Pop Culture and the Third World

Jul 28

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Here’s another one of my comics! Hope you like it.

Here’s another one of my comics! Hope you like it.

Jul 27

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life



I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.


Since the beginning of time White people have been fascinating complicated sympathetic characters and Black people have been bouncers

daggerpen:

gabzilla-z:

hylianears:

but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life

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I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

Since the beginning of time White people have been fascinating complicated sympathetic characters and Black people have been bouncers

(Source: darvinasafo, via racebending)

"Israel has alternatives to this war"

An alternative strategic goal should include lifting the siege in the short term and reaching a fair and stable compromise with the Palestinian people in the medium to long term. I use the word “compromise” here because there won’t be a “solution” in Israel/Palestine that will end politics and history. Jews and Palestinians will continue to compete and cooperate on this land for the foreseeable future. But as long as maintaining the status quo remains the Israeli goal, the violent military campaigns, with all their horrors and losses on both sides, are an inevitable consequence.

There is no way around this. The “peace for peace” formula doesn’t work because the occupation is not peace. So what the Palestinians are getting is “a little less war for peace.” For this reason, the current war with Hamas is not an effort to “strengthen the moderates” and to “facilitate peace,” as some claim, but rather an alternative to peace.

Noam Sheizaf

I thought this article was really good. Not an expert on Israel/Palestine stuff, so please let me know if you think I’m wrong.

Jul 26

Abbott treats so many things like ‘crises’ in Australia - border security, debt, carbon tax, Labor. Here’s what I consider real crises in Australia that deserve all the front pages until they’re sorted: child protection (ie. domestic abuse, foster care etc), mental illness care; disability care; old age care; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage; asylum seeker treatment; climate change.

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Jul 25

noahlyon:

I was there dude… and it sucked. #bootlegbart


what the hell?

noahlyon:

I was there dude… and it sucked. #bootlegbart

what the hell?

(via mmmsimpsons)

Jul 24

I cleaned up this comic a bit. Hope you like.

I cleaned up this comic a bit. Hope you like.

ugh can we do something about climate change please? I was watching an episode of Captain Planet and it was bumming me out how we’re still trying to convince people of the same crap 20 years later.

"The Abbott government’s agenda has been driven by three major claims, all of them economic in nature. Let’s see how economists view these three themes:

1) There is a budget emergency
Number of economists who agree: zero

2) The federal government has a debt crisis
Number of economists who agree: zero

3) Carbon pricing is an economic wrecking ball
Number of economists who agree: zero

The above represents a very slight exaggeration. You can find people with some economics qualifications who agree with the government but, without exception, they either work for the Coalition or for some entity with ideological motives (like the IPA or News Corp).”

- Warwick Smith

The whole article is perfect. Like a John Mayer song.