sandsofsaadi:

thepeoplesrecord:

Here is a short list of a few of the hundreds of examples of the media intentionally manipulating the public to support Israel’s recent offensive against Palestinians
July 24, 2014

Please reblog or message with additions as you see/think of them and I will edit with the additions. I am sure we can create quite a large list of examples.

This is important. Hold media accountable. Publicly call out news outlets that are fucking up. Spread the truth beyond your circle of tumblr fans. Raise awareness and mobilize.

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zuriya:

noiselesspatientspider:

peaceful-moon:

laughing-trees:

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.

  • vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
  • picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
  • made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
  • "noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.

this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.

Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.

(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)

Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.

Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.

This is some disgusting orientalistic bullshit, my god.

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nextlifeout:

2damnfeisty:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

Cleopatra was black, she was as black as Cicely Tyson. -Paul Mooney

Don’t hate yourself, and don’t be embarrassed. This is one of the biggest things that they have done to try and uphold the myth of Black inferiority/White supremacy. Erasing Blackness is what they’ve been doing since Day 1. They’ve done it then, they do it now, and they’ll keep doing it until the world ends. 

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vul-va:

little-tree-trunk:

vul-va:

socialworkgradstudents:

I really enjoy that Obama obviously has some advisors who have a good understanding of what kind of media outlets he needs to hit and how to reach certain demographics, but what I enjoy most is the idea that somebody at some point must’ve basically counseled Obama that “the way to reach the youth is through sick burns

Ah yes. How amazing. A media script writer for a witty imperialist whose orders have resulted in thousands of people killed in the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia/South Asia while domestically he continues approving of increased militarism in police ranks and poverty in majority black and brown communities, not to forget cracking down harder than ever on immigrants among other lovely policies. He delivers drone strikes against children and sickburns on entertainment TV for motherfucking idiots like you who think it’s cool as hell and so original. It must be wonderful being so astoundingly dense.

you must know it’s more complicated that than. Somewhere in your brain, you have to know that President Obama is neither wholly responsible, nor wholly able to choose which laws he can pass. Honestly, if he can’t even get Healthcare.gov to work with the negative pressure of the Congress, how do u expect that he has ANY control over ally situations establish LONG before his presidency. I honestly feel sorry for him. I feel sorry because none of us know how he REALLY feels when he goes home at night and lays in bed. We ONLY know what his speech-writers tell him to say, and what the entirety of the United States government projects feed its people—with him as the mouthpiece.

Shut the fuck up. That’s the most typically liberal apologist position to take for a warmonger who knows exactly what he’s doing. Try telling the same thing to someone sitting in Pakistan. I lived there and as soon as the Kill List came out, Pakistanis in the tribal areas had to flee because they feared US drone strikes. Here’s one (of at least twenty different policies - yes, twenty) where Obama had the individual power to sign yes or no on a strategy in foreign policy directed at the ME/SA. This individual decision had nothing to do with the Congress. He had the power to sign no. He didn’t. The Kill List, once devised, had Obama’s full approval of what constituted a terrorist and the names on it. Including children. Boys below 15. Not only that but the Kill List also enunciated what kind of gatherings would be “potentially terrorist hangouts” and it included funerals, majlis, etc. Plus the Kill List would decide which “terrorist” could be proven innocent posthumously and which one couldn’t. This was done under Obama’s full approval. I said one of the twenty policies directed at the “greater Middle East” because the remaining nineteen also had a green signal from his side. I am fairly sure this Democrat position of looking at Obama with a sympathetic eye would’ve been nowhere if this was Bush. The funny part is that both bastards are identical when it comes to foreign policy with a few differences domestically. People who take the position of insisting that Obama is somehow deep down inside an innocent man who feels helpless about his job are no better than the people who vocally and blindly support him in his fucking bloodshed. 

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note-a-bear:

antoine-roquentin:

notyerbro:

marxism-leninism-maoism:

jfc you have got to be kidding

Everything wrong with queer liberalism in one picture.

the only thing you need to do to end hate crimes is report them to the police!

the level of fuckery is DEEP

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#1560

thisiswhiteprivilege:

thewritingfortress:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is people caring more about dead bees than dead brown children.

Well the dead bees can actually affect the entire world and more people personally because the bees are responsible for carrying plant seeds, which helps to grow and reproduce. Without bees the agricultural food supply would drop greatly in a lot of areas, including places with little food, which will drive up food prices and make it harder for poor people, all over the world, to buy food. Leading to people dying. Not to mention plants do other great things, like giving us fucking air. 

So excuse me for caring about bees. 

(Also, I’m sure most people don’t care about dying white kids either. plenty of white people suffer from hunger and die every day, at least starving Africans get some type of wide-spread support)

Listen here, infant. I know how bees work. Everyone knows how bees work. I know how plants work. We learned all this shit in first grade. I want you to look at how dumb what you just said was. No, really, read it again.

"Here’s why I care more about the bees than dead brown children: because with bees, people might die."

YOU LITERALLY DIFFERENTIATED PEOPLE AND BROWN CHILDREN INTO TWO SEPARATE THINGS. UM, BROWN CHILDREN ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE TOO, YOU KNOW, AND IF YOU’RE ACTUALLY CONCERNED WITH PEOPLE DYING, MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT BROWN CHILDREN DYING TOO OR— you know what? It’s too early to interact with white people.

And I’m not even touching that last part you put in parentheses because woooooooooow. 

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"you have a Black president, isn’t that enough??"

One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant.

marxvx:

assdownloader:

"don’t support nestle!" shouts the liberal on the computer made from parts manufactured at foxconn

consumer activism is a lie, see you in hell or in communism

lmao try boycotting a brand in monopoly capitalism

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