anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California
In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today. California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
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anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California

In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.

The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.

Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.

In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.

Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.

In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.

California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.

Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.

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you kids

zandapheri:

back in my day, kids didn’t just sit at home smoking meth and masturbating to video games about witchcraft and gay communism on their microsoft super duper nintendos all day

they went out and got good respectable jobs like coal miner, slaughterhouse worker, Jew catcher, and meth maker

we’d make enough money for three sticks of gum a day and that was good enough for us!

but you kids these days don’t appreciate what you’ve got and are always demanding more

you have to have an “iPhone” instead of just using vinegar and a bale of hay like we used to

you walk around with your fancy Russian-made automatic weapons instead of good old-fashioned American muskets

you read trendy trash like “User’s Guide to OS/2 Warp v.3” and “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” instead of studying and cherishing the Good Book, the Mystery Nightmare Gospel of Zorvax the Annihilator

you’re always guzzling that “fruit punch drink” and sticking the little umbrellas behind your ears and going out to the “orgy domes” — why, when I was your age, we only got to go to the orgy dome once a month, and only for four hours at a time

you sit at a desk every day, forced to remain completely still and silent and expressionless and staring straight forward for eight hours straight, as an oily snakelike schoolmarm drones on about stalactites this and stalagmites that and fills your head with preposterous lies like the so-called “Vietnam War” and “ancient Greece” and “French Revolution” and “negative numbers” and “Galileo”, and if you dare to speak up and let the class know that their precious “Barack Obama” and “Justin Beeper” and “Doug Funnie” aren’t even real, she whips you and then makes you say your name backwards fifty times as a symbol of your shame as she plays a sad tune on the shame tuba

meanwhile you’ve forgotten the traditions of your forefathers, like the Festival of the Seven Suns, which we’d put on every year when the seven suns were exactly aligned

we’d go outside with all our coconuts and lie them out across the road in a straight line and place bets on how long it would be before a horse would come by and disturb them

the winner would get to harpoon and devour the horse, and we’d capture its rider and make him eat all the coconuts before the suns shifted and his second shadow became visible

if he ate all the coconuts, he would be hailed as king of kings for the rest of the day, and we’d rebuild his horse; but if he failed, we’d burn him alive and sing and dance in a ring around him as a symbolic celebration of our coming destruction at the hands of the mighty Zorvax

but apparently you only have one sun now… apparently that’s what the schools and the television are telling you… a convenient excuse, if you ask me

an excuse for your decadence, excess, and blasphemy; your public sodomy and your newfangled jazz music and your pointed hats

you boys are being indoctrinated into doing women’s jobs like computer hacker and investment banker and Minister of War, and you’re just standing by and letting them take over your traditional manly duties like impregnating women, baking, training wolves, opera, and fortune telling

what is this world coming to, when girls go to the mall and pick out boys from glass cases, instead of the other way around, the way it used to be!

and that’s another thing, you kids have forgotten the spirit of the space race

if the Hunnic Empire puts a man on the moon before us, I’m pointing the finger at you! the Hun has gotten the A-bomb too and we can’t let him embarrass us by blowing up the moon before we do!

you kids are letting Hollywood and the medicine companies turn you into vicious robots right and left while giving the real robots all the money and women, and what are you doing about it? writing letters to the editor and demanding more robots, from what I’ve seen! have you not heard the saying, that whosoever faileth to learn from history, doth himself condemn to repeat it??

you’ve gone soft on crime — whenever we caught a nogoodnik stealing a piano or reading his neighbor’s mail because his neighbor was subscribed to the Reader’s Digest or somesuch, we’d bring him out to the town square and cut off his head and pass it around and let all the children touch it, so they could see what they’d look like if they ever stole a piano

and then we’d sew his head back on and let him go with a warning, unless it was his second offense or he was a ghost or an Irish, in which case we’d put him in a crate and paint a big blue “U” on it (for “scoUndrel”) and cast it out to sea

and we’d sit around and tell stories about spacemen finding the crate a thousand years later and thawing him out — imagine what they’d say! “why, good golly, this fellow must have been a sorry old rascal in his day!”, they’d say — we’d always make the spacemen say that, it was just something we always did, and that our fathers did, and their fathers before them; but I’ve never once heard it from the mouths of you damn kids!

if your grandmother were alive to see this, why, she’d cut you off at the knees and hang you upside-down over a pit of serpents!

(your grandmother did always love her serpents)

but my point is, you kids have lost all your respect for your history! boys intermarrying with girls, it makes me sick — they should be kept separate, the way nature intended! you treat “the white race” like it’s some kind of awful cuss word, and then you go about freely spouting filth like “bandiwicker”, “crud mucker”, “gee-whiz”, “rectum”, “schtupping”, and “blog” like all those hop-pop rockabilly stars you love so much

well I have news for you! your precious “Animal Collection” and “The Beagles” and “Lady Guava” won’t save you from the righteous wrath of Zorvax! surrender to her now or accept what you have brought upon yourselves when cometh the day, ye ungrateful vermin!

and another thing, why does the newspaper cost so much more now? it’s an outrage! when I was your age, the daily newspaper only cost us one shiny nickel and it came with a dozen pages of funnies and a fine plump hog. now you practically have to own a newspaper to be able to afford to read one! where do you get your funnies now, eh? oh, that’s right, you don’t have those anymore! probably don’t even know what they are!

you damn kids!

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Chicago: Hundreds of workers protest USPS privatization of postal jobs and services by Staples, April 5, 2014.

Photos by Joe Piette

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Racism is the horse shit that helps fascism grow into a large plant.
Sometimes reddit says good things (via anticapitalist)
As a mode of public pedagogy, a state of permanent war needs willing subjects to abide by its values, ideology and narratives of fear and violence. Such legitimation is largely provided through a market-driven culture addicted to production of consumerism, militarism, and organized violence, largely circulated through various registers of popular culture that extend from high fashion and Hollywood movies to the creation of violent video games and music concerts sponsored by the Pentagon. The market-driven spectacle of war demands a culture of conformity, quiet intellectuals and a largely passive republic of consumers. But it also needs subjects who find intense pleasure in the spectacle of violence.
Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability (via azspot)

(via azspot)

Oppressed people do not and should not have to explain their oppression to their oppressor, nor tailor their resistance to the comfort of the oppressors and their supporters.
Linah Alsaafin, How obsession with “nonviolence” harms the Palestinian cause (via fearandwar)

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You say you want a revolution?

cootedetat:

"Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement."

Vladimir Lenin, What is to be done? (1902)

Here is a collection of texts (a by no means complete one) that I think are incredibly important to the understanding of Marxism; an understanding of which is a fundamental necessity in intervening into the concrete actuality of the Class struggle toward bringing about the universal emancipation of human kind from the exploitation degradation and humiliation of the Capitalist mode of production; the International Socialist Revolution. Listed in chronological order:

Wage-Labour and Capital by Karl Marx (1847)

The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels (1847)

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (1848)

Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1859)

Value, Price and Profit by Karl Marx (1865)

Capital: Vol. 1 by Karl Marx (1867)

Capital: Vol. 2 by Karl Marx (1885)

Capital: Vol. 3 by Karl Marx (1894)

Critique of the Gotha Programme by Karl Marx (1875)

Anti-Duhring by Frederick Engels (1877)

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific Frederick Engels (1880)

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels (1884)

Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy by Frederick Engels (1886)

The Meaning of Hegel by Georgi Plekhanov (1891)

On Historical Materialism by Franz Mehring (1893)

The development of the Monist view of history by Georgi Plekhanov (1895)

The Materialist Conception of History by Georgi Plekhanov (1897)

On The Role of The Individual in History by Georgi Plekhanov (1898)

Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg (1900)

What is to be done? by Vladimir Lenin (1902)

Materialism and Empirio-Criticism by Vladimir Lenin (1908)

Notes On Dialectics by Vladimir Lenin (1914)

The Right of Nations to Self-Determination by Vladimir Lenin (1914)

The Collapse of the Second International by Vladimir Lenin (1915)

Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin (1917)

The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin (1918)

The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky by Vladimir Lenin (1918)

Left Wing Communism an Infantile Disorder by Vladimir Lenin (1920)

The Third International after Lenin by Leon Trotsky (1928)

Fascism: What it is and How to Fight it? by Leon Trotsky (1932)

The Revolution Betrayed by Leon Trotsky (1936)

The Transitional Program by Leon Trotsky (1938)

Their Morals and Ours by Leon Trotsky (1938)

Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses by Louis Althusser (1970)

Dialectical Logic by Evald Ilyenkov (1974)


“With the seizing of the means of production by society production of commodities is done away with, and, simultaneously, the mastery of the product over the producer. Anarchy in social production is replaced by systematic, definite organisation. The struggle for individual existence disappears. Then for the first time man, in a certain sense, is finally marked off from the rest of the animal kingdom, and emerges from mere animal conditions of existence into really human ones. The whole sphere of the conditions of life which environ man, and which have hitherto ruled man, now comes under the dominion and control of man who for the first time becomes the real, conscious lord of nature because he has now become master of his own social organisation. The laws of his own social action, hitherto standing face to face with man as laws of nature foreign to, and dominating him, will then be used with full understanding, and so mastered by him. Man’s own social organisation, hitherto confronting him as a necessity imposed by nature and history, now becomes the result of his own free action. The extraneous objective forces that have hitherto governed history pass under the control of man himself. Only from that time will man himself, with full consciousness, make his own history – only from that time will the social causes set in movement by him have, in the main and in a constantly growing measure, the results intended by him. It is the humanity’s leap from the kingdom of necessity to the kingdom of freedom.
“To accomplish this act of universal emancipation is the historical mission of the modern proletariat. To thoroughly comprehend the historical conditions and thus the very nature of this act, to impart to the now oppressed class a full knowledge of the conditions and of the meaning of the momentous act it is called upon to accomplish, this is the task of the theoretical expression of the proletarian movement, scientific socialism.”
Frederick Engels, Anti-Duhring (1878)

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The ending to Lost was still less confusing than the ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion.

  • We finish eachother's s-
  • -pace. the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission- to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Did the math and I generated about $140 of surplus value today.

I don’t have a drinking problem I just pre-game pre-gaming.

seiya234:

osointricate:

osointricate:

So like.  Parents can come to Hogwarts to see their kids play Quiddich, right? (shut up if it’s not and just roll with me here.)

So what happens when Muggle parents get invited?

Could you imagine tho?

Like, after the initial “holy shit look at this magic stuff” they’d be like INTO IT.

THEY’D GET THE MAGICAL PARENTS INTO IT TOO.

THEY’D MAKE SHIRTS.

AGGRESSIVELY WEARING YELLOW EVERYWHERE THEY GO.

BEGGING THEIR CHILD FOR INFORMATION SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND THE GAME BETTER.

SCREAMING AT THE REFS

LIKE

ALSO MAGICAL PARENTS BECOMING FRIENDS WITH MUGGLE PARENTS AND BOTH COUPLES GETTING TOGETHER FOR COUPLE DATES

THEY INTRODUCE EACH OTHER TO EACH OTHER’S WORLDS

THEIR KIDS ARE LIKE

oh my god our parents are friends with each other omg

AND THEY MEET AT QUIDDICH GAMES AND JUST

"JULIE!!! OVER HERE!!! I SAVED YOU AND PATRICK SEATS!"

"OMG THANK YOU SEAN!  HOW IS YOUR LAWYERING FIRM GOING?"

"IT’S A LAW FIRM AND IT’S GOING GREAT!  HOW GOES THAT NEW RECIPE FOR THAT POTION THAT GETS RID OF STAINS?"

"IT’S A DISASTER, THE WHOLE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE ONIONS!  AT LEAST IT’S BETTER THAN SMELLING PHIL’S SHOES."

"I’M SITTING RIGHT HERE SEAN."

"I KNOW.  YOUR SHOES SMELL, DEAR."

wait what

Three words:

Little League Quidditch

This is my favorite thing.

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  • capitalist: "I don't want government intervening in my business!"
  • worker: *organizes a strike*
  • capitalist: *calls the police*
Significantly, while the uncaring rich and powerful, especially those in control of government, big business, and mass media, were and are at the forefront of campaigns to place all accountability for poverty on the poor and to equate being poor with being worthless, lots of other nonwealthy citizens have allied themselves with these groups. This denigration of the poor has been most graphically expressed by ongoing attacks on the welfare system and the plans to dismantle it without providing economic alternatives. Many greedy upper- and middle-class citizens share with their wealthy counterparts a hatred and disdain for the poor that is so intense it borders on pathological hysteria. It has served their class interests to perpetuate the notion that the poor are meere parasites and predators. And, of course, their greed has set up a situation where many people must act in a parasitic manner in order to meet basic needs— the need for food, clothing, and shelter.
bell hooks (via commiefemme)

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…American conservatism is still, after all these years, largely driven by claims that liberals are taking away your hard-earned money and giving it to Those People. Indeed, race is the Rosetta Stone that makes sense of many otherwise incomprehensible aspects of U.S. politics.
That Old-Time Whistle (via azspot)

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My name is Jake. Trailer trash, bigender leftist with anxiety issues working a shitty job and studying to be an English teacher at SMCM.

I'm the blogger formerly known as domesticterrorism

I also help run the official Occupy Wall Street Tumblog.


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