HEY, DO YOU EVER WONDER IF YOU’RE GOING TO DIE WITHOUT ONCE HAVING EXPERIENCED TRUE AND MUTUAL LOVE? LIKE YOU’RE JUST GOING TO DRIFT THROUGH THE MUTED GREY FOG OF A FEW THOUSAND LONELY DAYS GRASPING FOR MEANING IN ALL THIS CHAOS WITHOUT EXPERIENCING THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES ANY OF IT WORTH IT?
SECOND QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT? I’M STARVING.
All the truth tears.
Not that I completely disagree, but I’m really curious if this sort of thing would be written about a white pop star like Lady Gaga. It’s really so silly to go after entertainers as opposed to bankers, executives and their lackeys in Congress and the media.
Yeah, Kanyes such a massive dick. I mean, all that predatory banking he took part in, and all those people he laid off in order to maximise his profits, not to mention all those lobbyists he hired to get himself all those tax breaks. Man, what a jerk.
Look, Kanye is a millionaire because he’s good at his job, end of. Without getting into huge amounts of detail, a recording contract and a college debt are more or less the same thing. You’re fronted a bunch of money so that you can go off and do your thing, and then you have to pay it back, regardless of whether or not it works out for you.
You also don’t see a penny of your earnings until that money is paid back, and you get royally screwed on how that money is paid back to you too. Of the $15 you spent on Kanyes album, he’s only going to see 50c of it. And he won’t actually see any of that money until his debt is paid back. He works for tips, just like you.
He made a buttload of money by being really good at his job. If you earned a million dollars in tips in a year, would people accuse you of being a priviliged dick? No, they’d give you a standing ovation, because holy fucking shit! You made a million fucking bucks, 50c at a time! And if you took that million bucks and you bought yourself a nice house, a big car and some fancy clothes, would people accuse you of being elitist? No, they’d look at you and say “there goes a person who made a million fucking quid in tips, they deserve to spend some of that money on fun shit”.
Kanyes only crime is that he didn’t lie about it. White people have been rich enough for long enough that they can be embarrassed about it. You’re supposed to just let other people catch a glimpse of your Rolex while you casually glance at the time, not write a song about it and give it a starring role in your latest video.
That’s, I think, the great bind of Black affluence. You’ve fucking made it, despite all the odds, and you’re proud that you’ve made it and you want to stick two middle fingers up to the world, but you can’t, because that’s seen (by White people) as crass and tacky. So you’re just as rich as everyone else, but because you’re not ashamed to say it you get singled out for being an asshole about being rich.
Kanye deserves to be at Occupy Wall Street. Just because he’s rich doesn’t mean he’s a jerk. Sure, he had more fun making it than you probably will, and met some better looking people along the way, but his situation and yours were pretty much the same at the start. He faced the exact same thing everyone else at Occupy Wall Street is facing and won, and believes more people should have the opportunity to win. What’s so wrong about that?
YOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENY
WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE
AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG
WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS
‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE
READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING
I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING
OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER
AND A MEANINGFUL METER
MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME
THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY
HOLY HOLY HOLY POST.
Bootstraps and racism.
That’s a sucky analogy. I guess it’s supporting affirmative action? Look, the people still riding the success their ancestors had during the slavery period (they’re ever thinning) would have an advantage whether we had affirmative action or not. Affirmative action targets the borderline applicants to colleges and jobs…and favors minorities. Those with the unfair step aren’t borderline. The applicants are on equal ground and do have equal opportunity. Yet the minority gets preference. Still reverse discrimination.
Uhhhhhhhh… white people are riding on the privilege left over from slavery and extreme racism.
Affirmative action seeks to even out the playing field: because of racist and impacts still felt from racist laws, racial minorities are often in lower socioeconomic groups than white people. Being in a lower socioeconomic group often means living in worse neighborhoods and going to worse schools. Racial inequalities are not over, and denying their existence will only perpetuate their existence.
No offense. But I’m more or a minority in todays society than most african americans and women. Because I’m a 20-something white male I get passed over for jobs sometimes based solely on my skin color because of affirmative action. Now obviously there’s still parts of the world out there where these minorities are still on bottom but those are few and far between. I mean come the fuck on. We’ve got an african american president. So I think it’s time to drop the whole woe is me thing. Not to mention Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X would roll over in there graves if they saw the way most african americans acted. Yeah, you can blame that partly on the educational system in lower income areas. But I don’t see many rappers spreading there wealth around to help inner-city african americans realize there true potential. Instead they spew shit about bitches and hoes and making that green. It’s no surpirse why most inner-city african americans act they way they act. Look at the people they idolize.
^^^ LOL OMG WHAT
so. much. fail.
My jaw just dropped, no fucking joke.
Because that totally makes sense, like, logically and stuff.
Native American people are holding cupcakes in a room.
White people enter the room, and each get to take a cupcake from a Native person. Then, they kill the Native Americans, and corral the remaining empty-handed Native Americans into a corner.
Then, they go…
all hail our slytherin prince.
I wanted to get to his panels so damn bad, but I just wasn’t able to make it!
I love Tom Felton. He just seems like he would be so much fun to hang out with. I wonder if he signed up for Pottermore and whether he had a Sorting identity crisis like Evanna Lynch.
I watched his Day One panel from DragonCon and he said that he has signed up but is still waiting for his welcome letter. So he hasn’t been officially sorted I guess, but he says he’s loyal to Slytherin and I’m going to claim him no matter what happens.