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they don’t want us to successfully talk about it

Posted in taboo, tom hardy, TV shows, white culture on February 20, 2017 by loveinotherplaces

my new favorite TV show is taboo on FX.  it loves on me. cuz here’s why:mv5bmtyyntqwnzk0ov5bml5banbnxkftztgwmdaymdi2mdi-_v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_

  1. tom hardy, tom hardy, and tom hardy are the most amazing actors
  2. i love old white british stories about imperialism, the slave trades, the solidification of capitalism in europe, and the rise of the new world order
  3. it’s indirectly (it hopes and tries to be) about the liberation of black & indigenous people even though there have been scenes that fetishize the black body and demonize african spirituality
  4. tom hardy has some black in him – bet
  5. the supernatural is in there
  6. it’s twisted – he in love with his sister, he in hate with his son, i would marry him and try to heal him and probably end up dead
  7. it’s violent
  8. extremely well written
  9. it’s an ugly, gritty, dirty and raw version of british history that they don’t like to explore aka it’s honest
  10. sankofa … it’s pan-african …

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left my wallet in kattegat

Posted in TV shows, vikings, violence, white culture, winter on February 6, 2017 by loveinotherplaces

it’s always a mourning period after the final episode of the last season is watched.  and my latest show that brought me joy on this earth was vikings.  you gotta be into that type Image result for ragnar lothbrokshit.  that show was bloody, vicious, inventively violent, and full of semi-accurate culture.  ragnar be tripping by the end .. and so do his sons … when that dude crawled out behind his brothers, i was DONE.  it’s kind of like an unsanitary, non-fantasy game of thrones but not really.  of course, i fast forwarded some of the boring dramatic aspects.  i’ve always liked vikings in general. can’t say why.  their savagery, their wildness, their feminism, their grit, their earthiness, their berserkerness, their urge to roam, to kill first and ask questions later … all appeals. i like seeing how europeans inter-bred and what kind of perpetually cold, shit storm they came from. so if that’s also you’re kind of thing, you may want to accept this love. i’m on the lookout for season 5.

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Posted in stuff white people like, white culture, whiteness on September 7, 2008 by loveinotherplaces

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love triangle tangle

Posted in 2008 presidential election, anthropology, barack obama, black culture, black music, hip hop, lil wayne, media, white culture on July 9, 2008 by loveinotherplaces

1) first, i want to bring your attention to the fact that obama mentioned weezy B. in a speech and here is what he said:

“You are probably not that good a rapper. Maybe you are the next Lil’ Wayne, but probably not, in which case you need to stay in school,” Obama, D-Ill., told a cheering crowd, brought to a standing ovation at a town hall meeting in Powder Springs, Georgia.

&The presumptive Democratic nominee was speaking about high school drop out rates and the need for people to be committed to working hard in school so they can get a job after school.

Obama said he knows some young men think they can’t find a job unless they are a really good basketball player.

“Which most of you brothas are not,” Obama, who played basketball in high school, a sport he continues to play to this day, said jokingly. “I know you think you are, but you’re not. You are over-rated in your own mind. You will not play in the NBA.”

2) second, i want you all to read how TIME is analyzing the connections between obama, weezy, hip hop, and blackness in a swampland blog titled, “the politics of lil wayne”. i want to reserve my opinion about this blog … and then i don’t.

3) my opinion: the TIME blog is condescending and ever more illuminating about the culture clash between white and black america … or money vs. poverty … or youth vs. oldheads … whichever way you want to group folks …

it’s a clash and there is something lost in translation.

i think hip hop has always been political; TIME mag might consider it “crude” but that’s a value judgement. cuz i think highwaters are kinda crude. and i bet most of the TIME staff got their pants jacked up under their chests.

hip hop is political but it just don’t fit in a little box. hip hop has always engaged contemporary politics and current events. hip hop doesn’t belong to a political party. that is a limited idea of political. hip hop comments on the human condition which to me is … political. hip hop advocates for individual, civil, and human rights on the regular … and that … is … POLITICAL.

4) i love hip hop … and i am woman. i am so tired of people trying to make hip hop ANTI-WOMAN.
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& hip hop loves ME back.

it probly don’t love you cuz you act like a BITCH, BITCH.

yeah i said that … and if you know hip hop you know how i mean it.

and if you don’t know what the fuck just happened don’t ASSUME, don’t take it personal … listen to more hip hop.

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Posted in 2008 presidential election, anthropology, barack obama, ignorance, racism, white culture, whiteness on June 9, 2008 by loveinotherplaces

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