'Hay que caminarlo' is the memoirs of a Spanish doctor regarding his time as a field medic for the FMLN during the Salvadoran civil war. Its layed out as a series of vignettes about his time in the guerrilla war— obviously it is a political work, but in an experiential, not theoretical way. (Theres probably a term for this genre? I'm pretty new to this.)
Found it at a used bookstore in Burlington, Vermont, but it was apparently only published in El Salvador; information about it online is very scant. I assume its long out of print. So I hope to eventually pass it on to someone with an interest in the subject…
With internet out I should be able to make progress on The Big Book of Terrible US Imperialism, 1945-1994. Only as far as Italy 1947.
THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.
Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Equating all Muslims with the Taliban or Al-Quaeda is like equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church or those who bomb abortion clinics.
This. Muslims doesn’t equate terrorrist. That is a fucked up view of a religion. Are people forgetting the inquisition? Or what the catholic church used to do? Are you forgetting the countless scientist, freedom fighters killed because they were trying to share their discoveries/knowledges? As they say, don’t cast that stone if you aren’t clean.
One point fifty seven billion people. If you’re making blanket assumptions, you’re a fucking bigot.
People on tumblr throw around the words ‘scum’ and ‘trash’ way too easily.
It’s almost like they mean nothing and are perfectly acceptable words to say to someone if they don’t agree with your opinion. It’s really sad to see how widespread the usage is.
Scum and trash is basically saying that something/someone is ‘worthless’. And to be perfectly honest the word ‘worthless’ is probably one of the deepest insults out there. How can you justify that someone or a group is “worthless”?
Might as well stop beating around the bush and go straight from saying ‘scum’ to ‘go kill yourself’. It basically means the same thing- “you’re worthless”.
Congratulations, you grasp the fact that insults are supposed to be insulting.
The problem is only if you’re punching down.
Fucking colonists really sucked at drawing word balloons and not committing genocides.
just reminding everyone that “on point” and “_____ game strong” are both terms originating in AAVE and therefore are not appropriate for white people to use. i see these phrases used in a lot of selfies that i reblog so yeah just a general public…
Sure, the reason for using another culture’s words CAN be racist or demeaning. If you’re using “on point” or “game strong (which, even going to a high school that was predominantly PoC, I’ve never heard, but it was one city in Texas)” to “sound black” for comedy effect or something, shame on you.
But, I can’t stand this idea that dialectal, linguistic, or cultural borrowings should not happen and are inherently offensive and/or demeaning to the source people. You’re right that linguistics doesn’t exist in a vacuum, but neither does ANY dialect, language, or culture on the face of the Earth.
no for sure, borrowing is great, all about loanwords as ways to expand the way we think about things (where would I be without “schadenfreude”), but yeah it’s how people go about it. I think there is a tendency to be like, “Well if borrowing THIS is ok why can’t I borrow THAT?” and the answer is power dynamics and why do you want to borrow that, how is it affecting other people (what I was trying to get at with the pseudo-french, as in that doesn’t hurt people in the same way pseudo-AAE can).
And like with German/French etc we get a looot of words from there, and we think of those cultures as “advanced and cultured people” but then things like “swag,” “hipster,” “hip,” etc etc get borrowed in from AAE and we ignore that, and the US is still super demeaning to African-Americans and ignorant that they are this significant part of our culture machine. So the other thing is that people don’t even want to recognize where this speech is coming from, and I feel like that’s a large part of what bums the OP out. Like yeah we don’t need to be etymology-obsessive, but for a group who’s achievements are so often erased it seems like an easy thing to take note of when it comes up.
I mean I can see a lot of different ways that AAVE slang *could be* (and has been) appropriated in negative ways, but the blanket proscription in the OP is just absolutely ridiculous. There’s a world of difference between, say, an individual’s mocking usage or misuse of terms, vs large-scale trends (ie which words get media attention and go mainstream), vs someone subconsciously adopting words from peers that happen to have etymological history in AAVE. I contend there is absolutely nothing wrong with the latter.
"lefty politics": aka it’s still okay to steal from black people cause they’re just niggers, right?
… cool interpretation of my opinion on dialect transfusion.
Cali bear rig going very well, since I worked out a lot of the kinks doing the eagle. Made sure everything is strictly in a single plane with no bone rotation, so all the axis are identical.
Trying to rig the feet to roll without using drivers (which I vaguely remember doing in Maya?) and I think I got it. Doesn’t have to be perfect anyway, but just wanted to see if I could do it from scratch. Pretty simple, mostly just limiting rotation so the foot can’t “sink” below the floor. The trick was adding a tiny little dummy bone between the IK and the toe bone so that the rotation of the toe bone could be controlled.
Getting comfortable with IK, tweaking bones in the chain so the movement is right. I think I can have the bear’s head and neck controlled from a single simple IK manipulator bone.
Skeleton shown was reference, obviously. I also watched some adorable video of Bart the Bear to see how the fuck bear shoulders work.
And then if ya wanna see how I divided up the bear, that’s how I divided up the bear. Was quite a bit of work. Still gotta do the mouth I guess.