Australia’s history of racism towards Aboriginals is absolutely disgusting.
Until the mid-60s, indigenous Australians came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an indigenous Australian meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
To this day, Australia breaks every code of the Geneva Convention when it comes to indigenous Australians and their human rights. The “public housing” that the government has given them are one-bedroom shacks with no running water, no electricity and no gas, that entire families are forced to live in. These shacks are in communities in the outback, as far away from “civilised” society as possible. Out of sight, out of mind.
Indigenous Australians that live in the city are commonly forced to live in very dangerous and derelict areas that the government gives very little funding towards. Redfern in Sydney is a highly indigenous Australian populated suburb that is rife with crime, unemployment and horrendous living conditions. The government does next to nothing to help these people, either.
Whenever riots have broken out as a result of incredibly low morale, the police and the government are very quick to point all the blame at the indigenous Australians and say that they are the cause of their own problems, rather than looking at what the actual cause is.
Unemployment rates amongst indigenous Australians is astronomical. Crime rates are astronomical. Suicide rates are extremely high within the indigenous Australian community. Death from inadequate living conditions and inadequate health care is common. Brutality towards indigenous Australians is common.
The way many indigenous Australians are forced to live is equivalent to that of what one would expect from a third-world country. Indigenous Australians are considered by the UN to be one of the most horrendously marginalised groups in the world.
And how does the government amend all of this? With a national “Sorry Day”, where white people plant a hand in some designated area of soil as a token of their white guilt, and then continue going about their white privileged day.
On top of that, white people here commonly bitch and complain about how “good” indigenous Australians have it and how “thankful” they ought to be to the white man for improving their quality of life. Meanwhile, indigenous Australians have lost almost all sense of identity and culture because of white colonisation.
What is left of Aboriginal identity and culture has been nearly completely destroyed. And most people in this disgustingly privileged country do not give a single god damn fuck.
Australia is a disgusting country when it comes to racism. I am disgusted by my own country.
That man you see there, he is a 92 year old veteran from Norway, who was tortured by the nazis during world war II.
The upper picture is the picture of the “BOY London” logo, that’s so popular now days.
Then, on the picture under, is a known symbol that were used under by the nazis in World War II.
Now you can all think of what you’re really wearing.
finally someone made a post about it, everyone’s running around with the Third Reich Eagle on their chests
i thought people knew but didnt care
oh dang wow did ppl really not know this??? I feel like the majority of those I know/who follow me do know full well but just didn’t care/use the excuse of “it’s fashion” and are either adults who are ignorant in their minds (not knowing they symbol’s dark past) or adults who are ignorant in their souls (knowing and not caring) but I have never/will never support a brand that makes money off of a symbol associated with the Nazis. Same w/the iron cross bullshit, just marketed towards a different group. People are so willfully ignorant when they aren’t the ones affected. I was reading about Zyklon B last week. It was a firsthand account of a Auschwitz survivor. He watched entire train cars of his people sent to the gas chambers, and was forced to collect the belongings from their poisoned corpses. He didn’t go through hell for you to look trendy. Please think.
a decellularized “ghost” heart
aaaaaaaay extracellular matrix
How cool is it that when you take all the cells out of an organ it still looks like an organ?
I remember when I was in high school and still very confused about how tissues worked, because all anyone taught me was that we’re made up of piles of cells hung on bones. But that’s not how it is! Cells build themselves little hammocks of polymer and densely branched glycoproteins; we’re like onions, layers of membrane over tough rubbery collagen, huge protein scaffolds cradling slippery organs.
Bodies are not made of cells — bodies are made by cells.
^confused me so much in high school! They never mention it at all.
aries you will be frantic. you will make promises you cannot keep but you will mean them. you will break something you love and then find a different thing to love.
taurus you will have to hop a fence but it will not be difficult. your hands will be quick. you will be bored and it will mean something this time.
gemini you will want to go home when you are already home. you will put your foot in your mouth and not care. you will suddenly know true comfort.
cancer you will attempt to help the things that cannot be helped. you will feast. you will long for the mountains but traverse the flatlands all day.
leo you will battle small demons. you will teach fortitude but not remember after. when the moment comes, you will be still enough at last.
virgo you will change your name, silently at least. you will be able to read the backs of maps. a storm is coming, gather newspapers and crates of tangerines.
libra you will make other people frantic, but it will pass. everything will be the wrong size for a while, it is because you are becoming more.
scorpio the structures you are making now will grow crystals. everything will seem round and full and this will make you nervous and your nervousness will be pretty.
sagittarius you will forget a little how to be awake. your obsessions will fly off to unseen targets to return only seasonally from now on.
capricorn you will be required to practice solitude. you will have sea legs. the things you misplaced have not moved, just changed shape again.
aquarius your newness is most shocking to you. make a hoard of treasures and guard it quietly. you will taste sweet.
pisces you will need to be kept in a cool, dark place for a while. your lips will become chapped and they will be very beautiful. the knots you tie will hold fast.
wow i feel like i didn’t write this but i did
A young Kenyan woman holds her pet deer in Mombassa, March 1909.Photograph by Underwood and Underwood
'Never leave the back door open overnight.'
From Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan
Ok but seriously I have watched this video three times in a row and I’m still fucking mesmerized like shit this dance these dancers this kid omfg
if you don’t even understand the language of a song but the message of the song comes across loud and clear through just the dance and the choreography and the presentation…it’s fucking flawless
Click Beetle (Cryptalaus sp., Elateridae)
All elaterids can click. A spine on the prosternum can be snapped into a corresponding notch on the mesosternum, producing a violent “click” which can bounce the beetle into the air. Clicking is mainly used to avoid a threat or predation, although it is also useful when the beetle is on its back and needs to right itself.
We used to collect and play with small click beetles when we were kids but the thought of a 30mm snapping beetle, spring beetle or “skipjack” probably would have terrified us to death. A beetle this size produces a mighty powerful kick when it clicks.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..
Anonymous asked: I think those peculiar diary entries are just badly translated
Quite possibly u_u