anon asked: You said that Jesus was a socialist— would you mind explaining a little more about why you say that, please?


jesus gave specific instructions to care for the sick, the hungry, for the needy, and that they mattered more than the cost that this would produce. jesus said that moral law was above ceremonial law. (it’s more important to do the right thing than to appear to do the right thing.) the sole time jesus became really angry in the new testament was with the money-lenders in the temple, because they were exploiting the poor, specifically poor women and in particular poor widows. he told his disciples that a poor person who gives the comparable same amount of her income to charity or in tax pays more than a rich person because comparatively that amount of money is not the same to both of those people. personally i believe that ‘render unto caesar’ is about deliberate non-co-operation with a corrupt state, but that’s up for interpretation. jesus repeatedly, exhaustively, and without limit emphasised that people are more important than money, and morality is more important than law, or, more accurately, its appearance. 

jesus spent all of his time with social outcasts— prostitutes, revolutionaries, the absolute poorest working men in israel, slaves, etc etc etc. he was very clear that people would not like his message because it advocated love and equality, and told his followers to expect violence and oppression— ‘i come not to bring peace, but a sword.’ he wanted his followers to stand up to oppression and injustice. his command to ‘turn the other cheek’ is actually, although this is not widely known, an explicit act of rebellion— turning the cheek after being hit would force the implied roman aggressor to hit you with the palm of his hand instead of the back of it, and only a social equal would be hit with a palm. it forces the aggressor to treat you as an equal. it questions and shames power and authority without even needing to speak. 

jesus is one of the most radical figures in the history of human civilization. there is nothing about patriarchal laissez-faire capitalism that he would approve of. jesus believed in justice. when he said that the meek would inherit the earth, that was a command, not a metaphor. jesus said he was the poor, the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned. that ‘it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god.the extent to which capitalism and kyriarchy have co-opted the teachings is almost baffling, because there is literally nothing in what jesus actually said to support either power structure. ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ is probably the most socialist statement anyone has ever made. to jesus, everyone was worthy. to jesus, everyone had worth. the mere concept that the man who shouted down the moneylenders in the temple for exploiting widows who lived in poverty would support the cruelties and oppressions of capitalism is laughable at best.


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Teatime Brutality: Thoughts: The Infinity Doctors, but other ‘Doctor Who’-related stuff also

Fun fact - one of the pre-Hartnell Doctors [in Brains of Morbious] is Graeme Harper, who went on to direct Caves of Androzani. Another is Robert Holmes, who, of course, wrote it. If you do the math based on the number of pre-Hartnell Doctors then Peter Davison should have been the final Doctor based on the thirteen lives “rule.” (This leads to a fun fan theory about the nature of his line “I might regenerate. I don’t know. Feels different this time.”)

In which case the making of The Caves of Androzani is secretly a big epic multi-Doctor team-up about how the Doctor cheats death and gets out of the twelve regeneration limit by sneaking out of the narrative into the “real” world to edit his own series. 

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Barbara regretting her abrupt career as Ian’s hair stylist.

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chaosblues sent: I'm so impressed that you can be on tumblr and read all the comments and not have it ruin the show for you. It ruins any show I watch to read about it on tumblr.


I don’t know, it really depends on the show and the fandom for me. I was this close to blacklisting Sherlock at some point… and I feel somewhat ambiguous about the Hannibal fandom at times. (Particularly with gifset, you wouldn’t believe the amount of wank that I sometimes get under them.)

The Doctor Who fandom… I actually love it. This might be paradoxical, with all the things I frequently express annoyance about, but with very few exceptions, I wouldn’t want to miss this for the world. The amount of hate - and the amount of nonsensical hate in particular - might be irritating at times, but it tends to sharpen my view on what I adore about the show.

And let’s not forget the people whose comments add to my enjoyment of the show. I wouldn’t love River as much if it wasn’t for Mewiet, I wouldn’t love Amy as much if it wasn’t for Jack and Alicia, I wouldn’t love Clara as much if it wasn’t for Caitlin. I’m incredibly grateful to be able to appreciate the show through the eyes of Perls, Flo or Taiey. And this list will always be too short (I haven’t even mentioned Charina and Klára and Sophie and basically everyone from this list and all the awesome gif makers in this fandom and all the wonderful River/Doctor shippers who bring me a lot of joy… everyone is awesome.)

It’s such a wonderful experience, once you learn to focus on the things which make the show more meaningful and concentrate on seeing characters from the perspective of the people who love them most. And as a community, we are able to pick up on so many more beautiful aspects and themes than I could ever aspire to notice on my own.

So overall, it doesn’t ruin the show at all for me and it also doesn’t take a lot of strength for me to appreciate it even while I’m on tumblr… because it makes it better.

I don’t feel like I’ve really seen something until I’ve seen what others think. How can you understand something from just one perspective? Other people see different things—sometimes should-have-been-obvious, sometimes quite bizarre. I love the depth and richness fandom adds to my experience of texts. Sometimes it’s difficult, but most of the time it makes it better.


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