Going to absolutely miss this kid.
He had a great season with us, really made him shine and i credit Ange Postecoglou so much for that. Ange played him in a position that showcased his pure talents and Victory continued to develop Rojas as a player.
He is incredibly talented, so sad to see him go overseas but i know its for the best interest of his future.
Goodbye Kiwi Messi, our number 11.
LMAO yourself, you snarky little turd. If you’re trying to make the case that “reverse racism” exists, you’re not going to convince me or anyone else, because it’s a load of bullshit. Disgusting bullshit, at that.
White imperialism doesn’t need quotation marks around it. It’s a real historical process that occurred, and still occurs.
Yes, of course blacks sold blacks into slavery. Of course certain classes of blacks have oppressed and repressed people. No fucking shit. Do you think you’re some kind of genius for pointing that out? The fact that blacks have owned slaves in history is just reflective of the brutality of class society and class oppression that emerged after primitive societies. The ruling class of any hierarchical class society exploits and oppresses its people, regardless of race.
That said - so fucking what that some blacks discriminate against whites today? Racism isn’t just about “discrimination” or being “mean” or “nasty” or having negative perceptions.
Racism is about systematic, material oppression fulfilling the interests of a ruling class. Racist colonialism, overwhelmingly involving white oppressors colonising non-white indigenous peoples, is a real historical process. The entire system of capitalism was built on the blood, sweat, and deaths of millions of black slaves.
Racism as a systematic tool of oppression (NOT against whites for the most part) is as alive today as ever. You can’t deny it. Overwhelmingly majority of stop-and-frisk searches in USA/UK are of blacks or Arabs, same applies to arrests, incarceration, brutal police murders, the victims are proportionally overwhelmingly black, Latino, non-white, or Arab. Exploiting migrant labour, denying their basic rights and wages with threat of imminent deportation, is a systematic occurrence.
Racism and imperialism as forms of systematic oppression are real. And white people aren’t the victims. There is no such thing as “reverse racism” or “reverse sexism” or any of that tripe.
I’ve really fucking neglected Tumblr over the last few weeks. Sorry, Tumblr! I keep writing angry Tumblr post drafts in my mind when I get emotional, but by the time I get home I’ve usually calmed down enough to become too lazy to write them…
But in summary: I hate Australian politics, I hate Mario Gotze the Betrayer, I hate the soft wet-paper liberal reformist Left, I hate depression and suicide and what it does to people I love, and suddenly I have a rabbit but I have to give him away even though he’s really cute =S
Yes, almost every culture and race in Game of Thrones is portrayed darkly. But is it just mere coincidence, then, that Daenerys (a saviour right now, regardless of what happens in the future) is white and the Unsullied (liberated by that saviour) are dark-skinned?
I guess the point I was trying to make - however incoherent - was that we have to look at GoT as a series created, imagined, and produced in OUR world. Our world with its colonial history of slaughter, white imperialism, and condescending paternalism. That context matters. Can’t just look at GoT as GoT in isolation from the world in which it was created.
Can you clarify what you mean by this?
Would I have to show my face on video? =P
I could consider it I guess. Just gimme more details about what you mean, at least.
Well that escalated quickly…
Thanks for that, Skye.
Eat what? The bunny or the peanut butter?
Can’t wait till you come home soon, Skye! ;)
Sorry for the late reply!
I’m a bit biased as I belong to a particular international Marxist current, but…
For more in-depth coverage, LENIN’s TOMB by (now unaffiliated) Richard Seymour can be very good.
For an Australian perspective, try http://left-flank.org/ or Overland Journal. Publications by organised Marxist groups include Socialist Alternative, Marxist Left Review (more in-depth), and Green Left Weekly. There’s also John Passant’s blog - En Passant.
LibCom is good if you want an anarchist or anarcho-syndicalist perspective.
I could keep linking and linking, there is no shortage of revolutionary Marxists with blogs on the internet. But these are just what came to mind off the top of my head.
If you can clarify what in particular you’re interested in, maybe I can point you towards something more specific. Hope you find this useful. Just chuck me an Ask if you want anything else.
A hand-drawn land survey of Victoria from the 19th century, at the Victorian state archives exhibition. #Victoria #Australia #maps #archives