In Dorne of old before we married Daeron, it was said that all flowers bow before the Sun. Should the roses seek to hinder me, I’ll gladly trample them underfoot.
Tell your father I'm here, and tell him the Lannisters aren't the only ones who pay their debts.
THE RED VIPER IS COMING, BITCHES.
— Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham City Jail, 1963
“I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”
Silence is negativity. Enabling is negativity. Denial is negativity.
It’s sad how a speech like this can be applied to a lesser scale of prejudice, though technically any prejudice is all weighted the same, just one friend ignoring the prejudice abuse someone takes shows how “good” people like to think we’re equal, but won’t stand for you when someone treats you otherwise.
MLK is talking about someone I know, and if you’ve been racially abused and had someone justify it to you, then someone you know too.
His dream is still just that, a dream, not reality, and anyone who enables prejudice is too ignorant to understand the challenges some of us face, and some of us, like MLK, tried to wake them up to.
Please don’t stay asleep in your negative slumber of enabling and denial.
Allan G. Johnson, Privilege, Power, and Difference. Second Edition. (via danapolis)
Silence IS support. Enablers.
here and where you are.
You are good at something, stop lying to yourself. You’re good at breaking down comic book plots, cooking ramen perfectly, making your friends happy, knowing the time without looking at a clock, getting the perfect ending at RPG’s, or figuring out the twist ending to movies. Don’t let society tell you your talents are meaningless because they don’t serve an economical purpose. Your talents reflect your interests and passions, and what’s important to you is important.