What if all of our moms ran our blogs for a day
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
Two other points that were made in Reel Injun:
1) many, many folk kept denying that Littlefeather was native, and consistently reported that she was a white actress dressed in native garb; and
2) John Wayne was so livid about her speech that she afraid of him. (Reel Injun also has a lot to say about how John Wayne’s films legitimized violence against Native Americans).
There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
But why does it have to be a white male?
Oh look, what a surprise. Can you not just accept that not everything is about the colour of someone’s skin? Jeez.
I can’t fucking believe some childish little shit had the NERVE to comment ‘why does it have to be a white male’. Get a fucking grip. Stop derailing posts with bullshit.
people born in december 1999 be like i miss the 90’s
what happens when you park illegally
Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and punk rock
people that don’t know the piano notes must be so confused
son sit down with ur sense of music superiority literally everyone gets the joke
i don’t really have a personality it’s just sort of like
brokes face, lol
yeah broke is my favourite character closely followed by smash
YOU WOKE UP TODAY
I LIKE THAT
YOU ARE BREATHING
YOU CAN SEE THIS WITH YOUR EYES
YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
WOW SO WONDERFUL
THIS IS HOW BABY GOATS MOVE
LOOK AT THIS KITTEN TRYING TO STAND
THIS DOG IS AN ASTRONAUT
LOOK AT THIS LITTLE HEDGEHOG IN PURE BLISS
I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
SMILE A LITTLE BIT
SMILE A LOT A BIT
I LIKE YOU.
i don’t think brown eyes get enough love it’s always those blue and hazel fuckers that get the praise and attention. you’re too afraid to look me in the eyes and face the chocolate-y abyss.