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futuehoe  asked:

What books would you suggest to learn more about the topics you talk about on your blog?

Like a lot of what I’ve written over the years on here has been focused on whiteness and capitalism, so the list is thick with those titles because I consistently have to return to them in my discussions. The list is alphabetically organized, for the most part.

  • Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • Theodore W Allen. The Invention of the White Race (Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control); The Invention of the White Race, Volume Two: The Origins of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
  • James Baldwin. The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985
  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States
  • Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition
  • Lisa Delpit. Other People’s Children;The Skin That We Speak
  • Richard Dyer. White: Essays on Race and Culture
  • William Faulkner. Go Down Moses; A Light in August
  • Sylvia Federici. The Reproduction of Labor-Power in the Global Economy, Marxist Theory and the Unfinished Feminist RevolutionCaliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive AccumulationWages Against Housework (1975); Feminism and the Politics of the Commons (2010); The Unfinished Feminist RevolutionThe Means of Reproduction: Interview with Silvia Federici By Lisa Rudman and Marcy Rein, from Race, Poverty & the Environment, Vol 19, No 2 (2012)
  • Karen E Fields and Barbara J Fields. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
  • Paolo Friere. Pedagogy of the Oppressed
  • bell hooks. killing rage: Ending Racism; Black Looks: Race and Representation; Where We Stand: Class Matters
  • Nella Larsen. Passing
  • George Lipsitz. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition
  • Ian Haney Lopez. White by Law 10th Anniversary Edition: The Legal Construction of Race
  • Karl Marx. Capital, Volume One; Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts; Value, Price, and Profit.
  • Monica McDermott. Working-Class White: The Making and Unmaking of Race Relations
  • Manning Marable. How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society; Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006, Third Edition
  • Dana D Nelson. National Manhood: Capitalist Citizenship and the Imagined Fraternity of White Men (New Americanists)
  • Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman // Eugene O’Neill. The Iceman Cometh
  • David R Roediger. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
  • Lillian Smith. Killers of the Dream
  • Matt Wray. Not Quite White: White Trash and the Boundaries of Whiteness
  • Richard Wright. Native Son // Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man [read together]
  • Richard Wright. 12 Million Black Voices


I read in a lot of anarchist theory and especially like Kropotkin and Malatesta, but The Anarchist FAQ is pretty great reading with lots of citations for further reading (link).

I write a lot using all sorts of stuff I studied in undergrad for my philosophy degree, for my grad work in history and literature and theory. It’s a little too much to list. I can go into this more, if you like, in a different response. But I’ll try to summarize:

  • I read in Deleuze and Derrida, and related.
  • I read a lot of poetry and fiction, and theory-related to both.
  • Judith Butler and Donna Haraway certainly figure into the way I think about things.
  • Any of the bell hooks’ writing about love.
  • I was influenced by Frankfurt School writers while at university, esp Walter Benjamin, but the group in general. Benjamin remains important to me. I think Adorno is over-rated (and has a lot of white boy fans who are closet cultural conservatives) but I like reading him. Anyway, the FS writers were an introduction to theory for me in my early twenties. No internet yet and I saw the famous anthology of their work with the green cover and white text (image). I picked up by chance. I used to walk through the library shelves in the sections with the subjects I liked and grab whatever caught my eye. That FS anthology caught my eye.
  • The same thing happened with William Burroughs prior to university wandering through the stacks in a library and picked up Queer and Junkie and Wild Boys. The library stack exploring was so important to me.  
  • I read a lot in philosophy and phenomenology, esp. So the following list of writers is influential to me (alphabetically listed): Hannah Arendt, Roland Barthes, Henri Bergson, Maurice Blanchot, Simone De Beauvoir, Rene Descartes, Michel Foucault, Freud and Lacan, Heidegger and Husserl, Michel Henry, Luce Irigary, Kant and Kierkegaard, Kristeva, Jean-Luc Marion, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Plato, Paul Ricoeur, Richard Rorty (I guess), Wittgenstein.
  • Shout out for Spinoza and Leibniz
  • Daniel Paul Schreber. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (doesn’t really go with the list above but this book is important to me)

Cyberpunk, as a genre or writing movement, has never been especially critical of capitalism.

I’d like it to be, and it could be, but generally speaking - it’s not.

8 facts about Syria!

1. Syria’s capital, Damascus, has claims to be the oldest continuously occupied city in the world.

2. Also Damascus is called the “Jasmine City.”

3. Syria has won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the history of the Olympics.

4. The “Shouting Valley” is a place where Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine meet. Its name came from the habit of people shouting at their relatives through megaphones across the valley.

5. The National Museum of Damascus contains relics and artifacts from every age, starting with the Prehistoric Age and extending to the modern Classical Age.

6. The city of Damascus gets its name from Damask, a variety of cotton fabric rich in exquisite patterns.

7. Syria was the largest Arab state to emerge from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.

8. Qudud Halabiya and Muwashshah are the two forms of Arab music and poetry uniquely developed in Syria.

☆ that’s all :)
Have a nice day ♡

More than 100 gay men have been detained in concentration camp-style prisons in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to reports by local newspapers and human rights organisations.

The arrests are being made as part of a widespread anti-LGBT purge in the area. The prison camps are the first to be established for LGBT people since the Second World War.

The information was first published by the Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russian newspaper, which reported that men were being arrested and kept in concentration camp prisons where violence and abuse is commonplace.

Repressions against the LGBT communitybegan after an application for a gay rights march in the Chechen capital of Grozny.

A prison camp has reportedly been established in the town of Argun, according to eyewitness testimonies.

The report was published on the 1 April, prompting the spokesperson for Chechnya’s Interior Ministry to dismiss the claims as an “April Fools’ joke”.

The press secretary for Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, described the report as “lies” and stated there were no gay people in Chechnya.

****“If there were such people in Chechnya, law-enforcement agencies wouldn’t need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning,” he said.****

Human rights organisations have corroborated the information published by Novaya Gazeta.

“For several weeks now, a brutal campaign against LGBT people has been sweeping through Chechnya. Law enforcement and security agency officials under control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, torturing and humiliating the victims,” a report by Human Rights Watch states.

“Some of the men have forcibly disappeared. Others were returned to their families barely alive from beatings. At least three men apparently have died since this brutal campaign began.”

Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chechnya-detains-100-gay-men-first-concentration-camps-since-holocaust-1616363

villains night vale has had
  • season 1: a tiny city under a bowling alley
  • season 2: capitalism
  • season 3: several eldritch-horror monsters in an anti-government conspiracy alliance (addendum: also physical distance as a thing that exists and separates people)
  • season 4: actual satan
  • season 5: denial

Here are the biggest lies, mistruths and “alternative facts” from Trump’s joint address

9:11 p.m.: “A new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly in our grasp.”

Polls show Americans are broadly anxious about the future of the U.S. under Trump.

9:16 p.m.: Trump name-checks companies he says have kept jobs in the U.S. under his presidency

According to the New York Times, several companies which the president is taking credit for personally convincing to keep or create jobs in the U.S. were actually just following through on previously announced plans, including Sprint (owned by Softbank) and Chrysler.

Trump has cited misleading numbers of jobs he supposedly saved at Carrier, an air conditioning manufacturer.

9:22 p.m.: Trump claims enforcing immigration laws will make Americans safer

“By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone,” Trump said.

On the last point, multiple studies have concluded immigrants commit less crime than U.S. citizens, according to the New York Times. According to the Times, census data shows immigrant men aged 18-49 are one-fifth to one-half as likely to face incarceration as natural-born citizens, while non-citizens (comprising 7% of the population) are only 5% of the state and federal prison population.

9:25 p.m.: Trump misleads on his role in saving money on the F-35 program

While Trump has touted his supposed role in saving $700 million on the much-criticized, $1 trillion-plus F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, according to Politifact, program costs have been coming down for years.

9:27 p.m.: Trump defends his de facto Muslim ban, saying U.S. cannot afford a “beachhead of terrorists” or “sanctuary for extremists”

No nationals from the seven countries specifically named in Trump’s executive order have committed terror attacks resulting in U.S. fatalities since 1975 and his plan would do little to prevent terrorism, which is mostly homegrown.

9:29 p.m.: Trump cites highly misleading figures on the labor force

As Politico’s Michael Grunwald noted, the vast majority of those in the 94 million figure are not typically considered working constituencies.

9:55 p.m.: “According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.”

According to the New York Times, the study in question actually concluded immigration results in “positive net benefits to the U.S. economy during the last two decades of the 20th century,” and “the infusion of human capital by high-skilled immigrants has boosted the nation’s capacity for innovation, entrepreneurship and technological change.”

It also concluded that while first-generation immigrants create a net government cost of $57.4 billion, second and third-generation adults “create a benefit of $30.5 billion and $223.8 billion, respectively.”

10:00 p.m.: Trump says Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines will create tens of thousands of jobs

As the Washington Post noted, while Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska would each hire between 2,700 and 4,000 construction workers to complete the pipelines, and Kansas would hire 200, the average length of those jobs would be just 19.5 weeks. According to Politifact, the Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs.

10:04 p.m.: Trump says the Yemen raid produced actionable intelligence

Trump claimed a recent Yemen raid which resulted in the death of a U.S. Navy SEAL and 30 civilians, including children, claimed “large amounts of vital intelligence.” One report citing senior officials, however, contested that account and said no significant information was recovered. The target of the raid, Qassim al-Rimi, escaped the assassination attempt and reportedly recorded an audio message mocking Trump as the “fool of the White House.”

Read more (2/28/17 10:20 PM)

ok New Jersey is the butt of just about everyone’s jokes, and so it honestly shocks me that no one ever talks about pork roll. Because it is frankly the most hilarious thing about New Jersey.

Pork roll is a pork-based processed meat that’s served as a patty. It’s essentially a hotdog shaped like a hamburger, and it’s exactly as disgusting and horrifying as it sounds.

Except everyone in New Jersey loves pork roll. We fucking love it. Every deli offers it as part of a sandwich, and some people just order it as a side and eat it with a fork and knife. The capital of our state literally has a yearly pork roll festival. Even the McDonald’s in New Jersey will make you a pork roll egg and cheese (called a “Jersey breakfast” around here). We are fucking serious about our pork roll.

I forgot to mention the best part, which is that only half of us call it pork roll. The other half calls it Taylor ham. North Jersey says Taylor ham and south jersey says pork roll, and central jersey is our Switzerland because they say both. Multiple New Jersey newspapers have done studies to try to figure out where the line between the two names is, and they’ve come out with tons of different maps trying to show exactly where the border between Taylor ham and pork roll is.

And this isn’t a friendly debate: people in New Jersey are ready to go to war and die over what the correct name for this lunch meat is. I went to college in central jersey, and I witnessed people get into legit FIGHTS over what it’s called.

The most hilarious part, though, is that a couple years back, state legislators thought it would be fun and easy to make it the official state sandwich. Except then they DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT, and the politicians we elected to represent us literally spent our tax dollars debating the name of this lunch meat on the fucking senate floor. And the best part? They never made a decision and dropped the bill altogether. The debate between pork roll and Taylor ham rages on, and probably will forever.

I love how much these people talk about making a “new capitalism” by “removing unjust elements of capitalism” like you CANNOT bring up socialism if there’s any change it has to be “capitalism 2.0 extended version”.

that’s honestly the most annoying part of liberal reform politics they do often reach the point of criticizing capitalism but HAVE to remain loyal to it 100%. hell if you bring up socialism without saying the word socialism they’ll probably agree with a lot of it which is the sad thing

Who’s Got The Smarts

Viktor Nikiforov has lived his international life getting ferried places by Yakov, exploring with world-savvy Christophe Giacometti, and being led around on the arm of rich sponsors who wanted to take him out for a night.

Yuuri, on the other hand, has spent several years in Detroit– not quite the crime capital of the USA, but close.

This shows when the Katsuki-Nikiforovs start taking more vacations.

In Rio de Janeiro. “Why can’t we just take a shortcut?” Viktor asks, peering down a narrow and dark alley. “We’d make it back to the hotel faster.”

“Vitya, no,” says Yuuri. 

In Chicago. “Yuuri, that was such a nice man, and his dog was the best dog, besides Makkachin.”

“Good dog,” Yuuri says, grabbing Viktor by the lapels to pull him in for a kiss, and to tap his cheek with Viktor’s leather wallet. “Terrible pickpocket. Don’t worry, I got it back for you.”

It even shows when they’re traveling close to home.

“This is my favorite restaurant in Sochi!” Viktor chirps. “Their shades are closed, so paparazzi can’t see in. They’re all fans, and always ask me about skating, but they never bother me for pictures with them! So discreet! It’s like my own little escape, so I wanted to share it with you. Do you like it?”

“It’s wonderful,” says Yuuri through gritted teeth. He grips Viktor’s hand tightly throughout the entire experience, and every time Viktor pitifully tries to ask, “how is the borchst?” Yuuri just smiles grimly at him and scoots closer.

“Darling,” Viktor pouts once they’re back in their hotel room, “I’ve told you that if you’re anxious we can always leave, but you never gave me the signal we agreed on–”

“Vitya,” Yuuri says, and sits him down. “Vitya, that restaurant is very clearly a cover for the Russian mafia.”

“Oh,” says Viktor. “Um.”

“I’ve always thought it was a miracle that you were alive,” Yuuri sighs and snuggles down into his husband’s lap. “Now I’m realizing just how much of a miracle it is.”

In London. They go out for a pub trivia night with Yakov and Yurio. Their team– carried completely by the living legend– destroys the rest, even though Viktor is tipsy and has been chattering with both the French family at the neighboring table and two Germans at the bar in their native tongue. Facts? Viktor knows them all: 18th century literature. Obscure historical references. Chemical compositions. The exact words Beyonce tweeted 3 months ago.

“What the hell,” says Yurio. “This idiot introduced himself to me five times when I first came to the rink. He can’t remember what he ate for lunch. What. The hell.” 

“I think I love him,” Yuuri blurts. They have been married for two years, and his husband is showing the Germans his belly-button. “We have to protect him.” Yakov just smirks.

“He’s all yours, son.”

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Potentially the best thing about Snoop Dogg performing at the 2017 NHL All Star Game is that Snoop fucking loves wearing hockey jerseys and we might see him try to rep every single team’s sweater at some point.

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Guys, my country, Peru, is going through a difficult time right now. I haven’t seen much in international media so that’s why I’m sharing this with you. My city, Trujillo, along with many other cities is Peru are suffering from El Niño phenomenon. From Lima in the center all the way to Ecuador are been hit by heavy rain… Many cities are flooded… We’ve had three mudslides in my city today. The images from other areas are way worse. People has died drowned and in accidents trying to get home.. farmers have lost everything, people has no water and electricity in many areas even the capital Lima has little to no water. I’ve seen some embassies here helping otherwise I haven’t seen much coverage of this even though it has been happening for days now. Peruvians are working together to get through this and I’m sure we will come out stronger from this. Keep us in your prayers.

anonymous asked:

R u actually in a feud with Seymour bc I can't tell

Yeah. TBH it’s kinda scary. He has way more social capital than me on this website and so his supporters are basically ripping me apart. I wish I didn’t feel morally obligated to tear off that veneer of internet fame, or else I wouldn’t be fearing for my safety so much right now. I mean he once killed me by striking my sternum so hard I shattered on impact, which is honestly kinda yucky of him.