I forgot to make a post about the fact that I graduated.
I graduated. I managed to not trip over my robes or cry in a public place.
remember me, my misery,
and how it lost me all I wanted.
Can we talk about the $35 “ally” card endorsed by Macklemore because that is so fucking hilarious
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
He’s promoting membership to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which was founded in part by Hellen Keller, and which in the past has fought for freedom of speech for anti-war protestors in the 1920s, worked with the NAACP, campaigned against police brutality, for Native American rights, in favour of the separation of church and state, against the Vietnam war, against The Patriot Act and against the teaching of creationism in schools.
It supported John Scopes in the Tennessee ‘monkey trial’ in the 1920s. It defended H.L Mencken and James Joyce, and helped to overturn the ban on their respective books.
In 1928, Mary Ware Dennett was fined for handing out pamphlets containing sex education. The ACLU made a legal appeal, and overturned the verdict.
In WW2, when Roosevelt authorized the detention of Japanese-Americans in camps, the ACLU was the only major organisation that objected.
This is an organisation which has a long and honourable history of (almost) unwavering commitment to civil liberties. True, it is not without its own cognitive dissonance (in, for example, its disgraceful decision to not support Paul Robeson) but these mistakes go over the heads of tumblr liberals who think they can just call membership in this organisation ‘a $35 ally card’ and have done with it.
Sneer all you like. It’s apparently what the tumblr ‘left’ is best at.
I just sprayed clear lacquer on the telecaster body and now I’m having cosmic revelations from the fumes.
If Tumblr Liberals got their way, Idris Elba would play pretty much every character in every movie ever.
Could this be becuase he is an excellent actor who can effortlessly vanish into any role? Or could it be because he’s the only black male actor Tumblr Liberals can name that isn’t Morgan Freeman?
I am sure I know the answer to that.