So I’m at my Trail of Cthulhu game we’re doing set around the time the Zodiac Killer was first revealed, and after seeing some ritual one of the characters got taken into the police and was sitting in booking next to a Black Panther. And I made a joke about how he was probably booked for illegally owning a gun- and the game deviated to a discussion about racial oppression and the Black Panthers defending people- and one of the female players tells me “black people aren’t the only people being oppressed” which I didn’t say btw- but her entire argument is because when she was going to school she kept getting bullied by black people. I just ended the conversation after some frustrated points being made from me because that is literally the dumbest argument and I didn’t want to start a yelling match over racism in front of a bunch of people that hang out on /k/ and it not being my own house either.
But I just wanted to slap her shit because this is fucking stupid.
You being picked on as a kid doesn’t fucking mean racism and oppression upon a people isn’t a legitimate thing. That’s fucking bumb as shit- in fact it is dumber than shit. And as per most bullies they were probably venting their own shit they were dealing with outside of school like 99% of them fucking are. Bullying is not the same as oppression. It can be derived from racism sure, I’m not saying other races can’t be racist towards white people.
But what I am saying is being treated as less than human just because of their skin tone and constantly having the system thrown against them to keep them down due to said fact their skin isn’t the same color…is not the fucking same as you getting a swirly.
So shut the fuck up literally everyone trying to say it’s the same.
one of my favourite superstitions is this one they have in china where ghosts allegedly can’t turn corners, so in shanghai they built a bridge made entirely of 90° turns to ward off the evil spirits
i shit you not
that’s why the great wall is built how it is- part of the reason for it’s being built was to ward off demons and such
you would think the real shit they were building it for like the mongols would come before being worried about whether it’s straight or not to stop fucking demons.