Anonymous asked: Why do we only call Muslims terrorist?

somethingreallyirrelevant:

Because your average person (especially in America, but it’s not just America, it’s really not) doesn’t have a great understanding of what terrorism actually is, nor of what causes it. Which is fine on an individual basis, because it’s not really a “common knowledge” thing that someone would just randomly know, you know? But 9/11 - and America’s reaction to it - has created a lasting public association between Islam and terrorism, and now, unfortunately, when your average person thinks of terrorism, the first thing that comes to mind is Islam. The reaction to 9/11 is unfortunately largely what has caused Muslims to be as stigmatized as they are today. It doesn’t help that non-Muslims generally don’t have a great understanding of the Islamic religion, either, so the stereotypes become even easier for the uninformed to believe.

Side-note, the “counter-terrorism” tactics employed by the U.S. government are not helping the public gain a better understanding of terrorism, either.

Excellent explanation, I think …

georgemallory:

nothing will fuck you up as much as the realization that there’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order

Ahahahaha! This is true anarchy!

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note-a-bear:

qweent:


Tulsa OK 1921: US Government Bombs US City



National Guard troops patrolling the streets armed. Thousands of black people held in a convention center. Hundreds of black dead, with bodies piled like wood. That was not New Orleans, that was Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921.On May 30, 1921 a young black man named Dick Rowland, stumbled into a white woman, while entering an elevator. He was accused of assault, and arrested the next day. Newly rich from oil Tulsa, was a Ku Klux Klan town. Rowland was sentenced to be hanged. The Tulsa Tribune called for a “Negro lynching tonight.”The white mob was surprised when they were met by several dozen armed black men, dressed in their World War I uniforms. This led to a racist three day destruction of the black neighborhood of Greenwood. The Red Cross reported 300 mostly dead black people.Greenwood called “Little Africa,” was a relatively wealthy community. White mobs, many deputized, destroyed every house, store, church or school. The mob met resistance from an armed black population. Governor Robertson declared martial law. The National Guard arrived with machine gun mounted trucks, and airplanes hovering over Greenwood. It was the first time an American city was bombed from the air, by the US government.Over 6,000 black people, were round up and held in the convention center and fairgrounds, as long as eight days. The homeless were shuttled into a tent city, where typhoid and malnutrition took over. Blacks were allowed out of the convention center, with a tag, with an employers name. Thosands fled the city.Attempts to turn Greenwood into an industrial zone were unsuccessful. For several years, it was deprived of paved streets, running water, and garbage collection.See: Tulsa Reparations Coalition and thank you to Internationalist Group for presenting this story in your newspaper.
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note-a-bear:

qweent:

Tulsa OK 1921: US Government Bombs US City


National Guard troops patrolling the streets armed. Thousands of black people held in a convention center. Hundreds of black dead, with bodies piled like wood. That was not New Orleans, that was Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921.

On May 30, 1921 a young black man named Dick Rowland, stumbled into a white woman, while entering an elevator. He was accused of assault, and arrested the next day. Newly rich from oil Tulsa, was a Ku Klux Klan town. Rowland was sentenced to be hanged. The Tulsa Tribune called for a “Negro lynching tonight.”

The white mob was surprised when they were met by several dozen armed black men, dressed in their World War I uniforms. This led to a racist three day destruction of the black neighborhood of Greenwood. The Red Cross reported 300 mostly dead black people.

Greenwood called “Little Africa,” was a relatively wealthy community. White mobs, many deputized, destroyed every house, store, church or school. The mob met resistance from an armed black population. Governor Robertson declared martial law. The National Guard arrived with machine gun mounted trucks, and airplanes hovering over Greenwood. It was the first time an American city was bombed from the air, by the US government.

Over 6,000 black people, were round up and held in the convention center and fairgrounds, as long as eight days. The homeless were shuttled into a tent city, where typhoid and malnutrition took over. Blacks were allowed out of the convention center, with a tag, with an employers name. Thosands fled the city.

Attempts to turn Greenwood into an industrial zone were unsuccessful. For several years, it was deprived of paved streets, running water, and garbage collection.

See: Tulsa Reparations Coalition and thank you to Internationalist Group for presenting this story in your newspaper.

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I feel like this is the FBI anti-terrorist effort in a nutshell.

And we all know how dangerous activists are, right?

chepibola:

does anyone else have “the chair”

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I do, but I call it “the floor”!

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Love this!

Love this!

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k4a-y:

gardens-of-secrets:

Will be released on July 31, 2014.

*Interesting

I have to say that after following Y’all and keeping up on the case, I don’t know if I even need to read this.

But I’m sure I’ll have it the day it is released! Especially if it is released on Kindle.

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There’s over 9 million users on Tumblr now. Reblog if you’re one of the few who’s never EVER left anon hate in somebody’s ask box.

weanonthings:

And I never will.

Never have, never going to.

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"Like a beautiful flower full of color but without fragrance, even so, fruitless are the fair words of one who does not practice them."

— Buddha, The Dhammapda (via dharmasimulation)

Name Change, Y’All

My name is Diane Kay Reedy, reflected in my Tumblr handle: dkreedy. I have decided to change my Tumblr name to match my web site name: ecosattva.

With discussing the case and all, I feel vulnerable, so I am going to hide behind ecosattva from now on.

Not that it matters.

By the way, an ecosattva is a person who has a way to contribute to protecting the earth, their own thing that they do, passion that they follow, it doesn’t have to be big and complicated.

Mine is beekeeping without chemical treatments and antibiotics.

I started this Tumblr with the idea that I would highlight individuals who were trying to protect the earth in their own way. Ecosattvas.

It is a “new” Buddhist term, modeled after the idea of the bodhisattva.

The first thing the Buddha did after realizing enlightenment was to reach out his finger and touch the Earth, so the Earth could be a witness.

Now I think we all have to be a witness for the Earth, like we are for those who are experiencing injustice.

Speaking out against war, hate, oppression and injustice is also protecting and defending the Earth, because fighting each other is one of the worst ways to damage the environment and ourselves.

We are part of the Earth, too.