This Ain't For Everyone....

If you are in your feelings about women of color being suspect of the Women's March on Saturday and offering criticisms of it, my page probably isn't going to be pleasant for you.

I'm not colorblind. We aren't united by gender, and don't you dare get mad if folks point out you only gave a fuck about ALL woman when the women impacted were you directly. If you decided participating in a march one time in your life deserves a pat on the back, you might need to realize there is more to progress than protest and pussy hats. That was one small victory in a battle, but we're at war, and if it's too much for you, you need to get out of the way.

I will not take from you the magnitude of this event. The unity it provided and the camaraderie we all saw on display all over the world.  But it simply isn't enough right now. 

Social justice work is thankless. It's hard work, and you gotta get a tough skin. It will come with looking and yourself and the others and acknowledging your mistakes, and changing your way of thinking.  This whole blog is a documented chronicle of my change in thinking. Some of my old blog posts make me cringe. I plan to address them later on, don't worry. 

Wait until the death threats come, that's when shit gets real.

Until then, just take a seat if this is too hard. Yall are probably having a hard time calling out your racist alt right uncle, so I can imagine it's going to be hard call out yourself.


Quit Begging People For Your Humanity, It Still Doesn't Work

Quit expecting them to see your humanity. They are incapable of it. Demand respect, demand equality, because otherwise, you'll still be there begging.
Liberals make this mistake time and time again. We march, we yell, we seek to understand the other side. The problem is the other side doesn't see value in you, which is why they demonize you. Tell you you're mentally ill because of your viewpoints. They act as of you are lazy and taking their money via government benefits, even though statistics show differently. They pretend they don't remember the violence of their side, yet manufacture violence to degrade you and strip you of your humanity.
We need to strip them of their humanity. Their vote is their documented proof of their inability to empathize or show concern for other people. We need to let them know their humanity has been stripped away and we see them for the monsters they pretend we are. Liberals need to be blunt, call out the sexism, racism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, and all the hatred of their side and don't back down. Yell in their faces and degrade them like they have been trained to do by the oligarchs they worship.
March now, take your selfies to show you were part of history, but fucking don't ever forget your fight is not over and it won't be over for a good four years. Do more than protest. Vote with your dollars, strip those like them of their financial security, more than their current government does. Do not let them get away with their hatred. Make them uncomfortable. Make them scared, and do it without ever raising a fist.
Get in their heads. Make their fears of losing their privilege a reality.


Why I'm Sitting This Moment of Outrage Out

There's a good reason.
This is the thing, everyone is up in arms because we all realize what happened to that teenager was a horrible crime. We all realize no one deserves that to happen to them.
The difference is this. When the perpetrators of the crimes are white and they commit heinous acts of racial hate and torture, we claim they aren't racist and they get to walk away almost unscathed from the crimes they commit. They serve reduced jail times and get probation. That's what happened in this story I just posted.
These black teens will spend a big chunk of their lives in prison. They will pay for the crimes. They will not be treated with kids gloves.
The justice system gives no fucks about black people. We have always known this.
The justice system says to black victims, "what happened to you wasn't that bad, just shake it off and move on".
The justice system supports and understands the plight of white victims, though.
When white criminals can be punished and held accountable the same way black criminals are, I'll be shouting from the rooftops about justice needing to be served.
When the media covers stories like this and the white people quit trying to pretend it is an isolated incident and mentioning stories like this is just "race baiting", I'll be there to support you.
When the media and white people stop worrying about the future of some white teens taking "locker room banter too far" and can sympathize with the black victim. I'll march in the streets with your in solidarity to ensure we get rid of all the bad people.
Until then, I'm really giving a side eye to this selective outrage and I'm not going to be all upset because I know these black criminals will go to jail and be punished for the awful crimes they did.