Posts tagged: white supremacy
Dawkins then went on to create an objective view of reality free of ideology, social context, ethnocentrism, and all that other sociology bollocks using the one truly unbiased and universal method of analysis: liberal Western European positivism.
Dawkinsgate 2013 has been one of the funniest Twitter-facilitated self-ownings on record
BUT HIS WORDS ARE CONTRADICTING HIM OMFG
I can’t believe this.
OH MY GOD HAHAHAHAHAHAH
uhoh and defenders are already derailing like
SOCIOLOGY IS NOT A ~RRRREEEAL SCIENCE!!ONE!11!~
do you know how much shit was considered real science until subsequently debunked?
The earth being flat.
what is all this CONTEXT nonsense??
to be real, this is sad. very, very, sad. a human can get this old and basically be babbling aloud. “what’s so great about truth?” very, very, sad, that a fool like this can have even one fan, even one fellow collaborator in his very small plot to become less and less sentient.
Refugees ‘facing rising dangers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22622467
time to start deleting new stuff out of my inbox
EDITED to include White Jesus because HOW THE FUCK DID THIS NOT HAVE WHITE JESUS IN IT
David Willis is an evil genius and I bow to him.
What is thy bidding, my Master?
make my hand stop cramping, i have to draw silverbolt in an obama poster tonight
Melissa Harris-Perry and Karen Finney (paraphrased), commenting on a recent New York Times editorial wherein black farmers were all but vilified as ‘lazy takers’ who gamed the system —for winning an historic discrimination lawsuit against the USDA: Pigford v. Glickman (via odinsblog)
So true. In fact, the entire capitalist system — all banking, all corporate operations, all military industry — is built on and based upon government assistance; or rather, much more than “assistance”, more like extreme government largesse by granting public funds from taxes and public resources to private interests.
Private banking relies entirely on credit, loans, underwriting, insurance, and political-military protection from the government. All corporate merchandise in the USA is moved and distributed on highways and roads built and maintained using public money. The telecom companies sell you mobile phone service using radio spectrum which belongs to the public and is granted to them by the government. Agribusiness is well-known to be subsidized. Big pharma relies on publicly funded research to isolate its private profit makers. There are no major areas of corporate America which are not entirely reliant on government assistance. And that’s not even getting into corporate tax breaks.
Yet god forbid Black people get any benefit from the government whatsoever, amounting in total to the tiniest trickle in relation to the government largesse extended to corporate America. Suddenly that is seen, within the prevailing racist US political discourse, as a burden upon society and sign of an imaginary racial pathology of laziness and dependency. Good one, white America.
how //dare you// expose young minds to //dissenting viewpoints//. if they doubt everything they’ve been told about literature WHAT WILL THEY DOUBT NEXT.
“Agree to disagree” is white guy speak for “I understand you have an opinion but unfortunately, me.”
pursuant to earlier.
The best thing is that these people are complaining that white people ruin everything and are the devil and only steal everything from PoC while 99% of them sits in a country that wouldn’t be in the modern state it is now if not for white people, while using a machine made by white people running a operating system made by white people blogging on a website made by white people .
I’m sorry but who built America nigga? LMAO YO GETCHA HISTORY TOGETHER BABY!!lol at the bolded. hooray for oppression and capitalism! good job guys.
I’m going to keep this brief and undetailed since I’m out of time and on my mobile phone, but first things first—I am an engineer. I’m going to assume you don’t know much about engineering at all, because I otherwise can’t imagine why you would write what you have. A working machine is not built by one person, its mechanisms not drawn from thin air. Development is a long process—occasionally punctuated by strokes of genius and happy accidents—undertaken by multiethnic (and usually multinational) teams, and the final product is a synthesis of theory and ideas that form something new (and hopefully useful). So it’s very odd to me that you would attribute things like “operating systems” and “computers” to “white ingenuity” as if that is logical by any measure. Do you know the history of microcomputing at all? The teams behind the ISA systems bus or the one gig processing chip? How about MCM or the development of modern RAM? Modern PC display? The development of the colour computer? Does Wang Laboratories sound familiar to you? Perhaps doctors An Wang or G.Y. Chu? Surely Mark Dean and IBM do. I know they do, because I know that you are well-informed about the development of modern computing and the countless engineering teams that put all their time, sweat, effort, and research into it.
I’m also curious to this “modern state” you attribute to white people. Is it this Western civilisation built by five hundred years of violent exploitation set to end, within the century, in global ecological catastrophe? Because even then, you at least surely recognise that it was built on the ruins of civilisations far more complex, and in many ways, more advanced. You at least surely realise that technological catalysts like the Textile and Industrial Revolutions would have been literally impossible without black African labour; that Western infrastructure was built both literally and physically, by black and Asian individuals, sustained by Native American agricultural practices (yes, including Europe, which accrued wealth by establishing colonies), was created financially by both riches stolen from the continents of Asia and Africa, and an economic system that relied entirely on the fabulously lucrative trade of human bodies, subjugation, barbarism, and slaughter.
Or did you mean before that—the European Renaissance that was only made possible by Moorish intervention in Europe?
Or did you mean before that, when Europe was experiencing its “Dark Ages”—a time of unprecedented death and disaster marked by violent superstition, sectarianism, and lack of hygiene—when, meanwhile, empires of the rest of the world—the Sahelian kingdoms; the caliphates of North Africa; the empires of Mali, Ghana, and the Songhai; the sultanates of Sudan, the Ethiopian and Somali city-states; the polities of the Americas; the universities of West Asia and Africa; the Song, the Mongols (and countless many more) were all in top form?
Or did you mean before that, during much-lauded Greco-Roman era…whose academic achievements were far outmatched by their West and South Asian counterparts, and whose greatest thinkers were educated by Africans?
I mean, seriously. Please show me this elusive age of white nobility and white achievement, because I’m keen to know where in history it ever existed. You won’t be able to. Do you know why?
Because that simply isn’t how civilisation works.
If you really think the world was built brick by brick by whiteness, or that the humans were pulled out of the primordial ooze by white men, you just aren’t as clever as you think you are. Like the process of engineering, the development of humankind has been one long synthesis of cultures, and the (not always peaceful) trade of languages, knowledge, and ideas. At no point in history did humans sit on their laurels with hands over their ears and eyes, ignorant of the world around them and entirely isolated from one another. It’s why you can find ancient Chinese coins in East Africa, West African bones in the Americas, Polynesian chickens in South America, Arab accounts of Asia and Africa, Central Asia vestiges in Eastern Europe, black Africans all throughout European history. The world is not stagnant. It never was. Human evolution was only possible because of the sharing and propogation of ideas. Your entire argument is facile.
Do you know why people on this website are angry?
Because it’s about the only place where you can express that anger and be (relatively) safe.
Do you know why we are angry in real life?
Because these last five hundred years have seen unprecedented cultural destruction, murder, ethnic cleansing, and subjugation in the name of greed, all sustained and justified by the construction of race. And nothing has changed.
You can write legislation to “guarantee” rights. Lands can be rewon in litigation. A few languages can be relearnt by handfuls of individuals. But you can never repair a culture. You can never repair a metaphysical holocaust, revive those lost to genocide, retrieve forgotten languages, customs, modes of thought, identities. Not only have they been destroyed, they have been actively and systematically been written out of history. How much of human development has been lost? How many lives do you think this earth has forgotten? How many ghosts wailing beneath cotton fields and rail ties do you think had wisdoms passed down by countless generations or held intellectual properties cultivated by thousands of years? A concept in its purest form may be as immutable as mass and energy, but like all Forms they are meaningless if there is no one to access them. Not even ideas are infinite; they disappear when no one is there to think them into existence. Gods die like everybody else. Whole perspectives destroyed. Thoughts, feelings, concepts, entire ways of viewing the world, all wiped out through magical feats of destruction. All this, by writing a few words in a book. Like magic.
Do you understand that? Is isn’t us who constructed this system, but we are still the ones dying because of it, erased because of it, dehumanised. And that’s worth owning. You should be as angry as we are, that anyone should have to endure centuries of and current suffering for arbitrary reasons that were installed by terrible legacies left by people who committed horrific acts of evil…whether those people were your forebears or not. Unless you don’t recognise those actions and the actions of the present as evil at all, and you genuinely don’t care about the welfare of your fellow human beings, you should be as angry as we are.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if you really don’t care or not. This five-hundred year system that’s been in place is unsustainable. And honestly? It will probably ultimately destroy itself and take all of us—and you—with it.
S. Ross Browne
Ummm…I am so VERY into this right now!
But Black people in period or fantasy settings totally makes the stories unreal.
Also holy shit I love these.
How come I don’t run across this stuff regularly?
Because of racism and the retroactive erasure of POC in Medieval Europe. Pretty much the same reason you almost never see these works of art either unless you’re already looking for them:
almost all of those pictures are recognisably early modern tho
i mean yeah there’s an amphora and a couple of classical-looking statues in the collage one but apart from that they look late-c15th at most like
it’s a gr8 bunch of artworks but it doesn’t look medieval sry
you know, I’m fucking sick and tired of people thinking I don’t know what I’m talking about. Did you notice that the DATE 1744 is right ON one of the paintings I posted? Or maybe that a few of the “paintings” are actually urns and sculptures that date well before the Medieval era? I swear to fucking god you people
Koninklijke Bibliotheek Den Haag Hours of the Virgin: Sext
Heironymus Bosch circa 1490s
Armorial de Gelre 1370 –1414
Gaudenzio Ferrari circa 1480s
Mostaert, circa 1480s or 90s
portrait of Alessandro de Medici, 1530s
Armorial of Gelre 1370-1395
Anonymous Adoration of the Magi c. 1450
Jean, Duc de Berry, about 1410
The first introduction to black people in the ‘Low Countries’ almost certainly occured between AD 200 and 500 when black Africans came to the region in the service of Roman armies.
Research at the University of Newcastle has revealed that black Romans were found in all ranks of the army and that most Roman armies were multi-ethnic. Some Roman emperors, such as Septimius Severus (145-211), were North African in origin. Severus probably marched through the Low Countries with his army in 209 and died in England in 211.
While he may not have been a black African himself, the Historia Augusta does mention a black Ethiopian who served in his army in England. Objects on which black Romans are depicted have also been found in England, although not in the Netherlands as far as is known.
In later Netherlandish art there are certainly many representations of black Romans and black Roman emperors.
The following phase in European history, the Middle Ages, is considerably more important in establishing the roles and image of black people at courts. From the eight century onwards there was a real danger that the Moors, or Muslims, who included many blacks amongst their numbers, would conquer and colonise Europe. They proved formidable opponents.
In subsequent centuries the Moors held sway over the Iberian peninsula, Sicily and Corsica. Both negative and positive representations of black people appear in northern European art and literature from this period of Moorish threat and conquest. Initially these images were chiefly negative, as in the Spiegel Historiaelby Jacob van Maerlant from circa 1330. ( picture Charlemagne )
Positive representations of black people were inspired by the crusaders’ discovery of Christian Ethiopians living in Jerusalem.
When it further emerged that both Ethiopia and Nubia were ruled by Christian kings who were also fighting the Muslims, European crusaders and potentates became increasingly interested in these two lands, believing that they had finally found strong black Christian allies to help them against the Moors.
This idea persisted in art. In Les Très Riches Heures du Jean Duc de Berry(c. 1416) for example, an illumination by the Limburg brothers features three realistic black monks at the foot of the holy cross.
that is literally the exact point I was making, that maybe one or two of those artworks was actually medieval
i mean you were talking about “the retroactive erasure of POC in Medieval Europe”- that hardly made it clear that you knew those artworks weren’t medieval
your wording was very unclear, and considering the amount of people on this site that can’t distinguish between between medieval and early modern i was hardly going to give you the benefit of the doubt like
And yet now that you know Girljanitor knows exactly what the fuck they’re talking about you’re still determined to make this post about you and not the actual topic at hand. You should ask yourself why you feel the need to be pedantic and wrong instead of shutting the fuck up. Or apologizing. Or anything useful at all.
I didn’t even get into how eras in art history aren’t like rolling clay and cutting it off in chunks according to linear time period-they also exist in SPACE in regards to geographical origin, as well as styles and influence, and calling a painting this particular “style” isn’t the same as saying “it is from this year until this year”.
But I’m sure you can imagine why I don’t even fucking bother-the important thing is trying to undermine my supposed ~credibility~ because a thing is true that they obviously don’t like.
underthestarssofaraway talking about n.k. jemisin’s the broken kingdoms
“Somebody told a lie one day.
They couched it in language.
They made everything black ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms for the word black.
it’s always something degrading, low and sinister.
Look at the word white. It’s always something pure, high, clean.
Well, I want to get the language right tonight.”
AHAHAHA NOT QUITE, OP, NOT QUITE
FUCKING NAILED IT
also bc of this:
bc the white dude telling a white dude ‘you’re worthless’ meant ‘you, personally, are worthless’ whereas the white dude telling a black dude ‘you’re worthless’ meant ‘you, and all other black people, are worthless’
I’ll await word from public safety exemption experts on why we’re trotting it out in this case but didn’t, for example, in the McVeigh case.
You know, the detached academic in me is sort of having fits of laughter/sympathetic embarrassment/epic schadenfreude over how massively the WHITENESS machine is showing its gears.
This is 900000% “Ignore the man behind the curtain.”
Everyone’s sinking their claws in to figure out a way to either delegitimize or enshrine the whiteness of the Tzarnaevs in this massively transparent Big Top show.
Like, the whole indignation and righteous fury that’s cropping up is…
I don’t even have the words. There’s an opera in this.
It’s truly horrifying.
i read the tweet and i was all GOOD POINT, then i was all OH WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT SHE MEANT.
apparently fox news specified for their confused viewers at home that “chechens are not caucasian”, which is perhaps the most succinct summary of why it’s a stupid term I have ever seen in my life
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
Lol @ godless savages
lol buddha said nothing about tattoos and did not really care about peoples cultures cause he was above that shit via enlightenment he actually wanted people to follow his teachings thus this is not #whitegirlsinheadresses, I get the feeling this dude probs pissed some people off but it was something he could not be deported for so they just came up with some bullshit about his tatt. what eves who cares
also country of colour = coc = cock=lol
Man, fuck you pricks. Seems like a nice enough guy, why do you have to make a bunch of fucking noise because he’s white?
more people working //extremely hard// at not caring about sri lankans.
i do love all the kids all ‘don’t you talk to me about buddhism like you’re some kind of expert, boy, I’LL TALK TO //YOU// ABOUT BUDDHISM LIKE //I’M// SOME KIND OF EXPERT’. apparently buddha was way into disciples and spreading The Word but didn’t give a shit about being nice to people or giving up worldly attachments? OH WAIT YOU’RE THINKING OF WHITE JESUS OH SHIIIIII-