pop-punk is way too important to my essay writing process i’ve been listening to basically all the music i listened to when i was 13 to get through writing two 8 page essays in one week and let me tell you, it’s going FAMOUSLY
“Elizabeth acted to the full within the traditional sphere as Queen – Henry encouraged that ; but in the last years of her life, we have an insight [when considered with other evidences] that there was so much trust between them. Henry may have entrusted her with state secrets too.”
— Alison Weir.
Photo | Sarah Bennett
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.