"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings."
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
Title: Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)
Album: Night Time, My Time
Sky Ferreira | Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)
New Illustration: Space Sirens
The last remaining astronaut watched helplessly as his comrades left the ship one by one and were carried away. He told himself that he would not succumb the way his shipmates had; he knew he would struggle. But the creatures, if they could even be called that, somehow seemed to know him, and when his turn came and the singing of the cosmos reached a crescendo in his ears, his mind emptied of all but the desire to join them in the void. Gazing into the creature’s face, he mused on how tender, how gentle its embrace seemed to be, and even as his oxygen supply dwindled he did not resist.
I think of you often.
President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt shoot a selfie…at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. (via Selfies at Funerals)
David Cameron didn’t even support Madiba and now he has the decency to sit there taking selfies with O bomber and laughing and shit.
Bunch of imperialist fucks
Fuck these pieces of shit
Fuck their flagrant preening and posting, their disrespect at Nelson fucking Mandela’s funeral
Fuck the people who have rebloged this going “omg so funny!!!!!!11” further humanizing and normalizing brutal imperialists and warmongers
Fuck all of this
[I Will Love You] from The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket
I am so sorry for making this.
an avril lavigne song i didn’t know is playing on the radio and i looked it up and she released a new album and i didn’t know I FEEL PROPERLY UPSET NOW