we shall fill innocence
with the strength
we have so long been lacking
we shall never again be alone
we shall flee rest, we shall flee sleep
we shall outrun dawn and spring
and we shall fashion days and seasons
to the measure of our dreams
my raison d'être
some nerd: communism will never work because human nature
“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time.”
TIME TO REVIVE A CUSTOM
WHO WANTS TO DO THIS WITH ME????!!!
Ok lets go
"I live in a neighborhood where my husband & I are 1 of the 3 Black families that live here.. Tonight the KKK knocked on our door!!! I was already looking out the window and seen them coming down my driveway. I screamed for my children to come upstairs in my room and into my master bath. . As I seen there faces in fear.. my mind flash back to Malcom X. My oldest understand but not the rest. My husband prides his self on teaching his wife & family self defense when he not home…. My heart was pounding! Palms sweating! Voice weak.. I look at my son.. And my mind drifted to Micheal Brown, Treyvon.Martin, Shawn Bell. WE legal over here.. everything registered! As the knocks kept coming .. I mustard up the voice strength to say just a minute! My body weak.. but my mind strong! I open the door.. Scope on! Beam on! Safety off!!! WHAT CAN I DO FOR YALL!!! Cause you at THE WRONG HOUSE! #FacesPriceless!! I will Protect. My Home, My Children, MY LEGACY!!!"
WHAT KIND OF QUEEN
In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow
Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.
this makes me think of a convo with a friend the other night about seeking validation that harm occurred from the one(s) who harmed you (in this case i was talking about my relationship with my parents, mostly my mother.)
"seeking validation that harm occurred from the one(s) who harmed you."
I still think about this all the time
Well, that’s deeply unsettling.
Whenever I see black folks desperately vying for white validation….
me: *waves at a dog being walked*
dog’s owner: *waves at me*
- customer: is this pizza really hot?
- me: yep, it just came out of the oven.
- customer: *ten minutes later* um excuse me this pizza is not hot, i can't even eat it like this. i don't have time for this.
- me: oh okay i'll just- *eyes roll back into my head and wings grow out of my chef coat. i fly over the counter and screech as i grip this vile woman by the hair with my talons and whisk her away to fiery pizza hell*