modern arth

Aug 27

“There’s this mistaken idea in a lot of heroic stories that the oppressive evil villains can’t afford to kill the rebellious hero because they can’t risk turning them into a martyr. But that’s not how oppressive evil villains — or oppressive evil systems — work. They can kill without making martyrs because everyone they kill they also actively disgrace.

Thus when Ferguson, Missouri, police arrested the wrong Henry Davis then beat him bloody in a jail cell, they had to consequently thuggify him. They denied him his status as an innocent victim by charging him with a crime — four counts of property damage, because when one police officer kicked him in the head, his blood splattered onto four officers’ uniforms.

That’s a bitterly flimsy pretext for criminalizing Mr. Davis, but that’s what’s so disgraceful about this process of disgrace-ing. It doesn’t matter how flimsy or dishonest the pretext may be, it works and will keep working just as long as most people — most white people, that is — are eager to participate in the disgrace-ing and the thuggifying of innocent victims.

He “resisted arrest,” he didn’t do what he was told as quickly as he should have, he may have shoved someone, he smoked a joint, he flirted with a white girl, he broke the Sabbath and disturbed the peace. … Those are all the same thing.

One thing that’s particularly frustrating to me, as a Christian, is that it seems so many of my fellow white Christians love to imagine that they would stand beside Longinus on Calvary, saying, “Truly this man was a son of God.” Yet at the same time they’re unwilling to look upon the slain body of Michael Brown, or Trayvon Martin, or Oscar Grant, and say the same thing.” — Slacktivist - “Innocent? He was a violent thug — a vandal who threatened to tear down a House of God” (via imathers)

(via thedependentclause)

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moarrrmagazine:

What are you doing to make things better? (unknown)

moarrrmagazine:

What are you doing to make things better? (unknown)

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ladymisskate:

R.I.P. Jay Adams February 3, 1961 - August 14, 2014

One of the all-time greats. 

ladymisskate:

R.I.P. Jay Adams February 3, 1961 - August 14, 2014

One of the all-time greats. 

Aug 10

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Jul 28

Pisa.

Pisa.

Jul 09

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Jun 30

Answer him.

Answer him.