Everyone’s like “Aamna, why are you so fucking negative about the Olympics?”
18,000 white people are being given guns.
In East London.
Someone is going to get shot.
Don’t even get me fucking started on the missiles.
No no no don’t get me started. Don’t get me started on the danger of falling metal and debris as the missiles were launched, the impact of an explosion up to a 3-mile radius around the launch site over the most densely populated area of London, the reported 20% failure rate of the missiles, and their incompatibility with bad weather.
I can simultaneously be angry with white supremacy and love white people. I can be in love with a white woman and hate her ignorance at her own white privilege. I can get so frustrated with racism that I barely want to be around any white people, and I can share that with my white friends over a few drinks.
You might think that’s confusing. You might even call it hypocrisy. I call it being a person of color.” — thisiswhiteprivilege (via peanuuutmilk)
things that aren’t funny
- rape jokes
things that have never been funny
- rape jokes
things that will never be funny
- rape jokes
In French, you don’t really say “I miss you.” You say “tu me manques,” which is closer to “you are missing from me.”
I love that. “You are missing from me.” You are a part of me, you are essential to my being. You are like a limb, or an organ, or blood. I cannot function without you.
I know racism exists in the world but…
Anti-Racism is Anti-White
If you are unintentionally racist, you are not racist
If you stand near (Insert race here) people in any way (Read: Friends with/Dated/In the Family/ect) you can not be racist
There is no problem with the Dictionary’s definition of racism
Unfortunately, liberal voices in the United States are largely ignoring, if not condoning, civilian deaths and extrajudicial killings in Yemen — including the assassination of three American citizens in September 2011, including a 16-year-old. During George W. Bush’s presidency, the rage would have been tremendous. But today there is little outcry, even though what is happening is in many ways an escalation of Mr. Bush’s policies.
It’s amazing how the US government and general public fails to realize one basic truth: Violence begets violence.
The bolded part about Bush is so much absolute bullshit I don’t even know where to start.
Since I was, you know, paying attention during the imperial Bush presidency, let me point this out: when (not if) Bush ordered his own drone strikes, they were CELEBRATED by USians. Nobody gave a shit. We’re talking about a nation who cheered when Bush went to war in the wrong country, TWICE. Watch “Shut Up and Sing” sometime, Tumblrites, and you will get a really clear idea of what happened to anybody who openly criticized Bush during his presidency.
Do y’all actually believe Obama personally invented the drone strike? Or that he personally started using drone strikes in Yemen? Nope. That was Bush. Do y’all believe no drone strikes occurred under Bush’s watch? Bullshit—the use of drones goes back to the Clinton Presidency, for god’s sake.
What Obama has done is escalated the use of drones—using tools put in place by previous Presidents and with the weight of precedent supporting them. I do not agree with how those tools are used. I wish they were not. But I’m not pretending that Obama built those tools with his own hands. And I’m not pretending that Obama is protected from criticism while Bush was not.
And this is an awkward place for me to be, because I actually agree with the premise of this op-ed overall. I just don’t feel the need to lie about how Obama is worse than Bush in order to express disapproval with the Obama administration’s policies on drone strikes.
“the illegals are stealing all the jobs and ruining our economy” whispered the middle class white child as he goes into his fridge and looks at all the sustainable produce kept at a reasonable price only through the exploitation of migrant farm workers.
The same middle class white child who isn’t willing to take up a job in which he labels demeaning and well below his standards.