I can’t believe I have class tomorrow. My to-do list today consists of: think of a cool science experiment so that I can discover some new knowledge. My last study was a decided failure so back to the drawing board or whatever.
I am way more excited about my new typewriter and getting the Curmudgeon sleeves and inserts in the mail yesterday than my actual job.
Sister Souljah on Larry King Live Part 1, Part 2 (1992)
Rap artist, activist and author Sister Souljah addressing the controversy that arose after remarks she made following the 1992 LA Riots. Sister Souljah was quoted as saying: ”If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” As a result Bill Clinton infamously compared Sister Souljah to white supremacist and Klu Klux Klan member David Dukes. In this interview Sister Souljah puts her comments into context while providing a sharp social analysis of White supremacy, racism and capitalism in America and their toxic impact on the socio-economic infrastructure of American society. She also explains why she proudly identifies as an African and why she chose to express herself through Hip-Hop music. The Guardian later described Sister Souljah’s comments as a key event in the history of Hip-Hop.
much respect for this woman. her autobiography (No Disrespect) is a must-read for WOC, particularly AA women.
POWER! THIS IS A MUST WATCH!!!! PLEASE PLEASE TRUST ME ON THIS. ONE OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SHE READ HIM LIKE THE 10 COMMANDMENTS. LIKE THE UPANISHADS. LIKE THE ICHING. LIKE MEDU NTR. LIKE THE DOGON SYMBOLS. LIKE THE BOOK OF COMING FORTH BY DAY.
This is relevant to everyone’s lives. There is nothing new under sun and we still combat these forces daily.
She read him and those callers like Dick and Jane. You could tell Larry thought she was just some ignorant ghetto bitch mouthing pseudo-nationalistic drivel she’d heard around. And you see how he acted in Part 2 when he realized he’d better change da fuck up. But Larry still got hella sonned on his own damn show.
This is truth
It’s sad because it’s all still applicable to today’s United States society. And how long has it been? 10-15 years?
It’s been over a year since I started my t injections! (I’m only frowning in the third, most recent picture because I’m out of coffee.)
because I have this totally unhealthy belief that I have infinite time and that I can handle anything…
…because I’m trans (well, actually 1-3%). Still, I think the reason I was sort of creeped out by the Occupy folks from the start was because of that majoritarian slogan. It seems just like straight white people to be all like “we’re right because we’re the majority.”
Every time I see fliers for it around town I have a moment of “they’re coming for me OMG” and then I remember what it’s for.
I just posted to the list for Occupy Nashville- similarly to New Haven, the people involved have chosen to camp out in a place usually occupied by homeless people. Someone posted to the list asking if there was adequate bathroom access/availability in the nearby businesses. They specifically asked if homeless people/POC had adequate access and were not getting hassled for trying to use public restrooms (there are a lot of fancy hotels across the street from where they are camped out). In response, three white people emailed back saying “there were no problems” or that “they think everything is great, thanks.” So of course, I posted saying that everything was absolutely *not* great. I stopped going down there to serve for food not bombs because of trans-related harassment when I tried to use the bathroom across the street. Never mind the obvious point that when asked a question about the experiences of POC and homeless people, a bunch of white middle class folks took it upon themselves to speak on their behalf. Never mind the fact by occupying the downtown plaza they are taking resources away from the homeless population that has always lived there while simultaneously attracting an increased police presence before they leave. Once they pack up their tents and signs and go home, the most marginalized people will be left to deal with the consequences, as usual.
There is nothing radical about this at all. It’s the same old bullshit. I pretty much have no excitement or faith in this “movement.”
EDIT: Also, forgot to mention this amazingly condescending exchange emailed to the list, details a conversation between a white dude (narrator) and a black dude occupying the plaza downtown:
Q: How bout I tell you how to set one up (a bathroom) right here?
A: We cant do that. They’d kick us out.
Q: [me, aghast] What? Trying to keep people from pooping in their pool; trying to keep things decent?
A: Look, see that cop over there? Go clear it thru him, if he says its okay, fine.
Q: [me, in momentray disbelief] Dude, that’s the Barack Obama school of negotiating— work it all out in your head, then concede in advance.
Analysis— This guy had completely accepted the power of the Man over himself and the Occupation, without realizing it.
Hey guess what? Booking a national all DIY venue tour is a great idea, but ONLY IF YOU BOOK IT LIKE A DIY band.
Expecting special treatment in the form of: a designated sound person, 5+ hour sound check, a designated electrician for your stupid elaborate set up that requires four separate circuits, and a designated food runner is not a DIY tour. Neither is bringing along seven of your friends and paying them $100 per day and staying in hotels.
So, when you do all this, which basically requires our little DIY venue to be all hands on deck for a week in advance, and then you have the AUDACITY to ask us to drop our usual take from the door by more than half so that you can “break even”…
you are actually doing a national tour to FUCK OVER DIY venues.
We will probably get $150-200 of a $2k door tonight. The rest will go to WITTR because they “need” at least $1500 to break even. Their take will be over 5 times our share of monthly rent at the space at least. I was hoping we could make at least $500 off this show to help pay rent through the slow winter touring months.
Apparently these fuckers have been fighting with DIY venues about money at nearly every stop of their tour, and our venue has been no exception. Thanks Wolves in the Throneroom. You suck hard.
Just made this flyer; so psyched for this show!