I just don't understand how you can be a fucking cop with how they treat poc
I’m failing to see how you’re unable to understand PRECISELY because of how some officers treat POC, that I am an officer.
It has been known for decades that those with blatant white supremacist ideology, those who adhere to strict patriarchal values, openly detest GLBT persons, believe feminism to be an utter waste, male privilege to be made-up, and white skin privilege a fallacy, have become politicians and joined our military or police departments, in order to carry out their ideology of oppression.
My question is why have more of us who are often caught in the cross hairs of societally inflicted oppression haven’t joined these very institutions themselves.
What would you have me do? Abandon my career, say goodbye to the steadily growing coalition of officers who think and act as I do, and are slowly changing how policing is done? Elevating it to a level of consciousness never represented before? Is that what you would have me do? To stop educating officers on the inside of privileges and types of oppression they had either never heard of, or never thought worthy of deep and critical thought?
I’m angry about how these oppressed groups are treated too. I am doing something constructive with my anger. There is a reason being a traitor to one’s country is viewed as particularly detestable. It’s because change occurs from within. Empires crumble and are remade from within.
Would you have me remove myself from within this organization? If your answer is “yes”, you don’t want change. You just want to be fruitlessly enraged.
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So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?
the Triplets of Bellevilleis about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Parisis about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolisis based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Catis a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestineis the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceressis a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Parisis a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbirdis an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
he’s one of my favorite old people. Always reminds me of Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
When my 13 year old niece visited me in July, we watched Howl’s Moving Castle (obviously based on the book by Diana Wynne Jones). Hannah loved the movie and checked out the book from the library when she got home. I need to read her as well. I know I would like her.
“People always say “You seem to always be so happy.” But I’m not always happy. Nobody is happy all the time. I’m a very sensitive person. I’m a songwriter, so I have to live with my feelings on my sleeve. I have to not harden my heart, because I want to stay open to feel things. So when I hurt, I hurt all over. And when I cry, I cry real hard. And when I’m mad, I’m mad all over. I’m just a person; I like to experience whatever the feeling is and whatever I’m going through. But I have a good attitude. And I was born with a happy heart. I’m always looking for things to be better.”—Dolly Parton: The Southern Living Interview | Your Hub for Southern Culture