yesterday I had an argument at work with someone who didn’t believe that language was fluid
i actually learned a lot about latin america stuff in senior year and yeah it was an eye-opener.
I never learned any of that stuff until I got to college, and most of it I learned second-hand from my friend who was doing Latin American Studies
I’m glad people are learning about it in high school, though! That’s good! I guess curriculum is changing!
ughh i took a class this year SPECIFICALLY about latin america and africa and basically we has whole sections on why latin america is the way it is and the class was more honest than most but we still never got the details on how we fucked them over!
there is a really good book we read for my class, but it was published in the late 1970s so a lot of stuff isn’t included but I would still recommend it! It’s called “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” by Eduardo Galeano and it’s GREAT
but tbh unless you do the research yourself or you get a leftist professor in college you don’t really go in-depth into a lot of things! so much Cold War bullshit in Latin America
i am going to think about that article all day
what a great piece of writing
if u smash snails on purpose ur a fuckin piece of shit they are tiny cuties trying 2 get somewhere as fast as they can pls help them out
um excuse me have you ever had a garden because those fuckers will fuck your shit up i mean they totally ruined an entire row of my broccoli plants in one night i am not even fucking around about my broccoli fuck snails
of the most pathological
things i have ever seen
and then tell them that their
pain and anger
about being stabbed
is making you sad.” —white guilt, nayyirah waheed
princesslibrarian replied to your post: last night in class we watched a video about coca…
sometimes i think “the us is really truly horrible, why does everyone think we’re great” but then we do some okay stuff, proud to be an american, etc etc. but we do a lot of messed up shit.
US foreign policy/military intervention is usually a giant shitstorm
which is why we never learn about US involvement in Latin America or Africa (because it is a series of giant, violent failures that we consider victories)
last night in class we watched a video about coca in Colombia and it talked about how the US hired people to do aerial fumigation and destroy huge areas of crops and Monsanto was the company charged with creating an herbicide that would spread farther
truly a tool of US imperialism/hegemony
my google doc is telling me that I spelled Brazil and Mexico wrong
Lady gaga “speaks out” against bullying
Macklemore “speaks out” against homophobia
Kanye “goes on a rant” about racism.
Kanye “goes on a rant” about George Bush.
Coded language don’t really be coded tho.
Omg I’m watching this show about alien abductees and this guy reckons he has sex with an alien called the cat queen and they have a baby called zarka. And the narrator was like ‘his earth wife is not too pleased about this’ I’m dying.