When it is but it aint
Some of us love badly. Sometimes the love is the type of love that implodes. Folds in on itself. Eats its insides. Turns wine to poison. Behaves poorly in restaurants. Drinks. Kisses other people. Comes back to your bed at 4am smelling like everything outside. Asks about your ex. Is jealous of your ex. Thinks everyone a rival. Some of us love others badly, love ourselves worse. Some of us love horrid, love beastly. Love sick love anti light. Sometimes the love can’t go home at night, can’t sleep with itself cannot contain itself, catches fire, destroys the belly, strips buildings, goes missing. Punches. Smashes heirlooms. Tells lies. The best lies. Fucks around. Writes poems, impresses people. Chases lovers into corners. Leaves them longing. Sea sick. Says yes. Means anything but. Tricks the body. Kills the body. Dances wild and walks away, smiling.
Happening Now! Oakland, CA, August 20th, 2014, marches in solidarity with Ferguson. Justice for Mike Brown!
Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The people of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.
Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.
aye my city
yup Atlanta showed up today!
It honestly amazes me to see how quick people are to defend those in high power positions. Yes, we know, not ALL cops, not ALL men, not ALL white people, etc, but when it turns into a large chunk of a group doing something wrong and oppressing those not as privileged as them, we NEED to start having discussions about it. The things happening now are bigger than the hurt feelings of people who are more privileged than others. Stereotypes about cops, men, white people, etc hurt their feelings, stereotypes about the oppressed are literally killing them.
Lara Haddadin, a friend of mine’s status on facebook. (via petitloupp)
The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen.