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How Benedict Cumberbatch's family made a fortune from slavery

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THE IRONY

" Cumberbatch has also revealed that his mother, the actress Wanda Ventham, had urged him not to use his real surname professionally, in case it made him a target for reparation claims by the descendants of slaves."

They knew, they knew where they came from, and still DO benefit from slavery white supremacy, and they don’t want to have to give that up, or what they think is worst, give back. I have no sympathy for him or his family. I hate his face, and see through this thinly veiled attempt at making an attempt at shredding light on the atrocities that his ancestors committed.

I am not protecting his ancestors or what they did because it was truly horrible and unforgivable but Benedict himself didn’t have slaves or anything, he didn’t decided for his ancestors to have slaves and have them himself because he DIDN’T. Anything in his family’s past is NOT his as he wasn’t even alive. Pinning all of this onto him isn’t fair as most well off British family’s would’ve had slaves yet no one’s shedding light on their past? He tried to make right for something HE, PERSONALLY, Didn’t do, and he kept his last name, against his mother’s wishes, and I think that was a really brave thing to do. He shouldn’t have tabloids - and pathetic people who are looking for any reason to hate him - pin this to him when it WASN’T HIM that was involved in slavery, it was his ancestors.

you say ‘ancestors’ implying this happened a thousand years ago

like did you miss the part when his fucking mom told him not to use his real name so she wouldn’t have to pay reparations

that is some racist shit and you should not defend it

I did some digging for other sources on this (because… Daily Mail) and apparently even the stage name he used to use because he was ‘ashamed’ of the associations with Cumberbatch (Carlton) was inherited through his slave-owning ancestors

I just…. urgh D:

At least one chapter also revolves around a darkly-intriguing sex scandal. For one of Benedict’s wealthy ancestors, a plantation owner called Lawrence Trent Cumberbatch, ended up fathering a child through an extra-marital affair with one of his female slaves.

extra-marital affair

extra-marital affair

D:

(for real tho can we not white wash these actions. dude was a rapist, on top of everything else D:)

You’re all racist

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TRYING TO STAY AWAKE AT WORK….failing…send help….

watch Psycho Pass

whats that? movie if so LIGHTNING SUMMARY TIME GOGOGO!

It’s an anime set in the year 2151 in cyberpunk/psuedo-utopian Japan where the Sibyl system reigns…

just typed that shit out. They call me summary king. Also it’s a 22 episode anime. It’s coming out with a season two and a movie sometime in 2015. It’s like blade runner, meets Seven

well 22 episodes isn’t bad (and I have been meaning to make my “other half” hold up our bet of if I get a job they have to watch anime with me so….you’ve helped that!) Also I’ve only seen Seven & half of blade runner (also are you on skype or any other kind of IM’ing thing?)

Skype fo sho! Let’s have a skyp hang out

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cthakitty:

TRYING TO STAY AWAKE AT WORK….failing…send help….

watch Psycho Pass

whats that? movie if so LIGHTNING SUMMARY TIME GOGOGO!

It’s an anime set in the year 2151 in cyberpunk/psuedo-utopian Japan where the Sibyl system reigns…

just typed that shit out. They call me summary king. Also it’s a 22 episode anime. It’s coming out with a season two and a movie sometime in 2015. It’s like blade runner, meets Seven

cthakitty:

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TRYING TO STAY AWAKE AT WORK….failing…send help….

watch Psycho Pass

whats that? movie if so LIGHTNING SUMMARY TIME GOGOGO!

It’s an anime set in the year 2151 in cyberpunk/psuedo-utopian Japan where the Sibyl system reigns supreme. The Sibyl system is a way of registering and monitoring all Japanese citizens by way of “cymatic” (brain/psychological) scans to determine the status of all citizens. The Sibyl system reaches into all institutions and departments, determining how one lives (occupation and aptitude testing). However the Sibyl system also scans for one’s Psycho-Pass, or ones mental wellness and intent. In the short version, it determines if one is a “latent”/potential criminal or not. Those who’s Psycho-Pass exceed the maximum, are red flagged and become a target for law enforcement. Ideally, these persons are merely stressed and privy to violence, whereby Inspectors show up, and gently bring them into rehabilitation as to relieve stress and insert them back into society. However, in extreme circumstances, there are those whose Psycho-Pass has become too clouded and are mentally unstable and deemed unfit for society. When committing a crime, a team of Inspectors and Enforcers (police officers who are also latent criminals but demonstrate a high aptitude in law enforcement) are sent out to “eliminate” the subject.

Enter Tsunemori Akane, rookie inspector who’s job is to oversee an effective but obstinate group of enforcers, whilst uncovering the truth about the Sibyl system and putting one of the greatest sociopaths in existence to justice. Along with Kougami Shinya, a taciturn but brilliant Enforcer, the two of them will fight to try and bring stability to a system brought under fire by an equally brilliant sociopath, serial killer and visionary. 

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TRYING TO STAY AWAKE AT WORK….failing…send help….

watch Psycho Pass

This song is melancholia

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I’m sorry that I can never love you back.

—Carry Me Ohio by Sun Kil Moon

A Place None Can Return To

There is a place that none of us can return to. No matter how hard we try we can never return home. We’re constantly asked to brave the land beyond our pastures, hoping that with each step we grow just a little bit more. Where the ground may reach to meet the soles of our feet, we can expect an impression left. Perhaps our souls remain the same, but our prejudices and predilections will eventually transcend into true conceptions understanding.

But what’s the point of all of this? Why make notice of the journey that is inevitable for all of us?

…because every once in a while we’ll be in the middle of our stride. Our gait poised to pursue the land that lies beyond the one that our feet rest on for the moment. But sometimes, we’ll glance over our shoulders and see the road that led us here. Suddenly our memory recaptures the joys experienced along the way and a smile creases out lips. But for some reason a tear also wells up in our eye, until like a cup, it overflows.

We understand here that the joy of these moments remain with them, not as prisoner, but as tethers. We are linked to these moments, but with strings too weak to keep us from drifting away. Our nature drives us forward, but our feelings long for the laughter of the past, the kisses of the night before and the warmth of yesterday’s sun. We look back and see our origin. The genesis. And it becomes clear that we can never return.

Some say nostalgia is the pain of going home. That pain comes when we stand on the soil where our first seeds were planted, the place where we first took to the road, and we realize that we’ll never experience the same joy.

We can run madly back down the path of the previous, of the past. We can kiss the ground previously tread, but the love that met your feet will never be the same. We have no choice but to go forward lest we be enslaved to a maddening attempt to give rise to life from fallow ground.

This does not mean we cannot revisit. In fact we should, to see what has changed. But in all that has changed, nothing stays the same except for the treasures lost to us in time. Learn to look back, to revisit, but to also realize that the original goal for this journey is to grow. And growth can only come from new ground, at least in this world of the ephemeral.

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Bae talks to me like this - Lil B


Loved this game before it’s servers crashed :(

diorpaint:

Bae talks to me like this - Lil B

Loved this game before it’s servers crashed :(

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