The Annenberg Foundation bought more than $500,000 in sacred artifacts at a Paris auction to restore them to the Hopi Indians in Arizona.
Guerrilla repatriation. Of course the fact that it is even necessary to resort to measures such as these is disheartening, but this is still a good story about some good people.
im living in new york for the summer and of course there are a lot of people who ask you for money and i’ve been sort of struggling with this but eventually i figured it out like if my brother or my sister asked me for some money i wouldnt pretend not to hear them of course if i had it i would give it to them even and since everyone who asks me for money is my brother or sister it follows just the same
and another thing is a few years ago i was walking with some friends and a priest who i very much admire and a man asked asked the priest for some money and he gave it to him and a friend then asked the priest ‘why did you give that man the money? what if he spends it on drugs or alcohol?’ and the priest said that jesus said to give to the poor not to give to the poor after you ask them with they will do with it and that might be a shit argument but
and i wont lie and say that a huge part of it is just so that i can live with myself, like i know ill have a shit day and feel like utter shite if i dont give money, if i have it, to the man who asks for some outside the subway when im headed to work in the morning, like i feel like the lowest of the low, like scum, if i walk by someone who is asking for help and pretend not to hear them and its selfish but i have to live with me
and i dont have a lot of money. i have a lot of good things. i go to school. i work and i eat but i dont really buy myself things or anything like that. i dont know. lately i feel like everyone is my brother and my sister
i hate the police and i hate the system that protects them