December 2, 1963
We’re having tons of fun here at ‘The Morecambe and Wise Show’. We’ve just finished rehearsals. Now we’re backstage waiting for the show to start.
An ongoing sadistic project—by Athens-based architect and 3D modeler Katerina Kamprani—that opposes the de rigueur function of design, in a bid to redesign everyday things with a twist, rendering them almost useless but still usable.
This makes me so angry
Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, Atlanta, GA, 1960, by James Karales, courtesy Duke University Library
people had to be trained to deal wit the evil of white people
I hope this makes it clear to folks that non-violence as expressed during the Civil Rights Movement was not simply a moral or political choice. It was a tactical application as well.
Do y’all think SNCC, SCLC, CORE, MLK, Jr. or anyone else wanted to witness their people being beaten, that they wanted to stay their fists and guns when their CHILDREN were being murdered? If you do, I suggest you go back to history class, because MLK, Medgar Evers, Bayard Rustin, almost any person you can think of who advocated non-violence had armed guards and personnel in place for their and their people’s safety.
Non-violence as a resistance strategy was an attempt at provocation. Recognize that. Recognize that’s why these folks are training. Because they’re performing provocation through passive resistance. By not striking back they were illustrating the madness and vitriol of white supremacy. They were exposing in the most dramatic manner possible the denial of their humanity.
Understand: This was not turn the other cheek, this was looking into the eyes of the Devil and not backing down.
this is a damn good point to counter all the nonviolence moralistic liberal bullshit going on continuously in activist spaces.
Bolded some things.
Justin Timberlake & Ryan Gosling; 1994
Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of Django Unchained, c. 2012
Wildlife photographer Richard Peters caught this amazing moment of nature in the raw at Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming when a red fox dived nose first after a mouse buried beneath the snow.