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Dear #ableg:

Please understand that if I wake up tomorrow morning with some random Kenney fanboy/sock puppet account appearing in my @s trying to stare me down and silence me, I will respond in exactly the same fashion that I did today: I will hit back. 1/?
I have spent almost all my life involved in political action of some sort: fighting to provide children hot lunches in school; fighting for pay equity; fighting against discrimination; fighting for FNIM rights. I have always had to punch up. 2/
I have been called every name in the book. I have had 999 mediocre white men tell me I'm not good enough and then stood there in amazement as they stole my ideas, using my exact damned words and taking credit for it. And those were my allies. 3/
I decided over a year ago that organizing outside of political parties was where I felt my efforts needed to be applied and I have spent many, many months doing just that and will continue to do so. That doesn't mean I don't care about elections. 4/
And it most certainly doesn't mean that I won't weigh in on electoral politics even if I don't have a party card in my wallet. (Okay, the NDs haven't had cards in years. Don't @ me, @Denny1h ) I'll still vote and I will still try to influence others to do so. 5/
And I will call out bullshit and nonsense and back it up with receipts and invite anyone who thinks I am manufacturing things to call me out with evidence. Because that is what I would do to them. But know this, good people. Enough with your tone policing of me. 6/
Do not tell me to "be better" or that you know that "I'm better than that" when you've sat silently for the past number of years while people far more powerful than me have attacked me and those far less powerful than me. Just don't even. 7/
I'm going to spend the rest of my life making comments about all sorts of things and I do not give one single fuck as to how uncomfortable that may make comfortable people feel, particularly not those who decided long ago that polite discourse could be thrown out the window. 8/
I'm sorry to a few people who find this sentiment harsh but the time for politeness, in my view, is long past. I've seen too much to believe that we're gonna kill them with kindness. That going high when they go low is a winning strategy. This is us now. 9/ and done.
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