srsly tho im so fuckin mad. My prof always orders txtbks that need to be imported from italy. Her class is always like 15 ppl but piece of shit bookstore orders 5. Then ppl complain and more come in mid semester when everyone has already ordered them online. I ordered mine from amazon for 60 bucks but the post office lost it and u know they aint gonna do shit about it. :| i go in on friday to check that they have it, and they have 5 copies n tell me the price is 80. Which is doable. I go in today, i have exactly 80 dollars, and they say it’s 112 now. The manager gives me a bs excuse about “it depends on the publisher invoice blahblah u just dont understand how it works”… like yeah i dont fuckin get it. It doesn’t make sense. :/ i know that everyone in the class already has it so i know nobody bought it. And i know they didnt come in today bc they were here friday….
The worst part is this is for my capstone, which is a lower level of difficulty than most upper level electives I’ve taken. The textbook is like many other textbooks and resources i already own. And we’re reviewing grammar i already know and I’m at a higher level of interest/speaking/reading/writing than most of my classmates. So idk i already feel a lot of resentment twds the class/my major so i just feel so fhhfhfig about this shit…
so much mediocre photography in the south philly tag anymore. like 1 times out of 10 there’s a nice photo but thats about it. and ppl posting photos of people’s children?? i wonder if they asked permission from their parents hm? prob not, they’re just black children which are just accessories for white artists whether they be trying to capture life in ~~african villages~~ or ~~the inner city~~… ugh yall need 2 either give me yr slr cameras or take your asses back to the suburbs. take pictures of trees and panera bread and whatever else is out there… ugh.
i’m a little tipsy which is why i spent even that much time responding to that last dumbass’s commentary on that comic i reblogged. like i’m sorry your anticapitalist “phase” consisted of wearing che t shirts, not knowing shit about him, and then reading western propaganda smearing him & all socialist “dictators”…. but i have critical thinking skills and know my shit.
bottom line is, i don’t feel like i have to agree w/ everyone all the time. i kind of vaguely agree with leninists about most things but i basically respect anyone who is anticapitalist. i fuck w/ anarchists and trotskyists, and i feel like oppressed nationalities/poc aren’t under any obligation to identify with political philosophies defined/shaped by western intellectuals. hell i even tolerate ppl who are into postmodernism up to a certain point. but i just can’t argue w/ ppl who espouse inconsistent, incorrect, and ahistorical liberal ideology. we’re speaking different languages aka you’re wrong as fuck and need to work up to my level.
really need for lil hipster babies to stop reppin south philly while simultaneously shitting on me, my neighbors, friends, family, coworkers, classmates, etc. that’s cool you live here (and when i say ‘that’s cool’ i mean ‘fuck you’ for raising our property taxes and being flagrant and loud af and taking up parking spots)
but don’t go around acting like your corny ass nascent hipster subculture is representative of south philly, and don’t think for a second you’re better than the poor and working people who lived here first, especially the poc whose culture you commodify and appropriate on a regular basis.
and fyi no one calls it “the stoop” or “stoopin it” here except for yous. that shit’s only on hey arnold. it’s “the front step” you caffoni. :|
fuck temple’s office of student activities sdjkfhxfhjkdfhjkv 1 star org STICAZZO
reason #36454 i cant wait to be out of this piece of shit university xzfjkhsfhshj dsjfjkdsfkj s
i currently have a bunch of fb friends who are putting their fucking “israel” photos up right now. some are birthright but some had trips funded by other bullshit project
like a former classmate of mine who was super down with palestine, radical struggle, ecc. ecc. who is traveling with a certain zionist org that essentially sends the leaders of student organizations to occupied palestine to foster a ‘positive relationship’ with the university in israel… not naming any names but he is living proof that liberals and especially democrats are self serving pieces of shit who have solidarity w/ oppressed people only insofar as it doesn’t interfere with their privilege and their careers.
another is a friend from ithaca who was one of the few voices of reason in a seminar about jerusalem filled with upper middle class zionist kids who frequently discussed their trips to israel every year, and felt that the ethnic cleansing operations of 1948 constituted “israel winning the land fair and square.” this kid would always tell me he liked my kuffiyeh & said “FREE PALESTINE” every day…. and now he’s on a birthright trip…. so yeah “free palestine after my all expense paid weeklong camping trip/brainwashing fest!!!”
then there’s my friends who have allowed themselves to be tokenized by israel on the basis of their sexuality and race, as the apartheid regime actively the oppresses lgbtq palestinians whose land they are occupying and absurdly treat african refugees as invadors/subhuman….
moral of the story is people leave their dignity at the door when you offer them a free trip to “israel”! meanwhile the hoops my palestinian friends need to jump through to see their family’s in the west bank/jerusalem/48…. or for those of my friends whose villages were destroyed by the ethnic cleansing operations of 48 and subsequently 67 and then turned into national parks, where tourists and hikers are told “oh no one ever lived here, just some elderly ppl who died off gradually”…
i’ve realized that i am actually an unbearable person irl, when i talk about politics. which is all the time. the one girl in my program i think likes me as a person but wants to punch me like 30% of the time. she’s a typical upper middle class white liberal who goes to a small private university so….. yeah we bump heads haha. she tried to tell me that the trayvon martin case was in fact not a lynching, because she wrote a paper for her anthro course about it so that means it isn’t. like um ok you wrote an undergrad paper for a discipline that was founded by a bunch of ethnocentric colonialists so you’re obviously an authority on this. ok. and she’s always saying things like “why don’t you try to change things?” aka why aren’t u voting 4 obama… and i just laugh because why do you assume i do nothing?? last time i checked i have 3 jobs, made dean’s list last semester, and still treated sjp like a full time job, made it to protests and educational events, and lent support to other organizations and community projects? ohh but you’re sending in an absentee ballot? eh heh, sticazzi!!!
and she tried to really talk shit on tupac and had nooooooo idea whatsoever that he was actually really brilliant and radical in a lot of ways, and was talking about how her friend wrote a paper tearing apart kanye west for her women’s studies class… then proceeded to describe to me this hick ass country music her family likes, including one song called “let’s get drunk and fuck”… mmmhmmmmmm
so this girl i know from ithaca, who was actually someone i liked a lot, has made an online fundraiser profile basically to pay some fees off to the college so she can go back next semester :|
this is the same girl that just spent a couple months or whatever just wandering through europe. not with a program, not for a job or internship, not with relatives, just.. visiting friends from previous bougie stays in europe
i’m sorry but fuck off… she cites financial troubles and all but seriously everyone has financial troubles. take out a goddamn loan like everyone else and consider not going to a school that costs $50k+ a year :|
and like honestly i know people who do study abroad programs that raise money but they usually do it by selling something or having a beef and beer or some shit.. like if you’re going to ask for people’s money at least provide a damn service..
middle class people just don’t know how to act once they start getting fucked like poor/working class people have been getting fucked over forever… hence ~occupy pizza~
like there’s people starving and being denied the most basic human needs all over the world, millions dying every year from preventable diseases (all because of capitalism/imperialism of course)…. but you want people to give you money because there’s been a bump in the road of your comfortable middle class life? no VAFFANCULO