(I Just) Died In Your Arms
Bastille

Bastille - Died in your arms

1 hour ago with 25,954 notes
Anonymous said: thoughts on marquez?

lazenby:

In that final battle, with the country at the mercy of uncontrolled and unforeseen forces of subversion, [socialist Chilean President Salvatore Allende] was still bound by legality. The most dramatic contradiction of his life was being at the same time the congenital foe of violence and a passionate revolutionary. He believed that he had resolved the contradiction with the hypothesis that conditions in Chile would permit a peaceful evolution toward socialism under bourgeois legality. Experience taught him too late that a system cannot be changed by a government without power.

That belated disillusionment must have been the force that impelled him to resist to the death, defending the flaming ruins of a house that was not his own, a sombre mansion that an Italian architect had built to be a mint and that ended up as a refuge for presidents without power. He resisted for six hours with a sub-machine gun that Castro had given him and was the first weapon that Allende had ever fired.

Around four o’clock in the afternoon, Major General Javier Palacios managed to reach the second floor with his adjutant, Captain Gallardo, and a group of officers. There, in the midst of the fake Louis XV chairs, the Chinese dragon vases and the Rugendas paintings in the red parlour, Allende was waiting for them. He was in shirtsleeves, wearing a miner’s helmet and no tie, his clothing stained with blood. He was holding the sub-machine gun but he had run low on ammunition.

Allende knew General Palacios well. A few days before, he had told [the journalist] Augusto Olivares that this was a dangerous man with close connections to the American embassy. As soon as he saw him appear on the stairs, Allende shouted at him: “Traitor!” and shot him in the hand.

According to the story of a witness who asked me not to give his name, the president died in an exchange of shots with that gang. Then all the other officers, in a caste-bound ritual, fired on the body. Finally, a non-commissioned officer smashed in his face with the butt of his rifle.

This story about the United States’ role in Chile’s 1973 coup is the first, and in one sense the only thing Americans should be reading by Gabriel Garcia Marquez right now. 

1 hour ago with 68 notes
discriminateagainstnerds:

fishingboatproceeds:

shreksforthememories:

and then they didnt put her on the final list

Disappointing.

your pasty ass was included on the list instead of someone who’s actually making a difference and all u got to say is “disappointing”

discriminateagainstnerds:

fishingboatproceeds:

shreksforthememories:

and then they didnt put her on the final list

Disappointing.

your pasty ass was included on the list instead of someone who’s actually making a difference and all u got to say is “disappointing”

1 hour ago with 41,892 notes
flameo-flamehead:

look at this flawless freaking woman

flameo-flamehead:

look at this flawless freaking woman

1 hour ago with 14,715 notes

I got spotify premium a few weeks ago because im worth it and because its only $5/month for students. its been super awesome.

I really need music recommendations though so PLEASE send me stuff.

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chakrabot:

tastefullyoffensive:

"The hardest part of being in a biracial relationship is taking a picture together." [whatthecaptcha]

chakrabot:

tastefullyoffensive:

"The hardest part of being in a biracial relationship is taking a picture together." [whatthecaptcha]

7 hours ago with 178,909 notes
concerning but legitimate, thanks tumblr

concerning but legitimate, thanks tumblr

23 hours ago with

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

priceofliberty:

thefreelioness:

The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

via Vice:

2 days ago with 32,315 notes