- stop comparing Hong Kong to Ferguson JESUS CHRIST STOP. These are two completely different social and political situations fuelled by different forms of oppression and systematic power, you’re not helping one by dismissing the other.
- It frustrates the hell out of me that tumblr is US-centric as all fuck, but that’s why it’s why it’s our job to raise awareness and stand in solidarity, not pit these two issues against each other.
- And to the person who created the whitehouse.gov petition: fuck you and everything you stand for, US involvement and Western imperialism is the last thing that’s needed right now, what is wrong with you.
while we’re at it, stop saying HK is another Tiananmen Square, that’s sensationalist bullshit and you know it. Tiananmen was perpetuated and accelerated by a whole different set of political and historical contexts and power structures. Over the years it’s been simplified by and watered down by Western media to ‘students vs. central government’ that erases all the issues surrounding it (economical overhaul and reform, international policies that would allow Western imperialism, the recent power-change, the leftover ideology from the last debris of the Cultural Revolution) and the comparison helps. no. one.
The last thing that helps this is a cause that will be sensationalised to motivate US intervention.
And white people, stop appropriating the tank man image. I cannot believe I have to spell this shit out for you.