A better, more positive Tumblr

A better, more positive Tumblr:

The long and short of it is that “adult content” is now banned on
Tumblr. Not illegal content, not hateful content, not manipulative
content, not contentious content. Adult content.

I’ve never
reblogged any kind of pornography to any of my blogs. I‘ve always kept
my dashboard SFW, except for perhaps graphic depictions of real life
circumstances. To me, by banning adult content, Tumblr is making a clear
statement that Tumblr is not for adults. It’s for children.

I’ve operated this blog for almost a decade. I’ve run it since I
was a child (this may come as a surprise to some of you, but I’m not in
my forties or something). But this blog isn’t for children. It probably
won’t be affected by this ruling. It might be affected by future
rulings that broaden what is considered “adult” content, as they always
do. It doesn’t matter, because I don’t see what Tumblr is becoming as a
place where I am welcome or even want to be.

Adults can be better than what Tumblr has been for the last decade. Adults can be positive. Look at Mastodon
(which, by the way, I highly recommend you go to instead of Twitter if
you are going to be leaving Tumblr), which is probably the most positive
social media I know, and has accomplished it while instituting a system
that allows porn to be shared right alongside all other types of
content without making anyone see it who doesn’t want to. Mastodon is
social media for responsible, reasonable adults. Tumblr clearly is not.

I
don’t want to be a part of it anymore. So, finally, I am joining the
scores of those who came before me and, finally, retiring this blog. My
reasons for doing so are as personal as they are principled. I don’t
expect many people will care or even notice; after all, this blog’s
prime was like 7 years ago. I’ve considered it for a long time. This is
the straw that broke the camel’s back.

So I disappear back into the ether from which I came. Goodnight, and remember:
He who fights monsters should take care that
he himself does not become a monster; and when you gaze long into the
abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

But thus I counsel you, my friends: Mistrust all
in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort
and stock; the hangmen and the bloodhound look out of their faces.
Mistrust all who talk much of their justice! Verily, their souls lack
more than honey. And when they call themselves the good and the just, do
not forget that they would be pharisees, if only they had—power.

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arianagrandgay:

no offense but squidward saying “nobody cares about the fate of labor as long as they can get their instant gratification” is more woke than anything wendy’s twitter or any liberal has ever said

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officialfifthcolumn:

officialfifthcolumn:

i’m still irrationally angry at angela nagle

tayefeth: damianimated: I’m Gay. That Means I…

tayefeth:

damianimated:

I’m Gay. That Means I Have AIDs, Right? – Originally published on Narratively – June 2016

This is why the Bury Your Gays trope is so horrible. When every popular story featuring a minority ends with that minority character dead or evil, children are hurt. And shone of them don’t have the cottage to ask for help the way the author of this comic did.

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cocainesocialist:

“There is plenty more to talk about here—which you can explore if you please. But the basic problem, cut to the size of a tweet, is that the economy is the name for a hostage situation in which the vast majority of the population is made dependent on a small minority through implicit threat of violence. If we challenge the system’s capacity to infinitely accumulate more at a compounding rate, it goes into crisis—this is basic definition of crisis: when profitable growth slows, stops, or, god forbid, reverses. Whenever this accumulation is challenged, whether by contingent factors such as poor location, or intentional ones, such as a resistant populace, those who hold the power (the wealthy) will start killing hostages.”

Phil Neel, Why Riot?

Thinking about this quote while I’m trapped at work all day while it’s beautiful outside.

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political-me:

As U.S. President, George H.W. Bush, among other things, cut AIDS research funding, banned HIV-Positive people from entering the country, encouraged “behavioral change” to the exclusion of comprehensive sexual education, and extended/expanded many of the murderous AIDS policies of Ronald Reagan, for whom Bush served as Vice President. By the end of 1993, over 194,000 HIV/AIDS related deaths had been reported in the United States. Approximately 133,000 of which were during Bush’s one term as President. Between 1987 and 1992, the median age at death among men in the United States that died from HIV/AIDS related causes was 38; among women the median age was 34. George H.W. Bush died November 30th 2018 at the age of 94. May he rot in Hell alongside Ronald Reagan! 🖕

thatpettyblackgirl: I was genuinely shocked b…

thatpettyblackgirl:

I was genuinely shocked by the number of homeless in DC.

HIS humanity accentuates the crooks in our current gov’t even more. We
need to elect better leaders, so our society doesn’t create homeless
people in the first place.

SPLC lawsuit: Family detained, searched in Mis…

SPLC lawsuit: Family detained, searched in Mississippi because they ‘looked’ Latino:

heyheyvey:

sarcasticcynic:

“All the van’s occupants
were in the country legally, either by virtue of their U.S. citizenship,
legal residency or valid visas. Stephanie Martinez and her three
children are U.S. citizens.”

This, of course, made no difference whatsoever:

“This Latino family was detained by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
for approximately four hours, without any reason to believe that they
had committed a crime. During the detention, the deputy – who announced
that he was looking for ‘illegals’ – confiscated the family’s passports
and valid immigration documents, and repeatedly threatened the father,
Marcos Martinez, with losing his lawful permanent residency if he did
not admit to possessing drugs. … A sheriff’s deputy drove Stephanie Martinez to tears by threatening
to separate her from her three children. …
The family’s harrowing experience ended only after Stephanie Martinez
made a 911 call from a room inside the sheriff’s office where the family
was being held… Soon afterward, the family was told that they could leave.
Nothing illegal was ever found and no member of the family was ever
charged with a crime or even received a traffic ticket.”

Local law enforcement officials such as Hancock County sheriff’s deputies cannot perform the functions of an immigration officer except under very narrow circumstances, such as in a formal agreement with the federal government. Hancock County has no such agreement.

latingeek: he won btw, supported by $2 millio…

latingeek:

he won btw, supported by $2 million in untraceable superpac money given to him by an anti-choice / anti-gay-marriage lawyer