A collection of hydro-carbons suspended in a solution of H²O bound by the electro-magnetic force. The evolution of these compounds resulted in the bipedal ape descendant (homo-sapien) know as Kelly.
My grandmother, talking to my brother who was recently called, “nothing but a black thug” for daring to wear a hoodie in the rain. (via asiaraymonet)
Fascism, the very word brings up images of The Nazi Party and Hitler. In the early 20th Century, Fascism gained popularity throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, but now so removed from those events by time, do we know what Fascism is?
The defining characteristics of Fascism are authoritarianism and tribalism. The Fascist movement of 20th Century Europe hijacked the growing socialist movements of the lower class and Incorporated concepts of exceptionalism supported by pseudoscience such as eugenics.
The term ‘Nazi’ is often thrown about in heated arguments online these days in an attempt to liken the authoritarian aspects associated with it to the target of the hurled remark, but Fascism and Nazi are not one in the same. Fascism is not dependent on economic theory nor racial segregation, Fascism is the the authoritarian attitude that the one in power MUST be followed without question, and that anyone who dares not follow so blindly are the enemy of the Party, State, or Country.
It is not hard to see Fascism in other societies, for example, North Korea. However, what of us here in the United States? Can we see Fascism when it is under our nose? You might be thinking ‘Why yes, I see it all the time in the Political Parties in which I am in opposition!’ But what about the Parties and movements that you are in agreement with?
In America, Fascism has become a staple of the Religious Right and its propaganda machines like Fox News. However; it has found a home in the progressive movement as well. The racial and class subdivision of the American populous can act as a tool for those in power to control others and maintain that power.
I have seen too many fall under the spell of authoritarian rhetoric and believe that they are still acting independently
Darkness reaches out to the black nothing,
Screaming without sound to bare witness of infinity itself.
Janet took a sip from her tea cup, looked over to the kitchen and saw the avocado sitting on the counter. Turning back to the computer she notice the time.
‘Shit!’ she exclaimed as she grabbed her purse and ran through the kitchen for the door. Just as she was about to open it, she stopped. ‘Keys!’ she thought to herself. She dug through her purse with no luck, she started back to the desk to look if she had left them there but stopped at the counter as she noticed the avocado again. It was at this point that she looked at her hand only to realize that the key were in it. Janet rolled her eyes at herself and walked out the door.
Moments later, the door swung open rapidly as Janet stormed in. She put her keys and purse down on the kitchen counter and walked to the bedroom. As quickly as she could manage, she took off her pajamas and pulled a blue pant suit from the closet, put it on, ran back into the kitchen, grabbed her purse and keys, and ran out the door slamming it behind her.
Foot heavy on the gas, Janet noticed how pleasantly smooth the traffic was on the way to the bank. In fact it only took 10 minutes before she found herself in the parking lot. ‘Strange.’ she said to herself walk to the doors. ‘Why isn’t anyone here?’ She stopped and looked at the empty lot. ‘Avocado!’ she said excitedly.
A short time later, the kitchen door of Janet’s house swung open again. She hung her purse up, dropped the keys on the counter, changed back into her pajamas, and picked up the avocado that was on the counter.
Today was Sunday, and she was making a salad on her day off.