masks, uspol, male entitlement 

If we bring emo bangs back and into the mainstream, the addition of a mask could render us unstoppable

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masks, uspol, male entitlement 

All these right-wingers like "masks are psychological warfare", "covid is a conspiracy to inject us with nanobot trackers masquerading as vaccines"β€”did Fox News forget to mention to them that facial recognition exists now?

Personally I am sad for the day I'll have to stop wearing one. For now, men can't even tell me to smile.

At this point Turkey just wants to perpetrate genocide against Kurds for its own sake, right?

I know a lot of leftists like to hate on John Oliver, but last week's policing episode was pretty good imo and actually surprisingly radical 🀷

joint cracking 

Is anyone else in quarantine noticing that their ankles need a lot more cracking now that they're not walking places as much? I don't think this was really even a thing I did before

Spicy policing question/poll 

Is this too spicy? Now I'm worried putting a controversial topic in a poll was bad form

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Spicy policing question/poll 

Is reformist stuff like 8cantwait a trap? I've seen several "don't fall for it"-type posts, but from my vantage point it doesn't actually preclude us from abolishing the police if we pass legislation that keeps them from hurting more people in the meantime

Anyway my fb friends are split, I don't trust them anyway, and I'm too shy to engage there, so why not try out my first mastodon poll :)

samapo boosted

What people say: β€œI’m a content creator.”

What I hear: β€œI help Evilcorp increase profits by maximizing engagement time with their platform since I know the audience well. Thereby I might get a little piece of their cake.”

stupid joke, cancel culture, conspiracy 

...oh god the more I think about it the more conceivable it seems πŸ‘€

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stupid joke, cancel culture, conspiracy 

broke:
cancel culture is real

woke:
cancel culture isn't a thing, we're just finally starting to hold people accountable

bespoke:
cancel culture is an FBI psyop to destroy our credibility with the public, prevent the rise of any left-unifying figurehead, and disrupt the structures in which we organize

blm, protests, guns, maybe-hot take 

(to be clear though, I think the other takeaway is accurate as well)

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blm, protests, guns, maybe-hot take 

You know those memes going around contrasting the police response to current peaceful protesters versus armed right-wing "reopen" protesters?

Maybe the more actionable lesson there isn't "the police don't behave consistently", but instead "if we want the police to respect us, we need to show up visibly armed and able to fight back"

...though to be fair I just finished a BPP documentary, so maybe that's just got me feeling ~militant~ :molotov: πŸ‘Š πŸ’£ :acab:

protests, conspiracy, bricks 

I feel like bricks are a "classic" rioting implement, but surely that's not because people brought them from home until now, right? Did they loot a hardware store and fill their backpacks with them? Bring them from home? Pry them out of the mortar buildings and bougie sidewalks in the midst of all the commotion?

It's just so strange that bricks are suddenly suspicious

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protests, conspiracy, bricks 

Is there any good reason to be suspicious of the presence of bricks in city streets? Usually they're placed either on the sidewalk or the street for any construction, which seems like it's nearly always happening *somewhere* on a given city block

The existence of just a handful of unexplained brick piles between the many dozens of rioting US cities seems not that surprising? But I'm seeing both the left and the right latch onto this one for some reason

idgi

cursed liberal phrase 

"property violence"

slightly ill cat 

My cat and I have matching seasonal allergies and I hate it. It's worse for him than it is for me, and I feel so powerless to help him. He looks at me with his mouth hanging open to breathe, and his puffy eyes say "help" and my heart aches

I wish I could teach him the human trick of blowing his nose lol

uspol, blm, social media rant 

But also like wow, all the white dudes with secretly bad opinions on my newsfeed really showed themselves, but I guess you never really know who these people are until you do

Also how can you think snitching to the cops at an anti-cop protest is good agghhhwgdyebcsvx

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uspol, blm, social media rant 

Wow I guess we actually changed his mind? It took five of us ~50 comments and many emotionally uncomfy hours, and from what I can tell there was pretty much a 1:1 correspondence between being a white man and thinking snitching was the right choice

I guess it goes to show that Civil Discourseℒ️ can be effective sometimes/for some people, but I have a renewed sympathy for Black and other folks who have to deal with this all the time and can't just check out like I can

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