First finals week as an art student, please kill me now.
"I’ve seen you, wearing ‘DGAF’ like a badge.
You scream it at shows while you light a cigarette indoors.
I’ve seen you, red-eyed and whiskey breathed,
throwing up in the bathroom so they’ll call you’re cute.
But no one will kiss away the puke in your hair
or wipe the ash from your cheek.
You don’t care, so long as they call you ‘cool’, right?
You laugh, “I’m just a fuck up,”
and walk into concerts with your fists up
after chugging a beer in the parking lot.
Cool, cool, you’re so fucking cool.
You laugh at your friends for having jobs,
then use the money your mother
gave you for school books to buy weed.
You could talk for hours about
the things you hate about ‘the system’
but can’t offer one solution on how to fix it.
I admire you for spending so much of your energy
pretending you don’t care so that
the kids pressed against the bricks,
burning cigarettes into their skin, will care about you.
Oh God, it must be so exhausting to be that cool."
▼ Cool Thing | Lora Mathis
i hope all of you get to makeout w/ someone hot at a shitty party while one of these new arctic monkeys tracks plays in the background
"Today, as you see whitewashed images of a post-prison, unarmed, grandfatherly Mandela, please remember that he was someone who had the pride and courage to take up arms against his oppressor. Mandela fought in a guerilla war against white supremacy in South Africa, as did many others all across the world. Our own CIA alerted the SA authorities to Mandela’s location, which is what led to his 27 years behind bars and the medical condition which felled him today. Our government was responsible for that crime, and still holds our own anti-apartheid militants behind bars. So when you see Obama crying his crocodile tears later today remember that he would imprison a modern Mandela, that he arms the apartheid government of Israel, that he refuses to pardon those who fought against the corporations propping up the South African government here in the US, and that he has done everything he can to crush the kind of dissent that Mandela stood for."