What people do not seem to know about or remember is that our right to protest was taken away some time ago. Does anyone remember when people were arrested for dancing near monuments in DC because even dancing was considered a form of protest. When I talk about my frustration concerning our rapidly shrinking list of remaining rights, I’m not joking. We have very few left, and even those we are supposed to have are constantly being ignored.
We have been marching towards being a police state for some time now. This was a long time coming. And this will not be the end of it.
They just pulled the local cops and are replacing them with federal authorities. It’s about to get a whole lot worse. My support goes out to Ferguson and everyone in this country forced to watch as what we once stood for as a nation is systematically picked apart and destroyed.
last night a guy said to me “you are very, very pretty” and i said “i know” and he said like patronisingly “you KNOW?” and i said “you think you’re the first person to ever compliment me?” and he didn’t know where to go from there
Slavoj Zizek [on man’s idealizing: even when she does not hide her lack of magic essence, which men hallucinate or project on her, is she taken to be more than herself]