A Cold War kid in McCarthy time

Nine Inch Nails concert. Play it cool.

hairandglasses:

“Drop the beat, Skrillex!”

But Skrillex doesn’t drop the beat. Instead, he clutches it in his hands, unable to let it go, dooming the fate of the world in his greed.

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“Drop the beat, Skrillex,” repeats a desperate Samwise Gamgee, “please.”

zanzucchi:

I’m working on practicing tattoos on skin. (tattoo design is not mine)

zanzucchi:

I’m working on practicing tattoos on skin. (tattoo design is not mine)

slaaneshi-party-bus:

Instead of glorifying violence against women, glorify violence against the foul xenos and the lying heretik.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pmVienna28 July 1914The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.Count Berchtold

teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pm

Vienna
28 July 1914

The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.

Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.

Count Berchtold

the-snorlax-cave:

LUIGI OUT

the-snorlax-cave:

LUIGI OUT

Since capital is always doing well somewhere, the illusion arises that all will be well everywhere if we only readjust the form of capital to that predominant in Japan and West Germany (the 1980s), the United States (the 1990s) or China (after 2000). Capital never has to address its systemic failings because it moves them around geographically.

David Harvey, Seventeen contradictions and the End of Capitalism: Uneven Geographical Developments and the Production of Space. p154

Emphasis mine.

(via rosaluxmemeburg)

commodity-production:

my-name-is-not-strangelove:

commodity-production:

How my review went today -

"Hi Ben, sorry your grandpa died this week. On to work stuff, I’d like to talk about your strengths. You are good at surveying. You should go back to school to become a licensed surveyor. On your own time though, i’d like you to take night classes."

"but I’m a…

Absolutely fucked. I’m terribly sorry to hear about your grandma, and about that awful company.

It’s stuff like this. I used to hate communism, I fed into capitalist propaganda about the horrors of China and Soviet Russia, and gradually it’s all becoming more and more disillusioning. Now I just want the whole corrupt system to burn.

Thanks, it’s been a really rough week but i’ll be okay. I’m so pissed at my company, the attitude there is so condescending and awful. I have another job though that I interviewed at, so my biggest hope right now is hearing back from them. 

As to the communism thing, I think I became even more of a communist after hearing everything in the news about israel, syria and ukraine. This world is so depressing to watch crumble, and I’ve been making it a point to follow more hopeful news about people resisting :]

As for the last sentence, I agree so hard that I think you’ve cheered me up.

I’m glad to hear about the other job, good luck! What kind of position is it?

I’d actually like to talk to you about Israel and Ukraine at some point, it’s been hard to find alternate sources on them beyond Russia Today, which I’m still wary of. I can imagine how you feel about the ‘they’re hiding weapons in ambulances’ stuff though.

commodity-production:

How my review went today -

"Hi Ben, sorry your grandpa died this week. On to work stuff, I’d like to talk about your strengths. You are good at surveying. You should go back to school to become a licensed surveyor. On your own time though, i’d like you to take night classes."

"but I’m a…

Absolutely fucked. I’m terribly sorry to hear about your grandma, and about that awful company.

It’s stuff like this. I used to hate communism, I fed into capitalist propaganda about the horrors of China and Soviet Russia, and gradually it’s all becoming more and more disillusioning. Now I just want the whole corrupt system to burn.

Dreamt that a roller coaster queue was its own roller coaster. What a horrifying, wonderful idea.