Fuck Politics

Lady LieBerty

Accepting the Truth of Native-Americans doesn't take away the the Truth this statue stands for. I believe that we can both, acknowledge the horrible part of this continent’s history, AND share the important values this statue symbolizes.

And these are not issues of the past. As we all know that our First Nations struggle. Just a few months ago, the case against the Val d’Or police was dropped. Not just a little caseI might add, sexual abuse on Native women and forced incarceration. These are not small stories but are usually treated or felt as such.

Like the fact the 2/3 of our beautiful country’s first nations were under at least 1 count of water advisory in the last couple years. Aren’t we the nation of water?? Or the fact that nearly a quarter of Indigenous people have contemplated suicide...

Again we all kinda know about these issues but somehow don’t find the strength to be outraged by them... I believe we should be outraged..

This is a simple image that really is almost perceived like a contradiction. On one hand, the symbol of American freedom, higher values and independence, and superimposed a NativeAmerican head-dress, some native American elements as well as the dates 1492.

I am not trying to criticise the "idea" of freedom and the importance and validity of what Lady Liberty represents, all i am trying to say, it that by ignoring, like it is mostly done, in schools, in medias, the massacres and cultural genocide all these beautiful ideas are built on historically, it weakens the strength of these same values we champion.


The Story of a Refugee Family from the Middle East

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

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The Virgin Mary looked a lot more like your friend Fatima than your girl Stephanie. Hiding in plain sight...History repeats itself in a million different ways...It’s usually the eyes of the inside that sees these things...The same ones that sees yourself in the Other. Merry Christmas
— MissMe

Marie-Josephe Angelique


2018: Montreal is turning 375. As I believe we should celebrate the city we love and live in,Montreal doesn't only have beautiful good things in it’s history.It's normal, all cities have some dark pasts. What i don't find healthy though, is pretending that nothing too bad ever happened. Because there is stuff... Like the 200 years of this city's history where it was legal to OWN people. You know : slavery. Now even if it was never to the extent of our southern neighbors, it's still a fucked up part of our past.

This is Marie-Josephe Angelique, a Montréal enslaved woman that got accused of running away from her "mistress'" house and burning down part of the city with her white lover. They hung her in public in 1734. She always denied setting the fire and never, even under torture, gave her man's name out. She was the definition ofOppression. Yet she managed to run away and always keep her dignity, even when the the entire world told her she was nothing. To call this woman strong is a euphemism. Angelique, i salute you and your courage.Angelique, i look up to you.1734, je me souviens.