As an outsider and an individualist I have different rights and values than ordinary people, as such I am above the conventional bourgeois values and moral standards of the status quo.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via larmoyante)
White Americans have a criminal history; they have a criminal nation. The nation is built on criminality and murder and exploitation. It is a part of their collectible psyche. The United States is a mafia government. No one has done more damage and degradation and murder, rape, and robbery than Europeans. Therefore, in order to escape confrontation with their true criminal nature they must accuse others of being criminals. What we call projection. They must become obsessed with the criminality of other people. And Black folk become those other people.
"You call the Indians savages, so you can behave toward them savagely." That’s the function of stereotyping. If I call you a criminal, then I can treat you criminally. "I don’t owe you justice. In fact, shooting you in the street is justice. We know you’re already a criminal, why should we bother to take you to trial?"
Dr. Amos N. Wilson (via disciplesofmalcolm)
This is my body and I need to take care of it. This is my only body and it wants to be strong so I can live my life. This is my body and it is beautiful, no matter what the thoughts are in my head. This is my body and mirrors cannot prove to me its worth. This is my body and it is tired and wants me to listen to it. This is my body and I will continue to learn how to love it.
What did Enlightenment bring you?”
"And what is Joy?"
"The realization that when everything is lost you have only lost a toy.