V for Victor
graveyard-strutter:

radiicvl:

plhants:

morgancrawf:

official-maximum-ride:

Decided to take a video while flying this morning.
Best. Idea. Ever.

perfection

Reminder that this actually exists in our world
THIS IS REAL

I’m gonna cry.

i just read this and thought “humans cant fly dont lie to me sir” then realised, airplanes. 

graveyard-strutter:

radiicvl:

plhants:

morgancrawf:

official-maximum-ride:

Decided to take a video while flying this morning.

Best. Idea. Ever.

perfection

Reminder that this actually exists in our world


THIS IS REAL

I’m gonna cry.

i just read this and thought “humans cant fly dont lie to me sir” then realised, airplanes. 

hi, i'm sorry if this has been asked but in your powerpoint you said that the tumblr sj community is guilty of antisemitism. what kind of things has it done? also, i love your blog!
Anonymous

debigotizer:

I’ll take this one since I’m the blog’s resident Jew.  Oy vey, where do I start…

  • SJ community loves to police Jewish identity and silence actual Jews when they talk about their own identities.  This usually happens in context of either “Are Jews White?” or “Jewishness is just a religion” conversations.  In reality, Jews are an ethnoreligious group that ethnically originated in the middle east, and while some ethnic Jews have light skin, it’s actually due to centuries of forced assimilation in European and Slavic countries through rape, which is a big reason why Jewishness is matrilineal.  Furthermore, there exist Jews who do not look white at all.  There are black, brown, and asian Jews who are all ethnically Jewish, and these conversations erase them.
  • "Jewish privilege".  Fact: It’s not a thing.  It’s actually a very common anti-semitic trope that says that Jews run everything so they are not oppressed.  Jews are oppressed, and face anti-semitic violence.
  • "Anti-semitism is not just about Jews, there are other semitic people." While yea, there are other semitic people, the term "anti-semitism" was created by Germans in the 19th century to refer specifically to the hatred of Jews because it sounded more scientific.
  • Blaming anti-semitic violence in Europe on the actions of Israel.  I see this literally every single day on this site, and it’s very upsetting.  Jews that live in the diaspora are not responsible for Israel’s actions, and especially should not be suffering at the hands of white people in Europe under the guise of anti-zionism.  
  • Finally, and this is a big pet peeve of mine.  The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews.  Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe. 

That’s enough for now.  If you’re interested in learning more about Jewish identity and anti-semitism, you are welcome to check out my personal blog: yochevedke.  I discuss that stuff a lot.  

-Yeva

yikes, i really haven’t encountered much of that jewish identity-policing on tumblr as of yet (i’m really not that active), but that’s bad.

however, regarding “jewish privilege”—i think privilege is relative to every society. we need to look at privilege and oppression of groups on the global scale, not regionally, which may make things less black/white (literally) and complicated, but more true to reality. a group may be privileged in one society, but oppressed in another. having grown up in north jersey suburbia, being part of a safe and nurturing congregation, and going to a liberal college in massachusetts, i really haven’t encountered antisemitism at all. i naively did not fully grasp the prevalence of antisemitism in the world until the recent surge in attacks in europe. obviously, even with the fall of nazism 70 years ago and subsequent german expressions of regret over the holocaust, the underlying antisemitic feelings built up for two thousand years that led to the holocaust will not evaporate so quickly.

i think that a jewish privilege, similar to christian privilege, does in fact exist in the more middle and upper class domains of the majority of US society, especially in the northeast, florida, and the west coast societies. the “south” and the “midwest” are probably different. i should look more into modern american antisemitism, but i think many of us are pretty darn well off here. same in the state of israel. i hate to bring israel into the conversation, but jews in israel, jerusalem, and the west bank are extremely privileged compared to palestinians and bedouins. none of this should negate the oppression and disadvantages jews face today throughout europe, the middle east, and other parts of the world (side note, as you may have inferred from my israel comments—pro-palestinian and even anti-israeli movements should most certainly not be necessarily categorized as antisemitic—the assholes who attacked synagogues in europe and drew swastikas seem to be extremists who were appropriating the palestinian cause to let out their antisemitism).

a comparison that might help a bit—we all agree about the prevalence of white privilege. however, in some places, like zimbabwe, it seems that whites have recently been “oppressed,” weird as that sounds. they’ve been attacked and mugabe is actively calling for black citizens to deny whites land, and for whites to go back to the UK. obviously, just because whites are being oppressed in zimbabwean society doesn’t mean that white privilege doesn’t exist here. same thing for jews—just because jews are being oppressed in european societies and elsewhere doesn’t mean that jewish privilege, though certainly less prevalent than white privilege, doesn’t exist in american societies and israel and palestine.

finally, on the paucity of non-jews reblogging posts about antisemitism—going off my previous point, i think this could be (my hypothesis could be wrong and simplistic, like i said i’m not very active on tumblr) a reflection of which societies many SJ tumblr users come from and their experiences, or lack thereof, with antisemitism. i feel like many SJ users come from those northeast, florida, and west coast societies i said earlier which i feel jews have privilege in. we should have more posts about antisemitism, i feel that that it is unfortunately a very ignored problem, but i just feel that many SJ users just don’t encounter much antisemitism, and therefore don’t blog much about it, as opposed to the racism, homophobia, and sexism that they encounter much more and read/watch/hear about more in various media.

a cool article i came across that says a lot of what i’m saying in a hopefully more eloquent way—http://zeek.forward.com/articles/118192/

so yeah, that’s it, just my two cents. i said a lot of stuff, hopefully no one was offended by any of it, if anyone wants to respond at all, i invite you to!

snark0lepsy:

The Whitest Kids U’ Know x

I don’t get it.
My reaction to the existence of ignorant humans. (via nonchalante)
gay-erotic-art:

Moral is You can’t hide a good boner!
Unintentional gay moments from real Batman Comic Books.
If you don’t already, follow my tumbler page. http://gay-erotic-art.tumblr.com/

gay-erotic-art:

Moral is You can’t hide a good boner!

Unintentional gay moments from real Batman Comic Books.

If you don’t already, follow my tumbler page. http://gay-erotic-art.tumblr.com/

twerkingderp:

thebisexualfeminist:

This is so important I can’t even put it into words. 
Not all Christians are closed minded assholes.
Not all Muslims are terrorists.
Not all atheists are anti-religion jerks.

THIS

& there are good Jews (Albert Einstein)…and evil Jews (Benjamin Netanyahu)

twerkingderp:

thebisexualfeminist:

This is so important I can’t even put it into words. 

Not all Christians are closed minded assholes.

Not all Muslims are terrorists.

Not all atheists are anti-religion jerks.

THIS

& there are good Jews (Albert Einstein)…and evil Jews (Benjamin Netanyahu)

living-in-gmajor:

Pulled a fast one on us 6 year-olds, Disney.

Credit Unknown

chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Japanese American internment
Philippine-American War
Jim Crow
The genocide of Native Americans
Transatlantic slave trade
The Middle Passage
The history of White American racism
Black Codes
Slave patrols
Ku Klux Klan
The War on Drugs
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
White anti-racism
The Southern strategy
The rape of black slave women
CORE
Madison Grant
The Indian Wars
Human zoos
How the Jews became white
White flight
Redlining
Proposition 14
Homestead Act
Tulsa Riots
Rosewood massacre
Tuskegee Experiment
Lynching
Hollywood stereotypes
Indian Appropriations Acts
Immigration Act of 1924
Sundown towns
Chinese Exclusion Act
Emmett Till
Vincent Chin
Islamophobia
Indian boarding schools
King Philip’s War
Bacon’s Rebellion
American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
History of the gun
History of the police
History of prisons
History of white suburbia
Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
George Wallace
Fox News
Cointelpro
Real estate steering
School tracking
Mass incarceration of black men
Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).
(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:

  1. Cherokee Trail of Tears
  2. Japanese American internment
  3. Philippine-American War
  4. Jim Crow
  5. The genocide of Native Americans
  6. Transatlantic slave trade
  7. The Middle Passage
  8. The history of White American racism
  9. Black Codes
  10. Slave patrols
  11. Ku Klux Klan
  12. The War on Drugs
  13. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  14. How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
  15. How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
  16. White anti-racism
  17. The Southern strategy
  18. The rape of black slave women
  19. CORE
  20. Madison Grant
  21. The Indian Wars
  22. Human zoos
  23. How the Jews became white
  24. White flight
  25. Redlining
  26. Proposition 14
  27. Homestead Act
  28. Tulsa Riots
  29. Rosewood massacre
  30. Tuskegee Experiment
  31. Lynching
  32. Hollywood stereotypes
  33. Indian Appropriations Acts
  34. Immigration Act of 1924
  35. Sundown towns
  36. Chinese Exclusion Act
  37. Emmett Till
  38. Vincent Chin
  39. Islamophobia
  40. Indian boarding schools
  41. King Philip’s War
  42. Bacon’s Rebellion
  43. American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
  44. History of the gun
  45. History of the police
  46. History of prisons
  47. History of white suburbia
  48. Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
  49. George Wallace
  50. Fox News
  51. Cointelpro
  52. Real estate steering
  53. School tracking
  54. Mass incarceration of black men
  55. Boston school busing riots

And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).

(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

frickin:

Im a fun person ok but whenever someone cute talks to me i turn into a fucking raisin

ayatokiwa:

our biology teacher brought a skeleton to class yesterday and now everyone’s treating it as if it’s a part if our class i’m going to

ayatokiwa:

our biology teacher brought a skeleton to class yesterday and now everyone’s treating it as if it’s a part if our class i’m going to

america-wakiewakie:


"On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed. Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation. In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last. The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.”


— US Uncut

america-wakiewakie:

"On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed. Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.

Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.

The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation. In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last. The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.”

mapsontheweb:

A map of the most overrepresented job in each state

mapsontheweb:

A map of the most overrepresented job in each state

hi, i'm sorry if this has been asked but in your powerpoint you said that the tumblr sj community is guilty of antisemitism. what kind of things has it done? also, i love your blog!
Anonymous

johnskylar:

orewaametaro:

intosnarkness:

eliasand:

returnofthejudai:

debigotizer:

I’ll take this one since I’m the blog’s resident Jew.  Oy vey, where do I start…

  • SJ community loves to police Jewish identity and silence actual Jews when they talk about their own identities.  This usually happens in context of either “Are Jews White?” or “Jewishness is just a religion” conversations.  In reality, Jews are an ethnoreligious group that ethnically originated in the middle east, and while some ethnic Jews have light skin, it’s actually due to centuries of forced assimilation in European and Slavic countries through rape, which is a big reason why Jewishness is matrilineal.  Furthermore, there exist Jews who do not look white at all.  There are black, brown, and asian Jews who are all ethnically Jewish, and these conversations erase them.
  • "Jewish privilege".  Fact: It’s not a thing.  It’s actually a very common anti-semitic trope that says that Jews run everything so they are not oppressed.  Jews are oppressed, and face anti-semitic violence.
  • "Anti-semitism is not just about Jews, there are other semitic people." While yea, there are other semitic people, the term "anti-semitism" was created by Germans in the 19th century to refer specifically to the hatred of Jews because it sounded more scientific.
  • Blaming anti-semitic violence in Europe on the actions of Israel.  I see this literally every single day on this site, and it’s very upsetting.  Jews that live in the diaspora are not responsible for Israel’s actions, and especially should not be suffering at the hands of white people in Europe under the guise of anti-zionism.  
  • Finally, and this is a big pet peeve of mine.  The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews.  Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe. 

That’s enough for now.  If you’re interested in learning more about Jewish identity and anti-semitism, you are welcome to check out my personal blog: yochevedke.  I discuss that stuff a lot.  

-Yeva

Another Jew reblogging about anti-semitism. I’ve seen some increase in concern about this from goyim, but it’s been slow going. Hopefully we’ll pick up a big head of steam soon.

The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews. Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe.”

As a Jew, I’m actually terrified to talk about antisemitism when I see it, cause it’s been so belittled and minimized for me. 

Please call it out, guys, just like you would any other kind of bigotry or racism. 

I am not Jewish and am thoroughly uneducated on this subject. Until reading this post I had never even heard the term anti-semitic before. I know it isn’t much but I hope my reblogging of this is at least something.

I’m not sure whether to be reassured or terrified that anti-Semitism isn’t a well known thing in Korea, but still, good on this person for doing what they can for awareness.

yikes, i really haven’t encountered much of that jewish identity-policing on tumblr as of yet (i’m really not that active), but that’s bad.

however, regarding “jewish privilege”—i think privilege is relative to every society. we need to look at privilege and oppression of groups on the global scale, not regionally, which may make things less black/white (literally) and complicated, but more true to reality. a group may be privileged in one society, but oppressed in another. having grown up in north jersey suburbia, being part of a safe and nurturing congregation, and going to a liberal college in massachusetts, i really haven’t encountered antisemitism at all. i naively did not fully grasp the prevalence of antisemitism in the world until the recent surge in attacks in europe. obviously, even with the fall of nazism 70 years ago and subsequent german expressions of regret over the holocaust, the underlying antisemitic feelings built up for two thousand years that led to the holocaust will not evaporate so quickly.

i think that a jewish privilege, similar to christian privilege, does in fact exist in the more middle and upper class domains of the majority of US society, especially in the northeast, florida, and the west coast societies. the “south” and the “midwest” are probably different. i should look more into modern american antisemitism, but i think many of us are pretty darn well off here. same in the state of israel. i hate to bring israel into the conversation, but jews in israel, jerusalem, and the west bank are extremely privileged compared to palestinians and bedouins. none of this should negate the oppression and disadvantages jews face today throughout europe, the middle east, and other parts of the world (side note, as you may have inferred from my israel comments—pro-palestinian and even anti-israeli movements should most certainly not be necessarily categorized as antisemitic—the assholes who attacked synagogues in europe and drew swastikas seem to be extremists who were appropriating the palestinian cause to let out their antisemitism).

a comparison that might help a bit—we all agree about the prevalence of white privilege. however, in some places, like zimbabwe, it seems that whites have recently been “oppressed,” weird as that sounds. they’ve been attacked and mugabe is actively calling for black citizens to deny whites land, and for whites to go back to the UK. obviously, just because whites are being oppressed in zimbabwean society doesn’t mean that white privilege doesn’t exist here. same thing for jews—just because jews are being oppressed in european societies and elsewhere doesn’t mean that jewish privilege, though certainly less prevalent than white privilege, doesn’t exist in american societies and israel and palestine.

finally, on the paucity of non-jews reblogging posts about antisemitism—going off my previous point, i think this could be (my hypothesis could be wrong and simplistic, like i said i’m not very active on tumblr) a reflection of which societies many SJ tumblr users come from and their experiences, or lack thereof, with antisemitism. i feel like many SJ users come from those northeast, florida, and west coast societies i said earlier which i feel jews have privilege in. we should have more posts about antisemitism, i feel that that it is unfortunately a very ignored problem, but i just feel that many SJ users just don’t encounter much antisemitism, and therefore don’t blog much about it, as opposed to the racism, homophobia, and sexism that they encounter much more and read/watch/hear about more in various media.

a cool article i came across that says a lot of what i’m saying in a hopefully more eloquent way—http://zeek.forward.com/articles/118192/

so yeah, that’s it, just my two cents. i said a lot of stuff, hopefully no one was offended by any of it, if anyone wants to respond at all, i invite you to!