State of Affairs

This week has been so strange. The strangest part is that all of the strange parts of it haven’t involved me.

I’m fine, I’m just going through a clusterfuck of bureaucracy so I can get my visa, but that’s nothing out of the ordinary. The rest of it just involves friends

I have had 1 class this week due to fall break and my class tomorrow was canceled, so I have gone to one class. And it was hysterical as my professor was “in a mood” today. Claims it was due to sleep deprivation. Whatever the reason, it was quite entertaining.

My bosses are stressed out because of the other student that works in the office is being flaky. They still love me but that will certainly cause some tension in general, which will be strange.

And then I got a call from a concerned friend’s mother, so now I need to deal with that. 

Andddd I have 100+ pages of reading due for next week, a midterm to study for, summer to plan for, on and on. I don’t have time for this shit

Fascinating! 

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janicexxx:

Columbus Day

Historical praise for Louie C.K.

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ilovecharts:

A flowchart I made connecting Eric Clapton to nearly every legendary rock group of the 60s and 70s.

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theswinginsixties:

Jackie Wilson — (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - 1967

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wingleader:

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the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

Again, comparisons in history are really, really, really important. I cannot overemphasize that.

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Once again, it’s time to celebrate Columbus Day. Yet, the stunning truth is: If Christopher Columbus were alive today, he would be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Columbus’ reign of terror, as documented by noted historians, was so bloody, his legacy so unspeakably cruel

Re: my commentary on the American genocide from a few weeks ago.

I have read Bartolomé de las Casas’ account of the campaigns through Mexico and Peru as well as the state of affairs in Hispanola. He knows that they are atrocities being committed, but de las Casas also knows that he is powerless compared to the governments of Spain and Hispanola, so the atrocities aren’t stopping any time soon.

The descriptions of what Columbus did were awful, but if you’ve read either Lies My Teacher Told Me or any other modern critique of how history is taught, it’s not quite so shocking. Columbus also wasn’t the only one who did awful things to innocent people; he was just the first of a long line of awful behavior toward original inhabitants that hasn’t stopped even in our modern day.

Because we all need reminders of this every now and then. I mean, the man is 65 years old. They call him the Boss for good reason.

(I also haven’t posted any Bruce love in a while, so I think it’s acceptable)

"And if you don’t love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you sayin’
You would never break the chain”