Is there a way to get it to look normal again? Because seriously this will probably be my last post on Tumblr if I can’t browse tags and reblog like I used to. HELP!
I am! Changed my blog name because I was sick of the old one. Going to try to get back in the habit of posting. :)
favorite degrassi ships (as voted by my followers)
(#13) zig novak and maya matlin
“Mrs Vandebilt” - Paul McCartney & Wings
People talking about Turkey call for democracy, as if democracy is synonymous with freedom and liberty.
Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, was democratically elected. He’s the one who turned a peaceful protest into a violent, brutal display of government power and authority. In fact, Erdogan is quite popular. He won reelection in 2007 and 2011, and many in Turkey like him because he helped to stabilize the lira and calm down some other factors in the country.
Democracy does not mean liberty. It does not mean freedom. It’s just a less centralized way for one group to have power over another. Turkey is displaying that right now. They don’t need more democracy. Turks don’t get to vote on Erdogan until 2015, and their press can’t even do any real reporting. Erdogan is hard at work curbing the rights and freedoms of the Turkish people. The answer isn’t more democracy. The answer is less government.
Democracy continues to allow these kinds of situations to occur. Democracy allowed this police violence and murder to occur.
We can argue all day that this “isn’t how democracy is supposed to be” but the reality is that these are the results of democracy regardless of what people romanticize it to be. I do not understand why people demand more of a system that continues to fail them.
“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Three Genres: Dystopian Fiction.
A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia. Such societies appear in many works of fiction, particularly in stories set in a speculative future. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society.