Posts tagged truth
Posts tagged truth
How many people by now have no idea that eating more fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and drinking plenty of (unpolluted) water is better for you than processed food?
I know it. Everyone knows it.
What these arrogant shits who keep aiming to “teach low income people” is not something we don’t know.
If you want to “teach” me something about food then teach me how to make $30 a week for three people stretch without processed meals.
Or how about you stop assuming we are ignorant of the fact that fresh foods are better for us than hamburger helper and look at the root of WHY we have to buy the shit.
Once again, it’s just easier to assume ignorance and laziness than it is to apply any critical thinking or empathy.
Reblogging myself because…hey! Neat!
the other day i wrote a short post in response to someone, saying that logic is logic *because* it takes into account emotions.
i’ve been thinking about that, and i stand firmly by that notion.
we’ve been taught to believe that rationale exists because it disregards “the heart.” but we all know we’ve been taught some ridiculous things, and that is definitely one of them.
emotions are not stupid. or blind.
they are instinctive. they protect us.
and they should not be ignored or dismissed as being altogether petty.
i find that most people who say such things are in a position of power, keeping people beneath them. and when the people beneath them react because their emotions tell them to save themselves, the ones in power—the oppressors—dictate that those *silly little emotions* bear no weight against their “rational thought out reasoning.”
but that’s bullshit.
essentially, being sensitive means being critical. and i dont think that logic and emotions are mutually exclusive at all.
like i said i think emotions are what true logic are made of.
In my experience, the rejection of emotions as illogical is confined to who is expressing those emotions. Those with the most societal privileges are often allowed to be as emotional as they want and their emotions are seen as “logical” because they as people are seen as having the only legitimate consciousness.
Emotions are mainly cast as illogical when the consciousness generating them is challenging oppressive power dynamics.
emotions are beautiful and feel True.
the reason to place some degree of skepticism on using them to weigh everything is simply because they are built on structures of thought. and thought structures can change over time. and the strong feelings i have will remain, in a different area, but no longer true to the original relationship between they and the thought. also, i can willfully change my thought structures or have them changed, with new information or new routine. thus, my feelings will also change in that area. noting these kinds of dynamics over time breeds skepticism, in oneself, of relying too much on them as some sort of organic, unerring compass.
but the reflexive dismissal of a person’s truth simply because they express their emotion freely is something else altogether. that is manipulative, unreasonable, and cheap.
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Black privilege is being able to get money easily if you’re in poverty.
It’s harder for non-black people. Now, we have affirmative action, welfare, etc., all catering to black people.
Surely you should be able to link to some statistics proving the Black people benefit the most from welfare and affirmative action.
Surely you should.
Seeing as you’re interested in FACTS, right?
So put your money where your mouth is.
Now you know those stats showing that white women benefit the most from affirmative action & more white people get welfare are anathema to this fool. Next you’ll bring up who welfare was invented to help & really fuck up their whole world by pointing out that black people were excluded from it.
As a Welfare worker I can tell you this is wrong. The majority of the people who come into my job applying for Welfare are white. I speak to at least 20 people a day as a screener, and I see about 2 black families of those twenty. Probably 7 latin@ families. An asian family every other day. The rest are all white families.
And with what little amount of money a person can get from Welfare (an amount which you can barely survive on, and amount that is far less than the average rent in the area I work in for a two bed room apartment), those 2 black families, 7 latin@ families and asian family every other day take that money and they are thankful for what little help they can get, they go live in shitty apartments or with other families in a cramped house so that they can afford to pay rent on the meager amount they get from us a month. They bust their asses to SURVIVE.
But those white people? They are upset with the money they get. They wonder why if they paid taxes their whole lives, that they can only get such a small amount of money? They say it must be all of the POC coming in and taking all of the welfare money and all of the illegal immigrants who come in and stole welfare aid (nevermind the fact that you CANNOT RECEIVE AID if you are not a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident of more than 10 years). They say if POC would just get jobs and get off welfare we’d have more money to give them (yet somehow turn around and say that POC are taking all of their jobs, so that’s why they can’t find one). They say this to the other white applicants in the lobby or the WOC workers who are trying to help them get back on their feet. Out fucking loud.
Wanna know what white privilege is?
White privilege is being able to have the balls to go to a welfare office, be surrounded by other white people who are also applying, and complaining about how POC are taking all of the governments money, meanwhile POC are working shitty jobs and living in shit neighborhoods refusing to get the aid they NEED to help their families, because they will be shamed the minute they step into the building.
Mine was spent on the mountain with no phone service. I have spent the greater part of my life surviving by moving seamlessly between groups of people who are, by and large, awful. People who will sit friendly over my gun collection, but would gauge shooting me over queerness. Here is the story of a Memorial Day party on the mountain, and a tale of the world that we live in.
‘They hate us because we’ve always been free’.
The ‘they’ have been used to describe every group of non-American (specifically non-white or non-Capitalist) people on Earth at one time or another. The ‘they’ in this instance, of course, are terrorists. A group that can only, apparently, consist of non-white, non-Christian people. In some cases, can only consist of Muslims. If a white Christian commits what would otherwise be considered an act of terrorism, it’s an ‘isolated incident by a deranged individual’. He probably meant no harm.
Only white people need be afraid.
All of this, and more, spoken in the presence of woman who refer to ‘my husband’ as somebody that must be desperately clung onto, responses gauged, in the proper tone, subserviently. And while ‘my wife’ is a deed, a bill of sale and ownership.
So who are we, who have always been free in America? Who counts as an American, and who counts as a person?
Because ‘we, a former slave nation, have always been free’ is beyond an oxymoron, and it’s no mistake that people think this way. It’s intentional. It’s programmed. If you can say that America has always been free, you must conclude that slavery (of Black folk and Natives) never happened, you must suggest that we came by this land honorably-palms out-with best intentions, and even to suggest that freedom exists in America today you have to pretend that the majority of the history of this nation has simple been forgotten with no residual, no memory, by those who have always, truly, been granted freedom. But more than freedom, freedom with the license to insure that it is granted only to yourself.
And the ‘they’, those that hate us for ‘having always been free’, the people who defeated Russia for us and then were left with a broken country, no schools, no men older than 16 or younger than 60, no roads, no choices, proxy governments put in place by us (with extensive plans to invade since the 70s when the oil became more of an issue), and a nation full of ‘terrorists’ who are mostly farmers who have trouble finding the funding for a plow, let alone a bomb, even if they gave half of a shit about the yonder euphoric paradisiacal freedoms of a slave nation across the world.
‘We have always been free’.
Well, maybe I have, but We haven’t. We’ve never been free. We are a nation living on stolen land, cultivated and built upon by enslaved people, and we continue to fuck with the rest of the world as if fucking with our corner just isn’t enough anymore.
We’re not going to stop until the rest of the world is as free as we are.
And that’s just fucking terrifying.