privileged people: *say dehumanizing things about oppressed people, makes them the brunt of every joke all while literally murdering some of them every single day*
oppressed people: *makes a couple jokes about privileged people once in a while*
Dear allies who sympathize with the people in the screenshot, from a fellow ally and even one oppressed person,
You’re doing it wrong. You’re supposed to support us, not prove incapable of separating yourselves from the actual intent of our ire.
How would you like it if you hid or wished you could hide a significant part of yourself in order to avoid harm and we tried to censor your anger from that?
Not to mention, members of the groups mentioned above are the “bad guys”* more often than not, as per their support for politicians who want to oppress and kill us. So please fix yourselves.
*The term “bad guys” is rather condescending and inadequate in describing our struggles with these people, don’t you think? Not to mention telling us things we already know as if we’re children who don’t know them is especially bigoted in and of itself too.
I’m reblogging this again to point out something very important.
After years of throwing around rhetoric about “givers”, “takers” and people supposedly living off of the government, Fox News has just admitted several things with that one, single sentence:
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) does not give people enough money to even fill their stomachs
- The current system of capitalism does not pay people enough money to even fill their stomachs
- Fox News does not care about changing that system, because money
But even the argument of money falls flat because we’ll be buying more stuff from not having to worry so much about the daily essentials to negate any increase in prices, especially if we improve the social safety net.
If that and Fox News’ admission does not prove that they don’t care about you and me because they’re psychopathic propagandists, I don’t know what does.
antiphonfilms asked: Why does Rachel Maddow still shill for the Democrats' corporate media channel MSNBC? Why doesn't she get the hell out of that cesspool of war apologists, NSA defenders, and deportation fetishists?
I feel you, man. MSNBC and the corporate media is pretty awful. Aside from the money, I imagine that she, as well as other decent people like Melissa Harris-Perry, do it for the platform and exposure that it gives them. Remember that MSNBC was pretty much a generic, less-popular version of CNN not that long ago, and while a lot of it still is that, the success of Olbermann and then Maddow changed some of the direction of MSNBC. Their programming has gotten sliiiightly more inclusive of radical voices. Rachel, Chris Hayes, and MHP have been interviewing a number of immigration and labor activists (especially walmart and fast food workers as of late). That does not excuse any of the other crap that MSNBC pushes of course. It’s rough, man. I adore Rachel and Melissa Harris-Perry, but it sucks that the only way they can get this kind of platform is through mainstream media. I don’t know what the solution is.
Quite literally I think we need to somehow work together to make our own media. Of course, that’s much more easily said than done since it doesn’t pay the bills, but shit.
If we can make our own:
Somehow I think we can make our own collaborative non-profit media website. Especially since it could have a noticeable effect on our political climate if we managed to get it out there.
And all we have to do is to take the first step. And then another step. And then another, until we’re so used to it that we’re already walking in the right direction after already forgetting the intimidation we feel now before.
super awesome friendly reminder
you do NOT owe your family a visit this holiday season. don’t let people, family or not, guilt you into spending time with them if they are toxic, make you uncomfortable, or are negative aspects in your life.
don’t feel guilty for protecting yourself and your mental health this holiday season.
Great reminder for this holiday season!!