fool me once, shame on you.
fool me twice, shame on you again for continuing to exploit my sense of trust. trust is not a weakness and should be respected, not taken advantage of.
we’ve come full circle
Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.
Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover
the authors of this textbook were clearly high as a kite when they wrote this chapter
WEENIE SPEED HOIYL FUC
Weenie factor 8 Mr sulu
color coding your infant children
we are the last generation whose baby photos weren’t taken on phones
yeah and? 200 years ago they had oil paintings
life goes on
I’d rather have angry friends than dead friends anon, sorry.
He convinced them to start it in the first place, he could have convinced them to back down.
we actually don’t have any proof that he ‘convinced’ them of anything. we don’t know if enjolras started les amis. he is merely the pure cold logic of the revolution, charming as he may be. combeferre is its guiding moral principle. courfeyrac is its heart. prouvaire its dream, feuilly its dedication, bahorel its ferocity, joly and bossuet its joy, and grantaire its questions and doubts. they are all indispensible. they are all equal.
the point of les amis is that they were all devoted to the cause. devaluing their sacrifices because enjolras is nominally the leader and has a certain charisma is missing the point.
they chose to die for what they believed in. if enjolras had insisted they leave it would have gone against the values of the story — the power of love to give people courage to live or die for what they love.
les amis loved the republic, and that gave them to fight like tigers for it. so enjolras was more purely devoted than the others and had no attachments we know of beyond les amis; he still named marius chief when marius saved the barricade in the novel. he treated everyone as his equal; he therefore had no right to force anyone into anything.
liberté, egalité, fraternité ou la mort. liberty, equality, fraternity, or death.
those are the principles of the french revolution; the principles les amis choose to emulate. if one among them forced the others to abandon their posts because he was the ‘leader,’ that stands in direct opposition to the concept that they are to be equal.
it also stands against the principle of liberty, because it denies them the choice to stand and fight and ultimately die in the defense of these ideals and the hope that they can change the world with them.
lastly, none of them would have left — not because of enjolras, but because they were all of them ‘a sort of family.’ that brotherhood kept them rooted together. if any one of them was to remain behind that would be a betrayal carried out by those who left.
and if you seriously believe that any of them would have willingly left, if enjolras gave that order, even with all his charm and charisma, you misjudge the strength of their ideals and the commitment they have made to love.
Dennis Reynolds is “Mostly Meaningless Nonsense” PMSL
people shit on math and science because they’re not good at it y’all are like “being amazing at math and science doesn’t make you intelligent” nah man it literally does it’s just that if you aren’t amazing at math and science it doesn’t mean you’re unintelligent don’t shit on other people’s talents simply because they aren’t yours
what a beautiful morning! the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, all your favorite characters are queer and neuroatypical