I swore to myself that I would never reblog anything to do with cats.
I have broken the oath to myself.
I feel like the samurai sword master in Kill Bill.
But this must be done.
gsfahaua mommy chased away the bad kitty dreams with her paw and hugged her baby omfg i’m scREAMING OMFG„
I’m the momma kitty and my kitty is the baby every morning
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
The natural world offers countless ways to make us suffer. Hostility, violence and cruelty exist even on a cellular level. From malaria to Ebola, from the botfly to the Tsetse fly, from the Gaboon viper to the lions and hyenas, the totality of this oozing, creeping, writhing, galloping,…
33 year old man dates 16 year old girl? People defend him.
Teenage actress gets taken advantage of by her older co-star and takes him to court? People condemn her for it years later.
But just a few months ago…twentysomething baby sitter gets off for having sex with her 12 and 14 year old charges? People see no problem with that.
This is so good, haha :D I think that Finnish and Norwegian people have always came along very well, because we are both competing against Sweden and making fun of them. They are like prettier and wealthier version of us, but still we are not bitter.
that’s true! I also think the Finns and Norwegians get along because there isn’t much historical baggage involved.