Frank Wilderson, Red, Black, and White: Cinema and the Structure of US Antagonisms (via so-treu)
"Jews went into Auschwitz and came out as Jews. Africans went into the ships and came out as Blacks. The former is a Human holocaust; the latter is a Human and and metaphysical holocaust.”—-Frank Wilderson
I don’t know if I can side with this. “Your struggle is not less than my struggle, a struggle is a struggle is a struggle, oppression is oppression, slavery is slavery, genocide is genocide”. Race is arbitrary. metaphysical… the use of the word. I am thinking as I sit here waiting for my class to start, that a metaphysical holocaust is not something that is, it is something that was a result of what happened. I think as metaphysical is being used, it needs to embody something that is far beyond measure…and i can bet you any amount of riches that there are metaphysical effects on Jewish people as well as Blacks. But again your struggle and my struggle may not be twins but no struggle is “less than”.
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”—Thomas Moore (via ab-gail)
I think if there’s one thing bipolar ever did for me.. It made me a much better bullshitter. Like I can just bullshit my way through any situation with ease nowadays. Need to lie? NO PROBLEM. Need to put on a mask? ALREADY DONE. Interview? GONNA ACE IT.
So thanks for that at least you loveable piece of shit youuuu.