Taking it back to a birthday celebration some years back for my #TBT #KidCono #Familia
Yup, Feeling like Roger Murtaugh all day today… “I’m too old for this shit!”
#ConoFeelingOld #LethalWeapon #TooOldForThis
“I don’t pretend to be any expert on communism or any other kind of a political ‘ism. But you can put me down as an expert at being a colored American, with thirty years of experience at it. And just like any other colored person with sense enough to look around him and understand what he sees, I know that life in these United States can be mighty tough for people who are a little different from the majority—in their skin color, or the way they worship God, or the way they spell their names.”
- Jackie Robinson, from his statement to the House Un-American Activities Committee (July 18, 1949)
AP Photo/William J. Smith
Was about to capture the #BloodMoon last night, or this morning..
“And you were just like the moon, so lonely, so full of imperfections, but just like the moon, you shined in times of darkness”
#RedMoon #LunarEclipse #ConosPhotography
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Joaquín Torres García - América Invertida, 1943.
”Nosso norte é o Sul. Não deve haver norte, para nós, senão por oposição ao nosso Sul. Por isso agora pomos o mapa ao revés, e então já temos a exata ideia de nossa posição, e não como querem no resto do mundo. A ponta da América, desde agora, prolongando-se, assinala insistentemente o Sul, nosso Norte”. (Joaquin Torres García)
In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.
There was no 1983 sensory deprivation experiment like the one described in this post. The story was first published on creepypasta.com in 2009 (in fact, if you click that link you’ll see a much better and longer version of the tale). But this is the internet, and once stories like that start spreading, and people conveniently leave off the source, then other people take it as fact. And on a site like tumblr, where it can be so readily spread (over 110,000 notes on this post alone, and that doesn’t even take reposts or other versions of the story into account), that’s a lot of people buying into a bunch of hooey if they’re the type to believe everything they read without questioning it.
This photo is actually from the Tuskegee syphilis experiment — a pretty heinous medical experiment that was conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Alabama, in which people were told that they were being treated for “bad blood,” but the experiment was actually designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The person in the photo above is about to be subjected to a spinal tap, a very painful procedure in which a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid.
None of the test subjects in the Tuskegee experiment were aware that they were being used as human guinea pigs. They were just told that they were getting free medical treatment. And even after the 1940s, when penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis, doctors did not treat the test subjects and withheld information from them about the potential to be cured because they wanted to see what would happen.
American history is pretty ugly when you get past the flag-waving and the pretending that we’re somehow better than other nations.
Missing from the above comments is that this was purposefully and explicitly to black people, only. They never told these black men nor their families what was happening. So when those black men had sex or children they passed the disease onto their partners and children.