elfgrove:

arcadysabo:

elfgrove:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

Took less than 100 years to erase the original cultural significance and replace it with the appropriated version.

Yeah, except….
I know the history as a luck symbol.  I know it held a lot of religious significance for hundreds of years.
I also know that this symbol sends people I know into panic attacks.  This symbol has people I know rubbing at their arms, tracing numbers that were etched into them ages ago.  This symbol fills me with a powerless rage because this symbol was hurled in my face when I was beaten.
It has religious significance, but to assert that ‘People seriously need to learn some history’? Kindly go fuck yourself.  The assertion that people who were terrorized by people wearing swastikas shouldn’t view swastikas as anything less than a symbol of pure and utter evil strikes me as dangerously naive.  It erases and invalidates people’s experiences with the symbol.
M.I.A. has every right to wear that symbol, but neither she nor it exists in a vacuum.  We live in far too complicated a world to insist that her interpretation is the only valid one.

I suppose I should have clarified. Let me do so now.
The primary purpose of this post as I understood it was showing an example of the depth, speed, and breadth of damage cultural appropriation is capable of. It is a damn shame that cultural appropriation has erased the original meaning of this symbol. 
Despite popular misconception, the Nazi Swastika is not a reversed version, it has appeared throughout history in many orientations before the Nazis took it. Please don’t say ”luck symbol”, it was not a “luck symbol” in all of the cultures it was a part of prior to the appropriation and further erases the original meaning [x].
People who have had a symbol of their culture and history stolen and twisted have a right to be angry about that. They may even have a right to attempt to reclaim it.
However, given what it was used for and because in the length of a single lifetime it has come to be synonymous with the terrible actions of the Nazis and the Holocaust, it is not easy to nor simple to display that symbol anymore regardless of intent.
Because of both these things, the swastika is controversial.
It is not as simple as a “fuck you” from either side of the stance, and what happened from all sides is a tragedy of varying proportions. Most cultures where it once held great meaning no longer use or display it because of what the Nazis did, and out of respect and sympathy for the victims of that. It is worth noting not every understanding and interpretation of things is rooted in Western culture. That young people of these cultures are attempting to reclaim their symbol is interesting, but certainly a controversial move. Certainly not a movement, I would be willing to undertake.

It seems like you and I agree on this, and I would like to apologize for misunderstanding you before.  Also, I found my old Comparative Religions notes, and I had conflated the meaning of the symbol (which has varied meanings in many different religions) and the meaning of the word swastika (from the Sanskrit meaning well-being, with the connotation of health, luck, and good fortune), so I would like to apologize for that, as well.

elfgrove:

arcadysabo:

elfgrove:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

Took less than 100 years to erase the original cultural significance and replace it with the appropriated version.

Yeah, except….

I know the history as a luck symbol.  I know it held a lot of religious significance for hundreds of years.

I also know that this symbol sends people I know into panic attacks.  This symbol has people I know rubbing at their arms, tracing numbers that were etched into them ages ago.  This symbol fills me with a powerless rage because this symbol was hurled in my face when I was beaten.

It has religious significance, but to assert that ‘People seriously need to learn some history’? Kindly go fuck yourself.  The assertion that people who were terrorized by people wearing swastikas shouldn’t view swastikas as anything less than a symbol of pure and utter evil strikes me as dangerously naive.  It erases and invalidates people’s experiences with the symbol.

M.I.A. has every right to wear that symbol, but neither she nor it exists in a vacuum.  We live in far too complicated a world to insist that her interpretation is the only valid one.

I suppose I should have clarified. Let me do so now.

The primary purpose of this post as I understood it was showing an example of the depth, speed, and breadth of damage cultural appropriation is capable of. It is a damn shame that cultural appropriation has erased the original meaning of this symbol.

Despite popular misconception, the Nazi Swastika is not a reversed version, it has appeared throughout history in many orientations before the Nazis took it. Please don’t say ”luck symbol”, it was not a “luck symbol” in all of the cultures it was a part of prior to the appropriation and further erases the original meaning [x].

People who have had a symbol of their culture and history stolen and twisted have a right to be angry about that. They may even have a right to attempt to reclaim it.

However, given what it was used for and because in the length of a single lifetime it has come to be synonymous with the terrible actions of the Nazis and the Holocaust, it is not easy to nor simple to display that symbol anymore regardless of intent.

Because of both these things, the swastika is controversial.

It is not as simple as a “fuck you” from either side of the stance, and what happened from all sides is a tragedy of varying proportions. Most cultures where it once held great meaning no longer use or display it because of what the Nazis did, and out of respect and sympathy for the victims of that. It is worth noting not every understanding and interpretation of things is rooted in Western culture. That young people of these cultures are attempting to reclaim their symbol is interesting, but certainly a controversial move. Certainly not a movement, I would be willing to undertake.

It seems like you and I agree on this, and I would like to apologize for misunderstanding you before.  Also, I found my old Comparative Religions notes, and I had conflated the meaning of the symbol (which has varied meanings in many different religions) and the meaning of the word swastika (from the Sanskrit meaning well-being, with the connotation of health, luck, and good fortune), so I would like to apologize for that, as well.

elfgrove:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

Took less than 100 years to erase the original cultural significance and replace it with the appropriated version.

Yeah, except….
I know the history as a luck symbol.  I know it held a lot of religious significance for hundreds of years.
I also know that this symbol sends people I know into panic attacks.  This symbol has people I know rubbing at their arms, tracing numbers that were etched into them ages ago.  This symbol fills me with a powerless rage because this symbol was hurled in my face when I was beaten.
It has religious significance, but to assert that ‘People seriously need to learn some history’? Kindly go fuck yourself.  The assertion that people who were terrorized by people wearing swastikas shouldn’t view swastikas as anything less than a symbol of pure and utter evil strikes me as dangerously naive.  It erases and invalidates people’s experiences with the symbol.
M.I.A. has every right to wear that symbol, but neither she nor it exists in a vacuum.  We live in far too complicated a world to insist that her interpretation is the only valid one.

elfgrove:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

Took less than 100 years to erase the original cultural significance and replace it with the appropriated version.

Yeah, except….

I know the history as a luck symbol.  I know it held a lot of religious significance for hundreds of years.

I also know that this symbol sends people I know into panic attacks.  This symbol has people I know rubbing at their arms, tracing numbers that were etched into them ages ago.  This symbol fills me with a powerless rage because this symbol was hurled in my face when I was beaten.

It has religious significance, but to assert that ‘People seriously need to learn some history’? Kindly go fuck yourself.  The assertion that people who were terrorized by people wearing swastikas shouldn’t view swastikas as anything less than a symbol of pure and utter evil strikes me as dangerously naive.  It erases and invalidates people’s experiences with the symbol.

M.I.A. has every right to wear that symbol, but neither she nor it exists in a vacuum.  We live in far too complicated a world to insist that her interpretation is the only valid one.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

arcadysabo:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

2wentyonepilots:

my new favourite tweet

It’s his cunning scheme to disguise his intentions for the evening from the cashier
"I just can’t work it out
Is he going to have sex or spend a quiet night in eating a bag of Doritos? 
I JUST DON’T KNOW” 

He’s going to fuck the Doritos.
That’s the only logical conclusion.

"I SHALL MAKE PASSIONATE LOVE TO YOU, YOU COOL ORIGINAL VIXEN"

"Oh Cool Ranch, you saucy minx…  Gonna go at you and Spicy Nacho as a double act!  Aw yeah, baby!"
Think he’ll lick his fingers when he’s done?

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

arcadysabo:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

2wentyonepilots:

my new favourite tweet

It’s his cunning scheme to disguise his intentions for the evening from the cashier

"I just can’t work it out

Is he going to have sex or spend a quiet night in eating a bag of Doritos? 

I JUST DON’T KNOW” 

He’s going to fuck the Doritos.

That’s the only logical conclusion.

"I SHALL MAKE PASSIONATE LOVE TO YOU, YOU COOL ORIGINAL VIXEN"

"Oh Cool Ranch, you saucy minx…  Gonna go at you and Spicy Nacho as a double act!  Aw yeah, baby!"

Think he’ll lick his fingers when he’s done?

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

2wentyonepilots:

my new favourite tweet

It’s his cunning scheme to disguise his intentions for the evening from the cashier
"I just can’t work it out
Is he going to have sex or spend a quiet night in eating a bag of Doritos? 
I JUST DON’T KNOW” 

He’s going to fuck the Doritos.
That’s the only logical conclusion.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

2wentyonepilots:

my new favourite tweet

It’s his cunning scheme to disguise his intentions for the evening from the cashier

"I just can’t work it out

Is he going to have sex or spend a quiet night in eating a bag of Doritos? 

I JUST DON’T KNOW” 

He’s going to fuck the Doritos.

That’s the only logical conclusion.

Please!

If I say something that offends you…

If I joke around about something and it goes too far…

If I flirt with you and it makes you uncomfortable…

PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

If you never want to speak to me ever again, that’s fine.  But I am begging you to let me know.  99.9% of the time I won’t realize that I’ve stepped over a line.

Things that I may say once you tell me this:

I’m really sorry that I made you uncomfortable.  That wasn’t my intent at all, but I guess I messed it up.  If it’s okay with you, this is what I was trying to convey.  What’s the best way to avoid this in the future?  Is it okay to say something like this instead?

What’s comfortable for me isn’t always what’s comfortable for other people, and I’m trying the best I can, but any and all input from you is appreciated.

korranation:

Hey Korra Nation, BIG NEWS!!!
IF THIS PICTURE (drawn by the one-and-only Bryan K) GETS OVER 15,000 NOTES, WE’LL RELEASE OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM BOOK 4 ONLINE TOMORROW MORNING!
So what’re you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!

korranation:

Hey Korra Nation, BIG NEWS!!!

IF THIS PICTURE (drawn by the one-and-only Bryan K) GETS OVER 15,000 NOTES, WE’LL RELEASE OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM BOOK 4 ONLINE TOMORROW MORNING!

So what’re you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

DUDES DUDES DUDES
Y’all have literally been asking for a sampler set for these blends for like, decades, and there’s one available THIS WEEKEND ONLY. I say that, but if it sells well enough, it’ll be around ALL THE TIME, so do me a solid, go and hook yourself up with some quality tea, and maybe consider hooking your friends and family and pets up too. Hey, the holidays are coming, right? Everyone wants Avengers themed teas.
AVAILABLE HERE

Actually you know what I have a random spare $13 Adagio gift certificate, so if you reblog this and signal boost it, I’ll pick one of those reblogs at 12:01 Monday and if you’re in the states (sorry everyone else) I’ll let you pick out any of the legally revamped Avengers teas and I’ll send you a full bag of it for freeeee.

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

DUDES DUDES DUDES

Y’all have literally been asking for a sampler set for these blends for like, decades, and there’s one available THIS WEEKEND ONLY. I say that, but if it sells well enough, it’ll be around ALL THE TIME, so do me a solid, go and hook yourself up with some quality tea, and maybe consider hooking your friends and family and pets up too. Hey, the holidays are coming, right? Everyone wants Avengers themed teas.

AVAILABLE HERE

Actually you know what I have a random spare $13 Adagio gift certificate, so if you reblog this and signal boost it, I’ll pick one of those reblogs at 12:01 Monday and if you’re in the states (sorry everyone else) I’ll let you pick out any of the legally revamped Avengers teas and I’ll send you a full bag of it for freeeee.

(via gothambeat)

I’m VERY EXTREMELY upset at my Captain America: Winter Solider bluray…  There’s no Oneshot….  WHERE’S MY ONE-SHOT MARVEL?

I really enjoy SAO…  I think I would have enjoyed today’s episode more, however, if there wasn’t an over-arching theme of:

Have you seen Sinon’s ass?  Let us show you her ass again.  Just in case you didn’t see it before, here’s Sinon’s ass in really tight low-riding shorts.  There’s her ass crack.  That’s Sinon’s ass, right there.  Have you seen her ass yet?  We’ll show you her ass a few more times, just in case you haven’t seen it yet.

I’m beginning to think that SAO stands for Sinon’s Ass Online…

Horrible mistake for the day:

Slicing up some peppers then handling delicate parts of my anatomy…  I must have red hair, because my crotch is on FIRE….