1. Our terror is delivered to the wretched of the earth with industrial weapons. It is, to us, invisible. We do not stand over the decapitated and eviscerated bodies left behind on city and village streets by our missiles, drones and fighter jets. We do not listen to the wails and shrieks of parents embracing the shattered bodies of their children. We do not see the survivors of air attacks bury their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. We are not conscious of the long night of collective humiliation, repression and powerlessness that characterizes existence in Israel’s occupied territories, Iraq and Afghanistan. We do not see the boiling anger that war and injustice turn into a caldron of hate over time. We are not aware of the very natural lust for revenge against those who carry out or symbolize this oppression. We see only the final pyrotechnics of terror, the shocking moment when the rage erupts into an inchoate fury and the murder of innocents. And, willfully ignorant, we do not understand our own complicity. We self-righteously condemn the killers as subhuman savages who deserve more of the violence that created them. This is a recipe for endless terror.

    — Chris Hedges, "How the brutalized become brutal" (via thepeoplesrecord)

  2. sunflower-mama:

taurnus:

the squad

So cuteeee

    sunflower-mama:

    taurnus:

    the squad

    So cuteeee

    (Source: auboisdemoncoeur)

  3. buttonpoetry:

    Brenna Twohy - “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)

    "My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic. It is part of a bigger story. I am whole. I exist when you are not fucking me."

    One of the most memorable poems we saw at the National Poetry Slam this year. Harry Potter, feminism, sex positivity.

  4. laughingsquid:

A Series of Amazing Things Someone Might Find Outside

    laughingsquid:

    A Series of Amazing Things Someone Might Find Outside

  5. the invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson (via nminusone)

  6. sakrogoat:

Antoine Joseph Wiertz - The Greeks and Trojans Fighting Over the Body of Patroclus

    sakrogoat:

    Antoine Joseph Wiertz - The Greeks and Trojans Fighting Over the Body of Patroclus

  7. chescaleigh:

    First You See What The Town Looks Like. Then, See What The Cops Look Like. Then It Makes Sense.

  8. adapto:

    Body comparative #48 (1,2)

  9. archaicwonder:

    Mesopotamian Carnelian Cylinder Seal, 3rd Millennium BC

    A carved seal matrix depicting a running horse with a rosette above the back.

    (Source: timelineauctions.com)