"you could fit every piece of the solar system other than the sun inside Jupiter — all the other planets, moons and asteroids — with plenty of room to spare. Jupiter has cannibalized 20 moons over the years and still has at least 63, one bigger than Mercury. Jupiter's "spot" is actually a hurricane, which has lasted for hundreds of years and is more than twice the diameter of Earth."
If the person who killed 90+ people in Norway was a Muslim, the Press would have declared him as terrorist. For now though, he is just an 'Assailant ', 'Attacker' (Reuters), 'Gunman' (BBC, CNN & Al Jazeera). Looks like 'Terrorist' is a name reserved for Muslims? The US Dept of State calls it an 'Act of Violence', Not an 'Act of Terrorism'. REBLOG this and let the world know, hypocrisy is leading us all astray!
(And that “crazy” isn’t just an offhand word, it’s always crucial to the rhetoric to make sure the violent white person(s) can be at least vaguely described as such, to establish mental instability as the source of their actions.)
And I’m guessing we’ll soon be in for stories about his parents, and his childhood, and how troubled he was, and what might have led him to this desperate act, which we never do when POC commit these crimes—as though people of color had no inner life, no past, and no ability to be troubled, complicated human beings.
“Cada vez iré sintiendo menos y recordando más, pero qué es el recuerdo sino el idioma de los sentimientos, un diccionario de caras y días y perfumes que vuelven como los verbos y los adjetivos en el discurso, adelantándose solapados a la cosa en sí, al presente puro, entristeciéndonos o aleccionándonos vicariamente hasta que el propio ser se vuelve vicario […]”—Julio Cortázar, Rayuela (capítulo 21)