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User Image radicalcritique Posted: Nov 22, 2017 5:49 AM (UTC)
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Text from #Letters of Note (2013) featuring C. #Bukowski: .
"Thank you for your #letter telling me of the removal of one of my books from the Nijmegen library. And that it is accused of #discrimination against black people, #homosexuals and #women. And that it is #sadism #because of the sadism. . . The thing that I #fear discriminating against is #humor and #truth. . .

In my work, as a writer, I only #photograph, in words, what I see. If I write of "sadism" it is because it exists, I didn't invent it, and if some terrible act occurs in my work it is because such things happen in our lives. I am not on the side of evil, if such a thing as evil abounds. In my writing I do not always agree with what occurs, nor do I linger in the mud for the sheer sake of it. Also, it is curious that the #people who rail against my work seem to overlook the sections of it which entail joy and #love and hope, and there are such sections. My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the "light" and never mentioned the other, then as an artist I would be a #liar.
#Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is #real, and I can't vent any #anger against them. I only feel this appalling #sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total #facts of our #existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist.
I am not dismayed that one of my books has been hunted down and dislodged from the shelves of a local library. In a sense, I am honored that I have written something that has #awakened these from their non-ponderous depths. But I am hurt, yes, when somebody else's book is #censored, for that book, usually is a great book and there are few of those, and throughout the ages that type of book has often generated into a #classic, and what was once thought shocking and #immoral is now required reading at many of our universities. . . (Signed)
Charles Bukowski"

Full letter here: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/10/charles-bukowski-on-censorship.html
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User Image thesocialistaccountant Posted: Nov 22, 2017 5:43 AM (UTC)
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#Repost @shar_veg_pp.wakeup: @Regrann from @macielleslie - RepostBy @shereen_gws: "#Repost/Follow👉 @activistvegan💚
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I believe compassion is one of our most powerful human virtues. And I believe the vast majority of human beings are compassionate. That is why VEGANISM will one day prevail. Eating meat is unhealthy and it's acting against our core human values, in fact numbing them. Let me tell you a quick story...
When I first went vegan, I happened to be visiting my parents and my mom had cooked a meal with eggs prior to my arrival. I took one bite and realized that what I was eating wasn't vegan and explained to her that eggs aren't vegan. My mother was angry and hurt that I wouldn't finish her meal. I tried telling her about the baby chicks being ground up alive in the industry but it just didn't click in her brain. Less than an hour later, we watched our pet cat prowling through our back yard bushes and my mom chased after her and managed to catch her right before she grabbed a baby rabbit from a litter that had been born earlier that week. I asked her why she wanted to save the rabbit since it's a cat's natural instinct to hunt. She sad the cat managed to already kill one other baby the day before and she didn't want her unnecessarily killing a completely innocent and defenseless animal!

Reversing a lifetime of cognitive dissonance is challenging. But eventually, many of us take the blinders off, watch Earthlings, Cowspiracy or Forks Over Knives (or one of the many newer documentaries on veganism out there) and start to challenge our world views.
This video Carnism Must Go is by @micthevegan - check out his fantastic YouTube channel (link in his bio). The whole video is posted to Activist Vegan on Facebook.
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#vegan #govegan #vegetarian #meatlover ditch #lowcarb #ketodiet #atkins #paleo #meat #seafood #eggs #dairy choose #crueltyfree #plantbased alternatives; farm #animals are sentient conscious intelligent beings like our pet dog and cat #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #animallover #petlover animal #holocaust #animalrights #feminist #socialjustice #racism #speciesism #discrimination #alllivesmatter"
User Image dalitfeminist Posted: Nov 22, 2017 5:09 AM (UTC)
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When you complain about India not knowing cleanliness, who is to blame? NRI savarnas coming back to India pretending like “these people will never learn cleanliness” who do you think they are referring to? Swacch bharat failing, and people saying you can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink- said this about who?
Savarnas have used their Hinduism to defend the practice of untouchability and commit atrocities against Dalit people and they have not spared even children. When you say we are propagating casteism by using the word “Dalit” and ignore incidences and practices like this, it only shows what a casteist you are. They have built a system where Dalit children have to face extreme humiliation, physical labour, emotional trauma, poverty but somehow still expect “merit” to decide seats. Fuck you, savarnas. You are equally responsible as your shitty ancestors.
Fifth in a series of children testimonies of Dalit children. These testimonies are collected from the survey ‘Voices of Children of Manual Scavengers’. #dalitchildren #dalitlivesmatter #dalitvoices #dalit #sc #scheduledcaste #reservation #effyourjati #effyourcastesystem #india #casteindia #castehindus #shitsavarnasdo #uppercasteviolence #uppercastehegemony #discrimination #dalitfeminist #poc #woc #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #stopviolenceagainstdalits #effyourmerit
User Image blendtw Posted: Nov 22, 2017 5:08 AM (UTC)
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#Zimbabwe's #President #RobertMugabe #resigned after a 37 year rule, causing #celebration to break out in the streets as citizens await a new leader❗❗❗FOLLOW http://BLEND.COM FOR MORE
User Image cupcake_921 Posted: Nov 22, 2017 5:07 AM (UTC)
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Today is Transgender remembrance day. It's the day we remember the 25+ transgenders murdered this year as a result of transphobia. I think its disgusting that someone would kill someone because of who they are. Why are people so concerned with who we are and why we live are lives. We deserve the right to live. We deserve respect. End the hate for all people #transisbeautiful #transawareness #hatecrime #prejudice #discrimination #murder
User Image luciusgibson Posted: Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM (UTC)
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"... She is a former child sex slave who, at 16, murdered a child predator who purchased her for sex in 2004. After years of being trafficked for sex, drugged and raped repeatedly, the girl got the courage to fight back and kill one of her predators. She was arrested and convicted as an adult, and will not be eligible for parole until she is 69.

Rihanna also uploaded a recent photo of Brown who, at 28, received her associate’s degree from Lipscomb University’s in-jail program. She is now working toward her master’s." Source: http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/rihanna-cyntoia-brown-sentencing

#cyntoiabrown #freecyntoiabrown #protest #racism #whitesupremacy #systematicoppression #stereotypes #unsatisfied #underpriveleged #discrimination #equalrights #equality #human #african #latino #women #minority
User Image manngajera Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:49 AM (UTC)
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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
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#difference #diffrences #discrimination #divided #divides #lack_of_understanding #prejudice  #racism #rejection #sterotyping #stigma #⚪🤝⚫
User Image turkeyrhino Posted: Nov 22, 2017 2:56 AM (UTC)
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User Image blendtw Posted: Nov 22, 2017 2:42 AM (UTC)
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After refusal to issue a “thank you” for his involvement in the release of his son from China, #LaVarBall denies being in a feud with President Donald #Trump❗FOLLOW http://BLENDTW.com FOR MORE 📱
User Image blendtw Posted: Nov 22, 2017 2:19 AM (UTC)
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U.S. District #Judge Marvin J. Garbis has halted proposed #transgender #military #ban from going any further in a #Maryland case on Tuesday. ‍⚖️ FOLLOW BLENDTW.COM FOR MORE📱
User Image blendtw Posted: Nov 22, 2017 2:17 AM (UTC)
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#Trump offers support for #Alabama State #senate candidate #RoyMoore, despite multiple sexual misconduct allegations. FOLLOW BLENDTW.COM FOR MORE📱
User Image lisaevers Posted: Nov 22, 2017 1:58 AM (UTC)
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Interviewing the amazing Bronx DA Darcel Clark for my "Heroin in the Hood" #exclusive tonight on #FOX5News 10p She's seen it all from the "red tops, blue tops" crack days to the heroin/fentanyl boom...find out what she's doing about it! @beckycartercook @chrismsobel @joseosalvador @yankeemax @arunwithaview @hot97 #hot97 #fox5ny @fox5ny #drugs #crack #heroin #fentanyl #hood #addiction #crime #treatment #discrimination

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