Maw says we shouldn’t speak
when we drive past the cemetery.
Our breathing ain’t fair to those
who can no longer fill their lungs
That it ain’t right to talk about them,
say their names that’s carved.
I say I’m doing them a favor.
I’m rolling those old bones off my tongue making them dance
for the first time in a century.
They gonna stay dead if you ain’t
speaking their names again.
I tell my Maw:
First, I’m gonna become immortal,
then y’all can put me in the ground,
that way I won’t have to wait
for no man’s breath.
Maw says we shouldn’t speak
can you combat racism with racism (in a very specific way) ?? Zizek had an idea..
for all the social justice stuff I see on here I don’t ever see much discussion when it comes to Arabs or Muslims living in a post-9/11 America…just an observation cuz I have thoughts about it from time to time considering some of my experiences…
i store images in my “image bank” eventually i have enough images to make a movie
beepin asked: this ones called I wanna rock your body and then in parenthesis (till the break of dawn)
The grease film and soundtrack are super influential on me
"The first step to freedom is not just to change reality to fit your dreams, it’s to change the way you dream. And, again, this hurts, because all satisfactions we have come from our dreams.
One of the big problems of all great revolutionary movements of the 20th century—such as Russia, Cuba or China—is that they did change the social body, but the egalitarian communist society was never realized. The dreams remained the old dreams, and they turned into the ultimate nightmare.
Now, what remains of the radical left waits for a magical event when the true revolutionary agent will finally awaken. While the depressing lesson of the last decades is that capitalism has been the true revolutionizing force, even as it serves only itself.
How come it is easier for us to imagine the end of all life on Earth—an asteroid hitting the planet—than a modest change in our economic order? Perhaps, the time has come to set our possibilities straight, and to become realists, by way of demanding what appears as impossible in the economic domain.
The surprising explosion of Occupy Wall Street protests, the mass mobilization in Greece, the crowds on Tahrir Square; they all bear witness to the hidden potential for a different future. There is no guarantee that this future will arrive. No train of history on which we simply have to take a ride. It depends on us, on our will.
In revolutionary upheavals, some energy, or rather, some utopian dreams take place, they explode; and even if the actual result of a social upheaval is just a commercialized everyday life, this excess of energy, what gets lost in the result, persists not in reality, but as a dream, haunting us, waiting to be redeemed. In this sense, whenever we are engaged in radical emancipatory politics, we should never forget—as Walter Benjamin put it almost a century ago—that every revolution, if it is an authentic revolution, is not only directed towards the future, but it redeems also the past failed revolutions. All the ghosts, as it were, the living dead of the past revolution which are roaming around, unsatisfied, will finally find their home in the new freedom.”"