newfoundgrace:

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panzerbjoern:

raaawrbin:

stirringwind:

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.  

Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.

The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.

Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it. 

^^^^ YES

YO. 

andythelemon:

Bby James Potter and his totally doting parents… ahh I wish we knew more about his early childhood! *cries*

andythelemon:

Bby James Potter and his totally doting parents… ahh I wish we knew more about his early childhood! *cries*

jathis:

cartel:

walking into the wrong class

image

THAT OWL LOOKS SO FUCKING

BEFUDDLED

Reblogged from Riding High

itsninjam:

tedmosbyisnotajerk:

if anyone ever asks me what tumblr is i’m gonna show them this video and just walk away

GOD ITS 5AM AND IM TRYING TO HOLD IN MY LAUGHTER FUCK

Reblogged from The Daily Laughs

casibarria:

These are photos of children crying for some great reasons, and these are my favorites lol.

Reblogged from The Daily Laughs
Reblogged from The Daily Laughs
kingerock288:

redriyo:

sourcedumal:

bitteroreo:

dovah-sosa:

bitteroreo:

thinksquad:

Louisville Metro Police say they’ve arrested a man who terrorized his Hispanic neighbors.
According to an arrest warrant, the trouble started on Aug. 31, on Lipps Lane, off Preston Highway. Police say a Hispanic family was arriving home when they noticed that their neighbor, 51-year-old Douglas Poynter, had painted the words “KKK wants you to burn” on the side of his fence, facing their house.
Poynter also had erected a cross with the word “burn” written underneath it, police say.
According to the arrest warrant, he was still standing in his yard — covered in paint — when the family arrived. When they asked him why he would do this, Poynter allegedly swore at them yelling, “F____ you. F_____ all you immigrants.”
"He started threatening me and said the first chance I get, you’re mine. I’m gonna shoot you. Then he started pointing his shotgun out of the window," said Jesus Alamo.
Police say Poynter then swung his fist at Jesus Alamo, who pushed him back.
The victim’s 9-year-old step-daughter then said she was going to call the police.
Poynter them went inside his home and came out with a shotgun, police say, pointing at the Hispanic father, who was holding his 22-month-old son in his arms at the time, and telling him that he would shoot him the first chance he got, either in the front or the back.
When police arrived a short time later, they allegedly saw that Poynter was drunk.
The next day, on Sept. 1, the family came outside their home and immediately detected the stench of gasoline, according to the warrant, and noticed a puddle of gas on the porch. The father then told his family to go out the patio door, but they allegedly noticed gasoline on a rubber mat outside that door as well. When the family attempted to exit from a laundry room door, they found another puddle of gasoline, according to the warrant.
They decided to call the police.
While they were waiting for officers to arrive, Poynter allegedly walked out of his home with the shotgun and began waving it around, pointing it at the father and saying, “Sooner or later, you’re gonna die. You and your family.”
Police say they arrived a short time later, saw Poynter with the gun and drew their own weapons.
They ultimately advised the victim’s family to file a criminal complaint. According to the warrant, the victim claims to have had trouble with Poynter for several months, including one incident in which Poynter walked into his family’s home without being invited. Police say the man’s children — 12-year-old twins and a 22-month-old — are terrified of Poynter.
An arrest warrant was issued on Sept. 2, and Poynter was arrested later that afternoon. He was charged with criminal trespassing, attempted arson, terroristic threatening, wanton endangerment, harassment and menacing.
In court on Wednesday, Poynter shook his head as court officials described what he’s accused of doing.
By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
http://www.wdrb.com/story/26436396/louisville-man-accused-of-racist-rant-attempted-arson-and-threatening-22-month-old

They gave his ass bail….fuck the US.

Oh my god. This is fuck unreal. They gave him bail. I’m mad af.

Why the fuck was he not charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, why was he not arrested on the spot, making treats to kill the family, waving around a shot gun, and wasn’t arrested on sight.

And why the hell aren’t hate crime charges being brought against this man???????

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
People of color get shot on their front porch. White people get slaps on the wrist. smfh.

They let him go the first time he waved his shotgun at them because he was drunk.
He damn near burned the house of a POC family down with them in it and uses the shotgun as a reason to keep them inside a house he intended to burn down
And they let him go on bail the second time

kingerock288:

redriyo:

sourcedumal:

bitteroreo:

dovah-sosa:

bitteroreo:

thinksquad:

Louisville Metro Police say they’ve arrested a man who terrorized his Hispanic neighbors.

According to an arrest warrant, the trouble started on Aug. 31, on Lipps Lane, off Preston Highway. Police say a Hispanic family was arriving home when they noticed that their neighbor, 51-year-old Douglas Poynter, had painted the words “KKK wants you to burn” on the side of his fence, facing their house.

Poynter also had erected a cross with the word “burn” written underneath it, police say.

According to the arrest warrant, he was still standing in his yard — covered in paint — when the family arrived. When they asked him why he would do this, Poynter allegedly swore at them yelling, “F____ you. F_____ all you immigrants.”

"He started threatening me and said the first chance I get, you’re mine. I’m gonna shoot you. Then he started pointing his shotgun out of the window," said Jesus Alamo.

Police say Poynter then swung his fist at Jesus Alamo, who pushed him back.

The victim’s 9-year-old step-daughter then said she was going to call the police.

Poynter them went inside his home and came out with a shotgun, police say, pointing at the Hispanic father, who was holding his 22-month-old son in his arms at the time, and telling him that he would shoot him the first chance he got, either in the front or the back.

When police arrived a short time later, they allegedly saw that Poynter was drunk.

The next day, on Sept. 1, the family came outside their home and immediately detected the stench of gasoline, according to the warrant, and noticed a puddle of gas on the porch. The father then told his family to go out the patio door, but they allegedly noticed gasoline on a rubber mat outside that door as well. When the family attempted to exit from a laundry room door, they found another puddle of gasoline, according to the warrant.

They decided to call the police.

While they were waiting for officers to arrive, Poynter allegedly walked out of his home with the shotgun and began waving it around, pointing it at the father and saying, “Sooner or later, you’re gonna die. You and your family.”

Police say they arrived a short time later, saw Poynter with the gun and drew their own weapons.

They ultimately advised the victim’s family to file a criminal complaint. According to the warrant, the victim claims to have had trouble with Poynter for several months, including one incident in which Poynter walked into his family’s home without being invited. Police say the man’s children — 12-year-old twins and a 22-month-old — are terrified of Poynter.

An arrest warrant was issued on Sept. 2, and Poynter was arrested later that afternoon. He was charged with criminal trespassing, attempted arson, terroristic threatening, wanton endangerment, harassment and menacing.

In court on Wednesday, Poynter shook his head as court officials described what he’s accused of doing.

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/26436396/louisville-man-accused-of-racist-rant-attempted-arson-and-threatening-22-month-old

They gave his ass bail….fuck the US.

Oh my god. This is fuck unreal. They gave him bail. I’m mad af.

Why the fuck was he not charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, why was he not arrested on the spot, making treats to kill the family, waving around a shot gun, and wasn’t arrested on sight.

And why the hell aren’t hate crime charges being brought against this man???????

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

By the afternoon, he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

People of color get shot on their front porch. White people get slaps on the wrist. smfh.

They let him go the first time he waved his shotgun at them because he was drunk.

He damn near burned the house of a POC family down with them in it and uses the shotgun as a reason to keep them inside a house he intended to burn down

And they let him go on bail the second time