"We are star stuff. Without the supernovas, we could not exist. So when we walk around at night, and we look up at night sky and see the stars, and we feel somehow a part of it… the truth is, we are; they are our parents."
"Let’s start with Putin. Any man who actually believes, as Putin has said, that the breakup of the Soviet Union was “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century is caught up in a dangerous fantasy that can’t end well for him or his people. The Soviet Union died because Communism could not provide rising standards of living, and its collapse actually unleashed boundless human energy all across Eastern Europe and Russia. A wise Putin would have redesigned Russia so its vast human talent could take advantage of all that energy. He would be fighting today to get Russia into the European Union, not to keep Ukraine out. But that is not who Putin is and never will be. He is guilty of the soft bigotry of low expectations toward his people and prefers to turn Russia into a mafia-run petro-state — all the better to steal from."
Why Putin Doesn’t Respect Us (via azspot)
I argued in class earlier this week that Putin’s just trying to go back to the “good old days” of the USSR, given that Russia was actually moving towards democracy until he made it become more authoritarian, and this is just further cementing that for me.
if someone has a fucking phobia of something don’t be an asshole and play with their fear for your own amusement
UNLESS IT’S HOMOPHOBIA. THEN YOU ACT AS NON-STRAIGHT AS YOU CAN AND WATCH THE BLOOD POUR OUT OF THEIR EYES
Nothing now my heart can fire
But regret and desire.
He who was my dearest
Already is my plight.
The day that shone the clearest
For me is darkest night.
There is nothing now so fine
That I need make it mine.
Mary Queen of Scots in death of Francis II [x]
Women like you and me, surviving in this age.
Benedict interrupts Michael’s interview to get a hug and his tie fixed
Jared Leto just accepted an award for playing a trans woman and did not mention trans people even once.
"To those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you loved, tonight I stand here in front of the world with you and for you."