I am always here for Frank shitting on pacifism.
— Glenn Greenwald (via disciplesofmalcolm)
The Submarines/1940 (Amplive Remix)
Jacobin magazine is a treasure and I’m both irritated and mildly ashamed that I’ve only recently become aware of it.
This is a really good article about how slandering socialist and communist groups as “outside agitators” has been used historically to put distance between black people/people of color and revolutionary socialism (and the two have an intertwined history). Communism has always been portrayed as being brought to the US from “foreigners” (e.g. in the 1900s it was Italians) and as being anti-American. also this quote = tumblr.
|Jesus:||It's important to help those less fortunate than you. Treat them as your brother.|
|Christian Conservatives:||*hurriedly turn the page*|
the “you live with your parents” insult is really flaccid because a metric shitton of cultures don’t see “leave the house forever” as some grandiose moment of liberation that’s so important to the development of a person that it has to happen as fast as possible. until i came to the USA i didn’t know a single person who was pressured by their parents to leave the house because they’re “too old to stay there” or whatever. in puerto rico it is really common to stay with your parents until they and you are both stable enough that you can leave. whaddaya know, there are cultures that don’t place a stigma on being poor or wanting to care for your family or needing your family to care for you for some other reason.
Before college: “You need to go to college so you won’t just wind up working any old job! If you go to college, you can get a good-paying job you actually enjoy! You don’t want to wind up working at McDonald’s!”
After college: “You need to stop being so picky about your job search. Any job is good enough. Just worry about making money. Don’t be too proud to work at McDonald’s.”
things life is too short for:
- hating yourself
- pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements
- “The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.”
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