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So-Shel-ist @shel@cybre.space

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🚨 MY NEW CHAPBOOK IS OUT🚨
Jovian Flesh & Fauna, my new chapbook, is a collection of poems. An experiment in alien empathy seeking to use horror and surrealism to communicate experiences for which you have no other reference point.

I've been working on this thing for nearly two years!!! It's free! Give it a read:

datapup.info/writing/jupiter

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hi i'm a friendly former mastodev; Western MA Sanctuary activist; hobby poet; queer shitposting furry; jack of all trades creative-type; and grad student studying Library & Information Science. Most notable thing I've made is sailingroughwaters.com which is a website about coping skills for the mental stress of dealing with daily racism/sexism/homophobia/ableism etc. with a focus on being accessible in all senses of the word.

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From Twitter:

"How to sabotage ICE:
- Film them whenever possible
- Pour sugar on new cement to prevent it from setting
- Pour bleach in ICE vehicle gas tanks
- Knife those fucking ICE tires
- Put a potatoe way up in that exhaust pipe
- If you smash glass do it last"
twitter.com/BashfulBulba/statu

For the record ICE vans tend to be white and have the DHS emblem on them somewhere, they don't necessarily say "ICE"

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@thornyonmain even just before his death MLK started questioning his approach. "Maybe we just have to admit that the day of violence is here, and maybe we just have to give up and let violence take its course. The nation won't listen to our voice - maybe it'll heed the voice of violence." this was 2 weeks before he was assassinated

(I know I'm fixated on E3 here but like literally during E3 it flooded out ALL the news about this urgent shit happening and it was disturbing)

absolutely nothing about Mastodon is radical or punk whatever you wanna feel like you are if you foster an atmosphere that centers affirming how OK it is to be complicit and prioritizing letting you avoid thinking about it.

i dont' want to foster a custom reality where the most important thing is E3 and the worst part about capitalism is you can't afford all the games and don't have the time to play them

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@shel we've had video & audio of what's effectively executions of black men and black boys for years now.

and the only thing that's happening is that white people are complaining about all the black folks who are locking up highways with their loud protests about some thing or the other.

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@shel ufff… i'm sorry, but, ufff… a lot of people knew zeit.de/2011/26/Nationalsozial and of course this is cut short >_>

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as a good friend of mine put it:

"You are taking a small but not insignificant risk of getting arrested whenever you drive a car, but you do it anyway because it is necessary. The same goes for political action"

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in before i get people in my mentions like "but what about my helpless wife and my poor daughter whomst is ill with the whooping cough!!!"

all the revolutionaries and activists and people who fought back we read about in history? they were not all single twenty-somethings with nothing to lose. they were often fighting *for* they families and the families of others.

only you can assess to what extent you can take action but for crikey's sake you're not going to go to jail 80 years if you go to a rally

i just... am so sick of these posts that are like "Just a reminder that it's OK to do nothing and take care of you and your own" like holy shit can you imagine saying that to the "Good Germans" during the lead up to the holocaust??? Can you please imagine how it feels to see "it's OK to do Nothing" to people whose lives and families are being affected by this??? It's not OK to do Nothing. That's called being complicit. the Good Germans didn't even KNOW about what was happening. We Do.

this is going to be controversial and unfollow if u can't stand it but i think i'm gonna start only tagging politics if it does actually involve extreme upsetting stuff you'd tag for a trigger in any context; and not just because the general concept of Politics is involved. Like, yeah tag for sexual assault and violence still but not like... "We need to get rid of capitalism"

which means most politics post would ultimately still get tagged cuz politics tends to involve violence

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It's almost like it's difficult to morally support the existence of modern nation states if you firmly believe that all children deserve an equal opportunity to grow up happy

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i'm getting responses on my toot along the lines of "Why not do things [...] in the spirit of Gahndi ?"

(Literally how they spelt it)

Lemme just use a quote from Kwame Ture to show why that isn't a viable strategy for fighting against injustice in America:

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“Dr. King's policy was that nonviolence would achieve the gains for black people in the United States. His major assumption was that if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That's very good. He only made one fallacious assumption: In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none.”