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White Supremacist Propaganda 

While a lot of Klan and neo-nazi propaganda contains racial slurs, threats of violence, and other very recognizable hatred (intended to terrorize people of color, Jewish people, and LGBT people- in the case of my home town) there are also forms of white supremacist propaganda designed to recruit white people. 

These are ‘softer’ forms of propaganda, designed to appeal to people who don’t consider themselves racist but have an underlying resentment of people of color and for any progressive circle to center their experiences at all. They resent white privilege and systemic racial oppression being spoken about at length. They resent people of color rejecting white entitlement to their spaces and cultures. 

The intent is to convince racist white people (who don’t think of themselves as racist, but who clearly are, and clearly feel angry when their entitlement isn’t immediately gratified) that the hate group in question is just ‘misunderstood’ and is really about pride and celebrating your own culture, etc. 

The intent is that once someone falls for that bait and hook, they can play up on their underlying resentment and entitlement. If you already believe that you should be able to celebrate being white, and they can bring you from that belief to the belief that people of color are preventing you from your right to have pride in that, then they can foster anger against people of color. From there, any time there is a collective societal reaction of disgust towards the hate group or towards the notion of white pride, the recruited whites can be relied upon to feel victimized by society collectively. 

It’s only a short step from that to being sold conspiracy theories about ‘white genocide’ or ‘Jewish globalists’ to explain why society is against them. And a short step from there to terrorization of those suspected of being a part of that conspiracy, and the impulse to ‘warn’ other whites in the form of more hateful propaganda. 

This shit is extremely dangerous and fucked up and I want everyone to understand how this functions. Because tumblr’s meme of ‘positivity posts’ can be so easily co-opted by white supremacists to function as this form of propaganda. All they need to do is shift the vocabulary very slightly. 

How to recognize it: 

  • Resentment at not being able to openly express white pride

    “why is it okay for other races to be proud?” 
    “loving your heritage doesn’t mean being a racist” 


  • Framing white identity as a ‘culture’ with ‘heritage’ instead of as a societal category created to oppress people of color 

    “why are we not allowed to celebrate our culture?” 
    “you can love […] and actively participate in the culture of the country your ancestors came from”

  • The suggestion that these beliefs aren’t inherently hateful, they aren’t a hate group, that they’re misunderstood, and that they support other races being proud too. They frame this as people of color having a ‘right’ that white people do not. 

    “why are other races allowed these rights, as they should, but not the folk of european ancestry?” 

    [from white-sapphics about page] “Tumblr is very, very focused on minority rights, and there is nothing wrong with that, but more and more white lesbians are being alienated from other blogs.”

Call this shit out. It is dangerous and terrifying. 

Honey, Can’t you See (The Bloodstains on my Teeth) by @troubleiwant

“Mr Stilinski.” Deaton’s usually impassive face betrays a hint of surprise today, maybe even disappointment. “You haven’t changed your mind.”

Stiles tips his chin up, smiling against his irritation. “Nope,” he confirms, so cheerily it bites. They had arranged this weeks ago, yet Deaton was apparently betting Stiles wouldn’t go through with it in the end. Fuck that. He doesn’t know what it’s like out there, not really. He can afford to hold himself aloof and uninvolved, knowing his druid power is enough to keep him safe in this little office. Stiles can’t. Scott’s pack has got to protect this whole town, and Stiles’ spark isn’t enough to protect all of them while they do it.

The thing is, magic isn’t like the fairy tales. It’s blood and risk and sacrifice. Nothing comes without a price, and anyone who tries to say different is baiting a hook to gut you on. Stiles knows that, has known it since he was a kid and his mother started training him for the inevitable day when he’d need to fight for his life.

That day had come four years ago when she died, and it hasn’t stopped yet.

OUAT 6.14 ‘Page 23′ - Press Release

REGINA FACES-OFF AGAINST THE EVIL QUEEN,  AS HOOK’S AND EMMA’S ENGAGEMENT IS TESTED, ON ABC’S ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’

Sean Maguire Guest Stars as Robin of Locksley
 Rose McIver Returns as Tinker Bell

“Page 23” — Believing there isn’t room in Storybrooke for both her and Regina, the Evil Queen sets out to eliminate her other half using Robin to bait the trap. Hook, determined to make things work with Emma, turns to his old friend Capt. Nemo for advice, but Gideon torpedoes his plan before he’s able to set things right. In a flashback to the Enchanted Forest, the Evil Queen learns a surprising lesson about the true source of her misery, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 26 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. 

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Rose McIver as Tinker Bell, Sean Maguire as Robin of Locksley, Tony Perez as the Valet, Giles Matthey as Gideon, Faran Tahir as Captain Nemo, Edward Foy as Lead Knight and Hesham Hammoud as Crewman.

“Page 23” was written by David H. Goodman & Brigitte Hales and directed by Kate Woods.

myfavoriteislarry  asked:

Hiii!! Is the bottom derek tag ready to be updated? Thank you!!

yup!

Death is Not a Lover by Derek_needs_a_hug (1/3 | 5,462 | R)

Stiles’ world is turned upside-down when he is bitten by an incubus. He doesn’t think life could get any worse, but he then meets his new neighbour, Derek. Derek is a prostitute. When the two worlds collide, things have to get a little worse before they start to get better.

The further on the edge, the hotter the intensity by dragon_temeraire (1/1 | 1,422 | NC17)

Derek’s date doesn’t go well, but luckily Stiles is there to make up for it.

Just Breathe, Derek by DarkAthena (seraphim_grace) (1/1 | 5,217 | NC17)

When a Sentinel found a Guide that they were compatible with, and really really liked, they would go into a frenzy where they imprinted the Guide into their memory to serve as a kind of anchor, so the Guide was given the ability to pull the Sentinel out of a state where their senses overwhelmed them, or they became fixated on one of them.

So, by placing them in a bonding suite, where they were surrounded by sense neutral confines, beige walls, sentinel friendly furnishings, scent and noise neutralisers, dimmed bulbs, they could imprint in peace.

Honey, Can’t you See (The Bloodstains on my Teeth) by Loup_Aigre, TroubleIWant (4/4 | 44,901 | NC17)

“Mr Stilinski.” Deaton’s usually impassive face betrays a hint of surprise today, maybe even disappointment. “You haven’t changed your mind.”

Stiles tips his chin up, smiling against his irritation. “Nope,” he confirms, so cheerily it bites. They had arranged this weeks ago, yet Deaton was apparently betting Stiles wouldn’t go through with it in the end. Fuck that. He doesn’t know what it’s like out there, not really. He can afford to hold himself aloof and uninvolved, knowing his druid power is enough to keep him safe in this little office. Stiles can’t. Scott’s pack has got to protect this whole town, and Stiles’ spark isn’t enough to protect all of them while they do it.

The thing is, magic isn’t like the fairy tales. It’s blood and risk and sacrifice. Nothing comes without a price, and anyone who tries to say different is baiting a hook to gut you on. Stiles knows that, has known it since he was a kid and his mother started training him for the inevitable day when he’d need to fight for his life.

That day had come four years ago when she died, and it hasn’t stopped yet.

The Start of Our Forever by Cobrilee (1/1 | 20,546 | NC17)

Stiles is ready to get out of Beacon Hills and start his new life, free of the supernatural. A random discovery in an antique store in Denver proves you can never leave it all behind… and encourages him to find it again. What ensues is four and a half years of pining, self-discovery, personal growth, a whole hell of a lot of love, and a realization that nightmares can still become fairy tales (happily-ever-afters included).

Double Dog Dare by stilinskisderek (1/1 | 3,70 3| NC17)

Stiles comes back home from college with a cock piercing (because of Erica, of course, it’s always Erica) and Derek… Derek might just have to send Erica a thank you card.

anonymous asked:

Carnivorous mermaids/siren prompts please!! 💖

1) The siren loved to listen to the girl sing. She suspected that was the only reason she was still alive.


2) “I think,” the pirate said. “That you’ll help us catch the pretty things, don’t you?”
They felt like chum. A bloodied worm thrashing on the end of a bait hook. Song began to drift around the ship, dark shapes moving in the sea just below their feet.
Even the pirates, with their ear plugs, shifted uneasily as if a cold breeze had swept suddenly over the warm waters.


3) “You’re not going to eat me?”
“You are like an eel. Skinny.”
Now they knew how Hansel and Gretel felt.


4) Fear made meat too bitter, acidic. She stroked her prey’s hair, cooed soothing songs instead of luring ones. Why lure? They had nowhere to go, stranded oarless on the pacific. Poor thing. Sweet thing.


5) “You want to be free,” the woman said to the siren in the tank. “So do I. Perhaps we could work together.
“You don’t seem concerned I’ll eat you.”
“We both know humans don’t actually make the best nor preferred diet for your kind.”


6) The singing haunted her in her sleep. Restless, maddening, beautiful beyond measure. It left her dreams drenched with the sound. But no one was allowed down on the beach and no one else seemed to feel the water calling towards them.

gettin-schwifty  asked:

Despite being comically irresponsible when it comes to supervising children, Stan loves Dipper and Mabel unconditionally. Even if Stan is prone to making fun of them at times, he's proven that he really cares about them and would lay down his life for them. What are your thoughts on Stan's affection towards the kids?

You just worded it beautifully right here.

Deep in his heart, I think, Stan is a family man. But he’s been burned by his family—kicked out by his father, rejected by his beloved twin brother. It’s interesting to notice how he doesn’t warm up to the twins from the first season to the second so much as rapid-cycle between grouchy fake-detachment (offering them each a free choice from the gift shop—"The catch is do it before I change my mind") and explicit eagerness to bond with them (the plot of the second episode revolves around an attempt to grow closer to them by taking them on a fishing trip), with the occasional moment of pure self-absorption in which he nearly forgets that they exist (distracted by an old movie on television, unaware that they’ve been out of the house for hours). And then, I had been very sure, upon first watching the series, that he had little interest in the twins at first, but we have it via Alex Hirsch that he drove all the way to the hospital when they were born and fought their grandfather for a chance to hold them. My own theory is that he had a longstanding offer to take on the kids for a summer, and that Mr. and Mrs. Pines finally accepted it when they considered the kids old enough—at which point they were both a little beyond him, teetering on the verge of teenhood, not the trusting tykes he’d envisioned who would be eager to listen to his jokes and watch him bait a hook.

Stan is a family man, but he never had a family of his own. I think it’s easy to imagine him being inclined to have one, which is why the “Grunkle 4 Grandpa” theories caught on as quickly as they did (frankly, there’s a lot that still hasn’t been explained to my satisfaction). A lot of people latched on to a throwaway line in “Little Gift Shop of Horrors"—"next thing you know, you gotta raise a kid, your life falls apart"—which Hirsch explained not as a confession of a personal experience but as something Stan’s father had often said to him. If this is the case, it might help to explain why Stan, who was apparently successful with women in his younger days, never held down a relationship; fatherhood may have held a lingering fear for him.

Yet despite his best efforts at detachment from humanity (let’s be real, Stan couldn’t even detach himself from some characters in an old TV movie), despite his gruff and cynical attitude and his crabbed bachelor existence, he’s managed—almost unwittingly—to attract a child to himself. Soos Ramirez has looked up to Stan since he was very young, considers him a father figure, and dreams of being adopted by him—something Stan seems not to be aware of. I think that has a lot to do with Stan’s conception of fatherhood. See, Stan is protective of Soos—he got himself banned from airplanes in an effort to help shield him from a source of trauma—and protectiveness had no place in Filbrick Pines’ parenting philosophy. He taught his sons to be stronger, tougher, so that they could protect themselves; Stan, perceiving vulnerability in Dipper, puts him to work, determined to give him the strength and resource he needs to fight back. This, to Stan, is fatherhood, a school of endurance against future cruelties; his father’s love was tough love, and he doesn’t realize yet that fatherhood can also mean busting out the brass knuckles and smacking some zombies around because the kids aren’t strong enough to handle them yet. That it can mean the urge to punch a dinosaur in the face rather than let that little girl’s heart get broken, or to get labeled a flight risk rather than see that boy sad even for one day out of the year. This might not be the appropriate reaction in every instance, and those boxing skills undoubtedly served Stan well, but the point is that Mabel and Dipper change the conception of fatherhood that Stan has been taught from birth, and it’s not coincidental that his arc ends in the moment when he treats Soos like a son, passing the Mystery Shack down to him.

This is where a key thesis of the show—that it’s never too late to start again—is extremely important. Stan could be bitter that no one told him sooner that having children wouldn’t ruin his life but just might save it, that a father could be loving and gentle as well as strong and stern (when did he stop referring to Mabel as “[Dipper’s] sister” and start calling her “sweetie” and “pumpkin”?), and that his tenderness of heart wouldn’t be a deficiency when it came to dealing with children but would be his greatest asset. He could be sad about what he missed out on for so many years. But he’s too busy being Stanley Pines, a hero to his family; he’s too busy rejoicing in everything he has right now.

  • Wendy: Whew! I finally got the bait on the hook.
  • Laxus: If you needed help, you could've just asked.
  • Gajeel: Yeah, just ask and I'll give ya a hand!
  • Wendy: Aww, thanks guys.
  • Sting: We're all friends here, no need for thanks.
  • Natsu: Hey guys, can you help me with my bait?
  • Gajeel: No.
  • Laxus: Do it yourself.
  • Sting: Think of it as personal training.
  • Rogue: Survival of the fittest as they say.
  • Natsu: Hey! How come I get ignored?!