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Why were the tail-class passengers tortured so wastefully and horribly? Here’s why…
Because seeing how badly they were treated kept the rest of the train in line.
It’s the self-perpetuating system, and the analogy is to any underclass maintained via institutionalized racism and/or ethnic and/or religious hatred. The underclass is a manufactured threat to keep the rest of society in line—a miserable underclass is an absolute requirement for system maintenance.
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Please let me not have nightmares tonight about defending a bridge against a horde of murderous hallucinating ravers with my only weapon a crowbar
I’m going to check out Extant tonight. But I might need to rewatch some Musketeers for something feel good after the bleakness that was Snowpiercer.
I need to see this movie again in the theater. I didn’t breathe for two hours.
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I think I’m going to take a long break from BDSM erotic romance. I love writing it, but I’m exhausted.
I just found out my first solo novel The Submission Gift is getting turned into an audiobook. I’m happy about that, even though I don’t listen to audiobooks, and I’ve never listened to any of mine. I like podcasts and radio dramas but not audiobooks, for some reason.
Snowpiercer tonight, finally!
If you google ‘Eric Garner’ I guarantee you that almost every article by major media outlets will list some or all of the following: Garner’s height, weight, his (alleged) past criminal history, and that the police supposedly thought he was “illegally” selling cigarettes. And all this information will be in the first few paragraphs.
Here’s what most corporate news outlets won’t make so readily available (you may have to dig for it): precisely how many officers ganged up on Garner, their complete police histories, any crimes they may have committed in their personal lives, and not even the names of all the involved officer’s are listed. And you may or may not have read that Garner clearly said he couldn’t breathe at least six times, and that multiple witnesses said Garner had just arrived on scene and broken up an altercation.
The media is hardly objective and they begin covering for the police and victimizing the victim very early on. These lopsided “facts” and seemingly minor omissions is only the beginning. Wait until it goes to court. Then you won’t believe how much news outlets, the police and defense attorneys will demonize Mr. Garner.
Unless you’re Black. Then this is an all too familiar pattern.
From Emmett Till to Rodney King to The Central Park Five to Oscar Grant to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell to Trayvon Martin to Renisha McBride to Jonathan Ferrell to Jordan Davis to Eric Garner and so very many others…even though we’re always unarmed, there is never a shortage of disproportionately White juries eager to conclude that the act of merely existing while Black is always sufficient justification for inflicting brutality, imprisonment or murder onto any unfamiliar Black bodies
Seems like it’s always the same old song and dance whenever Black people seek justice from the system made to imprison us: Criminalizing Blackness — White people may commit crimes, but Black people are always viewed as criminals.
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watched the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer
my vagina literally made the windows shutdown noise
I’m going to keep on pretending to live in an alternate universe where it doesn’t even exist.
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