Top Hat Conspiracy
POC generalize white people, white people feel sad.
white people generalize POC, POC die.
ai-yo regarding the death of Trayvon Martin, shot and killed by his White Neighbor while coming back from the store.
And this shit is real. This is the reality. There’s no getting around it.
This is what I mean when I say that if I do not assume all white people on the street will try to fuck me over, I could die.
IT’S. NOT. A. JOKE.
Anonymous just took down the CIA's website
I really don’t see what the point of these attacks are. Is it merely to spite government officials? Well, that’s great. You made them angry. But what did you do? What did you do to establish a conversation so that your grievances will be addressed and potential solutions for such are put up for negotiation?
These attacks just seem childish. When Anonymous brought down Libya’s governmental websites, for example, they were at least bringing much needed awareness to a serious issue. I fail to see what sort of a message they’re sending in these cases.
“These people are bad and have done bad things, so we will do bad things back” is the message. Are you trying to say that the things the CIA is doing and has done (purposeful targeting of mourners and rescuers with unmanned drones, extraordinary rendition, torture) are somehow less worthy of attention than what Qaddafi did?
Ron Paul sucks
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for “I don’t really understand politics or policy.”
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for “I value my rights as a white person being able to smoke weed over everything else. And I may not really even know what that ‘everything else’ may be.”
Ron Paul is tricky. When you talk to a Ron Paul supporter, you’re either talking to a complete idiot, or someone who really, really knows their shit, and has research to back up his claims.
The graphic misses the point of his stances, and gets a few flat-out wrong.
Thank you for not continuing the circlejerk of misinformation. These graphics are shit, and it’s annoying to see them get spread like wild fire.
(Source: anticapitalist, via tindallism-deactivated20120922)
This kind of shit is getting really old. Do you have any citations for any of this? Eliminate public schools? Is this referring to the elimination of the Dept of Education? Because since it’s inception the education system in the US has gotten worse. Public schools are mostly government indoctrination centers anyway.
How would he allow discrimination? He just believes the government has no say in how a private business discriminates. He does however believe there shouldn’t be discrimination in Government. A lot of this shit is taken way out of context and it’s irresponsible to be spreading this around.
As a disclaimer, I’m not a libertarian or statist. I am an anarchist. I’m not even one of those black and gold anarchist. I have been reading a lot of debate on Ron Paul though. And a lot of these claims are simplifying very complex issues and some are just plain wrong. So unless graphics start coming out with direct citations to where he either says any of these things or that shows he’s voted for these things, you should probably take it with a grain of salt.
"Or you know, just perpetuate misinformation because who the fuck cares." -Abraham Lincoln
Ron Paul sucks
(Source: anticapitalist, via socialuprooting)
Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak LOUDLY.: Why I'm Not Married
Why I’m Not Married
By Lisa Wade http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/12/19/why-im-not-married/
- I’m not married because I don’t want or need the state’s approval of my relationship and I certainly don’t want it interfering if we decide to part.
- I’m not married because the history of marriage is ugly and anti-woman; because I don’t like the common meanings of the words “wife” and “husband”; and because even today, and even among couples that call themselves feminist, gender inequality in relationships is known to increase when a couple moves from cohabitation to marriage (and I don’t think I’m so special that I’ll be the anomaly).
- I’m not married because I’m opposed to the marriage industrial complex. It’s exploitative, stereotypical, and wasteful.
- I’m not married because I value the fact that my partner and I decide to be together every day, even though we don’t have to jump through legal hoops to do otherwise.
- I’m not married because I don’t want to support a discriminatory institution that has and continues to bless some relationships, but not others, out of bigotry.
- I’m not married because I don’t believe in giving social and economic benefits to some kinds of relationships and not others. I don’t believe that a state- or church-endorsed heterosexual union between two and only two people is superior to other kinds of relationships.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
My fellow queers and assorted allies: we have got to stop using arguments like “We were born this way!” and “Being queer is not a choice!” as our first line of defense against heterosexists. It might sound like a neat little trick to pull on these people: if we can’t help being queer, then it’s not fair to punish us for something we didn’t do. But in reality, every time we use this argument we are actually weakening our own position. Shouting “Born this way” from the rooftops is the opposite of progress…. I think the most serious problem with this argument is that it reinforces the idea that we need an excuse to be queer. As a result, using this line subtly supports the idea that being queer requires excusing in some way. Don’t use it. Don’t allow straight people to generate an understanding of queer sexuality that sounds like: “Well, of course Bob wouldn’t wish to be queer, but he was born this way. I guess we better give him equal rights – poor Bob, he just can’t help it. We shouldn’t punish him for something he didn’t choose!”
Meanwhile the real reason that you shouldn’t punish Bob for queerness is because there’s nothing wrong with it!
Social Justice League - Fauxgress Watch: Born This Way. (via anotherlgbttumblr)
AMEN AMEN AMEN!
This applies to gender identity too! It’s nobody’s business but my own whether or not I was born this way. It’s my body. I own my body. I should have sole dominion how how I use it. If I’m not hurting you, don’t hurt me. If I’m not policing your body, don’t police mine.
Huffington Post: Gendering Free: Exploring Outside the Binary - Nonbinary visibility
Kate Harrad gives the readers of online newspaper The Huffington Post a gentle introduction to nonbinary and genderqueer identities and experiences:
So this is how I’ve started to think about gender. It is just a metaphor.
Once upon a time there was a country called Gender. The country consisted mainly of two large cities, one called Male and one called Female. Most people lived in one of the cities, and people who didn’t were frowned on, but sometimes someone would leave one city and go and live in the other, if they were allowed in. Other times, people would visit the other city and come back.
Some people didn’t want to live in the cities at all. They left and went to the space in between, or to a different part of the country altogether, and built their own houses there. They even founded villages with other people who didn’t take to city life.
Some of the people who’d left tried to persuade the city-dwellers that it was OK not to live in a city. Just because most people lived in cities, they argued, it didn’t mean that everyone had to, or that cities were better than villages, any more than villages were better than cities. But most of the city dwellers were very suspicious of the people who’d left, and often mocked them or even hurt them, because they felt that leaving the cities was weird and wrong, even though it wasn’t doing anyone any harm.
(Responsibility for this metaphor rests entirely with me. This metaphor is entirely my own opinion and is not legally binding. Use of this metaphor is at your own risk.)
I’m someone who’s always lived in the city of Female, but I know quite a few people who have gone visiting, or have rejected city life altogether*. They might describe themselves as nonbinary, non-gendered, genderqueer, genderfree, trans, androgynous or all or none of the above or something else entirely. What they have in common is that they can’t or won’t fit into a simple binary definition of male or female.
Read the full article including quotes from nonbinary and genderqueer IDed people
Read extended interviews with the people quoted
What does Budweiser have to do with Bear Grylls?
Schools of thought
Just in case.
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Reblogging because you know, someone out there could use one of these.
Dear omnivores that think they ‘deserve’ to eat meat because we are stronger and are on top of the food chain, please see above photo. You are not stronger than a bear, humans are only “top of the food chain” because we use weapons and guns. Pretty unfair if you ask me. You want to kill a bear? Try using your own hands to take one down, you’ll soon learn who is top of the food chain.
ANIMALS KILLING PEOPLE MONTAGE
I can fap to this.
BUT THAT MEANS IF I DONT EAT THEM THEY’LL EAT ME HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS MAKE ME WANT TO GO VEG
Get this bear some veggies!
(Source: chrisincolor.tumbr.com, via spacebaw-archive)
(Source: laughing-rabbit, via lovinganarchist1312-deactivated)
Much will be said about “love” and non-violence (as opposed to non-violent resistance against oppression). Little will be said about the power of resistance in a racist, oppressive system that marginalizes and victimizes black people. Instead of honoring the genius in the strategy, speakers will simply encourage African Americans to be non-violent in the face of police brutality and the mass incarcerations of black men. They will be told to simply “love” their political and social enemies, whose policies and narratives affect them in real, tangible ways, instead of fighting, protesting, voting and marching, against them and their ideas and legislation. By de-fanging King, as well as Malcolm, the Right (and the Left) have commoditized two of African American’s most important leaders, co-opted their justified anger, re-wrote American history and have thereby weakened our movement and castrated any current and future revolution.
Bryan K. Bullock, “King Monument and the Lack of Historical Accuracy” | People of Color Organize!
Oh hey, I have seen this actual shit happen on Tumblr repeatedly.
Having privilege isn’t something you can usually change, but that’s okay, because it’s not something you should be ashamed of, or feel bad about. Being told you have privilege, or that you’re privileged, isn’t an insult. It’s a reminder! The key to privilege isn’t worrying about having it, or trying to deny it, or apologize for it, or get rid of it. It’s just paying attention to it, and knowing what it means for you and the people around you. Having privilege is like having big feet. No one hates you for having big feet! They just want you to remember to be careful where you walk.
Sindeloke, on Privilege (via rebel-grrrl)
Not at all agreeing here, actually.
I’d feel a lot better about this quote if the words “or get rid of it” weren’t included. Because privilege is NOT like big feet. Big feet are something you were born with that is inherent to YOU as a person. Nor do I like privilege being compared to a large body part or needing more room. Because it isn’t the fucking same. Inherently needing more room to walk because you’ve got big feet isn’t the same as privilege. Privilege is where you don’t need the space or even really want it, but you take it anyway.
Privilege is something society bestowed upon you that is not inherent to YOU as a person. For instance? White people would exist just fine without whiteness. My identity as a human being, what makes me who I am is not dependent on whiteness. Infected by it, linked with it, but if whiteness fell away, I’d still be who I am. The inherent truth of myself would not be so damaged or altered as to be destroyed. My privilege is not my self.
In the areas where I’m oppressed - like gender or sexuality or size or whatever - I don’t just want people who’ve learned to walk on eggshells around me and say only the “right” things. I want people who don’t have the power to step on my neck in the first place so that if they do fuck up, as all human beings will, it won’t be magnified by their privilege.
No, I don’t hate men or straight people or thin people. I hate that they have privilege. But I’m not really concerned with reassuring them that they’re wonderful people and not to feel bad when they use their privileges in a way that makes me feel like the scum of the fucking earth because I don’t have it.
It’s not just about being careful where you step because everyone is going to misstep. The “be careful, that’s all” principle doesn’t work unless you can find me human beings who never get tired, emotional, confused, or just plain old apathetic. It’s about saying that you don’t have big feet, you have GIANT CONCRETE CLOWN SHOES that make your steps painful for the rest of us when we get stepped on. Don’t just stomp around trying to be careful. Start trying to TAKE THE DAMN SHOES OFF.
Reblogging this for the commentary. The original analogy didn’t quite hit the mark. I think it madamethursday says it well by changing the analogy not to big feet, but giant concrete clown shoes. Those of us with privilege have an obligation to recognize and try to change things so we don’t have that privilege anymore. Why shouldn’t we try to get rid of it? I cannot see a reason. Let’s start by untying those clown shoes so we can finally take them off.
Breaking news, Schrodinger’s cat is alive and well. And pissed off.