memorial day

“I’ve seen a ton on the facebooks about "thanking veterans for their service.” As a veteran let me just be very straightforward and honest with you. We didn’t “serve our country”; we don’t actually serve our brothers/sisters or our neighbors. We serve the interests of Capital. We never risked our lives or spent months on deployment away from our family and friends so they can have this abstract concept called “freedom”. We served big oil; big coal; Coca-Cola; Kellogg, Brown, and Root and all the other big Capital interests who don’t know a fucking thing about sacrifice. These people will never have to deal with the loss of a loved one or the physical and/or psychological scars that those who “serve”, and their families, have to deal with for the rest of their lives. The most patriotic thing someone can do is to tell truth to power and dedicate yourself to building power to overthrow these sociopathic assholes. I served with some of the most real and genuine people I’ve ever met. You’ll never see solidarity like the kind of solidarity you experience when your life depends on the person next to you. But most of us didn’t join for that; we joined because we were fucking poor and didn’t have many other options.“

— An anti-capitalist veteran

Happy Memorial Day!  Enjoy your “stars and stripes” bikini treat!  Sorry just a behind the scenes cell phone shot.  I will have some professional “stars and stripes” pics ready for July 4th, especially since that’s one of my favs! 

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So a few of you mentioned that I forgot a few people, so without further ado…without cheating can you guess them all? Artist: @decidedly-enigmatic/

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Chicago Police open fire on striking steel workers and their families killing 10 and wounding around 100. Anarchist Dorothy Day, who was present at the March and massacre, is quoted “On Memorial Day, May 30, 1937, police opened fire on a parade of striking steel workers and their families at the gate of the Republic Steel Company, in South Chicago. Fifty people were shot, of whom 10 later died; 100 others were beaten with clubs.”

Days until... January 30th 2017

Valentine’s day 💕 15
St. Patrick’s day 🍀 46
Spring 🌼49
Easter 🐰76
Mother’s day 🌷104
Memorial day 119🇺🇸
Father’s day 👔139
Summer 👙142
Halfway 🎄145
Independence day 🎆155
Christmas in July🎄175
September🍁🍂213
Labor day 217
Fall/Autumn🍂🍁236
October 🎃243
Halloween 🎃274
November 🎄275
Thanksgiving 🦃297
Black Friday 💵298
December ❄304
Winter❄🌨326
Christmas Eve 🎅328
Christmas 🎄329

  • White people: *says the N word* *uses black face* *promotes harmful stereotypes of oppressed people*
  • White people: Well you know, our U.S. soldiers die for our right of free speech, so I should be able to say and express what I want :)
  • Oppressed people: *steps on/burns American flag to express their displeasure in the factual corruption and institutional racism in America*
  • White people: HOW DARE YOU? That flag represents the lives of soldiers who died for this country and you're basically shitting on them. If you don't like this country or this flag, GTFO! (Southern Whites chime in) We can always go back to the Confederate Flag!