August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014

how bad must gas stoves once have sucked for someone to think that an electric stove was a good idea

August 19, 2014

also, just to be clear

when i talk about “keeping the means of the production in private hands” what i actually mean is keeping the rich rich and the poor poor

they’re pretty good at it

like prop d (rest in tumblr peace) once asserted that the concept of “totalitarianism” was meaningless

but i think for most people it conjures this idea of government that violently suppresses meaningful dissent, imprisons a large percentage of its population, monitors the actions of its citizens, and operates independently of its subjects’ democratic will

in the sense that this describes the US as accurately as anyplace else in the world then maybe it is meaningless

the difference is that when these strategies are deployed in communist countries it is for the purpose of keeping the means of production and control of the economy out of private hands

when they are done here it is to keep them in them

at least we have freedom

like yeah thank goodness we don’t have to worry about that here

i love how when talking with my (white, liberal) friends about examples of actually existing communism past and present and they begin to realize i am serious and not joking about my support of same this vaguely terrified look comes over their faces and they inevitably say something along the lines of but but … TOTALITARIANISM!

i love how when talking with my (white, liberal) friends about examples of actually existing communism past and present and they begin to realize i am serious and not joking about my support of same this vaguely terrified look comes over their faces and they inevitably say something along the lines of but but … TOTALITARIANISM!

(Source: paxamericana)

August 15, 2014

paxamericana:

I’ve never seen a single episode of any iteration of law and order

and i have never watched more than thirty seconds of cnn or msnbc or fox news, which i’m guessing makes us about even