Please stop reblogging from blogs that post contextless and sourceless posts. I’m begging you all to think and blog critically, especially especially especially political posts!
For more information & examples:
Tumblr, March 2018:
More people need to hack for good causes. If you aren’t making corporations shit themselves in terror what is even the point?
Like imagine how many lives could completely turn around if only someone managed to toast some servers containing student loan information.
This is a callout post for the people out there who waste their talent scripting anime websites to mine bitcoin and designing ransomware to target the computer illiterate folk out there.
It the same with the companies saying video games need microtransactions to stay profitable. Because I remember they being plenty profitable for a couple of decades before microtransactions were a thing.
People who are old enough to remember ad free YouTube, FB, Twitter and Instagram believing that capitalism drives innovation are fucking hilarious.
Like, all of those platforms were still profitable…massively profitable before they had targeted ads on your feed and unskippable ads before videos. They didn’t need to bring them in. They weren’t going to go under, their CEOs weren’t living in the backseats of their cars, they were living in mansions already. They just wanted more money.
Greed was the only reason. Capitalism is the reason they made their platforms and the user experience worse. That’s it.
#the problem is that it’s not enough to be profitable #you gotta see the line on the graph go up or else you’re ‘failing’ #there is no such thing as profitable enough #if you make the same amount of money as the year before that somehow means you’re doing worse #it’s nonsense and it’s greed yeah ( @thankyousirmayihaveanother )
the worst thing about capitalism is its inherent need for growth. perpetual growth is both impossible and wrong
As a matter of fact, if your employer fires you for anything relating to forming a union, that’s retalition, and it’s illegal under federal law. If this happens to you, vontact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Things about journalism that tumblr never seems to grasp
- Headlines have to be as streamline as possible. Aka, they can’t include names unless the article is about a well-known public figure.
- Those “water is wet” articles do more then explain what you already know, they’re providing evidence and sources that support/explain what you already know.
- Oh my god, there’s information after the headline.
“Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was elected to a second term on Saturday, overcoming opposition from [t]rump and an increasingly polarized state electorate to hand Democrats their second major victory in a governor’s race over the past two weeks.
"Edwards, 53, was running against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, 70, in a runoff election after neither candidate won an outright majority of votes last month.
"The Associated Press declared Edwards the winner about 10 p.m. local time.
"Edwards’s victory is another setback for [t]rump, who traveled to Louisiana twice over the past month to campaign for Rispone and sent a series of tweets urging Republicans to vote. [trump’s] popularity in the South has failed to prop up GOP candidates in two of the three states that held gubernatorial elections this year, allowing Democrats to gain governorships for the third consecutive year.”
…“The party picked up seven governorships last year in the 2018 midterm elections, including winning several Midwestern states that [t]rump carried in 2016.”
I feel like this gets lost in the midst of the discourse surrounding immigration but the fact that people are considered legal and illegal based on their relative position to made up borders and that their value to society is determined by a piece of paperwork is abhorrent and physical borders should be abolished