This is long, and buried way down the thread, but needs to be read by everyone who still has any fucks to give.
I guess whole books could and have been written about who knew what and when in terms of the Nazi concentration camps. But we know each of those millions of narratives must have passed through three stages at varying times:
“Hitler? Who’s that?”
“I’m starting to suspect [or should suspect] that what’s happening is worse than I can justify”
If you’re willing to blow up government buildings at stage 1, you’re Tim McVeigh. If you’re not willing to blow up government building…
Click through for the fine adaptation of a famous Elton John song.
I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record.
Puppet Man (with apologies to SEJ)
My bed is warm, with Fox and Friends,
executive time ‘til 10AM,
And I’m gonna be hi-i-igh as a kite by then…
I miss New York so much, I miss my life,
Who knew this new job would be so hard?,
But for 50 bu-u-ucks, you can kiss my ring.
And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time 'til P…
Another fine set of lyrics for a beloved classic
Imagine if, for a decade, Google left the world’s largest social network to fester, allowing racial slurs, sexist abuse and any and all forms of bigotry to stand without moderation or even the slightest serious community management, all the while vigorously enforcing policies against marketing, spam and copyright infringement, making clear that nothing is there without its conscious assent. What a world that would be.
“What a What the Fuck World” (with apologies to Louis Armstrong)
I see scr…
This may just be one of the most succinct explanations of ‘white fragility’ that I have ever seen:
For real though, the complaint which lies behind the creation of wypipo is the same which generates the exasperation people are experiencing in conversation with you:
White people built white supremacy, have used it to treat PoC with extreme shittiness for four centuries, and still can’t even bring themselves to
talk about it let alone godforfuckingbid do something about it (repackaging does not count .)
⊥rump has tiny hands. Elon Musk, well…
For the last line, it’s a doozy.
we’re far from out of pickaxes.
Maybe the star can get some secret service protection, or even be moved to a safer part of the walk, behind some fences, like mexican children.
This week’s Troll-slayer award goes to…
Her death was unfortunate and sad. And what’s worse is the support she lost in the end. If you or anyone you know who has had past issues with suicidal thoughts there are many avenues for you to reach out.
If you are in need of help, please reach out:
US: 1-800-784-2433, 1-800-273-8255, 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
Canada: +1 416-408-4357, +1 514-723-4000
UK: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90, +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92
Just because the group she was a part of had …
Enraged by the way she’d been treated, she refused and ended up telling her story to The Guardian.
The Guardian? Why didn’t she go to a national US paper like the venerable Washington Post?
There’s a good point in the background of this that’s been a question in media studies for years. How
do you trust an outlet to properly report on wrongdoing at it’s parent company? And as media ownership gets more concentrated, it’s a much bigger question, because suddenly, there’s no-one outside of parent company doing any reporting.
Things are just fine, really, just fine! See, look at how it is for the residents of this hypothetical 10 story apartment building in New Zealand.
This is happening in New Zealand too, particularly in our largest city Auckland which is also right up there in terms of being one of the worst cities in the word for high house prices. I recently read a great comic that displays this inequality for NZ (but applicable for the West in general). I really recommend it: