So, in conclusion: the Jews of Donetsk and eastern Ukraine may have been asked by a leaflet to register, but it has not been enforced nor are any Ukrainian Jews registering themselves. If that changes, I’ll be all over it, but so far, you can breathe easy. No Holocaust 2.0 just yet.
Dear New Republic,
We’re all well aware you’re an American liberal news magazine that’s generally full of trash, but, please never fucking write anything so disgustingly flippant as “Holocaust 2.0” again.
"In truth you’re not vulnerable at all. Who you think you are is vulnerable."
— Ram Dass (via thebigelectron)
"You deserve the kind of love you would give someone else."
— #127: (February 3, 2014)
[…] a decisive break from the classic model came with Marx’s critique of political economy and its notion of ‘primitive accumulation’, his definition of capital not simply as wealth or profit but also as a social relation, and his emphasis on the transformation of social property relations as the real ‘primitive accumulation’. Yet critics of Eurocentric history have more or less returned to the old notion. Even at the point where they diverge most emphatically from the classic Eurocentric histories, in their emphasis on European imperialism as the chief impediment to non-European development, they simply invert an old Eurocentric principle: in the old accounts, Europe surpassed all other civilizations by removing obstacles to the natural development of ‘commercial society’; in the anti-Eurocentric inversion, the failure of non-Europeans to complete the process of development, despite the fact that they had already come so far, was cause by obstacles created by Western imperialism.
So here again there seems to be no conception of capitalism as a specific social form, with a distinctive social structure and distinctive social relations of production, which compel economic agents to behave in specific ways and generate specific laws of motion. Here again there is no real transition. In much the same way that the old Eurocentric arguments took capitalism for granted, this one too avoids explaining the origin of this specific social form — or, to be more precise, denies its specificity and hence evades the question of its origin — by assuming its prior existence (sometimes called ‘proto-capitalism’, not to mention even earlier forms of trade and mercantile activity). There is no explanation of how a new social form came into being. Instead, the history of capitalism is a story in which the age-old social practices, with no historical beginning, have grown and matured — unless their growth and maturation have been thwarted by internal or external obstacles."
— Ellen Meiksins Wood, The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View
"I don’t hate any race of people, and it pains me to wake up to other young people being misled to believe I do. I am for unity and equality."
“Me chief, you Indian. I speak, you listen.” - Iggy Azalea
(via sirui) I dont know who you are but damn