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Jan 24
“‎Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (via journolist)

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Jan 23
“i wanted to write a poem that rhymes, but the revolution doesn’t lend itself to be-bopping…so i thought again and it occurred to me maybe i shouldn’t write at all, but clean my gun and check my kerosene supply. perhaps these are not poetic times at all.” nikki giovanni (via negrosunshine)

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Jan 22

This is kinda old news for most of the internet, but for those who don’t know, Adventure Time takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting as revealed by its creator.

According to the show, 1000 years ago the “Mushroom War” took place, and it is speculated that “Mushroom” refers to the mushroom clouds made in the explosion of nuclear bombs. Since then, life has begun anew, and mutation has caused quite a variety of new creatures.

In practically every episode, there is reference to our, now dead, civilization in the backgrounds. Broken buildings and cars and the like are usually partially buried in a lot of settings. In the opening of the show, dud nuclear missiles and broken pieces of tech are scattered in a wasteland and a gray and red (zombie-like) arm reaches out of a tree.

The earth is shown to have a chunk of it missing (It looks like North/South America is almost gone?). In the episode “The Linch”, the group travels over a body of water following the Linch to his lair, where he appears to use toxic waste (possibly from the nuclear war) to fuel his power. His hideout is in a destroyed subway station, and upon entering Finn and Jake are attacked by possesed modern-dressed skeletons, as if the people died in a bombing waiting for their train. On the surface just outside, tanks and more dud bombs can be seen.

In the episode “Susan Strong”, the Hyoomen species lives in an underground abandoned city, where humans may have tried to live after/during the war before dying off or mutating.

It is mentioned several times in the series that Finn is the last human, or that humans haven’t been seen for a long time. Marceline and the Ice King are speculated to be survivors of the the Mushroom War because of their ages.

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Jan 21
“A recent study by the Yale University Child Study Center shows that Black children — especially boys — no matter their family income, receive less attention, harsher punishment and lower marks in school than their White counterparts from kindergarten all the way through college.” Study: African-American Boys Receive Less Attention, Harsher Punishment And Lower Grades In School | News One (via robot-heart-politics)

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Jan 20

tranqualizer:

[photo set: moving images of Martin Luther King Jr delivering a sermon a day before his assassination. Text reads, “somebody told a lie one day. they couched it in language. they made everything black, ugly and evil. look in your dictionary and see the synonyms for the word black. it’s always something degrading, low and sinister. look at the word white. it’s always something pure, high, clean. well, I wanna get the language right tonight.”]

noonaneomuhomo:

lusts:

The MLK that’s never quoted.

and it’s no accident that this segment is conveniently left out of our education

The white-washing of MLK jr. and the civil rights movement on a whole to make history look kindly upon white folk and convince POC of the disempowering lie that is “Be polite, nice, & don’t challenge us & you’ll get your rights” is one that disgusts me to no end.

It’s always funny to see that Malcolm X is pitched against MLK on the facet of pro-black/ness… most of their tactics were different, but they were definitely both militantly pro-black.

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neonloneliness:

YOU TELL ‘EM DAVID

neonloneliness:

YOU TELL ‘EM DAVID

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Jan 16
freefutureloverbitch:


Michael Moore: Do you know that on the day of the Columbine massacre, the US dropped more bombs on Kosovo than any other day?  Marilyn Manson: I do know that, and I think that’s really ironic, that nobody said ‘well  maybe the President had an influence on this violent behavior’ Because  that’s not the way the media wants to take it and spin it, and turn it  into fear, because then you’re watching television, you’re watching the  news, you’re being pumped full of fear, there’s floods, there’s AIDS,  there’s murder, cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate, if  you have bad breath they’re not going to talk to you, if you have  pimples, the girl’s not going to fuck you, and it’s just this campaign  of fear, and consumption, and that’s what I think it’s all based on, the  whole idea of ‘keep everyone afraid, and they’ll consume.’

God, I love you Marilyn Manson.

freefutureloverbitch:

Michael Moore: Do you know that on the day of the Columbine massacre, the US dropped more bombs on Kosovo than any other day?
Marilyn Manson: I do know that, and I think that’s really ironic, that nobody said ‘well maybe the President had an influence on this violent behavior’ Because that’s not the way the media wants to take it and spin it, and turn it into fear, because then you’re watching television, you’re watching the news, you’re being pumped full of fear, there’s floods, there’s AIDS, there’s murder, cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate, if you have bad breath they’re not going to talk to you, if you have pimples, the girl’s not going to fuck you, and it’s just this campaign of fear, and consumption, and that’s what I think it’s all based on, the whole idea of ‘keep everyone afraid, and they’ll consume.’

God, I love you Marilyn Manson.

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etiquette-etc:

ten other things mlk said

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