Posts tagged: american empire
the statistic is NOT “1 in 3 native women will be raped in their lifetime”
the real statistic is “1 in 3 native women will be raped AT LEAST ONCE in their lifetime”
this is a very important distinction to make please make it known im serious. also its worth noting that 70% of our rapes are carried out by colombus’ crew aka white men. murders also happen more at the hands of white men. this is all important information and im pissed it was ignored in that photoset
imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious
i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that
this is a michael bay movie
What happened in Puerto Rico
I wanna know what happened in Puerto Rico
It’s too late for me to remember where I put the receipts for this, but IIRC more experiments + forced hysterectomies on women.
keep in mind Tuskegee happened at a HBCU and lasted 40 years (originally only planned to last 3 months) and the US knew of a ‘cure” penicillin.
My testimonio re: not celebrating the pill here. (tw: white folks don’t like my pov just see comments and this article was posted on other sites where white folks didn’t dig it either).
forced sterilization of PR women (we still have the highest rates of sterilization, read more about the 3 generations of sterilization (non-consensual and consensual) in her book, Matters of Choice, Iris Rodriguez who does qualitative work interviewing women in families, she also coined the phrase “agency within constraints” in her texts about this topic. this has happened with various women of color and women with disabilities throughout US history and currently.
reblogging for info
This war – in all its ever-changing permutations – thus enables an endless supply of power and profit to flow to those political and economic factions that control the government regardless of election outcomes. And that’s all independent of the vicarious sense of joy, purpose and fulfillment which the sociopathic Washington class derives from waging risk-free wars, as Adam Smith so perfectly described in Wealth of Nations 235 years ago:
In great empires the people who live in the capital, and in the provinces remote from the scene of action, feel, many of them, scarce any inconveniency from the war; but enjoy, at their ease, the amusement of reading in the newspapers the exploits of their own fleets and armies. To them this amusement compensates the small difference between the taxes which they pay on account of the war, and those which they had been accustomed to pay in time of peace. They are commonly dissatisfied with the return of peace, which puts an end to their amusement, and to a thousand visionary hopes of conquest and national glory from a longer continuance of the war.
The last thing the Washington political class and the economic elites who control it want is for this war to end. Anyone who doubts that should just look at the express statements from these leading Democrats, who wasted no time at all seizing on the latest Bad Guys to justify literally decades more of this profiteering and war-making.
you can’t make fun of how black people talk one minute and then steal their slang the next, then claim they didn’t even make up the slang you stole.
W H I T E N E S S
ALL NON BLACK PEOPLE DO THIS
like maybe not the claiming they invented it, but everything else yeah…
But honestly can we just be real for a second?
It’s not a black people thing, it’s a if you aren’t white people thing.
If Asian people speak english as a second language not using proper grammar all the time it’s something to laugh at.
But yet words get stolen from Asian languages, examples:
If latino people speak english as a second language not using proper grammar all the time it’s something to laugh at and call racial slurs (illegal immigrant etc.). Words stolen from Spanish:
The thing I don’t get with black people is that it’s not even that English is not their first language *in reference to African Americans, black people can be Brazilian, Haitian, etc.* and yet they still speak improper grammar. Why?
Like I get it, if english isn’t your first language and when you speak it assholes make fun of you. But then when many black people speak slang, knowing how they get treated, they do it anyway. Maybe it’s some cultural thing I don’t understand but I always wondered why they spoke the way they did knowing they would get targeted. I mean the rest of the POC try *are forced* to assimilate or get treated like subhumans, but not African Americans.
But that’s not the main point. The main point is if you go anywhere in the United States speaking English in a non-white person accent/style you get made fun of.
did you just make this about you, did you really do the ‘not //only// black people’ thing where black people start talking about their experiences and its suddenly real important to not let them have even a moment to themselves without acknowledging all other groups who experience similar //but not identical// oppressions at the hands of white hegemony
at the same time, do the ‘your complaint isn’t even real anyways, black people aren’t a real culture, your oppressions are self inflicted, you don’t really have it that bad’ gaslighting nonsense where you say your personal experience of oppression trumps centuries of black marginalization
maybe this was intended as some really recursive ironic commentary but you are literally doing the thing op was talking about
"She simply did not see the drop-off," writes her father, Charles Upham
Fuck the police. Especially fuck the Auburn PD
"Misty was afraid of the Auburn PD officers with good reason," he said. "In an incident prior to her disappearance, the Auburn PD came to pick up Misty on an involuntary transport to the ER. She was cuffed and placed in a police car. Some of the officers began to taunt and tease her while she was in the car. Because it was dark they couldn’t see that we, her family, were outside our apartment just across the street witnessing this behavior.
"They were tapping on the window making faces at her. Misty was crying and she told them, ‘You can’t treat me like this. I’m a movie actress and I will use my connections to expose you.’ Then another officer walked up to her asked, ‘Are you a movie star? Then why don’t [you] complain to George Clooney!’"
Racist, ableist, violent pigs
This is truly infuriating….The case of Ayyub Abdul-Alim fits a decades-long pattern of government criminalization of African-American Muslims.
On the night of December 9, 2011, Siham Stewart called her husband, Ayyub Abdul-Alim, as he closed down his corner store, Nature’s Garden, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She asked him to bring home a gallon of milk. A few minutes later, she watched from the window of their second-floor apartment as he was seized in the street and handcuffed by two police officers.
Forty-eight hours after Abdul-Alim’s arrest, FBI agent James Hisgen and Springfield police officer Ronald Sheehan offered him the chance to walk away free of charges if he agreed to become an informant on the Muslim community. He refused the deal and is now held at the Cedar Junction maximum-security prison in Massachusetts, facing up to sixteen years behind bars.
While awaiting trial, Abdul-Alim discovered that his wife received cash payments from the FBI totaling at least $11,949. The receipts were signed by Sheehan and Hisgen. Stewart testified against Abdul-Alim in court and admitted to working as an informant. This past April, Abdul-Alim was found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm that he alleges the officers planted on him as part of their attempt to pressure him to work for the FBI.
(read more at above link)
By A. Moore
This became one of the techniques used to sabotage Black land ownership, a devastating trend in the 19th and 20th centuries that robbed Blacks of millions in generational wealth.
In 2001, results from an 18-month investigation of Black land loss in America were published by The Associated Press. It turned up 107 of these land takings, 57 of which were violent, the other cases involved trickery and legal manipulations. Here are eight of these heartbreaking stories.
I mean maybe, but accountability is a process & not a destination, so.
speaking as a white person there is no cure, you just have to accept the bitter reality of inherited privilege, and realize that your personal best will never be good enough to undo centuries of colonialism and white supremacy
White folks really calling the flag ‘innocent’. Like…are you fucking kidding me.
Y’all can officially get the entire fuck out of my face.
Burn that fucking flag.
Cut it into strips and use it for whatever you need to use it for (toilet paper would be painful but I understand the defecation sentiment).
Like…as a veteran, America does not uphold the ideals it clings to, and if you’ve served and you can’t fucking SEE that shit based on using your fucking eyes and ears, then fuck right off.
And as a Black person, that flag doesn’t represent any type of justice or reciprocity that my folks have fought hard for. Black kids are getting gunned down and murdered by cops right now and all you can say is “burning an innocent flag won’t solve your problems”. Half of you don’t even realize that the flags were being burned upside down as a sign of American citizens in extreme distress. Ferguson is in extreme distress so please shut up.
Do you see how white folks will assign humanity to just about ANYTHING except Black AMERICAN CITIZENS BEING MURDERED IN THE STREETS?
That flag isn’t innocent, because it represents grand larceny and genocide. Like fuck that flag. That flag ain’t doing shit for anybody who really needs what it claims to represent so who the fuck is gonna fly that shit proudly when their son’s murderer walks away free and paid?
Burn that shit.