August 13, 2014
The sentiment that we are “permanently” doomed to an unequal and squalid political-economic situation is not some brave minority position. Only someone who confused reflexive negativity with thoughtful critique would think so. On the contrary, it’s the most conventional possible type of thinking, beamed at us every hour from almost all mainstream outlets: Don’t think too big or expect too much. Confine yourselves to the pettiest possible political debates.

Ben Davis (via rs620)

yes! and more on (im)possibility…

Willing the impossible: an interview with Judith Butler

Well, there are people who believe in realpolitik and who say: “There’s never going to be one state, there’s never going to be equality, there’s never going to be peace…don’t fool yourself. If you want to be political, get concrete and see what adjustments you can make in the current regime”. Then I just think, ok, what would it mean if we lived in a world in which no one held out for the possibility of substantial political equality, or for a full cessation of colonial practices - if no one held out for those things because they were impossible? People do scoff when you say right of return. I was at a meeting with Palestinians and Israelis where people said: “That will never happen.” So I said, “well it will not be taken off the table.”In fact in politics, sometimes the thing that will never happen actually starts to happen. And there have to be people who hold out for that, and who accept that they are idealists and that they are operating on principle as opposed to realpolitik. If there were no such ideals then our entire political sensibility would be corrupted by this process.

(via todoelajo)

(via gowns)

August 10, 2014
August 9, 2014
August 8, 2014

fucking trinidad

i just found out that when my brother and i were small my dad turned down a job he really wanted because it would’ve meant uprooting our family and moving us to trinidad

so instead i grew up in chino

August 7, 2014
literally all i see when i look at this is a b-pillar firebird sticker pasted way off-center and some awful chrome door protectors
c’mon, guy

literally all i see when i look at this is a b-pillar firebird sticker pasted way off-center and some awful chrome door protectors

c’mon, guy

(Source: the-ppoa)

tomewing:

blackbeardblog:

Internal reputation management at GM. Via: http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2014/05/16/the-69-words-you-cant-use-at-gm/

This brightened my day up considerably.

"brakes like an ‘X’ car"!

tomewing:

blackbeardblog:

Internal reputation management at GM. Via: http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2014/05/16/the-69-words-you-cant-use-at-gm/

This brightened my day up considerably.

"brakes like an ‘X’ car"!

ponders distinct possibility of never again owning a car that doesn’t have “last sold in US” date associated with it