Thou shalt remember day drinking is acceptable if done outside. Or, if the beverage has a lime in it.
Bullshit. Day drinking is always acceptable.
Seconded: Day drinking whenever forever
‘The Boneyard Project’ resurrects disused warplanes that lie in the famous Boneyard in Arizona by letting graffiti artists paint them.
More than 30 of the world’s best urban artists worked on five ruined US Air Force jets, vividly bringing them back to life with paint and colour.
From Sachs to Kristof to Invisible Children to TED, the fastest growth industry in the US is the White Savior Industrial Complex.
The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening.
The banality of evil transmutes into the banality of sentimentality. The world is nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm.
This world exists simply to satisfy the needs—including, importantly, the sentimental needs—of white people and Oprah.
The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege.
Feverish worry over that awful African warlord. But close to 1.5 million Iraqis died from an American war of choice. Worry about that.
I deeply respect American sentimentality, the way one respects a wounded hippo. You must keep an eye on it, for you know it is deadly.
Teju Cole, dropping truth-bombs all over the place.
Cole is a Nigerian-born writer and journalist who now lives in Brooklyn. You can follow him on twitter here.
Added the Iraq war one. Disturbed that the tweet was omitted…
“The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege.”
Definitely the way I feel about a lot of that stuff - except for TED. Maybe I just don’t watch the TED talks they are referring to but science is science is the best.