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"fun fact: as a DV survivor i cannot register to vote because doing so makes my address public. anyone who is fleeing or hiding from an abuser is automatically disenfranchised from the political process and this is a feature, not a bug"]
Liberals/progressives make the best anti-leftist/anti-revolutionary propaganda through film and series, because instead of them portraying a leftist as this obvious, unambiguous evil, they will humanize them. They do this by portraying them as well intentioned, or partly, at least, and show other likable qualities we can admire or empathize with, but then call them "misguided," "naive," and "dangerous," and say that their means don't justify the ends. The latter being something they successfully do usually by having a charismatic leftist leader slowly reveal themselves to be recklessly sacrificial, or bloodthirsty and egotistical. Their point being to try to convey revolution as something derived ultimately from fanaticism or militant tribalism, and to try to push that reform is the middle ground between complacency and revolution; and that we should stick with the devil we know: capitalism, and try to reform it. All so we can keep this ongoing cycle of capitalism regulating and deregulating itself, with endless war, and endless exploitation, until the very rich rule over a completely dystopian Earth that is no longer even habitable for the majority of us.
Jorge Gonzalez, suffered a broken neck, and a compressed spine at the hands of 3 sheriff deputies in Texas. He couldn't even hold his head up for this mugshot...so they had to hold it up for him. They actually thought the mugshot was more important than a hospital visit.
After a deputy tripped him he hit his face hard and went unconscious. They tased him couple of times “to wake him up”.
He was left paralyzed neck down, went through a series of surgeries, and was in ICU on the ventilator for over a month after the arrest.
According to the hospital he went over 26 hours in Hidalgo County jail without necessary medical attention that could have saved his life.
LPT: Don't throw your junk mail away. Use it to to help the USPS instead!
Next time you get a credit card offer in the mail, or a junk piece of mail that includes a prepaid envelope or postcard, don't throw it away! Send the envelope back with a blank sheet of paper inside, or don't fill the postcard out, but still send it back. The company that sent it to you had to pay the USPS for postage on each one they get back. This is a way to support the USPS by doing very little, and sticking it to the annoying companies that want all of your money.
i'm coming home after a several-day trip with a friend and her family and i can finally be openly gay again. i'm gonna be gay as hell. i'm gonna watch she-ra and make fun of straight people in bad rom coms and be a godless liberal hippie again and man i forgot how much i love being queer