This is something I hate SO MUCH about how tumblr talks about money.
Like, I get that famous actors have large amounts of money, some of them are even probably overpaid (I have complicated thoughts about how actors are paid because of the nature of acting as a career), but they are exchanging labor for money, and their salaries are an expense involved in making a movie.
But like… an actor is paid for a job. They’re a worker like the rest of us. Bezos isn’t paid for a job, he’s paid for being the person who owns Amazon and despite being obscenely wealthy, he does all sorts of shitty things and to underpay and exploit his workers, and avoid paying taxes, so that more of the money Amazon generates will be profit (worker’s salaries are not profit, they’re a business expense).
These two mechanisms of acquiring money are fundamentally very different.
The reason why billionaires are evil aren’t because having money is bad, its because to get a billion dollars you have to cheat. You have to take it from someone else. If Bezos paid all his workers and suppliers fairly and treated them well, and paid his fair amount of taxes, and etc, then it literally wouldn’t matter how much money he earned, because he wouldn’t be doing anyone any harm. But its not actually possible to amass a billion dollars (a full order of magnitude bigger than a million) while behaving in an ethical manner.
There’s a pretty big fucking difference between six million and one trillion lmao
Not to mention the way the money was made
An actor being paid for a role / doing some advertising is a world away form a man setting up a cooperate money machine that horrendously exploits workers
It’s a fantastic point, but John Boyega’s net worth also puts him at $6 million. When he says eat the rich, he isn’t safe either…
A cursed clown painting I bought for 10¢. I plan on using the canvass for painting, but still cursed.
Anything you paint over this will still be cursed with Clown Energy
ive been reading and learning things about whats going on in minneapolis for a good 4 hours and heres all the cold hard facts ive collected so far in case yall dont have the time or the energy to double check everything youve been seeing
- George Floyd was executed on camera after being arrested for suspected forgery (a suspicious $20 bill); he was compliant and told the 4 officers he couldn’t breathe under the weight of officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck, which could be heard and understood by the bystanders filming the incident but did not move any of the 4 officers to stop/intervene.
- The paramedics, after arriving on the scene, had to reach under Derek Chauvin’s knee to check Floyd’s pulse. By the time he had removed his knee, it had been a full 8 minutes, the final 3 of which he had already gone still.
- The initial police reports of the incident were at best inaccurate and at worst outright lies. Floyd was described as “suffering medical distress” as they put him in handcuffs and that he “resisted arrest.”
- After the video surfaced highlighting how disgustingly false this was, they changed the narrative to “man dies after medical incident during police interaction.”
- All 4 officers were quickly fired, but not charged (however Chauvin just recently was taken into custody for 3rd degree murder)
- Protests calling for justice were met with rubber bullets and tear gas fired into crowds (police were the first to turn the protests violent) beginning tuesday
- An undercover protester, potentially identified as a St. Paul police officer, attempted to ignite riots by smashing the windows of an autozone as actual protesters told him to stop. He was dressed in all black with an umbrella (it wasn’t raining) and tactical boots. People noted that broken glass provoking more vandalism is a known and understood phenomenon in the field of criminal justice.
- Rioting, vandalism, and looting began as buildings were set on fire, including the precinct the 4 officers operated from. A local Target refused to sell milk to tear gas victims, and has now been all but destroyed.
- A CNN reporter, Omar Jimenez, a poc, was arrested on live television, in an area secured by police and devoid of protesters, after identifying himself and voluntarily complying with their wishes. The reason given was that they were told to move and did not comply (a lie, as noted by the reporters commentating the live broadcast). A white CNN reporter nearby, however, was left alone.
- A border protection predator drone circled the city today with no official explanation.
- Trump tweeted that “looting leads to shooting,” a quote from a 60s miami police chief notorious for civil rights abuses and even welcoming claims of police brutality. Twitter flagged it with a warning that it glorified violence.
- Protests have spread to other cities throught the U.S. including Louisville, Memphis, L.A., and more, in response to similar and/or identical systemic issues of racial discrimination and brutality.
- Police responses have varied in violence and intensity in each location; one police cruiser drove into the crowd in L.A., and seven people were shot in Louisville.
- Minneapolis introduced a curfew to bring an end to the riots, calling in the national guard.
I hope I didn’t miss any crucial details. If you are protesting today, make sure to leave anything capable of tracking you at home and that you are wearing a mask (for the virus, tear gas, and anonymity). Please be safe.
My disdain for cops is institutional, not individual. Just because you may have a positive personal relationship with someone who is a cop doesn’t change the fact that the law enforcement system in this country is rooted in white supremacy and is used to repress and control the working class while protecting the elite.
All cops have signed up to enforce a system which is oppressing marginalized people in this country on a daily basis. Your personal relationship with an agent of oppression does not change this fact.
A cop just slowly murdered a black man while he and bystanders begged for his life, aided by three fellow cops. They did this while on camera from multiple different angles, literally looking into some of the cameras. They blatantly lied about the man, George Floyd, resisting arrest despite being on video that rolled from start to finish of this incident.
Let me reemphasize that. The police officer Derek Chauvin killed him slowly. Go set a timer for 5 minutes. Wait. That’s the length of time Chauvin ground his knee into Floyd’s neck as Floyd begged not to die. As bystanders pleaded for Chauvin not to kill him while his fellow cops stood guard. Now set another timer. 4 minutes this time. That’s how long Chauvin kept up pressure after Floyd went limp. After he stopped begging, stopped crying, stopped twitching. There’s video of this you can watch, from multiple angles.
And I have not heard a single police officer scream bloody murder.
Where are they? Why were they not howling for Chauvin’s arrest? Imagine you’re a cop. Your job should depend on people trusting you, on respecting you, on feeling safe with you. And here is this killer and his accomplishes, wearing your uniform, slowly murdering a man for the world to see. Mugging for the camera while he does it. Cheerfully lying despite being caught on tape with the expectation that “he struggled” would justify slow, deliberate murder.
And for four days he was right. It took protesters storming and burning his police precinct down before the county attorney and Chauvin’s fellow cops arrested and charged Chauvin (but as yet, not even his partners). A man mugged for murder on viral video and said, “I’m a cop, I can get away with it” and for four days he was right.
Where. Are. The. Cops? Why are they not howling? Why have the cops of the US not come down on this corrupt police force with all the strength of an angry hurricane? Why have cops not logged vacation time all around America and gone to stand outside this precinct and stare until shame compelled them to bring Chauvin in? Why are there not cops with the protesters, screaming denunciations at Chauvin’s protectors? Why is there not a police union rep on every TV screen denouncing him, saying being a cop does not grant a license to murder, calling for a trial?
This is what is meant by All Cops Are Bastards.
Because it was Derek Chauvin who murdered George Floyd. But the rest? Held back bystanders so he could do it. Came out to fire tear gas at the protesters. Arrested journalist crews in the street. And. Stayed. Silent.
Omar Jimenez’ last report, for 3 hours.
A CNN Correspondent named Omar Jimenez was arrested by State Police yesterday. Omar and the CNN crew were arrested for a total of 3 hours whilst the riots over George Floyd continued.
The arrest started off with them recording footage of a protester being apprehended. As the camera gets pushed up, you are able to hear camerapeople scream that they are with CNN. Omar then suggests that the Minneapolis State Police move them back. Police let them continue until they finally say that they are under-arrest.
After stating that they are apart of CNN multiple times, he was dragged off camera whilst hosts of the show were quick to respond to the situation, picking up to the fact of their Correspondent being arrested on camera. CNN faced criticism after not pulling the feed off-air, CNN hasn’t responded to them yet.
me reading this post like
See sometimes I wonder why I’m still on this website, and then posts like this come along. Amazing.
what on God’s green earth are you talking about
I’d feel better about this whole rant if Olaf weren’t queer-coded. It might be largely the voice acting – the lisp, the inflection especially – but he’s got massive “harmless gay sidekick” vibes. And if you’re actively critiquing that? Sure, great, go all out. Hate whom you will. Say whatever you want about how “gay” is equated with “harmless silly sidekick used for comic relief, with no serious bearing on the plot, literally inhuman and treated by Serious Human Characters as… well,a sidekick, peripheral to your life and safe to ignore.
But if you’re not engaging critically with that aspect of his character and are just overwhelmed with hatred whenever you see or hear or think about the queer-coded character and his mannerisms make you feel violent, that is a little bit. Uncomfortable. At best.
holy shit you’re not wrong
God I fucking hate Olaf the snowman so fucking much holy shit. Holy shit, every frame he’s in, every scene, every gif, every jpeg, he’s got this painfully vacant, stupid as shit, fuckass look on his stupid lumpy face. Absolutely no part of his ugly as sin piece of shit character design is endearing. His stupid fucking legs? Who the hell makes a snowman with legs. His dumb flaily fucking twig arms? His shitty, lumpy bastard head? The three thousand percent unnecessary dumbass shitass fucking SNOW BUCK TOOTH that no snowman has EVER FUCKING HAD IN tHE HISTORY OF GOD’S GREEN FUCKING EARTH? God, I hate him. I hate him so much. So FUCKING much. Every time I see a stuffed toy Olaf or an Olaf gif or a shitty goddamn commercial, it ignites my primal rage response and I’m overcome by the need to punt this shitty little homunculus into the fucking sun. "Bhurr blur, I’m Olaf the fuckshit snow fucker, I like warm hugs”. Fuck you. Fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you. You look like Tow Mater summoned a patronus. Your dumb fucking twig hair makes your whole shitty head look like a hairy skin tag. I hate your dumb fucking lumpy carrot nose and your stupid, empty googly eyes and your over-the-top goofy ass upbeat asshole personality. Any scene he’s sad it invokes all the wrath and fury of a spoiled child having a meltdown over a chocolate bar in a w*lmart checkout line. And I know its irrational. That’s the worst part. I know he’s just a shitty fucking side character in a stupid fucking children’s movie, I know it doesn’t matter, I know I shouldn’t care. But that’s part of the problem. The part where no matter the might and fury of my hatred, the locus of my homicidal intent is alltogether inconsequential. I find myself laying awake in the dark in the early hours of the morning consumed by the spirit of Wrath itself, all the force and might of a flaming hurricane directed at a bottle of piss in a ditch by the highway. The absurdity of it all burns me to my core. What better things could this energy be directed towards? And yet my disdain for this stupid, useless, insubstantial failure of endearing character design utterly eclipses the intrigue of all other pursuits. I hate him. I hate him on a level of my mind reserved for the worst of the world’s array of sinners, and I can’t even begin to justify it. Shitstick the snow dick is, for all intents and purposes, the animated corpse of all of humanity’s saccharine pretenses- every condescending, passive-aggressive statement of meaningless upper middle class suburban drama distilled into a single, hateable form. The fucking. Fuck. I have no words. There is no cuss or epithet in any language that can encapsulate the height of the emotions I am experiencing. God, I hate him so much. I hate him so, so fucking much. I want to light his ugly little dumpster body on fire. I want to graphically beat him to death with his own stupid fucking nose. I want to punch him to death. You know that weird feeling you get, when you see a picture of something so cute you find yourself overcome with the bizarre, inexplicable urge to squeeze it? It’s EXACTLY like that, except instead of cuteness it’s disgust. The wordless knowledge that his existence as a fictional work is evidence of all the failures of mankind. I find myself possessed by the will of a Holy Angel gone rogue with the belief that God has made a mistake, and I alone must correct it. This is the trial by which Samael himself fell from grace. This wild, meaningless rage. A thousand blades of shining steel cast with inhuman force in the direction of a plastic grocery bag floating on a breeze. What horrors must I have committed in a past life to be plagued by this torment now? I must Unmake this fictional snowman
Something aim for…
If you are someone who likes to watch a lot of cop shows, I want you to ask yourself a few questions.
Why do all TV cops, even the good ones, hate Internal Affairs? Isn’t the job of Internal Affairs to root out the “bad cops”? Isn’t their job to make sure police follow the rules? Why is that presented as inherently evil or antagonistic?
Why do all TV cops, even the good ones, hate defense attorneys? Isn’t the defense attorney’s job to protect the rights of all citizens? Isn’t it their job to make sure police follow the law? Isn’t it their job to make sure everyone is treated fairly under the system? Why is that presented as inherently evil or antagonistic?
Why do all TV cops, even the good ones, get upset when citizens invoke their constitutional rights? Don’t those rights exist to ensure all citizens are treated fairly? Don’t they exist to ensure innocent people are not wrongfully incriminated? Why are citizens who invoke their rights presented as dishonest, untrustworthy, or antagonistic?
To be clear, I’ve watched Brooklyn 99 and enjoyed it. I was watching Elementary the other day. But even when I watch shows I like, I make a mental note every time a cop lies, breaks the law, subverts someone’s basic rights, or just generally acts like an asshole to the people the are meant to serve and protect.
How often are they called out on their behavior? How often are they punished for it? How often is it reinforced as correct by the narrative?
When I tell people to be critical of the media they consume that is what I mean. Not simply calling it terrible and moving on, but actually engaging thoughtfully, asking questions, and forming conclusions about what that media is trying to say to you. Then decide whether you want to keep listening, or if it will be better for you in the long run to move on.
Can you not just say Garfield please
Garfield’s straight until he’s horny
mr garfield what the fuck does this mean
is Andrew Garfield actually gay or is he just like really really extra about his allyship
happy pride month kings
he was fucking just eating cookie dough alone on the dance floor I can’t handle this
if I’m alone on the dance floor eating raw cookie dough and a guy notices me and actually finds me attractive?, that’s a keeper
Okay apparently it was cocaine but still someone seeing me on the dance floor eating raw cocaine and still thinks I’m attractive? Keeper fucking material
fact checked it y'all