Dan 17 Agustus hanya menjadi sebuah perayaan basi atas suatu hal yang katamu merdeka itu, mencapai puncak-puncak gunung dengan atribut merah putih, menuliskan kekaguman atas tanah air, tentu lengkap dengan bumbu-bumbu kalimat ultra nasionalis yang tak ada tandingannya.
Lalu ketika kau melihat anak kecil meringkuk lemas di bawah baliho diskon besar-besaran supermall, MCD, KFC dan segala macamnya, anak-anak papua dibantai karena bersuara lantang, dan segala tragedi kemanusiaan atas nama nasionalisme, kalian lebih memilih diam. Tak mau tahu.
Lalu begitu yang kalian ajarkan apa itu nasionalis?
❛ so you guys did get back together ? ❜ there’s no masking the SOMBER atributes sprawled about her features ; avoiding the other girl’s gaze entirely. it feels as if her words, however, were crawling up her throat on their accord. ❛ — i just thought, you know, that what happened with us the other night was legit. or that it at least meant s o m e t h i n g. i’m probably just being DRAMATIC. ❜
Tru irish ppl re the whitest but like i think in the 1800s ppl atributed their looks to be similar to black people.. As in they evolved from black ppl rather than white ppl... I think it also came from the drunkard stereotype saying """they were just as uncivilized as black ppl"""...
Yeah I know that, it was mainly about their side profile which was generally just bollocks. People who started likening Irish people to black people were just tryna find a way to demonise Irish ppl and distance the English from them. Since it has been found that white people are far less empathetic / sympathetic to black people it makes sense why they’d liken Irish people to black people. It makes them seem less human and almost justifies harming them.