The Super Theory of Super Everything.
"The “Beaker” people? That’s it? That’s all we are? A bunch of primitive savages who sit around all day making cool beakers for you to dig up and admire after we are long gone? I see you, and the first thing I see of your ways is the great houses, taller than trees, made of shaped stone. Do I call you the Shaped Stone people? No, because you are more than the stone you shape. You also have your ways of worship, your ways of war, your music and your stories. And so do we. We are more than our beakers. And most of all, you already have your own names, and hence do not need the one I give you. Likewise, we have our own names for ourselves. We know ourselves, you do not know us, and hence, you do not get to decide what we should be called."
woman from the Beaker culture addressing present day archaeologists, a Neolithic to Bronze Age culture which was widely spread across Europe during 2800-1800 BCE.
An attempt at flash (pre-)historical fiction. Possibly also science fiction because apparently this woman time-travelled to the present day? I don’t know.
It is a shame that all we have left of prehistoric cultures are their archaeological artifacts, and have no access to their languages and their oral traditions. But alas, the distant past is the distant past.(via annebeeche)
As long as humans have been humans, we’ve been finding ways to fuck over our fellow man. A new report published in The Journal of Royal Society’s Interface has confirmed that the first assassinated man in history was killed by an arrow, shot into his back, 5,300 years ago. Et tu Ugg?
It’s pathetic how my dash was flooded with #Kony2012 posts for 48 hours straight (not going to lie, I reblogged a few), but Trayvon Martin, 17 year old boy, is shot dead in his own neighbor for “looking suspicious,” while carrying a bag of Skittles and a drink and I see less than 10 posts from the nearly 200 tumblrs I follow. I may not be the bravest person in the world, but at least I’m not a coward.
Hate to say it, but I think it has a lot to do with the “white saviour” syndrome. Everyone thought they were “saving Africa” by reblogging Kony2012, but not a single white person on my Facebook said a word or reposted my links, petitions and emails for Trayvon Martin, and one person had the audacity to imply that Zimmerman’s actions were somehow justified. When violence and structural colonialism get “too close to home”, people want to ignore it. Africa is far away and Invisible Children cite Steve Jobs as an inspiration, so Kony2012 is trendy. We saw how that ended up.