Hope for the best but prepare for the worst

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ben-c:

mendel:

signs, easy to start, surprisingly difficult to finish

IM FUCKIGN PISSING HOW DO SO MANY PEOPLE MAKE THE SAME FUCKING MISTAKE

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holybazookas:

I brought you a gift

holybazookas:

I brought you a gift

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bijikurdistan:

A 14 Years old kurdish Yezidi Girl protect her family from the ISIS-Terrorists in Shingal (Sinjar)

bijikurdistan:

A 14 Years old kurdish Yezidi Girl protect her family from the ISIS-Terrorists in Shingal (Sinjar)

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Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.

Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.

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rofljay:

Ferguson’s starting to feel a lot like this.

rofljay:

Ferguson’s starting to feel a lot like this.

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snowwhiteisslavic:

Sunflowers are, besides roses, my favorite flowers so he picked one for me when we went for a walk.

snowwhiteisslavic:

Sunflowers are, besides roses, my favorite flowers so he picked one for me when we went for a walk.

vandrare:

Pieter Brueghel The Elder | Hunters in the snow, 1565

vandrare:

Pieter Brueghel The Elder | Hunters in the snow, 1565

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"Modernity" is nothing new

I hate the meme of “The revolt against the modern world” that gets pushed around in many rightist circles on tumblr.

Human nature and behaviors are really quite deeply set in biology and much of the so called ills of “modernity” are really just the human condition. People are stimulated by the sexual, violent, and crude by nature, we are intrigued by the twisted and deranged.

The problem with modern culture is that it takes the baseness of man and brings it out into the open, celebrates it, and pushes it to unhealthy socially unsustainable and deleterious extremes. Cultures traditionally sought to harness, channel, and obscure the more unsavory impulses of man to appropriate levels and areas to either serve the society or at least kept stowed in the edges as not to be disruptive. We utilized and channel the natural violent inclination of man with the military and sport. Lust and deviance was kept out of sight being driven to the lower corners of towns; into brothels and bars, and the private bedrooms of many of not most homes.

The claim that the modern world and the “new culture” is causing the collapse of our civilization by drawing out our innate flaws are simply a Victorianesque antithesis which seeks to eliminate all of mans natural urges and is equally wrong as it is unsustainable.

These are not so much questions of good and evil(though that does help weigh the choice), as they are ones of efficacy and sustainability. Society must deal in reality, Victorian puritanism of the  late 1800’s or the Marxist utopianism of today.