What I learned in school today is…

Our consumer society is the love child of Capitalism and Globalization by means of “technology” aka torrid kinky sex off the backs of wage laborers.

What it means is…

Capitalism, oppression’s cousin, is based off of a M-C-M equation (Money-Commodity-More Money). You can’t beat the Capitalist’s game if you don’t have money. But you’re automatically entered into the game if you partake in wage labor and buy into “upward mobility.”

Heres the catch; there is no such thing as upward mobility, thanks to Globalization. Cheap labor is cheaper overseas, people with less freedom selling their time, their life, for pennies a day so you can partake in the wonders of….mass manufacturing!

Thanks to technology, we can market and sell our unstable Capitalist Consumer Society to the rest of the world (or force it on them by means of enciting civil wars if they don’t give us what we want) by disguising it as Democracy: something everyone should want.

But really, globalism, the exchange of cultures, ideaology and the exchange of product, only serves to stabilize Capitalism. Capitalism that thrives off paying workers little, to sell them what they made, for a lot.

But how is it so successful?

Politics, dear child. We divide and conquer.

We create a disconnect between culturally unique and potentially dangerous (dangerous because they are aware) cultural societies by stereotypes and perpetrated norms.

Translation, a narrow norm is created and adopted by society (ignorance is bliss) and forced upon those who are ‘different’ rather it be race, gender, religion, etc. We then mass market that ‘norm,’ or stereotype, and if you don’t fit into that tiny little norm (which usually only applies to those in low economic standing and not to the general population) you are ostracized and viewed as less valid by those inside and out that tiny cultural community.

As a result, you are viewed as a threat by those the rest of society views as less than. And you in turn, try to identify with those you view as similar (those with better economic/societal standing), although they group you in with those who are, by all societal means, less.

For example: Barack Obama. He’s mixed, somewhat rich. He’s the President. Not all Black people will view him as one of their own. Because he’s half white and he’s rich. Also because he’s the President therefore he’s someone to be wary of. Those who are rich and white will view him as black (less) because he wasn’t born into money, and his father was black, his mom not married, and he didn’t belong to a yacht club growing up. Barack himself, may identify (hypothetically) with those who are rich, white and in positions of power, because he was in a frat in college and his mom is white. Which is why those minorities who do believe in him, are wasting their time. He’s not truly thinking of them first and foremost. Despite the fact that he really does have more in common with them because he faced the same problems they do, growing up. So instead of giving back to those communities, he gives to those already in power because he seeks to identify with them. Because if he does, that means he has power (when really, they’re still the ones calling the shots).

Thats how we divide and conquer. We keep the money in the rich communities by creating a desire for those culturally different in positions of power and money, to identify with those already born into it.
In turn, giving into them and their guidelines and requirements instead of giving back to those who’s social groups they are actually a part of. (Same can be applied to police, but thats a discussion for another day)

The rich will always save other rich folks, those who look, act and think like them, before saving minorities, those who actually need the saving. In that way, the rich keeps getting rich and the low class and minorities keep being exploited and persecuted against.

Oh that torrid little love affair.

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repress:

Do you ever want to talk to someone but

1) You feel like you’re bothering them or coming off clingy
2) You don’t have anything to say, you just want to talk to them
3) You don’t know how to hold a conversation to save your life 

Lol yes?

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Gaza market bombed during Israel army pause
July 30 2014
At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and 200 wounded in the bombardment of a market near Gaza City during an “humanitarian pause” unilaterally announced by Israel.
The attack came shortly after the Israeli army said it was observing a four-hour Wednesday ceasefire from midday GMT, or 3pm local time.
Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for Gaza’s health ministry, said missiles hit the busy market in the battered Shujayea neighbourhood, in the east of Gaza Strip.
According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, witnesses saw dozens or artillery shells explode in the market. 
Thick black smoke billowed over the site as ambulances attended the scene. Television images showed bodies strewn on the ground.
Hamas condemned the deaths as “another blatant massacre”.
According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, 1317 Palestinians have been killed and more than 7340 injured since Israel’s Protective Edge offensive in the Gaza Strip began on July 8. 
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri had earlier dismissed the Israeli pause. He told Reuters: ”The ceasefire Israel declared is for the media and has no value because it does not include the areas of conflict on the border.”


Everything about this whole thing is       complete and utter bullshit

Gaza market bombed during Israel army pause

July 30 2014

At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and 200 wounded in the bombardment of a market near Gaza City during an “humanitarian pause” unilaterally announced by Israel.

The attack came shortly after the Israeli army said it was observing a four-hour Wednesday ceasefire from midday GMT, or 3pm local time.

Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for Gaza’s health ministry, said missiles hit the busy market in the battered Shujayea neighbourhood, in the east of Gaza Strip.

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, witnesses saw dozens or artillery shells explode in the market. 

Thick black smoke billowed over the site as ambulances attended the scene. Television images showed bodies strewn on the ground.

Hamas condemned the deaths as “another blatant massacre”.

According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, 1317 Palestinians have been killed and more than 7340 injured since Israel’s Protective Edge offensive in the Gaza Strip began on July 8. 

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri had earlier dismissed the Israeli pause. He told Reuters: ”The ceasefire Israel declared is for the media and has no value because it does not include the areas of conflict on the border.”

Everything about this whole thing is complete and utter bullshit

(Source: anonymousmilitant, via navigatethestream)


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