Friday, December 25, 2009

collection of invented curses

uaputa, puteta, chicharon, cabroneta, soretongo, soreteta, chicocobaron, mamaguevo, sorete

-dito(ari's bro)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

tomando cerveazas en la rambla.

Monday, December 21, 2009

From an Angry Black Anarchist
The Sliding Scale of White Privilege

I've gotten through the hump of generalized theory, and today resolved to sit down and sort out the minute trappings of this menacing shadow we know of today as "white privilege".

Remember, we know that all privilege is insidious, as it places an advantage or disadvantage upon a person or group simply for being born a certain way. But what is it in particular about the system of white privilege that makes it so utterly absurd, but only if you can even get your mind wrapped around it?

Unlike hetero-male privilege, white privilege is not based on any solid, definable characteristic that makes it simple to discern. You're easily quantifiable by gender, less so by sexual identity, but with race, the definitions become considerably more hazy.

What is "whiteness"?

Whiteness is the degree of race privilege you have in Western society. While not expressly based on skin color (it can also be bought, to an extent), it follows the guideline of what I like to call "Anglo-Normativity", which is the specific degree to which you appear similar to the "white" ideal - blond, straight hair, blue eyes, and, of course, pale skin.

This creates an unwritten and unspoken-of hierarchy that has permeated into every facet of our social interaction - from labor to government, in nearly every country (including those where no "Anglo-Normative" people exist), people have ranked themselves according to this sliding scale of white privilege.

In Latin America, those with lighter skin have more, and can do more than those that look more indigenous.

In East Asia, those with lighter skin have more, and can do more than those that look more Indonesian or Guinean.

In North America, there are "whites" -- which includes everyone that isn't visibly African to any degree (including some Arabs and "Latinos"), and there are "blacks"; and within black culture there still exists a white privilege, as those with lighter skin and "better" hair are simultaneously rewarded and envied by other black folks, and enjoy favorability among whites as well.

It doesn't take a sociologist to see the same recurring pattern of unexposed and institutionalized white power, among people who have less to gain from being considered "white" in the first place!

So, what do we do about it?

Regardless of how Anglo-Normative you are, it is your responsibility to actively seek out and expose all manifestations of white supremacy in our society.

Regardless of how much intensity you are comfortable with in resisting white power, you, and everyone else, have to do something; whether it consists of forcing liberals to talk about race and their appropriation and tokenization of minorities, or it consists of getting a crew to spread literature, single out and beat down Nazis and Klansmen in your area, something needs to be done.

This cannot be put more simply: Systems of power and privilege need to be countered at all turns. Don't let anyone get away with "nigger" and "bitch" and "pussy" and "fag", it is in your interest not to participate in that nonsense, and silence IS participation.

And if you really think about it, it really is very, very absurd.

My initial thoughts, everything in school is propagating whiteness, and that might attribute to the standards so heavily present. I agree with Sox. There is no cultural exploration for the most part other than that of Whiteness. The foundation of our education on the most basic level is how to be white and how to embrace whiteness.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Machop, Machoke, Machamp!

I am coming up on my Pokemon game so hard! Reese whips me everytime with his fucking Garydos but Machamp might bring up the competition. I love Reese Werkhoven, thanks for the upgrade deck.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

so syched.

Room is turning into an epic practice space. Drum Machines have no soul, but they are super fun. The fucking old school synth! I feel like its the 80's and I'm jamming with Siouxsie.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

the developments of a manifesto for that photo essay.

In the words of Jay: Racism in NYC is really shitty. People think that you have to be a white kid to learn how to skate. Skating has no skin color. Just boards trucks barings and wheels.

Racism in NYC is really shitty, but i don't think it is necessarily true that this city breeds it through skateboarding. If anything it defies it. Truth is skating here you will encounter probably one of the most diverse communities in the city, I guess. Where the racism really stems from is MTV, Toys R Us, Zumies, Woodwards, and the whole institution for the matter. The image created by commercialism, the tony hawks and shecklers. Yes racism is present in all of our classrooms, shops, law enforcement units; all part of NYC naturally. But maybe here in NYC skateboarding has become a form of defiance to this fucked up system that reeks of institutional racism, classims, sexism ect. We don't have perfect spots, good parks, that many pro's, but what it is, is real.

When was the last time you saw a black kid at Woodward, only about 9 the whole summer and they were all sent through the Harold Hunter foundation. That's my point, I mean Harold Hunter, that dude was New York.

Maybe this sounds cliche, like "skateboarding rebellion, up the punx!" but i think it is, its freedom, its anarchy, its defiance, and it should never become a sport and never should be in the Olympics, or it will become an institution with unwritten rules like everything else.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Haile Selassie mother of mother [fuck!]

Grandma said the dreadlocks had to go. RIP.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

short manipulated progression of life's ambition




Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

On The Road

"What's your road, man?--holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow" Jack Kerouac, On the Road

You know that nostalgic feeling you get when you think back on your summer, or a really great trip to New Orleans. Its un-tangible but i would associate it with the feeling of not carrying anything with you, being somewhere new, and having no commitments; three of the greatest feelings in the world combined into a sweet sort of haze. I picked up this book and it all came back to me. The road has been lost in my routine and I'm trying to find it again. Be the Mississippi, North St. Claude, Ave. C, Ft. Wash Ave., Eldridge St., im thirstin for an adventure...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fun at Band

Happy birthday Alex Goldman, Burnin'.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lost in the Folder, Where are We?

Down By Law

One of the best films i have seen, i miss New Orleans. I feel like screaming, for ice cream, its like im in a box sliding off the walls.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I keep getting emails from Barack Obama and friends. Today i thought i would experiment with some responses.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden,

As a concerned citizen of the United States i will have to express my disbelief at your actions. You tricked the people of America with hope that you were bringing fresh ideas and policies into the government. Instead you are leading another war campaign into Afghanistan, under the illusion of national security. Thank you for attempting to reform the health care system, maybe you should focus more on that. Seeing as it has not passed, and there are still 47 million Americans without health care. As of now i have no faith in government and you have assured me that even the most progressively packaged liberals from the democratic party cant make change in a system that inherently prioritizes war and corporations. I oppose your military proposition and i suggest you rethink your diplomatic skills.

Skeptically yours,
Rob Shnyder

Barack Obama and Joe Biden,

Fuck U yo,I am mad upset. U r a lying piece of shit. Stop sending me emails, bcuz im sik of hearing your shit. Mayb if U told us the truth about your bitch-ass plans for Afghanistan U wldn't hav gotten elected LoL. I am goin to take you and your dumbass friends out.

Suck a Dick,
Lil' Wayne

Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the whole damn system for the matter,

If you think all humans are just brainwashed worshipers of your government's lies you will have to think twice. I fully oppose any military action by the United States because it propagates further hatred of our country and will result in the death of thousands of innocent people. If you want to stop the disease don't fight the symptoms with the root of the problem. The Military and Government should be completely dismantled. Our imperial incentives in the Middle East are only so that the white man can continue to dominate. You are all just as white as Dick Cheney's ass. Did you sign weapons contracts with Halliburton yet? I'm sure Dick Cheney will want to talk to you about where the American Tax dollars are going to go. OH right, his back pocket? You and your government are not going to get away with this shit, soon everyone will realize you are just a neo-con trying to pull some sneaky illusion of a peoples president.

Viva la Revolucion,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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