"the demand for love is not simply here expressed as a demand to love the nation as an abstract idea, but also to love a person whose body can stand in for the national idea, as a confirmation of its value...
Within the politics of love, identifying yourself as a white woman and as a white Aryan would mean loving not just men, or even white men, but white men who can return the idealised image of whiteness back to myself."
The best essay, the best one ever
I like this book, and I like this essay the best #AnarchyMonday
Anyways, I am flabbergasted* that a bunch of China-loving, CCP-defending tankies are all defending the new security law (which contains life sentencing for anti-government protest) while agitating to defund the police in the US
Make it make fucking sense. No prisons anywhere. Why is that so hard to understand.
*no I’m not
#nowplaying RMR — NOUVEAU RICHE
covid-19 and prisons
over two weeks, the cases of COVID-19 in San Quentin State Prison, the oldest prison in California, went from 0 to 456.
Jackie Wang, “Against Innocence”
an essay that remains just as relevant as it did in 2017
rest in power Delbert Africa #OnAMOVE
all solidarity with #LakayNou in Philly (“Our Home” in Haitian Creole)! Support Black and homeless-led autonomous zones 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
fuck a paradigm shift, we're growing together
#nowplaying Ana Tijoux -- Cacerolazo
"The recent media spotlight on seemingly fringe white-pride extremists should not obscure the fact that white supremacy in Michigan has never been limited to only spectacular protests like these. The demands to “re-open” and lift shelter-in-place laws have arrived at the same time that coronavirus cases in Michigan soar... [while] Black people represent just 14% of Michigan’s population but 31% of its total COVID-19 cases and 40% of its reported deaths"
"How is love possible for those dispossessed of the future and living under the threat of death? Is love a synonym for abolition? In a turquoise Impala, they drive from Louisiana to Florida, hoping eventually to make their way to Cuba, a place where they might elude the death awaiting them and escape becoming property of the Ohio Department of Corrections, slaves of the state. A love theme drifts through the car."
"Catastrophe produces this vast romance, as if ruin is the prerequisite for interracial love, as if the enclosure of blackness could only be breached and caste abolished by the destruction of the world. Is abolition a synonym for love?"
The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance by Saidiya Hartman
"The stranglehold of white supremacy appears so unconquerable, so eternal that its only certain defeat is the end of the world, the death of Man. Neither war nor rights have succeeded in remaking the slave into the human or in eradicating racism. In the wake of the disaster, the messenger, the last black man on earth, will be permitted to live as a human for the first time."
tearing my hair out in exasperation
you dinguses, the people who stormed the state capital in Michigan armed with ARs
are the paramilitary white supremacist wing of the police that are attacking everyone right now
please stop pretending they arent the same people in different clothes oh my godddddd
"We will never have a complete definition of fascism, because it is in constant motion, showing a new face to any particular set of problems that
arise to threaten the predominance of the traditionalist, capitalist ruling
class. But if one were forced for the sake of clarity to define it in a word simple enough for all to understand, that word would be 'reform.'" -- George Jackson, Blood in my Eye
Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation
oh I found my copy yay
same deal / img text:
1. anyone engaged in the act of controlling or attempting to control resistance or any form of dissent, esp in the middle of a protest, march, or direct action. This paternalistic behavior is typically exhibited in actions or spaces they didn’t organize or create. Movement police are known to protect “property,” scold & use the term “non-violence” profusely, snitch, and willfully compromise security.
🌱el bien más preciado es la libertad🌱
prison abolition now
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