The ANC (Nelson Mandela’s anti-apartheid party) is a typical terrorist organisation … Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud-cuckoo land.
- Margaret Thatcher, 1987
Nelson Mandela and The Cosby Show
Nelson Mandela said to me, ‘Thank you. Thank you. We watched your show on Robben Island. I watched that show with my guard and it softened him.’
- Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show
Nelson Mandela and the Spice Girls
Nelson Mandela: ‘You’re just being kind to an old man.’
Ginger Spice: ‘You’re not old. You’re as young as the girl you feel. And I’m 25.’
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
makes me wonder what the fuck my ancestors were doing
SO GENETIC MEMORY ISN’T JUST SOME SHITTY THING THAT APPEARS IN SCIENCE FICTION
well looks like abstergo was right
so then why are so many people scared of spiders
was there some spider massacre we forgot about
“ Can the hungry go on a hunger strike? Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have the right to resist annihilation. ”
so perfectly put
I LOVE HER
This is incredibly profound.
Know your history. Tell your history. So your children will say: Never again.
Cultural appropriation of Palestinian culture by Israelis is just another way to disenfranchise Palestinians and take away their right to exist and resist.
The ABC is in the firing line
So, to recap the last few weeks:
- ABC staffer salaries leaked
- Libs starving ABC of access to Ministers for interviews/guest spots on Q&A, Insiders etc.
- Lib, Cory Bernardi, argues ABC should be shrunk to ensure Fairfax and News Corp can stay competitive (?!).
- News Corp ramp up attacks on ABC in their newspapers.
- Libs criticise ABC for hurting country by reporting the Indonesia spy scandal.
I find it hard to believe that all of these things, including the leaks, aren’t orchestrated to delegitimise the ABC and soften the ground for their funding to be cut/political oversight to be strengthened.
Woah. Warren Mundine just said on ABC that in the last 20 (30?) years, China has lifted 80% of people out of poverty. We haven’t lifted Aboriginal people out of poverty nearly as much in that time. We need to stimulate our economy like China has.
So… dictatorial power and sweatshops and taking away people’s basic rights? Is that the plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Seriously, what did he mean by that? Does he think China’s brand of neoliberalism happened in a bloodless, non-violent way? Because, true, you can actually reduce poverty by clamping down hard on people. That’s what Stalin did (sidenote: is mentioning Stalin to win an argument like mentioning Hitler?). But there are other ways to reduce poverty which does not involve absolutely crushing people’s autonomy. Aboriginal self-determination is the answer, Warren Mundine. Not the exact opposite.