On social justice allies

I had these thoughts a while back, but I had yet to condense them succinctly. It’s only appropriate that I quote myself from Twitter:
Mori:

So here’s the thing with those claiming allies aren’t wanted in their social project: either you have power to change society, or you DON’T.
Mori:

If you have the power all by yourself, you aren’t a powerless minority; you’re the elite. If you don’t, then you NEED HELP to do it.
That is reality, and any rejection of that is feeding your ego at the expense of your cause. Pick which one is more important. #society
Published in: on July 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Bioware vs. privilege

Bioware makes it clear that social justice is an issue they wish to take a stand for:

You can write it off as “political correctness” if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They’re so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. They don’t see anything wrong with having things set up to suit them, what’s everyone’s fuss all about? That’s the way it should be, any everyone else should be used to not getting what they want.

This is in stark contrast to just about the entire history of video and computer gaming.  It’s an old issue, and it’s interesting to see Bioware trying to do something about it.

Published in: on March 25, 2011 at 5:44 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Das Kapital

Fasalina revealed the secrets of business to an exclusive audience recently:

 

In England the process of social disintegration is palpable.

-Karl Marx

Published in: on December 1, 2010 at 3:55 PM  Comments (1)  
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I have a dream

Note: This article is a reprint.  The Moritheil Review wishes everyone a very happy Martin Luther King day.

In Iowa, a man was assaulted simply for being who he was. This is a troubling crime, all the more so for coming a generation after America fought so hard so that all its people could be free.

From the Examiner:

The victim was in the process or ordering food when a man came up to him, accused the victim of being a zombie, then punched the victim in the eye.

When the victim attempted to use his cell phone to call police, the assailant hit him again, this time breaking the victim’s nose. The assailant then fled out the back door of the restaurant.

My friends, I have a dream. Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of humanity and the corpses of humanity will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood, and not consume each other.

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I have a dream that one day even the state of Iowa, a state freezing with the bitter chill of injustice, shivering with the coldness of indifference, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the state of their animation but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

Zombie_SchoolGirl_by_tamaokibenkyo

I have a dream that one day, down in Florida, with its vicious animists, with its universities’ lips dripping with the words of ZBSD and nullification; one day right there in Florida, little zombie boys and little zombie girls will be able to join hands with little living boys and living girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all the Creator’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, living and unliving, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Zombie spiritual, “Braaaaaains! Braaaaaaains! Braaaains, Braaaaaaaains!”

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Miscegenation theories alive and well

Their South Asian and white genetic backgrounds … put their children in potential harm’s way.

Sounds almost like something you’d expect to see on a white supremacist site, but it’s actually from the LA Times.  Nor is this alone: it comes mere months after an image was posted to the Republican party Facebook page with the caption, “Miscegenation is a crime against American values,” and after a Louisiana judge refused to issue a marriage license for an interracial couple, citing increased difficulty for such relationships.

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End the Hate

In Iowa, a man was assaulted simply for being who he was.  This is a troubling crime, all the more so for coming a generation after America fought so hard so that all its people could be free.

From the Press-Citizen:

The victim was in the process or ordering food when a man came up to him, accused the victim of being a zombie, then punched the victim in the eye.

When the victim attempted to use his cell phone to call police, the assailant hit him again, this time breaking the victim’s nose. The assailant then fled out the back door of the restaurant.

My friends, I have a dream. Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of humanity and the corpses of humanity will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood, and not consume each other.

zombieHS

I have a dream that one day even the state of Iowa, a state freezing with the bitter chill of injustice, shivering with the coldness of indifference, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the state of their animation but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

Zombie_SchoolGirl_by_tamaokibenkyo

I have a dream that one day, down in Florida, with its vicious animists, with its universities’ lips dripping with the words of ZBSD and nullification; one day right there in Florida, little zombie boys and little zombie girls will be able to join hands with little living boys and living girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all the Creator’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, living and unliving, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Zombie spiritual, “Braaaaaains! Braaaaaaains! Braaaains, Braaaaaaaains!”

Hellsing6zombies