Capitalism only values nature by how it can be exploited.
Case in point.
People in my replies be like “bUt wHaT aBoUt fRuIt TrEes and CaMpInG GrOuNdS”. Yes that’s pretty much my point. Trees are only valuable if you can make money off them or hijack them for human activities, rather than because they literally sustain life on earth.
In capitalism’s eyes, everything is but a tool or resource to make profit. Workers and nature alike. A forest is not inherently “valuable” to a capitalist; individual people are treated as “human resources” and labour for 8 - 13 hours per day, most days of their life, until they’re physically too old to continue.
We will only attain a better world when nature and people become inherently valuable, rather than something to exploit.
you may not like it but every greek tragedy is a musical
directors 2000 years from now, holding a translated script of wicked: okay so we know they put these parts to music but we have no way of knowing what the tunes were. it was based on an ancient myth called “the wizard of oz” but we have no way of knowing how close it was to the original because we only have fragments. we’ll have to speak the choruses
#BSHSBSNAMA #this post feels like whack to the head #theyre...correct...
Whenever I see people discoursing online about how all fiction must model good behavior and explicitly state that any bad behavior depicted is wrong, lest someone in the audience mistake it for “glorifying,” all I can think of is that line from Arrested Development where Buster, in his mid-30s, objects to something by saying “that’s not the way mother is raising me”
Like yeah maybe YA books and kids’ cartoons have a responsibility to demonstrate the difference between Right and Wrong, since the audience is, like, actual children, but if you’re consuming literally anything more advanced than Disney XD’s Ducktales, you should absolutely be expected to bring your own moral framework from home and not need your media to spoon-feed morality to you
if you see a show about a a man manufacturing and selling methamphetamine while abusing his wife and murdering people and you can’t tell whether the author intends for you to think his actions are right or wrong? That might be more your problem than the text’s. You might just, at that point, be an idiot.
[banging on the notes of this post with a broomstick from below] yo shut the fuck up in there
When you need to use royalty free music but can’t find any you like so you make your own but then you remember you don’t know how to compose music but you spent all this time making it and you’re not turning back now
i was getting ready for bed and this gave me a heart attack holy shit
It does help actually, to post the whole context of Hank Green supporting sex workers
Raise your hand if you’re just incredibly fucking tired of people taking things the Green Brothers say out of context to make fun of some of the straight white dudes that use that privilege to their advantage to help marginilized people.
The Green brothers speak out about racial injustice, financial inequality, homophobia, housing issues (including homelessness), mental illness (ESPECIALLY John, who has gone through intense depression and anxiety in the past), and many other topics.
They provide dozens of free resources for students online, specifically Crash Course, and every year during the holidays they donate thousands of dollars to multiple charities.
They actively acknowledge their privilege and use it to lift other people up and provide resources for those who don’t have the same privilege.
I’m sure many people don’t know this, but John and Hank CREATED VidCon. They’re the reason VidCon exists today. They were some of the ORIGINAL YouTubers, and they’re one of the only platforms on YouTube that has stayed true to their original content idea.
People LOVE to hate on them. They love it. John was sent so many death threats and harassed so much that he gave up all social media but YouTube for a long time. The reason? People claimed he was glorifying cancer (which if you’ve actually READ the book, he doesn’t) and that he was a “pervert” for writing about high schoolers (as if LITERALLY every single book about a high schooler isn’t written by someone older than 18 I mean Jesus Christ people). Hes spoken on this a couple times but stopped because people just ignored him and dragged his name through the gutters.
The hate on Hank is, from what I’ve seen, fairly recent - he was kind of the forgotten brother for a while. Until he published a book where the main character was bisexual. And he said positive things about trans people. And then suddenly “Hank Green is just a dumb man and his opinions are trash.” Almost like people didn’t like that the “science man” was openly supportive of homosexuality
The Green brothers acknowledge when they get things wrong. They speak out on injustice, on inequality, and they always, ALWAYS try to do what’s right. They are some of the most wholesome straight white men I’ve ever come across in life in general, and it infuriates me that people reduce them to “okay? okay” and “oh didnt he do Crash Course?”
The really funny thing is that if you pay attention a lot of the time there are like, little things you can recognize. Like when you’re familiar with a voice actor you can Tell it’s them. Sometimes I hear a character talk and I’m just