For Valentine’s Day, I give you parasitic Schistosoma mansoni worms, which mate for life. Much more monogamous than the humans they invade, the female Schitosoma mansoni actually resides within the male worm, in a groove on the side of his body.
You may have seen this groove featured on MTV Cribs, which is a really stupid show on a really stupid network.
The worms’ love for one another is not all rainbows and unicorns, however. Their eggs actually cause disease in humans, most commonly schistosomiasis. Symptoms of the disease include fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and genital sores. It’s easily treatable, but still really gross.
Remember, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
A consequence of this alienation of humans from their own nature is that they are also alienated from each other. Productive activity becomes ‘activity under the domination, coercion and yoke of another man’. This other man becomes an alien, hostile being. Instead of humans relating to each other co-operatively, they relate competitively. Love and trust are replaced by bargaining and exchange. Human beings cease to recognize in each other their common human nature; they see others as instruments for furthering their own egoistic interests.
|—||From Peter Singer’s A Very Short Introduction on Karl Marx. (via soycrates)|
the full horror of same-sex marriage revealed ..:)
Straight edge for life.
this was so fucking punk
If that’s not hardcore, than I don’t know what is.