@jamaicanblackcastoroil

It seems you misspelled “Please don’t reblog from me if you don’t agree, I can’t handle having my ideas being challenged I’d prefer to just be told I’m right, thank you.”

It’s clear you’re just a racist and you have no actual idea, but what’s the reasoning behind this tho? There’s a hypocrisy in whining about cultural appropriation but finding it acceptable to appropriate some else’s culture. In that sense, why do you think people should care about not appropriating yours?

And I was actually just saying “Good for telling me what the correct term is” here. No reason to get snappy, you impulsive twat.

Yeah, what comments.. The one comment that says kill or deport the man? You don’t agree that a man that cuts off little girls’ labia and clitoris in some living room without anesthesia  should be killed or deported? You think that’s perfectly fine to do? Or do you mean the other comments that were mainly anti-EU and barely, or not at all, mentioned immigrants? 

You just want a reason to feel victimized and discriminated against so much that even when it’s about non-white girls being violently abused you don’t care because you can use it to point the finger at whites. What the fuck is wrong with you?

It’s not always an easy thing to do to admit you were wrong, but I’ve found it to be a very admirable quality in others because it takes a lot of inner strength, so I try to do the same.

This might be an “unpopular” opinion (well, it’s not really an opinion… it’s facts) but someone enlightened me the other day after my post about spirit animals and I, of course, did some research. As it turns out, spirit animals themselves are not solely a Native American tradition. The Celts and Vikings had them (though they mainly called them totem animals, which was a term the Native Americans used as well, I believe) and were also of great religious significance. Especially to the Celts, who were animists too. According to ancient Celtic lore, every person has a Celtic totem animal. This symbolizes the main qualities of the individual, comparing them to an animal with those same qualities. The period of the Druids, who were responsible for Celtic signs, was a period of history in Britain and Europe, lasting from 500BC and 400AD. It is interesting to note that just like the the Celtic symbols, the Native American Indians have a similar type of Animal Totem signs. This seems to indicate that universally ancient civilizations used animal symbols to depict certain personal characteristics in people but also in certain elements and animals. Egyptians seem to have a similar tradition as well.

So yeah, just wanted to throw that information out there. You can Google it if you wish. Note that all of these peoples view the spirit/totem animal in a religious light, so it is a tradition to be respected.

(As I am Celtic, I am quite interested to find out what my totem animal is. :) )

The Band O Shearers

When simmer deys and heather bells
Come reeking ower yon highland hills
There’s yellow corn in yonder fields
And the autumn brings a shearin

Sing bonnie lassie will ye gang
And shear wi me the whale day lang
And love will cheer us as we gang
When we join yon band o shearers

And if the thistle it be strang
That it would hurt your milk white hand
It’s we my hawk I’ll cut it doon
When we join that band o shearers

And if the weather it be hot
I’ll cast off my vest and coat
And we’ll count our thrives among yon lot
When we join the band o shearers

And when the shearin is all done
We’ll hae some rantin rovin fun
We’ll hae some rantin rovin fun
And forget all the toils o shearin

Singin bonnie laddie I will gang
And shear with you the whale day lang
And love will join us hand in hand
And forget all the toils o shearin

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Celtic (Scottish football club) fans have raised more than £100,000 for Palestinian charities in an attempt to match an impending Uefa fine for displaying Palestinian flags at a match against an Israeli team.

European football’s governing body began disciplinary proceedings against the Glasgow club last week after a number of fans displayed the flags during their 5-2 home victory against Hapoel Be’er Sheva in a Champions League qualifier.

The return leg is due to be played in Israel on Tuesday night.

The Green Brigade group of supporters set up an appeal on the gofundme website on Sunday to match the anticipated fine, and donations passed £80,000 on Tuesday morning.

The fans are raising money for Medical Aid Palestine, which delivers health and medical care to those “worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement”, and the Lajee Centre, a cultural and sports project for children in Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem.

The appeal read: “At the Champions League match with Hapoel Be’er Sheva on 17 August 2016, the Green Brigade and fans throughout Celtic Park flew the flag for Palestine. This act of solidarity has earned Celtic respect and acclaim throughout the world. It has also attracted a disciplinary charge from Uefa, which deems the Palestinian flag to be an ‘illicit banner’.

“In response to this petty and politically partisan act by European football’s governing body, we are determined to make a positive contribution to the game and today launch a campaign to #matchthefineforpalestine.”

The statement said the money raised would help buy football kit and equipment to enable the refugee camp to have a team, which would be called Aida Celtic, in the Bethlehem youth league.

Celtic face their ninth Uefa punishment for supporter behaviour in five years when the case is heard on 22 September. Two years ago the club was fined more than £15,000 after a Palestinian flag was displayed at a Champions League qualifier against KR Reykjavik.

Uefa rules forbid the use of “gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious, offensive or provocative nature”.

Ooh.  This one’s going in the grimoire.

Caim Is a Celtic word. It means an invisible circle you put around yourself for immediate protection if you feel under threat. Draw an invisible circle around yourself with your right index finger by extending your arm towards the ground and turning clockwise. As you do this, become aware that you are safe and encompassed by the powers you believe in; that you are encircled, enfolded and protected.