Steve McCurry, “Geisha in subway” (2007), Kyoto, Japan
This picture reflects the juxtaposition of an ancient tradition in the modern world. The woman is the epitome of elegance in a utilitarian, stark, unromantic setting. It captures the paradox of the classic in a hurried world.
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The commentary attached to this photo is the epitome of exhausted.
woah new pope is a raging asshole that actively opposes abortion, homosexuality, and movements like liberation theology while keeping a facade of importance, relevance, and justice
at least he’s not a nazi!!
Buenos Aires is covered in posters and newspapers raving about the guy being Argentinian and a Peronist. Not that it`s really that hard to be ~more progressive~ than the old Nazi Pope.
If you speak in an angry way about what has happened to our people and what is happening to our people, what does he call it? Emotionalism. Pick up on that. Here the man has got a rope around his neck and because he screams, you know, the cracker that’s putting the rope around his neck accuses him of being emotional. You’re supposed to have the rope around your neck and holler politely, you know. You’re supposed to watch your diction, not shout and wake other people up— this is how you’re supposed to holler. You’re supposed to be respectable and responsible when you holler against what they’re doing to you. And you’ve got a lot of Afro-Americans who fall for that. They say, ‘No, you can’t do it like that, you’ve got to be responsible, you’ve got to be respectable.’ And you’ll always be a slave as long as you’re trying to be responsible and respectable in the eyesight of your master; you’ll remain a slave. When you’re in the eyesight of your master, you’ve got to let him know you’re irresponsible and you’ll blow his irresponsible head off.
And again you’ve got another trap that he maneuvers you into. If you begin to talk about what he did to you, he’ll say that’s hate, you’re teaching hate. Pick up on that. He won’t say he didn’t do it, because he can’t. But he’ll accuse you of teaching hate just because you begin to spell out what he did to you. Which is an intellectual trap—because he knows we don’t want to be accused of hate.
And the average Black American who has been real brain-washed, he never wants to be accused of being emotional. Watch them, watch the real bourgeois Black Americans. He never wants to show any sign of emotion. He won’t even tap his feet. You can have some of that real soul music, and he’ll sit there, you know, like it doesn’t move him.
And then you go a step farther, they get you again on this violence. They have another trap wherein they make it look criminal if any of us, who has a rope around his neck or one is being put around his neck—if you do anything to stop the man from putting that rope around your neck, that’s violence. And again this bourgeois Negro, who’s trying to be polite and respectable and all, he never wants to be identified with violence. So he lets them do anything to him, and he sits there submitting to it nonviolently, just so he can keep his image of responsibility. He dies with a responsible image, he dies with a polite image, but he dies. The man who is irresponsible and impolite, he keeps his life. That responsible Negro, he’ll die every day, but if the irresponsible one dies he takes some of those with him who were trying to make him die.”
Holy fuck!! Totally new perspective.
I never liked this view of life, too binary
this is the least educational thing ever if you want to learn about taoism just google it even wikipedia is more reliable than this
It’s actually really wrong too?
Yin and yang is much more about describing the conflicting aspects of everything in life forming to be interrelated and interconnected, similar to the concept of a dialectic (basically yin and yang is a visual representation of what we could call a dialectic).
But like, this photo is really stupid because nobody who understands the concept of yin and yang would ever use the words “good” and “bad” in discussions to Yin and Yang, especially in a Taoist context because dichotomies of moral judgement of “good and bad” are perceptual, not actually real and thus you can’t represent good and bad via yin and yang.
The whole moral aspect of Yin and Yang comes from Confucian schools of thought if I remember correctly.
Basically yin and yang isn’t about creating these dichotomies and being like OH LOOK, ~SO DEEP~, it’s more of observing dialectical systems in nature and the world? I guess that’s how I want to word it?
lolol does this really have almost 30,000 notes?
TED talks: bourgeois ideology worth spreading