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ouhvuu:

dianabaabe:


Snoop Dogg’s reasons for not voting for Mitt Romney. Via Instagram.
THIS IS REAL HE REALLY TWEETED THIS I JUST CHECKED

hahahahahahahahahahahahaa OMG…shits COMEDY

HAHAHHAHAHAHA 

I FUCKING LOVE BLACK PEOPLE
LOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

No word can summarize the state of confusion, exasperation, perplexity and despair this election, which engages the future of the whole planet, puts me in.

ouhvuu:

dianabaabe:

Snoop Dogg’s reasons for not voting for Mitt Romney. Via Instagram.

THIS IS REAL HE REALLY TWEETED THIS I JUST CHECKED

image

hahahahahahahahahahahahaa OMG…shits COMEDY

HAHAHHAHAHAHA 

I FUCKING LOVE BLACK PEOPLE

LOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

No word can summarize the state of confusion, exasperation, perplexity and despair this election, which engages the future of the whole planet, puts me in.

(via abmuk)

theuntitledmag:

blackgirldangerous:

photo courtesy mianakano.com

“If we are going to vote for Obama…let’s please do so with our eyes open. Let’s please do the research and understand who and what we are voting for, including the things that might break our hearts if we knew them. Let’s please be honest with ourselves about our choice and why we are making that choice. It does not serve us, or the future of this country, or the future of this world, to vote with our heads in the sand.”
Mia Mckenzie
Creator, Black Girl Dangerous

To the Obama fandom who seems to have lost their ability to think critically.

theuntitledmag:

blackgirldangerous:

photo courtesy mianakano.com

“If we are going to vote for Obama…let’s please do so with our eyes open. Let’s please do the research and understand who and what we are voting for, including the things that might break our hearts if we knew them. Let’s please be honest with ourselves about our choice and why we are making that choice. It does not serve us, or the future of this country, or the future of this world, to vote with our heads in the sand.”

Mia Mckenzie

Creator, Black Girl Dangerous

To the Obama fandom who seems to have lost their ability to think critically.

spookyprincesskitten:

nezua:

We actually need to conduct studies so that people might understand how regularly bombing a populace with unseen and unmanned sky machines causes a sense of pervasive dread and terror.

Because where we once had heart and consciousness and conscience, we now have Empire.

There have been some news items about the suburban offices where drone pilots work from and how they are supposed to be all de-sensitized but they actually get severe PTSD from ‘going to the office’ and massacring ppl.

link

link

http://livingunderdrones.org/report/ <—- report on the on-the-ground impact of living under drones

(via praxis-makesperfect-deactivated)

Actually drone attacks have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. For the most part they have been very precise, precision strikes against the al-Qaeda

Obama

I’m sorry but obama is an idiot. I hope he doesn’t think we’re actually ignorant enough to believe him. US drones have killed thousands of civilians from Pakistan to famine stricken Somalia. And don’t even think about the intense psychological damage that having drones hovering over communities has on the civilians, their lives.

At best, the notion that waging this war against “terrorism” has made the US safer is ambiguous. In fact, many now consider the US their enemy..they’re just making themselves a target for hostility and more attacks… sigh they’re the real terrorists..and most people don’t even realize it.

(via peace-love-justice)

I have no words. I can’t believe he would say such an evil thing!!! And he did say it! “not caused a huge number of civilian casualties" ONE civilian casuality should already be TOO MUCH! He has no fucking respect for human lives!

(via praxis-makesperfect-deactivated)

Obama ran in the proud American tradition of reformers taking office when wartime excesses threatened to permanently change the nature of the country. But instead of ending those excesses, protecting civil liberties, rolling back executive power, and reasserting core American values, Obama acted contrary to his mandate. The particulars of his actions are disqualifying in themselves. But taken together, they put us on a course where policies Democrats once viewed as radical post-9/11 excesses are made permanent parts of American life.

Conor Friedersdorf - Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama

Permanent parts of American life. Permanent parts of American life.

The whole liberal conceit that Obama is a good, enlightened man, while his opponent is a malign, hard-hearted cretin, depends on constructing a reality where the lives of non-Americans — along with the lives of some American Muslims and whistleblowers — just aren’t valued.

This is the new American reality.

(via freemasonic-yowl)

OBAMA ACTED CONTRARY TO HIS MANDATE!!!

(via thepeoplesrecord)

justinbieberrealness:

i keep seeing ppl yelling at non-americans for voicing their opinion on their election and being all “you’re not american, it doesn’t even affect you”

and lmao if you’re naive enough to think that what america does doesn’t affect other countries

I am neither American nor do I live in the US but I have a lot at stake in this election, well like pretty much anyone living on planet. 

From my point of view, Romney or Obama, the outcome will be the EXACT SAME!! Obama, in term of foreign politics is just as disgusting and nasty as Bush was!!

Everyone knows that had it been Bush dumping drones on innocent people and ‘providing military support’ *cough* *cough*, Obama’s partisans would have jumped on the occasion to exploit it and lambast Bush just like they reported at length about the victims of the war in Iraq and the chaos in Afghanistan. Yet now, they are totally silent on the drone massacres. And we all know that to remain silent in regards to such thing is to support it!! Non-western POC lives are mere rhetorical tools used in the huge spinning machine of American politics that aims to either present politicians as nice family guys to which puritanical America can relate or demonise them. 

There is little room for principles, nuance or even reason!! It is all about fandom, propaganda, manipulation of the masses and staunch and fervent partisanship of people independently of all the evil deeds or amoral acts they may commit or take part into! And yep, I am perfectly aware that some minority groups in America have interests in Obama being re-elected but we should stop pretending that him in power means more instability around the world hence more minorities and oppressed populations being at risk too!!

At this point, I feel sickened every time I see those fangirl-like posts on Obama and Michelle and the kids and every one goes , ‘d’awwww’. Because this is exactly what spin doctors aim for, to make us worry about the superficial while what matters most is being swept under the carpet. Families are being destroyed all over Africa, the middle East and South East Asia because of his murderous policies.

Dear Obama, your family looks nice, but because of you, parents are losing their children and children are losing their parents, so nope, there is nothing cute in all of this! The impunity, injustice and violence spread by your government, lead to hopelessness which motivates horrific acts of violence in retaliation. You got the Nobel Peace Prize shortly after being elected, because YOU sold yourself as the anti-Bush, YOU did present yourself as the guy who would put an end to this chaos and not feed it! We were too desperate to realise that just like all the sharks who get you job , you are a also a conniving dreamseller. 

(via erinripley-deactivated20131113)

the year 2048

baconbeernboobs:

adamusprime:

a young man sobs, “but father, i don’t want to marry this horse!”

“i know son…nobody wants to be forced into horse marriage.  if only our ancestors had stopped obama.”

LMFAO!!

(via ruinicorn)

theblackme:

Michelle Obama Shown as Partially Nude Slave on Cover of Spanish Mag
*Man, folks try to get away with anything when they think no one is watching.
So on newsstands in Spain for the August cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, First Lady Michelle Obama sports an American flag … and nothing else. In fact, her nipple is showing. While she’d probably never pose for a photo like this, one has to ask about the motivation behind such a risqué depiction of someone who should be regarded with respect. She looks like a Playboy slave, waiting for her master to seduce her. It’s weird.
One black British writer explains the gesture is blatant racism that somehow almost got overlooked. This isn’t the first time European media has attempted to push things under the radar with no apology. Remember that time when Dutch magazine, “Jackie,” wrote a story about Rihanna with the headline “Niggabitch?” But this time, Michelle’s article is accompanied with a controversial headline: “Michelle Tataranieta De Esclava, Dueña De América” (Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America). The cover artwork is actually a mashup created by French/English artist Karine Percheron-Daniels and is a play on an enslaved African Guadeloupean painted by French artist Marie-Guilhelmine Benoist in the 1800s. Racism or not, the piece is a part of a series of famous nudes-Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, Abraham Lincoln, and President Barack Obama.
The artist says the piece offers, “an alternative unexpected reality,” that allows you to, “view famous individuals in a different way.” WTF I wonder if the first lady was Nancy Regan what storyline they would have chosen?

When I tell people that in Southern Europe, black women are seen as 100% SEXUAL OBJECTS 0% HUMAN BEINGS, people think I am exaggerating or lying!! This is the first lady of the richest and most powerful country on Earth, look at how they treat her. Just imagine how they would treat a random black woman on the street!! They sell and traffic us like fucking commodities, like sex slaves!
It is because of stuff like this that I will NOT shut up! Mediterranean men are nasty, gross and vile! Just watch them come and cry because their nastiness is exposed!

theblackme:

Michelle Obama Shown as Partially Nude Slave on Cover of Spanish Mag

*Man, folks try to get away with anything when they think no one is watching.

So on newsstands in Spain for the August cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, First Lady Michelle Obama sports an American flag … and nothing else. In fact, her nipple is showing. While she’d probably never pose for a photo like this, one has to ask about the motivation behind such a risqué depiction of someone who should be regarded with respect. She looks like a Playboy slave, waiting for her master to seduce her. It’s weird.

One black British writer explains the gesture is blatant racism that somehow almost got overlooked. This isn’t the first time European media has attempted to push things under the radar with no apology. Remember that time when Dutch magazine, “Jackie,” wrote a story about Rihanna with the headline “Niggabitch?” But this time, Michelle’s article is accompanied with a controversial headline: “Michelle Tataranieta De Esclava, Dueña De América” (Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America). The cover artwork is actually a mashup created by French/English artist Karine Percheron-Daniels and is a play on an enslaved African Guadeloupean painted by French artist Marie-Guilhelmine Benoist in the 1800s. Racism or not, the piece is a part of a series of famous nudes-Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, Abraham Lincoln, and President Barack Obama.

The artist says the piece offers, “an alternative unexpected reality,” that allows you to, “view famous individuals in a different way.” WTF I wonder if the first lady was Nancy Regan what storyline they would have chosen?

When I tell people that in Southern Europe, black women are seen as 100% SEXUAL OBJECTS 0% HUMAN BEINGS, people think I am exaggerating or lying!! This is the first lady of the richest and most powerful country on Earth, look at how they treat her. Just imagine how they would treat a random black woman on the street!! They sell and traffic us like fucking commodities, like sex slaves!

It is because of stuff like this that I will NOT shut up! Mediterranean men are nasty, gross and vile! Just watch them come and cry because their nastiness is exposed!

(via freshmouthgoddess)

That’s murder.

Jeremy Scahill.

Weighing in on targeted drone strikes, journalist Jeremy Scahill did not mince his words. From the video:

If you go to the village of Al-Majalah in Yemen, where I was, and you see the unexploded clusterbombs and you have the list and photographic evidence, as I do - the women and children that represented the vast majority of the deaths in this first strike that Obama authorized on Yemen -those people were murdered by President Obama, on his orders, because there was believed to be someone from Al Qaeda in that area. There’s only one person that’s been identified that had any connection to Al Qaeda there. And 21 women and 14 children were killed in that strike and the U.S. tried to cover it up, and say it was a Yemeni strike, and we know from the Wikileaks cables that David Petraeus conspired with the president of Yemen to lie to the world about who did that bombing. It’s murder - it’s mass murder—when you say, ‘We are going to bomb this area’ because we believe a terrorist is there, and you know that women and children are in the area. The United States has an obligation to not bomb that area if they believe that women and children are there. I’m sorry, that’s murder.

Later on Scahill faced massively negative responses from Obama-supporters on which Roqayah Chamseddine of Frustrated Arab accurately commented:

The response to Scahill has been overwhelmingly negative, from both political camps – Democrats and Republicans; though reactions stemming from Obama supporters are the most venomous, as they unashamedly mirror Bush-era idolatry, going as far as to consider Scahill’s undaunted commentary a sort of political sacrilege.

It’s depressing how true this is.

(via mehreenkasana)

Obama is just as much an evil warmonger as Bush was. He may sing Al Green, look cute with Michelle, he may even be a ‘good person’ in the eyes of some but he also is the man PERSONALLY responsible for such chaos and evil.

(via melancholic-despondency-deactiv)

barackobama:

Here’s to dads.

The cuteness killed me. i miss my dad
*tries hard not to cry*
*fails and starts ugly crying*

barackobama:

Here’s to dads.

The cuteness killed me. i miss my dad

*tries hard not to cry*

*fails and starts ugly crying*

oumkhartoum:

I will say I do not agree with putting a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with the caption I have a Dream, and President Obama with the caption I have a drone as I find it disrespectful to Black people both in America and overseas who have a very complicated relationship with President Obama while completely condemning his Presidency. What he represents as the first Black President of the U.S and who he actually is are not the same thing and I find that distinction not being made when people like to discuss why Black people have a much different relationship with him than any other group. I know growing up Dr. Martin was a huge influence to President Obama as a young Black child in America and was an influence that motivated him to achieve success that would lead to his current position. I don’t agree with throwing in President Obama’s face that he will never be like Dr.Martin or that Dr.Martin would think low of him today. These are some things I have seen written on my dash by multiple bloggers. Dr.Martin helped fight for the future generation of Black people to be acknowledged as human beings and that includes President Obama despite the fact that he doesn’t seem to have the same values today. I think it can be hurtful to have Dr.Martin’s legacy held over your head nor should that be expected of anyone even if they do look up to such a figure. I think that can be said in a calm and polite manner without abuse and harassment toward Mehreen who is just the sweetest. I have all the respect for her. I think these discussions can be held without the leftist community making a mockery as usual with their ‘if you breath you are like anti-Black on Tumblr’.

This is why I usually try my best to stay out of this debate. People started to threaten and insult her family and throw islamophobic abuse at her and countless others. It always end up like this on this site and crucial points on very complex issues are missed !! It always has to get nasty.

This climate of fear and bullying seriously disgust me!!

As for the leftist community on Tumblr … No comment!

mehreenkasana:

dreams-from-my-father:

bankuei:

satansglitterypanties:

miswritten:

mehreenkasana:

It’s sad how true this is.

i’m not really sure why these two are being compared? is it simply because they’re both black men who are really prominent in the political sphere, and known as ‘eloquent’? because the two of them operate[d] from really different places. mlk was organizing from a platform of fighting racism, class oppression, and war, and….. obama is the president of the united states. who was a senator and a professor. mlk drew his power was from the people he organized with and mass mobilizations, where obama gets his power is from the US government and corporations… imo they had really different lives and were operating in very different contexts.
the juxtaposition of these images/quotes implies [to me] that we’re supposed to see obama as a shame to the legacy of black progressive organizing, which is pretty weird imo because who does that about shitty white people? (answer: no one)
i think there are some important things to think through around obama’s rise to power and how his position as the president is connected to/relies on/erases/does violence to black organizing and black movements, but this doesn’t do it for me. i think there are better ways of critiquing obama and his warmongering, imperialist, militarized, neoliberal violence without relying on racial tropes.

^^^^on point commentary 

Bang.  There’s so many ways white media and shit like this works to demand perfect sainthood from Black folks before they can even get a voice. 
You can have a white man who beats women, with severe impairment from drugs and alcoholism*, saying obviously factually incorrect statements, WHO’S NOT EVEN A POLITICIAN, and they’ll get all kinds of media coverage and legitimacy and put their uninformed opinions on the same place as any POC who is the straightest of straight edge who will be dismissed, and only, only, POC voices matter if they live up to some kind of perfection.
Why should Obama be compared to MLK?  For sure, there’s a connection in that the Civil Rights Movement and the thousands of people who worked, sacrificed and pushed for changes in laws are what ALLOWED Obama to get into office, but by no means do we see white people holding their own to these exceptional high standards…
I mean, MLK had a dream and Reagan had Iran-Contra and crack cocaine.  MLK had a dream and Bush Sr. had Panama and Desert Storm.   MLK had a dream and Bill Clinton had deregulation and “fair trade” agreements that devastated multiple economies at profit for corporations.  MLK had a dream and Bush Jr. got us Patriot Act, ICE, Homeland Security and two wars.
So…
*Not that I really think these should be moral judgments, but rather, to highlight the double standard of legitimacy as far as society goes with white people vs. POC, etc.

Oh wait, so mehreenkasana posted this?? WOW O_O
I am truly taken aback. I really thought she was more intelligent than this. What the fuck was I thinking anyway??
Shit that will never surprise me:
How non-black POC so fucking easily take part into anti-blackness without a fucking second thought. Anti-blackness come so fucking naturally to most non-black POC is is truly disturbing!! And yet we, black people, are expected to buy that POC solidarity bullshit from people who actively oppress us where they have power!!
How easily non-black POC use anti-black rhetoric to fight the oppression they are facing. Us, black folks and our struggles are just mere parts of rhetoric tools at the disposal!
What Obama’s race has to do with anything you fucking dumbass??

I love how every single one of you thought this was an attack on African people. Something I would never do, something I have never done. It amazes me and confirms the fact that this is precisely why Obama has garnered such blind support for the policies he’s had. This post wasn’t uploaded to say: “Oh, look, two terrible black people.” It was to show how POC like myself had massive hope when Obama became president because we thought the entire idea of the Dream-coming-true happened. We thought marginalization wouldn’t happen. We also thought oppressed voices wouldn’t remain oppressed. When this went up, the purpose was to show how MLK’s dream didn’t exactly come true. I love MLK. I don’t love Obama. That doesn’t mean I “hate Black People” or I’m “anti-black.” Maybe you should read what MLK said:

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular—but one must take it because it’s right.

Obama wouldn’t ever do that. That post was related to drones. If you lived in Pakistan or Yemen or Somalia or Philippines, you’d understand this post. You’d know that the Dream MLK spoke of, never came true. There’s no ‘anti-blackness’ in here. There’s disappointment coming from attacked POC who once had faith in Obama. Every single one of you completely went off point just like I expected of Obama supporters. I feel sorry for you. Continue drawing irrelevant arguments. 

"This post wasn’t uploaded to say: “Oh, look, two terrible black people.”" Yeah we know that!! This juxtaposition makes it problematic because it condemn Obama&#8217;s action based on his BLACKNESS and like it was said before, no white person has to go through that! Black people should NEVER be held to a black code of conduct and shunned if they don&#8217;t follow it. This is how we fall in the dichotomy of the good and bad negro which ultimately reinforce oppressive structures.  Obama is a black man but he is after all the president of the USA. A country where young black men like Trayvon Martin still get gunned down!! Whcih lead me to side-eye this: "We thought marginalization wouldn’t happen." Really?
"That doesn’t mean I “hate Black People” or I’m “anti-black.”" I have seen you brilliantly argue with racists countless times which is why I do not understand why you would say this. You should know by now that oppression doesn&#8217;t have to be intentional. This is beyond your intention, oppression is not about loving or hating a group. You should know that. We are not saying that you hate black people. You don&#8217;t need to hate us to partake in a rhetoric that is oppressing us!! And the fact that many black people and non-black POC are telling you this, yet you want to disregard it, speaks volume!
This picture is based on the following narrative: Obama as a black man should not upheld white supremacy. This a fail for the obvious reason that Obama is the leader of the most white supremacist country on Earth, he is bound to it!!
In short: This post is essentializing a black person, their action and character, to their blackness. This is what makes it anti-black!

mehreenkasana:

dreams-from-my-father:

bankuei:

satansglitterypanties:

miswritten:

mehreenkasana:

It’s sad how true this is.

i’m not really sure why these two are being compared? is it simply because they’re both black men who are really prominent in the political sphere, and known as ‘eloquent’? because the two of them operate[d] from really different places. mlk was organizing from a platform of fighting racism, class oppression, and war, and….. obama is the president of the united states. who was a senator and a professor. mlk drew his power was from the people he organized with and mass mobilizations, where obama gets his power is from the US government and corporations… imo they had really different lives and were operating in very different contexts.

the juxtaposition of these images/quotes implies [to me] that we’re supposed to see obama as a shame to the legacy of black progressive organizing, which is pretty weird imo because who does that about shitty white people? (answer: no one)

i think there are some important things to think through around obama’s rise to power and how his position as the president is connected to/relies on/erases/does violence to black organizing and black movements, but this doesn’t do it for me. i think there are better ways of critiquing obama and his warmongering, imperialist, militarized, neoliberal violence without relying on racial tropes.

^^^^on point commentary 

Bang.  There’s so many ways white media and shit like this works to demand perfect sainthood from Black folks before they can even get a voice. 

You can have a white man who beats women, with severe impairment from drugs and alcoholism*, saying obviously factually incorrect statements, WHO’S NOT EVEN A POLITICIAN, and they’ll get all kinds of media coverage and legitimacy and put their uninformed opinions on the same place as any POC who is the straightest of straight edge who will be dismissed, and only, only, POC voices matter if they live up to some kind of perfection.

Why should Obama be compared to MLK?  For sure, there’s a connection in that the Civil Rights Movement and the thousands of people who worked, sacrificed and pushed for changes in laws are what ALLOWED Obama to get into office, but by no means do we see white people holding their own to these exceptional high standards…

I mean, MLK had a dream and Reagan had Iran-Contra and crack cocaine.  MLK had a dream and Bush Sr. had Panama and Desert Storm.   MLK had a dream and Bill Clinton had deregulation and “fair trade” agreements that devastated multiple economies at profit for corporations.  MLK had a dream and Bush Jr. got us Patriot Act, ICE, Homeland Security and two wars.

So…

*Not that I really think these should be moral judgments, but rather, to highlight the double standard of legitimacy as far as society goes with white people vs. POC, etc.

Oh wait, so mehreenkasana posted this?? WOW O_O

I am truly taken aback. I really thought she was more intelligent than this. What the fuck was I thinking anyway??

Shit that will never surprise me:

  • How non-black POC so fucking easily take part into anti-blackness without a fucking second thought. Anti-blackness come so fucking naturally to most non-black POC is is truly disturbing!! And yet we, black people, are expected to buy that POC solidarity bullshit from people who actively oppress us where they have power!!
  • How easily non-black POC use anti-black rhetoric to fight the oppression they are facing. Us, black folks and our struggles are just mere parts of rhetoric tools at the disposal!

What Obama’s race has to do with anything you fucking dumbass??

I love how every single one of you thought this was an attack on African people. Something I would never do, something I have never done. It amazes me and confirms the fact that this is precisely why Obama has garnered such blind support for the policies he’s had. This post wasn’t uploaded to say: “Oh, look, two terrible black people.” It was to show how POC like myself had massive hope when Obama became president because we thought the entire idea of the Dream-coming-true happened. We thought marginalization wouldn’t happen. We also thought oppressed voices wouldn’t remain oppressed. When this went up, the purpose was to show how MLK’s dream didn’t exactly come true. I love MLK. I don’t love Obama. That doesn’t mean I “hate Black People” or I’m “anti-black.” Maybe you should read what MLK said:

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular—but one must take it because it’s right.

Obama wouldn’t ever do that. That post was related to drones. If you lived in Pakistan or Yemen or Somalia or Philippines, you’d understand this post. You’d know that the Dream MLK spoke of, never came true. There’s no ‘anti-blackness’ in here. There’s disappointment coming from attacked POC who once had faith in Obama. Every single one of you completely went off point just like I expected of Obama supporters. I feel sorry for you. Continue drawing irrelevant arguments. 

"This post wasn’t uploaded to say: “Oh, look, two terrible black people.”" Yeah we know that!! This juxtaposition makes it problematic because it condemn Obama’s action based on his BLACKNESS and like it was said before, no white person has to go through that! Black people should NEVER be held to a black code of conduct and shunned if they don’t follow it. This is how we fall in the dichotomy of the good and bad negro which ultimately reinforce oppressive structures.  Obama is a black man but he is after all the president of the USA. A country where young black men like Trayvon Martin still get gunned down!! Whcih lead me to side-eye this: "We thought marginalization wouldn’t happen." Really?

"That doesn’t mean I “hate Black People” or I’m “anti-black.”" I have seen you brilliantly argue with racists countless times which is why I do not understand why you would say this. You should know by now that oppression doesn’t have to be intentional. This is beyond your intention, oppression is not about loving or hating a group. You should know that. We are not saying that you hate black people. You don’t need to hate us to partake in a rhetoric that is oppressing us!! And the fact that many black people and non-black POC are telling you this, yet you want to disregard it, speaks volume!

This picture is based on the following narrative: Obama as a black man should not upheld white supremacy. This a fail for the obvious reason that Obama is the leader of the most white supremacist country on Earth, he is bound to it!!

In short: This post is essentializing a black person, their action and character, to their blackness. This is what makes it anti-black!

bankuei:

satansglitterypanties:

miswritten:

mehreenkasana:

It’s sad how true this is.

i’m not really sure why these two are being compared? is it simply because they’re both black men who are really prominent in the political sphere, and known as ‘eloquent’? because the two of them operate[d] from really different places. mlk was organizing from a platform of fighting racism, class oppression, and war, and….. obama is the president of the united states. who was a senator and a professor. mlk drew his power was from the people he organized with and mass mobilizations, where obama gets his power is from the US government and corporations… imo they had really different lives and were operating in very different contexts.
the juxtaposition of these images/quotes implies [to me] that we’re supposed to see obama as a shame to the legacy of black progressive organizing, which is pretty weird imo because who does that about shitty white people? (answer: no one)
i think there are some important things to think through around obama’s rise to power and how his position as the president is connected to/relies on/erases/does violence to black organizing and black movements, but this doesn’t do it for me. i think there are better ways of critiquing obama and his warmongering, imperialist, militarized, neoliberal violence without relying on racial tropes.

^^^^on point commentary 

Bang.  There’s so many ways white media and shit like this works to demand perfect sainthood from Black folks before they can even get a voice. 
You can have a white man who beats women, with severe impairment from drugs and alcoholism*, saying obviously factually incorrect statements, WHO’S NOT EVEN A POLITICIAN, and they’ll get all kinds of media coverage and legitimacy and put their uninformed opinions on the same place as any POC who is the straightest of straight edge who will be dismissed, and only, only, POC voices matter if they live up to some kind of perfection.
Why should Obama be compared to MLK?  For sure, there’s a connection in that the Civil Rights Movement and the thousands of people who worked, sacrificed and pushed for changes in laws are what ALLOWED Obama to get into office, but by no means do we see white people holding their own to these exceptional high standards…
I mean, MLK had a dream and Reagan had Iran-Contra and crack cocaine.  MLK had a dream and Bush Sr. had Panama and Desert Storm.   MLK had a dream and Bill Clinton had deregulation and “fair trade” agreements that devastated multiple economies at profit for corporations.  MLK had a dream and Bush Jr. got us Patriot Act, ICE, Homeland Security and two wars.
So…
*Not that I really think these should be moral judgments, but rather, to highlight the double standard of legitimacy as far as society goes with white people vs. POC, etc.

Oh wait, so mehreenkasana posted this?? WOW O_O
I am truly taken aback. I really thought she was more intelligent than this. What the fuck was I thinking anyway??
Shit that will never surprise me:
How non-black POC so fucking easily take part into anti-blackness without a fucking second thought. Anti-blackness come so fucking naturally to most non-black POC is is truly disturbing!! And yet we, black people, are expected to buy that POC solidarity bullshit from people who actively oppress us where they have power!!
How easily non-black POC use anti-black rhetoric to fight the oppression they are facing. Us, black folks and our struggles are just mere parts of rhetoric tools at the disposal!
What Obama&#8217;s race has to do with anything you fucking dumbass??

bankuei:

satansglitterypanties:

miswritten:

mehreenkasana:

It’s sad how true this is.

i’m not really sure why these two are being compared? is it simply because they’re both black men who are really prominent in the political sphere, and known as ‘eloquent’? because the two of them operate[d] from really different places. mlk was organizing from a platform of fighting racism, class oppression, and war, and….. obama is the president of the united states. who was a senator and a professor. mlk drew his power was from the people he organized with and mass mobilizations, where obama gets his power is from the US government and corporations… imo they had really different lives and were operating in very different contexts.

the juxtaposition of these images/quotes implies [to me] that we’re supposed to see obama as a shame to the legacy of black progressive organizing, which is pretty weird imo because who does that about shitty white people? (answer: no one)

i think there are some important things to think through around obama’s rise to power and how his position as the president is connected to/relies on/erases/does violence to black organizing and black movements, but this doesn’t do it for me. i think there are better ways of critiquing obama and his warmongering, imperialist, militarized, neoliberal violence without relying on racial tropes.

^^^^on point commentary 

Bang.  There’s so many ways white media and shit like this works to demand perfect sainthood from Black folks before they can even get a voice. 

You can have a white man who beats women, with severe impairment from drugs and alcoholism*, saying obviously factually incorrect statements, WHO’S NOT EVEN A POLITICIAN, and they’ll get all kinds of media coverage and legitimacy and put their uninformed opinions on the same place as any POC who is the straightest of straight edge who will be dismissed, and only, only, POC voices matter if they live up to some kind of perfection.

Why should Obama be compared to MLK?  For sure, there’s a connection in that the Civil Rights Movement and the thousands of people who worked, sacrificed and pushed for changes in laws are what ALLOWED Obama to get into office, but by no means do we see white people holding their own to these exceptional high standards…

I mean, MLK had a dream and Reagan had Iran-Contra and crack cocaine.  MLK had a dream and Bush Sr. had Panama and Desert Storm.   MLK had a dream and Bill Clinton had deregulation and “fair trade” agreements that devastated multiple economies at profit for corporations.  MLK had a dream and Bush Jr. got us Patriot Act, ICE, Homeland Security and two wars.

So…

*Not that I really think these should be moral judgments, but rather, to highlight the double standard of legitimacy as far as society goes with white people vs. POC, etc.

Oh wait, so mehreenkasana posted this?? WOW O_O

I am truly taken aback. I really thought she was more intelligent than this. What the fuck was I thinking anyway??

Shit that will never surprise me:

  • How non-black POC so fucking easily take part into anti-blackness without a fucking second thought. Anti-blackness come so fucking naturally to most non-black POC is is truly disturbing!! And yet we, black people, are expected to buy that POC solidarity bullshit from people who actively oppress us where they have power!!
  • How easily non-black POC use anti-black rhetoric to fight the oppression they are facing. Us, black folks and our struggles are just mere parts of rhetoric tools at the disposal!

What Obama’s race has to do with anything you fucking dumbass??

The Republican Party, Dead at 158

engagedelectorate:

One of the two principal political factions of the modern United States, the Republican Party died Monday afternoon. The cause was apparent suicide following a long decline in cognition, memory, and grasp of reality.

Born in 1854 among slavery abolitionists, the Republican Party became known for espousing self-reliance, efficient government, and emancipation. With an impressive ability to evolve, it overcame the Teapot Dome scandal, the Iran-contra hearings, and Senator Larry Craig’s visits to airport bathrooms. But the party had become increasingly unstable in recent years as a latent religio-nativist-moronism, apparently contracted in the Arizona desert decades ago, began to spread to vital organs.

The end came in a final spasm of self-loathing following a bout of super-PAC advertising before the Texas primary. There are no survivors. ~ A.J. Jacobs (Esquire)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH XD

I wish this was true :-(