LORD THING by DeWitt Beall
"Produced at the height of the black power movement in the early ‘70s, this film is an insider history into the genesis and transformation of the Conservative Vice Lords gang. Partially shaped and told by by CVL members who also appear in the film, LORD THING is a unique and powerful tool that expresses an effort in self-transformation during a volatile and violent time in US race history. Gritty and rhythmic, this unusual film reflects an under-told chapter in gang history as members from the West Side neighborhood of North Lawndale try to become viable and political agents in their community."
when you ask someone what’s up and they answer “the sky”
when you ask someone where they are and they say “in my skin”
when you ask someone what time it is and they say “time to get a watch”
Why are all of the reactions of black people. I mean white people can give a judgemental look.
When white people say “Why are all of the reactions of black people. I mean white people can give a judgemental look.”
This makes my melanin smile.
I’ve been at the doctor’s and napping all day… I almost forgot about Throwback Thursday.
This is my second favourite shot taken by the awesomesauce that is corwinprescott. He’s literally the only person I’d climb naked into a pool of freezing cold water for because, he’s right… the shot would be spectacular.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Aliens
“Hawking is all worried that aliens might suck our brains out. That concern comes from the fact that when any of us explored the world with high technology ships and came upon a civilization less advanced, it was bad for the less advanced civilization. They either were completely wiped out or subjugated or enslaved or whatever, so I think his fear about aliens is a reflection of his actual knowledge of how humans treat each other, not real knowledge of how real aliens would treat us."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
UGH YES THANK YOU
alien life is SO FAR BEYOND our comprehension, potentially, that it doesn’t fucking contribute to anything other than fearmongering to suggest that they would destroy us if they came in contact with us.
if alien life is out there and it’s looking to make contact with other species, its goals are most probably the same as ours: to figure out if there is life elsewhere in the universe.
why speculate on the very tiny chance that a warlike advanced alien species is going to crash down on us and wipe us out when there are a million other more amazing possibilities out there?
Because white people live in fear that SOMEBODY—even if it’s a damn tentacle monster from Alpha Centauri—is gonna come and do to them what they’ve done to the world.