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Aug 25

White do-gooders, let’s get out of #Ferguson

radicalreboot:

A week ago I responded to a call for experienced street medics to come to Ferguson, Missouri to provide emergency first aid at the spectacular protests that have captured the imagination of the whole country and beyond. In addition to that mission of directly providing care, I’ve had two objectives: teach protesters how to stay safe and take care of each other in the streets when the cops get extra nasty, and to train locals to take over the provision of street first aid and health & safety trainings.

You’ll notice none of this has anything to do with actually participating in the protests. You’ll also note that all of the knowledge and leadership I’m here to provide is essentially technical in nature. This despite my 22 years of protest experience—20 as an organizer, 14 as a street medic closely studying protest tactics and police crowd control operations. I also have expertise on social movement strategy and history.

But I didn’t come here to give advice about strategy and tactics, objectives or structures, and when folks here ask my opinion on such matters, my only line is don’t listen to white people. I will tell stories that might be informative, because my “wisdom” is not proprietary. But I’m not a leader here, and I should not be, and no white person should be. Period.

This is not our struggle. I have been beaten and falsely arrested by police, but this is still not my struggle. I recognize and validate and am in awe of everything from the rage to the discipline expressed by the people of Ferguson and the black and brown activists who’ve come to support and participate. This place and the people rising up are beautiful, and hell yes I am fortunate that I had a very valid reason to come and contribute in one small way.

At the same time, I have been disgusted by the behavior of some white activists who have come from outside (including as nearby as St Louis) to join the protests. Many of these folks are intent on imposing their messages and their tactics on this local struggle, or pushing their way into otherwise black conversations and even meetings to contribute opinions they’re certain are vital (they’re wrong!).

Yes, the struggle has larger implications. Yes, it affects us all. But how are we going to affect it? When it comes to participation, that makes all the difference.

If you’re a white activist who has come to Ferguson to participate, or who is thinking about doing so, I urge you to consider what you have to offer.

If your answer is a warm body and loud voice on the streets, keep in mind that the ratio of of locals to outsiders has shifted tremendously over the last week. And it is likely not a coincidence that far fewer locals are coming out night after night. Consider the implications of outsiders coopting or deflating an empowering local/black struggle for justice. Then choose not to come, out of respect and humility.

If your answer is that you can offer ideology or politicization or radicalization or even just a different kind of voice, go home now. Go as fast and as far as you can. The people of Ferguson are amazing; they don’t need you. Not even a little bit.

If you do have a technical skill of some sort and have been invited by organizers on the ground, consider passing that skill on and going home. This is what medics are focused on now, and we hope other “specialists” will do likewise. As wonderful as it is to be part of an amazing, probably historic struggle, that’s not really the point.

This call isn’t just inspired by my own pre-existing views or observations. I’ve been talking to locals and organizers every day. Some organizations on the ground have explicitly asked that we discourage outsiders who lack specific needed skills sets from flocking to Ferguson.

For anyone who thinks I’m advocating white folks abandon Ferguson or the broader black community: think again. I’m arguing that we aren’t needed on the front lines or in the leadership or even on the streets of this specific movement manifestation in the first place. When folks most affected by the issues at hand want help, they can ask for it. When they ask for solidarity from the outside, as they have, make an effort to provide it as requested. But don’t come rushing in here to be part of the spectacle. Just. Don’t.


Aug 20

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

added a donation button to my page. we know no one will donate probably but its worth a try after getting blackmailed out of nearly 600 dollars.

Please donate if you can, we’ve got about a month and a half before we are completely 1000% broke since i paid this month’s rent and unless we start earning fast we can’t afford the next month’s.

Thanks in advance. Literally any amount will help

we got a donation! Thank you person! <3

please donate, we really need help.

this is also about my hormones and meds for my mental illnesses. I seriously won’t be able to afford them in September.

still out of work and in need.


“I found an awesome loophole! On page 242 it says “Add oregano to taste!” It doesn’t say how much oregano, or what sort of taste! You can add as much oregano as you want! I’m going to make my friends eat infinite oregano and they’ll have to do it because the recipe says so!” If Cookbooks Were Treated Like RPG Rulebooks (via dodgingexplosions)

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bestmint:

Its nerd time guys #pathfinder #dice

bestmint:

Its nerd time guys #pathfinder #dice

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zeroambit:

heretic life


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Aug 19

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

added a donation button to my page. we know no one will donate probably but its worth a try after getting blackmailed out of nearly 600 dollars.

Please donate if you can, we’ve got about a month and a half before we are completely 1000% broke since i paid this month’s rent and unless we start earning fast we can’t afford the next month’s.

Thanks in advance. Literally any amount will help

we got a donation! Thank you person! <3

please donate, we really need help.

this is also about my hormones and meds for my mental illnesses. I seriously won’t be able to afford them in September.

still out of work and in need.

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Aug 10


Aug 9

when all you have is rage everyone problem looks like a righteous kill


Aug 8

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

added a donation button to my page. we know no one will donate probably but its worth a try after getting blackmailed out of nearly 600 dollars.

Please donate if you can, we’ve got about a month and a half before we are completely 1000% broke since i paid this month’s rent and unless we start earning fast we can’t afford the next month’s.

Thanks in advance. Literally any amount will help

we got a donation! Thank you person! <3

please donate, we really need help.

this is also about my hormones and meds for my mental illnesses. I seriously won’t be able to afford them in September.

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Aug 7

heretic life


zeroambit:

seriously good luck have any worthwhile analysis that doesn’t include my ideas, ones that i helped create or even ones i created on my own. good fucking luck motherfuckers


zeroambit:

zeroambit:

zeroambit:

added a donation button to my page. we know no one will donate probably but its worth a try after getting blackmailed out of nearly 600 dollars.

Please donate if you can, we’ve got about a month and a half before we are completely 1000% broke since i paid this month’s rent and unless we start earning fast we can’t afford the next month’s.

Thanks in advance. Literally any amount will help

we got a donation! Thank you person! <3

please donate, we really need help.

this is also about my hormones and meds for my mental illnesses. I seriously won’t be able to afford them in September.


facts

zeroambit:

[tw for descriptions of rape]

pyrrha-la-folle:

past consent does not equal present consent.

BDSM is not an excuse for threats or revenge.

BDSM is not an excuse for anything.

if you bring a dangerous weapon like a knife into a sex act, especially when your partner is bound and gagged, it is NECESSARY that you explicitly discussed and consented to this before that specific sex act. this explicit process is extremely EXTREMELY important, esp considering they are not enabled to give any sort of safe word.

just because you have had knife play in the past and expressed concerns to learn how to do it better doesn’t mean you bring it in, AS A SURPRISE, and threaten to kill your partner (with a real knife as opposed to the dull one you had used in the past).

if you are too afraid of your partner and the nonconsensual knife at your throat to explicitly withdraw consent, this has been an act of sexual assault.

if you do any of this to your partner you do not deserve “aftercare” or claim that their leaving in fear was abusive.

further facts: Eve autogynephile (prev baeddelbutch, beefbludd, baeddelbludd, etc)
is a rapist. she has turned her jealousy of Elle’s then-new partner and her desire for domination into an excuse to assault and alienate Elle from their entire former community. there are no split sides, it’s Elle themself and us and maybe two other people against a great number of rape apologists circulating “support Eve!!” posts and yelling at Elle whenever they remind people they are still alive.

consensual past play =/= consensual future play.

i was bound to a bed, blindfolded, gagged. this first part was fine. its what came next that matters, but that context is vitaleve brought a knife in, pressed it to my chest, my breasts, my sternum, my ribs, and for several minutes my throat. i was terrified out of my mind and had no idea what i could do. 

she said she could kill me right then and there, and that i would love it. she said she wanted to kill me. i did not consent to this. failing to resist while bound and gagged is not consent. it was not until 20 minutes later, still bound and blindfolded but no longer gagged, that i worked up the courage to call a safeword.

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