dante repeating over and over how strong (emotionally, physically, mentally) and amazing kat is like hun you’re too obvious

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#talking about dmc

sliceofbri:

jenniferrpovey:

sliceofbri:

sometimes i think “wow wouldn’t it be great if the government provided this basic human necessity” then the other half of my brain goes communism. the thing you are thinking of is communism. and it was so fucking drilled into my head in school that communism is a big, giant horrible BAD THING that will destroy everything but like it actually makes a lot of fuckin’ sense

Would it make you feel better if I told you that it is not communism?

The majority of Americans have been taught that socialism and communism are essentially the same thing and that any time the government provides basic human necessity, it’s communism.

And, of course, communism is evil.

First of all, Medicaid, Medicare, welfare, food stamps, etc, are socialist. In fact, the United States is a mixed economy - it has capitalist and socialist elements.

It’s western socialism, which says “Prove you need it and you can have it.” Other western countries have socialized medicine, which means everyone pays in and everyone gets out (It’s NOT free healthcare, that’s a misunderstanding. In the UK, for example, it is called “National Insurance” - you pay contributions, just the same as to social security).

Communism is different.

Marx stated “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This evolved, or devolved, into the idea that everyone gets what they need equally regardless of their job…you do the job you’re suited for, but a general and a janitor should not get different paychecks.

Needless to say, this doesn’t work except for small voluntary communities (A form of communism has been practiced by monastic communities in the east and the west for centuries).

The reason Communism is wrong is not so much because it is evil as because it goes against human nature and human needs and doesn’t work. Because it doesn’t work, you start having to “Build a wall to keep your people in” - to apply force to the situation.

And because people have a desire to earn more than their next person, communist systems on any large scale rapidly become corrupt.

Socialism, on the other hand, says “Give everyone their basic needs, let them earn the rest.” To be socialist, there has to be a central plan as to what those basic needs are - which results in massive infrastructure that decides who needs what, system fraud, and people not getting things they actually need.

The other alternative, the government simply handing people enough money to cover basic needs is called Guaranteed Income or Basic Income and has been toyed with and experimented with, and is under serious discussion in Switzerland. This is not true socialism, because you aren’t planning people’s lives. If you give somebody, say, $1000 a month, it’s their fault if they spend it on booze then don’t make the rent, so there’s still freedom and personal responsibility…and I could go into that all day (needless to say, I’m a proponent of Guaranteed Income as a solution moving into a society in which the amount of necessary labor keeps dropping).

THANK YOU SO MUCH

YOU JUST TAUGHT ME MORE THAN ANY GOVERNMENT CLASS EVER

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swanjolras:

falulatonks:

Raleigh looking at Mako

#to fight monsters we created soulmates

                     (harrietvane)

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vineweaver:

Video games are so weird. Hey you just killed a giant goat man, have a pair of shoes you’re not intelligent enough to wear.

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galaxiaskykloz:

for those fucking assholes defending the term shota and dont know how fucking awful it is 

do
some
reading

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ghostbuggy:

what’s cooler than cool????

absolute zero

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cosmo tip #889

expertcosmotips:

he still likes homestuck? jesus christ. jesus fucking christ. its 2014. not even expertcosmotips is funny anymore. all we have is a fucking elf from runescape with a halo sound clip and screenshots of ctrl+alt+del

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#dmc
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#dmc

lilacsbloom:

The very moment my ship set sail for Dante and Kat XD

Stupid Vergil and your stupid ‘you’d risk the future of mankind for a girl’ line. I was willing to think of them as only friends but now for that-*ships*

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#dmc #oh same on the friendship thing #like yeah i ship them too #but mostly because there's more shipping stuff than friendship
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#dmc
lilacsbloom:

Pixiv

lilacsbloom:

Pixiv

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#dmc
  • officiant: do you take this person to be your lawfully wedded wife
  • me: i scooby dooby do
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spookygasm:

i like the term ‘gender alignments’ because it presents new identities such as: lawful gender, gender evil, and the ever mysterious gender gender.

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jaclcfrost:

hotels can’t be boring to me

they’re just fun

even if i’m sitting in the room watching tv or riding the elevator or sleeping it’s just fun for some reason like they’re average every day things but in a hotel everything is way more amusing and interesting and just simply being in a hotel is fun to me and i don’t understand

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