This is me being legit confused and I’m not upset or anything, but have I drawn Elricest?
I have now endured Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 with excessive commentary so that I with a clean Marvel movie-conscience can obsess over Cap’s waist in Winter Soldier.
Don’t watch movies with me.
I’m sorry muffinrobo89.
Creative sketch practices when muffinrobo89 visits!
We like just picking three random characters and letting the one drawing decide how they interact.
Very useful for me right now when I have my inspiration-artblock!
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
- worn Nazi symbols
- supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
until 1979 homosexuality was classed as an illness in sweden so you could call in sick bc you had the hots for paper boy in the morning
Ellie, I’m disappointed in you, you left out the best part. The reason they took it out in 1979 was because, to protest it, a shitton of people actually did. They’d get calls upon calls upon calls with “I can’t come in today, I’m feeling pretty gay”
Actually, this is a common myth that apeared after the occupation of the swedish National Board of Health and Welfare 1979, when 30-40 protesters blocked the stairways of the building to protest homosexuality being an illness.
The reason homosexuality stopped being classed as an illness was because of a dialouge that began during the occupation between a few protesters and the then General Director of NBHW (Socialstyrelsen) Barbro Westerholm.
Here we have quoted from RFSL (the main swedish LGBTQA-organization):
”Det var dock ett antal, inte vidare många, som sade till Försäkringskassan att de var oförmögna att arbeta då de var homosexuella […] En person som stod på sig, från Småland, fick till slut sjukpenning för att hon var homosexuell.”
"It was a few, not that many, that said to Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurance Agency) that they were unable to work due to being homosexual […] One person who remained unyielded, from Småland, got sick pay eventually because she was gay."
Source: [x] (in Swedish)
It’s that time of the year when I redraw the HeiEd-pic to see how I’m progressing with drawing!
… I miss drawing Alfons.
Source: www.dn.se (Swedish newspaper)
The votes for Swedish parliament. Date and time included in the screencap. The first three is the opposition that ends on ca 43% of the votes. The next four is the conservative “Alliance” ends on ca 39%.
The yellow one? That is the racist, xenophobic, homophobic and generally unpleasant “Sverige demokraterna” or SD (trans. Swedish Democrats). This means the racists becomes able to tip the scales in parliament.
Great job! (Sarcasm)
This utter buffoon now leads a party that has outright Nazis in their group. They have conducted meetings in Nazi uniforms.They sing Nazi battle songs on their “conference.”
A group of them filmed themselves using racial slurs towards a young couple, the woman was caucasian and the man a person of colour. Then these high end politicians picked up iron pipes to assault the couple (and claimed self defense). All on film on their smartphone.
By all the gods I thought Sweden was better than this. Suddenly it is accepted to spout racist propaganda on the streets, in the subway and in parliament. The image of the careful, just and kind Swedish diplomat is shattered by iron pipes.
EDIT: Some links
- Iron pipes: http://www.expressen.se/tv/nyheter/inrikes/sds-riksdagsman-bevapnar-sig-med-jarnror/
- Iron pipes 2: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A4rnr%C3%B6rsskandalen
- Iron pipes YT link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPycz-tsrDM
I cannot tell you how much this upsets me.
This is only the survey from the polls, not the official numbers.
But holy fuck shit I hate that they have the racist party as the third biggest party.
This is devestating.