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Stay or Betray?

I have saw the video of the SDCC trailer of the new Steven universe episodes and this makes me think that what if Lapis betray Steven and the Crystal Gems or Stay and fight along side them.

I imagined that Lapis will betray the Gems, so I drew her using psychic powers against Steven (even though psychic powers is not hers, it’s water). The second page was inspired by the scene of the first Pokemon movie where Ash Ketchum was about to punch Mewtwo but it used psychic powers to stop Ash.

Red November, black November,
Bleak November, black and red.
Hallowed month of labor’s martyrs,
Labor’s heroes, labor’s dead.

Labor’s wrath and hope and sorrow,
Red the promise, black the threat,
Who are we not to remember?
Who are we to dare forget?

Black and red the colors blended,
Black and red the pledge we made,
Red until the fight is ended,
Black until the debt is paid.

— By Ralph Chaplin
author of Solidarity Forever

Nov. 5, 1916, over 200 Industrial Workers of the World members were headed to the docks of Everett, Washington, on the ship Vernoa to participate in a Free Speech Fight in support of the rights of union members to speak on the street corners. While they attempted to dock, a group of over 500 deputy sheriffs opened fire on the peaceful unarmed crowd, killing 11 and wounding 27. This is known as the Everett Massacre.

Nov. 11, 1887, four of the anarchist leaders of the Chicago eight-hour movement were executed because they advocated ideas of workplace justice. Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engle, and Adolph Fischer are now forever known as the Haymarket Martyrs. In June of 1893 Illinois Governor John Peter Atgeld issued posthumous pardons to these men, proclaiming them victims of a biased judge and a packed jury.

Nov. 11, 1919, a group of Legionaries marching to celebrate Armistice Day attacked an IWW union hall in Centralia, Washington. The IWW members fought back, killing four of their attackers before being captured and taken to jail. That night Wesley Everest was taken from his cell. He was castrated, then taken to a bridge and hung. While hanging over a river he was shot full of holes. Then his body was taken back to the jail and laid out in view of the other prisoners for several days. This is known as the Centralia Massacre.

Nov. 13, 1974, union activist Karen Silkwood was killed when her car was mysteriously run off the road. There was enough evidence to suggest foul play.

Nov. 19, 1916, IWW organizer, songwriter, and troubadour Joe Hill was executed by the State of Utah after being convicted of murder on flimsy circumstantial evidence. A worldwide movement to free Joe Hill included the Swedish Government and a plea from President Wilson for a “thorough reconsideration of the case,” to no avail.

Nov. 22, 1886, in Thibodaux, Louisiana, by some accounts between 30 to 100 striking black sugar workers were massacred. A newspaper of that time recorded, “Lame men and blind women shot. Children and hoary-headed grandsires ruthlessly swept down! The Negros offered no resistance, they could not as the killing was unexpected…”

Nov. 29, 1919, in the town of Bogalusa, Louisiana, once stood the world largest lumber mill, owned by the Goodyear Corporation. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters attempted to organize the mill, with wide support from the mill hands. After a lengthy campaign of intimidation, terror, and beatings the company goons attacked the union hall, killing four Brotherhood organizers. Lem Williams, Stanley O’Rourke, J.P.Bouchillon, and Thomas Gains were cold-bloodedly gunned down as they sat in the office of the Bogalusa’s Central Trades and Labor Council.


What anti’s think dinner at Louis’ rental house is like:

Danielle: Supper’s ready! C’mon ya’ll. I’ve been slaving over this for hours. 

Louis: Dear Lord Baby Jesus, or as our brothers to the south call you, Jesús, we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Domino’s, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family, my two beautiful, beautiful, handsome, striking sons, Freddie and Sugar Baby Bear, or S.B.B. as we call him, and of course, my red-hot smoking wife, Danielle who is a stone-cold fox. Who if you were to rate her ass on a hundred, it would easily be a 94. Also wanna thank you for my best friend and teammate, Oliver “Oli” Wright who’s got my back no matter what. 

Oli: Shake and Bake. 

Louis:  Dear Lord Baby Jesus, we also thank you for my son’s mother, Briana. We hope that you can use your Baby Jesus powers to heal her and her horrible hair. And it smells terrible and the dogs are always bothering with it. Dear tiny, infant Jesus, we…. 

Danielle: Hey, you know, sweetie, Jesus did grow up. You don’t always have to call him “baby.” It’s a bit odd and off-putting to pray to a baby. 

Louis: Well, I like the Christmas Jesus best and I’m saying grace. When you say grace you can say it to grownup Jesus, or teenage Jesus, or bearded Jesus or whoever you want. 

Danielle: You know what I want? I want you to do this grace good so that God will let us win tomorrow. 

Louis: Dear tiny Jesus, in your golden-fleece diapers, with your tiny, little, fat, balled-up fists…. 

Briana: He was a man! He had a beard! 

Louis: Look, I like the baby version the best, do you hear me? I do the pap walks and I get the money. 

Danielle: Louis, finish the damn grace. 

Oli: I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T shirt, cause it says, like, “I wanna be formal, but I’m here to party, too.” Cause I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party. 

Freddie: I like to picture Jesus as a ninja fighting off evil samurai. 

Oli: I like to think of Jesus, like, with giant eagle’s wings. And singing lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd, with, like, a angel band. And I’m in the front row, and I’m hammered drunk. 

Danielle: Hey Oli, why don’t you just shut up? 

Oli: Yes, ma’am. 

Louis: Okay. Dear 8 pound, 6 ounce newborn infant Jesus, don’t even know a word yet, just a little infant and so cuddly, but still omnipotent, we just thank you for all the albums I’ve sold and the 21.2 million dollars – woo! (the rest of the family says “woo” too) – love that money, that I have accrued over this past year. Also, due to a binding endorsement contract that stipulates I mention Starbucks at each grace, I just want to say that Starbucks is delicious and it cools you off on a hot summer day. And we look forward to Starbucks’ release of new flavored Refreshers. Thank you for all your power and your grace, dear baby God. Amen.