The Myopic Mirror

I'm Claire from MN and WA
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I'm a white queer femme with SPD and PTSD and chronic illness. I'm a survivor and i process that on here a lot.

Generally NSFW If you want to skip the nerding and only look at the vintage erotica, look at the Vintage erotica tag

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Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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This is the kind of shit that gets civil wars started. 

Are any of us surprised by this? People have been saying the same thing for a while now. 

…well maybe we will actually have some revolution.

So Princeton needed how much money to figure out what POC have said for years

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cuddling would be cool right now

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You are not going in circles

You are making progress in a spiral. You do come back around to where you were at the start, since recovery and healing take time, but every time you come back around to that point you’re a little higher up because you’ve got more experience, more knowledge, and more strength.

You ARE making progress

I really needed to read this!!

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Janelle Monáe - Variety’s Breakthrough Awards

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When you really like someone and find their support really really great, but they have an opinion that is really hurtful to you and others and you don’t have enough energy or mental health to call them out:

I always pretend if I ignore it it’ll go away and it never ever works. 


reminder to myself & other white people:
making fun of white people is not for us
making fun of white people is for poc to vent about how much we actually suck
being white and making fun of white people reads as “I’m not one of THOSE whites, I’m one of the good ones!”. Shut up and prove it (by shutting up and listening to poc).

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It’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you.
poems from my uncles grave (via c-oquetry)

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Also a passive-aggressive reminder that all radical queers need to get on with boosting and fighting for lgbt immigration issues, especially in the UK where it’s reached Monty Python levels of oppressive absurdity. Seriously very few people know that judges


request for celestialoctopi's headcanon cecil who is korean/native american, with bonus carlos c:


request for celestialoctopi's headcanon cecil who is korean/native american, with bonus carlos c:

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me when people think the A stands for Ally


me when people think the A stands for Ally

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Clyde spends some quality time with the ever so lovely Ms. Hudson.

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