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dennisnsantana:

monetizeyourcat:

beesmygod:

rest in pieces

can’t believe he’s gone

oh god is archie gonna be victim of a school shooting


#archie #harvie #shootie #die #bie
clubjacobin:

fuldagap:

中阿两国人民永恒的,牢不可破的战斗友谊万岁! / Long live the eternal and unbreakable friendship in battle between the peoples of China and Albania! (1969)

There are a few things in twentieth-century history that will only grow harder to explain as time goes on, and the Sino-Albanian alliance is definitely one of them.

clubjacobin:

fuldagap:

中阿两国人民永恒的,牢不可破的战斗友谊万岁! / Long live the eternal and unbreakable friendship in battle between the peoples of China and Albania! (1969)

There are a few things in twentieth-century history that will only grow harder to explain as time goes on, and the Sino-Albanian alliance is definitely one of them.


#albania #china #communism #mao zedong #enver hoxha
Egypt’s “Golden Years” سنوات ذهبية” مصر”

mishkida:

The last few days, I’ve been seeing a lot of links shared about Egypt’s “Golden Years”, most prominently from an Egyptian Streets blog post (here is the post in question: 23 Photos of Egypt’s Golden Years). Their Facebook page heavily promoted the post, saying “Seriously, if you’re going to click or share something today, it should be this post." I wasn’t surprised to see a post like this from Egyptian Streets, which I usually like, but I was taken aback by how much they supported, or bought into, the images contained within the post. From the "Golden Years" titular terminology to the little comments beneath each photo. For example:

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The Facebook comments section was predictably riled up, with some commenters longing for the days of King Farouk and describing his Egypt as European, and others offended by the idea that Egypt was “copying” Europe or if it was the other way around and so on.

Most striking to me, though, is the list’s apparent lack of interest in actually specifying what the “golden years” were. In the first paragraph, it simply refers to “Egypt in the 1900s” and goes from there. It then cherry picks from King Farouk’s colonial monarchy and the European fashions of some of the higher classes, Gamal Abdel Nasser’s psuedo-socialism and nationalism, and even refers to the early 1990s as the “last ‘good’ years” under the following photo:

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The lack of specificity is symbolic of the vagueness that seems central to most nostalgia, whether about Egypt or not. It’s not dishonest so much as it reveals an insecurity about the present. The list from Egyptian Streets uses a picture of the failed Egyptian-made car from 1954, the Ramses, as a sign of the economic potential of Egypt. In fact, the list itself seems to get confused sometimes about whether it is celebrating an aspect of these  ”sanuwat dhabiya” or if it is just sharing a cool, vintage picture. For example:

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I don’t think this list is arguing in favor of military propaganda, and even seems to be presenting it as somewhat negative since it still permeates Egyptian society today which, because the list considers “the 1900s” to be the golden age of Egypt, is decidedly not part of the the golden age.

Certainly I get the appeal of these lists and photos. This one just seems to be particularly confused about what specifically it is nostalgic for.

Similarly, another Egyptian Facebook page, Historic Cairo, القاهرة التاريخية ، posted a video of Alexandria from 1974. The title is “See what Alexandria was like in 1974 / a slice of Europe” (شوف الاسكندريه كانت ازاي سنة 1974 / قطعه من اوروبا). It’s short and doesn’t give much context, but presumably we are supposed to notice the lack of head coverings. It’s interesting to note that this nostalgic artifact reflects an Alexandria that was itself very far removed from the Alexandria of the first half of the 1900s which had sizable Jewish and European populations living residing in it. Yet it still refers to the city as a slice of Europe (if my translation is correct). Of course there are other factors that contribute to describing Alexandria as European besides the Greek or Armenian or Jewish (even though Jewish does not equal European) populations. 


#egypt #nostalgia #slipperiness #clickbait
salticidae-dorkillius:

agoodcartoon:

so what i get from this is that christians are intolerant to a murderous degree and anyone who uses terms like “gaystapo” unironically also fellates fascist ideology down to the hilt. clearly these are supposed to be the bad guys here.

I never even fucking understand this guy’s comics, like what the hell are these people talking about? What is going on here? I know I don’t have bad reading comprehension skills. This may as well be some “colorless green ideas sleep furiously” shit composed to show that sentences can be grammatically correct while making no sense syntactically. 

Reading a few comics, it’s like a spambot was haunting New Liturgical Movement and Free Republic and got access to clipart.  The overall effect was really unsettling, since that probably isn’t the case.

salticidae-dorkillius:

agoodcartoon:

so what i get from this is that christians are intolerant to a murderous degree and anyone who uses terms like “gaystapo” unironically also fellates fascist ideology down to the hilt. clearly these are supposed to be the bad guys here.

I never even fucking understand this guy’s comics, like what the hell are these people talking about? What is going on here? I know I don’t have bad reading comprehension skills. This may as well be some “colorless green ideas sleep furiously” shit composed to show that sentences can be grammatically correct while making no sense syntactically.

Reading a few comics, it’s like a spambot was haunting New Liturgical Movement and Free Republic and got access to clipart.  The overall effect was really unsettling, since that probably isn’t the case.


#comic #catholic #reactionary #spambot #this is how humans interact
zenpencils represents, among other things, a lazy compulsion to ideologically conflate everything the authour has a vaguely positive impression of. that means you get stuff like a rock band being equated to spiritual rapture, tremendous personal trials of historic figures being recontextualized to apply to media fandom, and a world-renowned japanese artist grinning at a quote from a white supremacist US president

hungryghoast:

zenpencils is one of my favorite Amazingly Bad Things I Can Imagine Too Many People I Know On Facebook Approvingly Posting

The zenpencils guy is currently writing a comic about his desire to kill “haters” and “trolls” with a giant death machine mecha, except just in the same way he illustrates comics based on quotes from other people, he puts “H. Miyazaki” (inspired by a bland Teddy Roosevelt quote) as the pilot of the death machine instead of himself. It’s a tribute.


#zenpencils #gavin aung than #liberalism #inspirational quotes #miyazaki stand-in
hungryghoast:

unhaunting:

im going to marry this beautiful cyberpunk orc

is this player-generated content or the new campaign? Also, yes, I will attend the wedding.

hungryghoast:

unhaunting:

im going to marry this beautiful cyberpunk orc

is this player-generated content or the new campaign? Also, yes, I will attend the wedding.


#rpg #shadowrun #the working class gets trampled #cyberpunk #strong people-centered communist movement
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

opalinebaby:

disgustinghuman:

thescarletwoman:

kayemeych:

allthingsservethebeam:

irishcob:

Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario
Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.

SIGNAL BOOOOOOOST

Yes yes yes I’m so happy people are talking about this. That clinic works under the old DSM criteria. If you are looking for physical health or mental health or family support around gender please contact Rainbow Health Ontario or the new trans clinic at Sick Kids.
A lot of parents especially go to that clinic with their kids because it’s affiliated with such a well know national agency and they assume it will be the best support. If you hear anyone talking about it please correct them, it is very harmful. :(

I wrote a post last year about an amazing Ontario doctor who specializes in health-care for trans youth, Dr. Carys Massarella. She is the lead Physician of the Transcare Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharine’s, and is currently one of only three ‘non-pathologizing’ trans-care health providers in Ontario. ‘Non-Pathologizing’ means that when a trans-patient comes in to speak with her about care and care options, their trans identity is:
 not questioned
 not treated as something needing to be fixed
 not pathologized as a mental illness which requires a psychiatric evaluation before proceeding with care options.  
If you’re a trans youth looking for health-care (or know any trans youth whose families are hoping to get medical support for them), please DO NOT go to/recommend Dr. Zucker at CAMH. He is severely transphobic and is only looking to ‘fix’ trans kids who he thinks are ‘confused’. Instead, two hospitals that are doing good work for transfolks in the GTA and surrounding area are St. Mike’s in Toronto and St. Joseph’s in Hamilton. Both are (surprisingly) Catholic hospitals, but have made reputations for themselves as providing ethical care for the LGBTQ community. Carys herself is a member of the St. Joseph’s health staff, and says that her transition was embraced at the hospital and its catholic staff, including its nuns. As well, Dr. Massarella’s practice, Quest Community Heath Centre, is a fantastic resource if you can get out to St. Catherine’s. 

Reblogging for new information

Personally been hearing some things about CAMH that run the gamut from “sketchy” to “terrifying” for years now from people I personally know, so like, boosting.

^ IMPORTANT INFORMATION HERE <3

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

opalinebaby:

disgustinghuman:

thescarletwoman:

kayemeych:

allthingsservethebeam:

irishcob:

Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario

Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.

SIGNAL BOOOOOOOST

Yes yes yes I’m so happy people are talking about this. That clinic works under the old DSM criteria. If you are looking for physical health or mental health or family support around gender please contact Rainbow Health Ontario or the new trans clinic at Sick Kids.

A lot of parents especially go to that clinic with their kids because it’s affiliated with such a well know national agency and they assume it will be the best support. If you hear anyone talking about it please correct them, it is very harmful. :(

I wrote a post last year about an amazing Ontario doctor who specializes in health-care for trans youth, Dr. Carys Massarella. She is the lead Physician of the Transcare Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharine’s, and is currently one of only three ‘non-pathologizing’ trans-care health providers in Ontario. ‘Non-Pathologizing’ means that when a trans-patient comes in to speak with her about care and care options, their trans identity is:

  •  not questioned
  •  not treated as something needing to be fixed
  •  not pathologized as a mental illness which requires a psychiatric evaluation before proceeding with care options.  

If you’re a trans youth looking for health-care (or know any trans youth whose families are hoping to get medical support for them), please DO NOT go to/recommend Dr. Zucker at CAMH. He is severely transphobic and is only looking to ‘fix’ trans kids who he thinks are ‘confused’. Instead, two hospitals that are doing good work for transfolks in the GTA and surrounding area are St. Mike’s in Toronto and St. Joseph’s in Hamilton. Both are (surprisingly) Catholic hospitals, but have made reputations for themselves as providing ethical care for the LGBTQ community. Carys herself is a member of the St. Joseph’s health staff, and says that her transition was embraced at the hospital and its catholic staff, including its nuns. As well, Dr. Massarella’s practice, Quest Community Heath Centre, is a fantastic resource if you can get out to St. Catherine’s. 

Reblogging for new information

Personally been hearing some things about CAMH that run the gamut from “sketchy” to “terrifying” for years now from people I personally know, so like, boosting.

^ IMPORTANT INFORMATION HERE <3


#transgender #healthcare #transphobia #toronto #camh

Anonymous said: are you ever gonna post a joke again, or is it strictly no fun zone now

wyattsalazar:

Don’t need to anymore cuz you’re such a fucking joke

No fun zone is best fun zone.