NOO I NEVER TOOK PICTURES OF THE BLIGHTS THEY AREN’T IN MY COMPENDIUM
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NOO I NEVER TOOK PICTURES OF THE BLIGHTS THEY AREN’T IN MY COMPENDIUM
hey if any Black ppl would like to, please reblog or reply with your cash apps/venmos/gofundmes/etc. white ppl, go thru the notes and lets pay some reparations in honor of Juneteenth tomorrow
Cashapp $hopesoda it would mean alot
Years ago back when I worked in cubicle land, we were hiring junior software developers. They didn’t have to have a ton of experience, just a willingness to learn, and some demonstration of their software skills. Like: show me a program you wrote (any language) or a web site you designed. Anything.
And there was this one guy I talked with who seemed super sharp, but had virtually zero experience writing software. When it came time to do the show-n-tell part of the interview he whips out his laptop, brings up a website, and spins it around to show me what he made.
A website of tiny ceramic frogs.
Not for sale. Just… all these ceramic frogs, organized into categories. Frogs on bicycles, frogs with hats, frogs sitting on lily pads. It was a virtual museum of ceramic frogs in web form.
I scrolled through his online collection of frogs, slightly baffled.
“This is your website?” I asked finally.
“You coded this yourself?” I popped into view-source mode and poked around some incredibly well-formatted, well-commented html. I nodded slowly. This guy was meticulous.
“So… where’d all the frogs come from?”
“I made those too,” he says, beaming.
And while I’m processing this he rummages in his bag and pulls out a little ceramic frog working at a computer terminal. He places it on the table before us, next to the laptop.
“And THIS one,” he says, “I made for you! As a thank you for the interview.”
It was adorable. I hired him on the spot. I mean, why not? Worst case he’d wash out in 90 days and we’d hire somebody else. He turned out to be one of the best developers on our team.
And yes, his cubicle was loaded with ceramic frogs.
This is absolutely adorable and I want this man developing all of my websites.
local teenager with a sword climbs all the way to the top of hyrule castle just to find a funny leaf boy
*transports guinea pigs from point A to point B with my mind*
Marzipan asks that you not interrupt her nap with your telepathic powers again thank you
marzipan i am so fcking sorry ill never forgivve myself for doing this to you im so so fcking sorry
me: yeah i don’t use any strategies in video games, i just hit the thing until it’s dead lmao
also me: okay if person a uses this sword, person b uses this gun and i use this ability while wearing this special armor we can combine our attack to beat this boss in ten seconds
THE NAHUA PEOPLE DIDN’T DO HUMAN SACRIFICES THAT’S LITERALLY SPANISH PROPAGANDA
This has been debunked time and time again, through not only Mexican scholars, but our tribes as well. Please, stop spreading misinformation.
This lie was used as a tool to justify our genocide and you’re just giving it power to do it again with the last of our culture.
Didn’t happen: Aztecs going around killing people for our Teotl.
Did happen: Priests cutting themselves to give blood. Surgery. Corporal and capital punishment for criminals of treasonous, high crimes, or prisoners of war.
The onyx blades were surgical blades.
So, did Aztecs not practice human sacrifice? Sorry if this is an ignorant question; I don’t know what Nahua means.
Nahua is a name for some Indigenous groups in North America. A lot of them are In Mexico, but not all. The Nahua were some of the people that made up the Aztec Empire.
To answer your question, the portrayal of Aztec Human Sacrifice is really a demonized version of some religious ceremonies. From the writings of the people back then, the number of people specifically killed for the Teotl (Gods) was very low. Most of what is called Human Sacrifice was either surgical procedure, a religious offering ceremony, or punishment.
Religious Offering Ceremonies were mainly the High Priests cutting their own skin to draw blood for the Teotl. It wasn’t excessive amounts of blood, and most of these did not result in death. The rare offering ceremony was a volunteer who would willingly go to a priest and offer their life in exchange for blessing the village. It was extremely rare!
So, no, we didn’t practice sacrifice. Priests offered their own blood. Volunteers offered their lives. A sacrifice is an unwilling or unknowing person or animal being killed. An Offering is different.
If that was still confusing feel free to DM me.
Also if you’re like “wow that’s fucked up that they raised people to believe they should be offerings,” I’m gonna remind you:
—Christian martyrs are still considered saints or tragedies, depending on your personal beliefs. Their whole religion begins with a dude saying “I volunteer as tribute” and getting his ass killed.
—self-flagellation by Christians was practiced for CENTURIES and while we in the modern day may find it odd, we don’t usually go around saying how barbaric and horrible practitioners were. And yes, this practice did draw blood—in fact self-flagellation may have been one factor in allowing the Black Plague to spread.
—one of the early forms of white European medicine that lasted up through the mid-1800s was bloodletting. We look at it now as “wow, that was misinformed,” not “wow, that was barbaric.”
—Capital punishment has existed all over the world since ancient times. The first set of extant laws related to it are literally in the Code of Hammurabi. We can argue in the modern day over whether or not it’s a good idea, but we cannot judge the Nahua by a standard we don’t hold the entire rest of the ancient world to. And let’s face it, I’ve never heard anyone bemoaning the fate of those who were hanged at Tyburn Tree.
So when you’re reading OP’s post, and perhaps thinking “well some deaths is still deaths” or what have you, I want you to remember: these exact actions, or actions similar to them, are often considered part of the road to modern progress in Europe, and the difference between “how barbaric” and “how fascinating” or “how tragic” is whether we can view the subject as white.
Also I don’t want anybody popping on here to be like “well ACTUALLY in Europe—” This post isn’t about Europe, it’s about the Nahua, and I have added something to demonstrate that their rituals and religion were not so different from something white people treat as ‘just a normal part of history,’ and that we should show their history and culture the same respect as the European ones we learn about in school. The Nahua were not doing anything white Europeans weren’t doing, so we shouldn’t be treating one as ‘barbaric’ and the other as “wow, we sure have learned a lot since then,” because that is a gross double standard pretty clearly rooted in racism.
YOU CAN FUCKING USE THE DUALSHOCK 4 ON THE PS3?????
I AM being patient! THIS IS AS PATIENT AS I FUCKING GET!