I hope this sinks in your hearts.
I’m so fucking tired of this shit
I just want it to stop.
this needs to end
I lost 10 followers for calling out an arrogant celebrity’s hypocrisy and for making everything about her. Some folks just don’t see that ugly is on the inside and when a celebrity speaks, they usually show it.
Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
KILL THE POLICE!
- Ursula K. Le Guin (via superawesomegal)
Western European man has, I think, always been driven by greed. We never hear tales of our soulful connection to the earth. History speaks nothing of Western European spirituality or a white man’s quest for inner-peace. Instead, we’ve always heard about our obsession for riches and gold, driving us to the point of slavery and genocide.
Now we’ve managed to teach (read contaminate) nearly every other culture with our Christian, democracy seasoned, capitalistic dystopia. Give me the day-to-day struggle of survival in a world without our backward modern structure, without the saturation of rules and laws, without false dreams of unattainable wealth. Let me impose upon myself, my own rules. Let the earth and the sea and the sky teach me how to live and to behave.
The ancient peoples understood. The aboriginal peoples of all the continents understood, the ancient Chinese, the Americas, Africa, even the Norse understood. Our modern religions, our “big three” separates us from ourselves, our humanity and our status as citizens of this planet. We’ve destroyed humanity, halted our growth, and made ourselves unwelcome parasites on our own home.
Our gods may be benevolent, our Christ, our Mohammad, our GOD of the Old Testament, but they’ve also distanced us from our true selves, our true nature. Now we fear only his mystical wrath or worse, his magical anti-self, the Devil. We’re allowed, now, to behave as we interpret that HE would want us to behave, removing all accountability from ourselves.
On the other hand, when your god asks nothing of you but respect and shows you continuous beauty, giving bountiful gifts for your attentiveness and accountability, as your connection with her becomes more absolutely symbiotic, there is created a deeply soulful understanding of all things cosmological. And this, this alters your priorities profoundly."
- Frustaz (2011)