im so sick of people erasing the jewishness of prominent people
until very recently i had literally no idea karl marx was jewish
and people actively erase many other people are jewish, like einstein and even sigmund freud whose jewishness was an important aspect of his identity
the karl marx one is even more reprehensible given that he is discussed so much in progressive circles
Marx’s being Jewish has been erased in some part because Marx himself rarely commented on it, but mainly because many Marxist movements were (and are) deeply antisemitic. Jewish people were stereotyped as wealthy and exploitative, despite the fact that their existence as oppressed people often aligned them with liberation movements (many of the original Bolsheviks were Jewish, for example).
is anyone going to mention his bit on that or
“Two February’s ago, all I wanted to do was sleep. I was anchored to my bed with the sadness I was letting myself drown in. Now, I daydream about surviving on 3 hours of sleep, I dread going to bed, I keep my eyes open as long as I can. My heart sinks when the sun sets, I crave daylight; I’ve fallen in love with being alive.” — Madisen Kuhn, January 18, 2014 journal entry (via praises)
When I find the perfect rock on the ground to add to my rock collection
You wanna talk queer fetishization, talk about lesbians and trans women. You know, the people that are actually fetishized.
Doge was just a reincarnation of Lolcats. Peasant was a reincarnation of n00b. Screwing up emoticons is essentially just newfag can’t triforce again. Memes are cyclical. The resurrection of Rickrolling coincided with the resurrection of other old memes like ironically liking Shrek. The return of old memes is merely part of the natural evolution, until one day the master meme will rise from the shadows.
and then all your base will belong to him
me: tries to type the word ‘miserable’
me: makes a physical effort not to hit the extra ‘s’ that is not required in this context
Not a problem, it’s good that you asked. :)
Smudging is a term that refers to certain rituals performed by several different Native American nations. These rituals, which involve a lot more than just burning sage bundles, are sacred and not open for use by outsiders.
For some silly reason, New-Age authors seem to think that Native American rituals and practices are open for anyone to use, and that any activity where you wave around burning herbs is the same thing as smudging. They are NOT open, it is NOT smudging, and using the word in that way is appropriative and disrespectful to the people for whom the practice is sacred and reserved. (Remember, witchlings: Cultural appropriation is for assholes who don’t care about other people, so don’t do it.)
Now, mind you, burning herbs for magical or ritual purposes is a widespread practice. This is called “smoke-cleansing,” or “recaning” (pron. “reekening”) if you want to use a fun Anglo-Saxon term.
So go ahead and burn those purification herbs. And if you can, use something other than white sage. Again thanks to the New-Agers, the demand for the plant is so high that wild populations are becoming threatened.
Any of the herbs listed below are viable substitutes for white sage in smoke-cleansing:
- Green or Purple Sage
- Basil (any kind)
- Cedar Tips
“Long distance relationships have their own sense of beauty. That someone can wait days, months, or even years for someone they love who are miles or oceans away. That someone can fall deeply in love with someone and love all the moments that are shared. It doesn’t matter if someone is miles or oceans away; being loved by someone’s fullest is something so beautiful and raw.” — Linda Nguyen | Moments are all we need (via unfoldvibrantly)