legalized slavery

Billie Joe Armstrong posted this on instagram and a lot of the comments are white men saying that they’ve lost their respect for him and his music because of this post. The confederate flag is not “southern heritage” as redneck asswipes would have you believe, but a symbol of racism. This is the flag of the side of the civil war that wanted to keep slavery legal. There is no reason to hold on to it and keep it as “part of your culture” if that part of your culture is oppressive and racist. The German people do not fly flags with swastikas because it’s part of their culture. German people are not proud of that part of their history. And it’s more that just getting rid of the confederate flag, it’s about ending centuries of institutionalized racism. So you know what, you go, Billie Joe Armstrong.

tfw konoha’s oppressive system, various abuses by high ranking authority figures (including murder, kidnapping, illegal human experimentation and abuse of children) and legal slavery within the powerful Hyuuga clan will never be resolved and is all swept under the rug 

tfw naruto’s dream of becoming hokage came true but he presides over a rotten village built on oppression, fear and the corpses of child soldiers and has not visibly done anything to change that apart from install a bunch of skyscrapers 

tfw a series about friendship, hope and defying destiny/expectations ended with absolutely nothing important resolved and most characters submitting to the shinobi system that put them all in danger in the first place

tfw naruto won the final battle, but has ultimately lost sight of everything he ever worked for

anonymous asked:

Are you a feminist? What's with you and religion's unfairness to women? What's unfair is applying today's modern standards on how people were living 1400 years ago, get over yourself.

God, I’m tired of this particular argument, and of this particular accusation “Ew! Feminist!”, in a country where if you’re born a female it means washing the dishes is always on you forever, even if you made it to be a professor at Genetic Engineering. You really have to be so blind and biased to think that women aren’t oppressed in the name of religion. And you reminded me of this killer tweet that says: “Liberals act like Trump is going to kill the gays, make slavery legal again, and take away women’s rights. Like he’s Muslim or something.”

When black people say that no one else can understand what it’s like for slaves, how can they truly understand what it’s like to be a slave either? No one alive today was alive when slavery was legal in America?

@discoursezilla you’re good at telling me when my shit is problematic, is this problematic and why

I work for Satan. 

Or to put it differently, my employer is exactly the sort of soulless exploitative asshole poured from the same mold as Trump. If he lived in a time and place where slavery was legal, he’d own slaves. If he lived in the late nineteenth century, he’d be exactly the sort of business owner unions were created to fight.

I’m so pissed off right now. I’m single and childfree and used to working at a ridiculous pace and being screwed over by higher-ups from my days in the Army, but I’m extra pissed off on behalf of my colleagues who have children they need to go home to. 

True, they can’t make you work overtime and/or work through your lunch break… But they can require a workload that is impossible to meet unless you sacrifice lunch *and* either come in early or work late (without overtime pay). 

daily reminder that slavery still exists, 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, there are still an estimated 30 million slaves globally, one in every 5000 people in the usa are slaves, human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking)– it generates a profit of $32 billion every year, and the people who are targeted for trafficking are some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet

There’s this black woman on Watters’ World that’s soooooooooooooo triggered.

Another guest, who happens to be black, said that white people weren’t the only ones with slaves (referring to William Ellison, a black slave trader and free man) so they shouldn’t all be blamed and they shouldn’t all have to pay reparations.

He also pointed out that only 1% of the population had slaves, and that there were thousands of free black people while slavery was legal.

She is so triggered. She’s one of those that thinks that Trump wants to put black people into camps.

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This boy was enslaved in Arab after he lifted a robe of a native man as a dare by his friends. He will be transported to a country in Africa where slavery is legal, if the slave is a whitey. A young and rich man already wants him, but the boy will still be sold in auction. He’ll end up as a stripper and (naked, available for sex) butler at parties

Anakin’s story should really have been presented a lot better, because it was ridiculously simple.

He’s a slave living on this sandrock planet that is so far from the Republic’s influence, their money isn’t even worthwhile. Slavery is legal, the planet is run by gangsters, his mom’s working for this pompous junk dealer, and it’s SAND.

Then he gets rescued by this Jedi, who offers to take him away and train him, and Anakin is excited because he can finally do something with his life, he has choice, he has freedom. And he meets this girl who has devoted her life to raising awareness about problems and helping others, rescuing orphans from dying worlds and aiding in relocation efforts, and who was even willing to take him up and out.

But then he sees that the center of the galaxy is corrupt and doesn’t care about this girl’s Outer Rim world. Furthermore, he finds that the Jedi aren’t willing to train him and get mad at the Jedi Master for rescuing Anakin from his slave world. It’s outside of their influence, it’s going to bring trouble…and that’s where he starts to get angry. Because people don’t care about things that they aren’t involved with. “It’s not my problem, I’m not going to work on it.”

And then he meets Palpatine, who encourages power and potential. He doesn’t tolerate the petty squabbles of senators and their selfish ways, he keeps everything moving toward his own ambitions. And so Anakin realizes that here is someone who can help–someone who can expand the Republic’s influence further, someone who will appreciate power and talent, someone who will listen to him. And as he grows, he realizes that it’s a lot easier to just use his abilities to make things right, to fix problems with blunt and effective solutions–corporate scumbags talk a big game and will weave every machination they can to turn things in their favor, but hold a lightsaber in front of their face, and they will do whatever you ask. They may try to hide behind rules and regulations and say “You can’t do that,” but as far as Anakin is concerned, he can do that, especially if he’s friends with Palpatine. So he does. Because his moral code is right and proper. 

Quick and easy.

[He had spent hours waiting for the perfect victim. In a city where slavery was legal, he wanted to make sure he got the right kid. About sixteen, aesthetically pleasing, they’d need those characteristics to be sold as a bed slave. Adrien Agreste happened to be the perfect one.
Of course he didn’t know he’d grabbed Adrien Agreste.
He has tied the boy up and blindfolded him, not bothering to gag him, before driving to a nearby auction. The space was crowded, but he managed to maneuver to a booth where Adrien would be sold to the auction itself before the bidding started]
@chat-noir-knight

Thoughts on SWR Magazine #5

Sabine is missing!  As the Ghost crew searched for any trace of Sabine, Ezra thinks the big round orange painting is some kind of pointer to where Sabine’s been taken to.  Although it could just be nothing other than a big orange ball.  *shrugs* 

Sabine has been captured by and sold to slavers who are attempting to tame her.  ALMIGHTY ASHLA HELP THE SLAVERS….you know what I mean!  They would be lucky to survive any attempts to tame one of the mightiest Mandalorians in the entire galaxy.  

That look on Sabine is a death glare.  Oh yes!  Cat lady will be dead very shortly.  I just know it.

But still oh boy…it hurts to see precious Sabine being abused. 

This comic reaches into the most touchy and sensitive issues that dominates the GFFA; Slavery.  I’m not sure whether slavery is legal within the Empire (I’m sure it’s still part of Sheev’s shady dealings), but it is something that even Vader still despises as he also grew up as one.  But to live as a slave is as low as you can fall, because the dark corners of the galaxy is where you will end up.  Slaves are subjected to deep abused, and can easily be made to disappear with no trace of their existence whatsoever.  A lot more can be said about this but not for the post at hand. 

Long story short, the slaver has become the tamed.  Cat lady is lucky to be alive as far as I’m concerned.  These SWR Magazine comics really do add to the SWR story as @kimbachan pointed out.  

Anyway about the ending.  You see Ezra passing Sabine her paint spray back.

“Here, thought you might be missing this.” 

Sure you are Ezra…we all know you are just trying to impress the girl of your dreams. 

Please accept an image of Ezra with purple hair.

Poster reconstructed from two separate pages.  Showing Ezra riding Chopper, with Lothal capital city in the background.  Damn I love this poster.

Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people.
—  Assata Shakur
George Pataki vetoed raising the minimum wage in New York, despite the support of the state’s population and both houses of the legislature. Rick Santorum equated same-sex marriage to “polygamy and incest” and abortion to slavery. Martin O’Malley’s policies as mayor of Baltimore helped create the very same police system that allowed for the 2015 riots in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray. Ben Carson has compared the Obama administration to both Nazi Germany and the United States back when slavery was legal. Lincoln Chafee “endorsed the bankruptcy reforms that allow banks to pursue debtors through the process and restrict consumer use of bankruptcy as a protection, […] supported partial privatization of Social Security and voted for the USA Patriot Act.” Marco Rubio is on the Koch Brothers’ payroll, and is therefore all for gutting horrible, horrible programs like Social Security and the Pell Grant. Chris Christie pulled stunts with Exxon Mobil that positively reek of corruption. Ted Cruz joked about beating his wife at a campaign event.

I have been seeing some conversations on Tumblr recently that made me want to say a few things.  

This country was built TOGETHER by white, black, Asian, European, Hispanic, gay, straight, transgender, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and many, many more.  I could go on and on.  There is a reason we are known as the melting pot of the world.  Those white men, those founding fathers laid the groundwork regardless of the fact that slavery was legal or that women had no voice in the law.  Those white men passed the laws that began to change that.  It’s not propaganda it’s truth.  The fact of the matter is that this capitalist country is one we made together and it is the most free nation in the world.  It’s because of those people, those founding fathers and mothers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King, Jr., Sandra Day O’Connor, and so many more that we are the nation we are today.  Because of their failures and because of their triumphs, we recognize our problems and work together to change them.  The capitalism in which our country’s economic system is controlled by the private sector, is what makes this nation free.  This country was not built on racism and genocide.  It was built IN SPITE of them.  Without injustice you can not learn to overcome it.  What makes America great is that we fight that fight everyday. Sometimes it’s hard and we still have work to do, but we are doing it.  

In this nation regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, if you work hard you can raise your own circumstances and change the world. BY LAW you are FREE to do so.  You are free to question, free to criticize, free to fail, free to prosper and free to be.  It’s very easy to sit back and point out mistakes made in the past but where would we be without them?  What you should really focus on is this.  How did we get here?  Are we still promoting those injustices?  We have learned, we have changed, we continue doing so.  THAT is what this country was built on.  

It is 2016 and there are countries in Africa where female genital mutilation is widely practiced and legal.  There are countries where it is illegal for women to drive or get an education much less vote.  There is still a slave trade.  There are nations where access to the internet is prohibited for the general population so say goodbye to your Tumblr blog.  In China couples were legally limited to having only 1 child for the past 35 years.  They have just now changed that law, although now you are limited to 2.   Are you gay?  There are 72 countries where you can be imprisoned or executed because of your sexual orientation.

If you have an interest in Alexander Hamilton “for fun”, GOOD! Open that door. That promotes education!  Where there is interest, there is knowledge gained. There is nothing wrong with liking a founding father who behaved according to social norms of the time, whether that meant he was a slave owner, or he laughed at his wife when she suggested that she be allowed to vote.  What is important is that you learn from them.  Recognise the injustice when it is there. Remember it.  It is our shared history and that is one of the things that I think is so great about the show Alexander Hamilton.  It is multiple races sharing in the pride of our history because it is OUR history.  Without all regard to race, religion, gender, Hamilton’s story is a true American story.

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London-One year after the fall of Millennium-

Russell had always admired people in history whom stood against the cruelty of the norms, when slavery was legal there were people who worked to get those people away from the plantations and somewhere safe. When Racism was much more prominent he admired those like Martin Luther King but now the world suffered a very different prejudice: Vampires. And to be honest, Russell didn’t blame them. The Millennium had brought them into the light and showed perhaps the most bloodiest horror show ever to exist and left everyone with one shared nightmare: the monsters were real.

Russell had been a monster for almost 200 years but he’d done less than some of the monsters humanity spawned and he used to take pride in that. Nowadays he took pride in not being a monster at all as he just ran his shop in London. During the attack last year he’d been fortunate to have been in the part of town out of the reaches of most of the fire. So when it came to rebuild and salvage he didn’t have as much to worry about…the main issue was needing more staff. But a year on people were getting back to the way things were, except they knew vampires existed and they were afraid.

I like it when pro-baby murder people like @not-your-incubator try to argue that abortion isn’t murder because it’s legal..

…and then someone points out that slavery was legal too.

So I guess, since it was legal it was ok….right pro-baby murder dude?