First of all, before you start typing how I’m a racist cunt who’s a white, cis male… I’m not. I’m a black, pansexual woman who is tired of these things that are happening on Tumblr, Twitter, whatever. If you still don’t wanna hear me out, then don’t even respond to this and just walk out. Because if you don’t read everything of what I have to say on this problem and you start typing away and not looking at ANY of my points, why should I look at yours? If I am wrong about anything, please calmly tell me and explain. Now let’s begin.
People of this generation who really think it’s cute to practice this hate of the opposite sex or race, you need to stop right in your track. AND WHEN I MEAN BY THIS, I MEAN BY BEING: Heterophobic, hating people who are CIS, and hating Men.
I do not care if you bring up the reason of the PAST. I do not want to hear how you all been oppressed for YEARS and “now it’s our time to shine”. I don’t want to hear that bullshit.
Now please hear me out as I know most of you don’t want to continue on after I say that.
You do know that bringing hate to others do not solve anything. It’s fire with fire. It only makes a bigger fire.
YES, I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE TYPING:
“lol but LIEK theyr juz jokes and were not kiling them xddd u all ned thic skin XDDDD”
If those are jokes… They’re pretty bad. There’s way to make jokes funny but MOST of ‘em are just bad with no punchline. Just like most actual racist/homophobic jokes. It takes a type of talent to make really good jokes on these subjects.
LISTEN, this stuff is going into the mind of children and they’ll think this is OKAY. It all starts off with just “joking” around, but then some people would actually take it seriously. Then they will honestly start hating those people. THEN IT GOES FROM SILENT HATE TO VERBALLY HATING THEM, AND THEN IT WILL GO TO THE WORST PART OF ACTUALLY KILLING THEM BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY ARE AND NOT WHO THEY ARE! That’s horrible!
It be like the PAST all over again with the people you hated reading in history class! Sure these things of having these “cute lol die cis scum blogs/ fuck off hetero breeders/ etc” may not seem so bad NOW but what about the FUTURE? What about those children who will be TEACHERS, PARENTS, ETC. They’ll take this as if this is okay and start preaching this stuff OUTSIDE of the internet! That doesn’t sound like a utopia. And if it does to you… You NEED help. You’re sick just like those who say it’s a utopia without black/other races, or women staying in the kitchen or whatever!
Why do you think this is cute and justified because this happened in the past? The past is in the past and we should LEARN from our MISTAKES! NOT RE-CREATE IT!
Please stop trying to bring the PAST up for hatred for the PRESENT. People are not responsible for what their ancestors have done before.
Most of us want to live in a world where the hate is not the strong point. Where love is more important than HATE. But you all who are doing this “hating the other side” is no better. What if people being to take your words and start KILLING the other side? Would it be justified? Of course not! There’s no reason to celebrate someone’s death because they’re JUST WHITE or STRAIGHT or CIS!
Oh, and please know that I’m not just pointing at you all about this. I feel the exact same way with people who hate the minority, trans, women, etc. They’re no better and need to stop their hatred as well. But the only reason why I’m not going IN on them is because society already handling that. It’s slowly and I mean slowly going away in first world countries. We’re better than we were in the 60s right? Right. Way better off. However for you all, you all are in your own little world and you need to know this is just horrible.
I guess what I’m trying to say in the tl;dr is:
Hating on the other side and trying to justify it is a horrible act and can lead to major problems later on in the future. We should stop hating on both sides and make these things NOT NORMAL! NOT A CUTE ACT! These things should be frowned upon just like actual sexist, racist, transphobic blogs.
Both are wrong no matter what. And if you’re okay with that stuff of either sexist, homo/heterophobic, and/or trans/cisphobic blogs… Then you’re no better than the rest and you’re just trash in my opinion.
If you have read this far, thank you for taking the time and consideration into it. I do not expect everyone to accept my opinion or to really agree with anything. Maybe I didn’t even make a good point but I’m just putting out my opinion on the matter and how these things are just as wrong.
On the other side of the coin, and far outweighing it, is the fact that I’ve been able to use the genre of fantasy / horror and express my opinion, talk a little bit about society, do a little bit of satire, and that’s been great, man. A lot of people don’t have that platform.
– George A. Romero, February 4, 1940 - July 16, 2017
The thing that I loved most about George’s films was really the satire, more than the scares. And particularly the little digs at the local Western Pennsylvania culture that you might not have truly understood unless you’re from our neck of the woods. I’m sure the gags worked for everyone, but they have a special meaning if you’ve ever lived in or around the Pittsburgh area.
I don’t care how many times I’ve seen Dawn of the Dead: the sequence early on with the National Guardsmen and the civilians slugging back some Iron City Beer while taking out straggler zombies roaming the countryside, treating the whole thing like it was just a congenial Saturday afternoon sportsmen’s club outing instead of a precursor to a global apocalypse makes me bust out in riotous laughter. Unless you’re from here, you have *no* idea how spot-on that portrayal of Pennsylvania, circa the late 70s is (and let’s be honest, the only difference today is half the Zombie Defense Force would be decked out in Steelers and Penguins jerseys).
Or how in Land of the Dead, the ravenous horde stop slack-jawed in their tracks at the sight of fireworks, because that’s how people are wired around here: the amateur backyard pyrotechnics start just before the Fourth of July and last until early August or so. Professional-grade shows? The Pope and Elvis could drop out of the sky in a UFO with Bigfoot clinging to the side, skimming rooftops, and no one would bat an eye.
He entertained the entire world and multiple generations of fans with his work, but there was always a special sly wink and nudge to his neighbors. George has said that zombies are ‘blue-collar monsters’, and you can definitely trace that influence geographically. Night of the Living Dead was about as anti-Hollywood as you could get, made by a guy who was always a maverick and refused to bow to the studio system. George unapologetically and unpretentiously made his art, took great pride in it without fretting over what critics had to say (and never tried to turn his back or disavow his roots or his fans), and was finally vindicated with his vision moving out of cult-slash-subculture status straight into conquering the mainstream while he was still around to see it. He will be missed.
Ruby: wow! So when a trainer receives an egg, you guys have to take care of it? A pretty big responsibility if you ask me... what happens if the trainer trades it right away? Like if it's not a shiny? I dunno.
Trike: “This is not a normal situation for us. You see…”
Trike: “…from our trainer. We’re still looking for signs of her or our teammates.” Raine: “…”
Trike: “It is a bit of a sensitive topic for us still. As for the latter half of your questions, our trainer very rarely breeds my teammates and I for those born with odd colored coats. She actually rarely even has us breed because she believes each Pokemon has their own unique strengths that must be found. She would rather search for a new team member from the wild. Our latest member before we were separated is a good example though he is… a unique case.”
I’ve been having a shit ton of bad happening lately, and my birthday is in 2 hours and I’ll be spending the day alone with a terrible two toddler who has been raging lately. Doing nothing. At all. Sighhhhhh
So here’s so positive thinking. Aside from our colds, we’re all relatively healthy. We have a roof over our heads and food in our kitchen. We have pets that we love and that love us. Well I don’t know if the tarantulas do but I’m gonna naively say yes. We get a week vacation at the beach in 2.5 weeks. I redid one of my T’s tanks today and I’m super proud of it. Reilly is saying so many new words lately! Today it was “monkey”. He also started trying to sing “Elmo’s world” which is heart-meltingly cute. I don’t have to work tomorrow so I get a day off on my birthday. Hmmmmmm……
Hi do you know anything about the upcoming rare stellium of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in a couple of years? I read it opposes USA.. what do you think that means? What does it mean for us on a personal level (whether or not we are US people)
Well USA started officially on July 4th, 1776, so it has a Sun in Cancer. so Saturn and Pluto opposite USA’s sun would be possible tumultuous situations for America, hopefully not terrorism but it certainly is possible. I’d think that if you don’t live in USA then Americas chart has little to do with you.
ok so how the Pluto conjunct Saturn in Capricorn will affect everyone in general… hmmm, transforming our ideas about rules and work… stabilizing our inner chaos. becoming our most authentic selves. building ourselves up from our deepest plutonian traumas. re-evaluating our place in society…
Pedestrian bridge, Downtown Atlanta.
When being holed up in a gerbil tube in the sky is desirable, you know we’ve failed to build a great city at the street.
The John Portman-designed buildings of Downtown’s Peachtree Center have been criticized often for their inward focus, which leaves many of their street walls blank and devoid of life. It’s a real bore — and kind of a depressing one — to walk through what I call the “Portman Zone” on Baker Street and Peachtree Center Avenue, where you usually don’t even have windows at pedestrian level, much less store fronts or cafe tables.
To add insult to injury, a lot of the pedestrian traffic in the Portman Zone is holed up in pedestrian tubes, like the one below, that lift people off the street as they walk from the parking deck to the buildings. I think of these tubes as “people removers” because they remove vibrancy from our streets.
You’re probably thinking: “But Darin, I like those pedestrian tubes. They make it much easier and more pleasant to get around this area.” Yes, I know. My criticism is of the overall urban design. When tubes are this beloved (and I know from reading many defenses of them in comments that they are indeed beloved), that’s a sign that the design of the area is bad.
You should want to be on the street. You should enjoy the street level and the convenience the sidewalk offers in access to destinations. When those destinations aren’t on the sidewalk, and when the streets are inhospitable enough that tubes are attractive – that’s a sign of failure in the urban place.
Happy news: I get paid every week, and this week's paycheck I'm getting a surprise $40 bonus, and since I won a initiative at work, next week I get a $50 bonus! It's a big relief because my family just got evicted from our apartment, and we're secure rn, but the extra money really takes a weight off my shoulders. (We got a free hotel room bc my mom, sis, and I work at hotels.)