politics and occupy

In the world of corrupt politics as usual: Lobbyists write the laws that benefits corporate America with corrupt politicians and the president are only in office as a rubber stamp approval to help pass these laws. But we won’t hear any of it since corporations also the major tv networks.

But blind loyalty to political party at face that’s corrupt and refuses to reform is asking for failure later in the future.

It’s time to let the Democratic Party sink under the weight of #ignorance since they STILL refused to accept the consequences of giving Clinton the nomination through a rigged primary. And since the party won’t change their attitude as to who’s to blame then they deserve to have Trump as president.

As we approach the 2020 primaries, are party insiders going to rigged the primaries so they can give Clinton or another corporate Democrat the nomination? If this happens then they deserve another 4 years of Trump in the White House (because it wouldn’t be surprising that they’re this stupid).

Former Governor Bobby Jindal once called the Republican Party “the stupid party”. The same can be said about the Democratic Party since it has become the stupid party in the last few decades. Even more during 2016 primaries and choosing Tom Perez as chairman of Democratic National Committee.

zehobbit  asked:

Regarding your question what happens to Gerudo babies designated as male: It's canon that 1 male Gerudo is born every 100 years and he becomes the king. The last king was Ganondorf.

In Ocarina of Time, this is what Nabooru tells Link when he talks to her in the Spirit Temple…

A kid like you may not know this, but the Gerudo race consists only of women. Only one man is born every hundred years… Even though our laws say that lone male Gerudo must become King of the Gerudos, I’ll never bow to such an evil man!

In Breath of the Wild, various NPCs tell Link that Gerudo males are “rare,” and as far as I can tell no concrete details are given concerning what this rarity might mean. We do know that Riju inherited her throne from her mother, however, and there are no statues of men in her palace, which would suggest that the laws stating that the monarchy must be headed by a male may have been repealed or simply fallen out of practice.

In my reply to @stan-24’s messages, I was more interested in the politics of gender presentation within Gerudo society. Does “voe” mean “designated male at birth” or “presents as male,” and how does it affect transgender and genderqueer people, and are there more specific gender demarcations that the Gerudo use among themselves but group under “vai” and “voe” when they talk to someone who doesn’t speak their language?

I think it’s reasonable to assume that Nintendo was more concerned with creating humor through gender slippage than they were with offering a more sensitive representation of the nuances of gender presentation within a community to which the dominant codes of heteronormativity don’t apply. Still, it’s fun to speculate on the basis of the limited information we’re given.

Let’s say, for example, that the Gerudo recognize more than a dozen genders, which is why they seem to be so fascinated with what they see as the arbitrary and simplistic yet still somehow socially meaningful dualism between “vai” and “voe.” Was Ganondorf forced to assume a male identity because of the political position he occupied, and did the Gerudo stop insisting on masculine gender presentation in their rulers specifically because he made such a mess of it?

You can’t address the fundamental inequalities of capitalism without combating the specific forms of oppression faced by black people, women, LGBT people and people with disabilities.

You can’t address racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism without combating the dictatorial ownership and control of the economy by a tiny sliver of the wealth elite.

Same struggle, same fight. It’s really not rocket science.


Dianne Feinstein: I Won’t Support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All Bill

Another’s establishment politician who needs to go into retirement. There’s a rocking chair waiting for her.

32 Musical Artists You Can Support if You Care About Media Representation

Alright, we can all have endless debates about whether Taylor Swift is feminist or not, but the best way to make sure we see progressive representation in music is to actually listen to and support marginalized artists. I have a massive music library, so here are a few musicians I’ve picked out for people looking to support artists who are LGBTQ, racial/religious minorities, disabled, or otherwise underrepresented in their various genres. Please feel free to pass it around and add to it! I don’t listen to these artists because they’re [insert marginalized status here], I listen to them because I believe each of them is a talented musician deserving of exposure and each of them has at least a handful of excellent songs. Some of them create art that specifically deals with minority status. Some do not. I cannot guarantee that none of them have said or done awful things any more than I can anyone else who I only know through listening to their music; I also cannot say that they haven’t done great things.

The Internet A project by Odd Future collaborators Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians, The Internet is a hip-hop neo-soul group, slickly produced and with huge, foreboding atmospheres. Syd tha Kyd is an openly gay woman of Jamaican descent. Their most recent album, ‘Ego Death’, was released this year. Listen to: “Get Away”

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Angel Haze At the age of only 23, Angel Haze already has an extensive discography of mixtapes, on which they rap with dexterous flow and fierce conviction with pop-friendly choruses. Angel most famously did their own cover of Eminem’s ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’ in which they detail their childhood sexual abuse in gut-wrenching detail. They are a genderqueer artist of African and Native-American descent. They have a new mixtape, Back to the Woods, coming out September 14th. Listen: “Werkin’ Girls”
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Antony & the Johnsons/Anohni One of the most prominent transgender musicians in the indie scene, Antony’s milky, dolorous voice has been her calling card for her erudite chamber-pop since 2000. She is currently working on an album under the name Anohni. Listen: “Hope There’s Someone”
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Samantha Crain Samantha Crain makes plaintive and delicate music that straddles the line between folk and alt rock while telling detailed stories of the American working class. Her new album, 'Under Branch & Thorn & Tree’, came out this year. She is of Choctaw heritage. Listen: “Elk City”
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Torres Brooklyn artist Torres’ new album, Sprinter, is a nine-song tour de force about religion, adulthood, anxiety and homoeroticism. She is currently touring with Garbage. Listen: “Strange Hellos”
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FKA twigs
FKA twigs is a British musician and dancer whose sparse, sensual electronic music is at the forefront of a new incarnation of R&B. She is of Jamaican and Spanish descent. She recently released an EP titled 'M3LL155X’. Listen: “Two Weeks”
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16 Days of Outlander - Day #9 The Reckoning

For this episode, I’m working from the extended version (mostly because it puts the story in the right order and emphasizes the difficult political position Jamie occupies and navigates so skillfully). 

Favorite Music Moment: celebrating a wedding in the hall. Mrs. Fitz went to a lot of trouble to gather everyone in the hall for an impromptu celebration when the rent gathering party returns to Leoch and the light-hearted music is such a wonderful contrast to the tension between Jamie and Claire who are still having a pretty serious first fight and then the music cuts pretty abruptly as Colum and his disapproval appear on the scene. 

Favorite Costume: Letitia and her furs. This is one of the few times we get to see Letitia standing and so it’s one of the few times we get to see and appreciate the wardrobe of the Chief’s wife (which is damn fine; I’m not one for fur, but if I was living in a drafty castle I wouldn’t mind having that stole/caplet she’s got on). 

Favorite “That’s not in the book” Part: Colum calling out the weasels, one-on-one with Jamie. Because the book is so deeply in Claire’s perspective, she only gets the politicking of Castle Leoch through Jamie (when he cares to share). I love that the show has drawn those lines so strongly and the extended version with Colum and Jamie one-on-one with Colum frustrated but also so proud of Jamie is amazing. He wants to smack his nephew upside the head for getting himself into such a situation (married to a Sassenach, imagine) but Jamie’s tact and his defense of Claire (whom Colum does like/respect in her own right, just not in the position of Jamie’s wife) only further confirms Colum’s belief that Jamie would be the best successor as Chief. 

Favorite Location: Jamie’s “secret” spot. So it might not be as secret as Jamie would like after all but it’s easy to understand why he’s so fond of it. The spot by the river is mesmerizing and calming; the river is loud enough and the trees provide just enough cover that it’s almost possible to forget how close to the Leoch he really is. The vibrancy of the colors in the shot is also just beautiful. 

Favorite Line: “One day, brother, ye’ll talk yer heid off yer shoulders and right onto a pike.” The tension between Colum and Dougal is at its best this episode and though Colum may see the wisdom of Jamie’s suggestion regarding the gold and appeasing Dougal in the short term, he doesn’t have to be happy about doing it. His anger - I believe - is in part due to concern. The reason he doesn’t want Dougal to succeed him is because Dougal has a habit of charging ahead a bit recklessly, especially when he lets his emotions get too involved in things. That’s something that would be dangerous for the entire Clan MacKenzie if Dougal were Chief but it’s something that will always make Dougal a bit dangerous to himself as well. At that moment, Colum might be angry enough to want to have the honors himself but I think he knows - and hopes - Dougal will heed the underlying warning as well. Colum has restraint and they both know the English wouldn’t.

Favorite Minor Character: Ned Gowan. Ned’s a frequent favorite of mine. From the beginning of the episode when he’s advising the men - and reminding Dougal that he cannot participate - in the rescue of Claire at Fort William, he’s in all-out lawyer mode for the entirety of the episode. I love his expression when Angus is telling tall tales about what they did at Fort William and he says, “I’m not hearing this.” And then when they get back to Leoch and it becomes clear his Chief is unhappy with him, he goes into kiss-ass mode immediately. Loved his admonition to Dougal about holding his tongue and Colum’s “It’ll take more than yer approval to get back in my good graces.” Really, Colum, how could you stay mad at Ned Gowan?

Favorite Performance: Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser. I’m starting to get repetitious here but I can’t not pick him for this episode - the look of fear in his eyes when Willie brings news of Claire’s abduction by the Red Coats is enough for me to give it to him. In the introduction to the extended version of the episode, Ron D. Moore explains that they added the voice overs to help convey that this episode was meant to be Jamie’s perspective and they didn’t feel that was clear enough already. I disagree - especially with the original scenes added in (and put back into their original order). Jamie is the connecting thread of the episode and his progression - especially with Claire following the strapping - is fantastically portrayed by Heughan. 

Favorite Scene, Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptation, Favorite Jamie and Claire Moment: making up. This encompasses so many of my favorites because of how they adapted the scene(s) from the book. I have posted many times about how uncomfortable I am with the aftermath of the strapping and subsequent make-up at Leoch as its presented in the book. The subtle change to the sequence of events that they did for the show makes it one of my favorite scenes in the entire series and truly reinforces their relationship and the fact that they are equal partners in their marriage. They basically removed everything about the scene(s) that I originally found problematic and then topped it off by making it even better because it’s all so beautifully shot and acted and lit and scored and… everything.