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October 13 2019

20:08

leftist-daily-reminders:

blue-author:

projectivepenteract:

theuppitynegras:

projectivepenteract:

theuppitynegras:

I’m about 90% sure the economy is never gonna “improve” 

this is capitalism in it’s final form

this is it honey 

except, you know, those companies that do a charitable thing for every thing they sell

that’s kinda new and interesting. benevolent capitalism

lmao

Pay attention, class: This is what it looks like when one is unwilling to consider new information.

It’s not new information, though. It’s misinformation.

First, it’s not that new.

Did you know that there was a time in U.S. history—which is by definition recent history—when a corporation was generally intended to have some sort of public interest that they served? I mean, that’s the whole point of allowing corporations to form. Corporations are recognized by the commonwealth or state, and this recognition is not a right but a privilege, in exchange for which the state (representing the people) is allowed to ask, “So what does this do for everyone else?”

The way the economy is now is a direct result of a shift away from this thinking and to one where a corporation is an entity unto itself whose first, last, and only concern is an ever-increasing stream of profits. What you’re calling “benevolent capitalism” isn’t benevolent at all. It’s a pure profit/loss calculation designed to distract from—not even paper over or stick a band-aid on—the problems capitalism creates. And the fact that you’re here championing it as “benevolent capitalism” is a sign of how ell it’s working.

Let’s take Toms, as one example. The shoe that’s a cause. Buy a pair of trendy shoes, and a pair of trendy shoes will be given away to someone somewhere in the world who can’t afford them.

That’s not genuine benevolence. That’s selling you, the consumer, on the idea that you can be benevolent by buying shoes, that the act of purchasing these shoes is an act of charity. The reality is that their model is an inefficient means of addressing the problems on the ground that shoelessness represents, and severely disrupts the local economies of the locations selected for benevolence.

(Imagine what it does to the local shoemakers, for instance.)

The supposed act of charity is just a value add to convince you to spend your money on these shoes instead of some other shoes. It’s no different than putting a prize in a box of cereal.

Heck, you want to see how malevolent this is?

Go ask a multinational corporation that makes shoes or other garments to double the wages of their workers. They’ll tell you they can’t afford it, that it’s not possible, that consumers won’t stand for it, that you’ll drive them out of business and then no one will have wages.

But the fact that a company can give away one item for every item sold shows you what a lie this is. A one-for-one giving model represents double the cost of labor and materials for each unit that is sold for revenue. Doubling wages would only double the labor.

So why are companies willing to give their products away (and throw them away, destroy unused industry with bleach and razors to render them unsalvageable, et cetera) but they’re not willing to pay their workers more?

Because capitalism is the opposite of benevolence.

“Charity” is by definition exemplary, above and beyond, extraordinary, extra. “Charity” is not something that people are entitled to. You give people a shirt or shoes or some food and call it charity, and you’re setting up an expectation that you can and will control the stream of largesse in the future, and anything and everything you give should be considered a boon from on high.

On the other hand, once you start paying your workers a higher wage, you’re creating an expectation. You’re admitting that their labor is more valuable to you than you were previously willing to admit, and it’s hard to walk that back.

Plus, when people have enough money for their basic needs, they’re smarter and stronger and warier and more comfortable with pushing back instead of being steamrolled over. They have time and money to pursue education. They can save money up and maybe move away. They can escape from the system that depends on a steady flow of forced or near-forced labor.

So companies will do charitable “buy one, give one” and marketing “buy one, get one” even though these things by definition double the overhead per unit, but they won’t do anything that makes a lasting difference in the standard of living for the people.

Capitalism has redefined the world so that the baseline of ethics is “How much money can we make?” and every little good deed over and above that is saintly.

But there’s nothing benevolent about throwing a scrap of bread to someone who’s starving in a ditch because you ran them out of their home in the first place.

This is one of the best anti-capitalist posts on the entire site.

December 06 2018

04:13
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heroineimages:

teapottempestist:

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

ursa by len-yan

i like drawing young, attractive female characters as much as any other person but this time i wanted to mix things up a bit. have a quick portrait of Ursa, a female warrior who survived long enough on the battlefield to reach the middle age. i’m curious to see how the community will receive her.

I can’t speak for everyone. But I like it. I like it a lot.

- wincenworks

actually…. come to think of it I don’t think I’ve EVER seen a middle-aged warrior woman… holy shit. ageism much?

teapottempestist: Personally, I thought the Beifong Sisters from The Legend of Korra were pretty badass middle-aged warrior women. And I’ve seen a few others in art that were pretty good:
http://sandara.deviantart.com/art/portrait-497014784
http://avisnocturna.deviantart.com/art/SSS-NostrischeRitterin-488969083
http://diegogisbertllorens.deviantart.com/art/Karacterz-Combatant-498274707

But yes, there is an unfortunate lack of older and middle-aged lady warriors and adventuresses in media in general.

04:00
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bearfacelie:

aquarius–hoe:

cinnappo:

secondlina:

the-crystal-queen:

strangenewclassrooms:

pencilblots:

maryburgers:

maryburgers:

riskpig:

luthienebonyx:

telanu:

britney2007spears:

hoodoo-hoodlum:

I’m so mad because this worked

help me roger

Reblogging myself because

Originally posted by gifs-for-the-masses

Reblogging myself because… what was that? Five minutes?

O_O

………my friend has made me curious

help me roger

Update: after I reblogged this someone messaged me offering me tickets to the sold out Hausu screening with a Q&A and autograph session with the director

These never work for me, but here’s to trying.

  1. I don’t believe in these things
  2. But last time I reblogged one ten/fifteen minutes later I got a call offering me a job
  3. But I reblogged it because I was waiting on hearing back from the job. So there you go.
  4. Roger is cute.

Eh Roger is cute I might as well

That fish is so happy it makes me happy.

Reblogging myself because I reblogged this yesterday and got promoted today!

Wtf all this energy is bound to make something good happen -_-

Come on Roger

October 13 2018

19:25
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gemville:

Carved Rock Crystal, Nephrite and Diamond Lily Of The Valley Brooch

19:20
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browsethestacks:

talkgentlytome:

Superheroes reimagined in Tim Burton’s style by artist Andrew Tarusov. 

👍💭👍

August 27 2018

00:27

A Little Off The Top

I am so impressed with this series. Great original story. Artwork is tip top

August 23 2018

20:30
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mbelluccidaily:

Monica Bellucci photographed by Signe Vilstrup (2012)

19:56
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devilbunnii:

comic-girl2234:

thisisasinkingship:

jukaidream:

resonance-of-libra:

This is the Lucky Ace. Reblog to recieve a wad of cash that is oddly specific to your current needs.

I reblogged this shit two days ago y’all… what kinda sorcery is this. Oddly specific too …. I’ll take it tho 🤯

I think I did it wrong

Uh I reblogged this like 3 days ago and I start my new job on Monday??? Like idk how you accidentally find a job but I did.

I literally just want 35$ 😭😭😭😭😭😭 to grt a specific dreas i have my eyes on

well why not, it is even Canadian money

August 07 2018

20:38
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nightingem:

Justin McElroy is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever seen and his words are so incredibly powerful. I’m crying right now.

November 30 2017

05:15
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feministbatman:

The GOPdnd tag on twitter is really something else

05:10
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yay-phan:

since this post got deleted, here it is

05:10
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yay-phan:

since this post got deleted, here it is

August 31 2017

23:38

When you ask the GM about plans for your character

thegmsighs:

actually i think that a lot as a DM

23:38

August 26 2017

02:42
02:31

August 12 2017

04:14
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uomo-accattivante:

Oh my gosh, SO PRECIOUS 😭❤️🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

04:06
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noa89:

3 of Swords

This was a card I finished last month! It seems like all my August posts are just going to be wing babies…..

03:55
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rosi-oddbrew:

I present to you, the Mime Flayer.

April 19 2017

05:58
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bai-xue:

Someone buy this man a beer

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