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☹ s w a l d ☹ /// 20 /// south florida
Sep 1 '14
timsaturday:


youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

Sep 1 '14

I’m at a point right now in my life where just a lot of my friends from south florida are hard to relate to in a lot of ways. I know that I’m bottling in my emotions inside but it’s just hard cause I always feel so judged for being queer and just miss my friends who are queer too. Don’t get me wrong, most of my south florida friends are awesome just don’t know what to do when no one is as frustrated as I am and can’t even begin to relate to my views, even if I try to explain. Just don’t even know why I’m friends with straight boys anymore 😪

Sep 1 '14

regay if your blog

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Sep 1 '14

bbkeaterpan:

I hope you all go to a concert and your fav looks straight into your eyes and smiles

Aug 31 '14
Aug 31 '14

Grimes @ FYF Fest, August 23, 2014. Los Angeles, CaliforniaPhoto by Jay L. Clendenin.

Grimes @ FYF Fest, August 23, 2014. Los Angeles, California
Photo by Jay L. Clendenin.

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grimes-claireboucher:

Grimes by Max Farago for Pop Magazine A.W 2014 - 6

grimes-claireboucher:

Grimes by Max Farago for Pop Magazine A.W 2014 - 6

Aug 31 '14
Flume - Holdin' On Flume (Holdin on)

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Flume | Holdin’ On

Aug 31 '14