embracing cowboys to romanticize settler colonialism by way of aesthetics
🤠 embracing cowboys to subvert and queer traditional standards of masculinity
standing in solidarity with cowboys as they were in history: usually not white, economically coerced into managing vast swathes of stolen american land at the behest of the wealthy, beholden to cycles of boom and bust labor that often left entire communities abandoned and hungry
Oh, that was no analogy. That's literally what happens.
Being completely without chlorophyll, an albino tree can't photosynthesise and therefore can't produce sugars. Most of a plant's living structures are made from sugars – mostly cellulose and lignin.
The large trees in a forest produce more than they need. They share it through their roots in a process called rhizodeposition. Fungi in the soil pick up those sugars, take what they need, and share the rest with other trees. That way, there will always be healthy trees providing more sugars.
Meanwhile, the fungi break down decaying matter and harvest nitrogen from the soil, again passing on any excess to the trees.
Everything nurtures everything else. By helping other organisms to survive, they ensure that there will always be someone helping their own survival too.
I sat at a table
it was a hip little joint:
low lights, cats in the corner
playing jazz, messengers
from a different decade.
I sat at the table,
with my gin and tonic,
no ice, just a dash of lime;
while the trumpet crooned…
I sat at this table
would sit there
Dust motes dancing
Sparkling in a ray of light
They are the only thing moving
A great flood rushes
Rapidly through the streets
A highway to the future
A great wall
Stone piled upon stone
Waiting to fall
uspol, antisemitic zionism
speaking in front of an audience of U.S. Jews (albeit Republican scum who don't represent the majority of U.S. Jews), trump repeatedly referred to israel as "your country" and netanyahu as "your prime minister"
if there was ever any doubt as to who trump believes the U.S. is for, who his "nativist" agenda considers "american," that ought to remove it
there wasn't really ever any doubt, but whatever
I understand the survivors who became misanthropes and nihilists, Zionist or not. And of course those who lived the rest of their lives according to the maxim, Never Again. But Wiesel, the hypocrite who built his reputation on a dishonest moralism while every act of his was in contravention to it, I will never respect.
questioning transition, toxic masculinity
I remember being five and tucking and sitting down to pee.
I remember being seventeen and fantasizing about having a female body. I had elaborate daydreams about that.
But I also have a lot of toxic masculinity. I've harmed women.
I don't want to be at war with my body, I want to accept it and learn how to reconcile my gender with the body I was born with. I worry that if I start transitioning, it will make those things I can't change even harder.
(((rootless cosmopolitan))), Wobbly, ancom, US.
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