Also more specifically, regarding the whole ‘identity politics is what lost the Democrats the election’ thing.
Fuck that and fuck you.
Can we really name a thing that Clinton concretely stood for regarding ‘identity politics’? Was it her shit position on abortion? Her last minute change of heart about gay rights? Was it her bullshit use of BLM rhetoric while supporting the prison-industrial complex?
What did the Democrats really do, this year, to earn their positioning as the defender of the marginalized? Because all year I’ve been hearing about how the Democrats, and Clinton more specifically, ‘represents’ us. But why? How? Was it any more than a rhetorical mobilization? They didn’t do shit for us but expected us to get up front for them.
And now it’s our fault that the Democrats lost? Fuck that, fuck you
okay so i just re-read the prisoner of azkaban when i noticed something: when harry is in the Leaky Cauldron, he tries to fix his hair in the mirror and the mirror says something among the lines “don’t even try, darling”. So, what if all the mirrors in the wizarding world could speak to the ones standing in front of them?? Just imagine Hogwarts students going to the bathrooms and trying to fix something about themselves (the hair or anything else) or just hide because they are crying and trying to wipe the tears off and the mirrors are just like “Girl you look fine, if he dumped you it’s his fault, not yours” or “if you come here one more time to fix your hair i swear i will find a way to get out of this damn thing to punch you in the face”
Summary: Roxanne is harassed by a fellow reporter who doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word ‘no’. Megamind punches him. Roxanne would like Megamind to admit that this is not exactly standard supervillain behavior.
“Come on, babe, let me take you out,” Bradley-from-Channel-9 says to Miss Ritchi cajolingly.
Megamind, handcuffed and leaning back against police car, rolls his eyes.
Of course, all other newscasters are inherently inferior to Rox—Miss Ritchi. That goes without saying. But Bradley-from-Channel-9 is in a special class all his own. A low class. He’s got that smarmy grin and that perfect newscaster hair (Megamind hates the perfect newscaster hair) and that general air of I’m-so-much-cooler-than-everyone-else that makes Megamind’s skin crawl and reminds him forcibly of shool-age Metro Man.
Metro Man is standing a little way off, talking to another group of fawning reporters. He should have ignored them long enough to make sure Megamind was being arrested properly. The idiot cop that handcuffed Megamind with his hands behind his back—surely everybody knows that you want Megamind’s hands where you can see them?—has now abandoned Megamind beside the police car in favor of trying to get the attention of yet another inferior newscaster, a woman with blonde hair and a grin like a shark wearing lipstick.
Megamind slips the lock picks from his sleeve. He’s totally going to escape before he even gets to jail; this is going to be great.
•Stating all lives matter
•Having white skin
•Stating cops lives matter
•Having anglo ancestors
•Being born caucasian
•Having white parents
•Being a good person… who happens to be white.
•"Kill all whites"
•Blacks only areas
•"All whites are racist"
•Aggressive racial profiling… of whites.
•Hate speech (only if aimed at whites)
•"White people are stupid"
•Assulting white people for being white.
Generally I like to post every day M-F. But after my last post I felt the need to take a beat. Reflect. Go for a walk. Continue my self-care routines. And stock up on deodorant. (Some things won’t wait.)
I spent a lot of time thinking about all the things I’m grateful for. I’ll start with the people on this page. On Instagram and Twitter too.
Some have been here, sharing their time/thoughts/energies, holding space while I grow my awareness and practice self-expression. I have been and continue to be grateful for you. Deeply.
Some are new. I’m grateful for you too. Deeply.
I’ve read a ton of the comments to my last post. And will read more.
What amazes me - humbles me - is how fantastic people are.
Again and again, someone claiming to be struggling themselves, out of gas by the side of the road, took time to offer support. To speak life. Modeling grace and hope and compassion and generosity.
I don’t take that for granted. You guys have given me many, many gifts.
If anyone feels like they’re alone in the battle against depression, anxiety, what have you… one look at this page proves the opposite is true.
To everyone walking a road that looks like mine, or kind of like mine, or nothing like mine but still made an effort to comment, share, “like,” and care, I say thank you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
The Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) is an anarchist support organization. The group is notable for its efforts at providing prisoners with political literature, but it also organizes material and legal support for class struggle prisoners worldwide. It commonly contrasts itself with Amnesty International, which is concerned mainly with prisoners of conscience and refuses to defend those accused of encouraging violence. The ABC openly supports those who have committed illegal activity in furtherance of revolutionary aims that anarchists accept as legitimate.
“We believe, as most Anarchists do, that prisons serve no useful function and should be abolished along with the state. We believe in the abolition of both the prison system and the society which creates it. We believe in direct resistance to achieve a stateless and classless society. We share a commitment to revolutionary Anarchism. We see a real need for Anarchists to bemilitantly organized.”
Rosa Alicia Clemente (born April 18, 1972) is a United States community organizer, independent journalist and hip-hop activist. She was the vice presidential running mate of 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.
Clemente was born and raised in South Bronx, New York. She is a graduate of the University of Albany and Cornell University.
Clemente’s academic work has focused on research of national liberation struggles within the United States, with a specific focus on the Young Lords Party and the Black Liberation Army. While a student at SUNY Albany, she was President of the Albany State University Black Alliance (ASUBA) and Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Student Association. At Cornell she was a founding member of La Voz Boriken, a social/political organization dedicated to supporting Puerto Rican political prisoners and the independence of Puerto Rico.
Clemente has written for Clamor Magazine, The Ave. magazine, The Black World Today, The Final Call and numerous websites. She has been the subject of articles in the Village Voice, The New York Times, Urban Latino and The Source magazines. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Democracy Now! and Street Soldiers. In 2001, she was a youth representative at the United Nations World Conference against Xenophobia, Racism and Related Intolerance in South Africa and in 2002 was named by Red Eye Magazine as one of the top 50 Hip Hop Activists to look out for.
In 1995, she developed Know Thy Self Productions (KTSP), a full-service speakers bureau, production company and media consulting service. Seeing a need for young people of color to be heard and taken seriously, she began presenting workshops and lectures at colleges, universities, high schools, and prisons. Since 1995, Clemente has presented at over 200 colleges, conferences and community centers on topics such as “African-American and Latino/a Intercultural Relations”, “Hip-Hop Activism”, “The History of the Young Lords Party”, and “Women, Feminism and Hip Hop”. KTSP now includes an expanded college speakers bureau which has produced three major Hip Hop activism tours, “Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win” with M1 of dead prez and Fred Hampton Jr.; “The ACLU College Freedom Tour” with dead prez, DJ Kuttin Kandi, Mystic and comedian Dave Chappelle; and the “Speak Truth to Power” Tour a collaborative tour of award winning youth activists.
we r fans of anarchy, but not prisons: a report back on the jan 22 noise demo for transes in prison
“Bandana on yea
I’m bout to thug it out
if a hater talking shit
go head and stomp em out
if you got a problem we can settle it tonight
meet me outside you ain’t bout that life”
-TT the Artist
In lieu of a solemn march we got turnt to club music outside the
Federal Detention Center in downtown Philly. A bunch of freaky looking
transes & queers danced around, some femmes without hats had their
hair freeze to their head because there was no hat and it was snowing
hard as shit. The confused COs got their feels hurt because we commented
on their appearance; for example one mean bitch yelled “i shaved my
dogs butt and taught him to walk backwards and he literally looks better
than you”. Other COs milled in an out as we chanted shit like “QUIT
YOUR JOB/SLIP AND FALL” and “U-G-L-Y YOU AINT GOT NO ALIBI YOU UGLY YEAH
YEAH YOU UGLY”, their feelings visibly hurt and we assume most of them
quit that night, and by milled in and out we mean they hurried off all
quick cause we clearly made them nervous. The music was really good by
the way, a couple cheap-ass speakers in plastic bags kept the morale up
and totally stayed dry too! Someone said the prisoners were jamming
cause they flicked lights and slammed windows to the beat, TURN UP! We
were out there for mad long, like hours, and probably the prisoners
hands were way tired from flicking so much lights & wailing on the
windows the whole time
here’s an itemized list of choice “rowdy” moments:
*a giant banner that features a unicorn stabbing a police thru the heart
(they got hearts?) reminding us that “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
*some people spray painted anti-prison slogans in bright purple on the snow face the prison
*parking lot signs and black flags turned into drums and drumsticks respectively
*the prison got a snowball makeover
*some cruisers had their detailing updated with new slogans including such favorites as “ACAB” “quit your job” & “you suck”
*when a cop finally pulled up and rolled down their window one person
shouted “NO YOU CAN’T HAVE MY NUMBER’ while others behind drowned him
out loudly yelling EWWWWWWWWWW until he finally gave up and drove away.
*later another cruiser pulled up to ask “what are you protesting?” which
was answered: “Your bad breath” by one tall girl, then when the officer
tried to intimidate her she turned away and laughed
This is the second year in a row that there’s been a noise demo at
the Federal Detention Center in January, last year’s was for New Years
Eve. The demo was almost entirely un-policed cause the cops were too
cold to come out and be annoying, probably due to the fact that it was a
TOTAL FUCKING BLIZZARD and we got that fire in our hearts (lol jk).
Also a snowplow crashed into the front of the prison and everyone busted
out, in solidarity. We hope we looked cute wilding out and having fun
out front for the people inside because what is solidarity really?
Any chant is the right chant if you’re sassy and mean enough,
until every CO gets “sick” and dies
until the last cop is deafened by an airhorn
weaponize your hormones, mood swing some oppressors to death?
(ﾒ｀ﾛ´)/ some absurdist tall girls with t-shirts on their heads and malice up their butts ψ(*｀ー´)ψ
PS: The other banners said “REVENGE” and “DESTROY CIS-IETY” because that’s how we feel too.