All it takes is one event to set a precedent. If Darren Wilson is arrested for, charged with, and convicted of the murder of Michael Brown, then that means ALL cops can be held accountable for their actions. It means the people can ALWAYS rise up and fight back against police brutality.
That’s what the cops and National Guard in Ferguson is fighting against. They don’t want this standard to be set.
Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, used his first Independence Day speech to call on parents to take responsibility for the actions of their sons, saying the country is shamed by sexual violence.
Is Modi suddenly an angel now since he decided to denounce rape. We’re talking about the same Hindu nationalist son of a bitch under whose watch a massacre took place in Gujarat where Muslim women were raped, set on fire and killed by rioters. “He then had the charred bodies (of Muslims) paraded in the main city of Ahmedabad; and let his own party support a state-wide strike for three days. What followed was mass bloodshed: 1,000 dead on official estimates, more than 2,000 by independent tallies. The vast majority of those who died were Muslim.”
He hasn’t officially taken responsibility for inciting the violence, much less apologizing for it. Tell me again how a fucking mobile bag of scum who cosigned the pillaging of Muslim communities, including the rapes of dozens of Muslim women, is now suddenly your liberal bastion of woman empowerment.
Fucking eat my ass, you fucking idiots.(via vul-va)
“Stuff in Gaza doesn’t really affect me.”
“Iraq has always been a mess anyway.”
“There’s always some new disease in Africa.”
“Syria’s basically a world away.
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.