Wei Min Bao (November 1973: Vol. 3, No. 2), newspaper of Wei Min She, San Francisco-based Asian American anti-imperialist organization (1971-1976).
"Many fellow Asian Americans have found it extremely difficult to understand the complex situation of the Middle East conflict. We, the staff of WEI MIN, feel that Israel is an artificial state created by the various imperialist powers and that the heart of the conflict lies in the political ideology of Zionism."
Anonymous said: What are the signs of emotional abuse?
Abusive Expectations - Makes impossible demands, requires constant attention, and constantly criticizes.
Aggressing - Name calling, accusing, blames, threatens or gives orders, and often disguised as a judgmental “I know best” or “helping” attitude.
Constant Chaos - Deliberately starts arguments with you or others. May treat you well in front of others, but changes when you’re alone.
Rejecting - Refusing to acknowledge a person’s value, worth or presence. Communicating that he or she is useless or inferior or devaluing his or her thoughts and feelings.
Denying - Denies personal needs (especially when need is greatest) with the intent of causing hurt or as punishment. Uses silent treatment as punishment. Denies certain events happened or things that were said. Denies your perceptions, memory and sanity by disallowing any viewpoints other than their own which causes self-doubt, confusion, and loss of self-esteem.
Degrading - Any behavior that diminishes the identity, worth or dignity of the person such as: name-calling, mocking, teasing, insulting, ridiculing,
Emotional Blackmail - Uses guilt, compassion, or fear to get what he or she wants.
Terrorizing - Inducing intense fear or terror in a person, by threats or coercion.
Invalidation - Attempts to distort your perception of the world by refusing to acknowledge your personal reality. Says that your emotions and perceptions aren’t real and shouldn’t be trusted.
Isolating - Reducing or restricting freedom and normal contact with others.
Corrupting - Convincing a person to accept and engage in illegal activities.
Exploiting - Using a person for advantage or profit.
Minimizing - A less extreme form of denial that trivializes something you’ve expressed as unimportant or inconsequential.
Unpredictable Responses - Gets angry and upset in a situation that would normally not warrant a response. You walk around on eggshells to avoid any unnecessary drama over innocent comments you make. Drastic mood swings and outbursts.
Gaslighting -A form of psychological abuse involving the manipulation of situations or events that cause a person to be confused or to doubt his perceptions and memories. Gaslighting causes victims to constantly second-guess themselves and wonder if they’re losing their minds.
Yeah there’s that. Now a show me a racial breakdown. It’s seriously sad.
Fiona Duncan: In 1996, [Kathy Acker] published these words in her novel Pussy, King of the Pirates: “I don’t know how long it was before I realized I was in a world dominated by the visual.” We are.
There’s nothing wrong with the visual, but when the visual dominates other modes of communication, meaning is (and so individuals are) easily confused. I am made anxious by much of the culture industry’s use of language. When American mass media uses language, too much of it is to tell lies——to exert power and manipulate consumers (you need ‘x’ product, this person/body politic is other, freedom, but the children!, and so on). Poor Obama——these days, politicians must work within the visual more than textual (see: Veep); it’s all about managing image, including the image of ideas, but images are so slippery.
Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)