His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
standing outside, in the early hours of the morning, watching rain fall from the sky
There are french-teaching assistantships available at the french embassy in Wellington but apparently I’m too old.
I’m not that old. Surely this is just some ageist crap.
last exam tomorrow for control of metabolism and then I am nearly done
so not ready for postgrad
someone please tell me it’s not as hard as everyone else makes it out to be
A more succinct title for my blog would be “entropy.”