Not my own concept, but it’s cool. Here’s where you should go if you have questions. http://winterbolt.tumblr.com/post/64514008525/monsterfalls-complete-info-faq
Even as I fight back tears day after day since Mike Brown’s murder, I watch white people go about their days without a care, white privilege unassailable and protected by state sanctioned violence against black bodies. I see their indifference, or, alternatively, their intense racialized fear that the “animals” might lash out. I see the reports of white St. Louisans rushing to buy guns after Mike Brown’s slaying, when it should be us black people rushing to protect ourselves from the onslaught of violence against us which kills a black person every 28 hours extrajudicially. I see the media reports which without missing a beat focus exclusively on the white journalists not having their “right” to report events versus discussing the dozens of black people (including an 8-year-old black child) who have been brutalized in Ferguson this past week and a half. I have watched people post and speak more about the “ice bucket challenge” than they do about the black lives being brutalized on national TV as we speak. I have had friends bear witness to white people at a rally for Mike Brown in LA this past Sunday co-opt and erase antiblackness and lead chants of “We are all Mike Brown” when they will never be Mike Brown. I have watched widely shared article after article come out by white people talking about their children being killed by police violence erasing the fact that police violence is institutionalized, systemic and specifically aimed at black communities. I have watched the same white liberals who voted for Obama demonize the protesters in Ferguson. I have seen the same white people who brag about their love for old school hip hop be completely mum on Mike Brown. The disconnect between blackness as the commodity that they consume and relish as their personal form of “transgression,” completely dissociated from any actual empathy for black people. We are not seen as human beings with agency, we are threats to be exterminated or exotic animals for their wonder, entertainment and degradation of others. There is no humanity for us under white supremacist power structures.These last few days I have also seen non-black POC shamelessly try to co-opt this moment for themselves. I remember the white Latina woman who at the DC vigil for Mike Brown last week screamed out “Well this doesn’t just happen to black people you know?” I have seen the same Palestinian activists that called me “brother” a week ago throw around the n word and say nothing about Mike Brown or Ferguson. I’ve had a Latino “friend” invalidate my pain and grief completely with obtuse statements about “not all white people” when he’s not even black and would never know how any of this feels. I have seen so many non-black POC who demanded that I stand in solidarity with them when their communities are in jeopardy, not show up for us black people when we are most in need. What kind of solidarity is this when all of your activism is based in black liberation struggle and yet when black people are in need, like we are today, nobody is picking up the phone to even make a statement about Mike Brown at many of your community orgs?And to add insult to injury I have even heard other black people invoke the myth of “black-on-black crime,” as if all crime isn’t predominantly intra-racial. I have seen the respectability politics at the heart of hashtags like #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, when black life should matter regardless of whether we are on drugs, going to college or not. And of course I have borne witness to our first black president dodge addressing the basic fact that race and specifically antiblackness is central to this case. As if him avoiding the question will wish into existence the “post racial” world that his white liberal supporters so regularly invoke to justify even more violence against black people.All of this in addition to all of the blatant distortions and lies of the Ferguson police department and more. What a week and a half.And after all of this I’m just left wondering when is enough enough. When will there ever be peace for us as a people? When will this centuries old genocidal violence against black people in this country (and across the world) finally come to an end? This didn’t start with a rock thrown by a protester at police, this didn’t even start on August 9 with the brutal murder of Mike Brown. This has literally been going on for centuries, and yet we are the ones who should be shamed if we are angry if not furious right now? We should be shamed if we throw a rock at a tank? The utter lack of empathy for black life in this country will never cease to amaze me, and all of this is just so incredibly exhausting.
this is important please spread
Oooh I’ve stumbled upon Monsterfalls AU
and I think it’s hella neat!! (although idk that much yet)
im writing a paper about gullibility on the internet and i want to see how many people hate bad attempts at gathering statistics
my first contribution to the gravity falls fandom and it’s a crappily drawn deerpershshhshshshshhh okay i had fun drawing this fththth gdi now i’m never gonna be able to draw normal dipper. it’s just gonna be deeper. now and forever.
yuuto asahina and hiroko hagakure!
here’s a clearer snapshot of komaeda’s new outfit!