are or who they target.
Because when you say shit like ‘X can’t be racist against Y’. You’re condoning those behaviors. You’re trying to vouch for the moral integrity of the perpetrators, you’re trying everything in your power to fight against a social stigma that causes death and destruction, instead of preventing further victims. Look at what your fucking ideology causes,
Look at this shit, this is what your mentality and ideology supports. Because you look at shit like that and not only fucking ignore it, but you’re defending the people doing it by saying they’re not racist. The only way you can look at that and not think its possible to be racist against white people is if you don’t think were people. It doesn’t matter what fucking horrible actions were committed against these people, and why, the only thing that matters to you is they’re white. You’re waste of functioning organs. Every second that people like you draw breathe is another plight on this planet.
Just what exactly separates you from the Nazi’s who aren’t going around murdering people? Or all the KKK members who’ve never strung someone up themselves? They turn a blind eye and rationalize it just like you do. Change the demographics and you’re the same as them. Fuck, if you were white, you’d be one of them. You’d be the one claiming how people who aren’t like you should be looked down and spat upon. You think those fucks don’t find ways to justify their hatred either? It’s not hard to do when you cherry pick like you fucking twats love to do.
I sincerely hope you grow the fuck up, get over your victim complex, and realize the harmful effects of what it is you support. Until then, everyone who’s ever loved you was wrong.
"Mitt Romney suggested he would have been able to prevent the rise of the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) if he were elected rather than President Barack Obama in 2012 during a radio interview that aired Sunday. According to Romney, Obama’s "mistakes" enabled Islamic State to gain power in both Syria and Iraq."