now i finally know why i’m constantly unhappy…
This opened my eyes, for damn sure.
Be sure to listen to the author’s audio too! It’s at the bottom. They are no longer than 3 minutes!
Oh yeah, homemade pretzel bites. #food #yum #baking #homemade
All of my works in progress. I can’t stop! #crochet #knitting #crafting #wip
Jeremy Lipking, “Braids,” Oil on Linen, 24” x 18”
People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.
We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.
AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!”
— The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv. (via sara-the-narco)
— Cherrie Moraga, from “La Guera,” This Bridge Called My Back (1981)
Spreading/sharing information is activism
On the real though, tell me the difference between spreading information on the internet, VS pamphlets in person, besides the part where you’re saving trees, reaching people all over the world in mere minutes, etc.
People love watching and reading about dystopias and rebellions, but when it happens in real life suddenly those people are demonizing the resistance and championing the oppressors as the protectors of society.
Oliver the Dog and Arashi the Cat: the cutest best friends ever!