Alaa: Inspire vs Empower


    To empower is to enable, to give ability to, to give power or authority. There is an important and critical difference between giving power to a community and inspiring a community. I’ve been told how inspiring I am. I always hear how inspiring undocumented youth are. Colleges love inviting us…

    like for real

    The best leaders are those the people hardly know exist.
    The next best is a leader who is loved and praised.
    Next comes the one who is feared.
    The worst one is the leader that is despised.
    If you don’t trust the people,
    they will become untrustworthy.

    The best leaders value their words, and use them sparingly.
    When she has accomplished her task,
    the people say, “Amazing:
    we did it, all by ourselves!”

    Tao Te Ching, by Lao-Zi

    I died

    Our Dreams Used as the New Marketing Tool

    This breaks my heart. Where was this office for the past two years screaming “DREAM Act Now!”? Where was this man, who has money, resources to make a wonderful website, and is privileged as fuck? Who does he think he is to take away from us the fight that we put sweat and tears into? He saw us fight, he saw kids and leaders getting arrested left and right, and now he can just get up and “congratulate” us? Excuse me? Congratulate us how? By having people sign up to your list for “professional” advise follow ups? Then what? When the application process is out, you get your nice fat check from people that are desperate to get out of this situation? This man is heartless. This man is evil, and you know what?  Do what you want. I hope that money and such hard work of yours really pays off for what lies ahead for you. I’ve seen pigs like you starve. 

    13 In-Person Fraudulent Votes since 2000. 47,000 UFO sightings since 2000. Enough for GOP to disenfranchise 5 Million Voters this year.
    Anonymous asked:
    how big are you?

    They mad

    Y’all, today President Barack Obama gave an executive order to stop the deportation of students like me. To grant me the opportunity to work, and come closer to becoming a contributing member of this country. Obama 2012.

    Getting myself a copy