theironkurtain replied to your post “kevindrakewriter reblogged your photo:DOES NOT COMPUTE! I can’t…”
Writers and artists are like peanut butter and chocolate…or some other delicious combination of treats. Nutella and pretzel chips. Whiskey and Coke (a-Cola). I could go on, BELIEVE ME
chopsy13 replied to your video “[The Beatles - Julia] I make a better tribute to this song in The God…”
Does that mean Vol.2 will finally come out someday? I’ve read Vol.1 like 100 times, and the Vol.2 Ashcan numerous times. The God Machine is seriously my current addiction, and I really been my fix Chan. ;-)
It does mean that. I wish I could say more on the subject of when and details, but for now I can give you a resounding “yes” it’ll be back and will probably never have this big of a gap in time between volumes again…pending on life circumstances of course! :)
Also, you’re going to love volume 2. It’s probably the best I’ve ever written. (if i may be so bold and confident about my abilities… ^^;;)
[The Beatles - Julia]
I make a better tribute to this song in The God Machine vol1. <3
No Beatles references in vol2 so far. Probably won’t at this point. Lots of new wave/post punk, new romantic references, with Pink Floyd sprinkled in.
Cause, you know, that’s how I roll.
[The Beatles - Norwegian Wood]
I inappropriately made reference to this song in The God Machine vol1 in the most crass way you ever could.
I think I’m sorry,
but not really…
Our eyes tell us that people look different. No one has trouble distinguishing a Czech from a Chinese. But what do those differences mean? Are they biological? Has race always been with us? How does race affect people today?
There’s less - and more - to race than meets the eye:
1. Race is a modern idea. Ancient societies, like the Greeks, did not divide people according to physical distinctions, but according to religion, status, class, even language. The English language didn’t even have the word ‘race’ until it turns up in 1508 in a poem by William Dunbar referring to a line of kings.
2. Race has no genetic basis. Not one characteristic, trait or even gene distinguishes all the members of one so-called race from all the members of another so-called race.
3. Human subspecies don’t exist. Unlike many animals, modern humans simply haven’t been around long enough or isolated enough to evolve into separate subspecies or races. Despite surface appearances, we are one of the most similar of all species.
4. Skin color really is only skin deep. Most traits are inherited independently from one another. The genes influencing skin color have nothing to do with the genes influencing hair form, eye shape, blood type, musical talent, athletic ability or forms of intelligence. Knowing someone’s skin color doesn’t necessarily tell you anything else about him or her.
5. Most variation is within, not between, “races.” Of the small amount of total human variation, 85% exists within any local population, be they Italians, Kurds, Koreans or Cherokees. About 94% can be found within any continent. That means two random Koreans may be as genetically different as a Korean and an Italian.
6. Slavery predates race. Throughout much of human history, societies have enslaved others, often as a result of conquest or war, even debt, but not because of physical characteristics or a belief in natural inferiority. Due to a unique set of historical circumstances, ours was the first slave system where all the slaves shared similar physical characteristics.
7. Race and freedom evolved together. The U.S. was founded on the radical new principle that “All men are created equal.” But our early economy was based largely on slavery. How could this anomaly be rationalized? The new idea of race helped explain why some people could be denied the rights and freedoms that others took for granted.
8. Race justified social inequalities as natural. As the race idea evolved, white superiority became “common sense” in America. It justified not only slavery but also the extermination of Indians, exclusion of Asian immigrants, and the taking of Mexican lands by a nation that professed a belief in democracy. Racial practices were institutionalized within American government, laws, and society.
9. Race isn’t biological, but racism is still real. Race is a powerful social idea that gives people different access to opportunities and resources. Our government and social institutions have created advantages that disproportionately channel wealth, power, and resources to white people. This affects everyone, whether we are aware of it or not.
10. Colorblindness will not end racism. Pretending race doesn’t exist is not the same as creating equality. Race is more than stereotypes and individual prejudice. To combat racism, we need to identify and remedy social policies and institutional practices that advantage some groups at the expense of others.
RACE - The Power of an Illusion was produced by California Newsreel in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Major funding provided by the Ford Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Diversity Fund.
DOES NOT COMPUTE!
I’m so sad. I really feel like no one likes me.
I like you. *sends hugs, and a beloved gif—assuming it works*