OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
oh my god
something about this story doesn’t smell right at all
The first thing about this story that doesn’t smell right about this story is that the photo is from 2011 and are of people mourning the death of Kim Jong Il. (you can find the photo with the original caption here)
The second part about this story that stinks is that it comes from the Joong-Ang daily which is a conservative shit bag newspaper which is vehemently anti-North. This is similar to if Fox News reported this story. An unidentified, unverified source and a bunch of rumors heard from a defector group.
Very credible journalism.
Finally, the OPs writing is just fucking horrible.
"THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW”
Get the fuck out of here.
Is it true? I don’t know. Is it false? I don’t know. Are western imperialists using it as a method of dehumanizing North Korea and justifying a white savior complex which may become the basis of another “humanitarian intervention” by the west?
You bet your fucking ass they are.
reblogging the better and sourced version of what i just said
Women of the KKK, 1923.
No one can honestly tell me that this isn’t something that looks like it is straight out of the demonic mind of a scary movie producer. Sadly, it’s not. This is a real photograph taken of the female KKK members in 1923 ( just incase you thought white women were innocent ). As I stare at this picture my heart mourns for every strong POC, no not just those of African diaspora because we all know the KKK despises all us POC, they lived during the arguably the worst time for POC in America. They had no laws that could protect them or even had the chance to defend themselves in court like what we are rightfully and deservingly given today. Take a moment to pray (whatever your religion) for the souls of those affected by pre desegregation. Take a moment to thank those who lost their sons, daughters, Etc in the fight to be able to walk outside in broad daylight and not get lynched. Will racism ever end? I don’t know, but what I do know is that no one should have to put up with it as an every day nightmare. No matter what your ethnicity is we MUST stick together, for together we are strong. I dream of a day these people may never hurt our children.
- Susie the Moderator
this shit looks like american horror story
it was the black american horror story
My alma mater, Smith College, had a chapter of the KKK until the 1930s, thought we generally pretend it wasn’t the case. The myth of white female innocence with regards to systemic racial oppression is so pervasive it’s ridiculous.
white women are not and have never been passive victims of the white supremacist patriarchy, they are active enforcers of racial oppression as means of holding shared privilege with their white male counterparts
What I been saying tho.
Thank you! White women might be worse for WoC than white men. They have always been very clear about where they stand.
women play a huge role in maintaining white supremacy esp in orgs like kkk. they are to birth the next generation of white supremacists. that is a position of status and power. so much about reproductive choice, health “justice” that white sexologist refuse to engage. are we surprised laws were created to protect them over all other women, to this day, in the US? the book women of the klan gives some deeper insight if interested.
you can participate in white supremacy regardless of your gender
White women are not innocent, they’re just as dangerous and violent as white men.
Q:ok THANK YOU for acknowledging that it is kind of bordering around queer baiting because i see a lot of (mostly) straight people being like "oh no there's absolutely nothing there, you're just reading into it in a way that's wrong" and it frustrates me to no end because I just ... what was that close-up hand-hold there for then and why did they put in asami's plea to go with korra to the SWT? not to mention so many other things. it goes farther than what i see in other f/f friendships in media
It was the physical contact that brought me to that conclusion. I think at this point they know Korrasami is huge and if they poke at it views go up.
like honestly if you’re a dude with a huge following I think the best feminist activism u can do is just to reblog women’s voices i really think you should not be giving ur opinion on anything feminist whatsoever just knowing that people are gonna take what u say to be the FeministTruth when u really have no place speaking about it at all
and that is why men don’t like you
what about my post made you think that i want men, as a group, to like me
Left: Book 3 Episode 9
Right: Book 4 Episode 1 (3 years later)
I see no difference
i could be wrong but i feel like her face is taller now
LOOK AT HOW MUCH SHE LOOKS LIKE HER MOTHER NOW THO
All people who are “trans critical” are deceitful, dishonest, immoral, unethical, transphobic, anti-LGBT, ignorant, incompetent, violent, abusive, and in opposition to human and civil rights for all people.
Now remember people, National Coming Out Day is on its way. If you “come out” on facebook as straight and/or cis, an ally, a brony, a fucking whovian, or anything other than a marginalized sexual orientation and/or gender identity, I will ram my boot so far up your ass you’ll be tasting Vans for weeks.
u know what i find impossible to read unless i am at peak concentration (which is never): huge walls of text that aren’t broken into paragraphs
u know what there are a lot of on tumblr: see above
Trans* Latinas in Hollywood - Yesterday and Today
- Holly Woodlawn (on the left)
Born October 26, 1946, Holly Woodlawn is a Puerto Rican transgender actress and former Warhol superstar, who appeared in his movies Trash (1970) and Women in Revolt (1972). In 1970 she received word from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that George Cukor, supported by others, was petitioning the Academy to nominate her for best actress for her work in Trash, however, nothing came of this campaign. Woodlawn continued her acting career throughout the 70’s, but finally moved back to Miami when further acting opportunities halted. In the early 2000s Woodlawn returned to show business, performing in sold-out cabaret shows in New York and Los Angeles . She continues to travel with her cabaret show, most recently appearing in Kraków and London in 2008. Holly currently resides in West Hollywood. [x]
- Harmony Santana (on the right)
Harmony Santana is an American film actress. She is most noted for her appearance in the 2011 film Gun Hill Road, for which she garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a major acting award in the United States. Harmony is of mixed Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage. [x]
BUREAUCRATIC COMIX (1971)
Box: The uprising in Poland is only the most recent gesture in the developing struggle against modern capitalism. But like other revolutionary moments, from Hungary 1956 to France 1968, it exposes the ideological falsifications of those who claim to speak for that movement, from the pseudo-socialist East to the bureaucrats of the Spectacle of Opposition… .
Child: It often happens that the “excesses” of a revolt are precisely its most revealing moments — when everything becomes transparent, tangible, within everybody’s grasp. But it is also precisely these theoretico-practical advances which are obscured by the ideologues of the “Left.”
Newspaper clipping: “Then things began to move rapidly. The windows of the Communist party building were smashed. A group of youngsters climbed up the walls and into the building and began to throw out furniture, paper and other things, while people down in the street clapped their hands. When a very expensive table in jacaranda wood was thrown out of the window, everybody shouted with joy.”
Tom Hayden: The people wouldn’t have had to go so far if the rulers hadn’t been such pigs. Otherwise, we could have continued our nice manipulative “opposition.” (Don’t forget to vote for “community control of alienation”!)
Box: What a pity. Precisely because the insurgents in Poland, as in Watts, temporarily avoided such false-consciousness, they manifested a critique in acts of the commodity itself, demystifying that famous fetishism described by Marx over a century ago.
Child: The looting of furs and champagne by the Polish celebrants is no more an example of their “attraction to the Western way of life” or “bourgeois revisionist degeneracy” than the looting of Watts was proof of the essential integration of blacks into the American system.
Another child: These actions should instead be considered as positive signs of the new social order now possible: “To each according to his own desires” — in this case, still the false desires and “needs” produced by the commodity system.*
Footnote: *On the game in Watts, see the pamphlet The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy by the Situationist International.
Box: “The alienation of the worker in his product means not only that his labor becomes an object, an external existence, but that it exists outside him, independently, as something alien to him, and that it becomes a power on its own confronting him. It means that the life which he has conferred on the object confronts him as something hostile and alien… . A commodity is therefore a mysterious thing … because the relation of the producers to the sum total of their own labor is presented to them as a social relation existing not between themselves, but between the products of their labor.” (MARX)
Side box: MEANWHILE …
Gangster 1: Christ! Another spontaneous struggle where the people are acting on their own and for themselves. Where does that leave us Movement leaders?
Gangster 2: You can see why we have to push sacrificial militantism: armies of activists ready to sacrifice themselves to our ideology (= dogma). Any ideas for a good slogan?
Gangster 3: I like “Forget your life, serve the people!”
Gangster 4: How about “Revolutionary suicide!”?
Box: “REVOLUTION CEASES TO BE AS SOON AS IT DEMANDS SELF-SACRIFICE” (France, May 1968).
Box: Picture of Mao above a huge crowd, labeled “PORTRAIT OF ALIENATION” and followed by this quote: “Their lives are so squalid that the majority can only live as a caricature of the Master… . To the sacrifice of the dispossessed, who through his work exchanges his real life for an apparent one, the proprietor replies by appearing to sacrifice his nature as proprietor and exploiter; he excludes himself mythically, he puts himself at the service of everyone and of myth… . Renouncing common life, he is the poor man amidst illusory wealth, he who sacrifices himself for everyone while other people only sacrifice themselves for their own sake, for the sake of their survival. The more powerful he is, the more spectacular his sacrifice. He becomes the living reference point of the whole of illusory life.” (Raoul Vaneigem, The Totality for Kids [= Basic Banalities #8])
Child: A critique of the commodity in a state-capitalist society becomes directly a critique of bureaucratic class rule itself. The official truth of the bureaucracy — that it does not exist as a separate class — is exposed as a lie by the events themselves. The rulers and their Movement counterparts attempt to divert the radical critique of all hierarchical power into false choices between “good” and “bad” bureaucrats… .
Newspaper clipping: “The local Communist party leadership hung a white flag from a window of the top floor and left the building with their hands up. The house was set on fire and party officials were seized by about 3,000 shipyard workers who had marched in from the harbor.”
Eldridge Cleaver: Poland is a pig state, unlike North Korea, etc., where the rulers (whose ranks we aspire to join) are so kind as to serve the (survival) needs of the people they exploit.
Jerry Rubin: Like Bernardine [Dohrn] says,* there are good leaders and bad ones. Good ones are defined as those who are able to manipulate people into “freely” following them. Me? Shucks, I’m a “non-leader”!
Footnote: *See the Tribe, December 18-25.
Side box: The more far-seeing regimes attempt to recuperate (take under their wing, deflect into partial solutions) the struggle for proletarian power… .
Castro: Under our tactful rule (as similarly in Yugoslavia and Algeria) the people are free to make all the decisions that — change nothing. The factory and farm councils are allowed to participate — within the state-controlled framework of alienated labor. Viva self-management!
Child: Stinking pig of a bureaucrat!
Another child: Proletarian revolution must recognize its tactics as self-management at every level of the struggle; and its goal as the management of all aspects of life by the workers councils!
Child: In the development of the proletarian critique of bureaucratic state-capitalism, the greatest danger will be to stop half-way. Thus, Kuron and Modzelewski’s important Open Letter to Polish Communist Party Members, as with recent anti-bureaucratic formulations in China,* attempts to reconcile the power of workers councils with a return to “true Leninism.”
Footnote: *Not to be confused with the “Cultural Revolution,” that spectacular pseudo-revolt produced by courtesy of the Chinese ruling class.
Lenin: The Stalinist class societies are only a natural (if excessive) development from the original Bolshevik seizure of totalitarian state power in 1917. My famous “vanguard party” theory of organization led to the greatest single defeat of the classical revolutionary movement: the power of the party over the masses, ruling in the name of the proletariat.
Trotsky: The real truth of Leninism was revealed when we slaughtered the Kronstadt soviet and the anarcho-communist peasants of the Ukraine in 1921. Yet fifty years later our faithful followers continue the alienating hierarchy within their organizations, and the corresponding manipulative practice “leading” the masses. They only reinforce (by presenting a false form of opposition) the capitalist system which still reigns everywhere.
Child: So far, the movements in the Third World have only tried to emulate the Bolshevik coup; and the Movement in the U.S. can only worship these underdeveloped imitations of revolutionary failure.
Voice off: Ho lives!
Box: One “anti-imperialist” star:
Ho Chi Minh: Yes, kids, here’s ol’ Uncle Ho back from the grave! And you can be sure I’d support the Polish regime’s actions just like I did the Russian interventions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia. I’m not exactly a stranger to crushing autonomous popular revolts myself, you know. (Cf. the 1945 Saigon insurrection and the peasant uprising in 1956.) But you’ve got to support me anyway, sucker: I’m Third World, remember?
Pogo: The real struggle is still for “All power to the soviets (workers councils)” — but this time without the Bolshevik afterthoughts. This power (outlined in Spain 1936 and Hungary 1956) must not be mediated by anyone representing the people; the councils will federate with each other by means of strictly mandated, immediately revocable delegates. The total democracy of the councils (whose first project will be the abolition of work) will be the effective end of all hierarchical power.
Lady worm: … and of the commodity economy, too!
Child: In the end, it is only through the refusal of ideology, of sacrifice, of representation — all the rotten leftovers from the old world — that we will be able to annihilate everything that stands in the way of our desires, and live without dead time!
Mother: Practice must seek its theory!
Box: For the Power of the Councils, P.O. Box 1044, Berkeley, 94704
the people of hong kong are engaged in a struggle for political self-determination with the mainland chinese government, which is a capitalist-imperialist government in league with the international financial institutions that dominate hong kong’s politics and the non-tourism part of its economy. so point one: if you support the chinese state fuck off
now like any movement, the protestors in hong kong need a sense of shared identity and some kind of binding rhetoric around which they can organise themselves. in hong kong’s case, because of the history of the island, the only shared identity they have that differentiates them from the mainland chinese is a century and a half of british colonialism (and use of the english language, a british-model education system…)
so yeah, they’re gonna use fuckin’ british colonialism as a rallying cry. i know that sounds ridiculous, but it should have been obvious as soon as their disagreement with mainland china crystallised. if hong kong organisers want to mobilise a popular movement they simply do not have any other options available to them
is it goofy to wave around british colonial flags to protest a domineering and repressive state? yeah, absolutely, from an ‘objective’ point of view that doesn’t ask why people might be doing it. yall out here taking this shit at face value without looking at the material circumstances that have led to the present situation. how is that marxist
little reminder that when you talk about how transness should not be pathologized as a mental illness that mental illnesses themselves are not inherently pathological and are culturally constructed as illnesses. that is, neurodivergence is not necessarily any more of an illness than transness is. transness being pathologized is not a case of mistaken identity; it is a symptom of a society that pathologizes difference