Erykah Badu (via wethinkwedream)
Masculin Féminin, Jean-Luc Godard, 1966.
My heart swells.
Part of growing into an adult, I’ve learned, is the realization that one’s heroes will eventually grow old and pass on. This is strange, and terrifying, and beautiful, because it opens the road for you to step up, take their place, and carry on - bigger, better, brighter. Today we lost one of humanity’s brightest stars, a man of indomitable will and courage, who spoke for all of us in his lifelong efforts to make this world a more wonderful place for everyone to live. Nelson Mandela has lain down his tireless hands at last, and it is time for all of us to raise our own so that his fight was not in vain. All of my love, Madiba, and thank you.
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Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2005
Photo by Candida Höfer
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Oh, take me back!
L’adorable Joan Fontaine.
Above all, capitalism wastes human life. The U.S. spends billions to warehouse 2 million people—many of them young Black and Latino men—in overcrowded prisons. It provides sub-par education to millions of poor students, sending a message that their lives will amount to nothing.
Are people homeless in America because there’s a shortage of homes? And if that’s the case, is there a shortage of homes because we don’t have the concrete, the wood and the steel to build them?
The truth is that under capitalism, there’s no incentive to build low-cost housing for the homeless—because it isn’t profitable to do so.
The same goes for the more than 800 million people in the world who go hungry. It isn’t profitable to feed them. So food is stockpiled or destroyed rather than distributed to them."
UN World Happiness Report (via funeral)