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Hey so I said I was gonna be posting on here again but it doesn’t feel right

So I think I’m gonna remake soon

It just feels right to me Idk so I’m gonna do that

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some-velvet-morning:

Michael Foucault, A Guide to Live Non-Fascist Life (preface to Anti-Oedipus)

i should reconsider reading Foucault

After reading Foucault this makes much more sense that the first time I came across it and it makes me very happy.

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some-velvet-morning:

Michael Foucault, A Guide to Live Non-Fascist Life (preface to Anti-Oedipus)

i should reconsider reading Foucault

After reading Foucault this makes much more sense that the first time I came across it and it makes me very happy.

Someone might be well-versed in social justice issues, may have read all the literature, might be really good at organizing people. Maybe others look up to them, maybe they’re an “expert”. Maybe they’re a social media wizard.

But maybe they’re also condescending. Maybe they’re aggressively self-centred. Fighting the “good fight” does not give anybody a free pass to be a shitty person. Oh, so you can analytically unpack institutionalized racism - clearly that means you can talk down to people who know less than you. OH you understand the nuances and intricacies of mental health issues - please, go ahead and eschew any opportunities for constructive criticism about yourself because everyone else is wrong, and you are always right.

When a poisonous personality bleeds into activism, it is frustrating. There is a difference between anger and hate. Hate is about destruction. Anger is about change. (see: Audre Lorde, Uses of Anger) When one person’s hate is masquerading as anger, it discredits all of us who are really angry. It makes a mockery of those of us who want real, lasting change.

Come here, armed with your anger, ready to do the hard things.
Do not come here, filled with your hate, pretending to be a team player when really you’re only looking out for #1.

Christian Aldana 

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Those of you weirdos who frequent my blog - take note. No one but your feet kissing comrades on tumblr will ever take you seriously.

More recommendations: bell hooks - Killing Rage

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moniquill:

kateoplis:

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I love that when I unclicked the box, it said ‘Your friends will be less likely to benefit from your recommendations’ as if NOT having my browsing and searching history show up everywhere they look is a negative thing…

moniquill:

kateoplis:

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I love that when I unclicked the box, it said ‘Your friends will be less likely to benefit from your recommendations’ as if NOT having my browsing and searching history show up everywhere they look is a negative thing…

quickhits:

White supremacist learns of his African ancestry.

Raw Story: A white supremacist who’s trying to set up a racist enclave in North Dakota received a shock during the taping of an upcoming daytime talk show.
Craig Cobb submitted to a DNA test as part of an ongoing Race in America series on the syndicated “Trisha Show,” and host Trisha Goddard delivered some surprising test results to the 62-year-old hate crimes fugitive from Canada in an episode that will air Nov. 18.
As her studio audience laughed with delight, Goddard, who is black, told Cobb that test results revealed his genetic ancestry was 86 European and 14 percent sub-Saharan African.

Cobb — predictably — denied accepted science and explained away the result as “statistical noise.” “I’ll tell you this,” he said. “Oil and water don’t mix.” For the record, 14% is way outside the range of statistical noise — Cobb’s oil definitely mixed with someone’s water.
Of course, the idea of racial purity has always been a complete fantasy — especially for people of European ancestry. Centuries of conquest and empire and slavery guarantee plenty of “race mixing.” It is simply inevitable. It’s as ridiculous to assume that your family is decended entirely from people occupying one tiny area on a map as it is to assume that your language is “pure” and without any influence from other languages.
The truth, which nutjobs like Cobb undoubtedly find nightmarish, is that if you’re interested in preventing “race mixing,” you’d better invent a damned time machine and head back to some point in prehistory. It is now far, far too late to do it any other way.

quickhits:

White supremacist learns of his African ancestry.

Raw Story: A white supremacist who’s trying to set up a racist enclave in North Dakota received a shock during the taping of an upcoming daytime talk show.

Craig Cobb submitted to a DNA test as part of an ongoing Race in America series on the syndicated “Trisha Show,” and host Trisha Goddard delivered some surprising test results to the 62-year-old hate crimes fugitive from Canada in an episode that will air Nov. 18.

As her studio audience laughed with delight, Goddard, who is black, told Cobb that test results revealed his genetic ancestry was 86 European and 14 percent sub-Saharan African.

Cobb — predictably — denied accepted science and explained away the result as “statistical noise.” “I’ll tell you this,” he said. “Oil and water don’t mix.” For the record, 14% is way outside the range of statistical noise — Cobb’s oil definitely mixed with someone’s water.

Of course, the idea of racial purity has always been a complete fantasy — especially for people of European ancestry. Centuries of conquest and empire and slavery guarantee plenty of “race mixing.” It is simply inevitable. It’s as ridiculous to assume that your family is decended entirely from people occupying one tiny area on a map as it is to assume that your language is “pure” and without any influence from other languages.

The truth, which nutjobs like Cobb undoubtedly find nightmarish, is that if you’re interested in preventing “race mixing,” you’d better invent a damned time machine and head back to some point in prehistory. It is now far, far too late to do it any other way.

Hey Tumblr I think I’m gonna use you (Tumblr) again.

I’ll make a proper re-introduction post or something sometime soon but I don’t feel like it right now and I wanted to be free to like/reblog things (which is something I won’t hold myself back from anymore so feel free to unfollow me)/fuck around in the meantime.

YO

A theory is exactly like a box of chocolates.

Gilles Deleuze, “Intellectuals and Power”

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Planned to work on rereading The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism today and didn’t get very far and now I feel shitty. Almost like I had a moral obligation.

Any Tumblr Lefties have experience talking with a therapist about politics affecting personal relationships? I’m starting therapy soon and I’m wondering how it is to talk complain about your friends’ liberalism or implicit sexism or something with someone who’s probably a liberal and might well have a limited conception of institutional oppression.

In a ‘post-race’ country like America where nothing and no one is racist, where people are more likely to believe in UFO’s than in institutional bias, which does back flips to obfuscate the operations of white hegemonic power and therefore ensure its continuance, anyone seeking to expose white supremacy or battle it is in for some serious uphill. You will be attacked. You will be censured, usually by your own community. People will say that you are obsessed with race and that even mentioning white people in the context of white supremacy is itself racist. These days the average person doesn’t even have to be taught not to bring up white supremacy. Here in our country, as in Mordor, everybody knows not to say the dark lord’s name.
Junot Diaz, Facing Race 2012 (via artactivistnia)