WASPs and Weeds Gone Wild
How my Weed lineage is complicit in White settler colonialism
A mid-week surprise. I’m experimenting with recording select episodes for those who would rather listen than read. I recorded my final February post, WASPs and Weeds Gone Wild — Complete with amateur voice acting. 🙄
It’s my first attempt at this kind of content, but I look forward to seeing where it goes.
Let me know what you think!
And If you haven’t already, please check out the other three February posts.
“Some White folks have a way of arrogantly explaining away societal problems with clever theories, models, and proclamations. Guilty as charged…It’s time we look through our ‘socioscope’ and use math and complexity science to tell us what we’re seeing in our society. The more we understand how this virus within our socioeconomic and political system works, the sooner we’ll find a cure.”
“We live in a world of plurality, but we know there’s common ground. Is it too much to ask that we all strive to be kind, compassionate, fair, and just? There is no place for meanness and nobody likes a bully. A human theory of love is needed, though we won’t understand it fully. We are malleable creatures who can adapt to change, so let change begin.”
“In many ways, this story of Texas is a proxy for the story of the United States. A band of white dudes ‘discover’ land occupied by brown people and take it over. Neil deGrasse Tyson says you can explain U.S. history in six words, “Is this yours? It’s mine now!” Why? Because White settler colonialists want to bring their Black slaves, plant some crops, and start making some money. European colonial conquests of Indigenous occupied lands by white men has always been about empire building. The United States is no exception. “
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