OtherSideofHeaven

"If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?"

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Kendrick Lamar


This line encapsulates the concept of a good kid in a bad city, and it cuts into one of the most moral questions in human existence: Can good come from evil? The best part about the line, as is true of the best poetry, is that it doesn’t answer the question it asks. For Kendrick’s immediate purposes, he’s the flower and the city is the dark room. The question is: Can you trust him?

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Anonymous asked: Hello, I'm the type of person who lives under a rock, so I don't have any idea what is going on Pakistan at the moment. Would it be alright if you can tell me what is going down and why?

lady-in-a-rocketship:

Absolutely.
 So last year the elections were held, right? And most of Pakistan, including my family and I were supporters of Imran Khan. A handful of others ran for the election as well. Other than Imran Khan, there was Nawaz Sharif.
 Nawaz freakin’ Sharif. Been the prime minister twice and was overthrown both times. (Please note, I’m trying really hard to leave my opinion out of this). Rumoured to be bathing in the people’s taxes. Spent more money on his hair than the country.
 So when he won the elections this time, the majority of the public was really let down. I kid you not, I cried.
 I’m assuming you have no idea about Imran Khan because of that rock so now I introduce Imran Khan. Former cricketer and captain of our international cricket team. Tbh the reason why he was such a hero was because he won us the World Cup. We take our cricket very seriously.
 Imran Khan found all sorts of proof and documents and shit about Nawaz Sharif and his antics. He promised that he would come out on the streets with the public and make Sharif resign so he couldn’t rob the country another time.
 Because get this: Pakistanis are humans and can suffer only so much.
And they did. Scores and scores of people came out on the streets alongside Imran Khan and his party (Tehreek-e-insaaf) on the 14th of August. Men, women, children, old, young, whatever.
 They traveled on foot to Islamabad. They sat there and protested (PEACEFULLY) for over a week (PEACEFULLY). In the sun and the rain.
 But Nawaz Frea  Sharif was stressed. He didn’t want to lose the power he’d stolen been given. And there was a good chance that he was going to be overthrown another time.
 AND THEN YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS
 The US steps in and supports the corrupt dude that Nawaz Sharif is. Like hello, why don’t you deal with the racism and shit in your country first and mind your own business. But unlike the rest of the country, Nawaz Sharif took the US’ word real serious and went about his jolly way. The US would be sure to secure his position for him yay
 But my people had had enough. They planned to march to the Sharif’s house and protest right out there.
 Nawaz Sharif had stationed some hundred armed policemen and women. We proceeded anyway. And I was a bit surprised that they let us pass. NS ordered to let the people pass.
 When they did pass, the police started throwing fucking teargas and rubber bullets and shit. 
THE PROTESTERS WERE UNARMED AND PEACEFULLY PROCEEDING THEIR WAY. PEACEFULLY.
But no. Teargas everywhere.
Men and women of all ages and children were caught up in the police’s constant shelling and firing.
 And you know the excuse the people siding with the government gave?????
 That we were carrying sticks.
 We were obviously armed (among other reasons all of which make just as much sense)
I think it’s safe to say wooden sticks do not parallel teargas and rubber bullets and later on, actual, steel ones.
Oh, there was also another guy leading a protest. This one was the Inqalaab March. Both the marches were for the same reason; to give people their deserved freedom and right.
When they starting shelling us and what not, the two leaders of the two marches were pretty much like together.
 Aaaand almost half (from what I’ve seen) of the police force resigned. They refused to beat up their own people. The police was apparently Nawaz Sharif’s own appointed people. All being compared to Gullu Butt in their brutal nature.
 Most of Imran Khan’s followers are youngsters before their 30s. The rest are really of all ages. Because we all understand that a change is necessary, that we’re tired of the high taxes we pay and shit we get in return, that the poor’s blood decorate the streets everyday and enough is enough.
 I think I’ve given the gist of what’s happening. There are details here and there. Some people still support Nawaz Sharif btw.

If I recall correctly, Pakistan is a nuclear power and such a nation becoming unstable would be very problematic on a regional scale. So, I’m guessing that was America’s rationale for supporting Sharif even though he rigged his election. It’s crude, but makes sense in the long game. Also, it’s really naive of you to think the USA shouldn’t worry about a nuclear power becoming politically unstable. That aside, good luck with your fight against corruption. I see that once again another government goes out of its way to agitate and antagonize peaceful protesters.

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kinginthenorths:

people are actually saying that jennifer lawrence leaked those photos herself to get more attention yes because one of the most famous actress right now who is an academy award winner, loved by the media, and is the lead actress in one of the biggest franchise really needs to do that to get attention i mean we are talking about a woman here who cut her hair and everyone who had the cnn app got the news alert for it like how stupid and hateful can you get

mjokay:

I feel bad for celebs. For TMZ to hack into Jennifer Lawrence and Victoria Justice’s iCloud accounts and leak their nudes is low. Give them their privacy. And don’t reblog those nudes.

TMZ didn’t hack them wtf. They bought the photos off the hacker. Still bad, but get the facts straight.