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stabra:

noticing all the supposedly progressive blogs and news sites that have remained radio silent about what’s happening to Palestine, Angry Asian Man and Feministing.com to name a few… you can’t keep talking about birth control and that one fast food worker who was racist once while an entire people are massacred by an imperialist state. Palestine is a racial justice and feminist issue, and if you consciously turn a blind eye to the most violent, racist, imperialist, anti-women, anti-human things going on in this world, your work is useless.




In order to impose itself, neocolonialism needs to convince the people of a dependent country of their own inferiority. Sooner or later, the inferior man recognises Man with a capital M; this recognition means the destruction of his defences. If you want to be a man, says the oppressor, you have to be like me, speak my language, deny your own being, transform yourself into me. As early as the 17th century the Jesuit missionaries proclaimed the aptitude of the [South American] native for copying European works of art. Copyist, translator, interpreter, at best a spectator, the neocolonialised intellectual will always be encouraged to refuse to assume his creative possibilities. Inhibitions, uprootedness, escapism, cultural cosmopolitanism, artistic imitation, metaphysical exhaustion, betrayal of country - all find fertile soil in which to grow.
La hora de los hornos, The Hour of the Furnaces: ‘Neocolonialism and Violence’ (via dhrupad)

Even opposition to racism alluded to commonly held ‘knowledge’ about race problems (as distinct from problems resulting from racism). For example, an anti-racist group responded to advice given by the Gardai that refugees and asylum seekers ‘should not go out at night for their own safety’ by alluding to the dangers of a ‘ghetto mentality’. It was noted that asylum seekers had to congregate to remain safe. The stated condern was that this would lead ‘to groups of asylum seekers being equated with gangs’. Many of the refugees and asylum seekers who arrived in Ireland during the late 1990s settled in north Dublin. By 2000, media accounts were describing the north inner-city near Parnell Street as ‘little Africa’. Immigrants established a number of shops and businesses in the north inner city. Most of these were vandalised in racist attacks on at least one occasion in early 2000. A group of about twenty local men armed with pool cues who had been drinking in a nearby pub attacked one shop. They opposed the presence of African shops in the area. Africans living in the area reported receiving racist taunts from children as young as five years old and challenges from people of all ages to their presence in Ireland.

As explained by one asylum seeker living in Dublin at the at the time: ‘everywhere you go you meet someone nice and someone nasty. Some walk up to you and say “Nigger, what are you doing in this country? Go back!”’


About North Koreans returning home

danggeun:

Recently articles about North Koreans returning to North Korea have become more common. Often they’re spies, but very often most of the time they aren’t. In fact, a LOT more North Koreans are returning than you’d think. “They’re going back to get killed”, “They want to suffer”, “They want to be oppressed”, “They need to lose weight and there’s no better place to go to when you want to diet” shut.the.fuck.up. People don’t just leave everything behind and get over it. Shit is a lot more complicated than that if you have never been through that, you need to sit back and keep your mouth shut. You have no right to judge their decision to go back nor do you know the reasons even when you think you know them. You don’t know jack shit. However, this is a whole different topic. I want to talk about ‘How’ and ‘They’ll die’.

Let me sum up some of the ways to go back:

  • literally going the same way back meaning going through China to cross the Tumen river
  • crossing the Yalu river with help of Chinese people willing to trade or help and by bribing guards
  • fake passports: to fly back, to pretend to be of xx nationality
  • by illegal fake documents that prove you have xx position and xx function
  • by illegal fake documents that prove you need to go back to North Korea (e.g.: being a student studying abroad in China)
  • requesting admission at the North Korean embassy in China (usually by faking the reason you left)

You, bunch of ignorant people, prefer to think that there’s only one way to go back and that’s usually the first one. Actually, the other options are much more common and people rarely fail at going back by using these. Of course, to you, bunch of ignorant people, it all sounds like scenario that was written for some James Bond-like movie. Maybe, very maybe, it would be great to stop thinking it’s ‘like a movie’. Refugees wanting to go back is a huge problem. It’s dangerous, expensive, complicated and at times it fails.

Of course, you believe North Korea is this secluded scary dangerous horrible place where everything is impossible, right? That’s what the media tells you, right? You can’t get out and you can’t get in, right?

Well, open your fucking eyes. Think twice before you believe what the media tells you. It’s not impossible or weird. I know the media tries to tell you otherwise, but North Koreans have a heart too, you know. They miss what they left, they realize that being poor but having family and friends around is better than having a low to average income in a stranger country where you don’t know anyone. Y’all seem to care so little about your loved ones, to reduce people’s efforts to go back to their family and homes to something that ‘only happens in the movies’ and ‘is impossible’. For once you need to stop thinking politically or theoretically. To end with a very cliché and a very, very cringe-worthy line: think about the power of love and the effect of it on people’s heart for once.


cheezwhizchrist:

loversquest:

trillenaa:

redbellied-piranha:

mishasbootyisthebestbooty:

redbellied-piranha:

mishasbootyisthebestbooty:

thesoftghetto:

wifigirl2080:

samkidanuengirl:

koreaunderground:

globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

white people disgust me

I hate them truly.

SmH

I have no words..

Ok this is fucking horrible but let me say something. You are fighting racism with racism. Clearly, not all white people are scum. Literally every racial group has been discriminated against in history. Even the Irish. When they first started immigrating to America they were discriminated against more than any other group in America. What’s happening in Ireland right now is fucking disgusting, but it is not an excuse to say that all white people are horrible nasty racist shitbags. I think i might throw up reading about this, fuck.

Stop your fucking lies about Irish people in America.

More than anyone in America ? Are you fucking kidding me?

When they first started immigrating, yes. Obviously not anymore but at one time they were the lowest of the low in America. However, that’s not really the point I was trying to make. My point was that fighting racism with racism will get us no where.

They were never the lowest of the low but ok.

never the lowest of the low

White people are something

just seeing all the whites reblogging this and trying to make turn it into their own platform to spew more bullshit about how “not ALL of us are like that!!!” is nauseating. so what? so even fucking what if not 100% of you whites are “like that”? there is enough of you that are EXACTLY like that for shit like this to happen to poc. you claim you’re one of the “good” ones. prove it then. call out those “bad” whites then. preach to your kind on how to stop being such racist scumbags. preach with the same energy you’re using right now to (vainly) convince us poc on what great upstanding citizens we can find amongst the white crowd. i dare you. at least then you might be halfway to achieving something fucking useful.

^^^^^^^


han-nara:

Western media’s biased and imbalanced reporting of “other” countries as ‘The Jaundiced Eye.’
Politics of News: Third World Perspective edited by J. S. Yadava

han-nara:

Western media’s biased and imbalanced reporting of “other” countries as ‘The Jaundiced Eye.’

Politics of News: Third World Perspective edited by J. S. Yadava


han-nara:

On the bias and imbalance of Western media reporting on peripheral, “other” countries.

Politics of News: Third World Perspective
edited by J. S. Yadava

…”the flood of Western media constitute a modern form of cultural imperialism…a facet of neocolonialism.”

"The largely one-way flow of information, with marked preference for [insert tabloidy, sensationalized, omg look at the "other" stories]…to the point of obsession…"


goplaceswithbooks:

chaptervixiv:

yellowxperil:

watchingmedia:

The yellowface of “The Mikado” in your face

Remember when someone pranked a San Francisco TV station into reporting that the names of the Asiana plane crash pilots were “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo”?

After the station KTVU realized its mistake, it fired three producers.

But in Seattle, at least one theater plans to spend the summer guffawing about how Asian names sound like gibberish.

“The Mikado,” a comic opera, is playing at the Bagley Wright Theatre from July 11 to July 26, produced by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu — get it? — the opera features characters named Nanki Poo, Yum-Yum and Pish-Tush. It’s a rom-com where true love is threatened by barbaric beheadings.

All 40 Japanese characters are being played by white actors, including two Latinos. KIRO radio host Dave Ross is in the cast.

It’s yellowface, in your face.

read more: http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2024050056_mikadosharonpianchancolumn14xml.html

holy shit!!

We are protesting this!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707117129324872/?notif_t=group_privacy_change

Seattle folks come together!

Signal boost


Video: You Will Believe What the Media Tells You to Believe →



beemill:

lalapaloser:

danggeun:

cptnmartincrieff:

han-nara:

koreaunderground:

OMG! LOOK AT HOW CLOSE NORTH KOREA PUT THEIR COUNTRY NEAR ALL THE US MILITARY BASES!

I wonder if the U.S. would feel paranoid and threatened if a foreign military set up the same amount of bases to surround the U.S. What if this foreign military was also known to have massacred hundreds of thousands of your people and afterwards these same perpetrators that massacred your people, set up bases all around your country, then proceed to tell you to disarm because you’re the one that seems threatening. Because you know, you’re not allowed to resist.

Not to mention when these American soldiers fuck up and kill civilians from these countries, they don’t even get proper trial and get let off the hook

For example:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangju_highway_incident

And some people still think North Korea is the problem for the worsening US-Korea relations. smh.

My friend from Guam wrote an essay about US military stationed there around the same time I started getting really pissed off about this. After a 12 year girl was kidnapped and gang-raped by 3 soldiers in Okinawa I came to the conclusion that the US military and their overseas bases were indefensible. Now that I’m living in Seoul, despite a few reasonable people, I find that an extremely large chunk of US soldiers are completely terrible. The fact that they’re blockading the DPRK and maneuvering around China is bad diplomacy. But we also can’t forget the major damage soldiers cause in the countries that host them. This is the new imperialism.

yep. and this all needs to change. this perception that North Korea is the threat, when really it’s the United States and the United States Military with South Korea.

over dinner today, my aunt from chicago mentioned that she heard on the news that North Korea recently tested some rockets. so I asked her if she heard any news about the massive joint military drills going on right now with the US military and South Korea. and she said no, she didn’t hear of any news like that. then i asked if she had heard anything about all these massive joint military drills being held at least once twice or more per year in the past. and again, she said she didn’t hear anything about this.

this is typical of the average person, the average american. and this needs to change.

you know, i wish everyone would know that these massive joint military exercises being conducted by South Korea and the US military on fairly regular basis aren’t some sort of dinner formal or ball room dance parties between american soldiers and rok soldiers dosey doeing around in some hotel in south korea.

these are actual live massive war games, with rockets and missiles shot, ammos fired and bombs dropped at massive scales that dwarfs any of the few handful of outdated rockets North Korea fires, and fires almost always in response.

and if some american historian or american scholar or some american journalist or some american dude tells you otherwise then they’re being academically and intellectually dishonest with you.

here are some pics of some past US-South Korea military drills. now keep in mind these pics won’t even begin to show you the full scale of what the US Military and South Korean military are doing:

60 years of the US military occupation is enough. It’s time for the US military to leave Korea. They are the single biggest threat to peace in Korea.


cptnmartincrieff:

han-nara:

koreaunderground:

OMG! LOOK AT HOW CLOSE NORTH KOREA PUT THEIR COUNTRY NEAR ALL THE US MILITARY BASES!

I wonder if the U.S. would feel paranoid and threatened if a foreign military set up the same amount of bases to surround the U.S. What if this foreign military was also known to have massacred hundreds of thousands of your people and afterwards these same perpetrators that massacred your people, set up bases all around your country, then proceed to tell you to disarm because you’re the one that seems threatening. Because you know, you’re not allowed to resist.

Not to mention when these American soldiers fuck up and kill civilians from these countries, they don’t even get proper trial and get let off the hook

For example:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangju_highway_incident


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