"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? When we begin to take the lowest place, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers with that burning love, that passion, which led to the cross, then we can truly say, ‘Now I have begun.’"
Here’s an extended version of Ms. Day’s quotation from Loaves and Fishes.
Here’s a comic I made a long time ago and never published. The text is from the introduction to A New Queer Agenda by Joseph N. DeFilippis.
This is really good and full of important, sad truths.
So many important things to reblog this afternoon
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By Marina Koren
On June 2, Phoenix-based photographer Mike Olbinski was shooting a wedding. The day after, he was speeding through hail and heavy rains from Denver down to the Texas panhandle, a hotbed for tornadoes.
It was there, near the border of Texas and Oklahoma, that Olbinski came upon a massive supercell slowly spinning over the flat landscape.
“It was probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever witnessed,” says Olbinski, who’s been chasing storms in the Central Plains since 2010. “It just looked like an alien spacecraft.”
Using a Canon 5D Mark II, Olbinski tracked the monster cloud’s movement for 24 minutes. The first three sections of the video are a composite of 878 shots, and the last clip consists of 93. The supercell looks a lot farther away from Olbinski in the video than it actually was, he says, thanks to a wide Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens.
“Once I got my camera set up and was able to sit back and watch it for a second, I got teary-eyed and hugged my buddy,” Olbinski says. His storm chasing partner, Andy Hoeland, had been convinced the pair would find a good storm in the area that day.
A supercell is a rare type of thunderstorm with a mesocyclone, a deep rotating updraft that sucks up rain, dust and other particles into a vertical column, much like a vacuum cleaner.
In the beginning of the clip, raindrops can be seen being sucked into the swirling supercell. Next, dust from the cornfield below is pulled into the cloud. Eventually, lightning streaks across the darkening sky, briefly coloring it with blues and purples.
TRIGGER WARNING (violence, gore)
The government (AKP) wanted to build a shopping mall but Istanbul already has got 93 shopping malls so we’re sick of it. And they wanted to build it in taksim gezi parki. That park is really important to us it’s like Central Park in NY. They wanted to destroy our park and build a new AVM. Then out people go there to defend our park and block the government. But the police started to throw agent orange, pepper spray and hard water (firemans trucks) Lots of people died and they’re still standing there and waiting 5pm because if our war continues for 48 hours our government is going to fall. We’re walking on Atatürk’s road and we don’t want Erdogan to controle us because that’s what he’s doing. So let thw world know what the fuck is he doing to his own people and he is doing just because the defenders dont like him and dont obey him. As you can see if people dont obey him he use illegal things to torture us and he blocked the media too so when other countries are making news about us suffering in our turkish channels there’s nothing just regular things like soccer or magazine news. They blocked the phones and internet in defending places so people are stuck there without electricity and no food there are no gas masks so lots of people are poisoning and police attacks people with armed combat car and they shout like run over people so ERDOGAN= HITLER HELP US (Reblog)
Spread the word, signal boost, reblog. These people seriously need all the help they can get to let the world know what’s going on, and we’re in a position to do that.