Star Trek, alcohol
I found who Whoopi Goldberg's Star Trek character is named for: a Prohibition-era actress and speakeasy owner
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3rd gen genocide feels
But seriously, I look at most American Jews, and yeah, there's some affinity there. Fine folks, relatives. Certainly the House of Israel will go on.
But my people, the people of Ashkenaz? We survive, for now, in fundamentalist enclaves that have no room for someone like me, a trans, secular atheist. Who are my people? I have to keep running all the time so that I don't stop and think about how utterly alone I am, here in America as I was in Israel.
3rd gen genocide feels
I feel lost. Why am I teaching myself and my kids Yiddish?
How few are those of us who really believe as I do, that we must speak our own language at home to survive as a people?
Where is the community? What chance that my grandkids will learn Yiddish as their mother tongue? I don't even have one person locally to speak with...
But without Yiddish and the hope that it can become what it had been, who am I? Nothing, a ghost's ghost. A sterile remnant of a murdered nation.
us pol / mayor pete -
I honestly can’t describe how absolutely infuriating it is that the first mainstream lgbtq+ presidential candidate to be taken seriously is fucking Pete Buttigeg, who literally sincerely feels like he was grown in a lab by the gop to make my life in particular hell
also there is no fucking way it’s a coincidence that the first vaguely viable gay to run has ‘butt’ in his name we’re all being fucked with by the CIA right now, this rich centrist teacher’s pet mfer will kill me
re: food, whiteness, snark
People need to attack the force of whiteness that reduced their culinary heritage to desserts from the back of a jar of cool whip in the 60s. They could have taught me how to make something awesome like Zserbó szelet, instead they brought some abomination called "snickers salad" to the potluck and want my pecan pie recipe. So I've decided to dispense with excessive politeness and only share recipes with folks who are pretty clearly anti-racist.
re: food, whiteness
My friends who are PoC have taught me how to prepare kaju katli, okonomiyaki, and many other things. Many white americans don't ask themselves why they don't have a family-favorite recipe for makowiec but can make several recipes developed by companies specifically to sell more Jello.
Ah yes, the time of year where the descendants of the people who threw away their ethnic heritage in pursuit of whiteness ask me for the recipes of the soul food I bring to potlucks. Meanwhile, the folks in my family who developed soul food suffered specifically because of their family's pursuit of whiteness.
"American Jews can fight white nationalism and the occupation at the same time" https://www.972mag.com/ifnotnow-white-nationalism-antisemitism-occupation/
I would even argue one is not possible without the other...
Here is a serious study on Mastodon (PDF) whose conclusions are that the decentralized and federated structure generates an extremely active and vital environment.
Also observe something that Mastodon users have already seen as a possible problem to be corrected: the existence of very large instances risk to affect its functionality and premises.
Qui c'é uno studio serio su Mastodon (in PDF) le cui conclusioni sono che la struttura decentralizzata e federata genera un ambiente estremamente attivo e vitale.
Osserva pure una cosa che gli utenti di Mastodon già hanno visto come un possibile problema da correggere: le istanze troppo grandi rischiano di inficiarne funzionalità e premesse.
Passive aggressive thanks
I'm thankful that kids now get to grow up knowing and seeing actual trans people living happy, comfortable lives, something that I never had and that kept me from understanding myself for a very long time.
And I'm thankful for every trans person that discovered themselves before I finally did, each one carved a place in the world for themselves that made more room for me.
(((rootless cosmopolitan))), Wobbly, ancom, US.
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