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ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

EDIT:  ONE MORE THING!! A critic asked who his current favorite actor is and his answer was Viola Davis…

This was YEARS before The Help.

Release in the US is limited and starts in theaters June 27, 2014. Radius-TWC is the company distributing the film.

Must find

Its on kick ass torrents if you wanted to download it

I wish people would stop talkin this movie up like it’s revolutionary

It’s another dystopia full of white people with a white hero

teddythemonster:

lllurnise:

misandry-mermaid:

Isn’t that interesting.

Tumblr emailed me to tell me they deleted my post calling out the dude who sent me a rape threat.

But hasn’t banned the dude who sent me a rape threat, even though I reported him.

I guess Tumblr just wants to make their site safer for people who send rape threats than those who receive them.

I guess it’s not considered harassment to send rape threats, but if you name the person who sends you rape threats, you are harassing them.

INTERESTING

Signal boost the  fuck out of this. Let’s make tumblr’s moderation team feel fucking ashamed for letting this happen. Let’s fucking make them question their worth and ability and place in the world and make them feel like the utter sacks of fucking shit they are until they fucking fix this and every case like this.

Yahoo fucking shit up since 2013
Yall need to get your shit together before tumblr rides on yall

21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

  • Jonathan, 55:

    There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.

  • Miranda, 24:

    Drop pre-med.

  • Isaac, 48:

    Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.

  • Anya, 42:

    Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.

  • Parker, 55:

    60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.

  • Megan, 34:

    He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.

  • Peter, 58:

    Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.

  • Eleanor, 67:

    Talk less. Listen more.

  • Donald, 27:

    There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.

  • Camille, 56:

    Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.

  • Jackson, 57:

    No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.

  • Vicki, 47:

    You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.

  • Donald, 38:

    You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.

  • Katelyn, 30:

    Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.

  • Joshua, 55:

    Women love to laugh.

  • Annabelle, 38:

    Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.

  • Colin, 50:

    You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.

  • Eleanor, 26:

    Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.

  • Aaron, 52:

    Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.

  • Scarlett, 54:

    Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.

  • Zack, 9:

    I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.

Its all propaganda. They talk about Africans killing Africans but they never put things in there historical context. They never talk about the companies making & selling the bullets & guns being used. Nor do they talk about Imperialism or Colonialism & their effects on the population. Nope. Never. That’s the thing. They create public opinion portraying these individuals as monsters then they can justify going in killing millions of people & steal their resources. In Iran they took Oil & Opium.. In Libya they took Oil & Gold.

maarnayeri:

Pictured above is Ronald Reagan meeting with members of the Afghan Mujahideen, even comparing them to who he deemed to be the epitome of heroism, the Founding Fathers and dedicating a space shuttle to them, the latter is Osama Bin Laden plastered on a UK newspaper and labelled a hero.

Only a short twenty something years ago were these individuals regarded by Western political leaders as the beacon of the East and heroic companions in the fight against Soviet-led hegemony. These men were personally trained and bankrolled by CIA personnel for over a decade. Now, in 2014, we see Western superpowers embroiled in a multi-trillion dollar war in East/North Africa, parts of the Middle East and Central/Southern Asia, which has led to hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths, economic decline of various nations and long-term destabilization. Nothing changed about the mujahideen, who later devolved into the Taliban, nor has Al-Qaeda altered in any dramatic capacity. They still retain their core tenets. The only thing different is they no longer serve as accessories to US imperialism in the same capacity.

Too many Americans, too many Westerners and sadly even too many Muslims themselves catch a curious case of historical amnesia relating to this topic.

Its time to stop using Islam as the focal point of discussions relating to post-Cold War deployment of militant insurgency. I’m tired of the dishonesty that’s plagued so many discussions, both to blame and defend Muslims. Its been over 12 years since 9/11 and most still aren’t willing to be honest about the mechanisms that led to the event. When I see conversations about how only a small fraction of Muslims account for the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, all I see is a compromise; people yet again positioning Islam as the epicenter of the discourse, which completely misses the point and even teeters on a dangerous line of scapegoating.

As people who come from these regions deemed terrorist, we need to be wholeheartedly rejecting this line of logic. Instead of stating that only a handful of Muslims are actually terrorists, we need to eliminate Islam from the equation altogether. Because its easy for liberals to relegate and degrade complicated imperial warfare initiated by their government to basic adages about how there are bad apples in each group, but its not easy to state that “terrorism” as its largely defined amongst contemporary neoliberals, is about politics, about the interests of empire, about what there is to gain from keeping geopolitically strategic regions destabilized, about the US capitalizing on internal conflict in Central Asia and members of the mujahideen, who otherwise wouldn’t have had the mobility and expansion into various regions that they do now. Its about global superpowers exploiting political factions when it can benefit them and employment of degrading propaganda to invade the same regions when it doesn’t. Its about Western hypocrisy. That should be the rebuttal when Islam is put under scrutiny.

This is a creation of the West, nothing more. Don’t forget that and don’t allow others to either.

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