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usually i try to stay out of ~tumblr politics~, but something has become disturbingly apparent to me when it comes to the issues the community of “social justice” individuals actually cares about.
no one is talking about vandalized anne frank books in japan, ukranian jews fearing for their lives, the belgian train where people took over the p.a. and told jews to get off at auschwitz, or the newly captured nazis in england and the public outcry over trying them.
the last one is especially disturbing, given that the news source has taken no steps to address the blatant antisemitism and they approved the messages to be posted on the article.
so why is tumblr so tacit about this?
i think it points to a deeply ingrained societal antisemitism, or a general lack of knowledge when it comes to the trials that comes with being jewish. while racism on a whole has been on the decline, antisemitism has been on the rise in the last decade.
there is a message, here, too. the message tells us that we are not worth defending, we are not worth as much as other oppressed groups, or that we somehow deserve the nasty comments and violence that we endure every day.
tumblr is a community that tries to be accepting and bring social issues to life, unless you’re jewish. we should just ‘get over it’ or stop talking about it, right?
The silence here has felt especially deafening in light of what’s happened in Missouri and Ukraine.
i wouldn’t go around saying racism on a whole has been on a decline (don’t put down one issue to raise another one) but the rise in antisemitism is definitely a thing, especially considering to gentiles israel = jews and since israel is doing bad shit, that correlates to an excuse of antisemitism all around the world
what i notice is that talk of genuine antisemitism tends to get silenced by non-jews by talking about israel and palestine in the same way that islamophobia is silenced by non-muslims with talk about “terrorism”
talk of antisemitism is also silenced on tumblr considering the fact that the stereotype of jews sees a largely white population despite the fact that, being both a religious and ethnic identity, jews are not restricted to a single racial identification and descrimination against jews has never been about race hence the existence of the word “antisemitism”
it is strictly a jewish-based -ism and it is just as damaging of an -ism as racism and sexism and it should not be ignored or dismissed.
- Picard: Use your words
- Janeway: Use your head
- Kirk: Use your heart
- Sisko: USE THE SUBTLE SMOULDER OF A PANTHER STALKING ITS PREY AND THEN YELL PASSIONATELY ABOUT EVERYTHING
I just typed out and then deleted a facebook comment because I couldn’t figure out how to make it sound right in English.
What? Bisexual? She can’t be bisexual, you’re only bisexual if you’re actively fucking two people of two differing genders at the same exact time. The moment you stop fucking them you’re suddenly not bi anymore. It’s science.
I suppose that means we bi people exist in quantum superposition until someone observes us having sex.
i kind of feel like dating someone and going around saying your bi sounds like you’re saying you’re still on the dating scene and the gender you’re with is just a temporary thing. saying that could hurt the person you’re with. be careful. :/
Ah yes, the phenomenon of bisexuality means you are always on the prowl for additional people to fuck to maintain your quantum dual state and it is literally impossible to be monogamous or committed.
Thank you science side of tumblr
yeah fuck you. fuck that. say shit like that and wonder why we’re not busting down the doors every day to come out? fuck your noise. this is about us, about who we are, not about our partners—current or future-hypothetical. fuck your bullshit.