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.
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Yeah if you haven’t seen “Kung Fu Hustle”, stop whatever you’re doing and go watch that shit.
oh god the eagle
Yep. Definitely reblogging this fucking movie because it is everything I want in a movie and more.
Cus you wont find a movie with ordinary people kicking ass like that in American movie theaters….
Monks from the Kiev Caves Lavra stand between police and demonstrators in Kiev
Ukraine PeacemakersYesterday morning, monks from the Kiev-Caves Lavra Fr. Gabriel, Fr. Melchisedek, and Fr. Ephraim stood on Grushevsky Street in Kiev with a cross and icons, between the demonstrators and the Ukrainian “Berkut” special police force, and stopped the conflict. They entered the arena as peace-makers, and not in support of one side or the other.
Although they were invited to join the “people”, the fathers only prayed and sang the Paschal troparion: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life,” wrote the Ramensky deanery of Moscow on its facebook page. The conflict ceased. …..
Indeed I am and yes, it does mean that I’ll start posting again. Turns out that I had a backup save on my old PC which I completely forgot about, so I didn’t lose all my music after all. But I want to sort everything out though and get my hands on some releases that I managed to grab after the backup and got lost for real.
Just to keep it short: expect some serious flood of quality material coming up. When? Early 2014 latest, but I’d love to sort my things out earlier and start posting again sometime around the holiday season already.
This may damage some of the relationships I have and cause people to take me less seriously, but God’s been very clear on the matter… I am returning to the Roman Catholic Church. I’ve been wrestling with this a lot for over a month and really didn’t want to do it, but it’s become increasingly clear that I needed to. God has been using it to feed me spiritually and help me grow for awhile and I can actually make it to mass, since there are several evening services in my city.
And of course„ the majority of authors who are the biggest influences in my life are Catholic. Thomas Merton, G.K. Chesterton, Flannery O’Connor, Peter Kreeft, Scott Hahn, Dorothy Day, J.R.R. Tolkien, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross… it only makes sense that I would continue on that path.
This is a huge load off my chest. While I’m concerned about the reactions I may get, my mind isn’t going crazy anymore and I finally feel at peace.
blessings and peace to you all,
P.S. Some major announcements are coming soon regarding new material and upcoming shows. Stay tuned…
CD-36 Ethiopian Liturgy-Live from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church, an album by Chants From the Holyland- Live from the Ethiopian Church on Spotify
So beautiful and holy… Angelic choirs of running water…
Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!