this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts….
do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?
stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.
"As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems." - Pope Francis
Right Wing religion based on protecting the wealthy first, and then not much else. The richest person in their congregation is the holiest. Seems easy when you omit everything Jesus ever said.
When you encounter anti-science climate denialists, say two words — “Ocean… acidification.” It is clearly and unambiguously happening. It is clearly dangerous and harmful. And it cannot possibly have any other cause than increased absorbed CO2 from human activity.– Climate: Have we reached the tipping point? (via azspot)
Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history.–
- moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
I’m just going to reblog this again, since some people apparently need reminding.
America, you do not exist in a vacuum.
Gun control works.
Higher minimum wage works.
Free health care works.
Free higher education works.
In my very strong opinion — and I speak to you as chairman of the veterans committee in the Senate — I do not believe that people fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy elections.– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
FOX: tv for dummies™
– kadabralin, on this post (via life-as-a-customer-service-rep)
"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
So I’m seeing a lot of this lately… this is how I feel about this, I swear to god I’m just gonna start making web rant videos!!
How about instead of attacking the minimum wage workers, who aren’t just fast food workers btw, it’s workers of all sorts from gas stations who keep your cars getting from point a to point b, to stores you need to shop at , what about factory workers, clean up guys, etc. etc. etc. Countless people doing jobs that NEED to be done regardless of if it’s a teenager or an old man or a fuckin tranny, if they have a fucking masters or a GED we need people to do these jobs and they should be able to make a living doing them! Maybe the argument should be with the government, or with the military, for giving their soldiers shit treatment. It’s not the minimum wage workers fault that the military budget could easily afford to pay all of their troops very very well… but instead they choose to fund useless military projects and do stupid shit that is completely unnecessary and waste all their money…
I want to emphasize EVERY human being is worth $15 an hour, because EVERY human being should have a right to be able to feed their families! How bad does it have to get for people to stop attacking the victims! Do we need to be crowding in rags in the streets scrounging for bread before people see these people can’t make ends meet on these wages?!
Think about this…You are mad at people for asking that they make enough to pay their bills, pay their rent, and have food on their tables… How dare they ask to be treated like fucking human beings who matter, whose hungry children matter… because they’re poor, and work their asses off to still be poor, and didn’t choose the same path as you they’re less than you? That they don’t deserve the same treatment as you should get? Both parties are being wronged here soldiers and minimum wage workers alike, instead of attacking one for demanding their fucking rights, why not stand up for your shit like they are for theirs! The minimum wage workers are acting a lot more like the Americans that founded this country than anybody else! True fucking patriots, fighting for justice and equality, basic human needs… while I see our soldiers just following orders and taking the shit shoveled on them… I’m sorry but who are the ones at least attempting to stand up for themselves in a huge unified movement. And who are you to judge what someone is worth?
Everyone is making it out like these people are demanding so much… to live comfortably, not to struggle anymore, not to have to be slaves to survive… how terrible of people to ask. And my final point to kill any arguments in this corner, obviously a raise in wages will be met with a raise in the price of everything, thus making the raise pointless… what needs to also be attacked with this issue is companies being banned from doing this, companies need to be restricted on inflating their prices every single time minimum wage goes up. Greedy people trying to keep their profit margins soaring are the cause of all of this, underpaid soldiers and workers alike… so how about we point the blame where the blame is due, at the greedy corporations and greedy politicians sitting on 99% of America’s wealth, not the people suffering because of it. Have you been so blinded you can’t even see you’re mad at the wrong people?