wrathofmenses
Why should kids be taught to hate the police? Because there are 2.3 million people in jail in the US right now and every single one was put there by a fucking cop. Some people talk about good cops and bad cops, but a good cop, a cop doing their job properly, still puts nonviolent drug users in jail for many years, totally ruining their lives as they lose their jobs, houses, cars, romantic partners, access to college, and become substantially less employable upon release. A cop doing their job properly still gives homeless people tickets for vagrancy which they obviously can’t pay and when a warrant is issued as a result an officer doing their job properly arrests those homeless people. An officer doing their job properly peppersprays and arrests environmental protesters so that logging companies can clear-cut old growth forests. An officer doing their job properly is evicting a family from their home as you read this because the parents’ jobs were shipped overseas so that the bosses could make eight figures a year instead of seven. Those people will become homeless, vagrancy tickets will be written, warrants will be issued… And then there’s the “bad ones”.
Sacking Rome: A Magazine for Vandals, issue one. (via evilchurchgoer)
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itmakesmedizzy:

ode-to-psyche:

spooky-louie:

xicanaa:

chanclazo:

nativeamericannews:

This Aztec Headdress Came to Europe 500 Years Ago. It Can’t Go Home
It was probably a gift from an Aztec Emperor to a conquistador, but it will have to stay in Austria.In early June, experts announced that a 500-year old Aztec headdress, connected to the Emperor Moctezuma, could not be safely transported back to Mexico from Austria due to its fragile state.

The truth is that this is the crown jewel of the Völkerkunde Museum’s collection of Mesoamerican art and artifacts and the Austrian Govt. has no desire to turn over something which brings in prestige, tourists and scholars to Vienna.

Fuck Europeans

wtff is that shit

So, with this reasoning, you people are saying that every museum should also return the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Persian (I could go on forever) cultural treasures back to where they were born, right? Can you imagine this happening?
Some people may never have the chance to visit a foreign country, and museums really offer people the chance to come closer to understanding/knowing a culture/history other than theirs.
I believe the issue here is that -at least- some cultural treasures, which are moveable, should tour around the museums of the world. Something we don’t see happening often.

Yes, I can see that happening and hope it continues to. Because repatriation is happening all the time and deservedly so. Many museum artifacts were looted by occupying armies and colonial governments. These artifacts you see in these museums are the direct result of colonial imperialism and I don’t see why that should be celebrated and paraded around just so that privileged folk can have yet another chance to learn about other cultures at our expense. There is too much blood on their hands for me to be morally comfortable with that. Xokonoschtletl Gomora, a direct descendant of Moctezuma, has said that no one in that position would ever give their crown, gift or otherwise, and was taken. 
My family has Aztec roots so this hits close to home for me. We requested the return of this item back in 1991. My ancestors were almost wiped out completely and we have a hard enough time reconnecting with our origins and maintaining cultural identity as it is without having to legally fight for the repatriation of our significant artifacts. To compare and prioritize your chance to learn with our chance to maintain cultural identity, considering the bloodshed behind that, is an extremely privileged act. 
Even if museums across the world were to return all verifiable stolen artifacts, that would only include a very small fraction of the items they have because 85%-90% of artifacts on the market do not have documented provenance. Museums would very much continue to still exist as they do today.

itmakesmedizzy:

ode-to-psyche:

spooky-louie:

xicanaa:

chanclazo:

nativeamericannews:

This Aztec Headdress Came to Europe 500 Years Ago. It Can’t Go Home

It was probably a gift from an Aztec Emperor to a conquistador, but it will have to stay in Austria.
In early June, experts announced that a 500-year old Aztec headdress, connected to the Emperor Moctezuma, could not be safely transported back to Mexico from Austria due to its fragile state.

The truth is that this is the crown jewel of the Völkerkunde Museum’s collection of Mesoamerican art and artifacts and the Austrian Govt. has no desire to turn over something which brings in prestige, tourists and scholars to Vienna.

Fuck Europeans

wtff is that shit

So, with this reasoning, you people are saying that every museum should also return the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Persian (I could go on forever) cultural treasures back to where they were born, right? Can you imagine this happening?

Some people may never have the chance to visit a foreign country, and museums really offer people the chance to come closer to understanding/knowing a culture/history other than theirs.

I believe the issue here is that -at least- some cultural treasures, which are moveable, should tour around the museums of the world. Something we don’t see happening often.

Yes, I can see that happening and hope it continues to. Because repatriation is happening all the time and deservedly so. Many museum artifacts were looted by occupying armies and colonial governments. These artifacts you see in these museums are the direct result of colonial imperialism and I don’t see why that should be celebrated and paraded around just so that privileged folk can have yet another chance to learn about other cultures at our expense. There is too much blood on their hands for me to be morally comfortable with that. Xokonoschtletl Gomora, a direct descendant of Moctezuma, has said that no one in that position would ever give their crown, gift or otherwise, and was taken. 

My family has Aztec roots so this hits close to home for me. We requested the return of this item back in 1991. My ancestors were almost wiped out completely and we have a hard enough time reconnecting with our origins and maintaining cultural identity as it is without having to legally fight for the repatriation of our significant artifacts. To compare and prioritize your chance to learn with our chance to maintain cultural identity, considering the bloodshed behind that, is an extremely privileged act. 

Even if museums across the world were to return all verifiable stolen artifacts, that would only include a very small fraction of the items they have because 85%-90% of artifacts on the market do not have documented provenance. Museums would very much continue to still exist as they do today.