I’m getting kinda sick of double-standard exceptions

This may not make sense without proper context, but oh well. Due to not providing that proper context, this will seem overly simplified, but it’s indicative of real-world situations.

Just in general, I am upset by the general notion that some thigns are worthy of exception while others are not, in the realm of equality discussions. For example, the notion that I as a <insert priveleged class here> (let’s say male for this example) am expected not to tell women or feminists that what they’re doing is wrong or flawed or could be improved somehow, because it’s oppressive. Meanwhile, people who have a misunderstanding of a potential problem are treated as hostile enemies, rather than the innocently uninformed people they are. They’re expected to know everything, to research everything, to be a scholar on the subject before they share an opinion that will then be attacked anyway because no statement, no matter how factually grounded, is safe.

I’m expected to let ignorant people run free, while they judge other ignorant people as unforgivable for not knowing everything.

And I’m tired of it. I’m tired of being patronizingly laughed at by people who are actually arguing a point I already skipped past because it’s so obviously clear. I’m tired of having to type out essay-long responses to get people to understand the stance I have by holding their hand through all the parts I already understand and accept/reject. I understand this is exactly what I’m asking other people to do by educating ignorant people, and I’m finalyl starting to understand why it’s so exhausting and why people find it futile to continue doing it.

And I’m going to continue doing it, waging my own personal wars, because if I didn’t it would be totally hypocritical of me to ask and expect others to do the same on issues much larger than my own personal argumentative conflicts. 

This sorta got away from me, I expected it to be short, but eh. Sometimes a rambling just gets away from me. :P

brikhouse-arts:

kuurion:

kuurion:

I warned her not to look into that ball…
FINISHED! AT 11:58! (then 20 minutes of resizing troubles, hate you tumblr and your gif limits)
Happy belated 4/13!
You can get the full-res image here: http://i.imgur.com/qCUNp0d.gif

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3,300 notes already?? Jegus, the only other post I’ve ever had over 200 was my Vriska one…

It was also the first thing I ever animated. Almost a year ago.

reblogging for the art blog

Oh hey! Grimdark Rose passed 10k too! Break out the champagne, 2x10k notes combo!!

brikhouse-arts:

kuurion:

kuurion:

I warned her not to look into that ball…

FINISHED! AT 11:58! (then 20 minutes of resizing troubles, hate you tumblr and your gif limits)

Happy belated 4/13!

You can get the full-res image here: http://i.imgur.com/qCUNp0d.gif

FFFFFFF

3,300 notes already?? Jegus, the only other post I’ve ever had over 200 was my Vriska one…

It was also the first thing I ever animated. Almost a year ago.

reblogging for the art blog

Oh hey! Grimdark Rose passed 10k too! Break out the champagne, 2x10k notes combo!!

brikhouse-arts:

Our World page 21 is live!
The car ride home! I think this is going to be the start of a … very conflicted relationship.http://ourworld.katbox.net/

reminder that I have an art blog, and that I will be posting art stuff to it.
Much will also be reblogged to my main blog, but the art blog will be exclusively that. Art.

brikhouse-arts:

Our World page 21 is live!

The car ride home! I think this is going to be the start of a … very conflicted relationship.

http://ourworld.katbox.net/

reminder that I have an art blog, and that I will be posting art stuff to it.

Much will also be reblogged to my main blog, but the art blog will be exclusively that. Art.

KUURION’S NEW ART BLOG!

kuurion:

Hey everybody! I made an art blog~! Hopefully it should be easier to keep track of everything over there rather than on the mess that is my regular one. You can find and follow it here: http://brikhouse-arts.tumblr.com/

(via kuurion)

knightofmind216:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

While it seems a good idea, I’m not sure its actually fiscally possible. Checking Switzerlands demographics, there are approximately 5.8 million adults living there (this didn’t include people between the ages of 18 and 20 because the demographic divide on Wikipedia counted 11 to 20 together, and rather than guess I figured we’d pretend they reach adulthood at 20). 5.8 million people times 33600USD per year results in a total of 194.6 billion USD. Switzerlands GDP, the total value they make in a year, is 632.2 billion USD.
While this does mean they technically have the money to do it, they would have to cut back severely on other things they spend the money on. They could spend the entirety of their direct federal tax income on this, although then they couldn’t pay for roads, police, ambulance, power lines, water lines, garbage collection, etc etc that taxes actually pay for.
If the US tried this, giving all 254.8 million adult aged people 33600USD, it would cost the government 8.5 trillion USD per year, or about half their GDP, as opposed to 30% of the Swiss GDP. The US already doesn’t have the GDP needed to pay the interest on the debt they have, so they really can’t afford to do this.

knightofmind216:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

While it seems a good idea, I’m not sure its actually fiscally possible. Checking Switzerlands demographics, there are approximately 5.8 million adults living there (this didn’t include people between the ages of 18 and 20 because the demographic divide on Wikipedia counted 11 to 20 together, and rather than guess I figured we’d pretend they reach adulthood at 20). 5.8 million people times 33600USD per year results in a total of 194.6 billion USD. Switzerlands GDP, the total value they make in a year, is 632.2 billion USD.

While this does mean they technically have the money to do it, they would have to cut back severely on other things they spend the money on. They could spend the entirety of their direct federal tax income on this, although then they couldn’t pay for roads, police, ambulance, power lines, water lines, garbage collection, etc etc that taxes actually pay for.

If the US tried this, giving all 254.8 million adult aged people 33600USD, it would cost the government 8.5 trillion USD per year, or about half their GDP, as opposed to 30% of the Swiss GDP. The US already doesn’t have the GDP needed to pay the interest on the debt they have, so they really can’t afford to do this.

homestuckcharacters:

buildabitchworkshop:

nerdjpg:

legalization of wealthy dolphins!

moms against the protection of furries

Mom’s against male Americans

Legalization of wealthy corporations&#8230;
I think mine broke.

homestuckcharacters:

buildabitchworkshop:

nerdjpg:

legalization of wealthy dolphins!

moms against the protection of furries

Mom’s against male Americans

Legalization of wealthy corporations…

I think mine broke.

durkin62:

chinablue2600:

#whitepeople sitting #Indianstyle my #greatgrandfather is #rolling in his #grave #Cherokee #igotgoodhair

Pretty fucking sure white people figured out how to sit the fuck down on their own long before meeting any Indians, you self entitled whiny little cunt. 

durkin62:

chinablue2600:

#whitepeople sitting #Indianstyle my #greatgrandfather is #rolling in his #grave #Cherokee #igotgoodhair

Pretty fucking sure white people figured out how to sit the fuck down on their own long before meeting any Indians, you self entitled whiny little cunt. 

piratekingjaegerkind:

theroyaltenenblarghs:

lipstickstainedlove:

descentintotyranny:

Israel begins its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip

Fucking signal boost this shit

This is one of the most horrific things happening in the world and yet I can’t seem to find out any news about it.

Ambulances are being shot by tanks. Doctors, civilians, children playing on the beach and everyone else are all being killed.

THEY ARE ATTACKING GAZA BECAUSE TERRORIST ARE USING UNDERGROUND TUNNELS TO GET TO THE REST OF ISERAL. NO ONE ELSE IS HELPING ISERAL SO ISREAL IS HELPING ITSELF FUCK YOU ALL

I haven’t heard a single reputable source saying anything about these “underground tunnels”. So you better
A)provide some proof,  
B)re-evaluate your statements according to the evidence provided, OR
C)fuck right off and stop telling people who are protesting WAR CRIMES that they’re wrong because poor Israel is gonna get wiped out boo-hoo

(via homestuckcharacters)

KUURION’S NEW ART BLOG!

kuurion:

Hey everybody! I made an art blog~! Hopefully it should be easier to keep track of everything over there rather than on the mess that is my regular one. You can find and follow it here: http://brikhouse-arts.tumblr.com/

(via kuurion)

sonia-nevermind:

sylveonsaccharide:

sonia-nevermind:

sonia-nevermind:

ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE

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ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE AND PLAY MUSIC

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What about ads that play music, but you can’t find them anywhere on the page?

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cracked:

“The President is a lizard!” is funny. Other conspiracy theories? Not so much.
5 Ways Every Conspiracy Theory Makes the World Worse

#4. People Are Dying
So when 99 percent of scientists agree that, for example, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks, it becomes boring background noise. But when, in 1998, medical journal The Lancet published a single solitary study that showed a possible link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism, it created a worldwide panic that’s still raging 16 years later. … So, as a result of parents not vaccinating children against diseases, we’re seeing increased numbers of diseases such as whooping cough and measles. In 2012, the U.S. suffered its worst outbreak of whooping cough in 70 years; in Washington state, there were over 2,520 cases of the disease, a 1,300 percent increase over the previous year, all because the state has the highest rates of parents refusing vaccination.

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cracked:

“The President is a lizard!” is funny. Other conspiracy theories? Not so much.

5 Ways Every Conspiracy Theory Makes the World Worse

#4. People Are Dying

So when 99 percent of scientists agree that, for example, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks, it becomes boring background noise. But when, in 1998, medical journal The Lancet published a single solitary study that showed a possible link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism, it created a worldwide panic that’s still raging 16 years later. … So, as a result of parents not vaccinating children against diseases, we’re seeing increased numbers of diseases such as whooping cough and measles. In 2012, the U.S. suffered its worst outbreak of whooping cough in 70 years; in Washington state, there were over 2,520 cases of the disease, a 1,300 percent increase over the previous year, all because the state has the highest rates of parents refusing vaccination.

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asker

Anonymous asked: Yo, what did you mean by "tell them to count their blessings" in that Nintendo post??

I was being sarcastic, or rather telling other people to be sarcastic in responding to the people making those complaints.

Hyrule Warriors has 7 playable characters so far, and 6 of them are female.

"Count Your Blessings" is the sarcastic way of saying Smash Bros could have a ratio closer to that and then they’rd really be pissed.

asker

Anonymous asked: I wasn't clear in my first ask, so I'll be more specific this time: how has integration helped black people since its legal institution? I take it from your site that you believe wholeheartedly in integration. I just want to understand why you believe that integration has bettered the lives of black people in America.

durkin62:

Do you not recall what life was like prior to the 1950’s?

First of all, take a good long hard look at the people on tumblr who get mad every time someone disagrees with them. Look at the type of people echo chambers breed. This applies to literally all aspects of life. Look at any cult, its the same concept. Only surrounding yourself with people who are like yourself breeds radicals, because there is never anyone to challenge an idea. Nobody ever questions anything.

It’s happened in politics, I can’t be the only one who’s noticed the complete lack of political compromise between parties, and complete deficient of moderates in elections now. Know why this happened? Political segregation. We allowed the people running districts to also control the layout of the districts. And in turn, they created districts that favored their political party, thinking that ensuring a victory for their party would benefit them. It doesn’t, it only benefits the extreme end of the party. Because with no opposition, the candidates basically attempted to out democrat, or out republican the others.

The same concept would apply to race. Have you not noticed the extreme decline in power with the KKK and black panthers? Segregation itself breeds hate, because you don’t actually interact with the people in question. You’re basing beliefs about them off assumptions told to you by others, and perhaps you haven’t noticed, but people tend to like themselves and the things they affiliate with better than others. 

Second, by SJW’s own logic, white people hold all the power. You think separating our communities is going to benefit those with less power? Have you been in any city, ever? Have you seen the drastic decline in quality of life from the middle upper class sections, to the ghetto? The whole community is shit. In more suburban areas there is also a mixture social class, but its far more integrated. The rich and the poor both live within driving distance to the same places, they can use the same schools. The same hospitals, the same police patrols protect all of them. Its a far better set up than an entire division of social class. 

It might sound great on paper, how giving black people their own versions of everything will ensure equal representation ext. But that only works on paper. Whats going to happen in real life is those networks, or business, or whatever it is you’re talking about are going to have significantly less funding. And a significantly smaller target audience, which coupled with the lower founding almost entirely ensures an overall lower quality product than the white equivalent. Which do you really think every black person would watch a tv network solely because it has more black people on it, even if the shows are worse? And the people least in touch with “black culture” are the more wealthy. Mostly because what people think of as black culture is urban culture, and akin to lower income classes. The black people with the most money would be the first to go. 

Then you’ve just lost your most influential and powerful members. Where is the money going to come from supporting these ventures then? Sure there are probably a lot of rich media figures that would support something like that. But then you’re going to end up with an all black version of MTV. Which if that is what you’re after, god help you. Or its going to end up being funded by people who don’t give two shits about it, and just see an easy profit off making extremely low budget media and just having a lot of black people in the shows. They aren’t going to waste their time higher big budget black actors and actresses when all they want is the right skin tone. 

how was the original question even a serious thing?