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my current fandoms: harry potter, doctor who, the beatles, monty python, les miserables
my first doctor: tenth
my favorite doctors: second, fourth, fifth, tenth
my favorite companion: jamie mccrimmon, sarah jane smith, romana, donna noble
my favorite beatle: george harrison
my favorite python: eric idle


about me 


Sometimes I think that Five realizes he can’t out-snark Tegan so he just picks on Adric instead

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10 favorite photos of George Harrison

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One pillar of white supremacy is the logic of slavery. This logic renders black people as inherently enslaveable—as nothing more than property. That is, in this logic of white supremacy, blackness becomes equated with slaveability. The forms of slavery may change, be it explicit slavery, sharecropping, or systems that regard black peoples as permanent property of the state, such as the current prison–industrial complex (whether or not blacks are formally working within prisons).3 But the logic itself has remained consistent. This logic is the anchor of capitalism. That is, the capitalist system ultimately commodifies all workers: one’s own person becomes a commodity that one must sell in the labour market while the profits of one’s work are taken by somebody else. To keep this capitalist system in place—which ultimately commodifies most people—the logic of slavery applies a racial hierarchy to this system. This racial hierarchy tells people that as long as you are not black, you have the opportunity to escape the commodification of capitalism. Anti-blackness enables people who are not black to accept their lot in life because they can feel that at least they are not at the very bottom of the racial hierarchy—at least they are not property, at least they are not slaveable.

A second pillar of white supremacy is the logic of genocide. This logic holds that indigenous peoples must disappear. In fact, they must always be disappearing, in order to enable non-indigenous peoples’ rightful claim to land. Through this logic of genocide, non-Native peoples then become the rightful inheritors of all that was indigenous—land, resources, indigenous spirituality, and culture. Genocide serves as the anchor of colonialism: it is what allows non-Native peoples to feel they can rightfully own indigenous peoples’ land. It is acceptable exclusively to possess land that is the home of indigenous peoples because indigenous peoples have disappeared.

A third pillar of white supremacy is the logic of orientalism. “Orientalism” was Edward Said’s term for the process of the West’s defining itself as a superior civilisation by constructing itself in opposition to an “exotic” but inferior “Orient”.4 (Here, I am using the term “orientalism” more broadly than to signify solely what has been historically named as the “orient” or “Asia”.) The logic of orientalism marks certain peoples or nations as inferior and deems them to be a constant threat to the wellbeing of empire. These peoples are still seen as “civilisations”—they are not property or the “disappeared”. However, they are imagined as permanent foreign threats to empire. This logic is evident in the anti-immigration movements in the United States that target immigrants of colour. It does not matter how long immigrants of colour reside in the United States, they generally become targeted as foreign threats, particularly during war-time. Consequently, orientalism serves as the anchor of war, because it allows the United States to justify being in a constant state of war to protect itself from its enemies. Orientalism allows the United States to defend the logics of slavery and genocide as these practices enable it to stay “strong enough” to fight these constant wars. What becomes clear, then, is what Sora Han declares: the United States is not at war; the United States is war.5 For the system of white supremacy to stay in place, the United States must always be at war

Andrea Smith: Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy (via aakwaadiziwin)
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This might sting a little.
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"When friends came to visit, George would remind them to take time to live every moment to its fullest. He would ramble on about plants and flowers and hug his friends for minutes on end, not wanting them to leave before knowing how much he loved them.
And those who were there in those last days described him as glowing with a truth he could not help but share whenever they visited: that the worth of a person dwells inside, in something eternal and pure regardless of karma or politics or religious beliefs."
Joshua M. Greene, George Harrison’s Formula for Spiritual Health, 2006
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John talking to himself through a recording machine

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Doctor Who Fest: day 1

↳ Favourite companion: The TARDIS

I chose the TARDIS for multiple reasons and one of them may very well be that I am completely unable to decide between those numerous fantastic people who have travelled with her and the Doctor. Another one is her being the Doctors oldest companion by far and all those occasion when he had nothing left but his trusty ship. We shouldn’t, of course, forget that I just really really love the TARDIS. A lot.

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20/? pictures of Paul McCartney

Pete MacLaine and Paul McCartney backstage at the Manchester Apollo in 1963

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