- TV show producer: Okay so hear me out. Let's do a show starring VEGETABLES, but...they're CHRISTIANS.
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
- college: Why should we accept you
- me: *raps the entire verse of anaconda and laughs nicki's nasty laugh flawlessly*
- college: damn son you in
y is that beyonce idgi
WH Y DO I SEE IT?!
I don’t get Beyonce, but Lorde is spot on.
Cause Beyoncé is the NidoQUEEN
This somehow all makes sense to me
Why isn’t beyonce vespiqueen. Yah know. Queen b
St Patrick’s is a day to celebrate the elimination of Pagans, Druids and Pagan Celts from Ireland. Where many were beaten until they agreed to convert or where killed as a lesson to all who would not convert.
According to the legend, St. Patrick stamped his staff on the ground to rid the snakes out of Ireland. In reality the snakes that were sent from the island were the Druids. St Patrick killed the Druids.
During the seventh century, the Christian Church taught its missionaries that if they could not convert any natives, they were to use any means necessary to convert the nonbelievers.
The Druids were not interested in giving up their old ways and converting to Christianity. St. Patrick is said to have lead to the murders of almost eight hundred Druid priests and priestesses (and a lot more others that were not recorded) and tortured many others, while many who were lucky enough escaped, but were drove from their homes.
As he would walk by a Druid who would not convert, he would stamp his staff and walk away. His followers would then attack and kill the nonbeliever in front of their friends, villagers and family as a lesson to those who refused to convert.
This is bullshit.
First and foremost, no sources are sited.
And secondly, we know jack with a side of shit about the Irish druids. We know NOTHING. How the hell can you claim to know that the druids all had a snake tattoo on themselves when the rest of the world knows nothing about them? It’s nothing but the more-persecuted-than-thou bullshit to add to the “ancient and mysterious and rebellious” aesthetic that sells New Age feel good books.
This is why Paganism isn’t taken seriously as a belief system, because of assholes that don’t check their facts and end up looking no different than the Christians they claim to be so against.
And just for the reality check, you have no idea how much Christianity saved Irish culture. Read up on the Irish Golden Age and how the earth-based beliefs of the Pagans melded with Catholicism to create a unique brand of Christianity specific to Ireland.
Christianity preserved Irish culture.
Do not fool yourself into the anti-Christian attitude many Pagans create based on pseudo history.