- Ursula K. Le Guin (via superawesomegal)
Western European man has, I think, always been driven by greed. We never hear tales of our soulful connection to the earth. History speaks nothing of Western European spirituality or a white man’s quest for inner-peace. Instead, we’ve always heard about our obsession for riches and gold, driving us to the point of slavery and genocide.
Now we’ve managed to teach (read contaminate) nearly every other culture with our Christian, democracy seasoned, capitalistic dystopia. Give me the day-to-day struggle of survival in a world without our backward modern structure, without the saturation of rules and laws, without false dreams of unattainable wealth. Let me impose upon myself, my own rules. Let the earth and the sea and the sky teach me how to live and to behave.
The ancient peoples understood. The aboriginal peoples of all the continents understood, the ancient Chinese, the Americas, Africa, even the Norse understood. Our modern religions, our “big three” separates us from ourselves, our humanity and our status as citizens of this planet. We’ve destroyed humanity, halted our growth, and made ourselves unwelcome parasites on our own home.
Our gods may be benevolent, our Christ, our Mohammad, our GOD of the Old Testament, but they’ve also distanced us from our true selves, our true nature. Now we fear only his mystical wrath or worse, his magical anti-self, the Devil. We’re allowed, now, to behave as we interpret that HE would want us to behave, removing all accountability from ourselves.
On the other hand, when your god asks nothing of you but respect and shows you continuous beauty, giving bountiful gifts for your attentiveness and accountability, as your connection with her becomes more absolutely symbiotic, there is created a deeply soulful understanding of all things cosmological. And this, this alters your priorities profoundly."
- Frustaz (2011)
CIRCUSES ARE NOT OKAY. DO NOT SUPPORT THEM. PLEASE DO SOME RESEARCH TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH BEHIND THEM. CIRCUSES ARE INCREDIBLY CRUEL AND ANIMALS DIE EVERY DAY.
If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you
l tried really hard not to reblog this
Yeah, it is indeed really hard not to reblog a fucking thing.
Can we all agree that the man in the first gif is the manliest man in the world?
Are we just going to all silently acknowledge that the last guy is clearly dead and that we just saw him die.
HOLD UP FOR A SECOND
ALL OF THESE GIFS ARE ONE MAN
THE SINGULAR BUSTER KEATON
WHILE FILMING THE GENERAL
HE SNAPPED HIS NECK ON THE RAILROAD TIES AND WENT HOME AND ICED HIS BODY
AND CAME BACK FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY
HE ONCE GOT HIS HIP RIPPED OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR AND WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIMSELF FOR BEING INJURED
HE ONCE HAD TO FALL 100 FEET DOWN A WATERFALL INTO A NET
A STUNTMAN TESTED IT AND BROKE BOTH LEGS AND DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER
BUSTER DID THE STUNT ANYWAY AND LANDED WITHOUT A SCRATCH
IN ‘THE HIGH DIVE’
BUSTER DID A TRICK DIVE THROUGH A CARDBOARD DECK THAT WAS CAMOUFLAGED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL DECK
ONLY HE COULDN’T TELL FROM 100 FEET UP WHERE THE CARDBOARD STOPPED AND THE REAL DECK STARTED AND THERE WAS ONLY LIKE A THREE FOOT MARGIN FOR ERROR
AND WHEN HE HESITATED A SUDDEN BREEZE LITERALLY KNOCKED HIM OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND HE HAD TO JUMP ANYWAY
AND HE MISSED THE REAL DECK BY LESS THAN A FOOT BUT HE MADE IT
IN THE SECOND GIF HE’S RECREATING SOMETHING THAT THE ACTUAL GENERAL PURSUERS HAD TO DO IN THE CIVIL WAR
IF HE MISSES THAT TIE
THE TRAIN WILL BE DERAILED AND HE WILL DIE IN THE EXPLOSION
IN THE THIRD GIF AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS FALLING HE HAS ONE TAKE AND IF HE HAS NOT DONE THE CALCULATIONS CORRECTLY HE WILL BE CRUSHED
HE HAS AN INCH-WIDE MARGIN ON EACH SIDE
AND THE HOUSE LITERALLY BRUSHES HIS LEFT SHOULDER ON THE WAY DOWN
YOU CAN SEE HIS LEFT ARM JUMP BECAUSE HE’S FLINCHING FROM THE PAIN
THAT LAST GIF
HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT JUMP
HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL AND THEY HADNT PLANNED FOR IT
BUT HE SURVIVED
BUSTER KEATON SURVIVED 100% OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED LESSER MEN INCLUDING WWI, TORNADOS, HOUSEFIRES, ALCOHOLISM, BROKEN NETS, CRUSHING DEPRESSION, THE DEPRESSION ITSELF, THE MCCARTHY WITCHHUNTS, THE END OF SILENT CINEMA, AND ABOUT 900 MORE OF THE STUNTS YOU SEE ABOVE
BUSTER LIVED TO BE 70 YEARS OLD
FATHERED LIKE FOUR KIDS AND EIGHT GRANDKIDS
HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF ALL THAT
THINKING THAT LIFE WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL
BUSTER KEATON IS NOT JUST A STUNTMAN
HE IS A GODDAMN SAINT
BUSTER KEATON’S PARENTS WERE PART OF A TRAVELING SHOW.
THEY WERE ACROBATS.
THEY TOOK BABY BUSTER UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH THEM.
THEY DROPPED HIM.
LUCKILY SOMEONE WHO WAS STANDING UNDER THEM CAUGHT BABY BUSTER.
THAT MAN WAS HARRY HOUDINI.
HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE.
if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.
Then why aren’t you selling Folgers here, Georgie-boy?
Very articulate, you sellout twat. There are three people in this world, peasants, pirates, and part of the corporation, and you, you slimey sellout actor, are a part of the corporation. If I ever ran into you on the street, I would beat you to death with cup of coffee. Your attitude is the reason the planet and all of it inhabitants are coming apart at the seems, fake liberal. Please do the world a favor and take your own life.
- (via misstinyterror)