Because I remember learning about Freedom Riders being killed, endless lynchings, dogs and hoses being set on children, and four little girls who died in a church bombing.
Oh, but I guess all that matters when you’re trying to use MLK to silence people talking about resistance now is to talk about this idealized image of how shit got done in the past.
The Civil Rights Movement wasn’t peaceful. It wasn’t nonviolent. Not for the people trying to fight for a right to be recognized as humans worthy of empathy and freedom.
The people fighting for their rights were subject to violence all the time and threatened.
When you talk about how peaceful that movement was as a way to silence or shame people now for anger at current injustice, you’re saying that your grasp of history probably begins and ends at “I have a dream”.
OKAY BUT LIKE IM HONESTLY SO DONE WITH EVERYONE TREATING SHERLOCK LIKE SHIT ALL THE TIME WHEN ALL HE DOES IS TRY HIS BEST TO HELP EVERYONE AND PROTECT EVERYONE BUT HES ONLY HUMAN AND CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH AND NO ONE CUTS HIM ANY SLACK LIKE EVERYONE ACTS LIKE EVERY MISTAKE HE MAKES IS DETRIMENTAL AND THAT HES NOT ALLOWED TO EVER MAKE A MISTAKE LIKE WTF IM JUST SO MAD SHERLOCK IS AN ANGEL AND DESERVES SO MUCH BETTER
What if … What if Graves smokes ? We won’t have that. What if he doesn’t wear three piece suits ? We won’t see that. What if he messes up his hair when he’s stressed ? We won’t get that. What if he’s snarky ? Bitter ? Sarcastic ? What if he actually speaks in a very gentle voice ? What about him interacting with Newt and all the others ? What about beaten up Graves ? What about Graves fighting for his life ? What about Graves protecting someone else’s ? PSTD Graves ? What if he has a limp ? What about the scars ? What about Graves smiling ? Graves crying ? Graves being angry ? Graves joking ? Graves caring ? Graves recovering ? What about him ?
What about Graves, as a character, and everything that he could have been ?
You’ve believed in me and fought for me and stood by my side when all the rest of the world is against me. And we’ve been through so much together. Wasn’t I your first sweetheart? Weren’t you mine? (requested by anonymous)