“It seems to me that a good formula to test the quality of a novel is, in the long run, a merging of the precision of poetry and the intuition of science. In order to bask in that magic a wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle even though we must keep a little aloof, a little detached when reading. Then with a pleasure which is both sensual and intellectual we shall watch the artist build his castle of cards and watch the castle of cards become a castle of beautiful steel and glass.”—Vladimir Nabokov, Good Readers and Good Writers. (via djeanblake)
The people in Egypt are under governmental siege. Mubarak regime is banning Facebook, Twitter, and all other popular internet sites Now, the internet are completely blocked in Egypt. Tomorrow the government will block the 3 mobile phone network will be completely blocked.
And there is news that even the phone landlines will be cut tomorrow, to prevent any news agency from following what will happen.
Suez city is already under siege now. The government cut the water supply and electricity, people, including, children and elderly are suffering there now. The patients in hospitals cannot get urgent medical care. The injured protesters are lying in the streets and the riot police are preventing people from helping them. The families of the killed protesters cannot get the bodies of their sons to bury them. This picture is the same in north Saini (El-Sheikh zoyad city) and in western Egypt (Al-salom). The riot police is cracking down on protesters in Ismailia, Alexandria, Fayoum, Shbin Elkoum, and Cairo, the capital, in many neighborhoods across the city.
The government is preparing to crackdown on the protesters in all Egyptian cities. They are using tear gas bombs, rubber and plastic pullets, chemicals like dilutes mustard gas against protesters. Several protesters today have been killed when the armored vehicles of the riot police hit them. Officials in plain clothes carrying blades and knives used to intimidate protesters. Thugs deployed by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior are roaming the streets of Cairo, setting fire on car-wheels as means of black propaganda to demonize protesters and justify police beatings and state torture
All this has been taken place over the past three days during the peaceful demonstrations in Cairo and other cities. Now, with the suspicious silence of the local media and the lack of coverage from the international media, Mubarak and his gang are blocking all the channels that can tell the world about what is happening.
People who call for their freedom need your support and help. Will you give them a hand?
The activists are flooding the net (youtube and other sites) with thousands of pictures and videos showing the riot police firing on armless people. The police started to use ammunition against protesters. 15-year old girl has been injured and another 25 year old man has been shot in the mouth. While nothing of these has appeared in the media, there is more to happen tomorrow. Will you keep silent? Will you keep your mouth shut while seeing all these cruelty and inhumane actions?
We don’t ask for much, just broadcast what is happening
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white conservatives constantly think brown people are trying to cheat the system when poc give birth to “anchor” babies or when they marry someone with us citizenship.
it’s messed up when no one thinks the same thing when a white person marries someone from their citizenship so they won’t be deported.you make a romantic shitty comedy about it!
see: the proposal, greencard
This is a trope that is constantly used to make hilarious movies and tv shows about white people because it’s funny but also sympathetic and understandable when white people do things we demonize poc for doing. Let’s just take a very brief history of this phenomenon most recently.
Dealing drugs: Weeds (she deals drugs because she has no other choice and hilariousness ensues)
Terrorism: Red (how funny, they both have Mary-Louise Parker. The main plot is a bunch of white people trying to take out the US vice president, I’m already laughing)
Teenage mothers: Bristol Palin’s celebrity (did you see her on Dancing with the Stars?!?)
and so many more I can’t even think of
Can you imagine the hilarious, award-winning, and inspirational movie they would make out of a poor white woman falsifying her address to her dad’s place in order to give her kids a better chance at life? She’d be played by Julia Roberts or Charlize Theron in high-waisted jeans and a mullet and it would win the oscar.
prostitution- white women sex worker with a heart of gold. she just needs a man to save her.
This is also how I’ve felt about Eminem’s entire career. He came out when I was in grade school, and me being like, Hold the fisher price phone! Cause all the shit he got away with saying, that was acceptable for the pocket of white boys in my class to sing along with in school while the rest of us were being told how hip-hop was making us into degenerates and criminals. (But also, I mean, damn right hip-hop is making me a criminal! And some day I will get a sampler and return the favor to a new generation of mean little black kids.)
Also remember my jaw-droppage when Juno came out, that it was supposed to be cute and quirky. I remember just reading everything I could trying to figure out what was the quirky part, but all I could find was that she’s white and middle class, so her getting pregnant was totally unexpected LOL! If I got pregnant when I was in high school, no one would have said, “Wow, that’s soooo quirky, here’s a cute acoustic soundtrack to accompany you on this fun adventure!” It would have been expected. It would have been further proof that black girls are welfare-sucking, baby-popping, irresponsible, untrustworthy sluts. It also would have been a product of an abusive relationship, which would have been further proof that we also can only form dysfunctional families. It would never have been a quirky, lighthearted indie sensation.
Sí, se puede (Spanish for “Yes, it is possible” or, roughly, “Yes, it can be done”) is the motto of the United Farm Workers. In 1972, during Cesar Chavez’s 24 day fast in Phoenix, Arizona, he and UFW’s co-founder, Dolores Huerta came up with the slogan.
The phrase has been widely adopted by other labor unions and civil rights organizations and drew widespread political and media attention as a rallying cry during the 2006 U.S. immigration reform protests.
This is what cultural appropriation looks like, if you’re ever in need of an example.
Same thing happened around here a while ago; the Yale Daily News ran an article that started off the same way in describing a union rally using a chant that started in union organizing but trying to say they’d translated it into Spanish.
“Of one thing I feel pretty sure-and that is that I shall not allow myself to act the bigot and persecute women who don’t believe about God, or Christ, or the heaven or earth as I do—The trouble with so many is that they can’t see that so called Liberals are likely to become bigoted and narrow as are the bigots of the various religions of the past and present.”—Susan B Anthony (via fywomenshistory)