If you’re a Stucky fan looking for fluff today, there’s a very nice selection of it HERE, from the Soft Stucky Week. Includes lovely fluffy things from wearing_tearing and leveragehunters (Monkeygreen) and awesome writers who are new to me.
I was going to try to make a list of underappreciated fics, but I’m seeking comfort in familiar places today, so I’m reccing:
For years, I have discussed with many of you how the revolutions are all over. Our generation was too complacent. Our peers were in wars that we didn’t do enough to protest like the generations before us who protested Vietnam. We wouldn’t have our Beatles or Nina Simone, we wouldn’t have our Woodstock. We were afraid our art wouldn’t be as good, our music would be less powerful and that we just did not have anything to unite us.
I predict that the complacency is over. Because now we have a President who is out of touch, out of place and under qualified.
I predict that his regime will inspire poetry and new ways of protest and unity and fire up a new generation of Maya Angelous, James Baldwins, Alice Walkers and Langston Hugheses and new movements to rival those of our grandparents.
We’re going to get the best writings and music and art of our generation over the next four years. If he tries to take us to war the college kids will close down universities with their voices. Our activists will step even further into the light, our cries of “Black Lives Matter” and “Love is Love” will create the next Martin Luther Kings and Malcolm Xs. We will band together. We will protest, we will fight.
I’m choosing to believe that the Presidential step back we took today will be a step forward for the people.
One of my favorite anglicisms in Swedish is “Det makear ingen sense” which basically is “It makes no sense”. I love how we literally just translated it and made a Swedish verb out of make even though we could have used gör (but that would have sounded so stupid) and just left sense as it is. It’s like ?? What are we even doing??
Ultimately there is light and love and intelligence in this universe. And we are it, we carry that within us, it’s not just something out there, it is within us and this is what we are trying to re-connect with, our original light and love and intelligence, which is who we are, so do not get so distracted by all this other stuff; remember what we are here on this planet for.
People are rising up, standing up for what they believe in, and the most awesome thing about it is that they’re not going to stop because this country was born on a sense of democracy and these people (and the vast majority of America) intend on keeping it that way.
The opposition tells us to go home or get over it and accept that we lost but what that message is really saying is that if we do not agree on something, instead of working together to create a world we can all be happy to live in you would prefer to silence our voices so that only one voice of less than half of the American people can be heard and adhered to. That is not how people thrive, and that’s certainly not how The United States of America thrives.
We are great because we unite with one another through our differences. We are great because we are equal parts progressive and conservative, we are great because there is great strength in freedom of speech, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, and culture.
Greatness doesn’t come from an isolated group of fear mongering people spreading hate, racism, xenophobia, and terror.
And so we’re gonna rise up. And we’re not going to quit. We’re gonna move this movement until our last breath because we are Americans. Because we believe in peace and progress, we believe in the power of diversity and unity through diversity. Because we believe it is in the world’s best interest to take care of the earth we’re blessed to live on.