experimenting with dividers

So I’ve mentioned before that I frequently visit the Museum of the Moving Image to stand with people at the “He Will Not Divide Us” installment. Today, I found out that it has been shut down by the museum due to “violence”. Let me be honest. I work at this museum. I’m pretty confident that this is not the true reflection of the people who work in the museum (for the most part). And I get the concerns – but I don’t agree with them. As I’ve said before, there was nothing but love and support coming from those who visited the installment. Lately, there has been an infection of alt-right members, racists, sexists, trolls, and people motivated by hate stalking around the area. These are the people who have created a sense of “violence” (yet there was no actual physical violence occurring – the only arrest made was of Shia Labeouf weeks ago). I’m deeply saddened over the cancellation of “He Will Not Divide Us”. The artists put a lot of work and sacrifice into this, despite what you personally think about Shia Labeouf and his privilege. I’ve seen him strip away of his former title and protest alongside average (but not-so-average) minorities in Queens, NY. I’m so grateful for the movement he and his team has made, and it’s not over. He will not divide us, he will unite us, and we will continue to fight with love wherever the cameras are recording.

anonymous asked:

I dunno if you've noticed but Milo's gettin' c r e a m e d on account of pedo shenanigans, not direct accusations but the old "I think adults and 13 year olds should be allowed to bang" woopsie, his book's gettin; depublished my dude it's hip hop happenin

Here’s the video clip:


>milo asserts argues that transwomen cant use the womens washroom as “title IX is supposed to protect women”
>yet believes its totally fine to fuck young lads if they are “sexually developed” enough, whatever the fuck that means.

Fucking minors if you are an aaaaadult, isnt at all an “if you are post-puberty” affair, as it is a relative developmental and abuse affair. As older, adult people generally have a keener sense for their wants needs and how to get it, the experience divide via age difference immediately produces sharp power imbalances with very little agency on the minor to effect change or stand for their own in the relationship. And often, because of the minor’s age, they wont know what they want or need or even have a basis to measure/compare the relationship with the adult with, besides that of their family or school friends. It’s a dangerous situation no matter how you slice it. All the power, mobility, wealth and experience resides with the adult, and because the youth has nothing else to rest on, let alone comparable previous sexual relationships to go “hm am i being treated right here?”, the youth stands a very high probability of being emotionally abused/scarred.

The fact that all of this isn’t readily apparent to milo, who believes someone who struggles with gender identity is a threat to themselves and others - and that society is ignorant to the true ills of their way of thinking - is deeply ironic.

perhaps we should apply a little of his own logic he expressed to be used toward transgendered people, but back toward him for enabling the abuse of minors. It would at least find a more appropriate application:

“It is our job to point out their absurdity, to not make the problem worse by pretending they are normal. Much like fat-shaming, if our mockery drives them to get the help they need, we may save their life.” - milo

Except not to save Milo’s life, exactly, but for the youth he sees no issue in being exploited.

I watched the clip anticipating it to be one of his inflammatory hold for laughter speech/joke statements, but it was part of a back and forth in a group call that he doubled back on and pressed, arguing for.


anonymous asked:

Clairesail here again :) I don't recall of it's been mentioned before or not, but what kind of accent does Anna have? I'd assume an English one, as she goes to an English school, but I always read her voice in an American accent like her father's. And she's been raised around so many people with all different kinds of accents... so does she sound more British like her mom or more American like her dad?

Hi Claire! Daaaamn that’s a tricky one. Good question. Honestly it’s not something I usually think of because, you know, I write originally in Spanish and then I translate to English. But it’s true it’s a trait I should consider and have in mind, so, here we go!

You’re right when guessing Anna has been raised among different people with different accents - American accent with Zip, Kurtis and Marie, and add to that combo the Diné dizaad, the Navajo language, British accent with Lara and Lady Angeline, more Irish accent with father Dunstan and Winston (o maybe Winston just lost his Irish accent - if that’s a thing - after living so many years in Britain?), French accent with Jean Yves, Turkish accent with Selma, even Hindi accent with Radha and Sita Delhi.

Now this is insane, isn’t it? :D We can say at this point the girl should be utterly confused at which kind of accent to pick up, but as she spent more time with her parents and grandmas than with the rest of the crowd, I guess American/British accent are the dominant; despite she might adopt some of the other accents while she’s with that other people. (It has happened to me when spending time, for example, with my Mexican friends, I adopted the Mexican accent without even noticing I was doing it, then when back to my Spanish envinroment I lose it again and recover my Spanish accent).

Now, between American and British accent, I think she’ll be more inclined to sound American, like it’s - and this is just MY personal appreciation - a more comfortable, cool pronunciation of English, easy to learn, easy to remember, easy to adopt, while I find British accent more difficult to master.

We know that Anna sounds more like Kurtis than like Lara, she lacks Lara’s manners and educated vocabulary, she easily swears and curses and uses her father’s poor soldier slang, just because you know, children are more attracted to bad uses than to good uses. She finds it cool and comfortable and prefers it over the delicate, refinated British accent. 

So in the end, I guess she’s more sounding American, rather than British, which doesn’t mean her British relatives won’t kinda struggle to make her adopt the British accent - if only to clean a little that filthy mouth. She will try to contain herself, anyway. And as she lives part of her life in England, it’s logical some of the British accent will stick to her anyway, if only for Lara.

Maybe she just lives jumping from one accent to other, from one slang to other, depending of the person she’s with, just as I do with my Mexican friends… but it will be easier for her as she’s still a kid and kids are like sponges, they absorb easily whatever floats around them…

Spent the afternoon making my own dividers for my large black Kikki K. I had a bad experience buying dividers off of Etsy so i decided to just make them myself so I 100% knew what I was getting. The tabs are just cardstock coated with fine gold glitter and glued to the paper. The actual dividers are all laminated. I’m totally in love with this setup and it beats anything I’ve purchased on Etsy before!

The reason I’m staunchly antizionist, among many other reasons, is that Zionism is a mere political ideology. It doesn’t define Judaism, it can never supersede our culture. 

We existed as a distinct ethnic and religious culture for a millenia before Zionism and we’ll continue to exist for millenias after. My entire identity is not bound to a single political ideology and the sinister quality of its nature is that somehow we’ve bought into the idea that that’s precisely what we need to do in order to define our Jewishness. 

Zionism is about two centuries old. We have thousands of years of experiences, philosophy, struggle, and survival that a single ideology could never seek to sum up or contain. And the fact that so many seek to distill it down to a movement that’s barely into it’s third century of existence is poison to the vastness of our people. I refuse to participate in the bottlenecking of our culture. 

The fact that there are so many of my own people who discard me from my own community daily because I argue loudly and aggressively as to the nature of Zionism is testament to its flawed design. The fact that so many young Jews in particular find themselves excluded from their synagogues, their campus Hillel’s, their own families, simply for dissenting on political ideology, that somehow to not be Zionist is to not be Jewish is the most malicious form of internalized antisemitism we have ever faced as a people. 

When I argue with a fellow Jew about their beliefs in Zionism never do I deny their Judaism, and yet I find them denying mine. Worse, I have been asked to provide “proof” of my Jewishness in such arguments. How can we as a people expect to grow and change and find our self-determination if we reduce ourselves down to paranoid followers of political ideology? 

The history of Zionism is nuanced, complicated, and based heavily as a way to overcome antisemitism of that I cannot deny, nor would I. But does it work? Has it saved us? Will it forward our liberation? We’re Jews. We must question. The fact that many of us have been silenced is the very antithesis of our way. There’s so much to the history and its far reaching effects that I won’t even attempt to parse it out in one essay on the internet. 

 But I certainly will not let you all pretend as if antizionist Jews do not exist, are not loud and vocally and fiercely proud of their Judaism. I wouldn’t let goyim pretend they own the conversation on antizionsim when such arguments were first made by Jews at the time of Zionism’s formation. So why on earth would I let my fellow Jews cover their eyes and pretend they can’t see me either? 

On HeWillNotDivide.Us

The art project was recently shut down.  It was supposed to run throughout Trump’s presidency, but apparently attracted too much violence. People were supposed to say ‘He will not divide us’ to the camera.

I was watching it live as Trump read his oaths. Jaden Smith was there, along with lots of other people, numbers growing as the ceremony wore on. It was surreal.

Since then, people have been wandering by and talking to the camera. Sometimes fulfilling its original purpose - saying the words stated. But, other times, it’s just people having random conversations with the others who happen to be there at the same time.

It’s an interesting social experiment: the project has encouraged people from all walks of life to have conversations on camera on various political issues - there have been liberals and libertarians explaining their views, people arguing or just monologuing to the camera. Anyone could say whatever the heck they wanted and it’s recorded for posterity. 

Theses aren’t politicians - they’re people wandering by. But the conversations they have by the camera are fascinating. So many diverse views. Some people talk politics; others just talk about Jay Z or their girlfriend or the pros and cons of dying their hair. Other times, there is nobody there. Over the past couple of days there was a snow storm, and you can watch the snow pile up and dog walkers stroll by shivering and workers shovelling snow.

It’s a snapshot of the public at a very interesting time. It shows the messages normal individuals want to tell the rest of the world.

rainstorm-waltz  asked:

hey, so, I'm not much older than you, but we have a couple years worth of experience divided between us I guess????. I saw that you responded to my post with 'who the fuck are you' and I thought you were a troll but you're just a person who runs a nice blog tbh you seem like a sweet person (btw the humor of jsut that in all caps was really funny) If you do have some questions I can answer them, if not ignore this completely ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

how do you get unaddicted to an 5hour energy+coffeee drink

Gods, Saints & Archetypes

I will often allude to “God” or “the Mother” or the “Father” but then state that I do not believe in Gods. So, which is it? The only God I believe in is the One, the Great Soul, that which is behind all. When I speak of God, or mention some other great being I am referring to archetypes  of human experience. The One is the underlying root of all things and is neither divided nor divisible. 

However in human experience we perceive things as divided into opposites. This is duality. So we have sun and moon, male and female, good and evil, hot and cold, light and dark, yin and yang. These forces seem to strive against one another with light conquering darkness only for the sun to set and the moon rise. These conflicting forces have symbolic representations, personifications if you will. When we speak of the Mother we mean the Earth, water, growing things, the moon, the nurturing force which makes things grow and power hidden in mystery. The father is the sun, the wind, fire, strife but also strength and power wielded openly.

Our Gods and Goddesses are representations of these things. We have the fearsome God the father and the gentle Mother of God. We have Goddesses of Spring like Eoster and Demeter, Gods of the hunt, of war, of winter. We have Gods of compassion, purity, wisdom and light like Apollo, Jesus and Balder. They are all one and the same, different names but the same attributes. They have the same attributes because the things they represent are universal and real to us. Duality is an illusion but as Einstein said of time a persistent illusion.

I have no fear of Gods because I understand what they are and what they represent in our world of duality, our world of forms. In this way I worship no Gods but in a way I worship them all.

๑ Samsaran ๑

Sagittarius Dog: The Problem-Dog

The Sagittarius Dog is a complex character with a basic problem which belongs to this dog alone: to which of the two forces at work within does he or she truly belong…the canine or the equine? Most of the time, the Sagittarius Dog will not know whether to wag his or her tail or use it to keep the flies from an owner’s face. This will be a restless dog…versatile, easily bored and totally unfathomable. This canine flits from one interest to another, unable to decide what he or she actually likes. The Sagittarius Dog experiences continual internal conflict with divided loyalties and a split personality. Nonetheless, this is a vital creature with a well-balanced body designed for taking energetic exercise.

An exceptionally brave and lucky canine, the Sagittarius Dog can be a very trustworthy and reliable creature, particularly suited in that event for working with the blind. These dogs are full of character and can easily learn amusing tricks. The Sagittarius Dog (who often believes himself or herself to actually be a horse) will be determined to get to the bottom of everything…the bed, the garbage can or the flower-bed, for instance. This trait often makes the Sagittarius Dog a most unsuitable pet for the house-proud owner, particularly if there is limited access to the great outdoors. Cooped-up or confined, the Sagittarius Dog (much like the archer which is symbolic of the sign) will know exactly where to aim so that he or she causes the most discomfort to others with the least personal inconvenience. In short, life with a Sagittarius Dog will never, ever be dull.

(Looking for another zodiac dog?)

Culture is the general sphere of knowledge, and of representations of lived experience, within a historical society divided into classes; what this amounts to is that culture is the power to generalize, existing apart, as an intellectual division of labor and as the intellectual labor of division. Culture detached itself from the unity of myth-based society, according to Hegel, “when the power to unify disappeared from the life of man, and opposites lost their connection and living interaction, and became autonomous.” In thus gaining its independence, culture was embarked on an imperialistic career of self-enrichment that was at the same time the beginning of the decline of its independence. The history that brought culture’s relative autonomy into being, along with the ideological illusions concerning that autonomy, is also expressed as the history of culture. And the whole triumphant history of culture can be understood as the history of the revelation of culture’s insufficiency, as a march toward culture’s self-abolition. Culture is the locus of the search for lost unity. In the course of this search, culture as a separate sphere is obliged to negate itself.
—  Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle, Negation and Consumption in the Cultural Sphere.

drawntodrummers  asked:

In previous shows I've been in there have been friendship divides between principals and chorus, and I was wondering if it's the same in pro shows. I know you're close friends with Scott and want to ask if that's usual (if that's the right word!) Xx

To be honest, it all depends on the individuals and egos and what not but more often than not and in my experience there is no divide and everyone gets along! Cast, crew, sound, orchestra and just about EVERYONE in the theatre! The more the merrier! <3 xxx