Cool, sassmaster. Really beneficial, this ask. Super great, you’re doing great things.
I’m gonna break this down, though, if you don’t mind.
Line 1: Yeah, dude. I fucking agree. It is nice when a person does their best to educate almost 5,000 people by engaging with a serious social issue. And hell fucking yeah it’s “hundreds, if not thousands of miles away.” Does that mean I should just pretend it’s not fucking happening?
Line 2: This was something I was initially concerned about when I started reblogging posts about Ferguson: that my blog content is, for sure, almost entirely comprised of half-naked men and witty one liners. That has always been my blog. But when I learned more about Ferguson, there was no way I couldn’t try to at least provide someone some information. I’m sorry if I’ve offended anyone. That was never my intention for posting about Ferguson.
Line 3: “You deserve recognition for hitting reblog.” NO. I DON’T. CONGRATS. YOU FUCKIN NAILED IT ON THE FUCKING HEAD. I have received several asks from people thanking me for providing information that they didn’t get anywhere else; however, never once have I been blind to the fact that this is about black people and I am not a black person. My only hope was that I could use this medium to spread the stories of black Americans who struggle against discrimination. You know, help the voiceless be heard. This is not about me. I’m a fucking upper-middle class white dude from New York. I do not need fucking recognition. I would not have been shot in the middle of the street. I would not have been murdered for wearing a hoodie. I would not have been thrown into slavery. I need people to start realizing that injustice fucking exists, dude, plain and simple. A lot of people don’t realize the shit they’re perpetuating, you know?
Line 4: I have not engaged this issue. I have not fought in the streets for my life. I have not been tear gassed. I have not been shot at with rubber bullets. I have not been systematically oppressed for the last, oh, I don’t know, entirety of history. But I’m trying to get people smart, and I’m trying to get people angry. I’m trying to understand what it feels like to be attacked for the color of my skin, not that I ever fucking could be.
I’m not a fucking social justice warrior, girl. I am a fucking humaaaannnnnnn. A human with many different interests—ranging from “nipple tattoos” to “jokes”. One of these interests is other humans, but more importantly, that they’re not fucked with by our government.
So, yeah. Thanks for all the backhanded compliments. They were really important, dude. I’m gonna keep doin me, though. Feel free to do the same.
|mom:||can you do me a favor?|
|me:||will you pay me?|
|mom:||why do i have to pay you to do me a favor?|
|me:||Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange.|
No more excuses.
I will forever reblog this
It’s sort of horrifying that we all know what they’re talking about without them really saying it.. that it’s become that much of a norm in our society that we just know.