State and county Police are accompanying and marching WITH protesters in Ferguson. THESE are good cops.
They’re not good cops. They realized that upping the ante only worked in the protestors’ favor and led to large protests around the country. Now they’re pacifying the protestors in hopes that they’ll eventually stop protesting and go home.
It’s no different than when the army was called into Ludlow to break up the fighting between the Colorado National Guard and the coal miners during the early 20th century. The National Guard was shooting strikers, burning their children alive and all kinds of horrible things. The Governor and President let it continue until the miners armed themselves and launched a violent campaign in retaliation, which endangered big capital. At that point the President sent in the army to “bring peace” to the region. Things went back to normal, workers continued being exploited, and justice was never found for most of the human rights violations that occurred. The soldiers who ended the conflict weren’t good, they were conniving backstabbers.
This is the exact same thing, just a repeat of history. The establishment doesn’t want things to escalate in Ferguson and elsewhere, becoming a threat to its stability or existence. The establishment doesn’t care about Michael Brown or any other Black person who’s been killed without justification. They just want the dissidence to cease and Black victims of police brutality to be forgotten.
If Capt. Johnson cared about police brutality he would defect and inform the world of the corruption and abuse that goes in in the police force. Instead he panders to the system and actively works to preserve a white supremacist power structure every day of his life.
While I fully support the transgender community and abhor shaming/mocking of trans men/women, is it really necessary to to take offense to Mrs. Doubtfire gifs at this time? The man KILLED HIMSELF for god's sake. Get the fuck over yourself and have some respect.
He never had any respect for us, and he has the benefit of not being here to get his feelings hurt anymore.
Protip: If you’re putting the death of a rich white cis man above the suicide and self harm brought about by all the negative stereotypes about trans women promoted in Mrs Doubtfire then you really don’t support trans women.
I don’t “self-identify” as trans, or disabled, or as a woman, society marks me out as such I simply acknowledge it, because denying it would only deny me a way to conceptualise and communicate my experiences and my life in this disablist transmisogynistic society, and hamper any efforts to improve it.
if you’re interested, this person is trying to organize a food/meal drive for elementery school kids in Ferguson.
schools in Ferguson have been closed since Monday and that’s where a LOT of the kids in Ferguson get their food from, to explain how important this is.
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Shoutout to all the artists on Youtube who do amazing speedpaints and, if they’re lucky, will get 500 views
Shoutout to all underappreciated artists who do amazing work and receive no recognition