do you think impressionists ever imitate people they find sexually attractive when they masturbate and essentially sweet talk/ dirty talk to themselves?
Okay, so for like a full minute I thought you meant like the Impressionist movement. So I’m picturing Manet pretending to be Monet and that gets his rocks off. I hate being an artist.
If you’ve been keeping up with what the media is saying about Darren Wilson, you may have read this article that claims he suffered a blowout fracture: a fracture of one or more bones surrounding the eye. Here is a screencap from the article of “Darren Wilson’s” CT scan. Also known as “lol_bc_not_darren_wilson.jpg”
When the article later stated that “police sources” said 12 witnesses had taken Wilson’s side, I was incredible skeptical, obviously.
[I also want to mention that this article is using pictures of the convenience store where the owner’s lawyer blatantly stated that Mike Brown did not steal anything.]
This article lists the side effects of an orbital blowout fracture. It also posts a video taken by Piaget Crenshaw, a woman who lives on the street where Mike Brown was killed. The video shows Darren Wilson standing around Mike’s body soon after his murder, showing no signs of pain; and you see the officer he’s reporting to acting like Wilson hasn’t been injured at all. That isn’t very likely for someone who would have visible signs of trauma.
The second article also shows “Darren’s” CT scan, and one that looks exactly like it, but: in the corner it says UNIV OF IOWA ETC-TC. Just to check up on this, I looked up the words “university of iowa blowout fracture” and set Google to where it would show posts from before this year, guess what.
On uiowa.edu, this CT scan was on a page made in 2008. [It’s about all kinds of eye trauma.] Here’s a screencap with the url in it so you can see what I’m talking about, if you don’t want to scroll through a page with graphic injuries.
I don’t know why they thought they could get away with this at all, oh my god. The article that says Darren Wilson was injured is a complete fallacy, and the police released this information to make Mike Brown seem like a “thug.”
(“There’s no more racism in America! We have a black President!”)
Now listen to me. If an article does not post credible sources (“two local St. Louis sources” does not count at all) or only goes off what the police is saying: double, triple, quadruple check it before you share the information, just to cause less hysteria for everyone trying to stay updated on these horrific events.
If you want to know why this is happening, why people are donating tens of thousands of dollars to the Darren Wilson fund, then just listen:
It’s because of us.
Because this is what your uncle is really thinking when he talks about “the real problem we’ve got in this country.”
This is what your coworkers are really thinking when they trade jokes about how they’re so thug fo’ realz! and throwing nonsensical gang signs in order to get laughs.
This is what your best friend is really thinking when she mentions that “sometimes stuff like this is justified, you know?”
And you know it.
I have lived on this good Earth for a good few decades, and I can count onone hand the number of white people I know who have never ever made a racist comment or exhibited some sort of racist thinking. It’s not always vitriolic - often it’s just lazy, dumb, pseudo-thinking that they never questioned. But there is a line between that lazy dumb pseudo-thinking and this, and it’s time we stopped pretending that road is long and winding because it’s very, very short. The people you love can be the people who say things like this - do things like this.
And that’s because racism is so ground into our bones, into our brains, that the people we love the most will say the worst things and we’ll stay quiet, because how can someone we love that much be a bad person? And racism only comes from bad people - so it must mean that what our loved on said wasn’t really that racist, right? We repeat that mantra again and again to ourselves while we sit through family dinners or company luncheons or coffee talks. And so the people in our lives - including the people we love - go home from their talks with us and some of them donate money to officers who shoot young black men, and some of them set up troll accounts to harass civil rights proponents online, and some of them listen to Fox News and read Brietbart.com and nod along to the people telling them that racism in America is directed toward Whites, not blacks or latinos or asians or jews.
And some of them join Stormfront.
And then they’ll sit down at the next family dinner, or go into work, or call you up to go see a movie, and they’ll see you and smile and think that what they believe is right, because it’s shared by people like you.
So if you’re wondering what you can do for Ferguson, maybe what you can do is this: talk to your uncle and your coworkers and your best friend. Be strong and angry and tell them that the things they say and do, the things they think when they say and do these things, are what’s wrong in this country. Be the person who says “no” in a room full of white people who feel safe to make racist jokes. Be the person who fights back. Or else more white people are going to contribute to causes like this, are going to air their racism like this, are going to walk away believing the same lies that they’ve been telling themselves for centuries.
This is why, white people. And this is what we need to do about it.
bi monthly reminder that gene simmons’ kid tried to author a manga and blatantly traced shit from bleach
also of note: when tite kubo found out, he was more baffled that gene simmons had a mangaka son than that he traced his work