The best thing is that these people are complaining that white people ruin everything and are the devil and only steal everything from PoC while 99% of them sits in a country that wouldn’t be in the modern state it is now if not for white people, while using a machine made by white people running a operating system made by white people blogging on a website made by white people .
I’m sorry but who built America nigga? LMAO YO GETCHA HISTORY TOGETHER BABY!!lol at the bolded. hooray for oppression and capitalism! good job guys.
I’m going to keep this brief and undetailed since I’m out of time and on my mobile phone, but first things first—I am an engineer. I’m going to assume you don’t know much about engineering at all, because I otherwise can’t imagine why you would write what you have. A working machine is not built by one person, its mechanisms not drawn from thin air. Development is a long process—occasionally punctuated by strokes of genius and happy accidents—undertaken by multiethnic (and usually multinational) teams, and the final product is a synthesis of theory and ideas that form something new (and hopefully useful). So it’s very odd to me that you would attribute things like “operating systems” and “computers” to “white ingenuity” as if that is logical by any measure. Do you know the history of microcomputing at all? The teams behind the ISA systems bus or the one gig processing chip? How about MCM or the development of modern RAM? Modern PC display? The development of the colour computer? Does Wang Laboratories sound familiar to you? Perhaps doctors An Wang or G.Y. Chu? Surely Mark Dean and IBM do. I know they do, because I know that you are well-informed about the development of modern computing and the countless engineering teams that put all their time, sweat, effort, and research into it.
I’m also curious to this “modern state” you attribute to white people. Is it this Western civilisation built by five hundred years of violent exploitation set to end, within the century, in global ecological catastrophe? Because even then, you at least surely recognise that it was built on the ruins of civilisations far more complex, and in many ways, more advanced. You at least surely realise that technological catalysts like the Textile and Industrial Revolutions would have been literally impossible without black African labour; that Western infrastructure was built both literally and physically, by black and Asian individuals, sustained by Native American agricultural practices (yes, including Europe, which accrued wealth by establishing colonies), was created financially by both riches stolen from the continents of Asia and Africa, and an economic system that relied entirely on the fabulously lucrative trade of human bodies, subjugation, barbarism, and slaughter.
Or did you mean before that—the European Renaissance that was only made possible by Moorish intervention in Europe?
Or did you mean before that, when Europe was experiencing its “Dark Ages”—a time of unprecedented death and disaster marked by violent superstition, sectarianism, and lack of hygiene—when, meanwhile, empires of the rest of the world—the Sahelian kingdoms; the caliphates of North Africa; the empires of Mali, Ghana, and the Songhai; the sultanates of Sudan, the Ethiopian and Somali city-states; the polities of the Americas; the universities of West Asia and Africa; the Song, the Mongols (and countless many more) were all in top form?
Or did you mean before that, during much-lauded Greco-Roman era…whose academic achievements were far outmatched by their West and South Asian counterparts, and whose greatest thinkers were educated by Africans?
I mean, seriously. Please show me this elusive age of white nobility and white achievement, because I’m keen to know where in history it ever existed. You won’t be able to. Do you know why?
Because that simply isn’t how civilisation works.
If you really think the world was built brick by brick by whiteness, or that the humans were pulled out of the primordial ooze by white men, you just aren’t as clever as you think you are. Like the process of engineering, the development of humankind has been one long synthesis of cultures, and the (not always peaceful) trade of languages, knowledge, and ideas. At no point in history did humans sit on their laurels with hands over their ears and eyes, ignorant of the world around them and entirely isolated from one another. It’s why you can find ancient Chinese coins in East Africa, West African bones in the Americas, Polynesian chickens in South America, Arab accounts of Asia and Africa, Central Asia vestiges in Eastern Europe, black Africans all throughout European history. The world is not stagnant. It never was. Human evolution was only possible because of the sharing and propogation of ideas. Your entire argument is facile.
Do you know why people on this website are angry?
Because it’s about the only place where you can express that anger and be (relatively) safe.
Do you know why we are angry in real life?
Because these last five hundred years have seen unprecedented cultural destruction, murder, ethnic cleansing, and subjugation in the name of greed, all sustained and justified by the construction of race. And nothing has changed.
You can write legislation to “guarantee” rights. Lands can be rewon in litigation. A few languages can be relearnt by handfuls of individuals. But you can never repair a culture. You can never repair a metaphysical holocaust, revive those lost to genocide, retrieve forgotten languages, customs, modes of thought, identities. Not only have they been destroyed, they have been actively and systematically been written out of history. How much of human development has been lost? How many lives do you think this earth has forgotten? How many ghosts wailing beneath cotton fields and rail ties do you think had wisdoms passed down by countless generations or held intellectual properties cultivated by thousands of years? A concept in its purest form may be as immutable as mass and energy, but like all Forms they are meaningless if there is no one to access them. Not even ideas are infinite; they disappear when no one is there to think them into existence. Gods die like everybody else. Whole perspectives destroyed. Thoughts, feelings, concepts, entire ways of viewing the world, all wiped out through magical feats of destruction. All this, by writing a few words in a book. Like magic.
Do you understand that? Is isn’t us who constructed this system, but we are still the ones dying because of it, erased because of it, dehumanised. And that’s worth owning. You should be as angry as we are, that anyone should have to endure centuries of and current suffering for arbitrary reasons that were installed by terrible legacies left by people who committed horrific acts of evil…whether those people were your forebears or not. Unless you don’t recognise those actions and the actions of the present as evil at all, and you genuinely don’t care about the welfare of your fellow human beings, you should be as angry as we are.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if you really don’t care or not. This five-hundred year system that’s been in place is unsustainable. And honestly? It will probably ultimately destroy itself and take all of us—and you—with it.
the thing is literally NO ONE cares if u dont think leggings count as pants. no one. no one cares. everyones gonna keep wearing them as pants. theyre pants. no one cares what u think
I wish I could go back in time and slap myself every time I judged someone for wearing leggings as pants. I didn’t know better. I didn’t know that my silent judgment was unfounded because leggings as pants are so comfortable and awesome and cool and nobody’s business. Accept my mind apology manny years later. I’m a convert. I love leggings as pants and I don’t care if you or I show our asses or not. It’s your choice, babe. You go, person.
Bev Jo (via marjchaos)
And then you’ll see that it’s really men who are the irrational and hyper-emotional ones (p.s., anger is an emotion and males with an entitlement complex excel at expressing it, especially towards women and girls who don’t or refuse to succumb to his bullshit).
"When we first started this movie I thought, ‘Oh no, Sam Jackson’s in it. Sam Jackson has a goatee. Sam Jackson is gonna look like my dad,’" Mackie revealed with a chuckle. "So, every time we did a scene with Sam, after the scene I’d go ‘dad’?" That’s what I’m playing, and you’ll see this in the movie. Every scene I have with Nick Fury, I’m playing it like he’s my dad. I’ve watched it on the monitors, and it worked."
Falcon’s fictional relationship with Johansson went even further, as you can imagine.
"I put in this interesting subplot that Black Widow and I are in love with each other," Mackie chuckled. "When you see the movie I hope you catch it. There are different scenes where I give it to her, a little chocolate love. I think I’ve seen her return it. I’m not sure. We’ve got two weeks left now, they can’t cut it out. That’s what I’ve been working on for the last three months.""
Anthony Mackie on Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s hidden subplots (x)
I tried watching episode 2 last night, but after 10 minutes I was annoyed with everything. I wanted a silly, sexy show about humans and human-like aliens and the two dumb teens that get together. Instead, because of the death of the alien leader Nox at the end of episode 1, we get all this angry tension between Roman and Emery (omg what kind of names are those? Why would aliens name their children Roman? Is that like some odd translation of their alien language into English?) and the show is taking on this military/revolutionary/political tone. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just not what I was looking for in this show specifically. And omg it annoys me so much how every dialogue sounds like a metaphor for a classist/segregated world, but I don’t think I’ve seen one non-white alien. I feel like I’ll try watching more than the 10 minutes, if only because of the characters Julia and Lucas (yay PoC characters! I’m hoping they’ll be fleshed out more, especially now that Julia is cured and the fact Roman pretty much sacrificed his dad’s life for her). So, yeah, should I stick it out?
Lupita Nyong’o wins an Oscar for portraying a real life slave, and the first thing she did was thank Patsy for her inspiration.
Jared Leto wins an Oscar for portraying a trans woman, and doesn’t mention trans women at all.
I think the point makes itself.
He actually did thank the trans community but Tumblr is so desperate to hate him they are spreading false rumours about him being a rapist.
I think that speaks for itself.
They aren’t false rumours. But go ahead. Defend a rapist.
I can’t with people who mention this little fucking quote to support the idea that Jared Leto has thanked trans women in his speech. Does it mention the words “trans women”? NO, it fucking doesn’t. An implied thank you is not a proper thank you.
Seriously, he found the time to mention Ukraine and Venezuela and people suffering of AIDS, but he couldn’t spare another two seconds for trans women? And this is only made worse by the fact that he hasn’t directly thanked trans women in any of his award speeches yet.