“my concern was a lot of the radical ideas they were teaching in these classes, telling kids that this is their land and the whites took it over”
okay but this is what actually happened buddy….
his manifest destiny is on 11….. thousand
happy belated barfday darlin!!
XD <3<3 Thank yous! Fuck, too bad tumblr people are in Narnia or something from where I live. I’d ask you all over to have drinks and get into some mischief and mayhem with me haha.
Well I was going to invite you to come to the east coast to party, but then I read the second paragraph. I think youre going to have a way better birthday than I will.
I won’t lie. I’ve already had a better birthday than any I could remember from years previous, SINCE the day of my birthday this week haha. When is your bday?? If I remember correctly you’re at least not going to be the same age as I am hahaha. enjoy the years you have on me because the older *I* get the more shit I notice going wrong. And don’t think for a moment a visit to the east coast isn’t going to happen! It will. Eventually. When I finally have some funds to leave this fucking country lol
PFFT….It was my birthday on Wednesday. I’m drinking beer alone in my apartment because I was suppose to be expecting people here to help spend today celebrating that and the new apartment and everyone is cancelling.
The good news is that if no one shows up it leaves the rest of the night free to fuck Adam until we both can’t move any more.
…I can’t remember if anything beyond that is a bad thing anymore. Shit. I’m becoming one of those people.
tattoo blog x
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGG….WHAT THE FUCK…ALRIGHT YOU FUCKHEADS THIS IS HOW IT’S GOING TO GO DOWN. EITHER LISTEN TO ME AND FUCKING TRY TO SHOW SOME FUCKING RESPECT BY REBLOGGING MY RANTS THAT ONLY HAPPEN ONCE EVERY FEW MONTHS, OR FUCK OFF WITH THIS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION BULLSHIT IF YOU’RE GOING TO COMPLETELY DISREGARD ANYTHING I HAVE TO SAY AS AN ANISHNAABE.
Right. Do I have your fucking attention now? Awesome. So about a month ago I went on a rant about how some fuckhead tattoo artist I know, who is also part of the local punk scene I participate in (albeit on the sidelines mostly,) tattooed a particular image of a sailor jerry style, woman with a headdress on and “war paint” getting her head sliced off with a knife ON SOME WHITE DUDE.
Not ONLY has ALMOST EVERYONE IGNORED ME but I see this come up on my dash?! Even if she is a fellow anish, she LOOKS white. This is problematic because this allows for other subcultures (who the majority in our western world is white and if you doubt me go to your local scene and take a good and HONEST look around you at who’s there,) to appropriate our heritage and culture while SIMULTANEOUSLY shitting on the culture that it’s appropriating it’s materials from.
Our culture heavily relies on the seven grandfathers that are a part of the medicine wheel:
Which, is important in this discussion right now because what I’m looking for? Is some of this. ANYONE WHO IS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, HAS BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST or WHO IS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION would understand how basic these teachings are because THAT IS ALL ANY OF US ARE ASKING FOR.
I’m not here for your white guilt. Fuck that bullshit, *if* you feel guilty that’s your business, not mine…go cry in your pillow at night until you feel better. What I’m looking for is a CHANGE in YOUR behaviour, or the way you talk or approach the world that reinforces discrimination and disrespect against certain people. Just because YOU might be a little put out being more conscious about your actions and words, doesn’t give you the right to just step on other people. And you know what, it wouldn’t hurt for more people to be a little more self-conscious about themselves in their day to day lives. What I’m asking for is just a little more thought in your life.
Why am I on this soapbox? Because as a Native, Anishnaabe, an Ojibway I have experienced bullying, rape and violence at the hands of my peers for my race/ethnicity/skin colour. I have gotten the shit kicked out of me, talked down to, ignored when I’ve spoken, raped because WHO GIVES A SHIT IT’S JUST SOME INJUN BITCH NO ONE LISTENS TO ANYWAYS, and generally hassled, insulted, degraded and discriminated against based on my skin colour, high cheekbones and wider nose.
Now will you listen to me? As a woman, in a minority who has SUFFERED at the hands of other people…will you fucking finally listen to me when all I ask is that you, a white person, just STOP using our sacred, culturally specific paraphernalia to sell your tattoos/magazines/body? Fuck. That WAS ALL I WAS ASKING. SOME FUCKING RESPECT. White people have beaten the shit out of me and violated me all my life, can the rest of you just…back off this appropriation? You want to be an ally? Show me you care? Then just stop. That’s it. That was all I was asking.
That tattoo artist I mentioned earlier? If I, didn’t know better or didn’t feel as comfortable as I do in our local punk scene…I would have said fuck it and never come back. The majority of these spaces I enter are predominately white and male. This wouldn’t be such a huge issue but this is alienating to someone who has, since early childhood been subjected to classmates violence, insults and degradation based on my ethnicity by that group. Of course it’s going to affect me the rest of my life…it’s the default experiences our brains have programmed into us as the first defining moments of the rest of our lives. It will always follow you. So unless you start just taking a moment and being more conscious of how things may appear and feel to people who are part of a discriminated against minority, you’re never going to start seeing equal representation in any space no matter what beliefs you spout or the ideology you hold.
Little Accusations ~ Joseph Loughborough
“Larva Macrosoma” ; watercolor, gouache
At the time I said, “One day I will be something good.”
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