what she means: a nervous and excited jess mariano came all the way to hartford to see rory gilmore and show her his book and tell her that he got his act together and achieved something with his life because of her. all he wanted to do was thank her and let her know that she really did bring out the best in him. don’t think about how hard jess tried to not say anything when she told him she was taking a break from school and being in the DAR, don’t think about how hard jess tried to rise above logan’s snarky comments and tolerate him for rory’s sake until he couldn’t take it anymore. something inside jess just snapped because he couldn’t tolerate the thought of rory, the intelligent and hard working woman that he loves and respects, throw away her amazing life and potential to hide out in her grandparents’ house, become a part of a superficial society like the DAR and plan parties like a rich housewife. when jess questions rory as to why she dropped out of yale, the disappointment and utter frustration is so evident in his voice. he doesn’t try to attack her for being with logan (although he does rightfully point out that hanging with logan every night in his porsche is not her), he just can’t come to terms with the fact that rory has abandoned every essence of her being, to assimilate into a superficial world where everything can be bought and she just doesn’t belong. jess reminds rory that he knows her, knows her better than anyone even if he hasn’t seen her in the last two years, even if the last time he spoke to her he was trying to get her to run away with him and she broke his heart and shut him out. i nearly lost it when jess asks her what’s going on and looks at her with so much sadness, as he’s trying to find a glimpse of the real rory in her, and all she can whisper is that she doesn’t know. he feels her pain of being lost and alone and his voice lowers almost to a whisper and tells her they’ll catch up at a better time. and after months of being in denial, something inside rory finally awakens. jess and rory are made for each other because only they can call each other out on their shit and be perfectly content with wanting the other to live to their full potential, even if it means being without them.
At first glance, it may look like a normal class photo. But it’s actually a photo from Columbine High School taken weeks before the infamous shooting in 1999. The students in the top left pretending to aim guns at the camera are Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the teens who would end up slaughtering their classmates just a few days later.
Nothing would change that. His soul would not travel to Paradise– only the fires of hell awaited a creature so cruel. Darren had won the battle, his final Purge completed. Where once stood a teen now resided a man, fully grown. His eyes held a dark allure– a hint of something sinister.
He didn’t have time to waste on pleasantries. The Prince had a message to deliver. Debbie and the others were left behind without a word of warning. They were insignificant to him now. Darren had a mission; to crush the remaining Vampanese and obliterate their clan entirely. He could do it. He’d won the war.
There were casualties, yes– Gannen and Vancha ended up slaughtering one another. Strangely, Darren felt no grief. He was numb to it all. The only sensation he experienced was a desire for control. And he would have it. Order would be restored.
He flitted all the way to Vampire Mountain– the message he held was one of importance. Tradition be damned. His clothes were tattered and torn, stained with the blood of himself and Steve. Larten’s cloak was in shreds. Flitting had only damaged it further. Yet he continued to wear it– the one article of clothing he held some sentiment for.
His arrival brought about a fair bit of chaos. A familiar face greeting him as he entered.
“Seba.” Darren’s voice was deeper now– the voice of a man. In a way he sounded similar to Tiny. “I have news for the Princes– for everyone.”
The Ida B. Wells’ quote about lynching relates to America today. The new form of lynching is the police brutality. Consider how lynch mobs would stand watching a victim’s body die by burning or hanging. Once the victim of police brutality is shot dead, police just leave the body for a long time before calling for medical assistance. The rate of lynching during the Jim Crow period is the same as deaths from police brutality.
Some say that the reason that many blacks are getting shot by police is black crime. The thing that they leave out is that the crime comes from poverty which is an effect of the War on Drugs. The war was set up by President Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover to destroy the confidence that the Black Panthers brought to black communities and neighborhoods. The police brutality is costing the lives of the blacks. Just like Wells stated, there have been no efforts by moral forces or leaders to put an end this “wholesale slaughter.” This shows that the blacks must unite together just like they did during the Civil Rights Movement to put an end to the new lynching.
“Ah. Look closely for one houses day and the other is night. A stormy sky that swirls with power and purpose and a dark sky that houses the thousands of hopeful stars that slowly went out one by one as we grew up. Beginning and end side by side. Slaughtered hope and steadfast determination.”
Tip 1: Abandon all your principals. Defending ideals such as individual liberty and freedom of expression can be offensive to others, and dangerous to yourself. Instantly discarding not only your own beliefs, but those that uphold western cultures specifically, and human dignity in general, can save time by eliminating unnecessary intermediate steps like pretending that all religions are equally sound, or pasting a coexist bumper sticker on your wimpy little car.
Tip 2: Don’t blame Muslims. Holding homicidal Muslims responsible for their savage brutality will only annoy them, and could cause you to accused of Islamophobia, the irrational fear of being decapitated. If they had no choice but to go on a kill spree, the only real fault lies with the man who provoked them.
We all must learn that confronting evil can lead to violence. With just a little bit of intellectual dishonesty and some unprincipled sniveling, we can put an end to Islamic slaughters peacefully, by eliminating their cause.. our freedoms.