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You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.

My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)

Your mom isn’t wrong. That’s why it’s so important to keep the signal going. Too many are silenced with lies and fear and if they cannot speak then we have to do it for them.

(via auntpol)

I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to college soon. This should not matter. We should not have to prove Mike Brown was worthy of living. We should not have to account for the ways in which he is suitably respectable. We should not have to prove that his body did not deserve to be riddled with bullets. His community should not have to silence their anger so they won’t be accused of rioting, so they won’t become targets too.
sometimes you meet someone, and it’s clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. spiritually, you just work. you meet these people throughout your life, seemingly out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in fate, or coincidence, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something. #Ax40 #thehumbleriotcontinues

sometimes you meet someone, and it’s clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. spiritually, you just work. you meet these people throughout your life, seemingly out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in fate, or coincidence, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something. #Ax40 #thehumbleriotcontinues

come on shelly!
#lastbutnotleast #started
🐢🏁🐢🏁🐢 🏁
#cm1love #dearsummer

handfuls and heart full. this trip has given me the most special experiences and some unexpected, beautiful surprises. #cm1love #dearsummer (at oracabessa, jamaica)

sell off! #cm1love

sell off! #cm1love

bizot lime. 
📷 @nette_clarke

bizot lime.
📷 @nette_clarke

ain’t. no. half. steppin.

ain’t. no. half. steppin.

in case you ever foolishly forget; I am never not thinking of you.

in case you ever foolishly forget; I am never not thinking of you.

playing for keeps. 
photo by @jonathanmannion.

playing for keeps.
photo by @jonathanmannion.

monday attitude. #middaydancebreak

always loves you, never loves you not. #dearsummer

always loves you, never loves you not. #dearsummer

it’s tuesday, people. betta get yours. #rp @chefroble

ride or die ®

ride or die ®

I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

We never know when the bus is coming.

(via spriteli)

"and there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care."