somebody doesn’t have to look completely androgynous in order to identify as genderqueer or non-binary. somebody doesn’t have to look masculine or butch in order to identify as male. somebody doesn’t have to look feminine at all in order to identify as female. you can wear a dress and makeup everyday and still ID as male. gender expression is not the same as gender identity
approaching this situation with anger and sarcasm isnt gonna wanna make ANYONE follow you, no matter what your point is. be calm with your words and keep reminding everyone about the huge problem in australia. i think that will get more people to listen!
you tell all the families of indigenous australians that have died in police custody in the past 10 years due to excessive force or due to being left in the back of a fucking 40 degree celsius van to remain calm and tell their oppressors patiently about what they’re doing while they still repeatedly do it over and over
you tell all the children who lost their families and were raped and abused during the stolen generation to remain calm and to tell their oppressors and abusers patiently about what they’re doing wrong while they continue to do it right in your face
you tell all the indigenous australians that have significantly less employment opportunities and have to rely on unemployment checks from centrelink (half of which is taken away from them and designated to specific places REGARDLESS of whether or not they have an addiction - and this is only for indigenous people, non-indigenous people on unemployment checks don’t get half their money taken) to remain calm and patiently tell their oppressors what they’re doing wrong
you tell all the indigenous australians that are constantly spat at for being lazy but have to go to 47% more job interviews than non-indigenous australians to land a job despite having the same qualifications to remain calm
you tell all the indigenous australians in the northern territory whose unemployment and drug addiction and alcoholism and poverty the government is making money off of to remain calm
you tell all the indigenous australians that are stuck overrepresented in our australians prisons because of a racist fucking criminal justice system to remain calm
you tell all the indigenous australian youths who are stuck in a cycle of poverty and alcoholism and drug addiction because of white people to remain calm
you can try to tell me to remain calm but i was raised by my full indigenous australian grandfather who had to retire at age 40 because of a racial attack in his workplace where they broke his back and keyed “c**n” into his car, you can try to tell me to remain calm but my best friends dad spat in my face when i told him i was on an indigenous australian uni scholarship because i was “wasting government money”, you can tell me to remain calm but my great grandmother went to her grave telling people she was afghan and not indigenous australian because white people shamed her into it
no thank you and you can unfollow me too i don’t care for you either
anger is good i have a Big Fire in my belly and people like you aren’t going to stop me
New rule: I’m never giving someone the power to destroy me again.
In the past I’ve shared more than I should with some people I thought I could trust. In return I’ve been left out in the cold. Waiting in empty rooms. Sitting outside the circle. The one who sleeps on the floor in the hallway. If I’m asking other people to respect me. I have to respect me first.
I’m still feeling shit and waiting for someone to bring me a cone of my own because I don’t want to go into that room for a while.
At the same time I know I fucked up, multiple times. I always do.
Looking out at this world….if you’re not angry, you simply ain’t paying attention…or you’re basking in privilege. simple as that.
do you have any idea why nelson mandela and other south african revolutionaries are being proclaimed heroes by israeli media?
Because Israeli media, like most other neoliberal mass circuits of nations founded on settler colonialism and ethnic cleansing of indigenous populations, is contingent upon diluting the radicalism and threatening nature of revolutionary figures to minimize the potential of influence these individuals’ legacies leave behind. Its hardly by accident; Israeli leaders, such an Ariel Sharon, were some of the most vicious anti ANC and pro-apartheid, along with touting racist and dehumanizing “Mandela is a terrorist” tropes to disenfranchise South Africans and their struggle for liberation- which uncoincedentally, is what they do to the demographic they historically and currently oppress, indigenous Palestinians.
WEEPING AT THE TRU
Sovereignty does not come from outside of you. It is a deep understanding and agreement with each moment of your life. A sovereign being lives in concert with every action taken and each word spoken. A sovereign being is the absolute truth of you. All else is illusory; a deliberate and brilliant magic trick.
Sovereignty is living from your internal sense of truth. Sovereignty is the end of hoping and the beginning of knowing. A full realization of your sovereignty recognizes that waiting, wanting and wishing are fruitless enterprises. Once you get it, you know, you do and you are. You do not ask, watch or wait. It is a subtle yet powerful distinction.
You don’t need law or college degrees to run for office, start a movement, invent a better way to do something, teach or lead. You know who you are and what you are capable of. “Slave-speak” prevents you from testing your abilities and keeps you quiet. Fear assumes someone or something knows better than you. There is no one who fits that description. What you don’t have, you don’t need.
We are here to connect, to engage and to enhance. We came to love. This program of ownership has run its course. Ideas of deserving, winning, worshipping, obeying and blaming do not support a free people.
We are waiting for an event and a finale; anxiously watching the skies and listening for disclosure. The only way across the finish line is with our own legs. The finale may be the most exciting part of the show, but it is put on by the same players who’ve been performing right along; the culmination of a great performance. There are no surprise actors waiting in the wings to cross that line or act out this part. It’s us.
We are the Ones we’ve been waiting for.
If people just stopped encroaching on other people maybe we could chill out realize that assimilation isn’t the goal but celebrating diversity is.
Just my B⃦0.0000002
I propose you accept the notion that sometimes people can’t control their emotions, I propose you accept the notion before you lose all your friends.
Stepped off a building to find concrete evidence,
concrete evidence that he’d ever make an impact
Fiction splattered into fact
And his fiction splattered into another sidewalk painting on display
Mitch, my roommates friend knows someone called Perth.
I can’t even.
You are a beautiful human and I love you <3
with all due respect, you don’t know me, or what you are talking about.