debris and detritus 2021-11-26 09:50:19

afloweroutofstone:

This passage from Orwell’s essay is also straight fire:

The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies ‘something not desirable’. The words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, realistic, justice have each of them several different meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another. In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides. It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it: consequently the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using that word if it were tied down to any one meaning. Words of this kind are often used in a consciously dishonest way. That is, the person who uses them has his own private definition, but allows his hearer to think he means something quite different. Statements like Marshal Petain was a true patriot, The Soviet press is the freest in the world, The Catholic Church is opposed to persecution, are almost always made with intent to deceive. Other words used in variable meanings, in most cases more or less dishonestly, are: class, totalitarian, science, progressive, reactionary, bourgeois, equality.

1946!

debris and detritus 2021-11-25 18:20:22

teaboot:

I love that we’re still learning shit about this world we’re in. Spiders sing? Fish chirp and enjoy tummy rubs? Trees feed each other? Mushrooms can talk. Rats giggle. Crows play games. If you leave a hamster wheel in the woods, mice will run in it. And despite all focus on the contrary, if you leave a handful of human beings alone with the opportunity to do good and be kind, they will. I love this Fucking planet so damn much

debris and detritus 2021-11-25 09:50:23

onvochn:

space-feminist:

tikkunolamorgtfo:

moash:

urlane:

the queen of Oz is a trans lesbian and she’s dating Dorothy

reminder that Ozma and Dorothy were Special Good Bedroom Friends

You mean she was a… friend of Dorothy?

this illustration from The Road To Oz has already shown up in the notes but i dug out my copy to take this photo and i feel like i have to share that yes this is in a physical book i owned and read as a child:

(dorothy left, ozma right)

Apparently, she’s also a socialist queen

debris and detritus 2021-11-24 21:10:26

escapekit:

NEW EARTH 
Iceland-based photographer Thrainn Kolbeinsson shares absolutely stunning shots of an erupting volcano in Iceland. He has spent the last 6 days at the eruption site where he captured these images. For more updates and images, head over to my Instagram.