celebrity, culture and radical politics in the heart of the american empire

Queer white cisgendered woman. I post a more or less equal mix of radical/leftist politics, disability rights, general US celebrity culture and One Direction stuff here. I tag all my shit so if some but not all of those things interest you I think we can still be cool.

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blackourstory:

WHY DIDN’T THEY TEACH YOU ABOUT THIS IN HISTORY CLASS?

The Christian Movement for Life, aka, MOVE

  • a pro-green, vegan, anti-technology group
  • living in a house in West Philadelphia
  • BOMBED by the Philly PD, from the air, on May 13, 1985
  • YES, 1985!!!
  • the city killed 11 people (5 children), burned down 65 homes in a Black, middle-class, West Philly neighborhood, and caused $50,000,000.00 damage - all to “evict” the group and recover two shotguns
  • You know of Mumia Abu-Jamal (3rd photo from bottom) but did you know he was affiliated with MOVE?
  • Ramona Africa (2nd photo from bottom) and one child survived
  • MOVE leader John Africa was murdered that day

This was not the ONLY time an American city was bombed, btw. The first time, it was ALSO whites bombing Black people. And you want to talk about TERRORISM??? 

And what else don’t you know about your country and it’s treatment of Black people?

Get to Googling… AND Youtubing…

xoxogetdowngetfunky:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.
So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

"I couldn’t do something that requires training and skill on the first try without any training or skill so obviously it is a scam: A White Male Story"

xoxogetdowngetfunky:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.

So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

"I couldn’t do something that requires training and skill on the first try without any training or skill so obviously it is a scam: A White Male Story"

youdotalksomeshitharry:

the most important lyric from the most important song.

What does it mean? What DOESN’T it mean? Don’t burn out, even if you scream and shout, It’ll come back to you, And I’ll be here for you. 

How much of this was written about Louis’ experiences? How much about the experiences of people he loves? How important is it to him that you can witness and support sadness without demanding a resolution?

RIP Dusty Springfield (16 April 1939 - 2 March 1999)

(From her obituary in the Independent, 4 March 1999) Dusty was one of the finest singers to emerge from the froth and bubble of the Swinging Sixties. In many ways she epitomised the sound and style of the era. Yet her unique voice, powerful, sensual and rich in passion, had a timeless quality that has proved appealing to new generations of fans. x

(Source: mrsbeefheart)

poparoll asked
IIH HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR <3 I hope you have a super good day and year and LIFE. You're one of my faves <3333

LIGHT OF MY LIFE. I hope you are having a good day. Mine has been lovely. <33 xx

lintunen asked
Happy birthday!! :) You're so kind and lovely and one of my favourite people on here. It's always so nice to see you on my dash! Hope your day's been wonderful xx

I feel the same about you. Fandom can be wonderful like that. It’s been perfect, thank you. 

willbeyoursafety asked
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope you have an amazing day :)

So far so good. Have to run an errand tonight but I’ve decided I’m gonna convince mbi to go out and get me Vietnamese and some gin afterward. xx <3

greenseer:

A fun thing to do when people accuse you of “thinking people should just have stuff HANDED TO THEM! ! !” Is to just cold be like yes. I absolutely do believe that. I think every single person should have their needs met unconditionally without ever having to prove that they “deserve” it based on arbitrary criteria of usefulness. You got me. Busted.

lesbian-harry asked
happy brithday dear lots of kisses and im sending some of the sunshine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

It is sunny right now so thank you ha! 

associatedrants asked
Happy birthday!!!!

Thank you dearie! It has been a nice, chill day so far.