**redrafted to remove terfy organisation!**
i haven't yet seen anyone compile a list of uk/irish orgs you can support focused on addressing racism or antiblackness. i am not an expert or authority on this obv but here are some i have come across:
- Irish Network Against Racism https://inar.ie/
- Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust (manchester) https://www.racearchive.org.uk/
- Race Equality First (south wales) https://raceequalityfirst.org/
(thread continues here: https://godforsaken.website/@bryn/104297852803523942)
@WeWereSeeds Wanted to make sure you saw this: A crowdsourced list of 1000+ Black artists, producers, and labels on Bandcamp
just finished baking a batch of brownies, now it's time to bake
happy 420 folks
mubi are offering 3 months for €1
watched el despertar de las hormigas last night, highly recommend it
i am set trend just by sitting at home in my sweatpants
the album's out a month now, and tbh i'm pretty happy a) with how it sounds and b) that a few people have listened to it
art is communication, a message sent into the world
it's a good feeling to think that might have been received somewhere
if anyone would like to listen, links are below:
i did a playlist of sounds and ideas i have stolen when making music, i called it how to rob
steven universe future, in dreams/bismuth casual thoughts, spoiler-ish, caps
i guess the limited connie/peridot time in the first ten episodes was forgivable given how well the new episodes played on their absence (which was pretty much what i expected but still hard to take at the time...)
bismuth and pearl? possibly in a polyam relationship with humans? 💜
SPINEL WAS MENTIONED!!! SHE'S NOT FORGOTTEN!!! PLEASE BRING HER BACK!!!
also is it true that these ten are the last ever episodes?
the entitled consumer, loyalty/reward scheme
i am the entitled consumer, i appreciate loyalty/reward schemes because when a company returns a minor fraction of their exploited profits in a way that minimally inconveniences them, it indicates that i'm valued
i am affronted by small and low-margin businesses that don't offer me such schemes, regardless of how it would affect their ability to pay employees or remain open, because it tells me they don't understand the privilege of receiving my money
Conservative "critiques" of Post-Colonialism
So I subscribe to The New Criterion: a "intellectual" conservative publication dealing in culture. I do so to keep at least one eye open to the general trends/arguments of the right (since I don't engage with them anywhere else in any substantive way, these days).
And look what they decide to attack? Post-Colonial theory.
one of the things i love about irish rugby is that the team is made up of the whole island
it's a sport that came from our colonisers like soccer, but for some reason unlike soccer the border doesn't factor, and unlike our native gaelic sports, it's played on both sides of the sectarian divide
like it's hardly the solution to all our ills, but it's a simple piece of evidence that two cultures can form a single entity without having to erase each other