“I know that President Rios Montt is a man of great personal integrity and commitment….I have assured the President that the United States is committed to support his efforts to restore democracy and to address the root causes of this violent insurgency. I know he wants to improve the quality of life for all Guatemalans and to promote social justice. My administration will do all it can to support his progressive efforts.” -U.S. President Ronald Reagan, December 4, 1982 (Source)
Lest we forget Ronald Reagan’s role in backing the former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, who has now been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity in a Guatemalan court. Ríos Montt was sentenced to 80 years in prison for ordering the deaths of 1,771 indigenous Ixil Mayans during his dictatorship from 1982-1983.
Sojourner Truth (via glassguns)
she said this in the 1800s but im still askin?
Assata (via michellehuxtable)
I tell my students this every single semester.
doubly relevant today
“Social Security hasn’t contributed a nickel to the deficit because it’s funded by the independent payroll tax.”
New study indicates homophobia is often a result of repressed homosexual feelings, validating what Freud posited in his concept of “reaction formation,” in which we lash out against others’ expressions of what we loathe in ourselves.
The above is via explore-blog, and it’s a long and fancy way of saying that (at least according to this study) homophobia is often associated with repressed homosexual feelings. This work will be appearing in the next issue of Journal of Stuff Everyone Knows But Couldn’t Quite Prove Until Now.