His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
Int: So what is the highlight of the movie ‘This Is Us’?
Zayn: You get to see Harry quite a bit with his top off so that’s always a nice highlight. +
Anonymous asked: tell me more about canadian winter liam. will there be sugar shack adventures and beaver tails and getting stoned on back porches while it snows?
well I can tell you FOR SURE that Canadian Winter Liam has a Habs toque and has played backyard rink hockey since he was 6 and he’s all about the beauty of the game and cheering any Canadian teams that make it to the cup. His dad has flooded the backyard for all the neighbourhood kids for YEARS and Liam for sure takes Zayn (who can’t skate!!) onto the ice where they shuffle around in the cold, stars somehow so much more crisp in the winter air. He points that out every chance he gets, until Zayn can’t take it and says “yeah Liam, the stars are bright, I get it, man” but Liam is still so amazed. Canadian Winter Liam insists on driving to Québec for a proper tire d’érable, fingers and candy pink mouth sticky with frozen syrup. Canadian Winter Liam still bikes around in the snow. He falls sometimes and shows up at Zayn’s house with one side of his jeans soaking wet with slush but he’s grinning. CANADIAN WINTER LIAM WEARS 12 LAYERS WHEN HE’S OUTSIDE MAKING SNOWMEN THAT HE UNDOES IN FRONT OF A FIRE AT ZAYN’S HOUSE UNTIL HE’S DOWN TO HIS SWEAT-SOAKED T-SHIRT AND BOXERS. Canadian Winter Liam wears two different mismatching knit socks. Canadian Winter Liam goes out in -22C weather with Zayn, wrapped up in matching 9 foot long scarves just to see the Christmas lights strewn up and down every road, in love with it every year no matter how many times he’s seen it. Canadian Winter Zayn hates Canadian winters until he sees them through Liam’s eyes.
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no but seriously imagine being a muggleborn wizard at hogwarts and then when you learn to conjure your patronus it turns out to be a pikachu
#and everyone’s like ‘ooooh what sort of magical creature is this’ #meanwhile the muggle borns are laughing their asses off going ‘PIKA! PIKA’ at you #not but srsly how come muggle borns don’t have a super secret club making inside jokes and snarking right back at elitist purebloods
#i fully support this #muggleborns writing with pencils and pens instead of stupid quills #using muggle slang to answer to insults #teaching their housemates about muggle culture and introducing them to tv shows and books and movies #you have no idea how much i want this #hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home
I mean as a person who’s had to integrate in a foreign culture (which is think is similar to how muggle borns would initially feel in the wizarding world) I know how you, despite wanting to become part of the community, seek out people like you by instinct. Tbh, all the European kids in my town would spend at least the first thirty minutes of any conversation with each other talking about how seriously no Communist is like a dirty word here and why don’t they have Kinder eggs in this fucking place is2g. So it makes sense to me that muggle borns would seek each other out and make inside jokes and dude the new Pokèmon came out bloody hell I’ll have to wait for summer to play it ugh and shit please tell me your mum sent you ballpoints again I seriously cannot deal with all this ink I keep staining everything.
Sorry I vomited words on here omg sorry I just realizedMuggleborns creating a room in hogwarts that’s essentially a magical faraday cage so their tech actually works and they can at least watch Avengers and use a goddamn laptop even if there’s no bloody internet.(seriously writing everything by hand? I was the one of the first kids in my elementary school to be like FUCK THAT SHIT and start turning in all my papers as computer print offs and using the internet as a research resource, I would find a way and I’m not the only one)
Also they teach the house elves how to make pizza. Because pizza