Oakland was fun #streetart #oakland #takemeback
Damn really going to miss the jokes and good movies. RIP.
The awkward sitting food begger #oblina #cat #monster
Happy birthday weekend to me! #rainbowsherbet #icecreamgoodness
Stuffed Crass Pizza!
They’re so cute when they play #pugsley #oblina #cats #play #love
Banksy “Sirens Of The Lambs” For Glastonbury 2014
Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
If you don’t know your history, you can expect to continue to be a fool, used and abused by the oppressor.
….We (at least in America) weren’t taught about De Beer at all.
^ I was thinking that while reading this. Never learned about him in school.
This is the first time I have heard that name.
Slate article about a TV miniseries from 1998: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/television/1998/01/rhodes_to_hell.html
If you still don’t know De Beers is completely evil, and built on the spilled blood of Africa, you haven’t been paying attention to the news (or pop culture—JFC there’s a Leo DiCaprio movie that features a very thinly veiled fictionalization of DeBeers as the bad guy) for the last two decades.
When you buy diamonds you pay for mass murder. Even the ethically sourced ones are built on a platform of death. (Gold and other gems from Africa are not exempt either.)
Your cellphones, too, FYI. All those rare earth heavy metals that make them work? Yeah, they’re from Africa, too, and are funding the wars in places like the CAR.
icymirss: For the past couple of months now, it seems as if every day my Twitter feed is packed to the gills with horrific police brutality stories: cops gone wild like gangstas, tasering, beating, shooting children, disabled people, homeless people, old people — kittens, f’cripesake — and walking free in court even though they’ve been caught red-handed