In the liberated zones of the north, Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham have taken responsibility for supplying the populace with the necessities of life, distributing food, medicines, blankets, heating oil—and of course their worldview, which the people there must accept whether they want it or not. In early June in Aleppo, foreign extremists murdered a 15-year-old boy. His crime was insulting the prophet. The sentence was carried out immediately, with multiple gunshots to the head. In the middle of the street, in full view of his parents. Who are the good guys in this war and who are the bad guys? President Assad gets help from Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah, the extremists from Qatar and Islamic charities. The only rebels who get no help from anyone, and who are now trapped between the front lines, are the ones who started the revolution more than two years ago: the pro-democracy movement that sought equality and human rights.
“Yes, we are Islamists, because we believe in Islam. But we reject the Islam of the extremists! Those are crazy people,” Abu Ahmad says. After a moment he adds, “Of course they’re the only people who are helping us.” There is nodding on all sides.
“I want a Syria in which everyone lives together in peace,” Amir says. “Sunnis, Shiites, Alavites, Kurds, Druze, Christians. And we don’t want to trade Assad for a new dictator. That’s not why we started the revolution.”
All three Muhammads add, “Allahu akbar!” Dodging Bullets with Syrian Rebels Who Love Soccer and Adolf Hitler | VICE United States
You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor
I’m going to reblog this until it’s a cultural norm.
Além de tratar as complexas relações entre violência e hip hop, Silva vai além, destacando que a dinâmica da carreira acadêmica atual – “que ocupa os professores universitários com reuniões infindáveis, preenchimento de formulários, inúmeras orientações de mestrado e doutorado” – provoca, entre outras coisas, consequências negativas para a atuação pública do intelectual: há um vácuo criado na cena pública a partir dos anos 1990 que faz com que surjam novos organizadores da cultura, os intelectuais periféricos.
São personagens que, de acordo com Silva, ganharam relevância e estabeleceram diálogo com a academia e com a mídia sem terem, necessariamente, passado pela universidade ou pelo ensino básico. É o caso de Mano Brown, Thaíde, Paulo Lins, Ferréz, MV Bill, Sabotage e Rappin’ Hood. “Na realidade, a tese procura ir a contrapelo: se Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Augusto Boal, Zé Celso Martinez Corrêa, podem ser intitulados intelectuais, por que Mano Brown não pode?”. Fonte Revista Cult
A periferia pede passagem: trajetória social e intelectual de Mano Brown - Rogério de Souza Silva