THERE IS NOTHING
YOU HAVE DONE
TO DESERVE CITIZENSHIP
WALTZING OUT OF YOUR MAMA’S WOMB ONTO AMERICAN SOIL DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE DESERVING OF JACK SHIT
LOOK AT THE PERSON TO YOUR LEFT WHO IS A CITIZEN
THERE IS NO REASON WHY YOU BITCH ABOUT THIS PERSON DESERVING MORE ACCESS TO JOBS, OPPORTUNITIES, RESOURCES, AND RIGHTS THAN THE IMMIGRANT WHO HAS BUSTED THEIR ASS FOR DECADES TRYING TO PROVIDE A GOOD LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND IS NOW BEING DEPORTED
THERE IS NO FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME, A PERSON WHO HAS LIVED IN AMERICA SINCE THE AGE OF 2, AND A WHITE US-BORN CHILD
this idea that we owe citizens something first is a result of an imagined community or fictive kinship. but unlike other forms of kinship which exist under certain dynamics of obligation or power (families, communities, etc), the fictive kinship of valuing your fellow citizen over your fellow immigrant or assuming that said citizen is deserving is entrenched in racism and jingoism.
for the life of me i cant understand people who feel compelled to protect their fellow citizens over immigrants. what the fuck did all you bitch ass crackers do to deserve the right to vote? to live free of the fear of deportation? to be told that the land you grew up in is yours? to be able to report rape and domestic assault without fearing your families might get torn apart? to be able to participate in controversial political activities without fear that you might get sent to a foreign land?
citizenship is a ridiculous fictive kinship.
and all you crackers can eat a bowl of dicks.
I LOVE YOU
I think I will send this out to all of my family. I think it is fair game for the stupid, anti-immigrant patriotic bullshit they’ve sent me over the years!
Awesome text, thank you!
The Conservative government has proposed a new bill, Bill C-10. In a show of blatant disregard for facts and expert opinions, the bill would hold junkies in jail for longer periods, crack down on youth offenders, increase minimum sentences, and get rid of…
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If women want to walk around half-naked I don’t object to them doing so. If they want to wear tight jeans where you can see their underwear or walk around with their breasts hanging out, I don’t give a damn. But if they are allowed to do that, why should I not be allowed to cover up?
Kenza Drider, a Muslim woman who has just announced that she will be running for President in France’s upcoming election. She opposes France’s ban on veiling and understands this restriction to be an attempt to [further] stigmatize Islam. With her campaign, she plans to focus on freedom and going “much deeper” in addressing social issues. (via mylifeasafeminista)
The Right wants to turn the collapse of the solar giant into Obama’s first big scandal. Are they onto something?
Here’s why I find it impossible to be a Republican: any crowd that instantly cheers the execution of 234 individuals is a crowd I want to flee, not join.
You run. You run so fast.
They hate this country. They wrap themselves in the flag, but they hate America as it is: the America that embraces gay people, is multicultural, is a homogeneous society that seeks to incorporate all races and ethnic creeds into its culture. The America they love is the, quote, “Christian America” that they keep harping back to, that people like Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, etc., all want to take us back to. But it’s an America that never existed and certainly doesn’t now.
Ex-Evangelical (Frank Schaeffer) Denounces Michele Bachmann & Calls Christian Reconstructionist Politics “Anti-American”, via Democracy Now! Frank makes an important clarification about Michelle Bachmann and her ilk, they come “from a fringe even of the fringe, which is the Reconstructionist, Dominionist movement…”
Read his piece over at Alternet to read about his experience with the fringe of a fringe.
Edit: ilyagerner also recommends a piece on Bachmann & her influences over at The New Yorker.
“These young people have no sense of community because they haven’t been given one. They have no stake in society because Cameron’s mentor Margaret Thatcher told us there’s no such thing.
If we don’t want our young people to tear apart our communities then don’t let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities together.”
This whole “Russell Brand making sense” thing that’s been going on lately is kinda freaking me out.
Also quite relevant and highly accurate:
Why am I surprised that these young people behave destructively, “mindlessly”, motivated only by self-interest? How should we describe the actions of the city bankers who brought our economy to its knees in 2010? Altruistic? Mindful? Kind? But then again, they do wear suits, so they deserve to be bailed out, perhaps that’s why not one of them has been imprisoned. And they got away with a lot more than a few fucking pairs of trainers.
+10 to Russell Brand.
Bold for emphasis. As much as I disliked seeing those responsible for the financial crisis get away with it, however, I now dislike seeing those riots in which buildings are burned, property is destroyed, and worst of all people are killed at least as much.
I am incredibly proud of the city of Toronto right now. Hundreds of citizens are lined up to speak to the city council about proposed cuts in the 2012 budget. This includes a guy who wrote a poem, a 14 year old girl sobbing as she explained how essential the library is to her life, and a man who talked about the mayor using a sock puppet. There are so many passionate people there today.
I KNEW Rob Ford couldn’t do a marathon anything, other than marathon eating, sleeping with a sprinkle of racism, homophobia and sexism. Of course he only understands 3 of those words. Eating, sleeping and sprinkle.
Mayor Rob Ford promised a “Marathon Toronto committee meeting” to hear what citzens had to say about all the services being cut.
Of course that’s alot easier if you sleep through it. http://twitpic.com/5xbmy5#.TjICF0nPsf8.facebook
Should have used one of these.
Come on! What the fuck T.O?