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When people say “culture is meant to be shared” I’m literally like ???? Because that has literally never been the purpose of any culture. Culture is about identity, community and family. It’s about tradition. It is not and has never been about “sharing”.
Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.
this is great and all but lets observe the fact that the moment a WHITE journalist is threatened, action is taken…while Michael Brown’s murderer still walks freely and the police officers threatening the lives of black people/hitting them with tear gas and rubber bullets are still on the clockweird
GM: “You can’t interrogate someone you don’t share a language with.”
Enforcer: “Everyone speaks ‘I-want-to-keep-my-toes.’”
Are you fucking kidding me? How fucking offensive is this shit?
in this weeks episode: “in the past we stormed your country, now we decided to steal your culture and traditions instead.”
and actual sikh man got ran the fuck over and dragged for 30 feet bc he was in a turban (and this is only one instance in the mile long list of hate crimes) but somehow this is okay?
All it takes is one event to set a precedent. If Darren Wilson is arrested for, charged with, and convicted of the murder of Michael Brown, then that means ALL cops can be held accountable for their actions. It means the people can ALWAYS rise up and fight back against police brutality.
That’s what the cops and National Guard in Ferguson is fighting against. They don’t want this standard to be set.
Lately I’ve been feeling extremely jealous of some of my friends who create art.
It feels like it’s easier to get noticed when you make art as opposed to writing. With art it’s easier to immediately look upon it and admire it. Even if you don’t know the story behind it or who it depicts, you can look upon the strokes of the brush and the tones and colours and say ‘it’s beautiful’. Doesn’t matter if it’s fanart or original, it all builds towards your skills.
Writing is such a different creature. You have to drag a reader in and get them invested before you can really affect them. And by writing fanfiction, it feels like I’m cheating, because people are already invested in the characters being written. It’s not helping me build on introducing characters and roping readers in.
Urgh…and I really, really am not saying that art is easy. Far from it. I draw as a hobby and it’s hard as fuck. My artist friends deserve every last follower, reblog and like they get because what they make is lovely.
I think I’m getting frustrated with my current position in life so it’s manifesting in these negative feelings towards what I write and what I do. And I know it’s stupid to want attention or to seek validation through others by writing dumb shit but yeah…
:c Does anyone know how to deal with these feelings/make them piss off?
An officer threatens to kill a journalist and those around him since he’s not credential press. He then threatens everyone around the guy with live rounds. If you don’t know what those are, they’re real bullets.
Another journalist tried to ask his name but all he said was “Go fuck yourself”.
The tag trending for this guy on twitter, funny enough, is #officergofuckyourself.
Please spread, Ferguson is not safe. Don’t forget about it.