Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.

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lacacicagaitana asked: What are your thoughts about attention dissorders, and the drugs that are prescribed to treat them? I love your blog by the way.

liberatingreality:

The vast majority of these diagnosed attention disorders are nothing more than the product of a hyperactive pattern recognition, and the resulting neurosis of being overwhelmed by this advanced cognition, which actually holds great potential to be harnessed constructively upon familiarizing oneself with this internal process and cultivating discipline.

It is often within the institutionalized schooling environment that these “disorders” are suggested, simply via the child’s innate discontent with being confined to a desk for 6-7 hours a day. Lacking the desire to squander the energy of youth memorizing and regurgitating information for 12 years, is no measure of psychological illness so much as it is the measure of a healthy noncompliance with authority. Children don’t need drugs because their independence is inconvenient to the operation of the system.

I’m not saying that these disorders do not exist, but that their presence is grossly exaggerated for the sake of maintaining our status quo. We must remain skeptical of the pharmaceutical industry and doctors who may not necessarily have our best interests in mind, unless it’s an emergency and we have no other options. We should seek to minimize faith in the intentions of others in general, especially when it’s relevant to our health.

What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution, by Paul Detzer (BOOK REVIEW) ›

sustainableprosperity:

Modern United States is wrought with problems, and is lagging behind other affluent nations. Our nation currently ranks the lowest (21st out of 21) in inequality, poverty, life expectancy, infant mortality, mental health, obesity, maternity leave, paid annual leave, and overall environmental performance. These statistically prominent plagues of a modern society raises the important and eponymous question, What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution. Blaming the Congressional deadlock has become a popular way to scapegoat all of the nations problems. Author Gar Alperovitz asserts our country of the great red, white, and blue has problems that are larger than political ones. These problems are systemic, and cannot be fixed without democratization and evolutionary reconstruction.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson Panel at the Missouri History Museum

Part Four

Wednesday, October 15th

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micdotcom:

Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there’s another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world.

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.

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liberatingreality:

Honor your ability to think critically.

always reblog

liberatingreality:

Honor your ability to think critically.

always reblog

Police officers are the only people that we give a free pass when they exercise a lapse in judgment. Yes, it’s a dangerous job, but you know it’s a dangerous job when you take it. We don’t give the mechanic a free pass for a lapse in judgment. We don’t give the surgeon a free pass when there’s a lapse in judgment.

Rev. Reginald Holmes, pastor of Denver Colorado’s New Covenant Christian Church Alpha and Omega Ministries, appeared on Democracy Now! calling for law enforcement accountability.

 

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BREAKING: 70 days. Darren Wilson, free. Indictment, seeming unlikely. Justice, blind to blackness. Protestors, firmly planted. #Ferguson - @deray

It’s not just about shoving words in. It’s about having these fluid conversations around shared rituals and objects, like pretending to have morning coffee together or using the banana as a phone. That is the stuff from which language is made.

kateoplis:

2014 Fall Foliage Map

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