Things Freely Given


For things lovely and terrible that come to us free?

quickweaves:

quickweaves:

White people destroyed 3/4s of the world for spices and have the nerve not to season their food.

this post wont die 

Tagged: bahahahdying

jenyfly:

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

yo this is literally where my blood lies. generations of enablement and opportunity come from here. stay strong, friends and family; proud of you.

Source: raaawrbin

ginnabean:

Fantasia centaurettes + Neverland mermaids = prettiest couples ever

ginnabean:

Fantasia centaurettes + Neverland mermaids = prettiest couples ever

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Source: foreveryoungins

medertaab:


The Legend of Korra’s Final Book Countdown

“People usually assume that I’m daddy’s helpless little girl, but I can handle myself.”

medertaab:

The Legend of Korra’s Final Book Countdown

People usually assume that I’m daddy’s helpless little girl, but I can handle myself.

Source: medertaab

fiveblackpearls:

ludocris:

holy shit

HAHAHAHA

fiveblackpearls:

ludocris:

holy shit

HAHAHAHA

Source: ludocris

erzassword:

dodie-snk:

luck-ethan-charms:

dodie-snk:

pls mom don’t hate me

The content of this comic is heartbreaking but the art style is kinda hilarious. Could you please tell me what to feel?

Actually me too, I find this heartbreaking and hilarous at the same time this is so weird.

SAME

Source: dodie-snk

its-a-metaphor-for-destiel:

tigerlizii:

fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

tamorapierce:

barrylyga:

yainterrobang:

LIST OF THE WEEK: TWENTY BANNED BOOKS
Celebrate your intellectual freedom. Read a banned book.

Learn more about each book here: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Looking for Alaska, I Hunt Killers, Eleanor & Park, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, TTYL, 13 Reasons Why, The Giver, Speak, Hold Still, Whale Talk, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Twenty Boy Summer, Boy Meets Boy, Living Dead Girl, Fallen Angels, Vampire Academy, The Supernaturalist, A Wrinkle In Time.

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I’m surprised when any book is banned or challenged, but the continual obsession with challenging The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian absolutely stupefies me. That book has the tamest sexual content I’ve ever seen. I’m stunned people can find anything to object to.

They banned a book about soldiers for profanity?  What’s next, a soldier’s right to breathe?

It’s almost like they’re banning everything that doesn’t fit into their fantasy worldview of a perfect little world where everything is just perfect and OK.

Most adults are stupid like that. They don’t want children learning about the real world because they think kids aren’t smart and can’t handle things that might happen later on in their lives.

For fuck’s sake Speak is about a girl that was raped

Source: yainterrobang

poppypicklesticks:

icyarguments:

This comic brought to you by a dreads-wearing black person.

Not to mention that dreads have been found in cultures all over the world, including the Celts 

That last one.

Source: icyarguments

rubychaperone:

the-pietriarchy:

horror-and-the-macabre:

most girls suck at video games either way sadly. just stop calling yourself a nerd for playing video games when your palette consists of the call of duty franchise.

I’m going to eat your firstborn child

I want a piece too -.-

Source: the-pietriarchy