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These pictures are from a colonial themed wedding with (exclusively?) white wedding guests yukking it up while an entirely black staff waits anxiously upon their every whim and desire in South Africa. What a fabulous idea! I think I’d like to have a plantation wedding in Georgia with pro-Confederacy theme, of course all the servants will be black and dressed in slave garb. Next, we’ll take the train to the West Coast of the USA and the theme changes! Now it’s the Gold Rush and we’re waited on by Asians dressed as laborers and Mexicans because authenticity is super important to us. Maybe we’ll even force the waitstaff of Asian descent to smoke some opium; the Opium Wars were so fun and elegant! Next, we all set off in covered wagons and shoot arrows at real-live Native Americans. Maybe we’ll ask them to reenact the Trail of Tears and top it off by stealing their land. Just for shits and giggles. I wish I lived in Africa so that I could have a Hotel Rwanda theme wedding.
This isn’t racism, people, nor is it a celebration of colonialism/imperialism. No, no, no, no, no! Shame on you for even suggesting such a thing! It’s just a theme wedding. It’s just part of history. You people are so fucking sensitive. This is clearly a case of political correctness gone awry. Oppression is awesome if you’re a member of the ruling class. Why not celebrate the abuse of power? We’ve registered for impoverished children from developing countries. It’s so important to purchase children when they’re young so you can train them properly.
Check out the photographer’s FB page. They think this is all much ado about nothing. But, then again, I heard a lot of people defend apartheid because outsiders “just didn’t understand” and “those people need to be controlled.”
The photographer’s blog post, welovepictures dot blogspot dot com (I want to make sure I give them credit for their work), has been taken down (GEE I WONDER WHY?) but it was originally posted with this text:
It’s not often that we meet clients and get as excited about a wedding as we did almost 4 months in advance. When we met Dave and Chantal in January to discuss their ‘Out of Africa’ themed wedding, we couldn’t hide our excitement and Travis was practically bouncing off the walls with ideas and inspiration. We love themed weddings, especially beautiful themes like ‘Colonial Africa’ which promise great pictures and a nostalgic and thoughtfully decorated wedding.
You know what else was beautiful and inspiring about colonialism? The way women were viewed as children and/or property. Hey, members of marginalized groups, how about we stop slinging mud at each other and start working to create a more equitable world for everyone?
The poll found at this link asks: It is racist?
This sums up my reaction. The commentary on this = amazing.
Peter Singleton, Sarah Palin’s right-hand man in Iowa, predicting she’ll run and dashing it with grandiosity.
George Washington and Winston Churchill? Really?!
Through the magic of photoshop, Princess Diana walks among the living for her 50th birthday.
In honor of Princess Diana’s would-be 50th birthday (if not for, you know, her death) Tina Brown wrote an article called, “Diana at 50: Chilling with the Middletons. Tweeting from Davos. And still the people’s princess. If not for that tragic night, what her life might look like now.” And yeah, that about sums it up.
So which is creepier? The cover, or Princess Diana with an iPhone?
Ah, photoshop. Giving us unrealistic body expectations and resurrecting the dead. Is there ANYTHING it can’t do? </sarcasm>
How do you know you’re the most hate-y of the hatemongers? When the KKK counter-protests your ass:
Hours before President Barack Obama led the nation’s Memorial Day observances at the Tomb of the Unknowns, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church were challenged by others who disagreed with them - including members claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. The Kansas-based church has attracted nationwide attention for its angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members.
Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery’s main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights of the Southern Cross. They were cordoned off separately in a nearby area, but drew little attention as they gave out small American flags behind a banner that read “POW-MIA.”
They said they were there to object to the Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-troop message. “It’s the soldier that fought and died and gave them that right to free speech,” said Dennis LaBonte, the self-described “Imperial Wizard” of the KKK group that he said he formed several years ago.
Doris Soule, resident Bible expert and theocrat in Wheatland, Wyo.
Doris is batshit insane, (seriously, Google her) but this time… wow. I picture her doddering around her knickknack filled home in her housedress, occasionally stopping at the kitchen for a nip of sherry (but just a nip, it’s before noon) and contemplating her weekly Letter to the Editor. Usually she insists we’re a Christian nation, but this time, maybe she had more than a nip of that kitchen sherry.
Meanwhile, in America…