WHERE THE FUCK DID THESE HICCUPS COME FROM JESUS CHRISTO.
I say play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. Play what you want and let the public pick up on what you are doing, even if it takes them fifteen or twenty years. — Thelonious Monk (via bucknakedandthepanda)
Most people don’t know what they want or feel. And for everyone, myself included, It’s very difficult to say what you mean when what you mean is painful. The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to… As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all, we must dare to fail. You must have the courage to be bad - to be willing to risk everything to really express it all. — John Cassavetes (via jamiejoli)
"… sometimes I thought about her fighting and I would think, “Why doesn’t she just accept being a woman and be glad about it? Why doesn’t she stop asking herself all these questions? Why be so pig-headed and only see one side of things?” If only she had a sense of humor!’ I thought, ‘Go out. Enjoy yourself. Have a good time. Find a man, spend the night together. Do something, for God’s sake!’ But she hangs onto what she feels is important to her in spite of all the unpleasantness it creates. That’s what makes her so special. She hangs onto her ideas. And in the end she’s proven right. Though there’s no real need to do it. In the end, she doesn’t even get anything. She only gets what makes her happy. I find that moving.”
— John Cassavetes from Cassavetes on Cassavetes
Cassavetes on Cassavetes.
We need love like food, water and air and we don’t know how to get it. And that’s our struggle. — John Cassavetes (via man-of-prose)
HOLY FUCK THE NOTES.
reblog EVERY TIME THIS IS ON YOUR DASH .
If you follow me and you don’t reblog this, we’re gonna have a little issue.
I will 500% judge you if you don’t Reblog
More people reblogged this than there are in my state??
More people reblogged this than there are in my COUNTRY??
Omg let’s make this to 9 million ++ !!
(Source: inthemidstofmonsters, via bbconfess)
white people be like ‘stop making fun of us for not having lips and eating boring food’
POC be like ‘stop murdering us’
Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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