Adventures in Blunderland
Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard. The right people… the ones who really belong in your life, will come to you. And stay.
- Will Smith

astronomicalwonders:

Comet Lovejoy - Seen from the International Space Station
Comet Lovejoy, formally designated C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), is a long-period comet and Kreutz Sungrazer. It was discovered in November 2011 by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy. The comet’s perihelion (point of of closest distance to the sun) took it through the Sun’s corona on 16 December 2011, after which it emerged intact, though greatly impacted by the event
Credit: NASA/Astronaught Dan Burbank

This society is going to become more supremely racist when it is apparently not racist. And that’s where it’s moving to at this point. When a white man tells you, “let’s not put race into this,” he is being the most racist at that point.

You can have a society that removes all public expression on racism. You can have a society were people no longer overtly express racial hatred, and racist statements and behavior is outlawed, but you can still have a system that destroys millions and millions of Black people. Colin Powell and others are the signs of that kind of racism where the Black middle class will be sitting in these jobs and positions defending the system.

You must recognize that racism is not an attitude. It is not a feeling of hatred toward another people. You must understand that racism and white supremacy is in the very structures and values of the institutions of the society itself. And until you revolve and change those structures and attitudes and values you will always be under the bottom.

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Dr. Amos N. Wilson explaining racism and predicting the future almost twenty years ago (early 90’s).

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izr1wxUgB-Q&list=PLBhR-EIi2zEVp8z25b8z7jIkUG7kJv2H1&index=14

(via disciplesofmalcolm)


[T]here’s something we have to remember about the United States: It’s not a democracy; it’s a plutocracy. There’s study after study that comes out in mainstream academic political science which shows what we all know or ought to know, that political decisions are made by a very small sector of extreme privilege and wealth, concentrated capital. For most of the population, their opinions simply don’t matter in the political system. They’re essentially disenfranchised.
- Noam Chomsky (via azspot)

theblvckpvnther:

"No movement can survive unless it is constantly growing and changing with the times. If it isn’t growing, it’s stagnant, and without the support of the people, no movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct it’s analysis of the situation is. That’s why political work and organizing are so important. Unless you are addressing the issues people are concerned about and contributing positive direction, they’ll never support you. The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us.All we usually hear about are the so-called responsible leaders, the ones who are “responsible” to our oppressors. In the same way that we don’t hear about a fraction of the Black men and women who have struggled hard and tirelessly throughout our history, we don’t hear about our heroes of today.The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Schools in amerika are interested in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and training them in skills needed to fill the positions the capitalist system requires. As long as we expect amerika’s schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant.” | Assata Shakur
hadaes:

this is very important and needs more reblogs
We tortured some folks.
- President Barack Obama, talking about the United States in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. He was commenting on a Senate investigation on CIA interrogation techniques.  (via officialssay)

expressions-of-nature:

Sunset Hike at Roan Mountain by: Serge Skiba
astronomicalwonders:

An Infrared view of the Orion Nebula
"This wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth, was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.The new telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture and its infrared vision also means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the curious antics of the very active young stars buried there."
Credit: VISTA/ESO

I know you love King, but you don’t study King. Anyway, Martin Luther King had a feeling in the very beginning of his struggle that the federal government was on the side of the poor African masses. And furthermore, that our job was just to bring out the racism in the South, and once the federal government saw how racist the attitude was they themselves would come and solve the problem.

Malcolm used to say “The federal government is your biggest enemy.” He said, “The federal government can send troops to Korea to fight for democracy and have racist pigs in Georgia lynch you and do nothing about it.” Malcolm X was clear.

Martin Luther King himself came to the same position that Malcolm X did. If you would look at the end of his campaign, the Poor People’s Campaign was directed against the federal government.

- Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

pleiadian-starseed:

Milky Way Flowers & Stars
Now that the Polynesian islands have been smothered in concrete and turned into aircraft carriers solidly anchored on the southern seas, when the whole of Asia is beginning to look like a dingy suburb, when shanty-towns are spreading across Africa, when civil and military aircraft blight the primeval innocence of the American or Melanesian forests even before destroying their virginity, what else can the so-called escapism of travelling do than confront us with the more unfortunate aspects of our history? Our great Western civilization, which has created the marvels we now enjoy, has only succeeded in producing them at the cost of corresponding ills. The order and harmony of the Western world, its most famous achievement, and a laboratory in which structures of a complexity as yet unknown are being fashioned, demand the elimination of a prodigious mass of noxious by-products which now contaminate the globe. The first thing we see as we travel round the world is our own filth, thrown into the face of mankind.
- Claude Levi-Strauss