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Oh please. Capitalism: To each according to one’s own hard work. Read a book! :)

southern-feminism:

Oh, shit, you’re right… OH WAIT. What’s this…


Working poor? But I thought hard work always rendered wealth????? OMG LOOK AT THIS SHIT THOUGH.

More poor people in America have a job than not??? WHAAAAATT? But, graph, anon told me hard work yields wealth!

Well would you take a fucking look at this. Do you know what this means? Not only are all these hard workers poor (but hard work makes people rich????), but capitalism is also hella racist. Socialism and communism both give everyone the same opportunities, but why would we want that?! That would take white privilege out of the world of work. Equal opportunity for all colors? Fuck that, right? I prefer capitalism, where the class system and minimal regulation of business allows blatant discrimination in the work place.

I mean, surely the rich get rich by working hard and being honest. This is America, right?


Whoa! Excuse me, graph? Anon told me hard work yielded wealth??? This can’t be right! The actual workers of corporations bust their asses to make the profit for the corporations??? If this were the case, that would mean that CEOs *gasp* STEAL profit from workers???? WHAAAATTT?????

Hard work does not render wealth in a capitalist setting, or the term “working poor” wouldn’t exist. Look around you! :)

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Yes, we know, not all Republicans are racist. But it is becoming increasingly clear that latent,…

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Yes, we know, not all Republicans are racist. But it is becoming increasingly clear that latent, and in this case blatant, racism is becoming the norm in the GOP as the Tea Party takes over. Yet another example rears its ugly head, in none other than Florida.

Utility Board member Steve Wade of Lakeland, Florida, in a budget meeting earlier this monthdescribed Lakeland’s black population as…

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shinyumbre0n:

For schoolyard voters, the Scottish independence argument has only just begun

“I’m devastated,” says Rebecca Liddle. “If Westminster launches another illegal war, or the NHS gets sold off, then I want complete silence from anyone who voted ‘No’. They had their chance.”

“If I found a No campaigner, and he ever raised a point I couldn’t answer, I’d go online to find out why he was wrong,” says Ruaridh Swainson. The taunts used on Facebook tend to involve words like “ignorant” and “uneducated”. To defend themselves against such slurs, 16-year-olds started learning and arguing about the relative merits of a central bank.

None of this was allowed to be taught in school. Highland council issued a strict ban on any staff discussing the referendum – or even encouraging students to vote. Any teacher with a Yes or No sticker on their car had to leave it at home: the pupils were on their own.

Transgender & Paganism Links

fuzzlepiece:

General content warning for transphobia and sexual content, I have not given warnings for every link individually, and as usual beware the comments sections.

This is a collection of links and books I’ve found while reading out of interest. I’d love additions if you have any - however a lot of blog posts are included in The Wild Hunt’s posts so I’ve only picked a few of those out.

Books

Gender and Transgender in Modern Paganism edited by Gina Pond, available here as a free ebook, also can be bought as a paperback. An anthology of essays released by Circle of Cerridwen to further the discussion after the events of Pantheacon 2011.

Hermaphrodeities: The Transgender Spirituality Workbook by Raven Kaldera, from Lulu or Amazon

All-Soul, All-Body, All-Love, All-Power: A TransMythology by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

Online

In Our Own Image: towards a transcentric paganism by Foxfetch (sexually explicit)

Building bridges between Dianic and Trans communities at Pagan Spirit Gathering

Podcast of Queer Rites panel from Pantheacon 2012

How to be more inclusive of Gender Diversity in your Rituals - and, Anywhere! 

The Spirit of Transgender by Holly Boswell

The Tale of a Transsexual Norse Pagan Spirit-Worker

Pantheacon controversy

The Wild Hunt’s 2011 roundup of discussion, then follow up post (tw: transphobia, slurs)

The Wild Hunt’s 2012 roundup and following discussion

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baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA

According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.

Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE

They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE

THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW

some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

I have often wondered if Mr. Conservative/Libertarian turns down raises his company offers to *him.* Because I’ve only ever heard this argument applied to low-wage workers. Apparently, when you increase executive salaries and bonuses, that money comes out of a magical portal somewhere, so prices are unaffected. And no one ever tries to tell middle-class knowledge workers that getting a raise would only leave them worse off in the long run. It’s only ever the working poor. I guess they get paid with a different, more sinister kind of money.
Rebecca Wald, quoted in Mia Nutick - For those who are in discussions with people who believe that raising the minimum wage is bad for the people who get minimum wage, or bad for prices in general, I give you this quote which breaks it down *perfectly*: (via mslorelei)

Calling all POC witch/pagan/magical practitioners

coconutzfemme:

I am creating a directory of POC witch/pagan/magical folks. I felt the one going around was lacking diversity. Anyhow, if you would like to be included in this directory please message me with your blog name/name (optional), and what kind of things you practice or are interested in. 

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