Last tumblr entry until this gets solved in a reasonable way.
Tumblr’s insistence on making porn less searchable - as well as its homophobic decision to remove the word “gay” from working searches - means I can’t keep using it. I really don’t care if it puts their app in jeopardy with apple, they could, if they wanted to, find a better solution than censorship. You have a company full of bright, thoughtful people, and their response to threats from apple is “ban the word gay from mobile searches!” they’re really not trying that hard.
These are not Apple issues - Apple’s project is much broader and it’s engagement with censorship is one embedded in a broader social current of sex-negativity. Tumblr’s decisions are their own. They could have worked, as many apps do, toward better and smarter solutions to deal with Apple compliance.
Once tumblr finds a reasonable solution that isn’t based on censorship or homphobia, I’ll be back. Later.
. . . it says:
I remember everything simultaneously:
Like the distant beam of a distant lighthouse,
I carry the universe before me
Like an easy burden on an outstretched palm,
And in the depths, mysteriously growing, is the seed
Of what is to come . . .
“…your conceptions of what myths are and what practical functions they served for Native Americans is probably wrong - especially if you have read or seen on television popular descriptions of ‘primitive myths’ by ‘experts’ like Mircea Eliade or Joseph Campbell, or some more recent and less famous pundits peddling misinformation through terms like ‘universal symbol’ or ‘archetype.’”—
Karl Kroeber (1926 - 2009), literary and Native American studies scholar. From the intro to the excellent work (edited by him) Native American Storytelling. Kroeber is also the brother of writer Ursula K. Le Guin.
“The time to fight for freedom is the time when freedom is threatened, not the time when freedom is destroyed, for that later time is too late. Freedom is threatened now, the destruction of freedom is not far off. Now is the time to fight.”—
Parsons was one of the earliest and most important rocket scientists in the US. He was also a student and friend of Aleister Crowley’s. Parsons was mostly concerned with how magick could contribute to human freedom and liberation.