hey @ goyim could y'all reblog this if you're actually willing to listen to Jewish people and protect us?
we really need allies right now, and I know seeing this on people’s blogs could be comforting to other Jewish people. But please don’t do this as performative allyship- actually try and help us irl, or at least learn about antisemitism enough to spot it and call it out.
You’ve got it good here, Steve Allen. When you started burrowing your way into my chicken coop every night I
didn’t even disturb you, I just spent a day digging out all around the coop
and burying cinder blocks so you couldn’t dig under the walls any more. You’ve got a compost pile full of food scraps—remember those apple peels
the other day? Yeah, I saw you stuffing one long peel after another into your face like
big pieces of spaghetti. You get to clean up the grain and oats the
horses drop around their feed buckets. You even get water left out for you.
I’ve been nice to you, Steve Allen, and how do you repay me? Not only did you leave a giant pile of poop right by my car in the driveway the other day but then I discovered THIS!
YOU CHEWED UP TWO OF THE BEAUTIFUL PUMPKINS IN MY PUMPKIN PATCH!!!
This is the last straw, Steve Allen. You will no longer be known as Steve Allen the Groundhog. Forever more, you will be known as Steve Allen the Asshole.
amy winehouse didn’t have depression she had bipolar disorder.
nina simone didn’t have depression she had bipolar disorder.
robin williams didn’t struggle with depression for his whole life, he struggled with bipolar disorder.
kurt cobain? bipolar. vivien leigh? bipolar. gene tierney? bipolar. frank sinatra? bipolar. vincent van gogh?
ernest hemingway? marilyn monroe? most likely bipolar.
and the list goes on.
all of these people are dead now, some gone to suicide and some not, yet i have seen each of them described as having “suffered with depression”.
it’s bad enough how often bipolar disorder is misdiagnosed. it’s bad enough that those of us who have it will have to deal with it for the rest of our lives. it’s bad enough that most of these people dealt with it in a time where humane help was not offered to people dealing with this disorder. but to erase their history, their suffering, their strength. to stop so many people from realising that their idols, people who were considered “great”, people who were successful, that they lived with the same disorder as them. how unfair.
i know bipolar disorder is either simplified, misunderstood or demonised but saying they had clinical depression because depression is a part of the disorder wouldn’t even be right. bipolar depression is different to unipolar depression. weight gain instead of weight loss, persistent numbness instead of persistent sadness, restless energy interspersed with exhaustion, sadness is usually mixed with irritability etc.
maybe it’s not a big deal to some people but please try to respect these people’s histories and any bipolar person who might be able to look up to them.