ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world
Rose McGowan phtographed by Kate Garner, 1998
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I can’t help the devil likes to make my heart a double bed,
And I can’t help he sometimes likes to come and rest his little head.
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
- worn Nazi symbols
- supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
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what’s with that Laura?
i havent posted about the tiny house project in a bit because stuff has been kinda hectic here. for those of you who don’t know, a bunch of my friends and i who are too sick to work and have been left to drown in chronic poverty were living together and collectively coping to help each other out. and because we didnt have anywhere else to go. unsurprisingly, this housing situation also fell apart, as it tends to, and we’ve been dispersed.
for the time being, everyone else has found somewhere safe to go, except for me. I have about two months to figure out if there’s anyone else on earth who’ll have me, inability to contribute income and all - or to get the tiny houses thing going, and fast. i know way too many of you are familiar with this situation of finally being left with no options, and honestly, most of my friends are also experiencing this outside of this particular group.
put simply, i’m goddamn sick of watching people get sicker and more homeless and die because of completely needless poverty created by artificially withholding the necessities of life to motivate people to work at jobs that don’t even exist.
my friends and i propose at least one (hopefully more) tiny community of microhomes for chronically ill, disabled, mentally ill, and autistic LGBTQIA++ folk like us who can’t escape the cycle of poverty on their own, where we could all live rent-free in a supportive community that shares resources (like food, internet access, money and so forth) off-the-grid. there’s a lot of other facets to it but that’s the tl;dr version. we need each other.
since there are so many people that need this right now, i’m just going to keep pestering you all about it. we cannot do this alone, we need help to make that happen. and frankly, i’m not doing so hot with all these posts i’ve made. I’ve got 400 followers (and i love all of u) but i know its less than most of the people I’m following so uh seriously throw me a bone here and at least reblog this?
right now, we mostly need help brainstorming & getting more solid price estimates so that we can pitch this as a fundraiser, and also potentially pitching it to existing organizations that work with homeless LGBT / chronically ill people. believe it or not, there ARE people who want to fund things like this! They just probably want to know how much it’s going to cost! And also probably don’t know that we’re out here looking for someone to help us!!
this is the most recent tiny house design i’ve been looking at; not all of them would be this size or shape, and we may in fact not settle on a design like this at all. if you need some different visuals, you can check out the pinterest board we’re keeping to draw inspiration from, or earthship.com, which we’d like to model heavily off of.
if you want to see this happen and are interested in helping out please come get in contact with me (here on tumblr). We have a group skype chat I can invite you to as well as a forum where we’ll be posting all of the info and resources we’re using as we collect it, for anyone who wants to lurk politely, or use this to their own benefit anywhere. We do NOT intend to EVER collect profit on this or seek “ownership” of any of it.
We desperately need help doing this, and if nothing else, please signal boost or pass this on to anyone, anywhere, who might be interested in helping out or passing it along as well.
To my followers: im going to queue this to post every few hours, and if it bothers you, then fuck off, because seriously my time is running out. i get sicker by the day and i’m not kidding when i say i have nowhere to go.