In life, so much depends on the question “Do you see what I see?” That most basic of queries binds human beings socially…Having one’s perceptions go uncorroborated can make one feel peculiarly alone in the world…marooned on my own private island of navy blue c’s, dark brown d’s, sparking green 7’s and wine-colored v’s. What else did I see differently from the rest of the world? I wondered. What did the rest of the world see that I didn’t? It occurred to me that maybe every person in the world has some little oddity of perception they weren’t aware of that put them on a private island, mysteriously separated from others. I suddenly had the dizzying feeling that there might be as many of these private islands as there were people in the world.
A quote from Patricia Duffy, who experiences synesthesia, a neurological phenomena where two normally unrelated sensory pathways commingle. (On Being Certain: Believing You are Right, Even When You are Not, Robert A. Burton, M.D.)

whitecolonialism:

Memphis 1968, Ferguson 2014.

We’ve never witnessed an American dream, we’ve only lived an American nightmare. - Malcolm X

this is an intergenerational struggle

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fotojournalismus:

Ferguson, Mo. | August 13, 2014

1. A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

2. Riot police clear a street with smoke bombs. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

3. Police surround and detain two people in a car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

4. Police officers work their way north on West Florissant Avenue, clearing the road with the use of tear gas and smoke bombs. (Robert Cohen/AP)

5. A police officer patrols a business district. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

6. A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

7. An explosive device deployed by police flies in the air. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

8. A demonstrator holds up a Pan-African flag to protest the killing of Michael Brown. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

9. A device fired by police goes off in the street. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

10. A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road and West Florissant in St. Louis. (Robert Cohen/AP)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

fotojournalismus:

Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed on the main road outside the town of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on August 1, 2014. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

fotojournalismus:

Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed on the main road outside the town of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on August 1, 2014. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

I truly do got that summertime sadness.

I truly do got that summertime sadness.

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  • Mom: *buys Go-Gurt*
  • Mom: *brings it home*
  • Mom: What is this exactly? It looked good so I brought some for you.

JETLAG

whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

beautifulthingspilsen:

Towers above towers. Arteries carrying arteries.

Chicago.
I need to move out. Also, I would really like it if I could live in two places simultaneously. asdfjkl;asdfjkl;asdfjkl;

beautifulthingspilsen:

Towers above towers. Arteries carrying arteries.

Chicago.

I need to move out. Also, I would really like it if I could live in two places simultaneously. asdfjkl;asdfjkl;asdfjkl;

powerful people want your personal data because $$$

lolmythesis:

Sociology, San Diego State University

"The Surveillance Network."

loll