“DIGNITY”: Chile has had enough
We’re not protesting because of the subway ticket price (”it’s not 30 pesos, it’s 30 years!” as we scream in the streets), that only was the last straw:
We’ve been feeling anger and humiliation for years, and last week, the “pressure cooker” finally exploted thanks to this rise in the price for subway tickets, which made high schoolers around the city say “nah fuck this” and deciding not to pay the subway anymore under the motto "Evade! Do not pay! (it’s) another way to fight!"
Little by little, the university students and adults (even the elderly) joined the cause, to the point the capital stopped working normally, and due to the government's ineffectiveness in handling the situation, we ended up in this chaos.
This has no political party, this has no leader: This is an act of dignity.
Years of hoping the government will do something for: The education system (you only get good education if you have money), healthcare system (people die waiting for attention everyday in the public hospitals, in some, there is not even enough medicine or doctors), public transport system (expensive, terrible service), the rise in water and electricity bills (yes, both services are f*cking privatized!!!), pensions (old people commit suicide because they have no money to live, or worse, have some, but the pension system (AFPs) won’t give them THEIR OWN MONEY BACK WHEN IN NEED), collusions, corruption (our president is a thief and the rest of the politicians as well... and they want us to pay those expensive tickets without even explaining to us why they raised it? they can fuck off), the indigenous people being mistreated, getting their land stolen and even being murdered by police, the murder of activists, poverty, drugs, etc... and nothing, in fact, for years it has feel like they’ve been making fun of all of us.
They’re absolutely disconnected from the reality of the rest of the country. It’s as if there were two countries in one.
And now, our president said we “were at war“.
The same thing Pinochet used to say back in the 70s/80s.
The military is on the streets right now, there is a curfew in many parts of the country (which hundreds of people are not respecting, protesting even harder on the streets in those dangerous hours).
All while there is not public transportation, because many of the subway's station were set on fire (to make it worse, there are serious suspicions (videos) that the fires were made by the police).
This shit is terrifying.
But we won’t stop: “We’re the children of the workers they couldn’t kill”
Please support the people in Chile!
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Oh my god so I'm researching for my dissertation and I just found my new bible:
This goshdarn book is a Tolkien lover's dream come true. If you really like Tolkien and are interested in medieval literature then read this! Each chapter is dedicated to Medieval texts that inspired the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
They even break down specific scenes and show what specific pages and lines from Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, Gawain or whatever that they most resemble.
And they print it in the original alliterative verse? Untranslated? Yes please?
Old English glossary? They got you.
This book is amazing if you're curious about Tolkien's influences and need a starting point.
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Old Germanic languages rated
Old English: #æsþetic, good and regular. mistaken for his much younger brother a lot. Terrible strong verbs. 9/10
Old Saxon: dwarfish vibes. Mysterious. Pretty syntax. 8.7/10
Gothic: Greek wearing a Proto-Germanic hat. Died before it was cool. Spelling from hell. 7/10
Old Gutnish: Old Norse’s soft lil brother. 8/10
Old Swedish: soft and squishy soft and squi- sHARP AND POINTY 5/10
Old Frisian: Old English’s doppelganger. 9/10
Old Dutch: Old Saxon’s evil twin. I don’t trust it. 4/10
Norn: ????????????? ?/10
Vandalic: the cool cousin who travels a lot and never visits. 3/10
Old Norse: the most metal one. fancy grammar. interesting take on numerals. 9.1/10
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