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Corporate social media accounts just remind me of this:
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“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people.
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I ACTUALLY WISH YALL SPAWN WERE CORRECT.
lol I started this tumblr as a repository for mostly vintage ephemera and political imagery
somehow the anonymity and consumerist cultural commentary implicit in “Brand X” slowly expanded to the erasure of personhood and consumption of exotified bodies on the unprecedented systemic scale of the global adoption industry
I never had the slightest expectation much less plan to change anything. but a funny thing started happening as I just went about my days exploring my (lack of) history and identity
for every single cracker trying to silence me, there’s two more trying to thank me for changing their minds so they don’t buy into the irreparably fucked up oppressive BS that is transnational+racial adoption
I am not gratified. I’m ambivalent. jfc can you spawn begin to conceive of how much pressure that entails?
It’s a bit easier to embrace the totally valid “my blog is for myself and myself alone” self-care approach to tumblr when said tumblr doesn’t sway your oppressors in their literal purchase of human children
Temporarily unfollowed some more folks, gotta focus. Hah, let’s see how long I hold out.
[*that all being said, along with circumscribing neocolonial child trafficking, this is now more than ever an x-men/misandrist femme/grace jones appreciation blog. i see not a scrap of conflict between any of these and neither should you. X]
Damn this is good. I wish I wrote it :/
Thus, Baauer is not simply emblematic of an internet-age, post-genre music culture, but is instead an example par excellance of the white imagination using the black body as a vehicle for its own purposes. In other words, Baauer is not (only) a thief, he is a master.
Diplo is the scum of the fucking earth. I hope his eardrums rupture so he can never steal music and culture again.
go to the source. read everything.
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