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I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express. - Randall Munroe, XKCD

mollyfostergraham:

Pablo Neruda -killed by Pinochet dictatorship

Roque Dalton- Killed during Salvadorean Civil War

Rodolfo Walsh-Kidnapped and killed by Militar dictatorship in Argentina.

Victor Jara -Tortured and killed by chilean military

There is a way more long list of latinamerican poets and writers killed during our dictatorships. A longer list of poets and writers persecuted or tortured for their opposing statements about the governments USA supported during the 60’. 70’ and 80’s in latinamerica.

The best of our writers have always being raging socialist and communist. They arent Beat Generation type of shit. 

What else can you be when you write and sing in such abused and suffering country? How can you concibe art without resistance and violent opposition? 

This ridiculous politics/art opposition media is trying to play with Marquez is insulting to his memory. 

And its also expected of people that have always seen latinamerican writers as tragic martyr figured that died for some shady love and peace ideology

and not for their agressive stands agaisnt USA imperialistic and systematic invasion of our countries.

asks:
I just don't see how someone can say: this person doesn't completely agree with John Green or This One Book That Deals With Cancer As A Plot Device, this must mean they have no heart when it comes to people who have suffered/passed away from cancer. Good hell, you're debating his writings and merit as a writer, not slighting cancer victims. How can someone feel devastated by your opinions on literature? Tsk. You fine.

halfhardtorock:

I’m not sure, really. 

I think maybe it could be upsetting to think that a person who doesn’t like his book is making a mockery of people suffering from cancer. Like the punchline of those posts I reblogged was “lol cancer,” (hint: it wasn’t)

My grandfather has been in and out of cancer treatment for years and my mother-in-law too, and I’m not particularly interested in cheap jokes about cancer.

What I’m interested in is poking fun at the pretentiousness of a white male author (who I already think is an ass) that uses cancer as the melodramatic backdrop of his YA novel. I’m actually not sure how those posts I reblogged, that made fun of his writing (that character fake-smoking a cigarette in the movie), were MORE triggery for cancer than John Green’s book to begin with. 

I also don’t know what to do with someone chastising me with things like “I’m so disappointed in you,” over my opinion. My mom has been saying that for years and hardly made a dent, your anonymous disappointment in my making fun of John Green really doesn’t really carry a lot of weight. 

thesonicscrew:

dutchster:

dear moths: if you like the light so much WHY DON’T YOU COME OUT DURING THE FUCKING DAY

imagine if one time they did

and they all flew towards the sun and died

just like

*poof*

no more moths

pinkgills:

the dude who pulls out a cigarette in front of a girl with lung cancer and then acts like sir dickweed mcfucklamp when she doesn’t understand the worst metaphor on earth seems to be tumblr’s newest squeeze

overlypolitebisexual:

"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars

spiralheartattack:

I don’t understand the logic that whoever is calmest in an argument is winning and that somehow anger invalidates your words. I mean I can argue that your great aunt’s name is Jihinksenbob for an hour straight and be perfectly fine. It’s very easy to be calm when the topic doesn’t affect you personally or you just don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

beesmygod:

like, i guess this isnt even a particularly “”“adult”“” blog but theres something very unnerving about clicking through to a new follower and seeing “age: 14” on the sidebar. i feel like a chaperon at a highschool dance. leave some room for jesus

bile9:

PLEASE

innercitylights:

i fuckin hate the type of person who enters a room when a show is on and starts talking. what the fuck is wrong with you. who the fuck raised you. are you an animal. get out of my house