Labeling the violent acts of those Muslim Others as “terrorism” - but never our own - is a key weapon used to propagate this worldview. The same is true of the tactic that depicts their violence against us as senseless, primitive, savage and without rational cause, while glorifying our own violence against them as noble, high-minded, benevolent and civilized (we slaughter them with shiny, high-tech drones, cluster bombs, jet fighters and cruise missiles, while they use meat cleavers and razor blades). These are the core propagandistic premises used to sustain the central narrative on which the War on Terror has depended from the start (and, by the way, have been the core premises of imperialism for centuries). That is why those most invested in defending and glorifying this War on Terror become so enraged when those premises are challenged, and it’s why they feel a need to use any smears and distortions (he’s justifying terrorism!) to discredit those who do. — Glenn Greenwald (via soupsoup)
Always reblog Brando.
(Source: marlonbrando, via mylittletangerine)
I tended to do anything that felt like an adventure, and stopped when it started to feel like work. Which meant that life did not feel like work. — Neil Gaiman.
A sampling of my parents’ button collection.
Unnecessarily gendered language aside, I approve of this message.
I’m a walking Abita ad.
Oh thank god it’s about damn time.
Are Foodies Quietly Killing Rock N Roll -
Anytime we get quoted alongside Jonathan Gold, it’s a good day.
“‘Cuisine exists in a cultural realm where people can engage in status displays,’ says Kyle Rees, communications manager at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. ‘And status items are things that aren’t easily obtained. So if everyone can get music, it loses that value. . . . And the millennial generation, they’re willing to drop the better part of their already low salaries on new food experiences.’”