This blog is a safe space for all women and minorities.
If there is anything I can do to help you,as a woman or minority, let me know. If you just need to talk about the results of the election, let me know. I will not talk down to you, talk over you, or undermine your thoughts or your fears.
So, like, there was a rally last night where the cops decided the crowd wasn’t dispersing fast enough for their liking, so they started firing pepper bullets indiscriminately into the crowd and then charged in on horseback and started busting heads, with zero provocation. The media is spinning some bullshit story about the protesters throwing rocks (gods know where they found ‘em), even though we’ve got video footage that clearly shows them doing nothing but walking down the damn street.
One of my best good friends got picked up. They’re facing a charge for “resisting a police officer,” which is literally a euphemism for not walking away fast enough, and they had to spend a night in the men’s prison surrounded by Neo-Nazis, and I’m pretty sure they’re only alive because enough other activists got picked up for the lot of ‘em to do that thing we like to do with Nazis.
Upon a time, I’d wanted to keep this particular blog apolitical and put all my screeds on one of my sides. That ain’t happening. If you don’t want to hear me talk about the world, you are gonna be disappointed. And, honestly, I’ve got a little over 600 followers; if you don’t want to disappoint me, gimme a little over 600 partisans.
All my queer peeps, all my POC peeps, all my disabled peeps, all my Muslim and Jewish and otherwise non-Christian peeps, all my femme peeps, all my poor peeps: I got your six. I ain’t got much, I’m just as busted as y’all are, but I got a car and a roof over my head and food in my pantry and I got two hands; what’s mine is yours. I will do whatever I am able, no matter how unsavory, I don’t even care.
“And in December, while I do not regard our mastery of space as anywhere near complete, while I recognize that there are still areas where we are behind — at least in one area, the size of the booster — this year I hope the United States will be ahead.”
From President John F. Kennedy’s speech at the Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center in San Antonio, November 21, 1963.
President Kennedy regarded the success of the Saturn I SA-5 heavy booster, a major milestone to the mighty Saturn V, as the moment where the United States would overtake the lead the USSR has held since the launch of Sputnik, in October 1957.
The President would be assassinated the following day. The first Saturn I SA-5 would successfully launch on January 29th, 1964.