April 18, 2014
jackanthfern:

bensbardom:

queerembraces:

David Wojnarowicz wore this jacket in 1988, just 4 years before he’d ultimately die from AIDS. Sadly, just a few years ago some of his artistic work was censored at the Smithsonian. People in power are still content to try and erase his history and the continued struggles of people with AIDS

jackanthfern:

bensbardom:

queerembraces:

David Wojnarowicz wore this jacket in 1988, just 4 years before he’d ultimately die from AIDS. Sadly, just a few years ago some of his artistic work was censored at the Smithsonian. People in power are still content to try and erase his history and the continued struggles of people with AIDS

(via stayuglystayangry)

April 18, 2014

monobihetzeal:

surrealpolitik:

monobihetzeal:

friendly reminder that “queer” is a slur and has the definition of “odd” or “to ruin” and SOME people have reclaimed it for themselves but NOT EVERYONE so saying things like “queer community”, “queer movement”, “queer rights”, “queer women” etc doesn’t make sense

What so the queer movement doesn’t exist? Or the queer movement is not allowed to refer to itself? What are you saying?

i’m saying tons of people do NOT want to be grouped in with “queer” and some are even triggered by it. LGBTQIA+, MOGAI, GSRD, non-cis/straight are clunky but better alternatives.

i know, ‘queer’ seems like a nifty word, but it is not devoid of political context, and i will not lump together people who don’t want to be referred to as queer just bcuz of my own preferences.

Queers definitely exist though. The queer movement definitely exists. I don’t think “I don’t like the way you identify so stop” is in any way legitimate.

April 17, 2014

(Source: meme4u, via tyleroakley)

April 17, 2014

monobihetzeal:

friendly reminder that “queer” is a slur and has the definition of “odd” or “to ruin” and SOME people have reclaimed it for themselves but NOT EVERYONE so saying things like “queer community”, “queer movement”, “queer rights”, “queer women” etc doesn’t make sense

What so the queer movement doesn’t exist? Or the queer movement is not allowed to refer to itself? What are you saying?

(via beautifulpropaganda)

April 17, 2014
real talk, is opeth still relevant?

No. They got boring.

(Source: deathwind, via baeddelaire)

April 16, 2014
"The most recent figure of the priest is the psychoanalyst, with his or her three principles: Pleasure, Death, and Reality. Doubtless, psychoanalysis demonstrated that desire is not subordinated to procreation, or even to genitality. That was its modernism. But it retained the essentials; it even found new ways of inscribing in desire the negative law of lack, the external rule of pleasure, and the transcendent ideal of phantasy. Take the interpre- tation of masochism: when the ridiculous death instinct is not invoked, it is claimed that the masochist, like everybody else, is after pleasure but can only get it through pain and phantasied humiliations whose function is to allay or ward off deep anxiety. This is inaccurate; the masochist’s suffering is the price he must pay, not to achieve pleasure, but to untie the pseudobond between desire and pleasure as an extrinsic measure. Pleasure is in no way something that can be attained only by a detour through suffer- ing; it is something that must be delayed as long as possible because it inter- rupts the continuous process of positive desire. There is, in fact, a joy that is immanent to desire as though desire were filled by itself and its contempla- tions, a joy that implies no lack or impossibility and is not measured by pleasure since it is what distributes intensities of pleasure and prevents them from being suffused by anxiety, shame, and guilt. In short, the mas- ochist uses suffering as a way of constituting a body without organs and bringing forth a plane of consistency of desire. That there are other ways, other procedures than masochism, and certainly better ones, is beside the point; it is enough that some find this procedure suitable for them."

— Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus (via baruch-de-spinoza)

April 16, 2014
Thinkings and Thoughts

lightfromawave:

An excerpt from The Three Ecologies, by Felix Guattari, caught my eye this evening. 

"After the data-processing and robotics revolutions, the rapid development of genetic engineering and the globalization of markets, neither human labour nor the natural habitat will ever be what they once were, even just a few decades ago. As Paul Virilio has suggested, the increased speed of transportation and communications and the interdependence of urban centres are equally irreversible. While on the one hand we must make do with this situations, on the other we must acknowledge that it requires a reconstruction of the objectives and the methods of the whole of the social movement under today’s conditionsTo symbolize this problematic I need only refer to an experiment once conducted on television by Alain Bombard. He produced two glass tanks, one filled with polluted water - of the sort that one might draw from the port of Marseille - containing a healthy, thriving, almost dancing octopus. The other tank contained pure, unpolluted seawater. Bombard caught the octopus and immersed it in the ‘normal’ water; after a few second the animal curled up, sank to the bottom, and died.” (Emphasis added.)

Purification is an interesting idea - perhaps what we need is not to immediately shift back to the initial state of purified Nature, but to gradually adjust to a more healthy means of interaction with our environment slowly. Our “normal” is not innately healthy, but it is what we know and what our societal body understands.

April 16, 2014
Mao Tse-Tung: COMBAT LIBERALISM

marxism-leninism-maoism:

[…]

Liberalism manifests itself in various ways.

To let things slide for the sake of peace and friendship when a person has clearly gone wrong, and refrain from principled argument because he is an old acquaintance, a fellow townsman, a schoolmate, a close friend, a loved one, an old colleague or oldsubordinate. Or to touch on the matter lightly instead of going into it thoroughly, so as to keep on good terms. The result is that both the organization and the individual are harmed. This is one type of liberalism.

To indulge in irresponsible criticism in private instead of actively putting forward one’s suggestions to the organization. To say nothing to people to their faces but to gossip behind their backs, or to say nothing at a meeting but to gossip afterwards. To show no regard at all for the principles of collective life but to follow one’s own inclination. This is a second type.

To let things drift if they do not affect one personally; to say as little as possible while knowing perfectly well what is wrong, to be worldly wise and play safe and seek only to avoid blame. This is a third type.

Not to obey orders but to give pride of place to one’s own opinions. To demand special consideration from the organization but to reject its discipline. This is a fourth type.

To indulge in personal attacks, pick quarrels, vent personal spite or seek revenge instead of entering into an argument and struggling against incorrect views for the sake of unity or progress or getting the work done properly. This is a fifth type.

To hear incorrect views without rebutting them and even to hear counter-revolutionary remarks without reporting them, but instead to take them calmly as if nothing had happened. This is a sixth type.

To be among the masses and fail to conduct propaganda and agitation or speak at meetings or conduct investigations and inquiries among them, and instead to be indifferent to them and show no concern for their well-being, forgetting that one is a Communist and behaving as if one were an ordinary non-Communist. This is a seventh type.

To see someone harming the interests of the masses and yet not feel indignant, or dissuade or stop him or reason with him, but to allow him to continue. This is an eighth type.

To work half-heartedly without a definite plan or direction; to work perfunctorily and muddle along—“So long as one remains a monk, one goes on tolling the bell.” This is a ninth type.

To regard oneself as having rendered great service to the revolution, to pride oneself on being a veteran, to disdain minor assignments while being quite unequal to major tasks, to be slipshod in work and slack in study. This is a tenth type.

To be aware of one’s own mistakes and yet make no attempt to correct them, taking a liberal attitude towards oneself. This is an eleventh type.

We could name more. But these eleven are the principal types.

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April 16, 2014

rupsidaisy:

straight boys don’t shut their mouths because their lips would be touching and that’s gay

(via gaywitchesforabortions)

April 15, 2014

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