dictatorship, racism, religious intolerance but like the Christians actually make us sound awesome and I’m in love with this spirit in particular
Nation Shocked By Macumba Sorcery On Live TV
Our Nation was taken by surprise Sunday night by TV producers. What a true ambush to our good families, already grown accustomed to their favourite weekend programming. Instead, what they were exposed to were two tiresome hours of macumba terreiro cults, of hystericisms between the cigar puffs of a sorceress and the barbarian chants of a senzala slavehouse.
The police did nothing and the TV directors didn't show the slightest resolve.
The degrading spectacle, if aimed at increased audiences for the irresponsible show hosts, will rather only prove to be a threat to public peace and health, exposing us to foreigners and to ourselves as a half-barbarian, fetishistic nation.
The very next day, the newspapers noted the first consequences: street fights, insane behaviour, even a suicide [later shown to be Christian defamation btw.].
Recovering from the shock, the Nation reacted at once, protesting through organizations, family mothers and associations. The Church, of course, in the name of the eternal truths and the culture of a civilised people, was the first to protest its indignation. His High Eminence, Cardinal Sales, met his clergy at the São Joaquim Palace to study the effects of this treacherous assault and compose an official statement.
(bunch of boring stuff about how magick is backwards and uncivilised, then)
Censorship Slow to Move
The censors, who in the opinion of many are not even actually active anymore, finally showed signs of life, thanks to all the protests published in the press. Officials say they requested Brasília [the seat of the dictatorship] to suspend the two TV shows for eight days, as if this ‘punishment’ was enough to undo the evil done by…
schizophrenia, medicalisation, hot take
(talking to somebody re: schizo diag) totally, 100% agree, I talked to other umbanda travesti from Brazil on insta about Carmen and they said, what is the *content* of what this voice tells you? If she tells you to take revenge or do destructive things it's not really a pombagira, but if she does good for you and people, that's what they do. It's a good sign that she's urging you to connect to other folk from a terreiro, ultimately they're the People of the Crossroads and their job is to open paths so like, are your paths being opened? and, yeah 😌
C: your welcome hon 💋
R: so my position is, if this is doing good for you and harming nobody else then fuck medicalisation, respect your feelings enjoy your interesting af phenomena and visions n stuff it's hot girl things for sure
leveraging plurality, drugs mention
R: btw it is generally counter-productive to discourage me from doing things by highlighting the danger, just so you know. I think it usually works best to get me to think of other ppl, e.g. if I think I don't want girlfriends or my children to deal with an alcoholic, it holds be back.
"the people in your mind are watching" would work as much as "God is watching" for a Christian, I imagine. they stop me from self-destructive behaviour often.
R: oh wow got a stray negative voice in my mind (of the "yes this is all you're good for" variety).
Honestly I'm less bothered by it than curious. I think since the plural event my mind has been so full with supportive voices that I kind of forgot what it is like to have unnamed, depreciative sentences in there. I'm like, hi who are you? Why are you telling me that and why should I care?
If there's one thing I learned about plurality in these first few months is that the more we acknowledge and work with our plurality, the more resilience we have. Makes me think how to deepen this thing even more...
hi local, I'm #newhere and looking to get to know some other systems so I can maybe figure out my own a little better. Wishing everyone a good morning! <3
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