where cartoon cats meet socially liberal politics with a republican twist.
considered a light blue liberal in the real world, a moderate on tumblr.
extremism, libel, bullshit, and threats of violence are not tolerated here.
if you do not have a logical, coherent argument, do not debate with me. do not bombard me with your political views. i refuse to do anything but respectfully discuss politics and call out bullshit.
Why is it that the loudest voices are coming from those who are supposedly “on the margins”?
Could it be because those people aren’t actually marginalized as much as they believe they are?
Tumblr does not hear the vast majority of indigenous voices, because the vast majority of indigenous voices are still being silenced. Having accessible internet access is still a luxury in a lot of our communities. This is marginalization.
No schools, or inadequate infrastructure. This is marginalization.
No potable water, environmental poisons from nearby large-scale developments. Denial after denial that our people are getting cancer from tailing ponds. This is marginalization.
No adequate treatment for addictions, insufficient health service. This is marginalization.
Wilted lettuce that costs five times what it does down south. This is marginalization.
Missing and murdered and seen as garbage, always assumed to be prostitutes as though this justifies our deaths. “High risk lifestyle”? Being visible Native American is a high risk lifestyle. This is marginalization.
Headdresses. Struggling with people taking you for white. Struggling with people taking you for black. That is what Tumblr hears about. People claiming to be marginalized and oppressed. People who speak more loudly than anyone else. People who speak over Native Americans who are real, living breathing members of their Nation. People who are upset about being outside, demanding to be let in.
That is not how it works. You do not get to ignore all of your privilege and pretend that you experience the same marginalization. You do not get to cry about not being accepted, when you do not live our lives and never have. You do not get our sympathy because that “wasn’t your choice”. It was not our choice either.
How can you possibly “be one of us” when you refuse to listen to our concerns about the identities you claim for yourselves? You can pretend that our refusal to accept this is a form of colonization, and ignore the irony inherent in you yourselves telling us who we must accept and on what grounds. You can do this, but we see you doing it.
If you were raised outside, disconnected, or are only vaguely, minutely Native American, you need to stop speaking so loudly. You need to listen, and learn. You need to become familiar with our communities and our voices. You cannot create these things in your head and then guide yourselves with the images you have fabricated. You may not notice that you are doing this, but we see you.
We see you.
You do not see us. You do not know us at all. And until you do, you will never be among us.
everyone please meet Speck.
we aren’t sure who this Sy person is though :3c
-Petra, Elsbeth & Astrid
Astrid: By Speck. I had to give up Bill O’Reilly for this. So pay attention.
Petra: Astrid is trying to say that this post is extremely informative and that she finds it so valuable that she has agreed to stop listening to bullshit in order to have the privilege to post it.
EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN needs to know EXACTLY whats going on because this whole debt ceiling thing is just the inciting spark to a nuclear explosion of our government and everything americans hold dear to their luxurious existence these are not shock tactics literally we are near to being over as a country
heres the deal best i can explain it:
so looking at the most prominent GOP candidates for this upcoming election year, I will tell you right now as to why we will all probably be voting Democrat, even little ole Republican me, as much as it pains me to say it.
Anyways, that’s the list as of now. Hoping Fred Karger will gain some popularity in the next thirteen or so months. (Petra is making those “JOIN THE INDEPENDANT PARTY, ASTRID” eyes at me. Ugh Petra. No just no.)
As of now… it pains me to say… Obama is looking like a mighty fine choice. Will continue to keep track of Ron Paul & maybe some others. I wonder if NPR has interviewed any of these guys yet?
Anyways, Jon Stewart is on meow, and I promised Petra I would watch with her. Until later!