I’m told that people my age have unrealistically positive expectations for the future, caused perhaps by egotism or naivete or whatever. My expectations are so low that I can’t imagine how they could possibly be unrealistically positive and I’m not entirely sure how much more negative they could possibly be.
"you kids today and your ridiculous expectations that you won’t die on the street, hungry and alone"
"you kids today thinking you deserve to be paid for doing a job that was once done by a paid full-time employee with benefits and rights"
This is the first known photograph ever taken of a surfer. Surfing was banned in Hawaii by missionaries in the 1800s for its “ungodliness,” but fortunately the natives didn’t pay much heed to that decree.
And this is an example of why it is offensive to appropriate Hawaiian culture. This is why it isn’t okay for non-Hawaiians to have luaus, wear grass skirts and leis, have tiki bars, and get hula dancer tattoos.
Hawaiians were essentially banned from their own culture. The things you appropriate were things the Hawaiians were told were sins. My ancestors were told they were going to hell for their religion. The missionaries didn’t just bring Calvinism to the islands, they also brought suicide. People felt so guilty about how they lived that they killed themselves, and this was after the Great Dying in which Hawaiian suffered a population collapse. About 80% of Native Hawaiians died within 50 years of first contact.
The things Hawaiians were made to feel ashamed of, the things they had to atone for are now thought of as “kitsch” and “exotic” by non-natives.
This excerpt from a zine is quite fitting (even though it is about Native Americans, it applies here too): “Spiritual practices of Native peoples are particularly prone to appropriation by the dominant culture. It is exceptionally ironic, given that a!er colonization, it was not until the passage of the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act that Native people in the United States were legally permitted to practice their traditional spirituality. Since the colonization of this continent by white settlers, Native people have faced monumental obstacles to the free exercise of their spiritual practices, including boarding schools, forced relocation, endless broken treaties, “kill the Indian, save the man” policies, and forced assimilation. So it is particularly insensitive for white people to attempt to justify their/our use of Native spiritual practices when Native people themselves have often been brutally persecuted for the same.”-Cultural Appreciation or Cultural appropriation
But anyway, this photo rules.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Jack and Coke Slushies
• 2 (12 ounce) cans Coca-Cola
• 6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
• 6 ounces Jack Daniels
• Mix ingredients.
• Put in freezer.
• Stir occasionally.
• Pour and serve once mixture reaches optimal slush levels.
Mmmm, Dylan let’s do this.
We’ve got a big bottle of Jack, this sounds like an excellent way to use some of it.