Here's the thing.

If a symbol is sacred because to you it means love or community or holiness...

Then the symbol is just a reflection of your values.

If that symbol is harmful to others, then its use in that context is no longer a reflection of those values.

Because it harms
If it is more important to you that you preserve the sanctity of a symbol that means love and community and holiness to you than to actually extend holy love to a community experiencing harm, then the symbol was always more important than the values.
If you are willing to inflict trauma and fear on people for whom your symbol warrants it in context, then you are actually voluntarily ceding whatever meaning that symbol had to you and are perpetuating the purpose of its twisted meaning.

It's not worth it.

Unless it's the goal
Either the values that the symbol represents are more important than the symbol, and you refrain from using it where it harms....

Or the symbol IS more important than the values it is supposed to represent in which case the symbol is meaningless and defending it is unethical.
Whenever a symbol is more important than people, it is dangerous.

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26 Feb

Little known fact. 86% - 92% of my threads are aimed personally at Betty White.
It's right there in the NAME!
I see where I muddied the waters now.

All previous references to White supremacy were in regard to Betty's skyrocketing popularity.

Sorry for the confusion.
Read 6 tweets
26 Feb
You realize that just under half of voters in Red states are Dems and just under half of voters in Blue states are GOP right?
The big battlegrounds anyway.

Point is. States are mixed. And most people in them don't vote.

Just cause they say the state is "Red" it doesn't mean it's not full of Democrats and/or Black people. And vice versa.
Red state and Blue state refer to which party has the vote advantage, not who has all the voter registrations in the state.

Sometimes that advantage is minimal.

Which is why the labeling is counterproductive and obscures reality.
Read 4 tweets
26 Feb
So the Capitol Attack was mostly of middle and upper-middle class white Conservative men from Democratic cities unaffiliated with extremist groups

This white supremacy insurrectionist movement is happening in your accounting department, not the backwoods

Everyone's white supremacy meters are set to "Bubba" rather than "Jeff from Mergers" and that's one of the reasons the spread is so virulent.
This of course makes sense.

Poor people don't have the clout to guide policy against the wishes of the business class.

It's the "regular" people with the money and the power who are able to establish white supremacy.

It always has been.
Read 7 tweets
26 Feb
To take a member of the GOP at their word about anything of value at this point is pure folly.

They like Trump aren't concerned with you trusting them.

They just want you to trust nothing.

If nothing is true, then nothing is real. If nothing is real, they can't be blamed.
For decades their angle was to proclaim government feckless and then when in power to work overtime to make sure it was.

Now their angle is to proclaim news fake and to work overtime to make sure it actually is.

The GOP wants nothing on the record.
The GOP's goal is to make it so that no one is reputable, no one is an authority, no one gets the benefit of the doubt, integrity is passé and that the public has no one to turn to to referee the maelstrom of conflicting facts and data being hurled at them.

They want chaos.
Read 6 tweets
25 Feb

Reading is fundamental.

But failures of comprehension do frequently lead to the absurd.
Absurdwords is my less popular sockpuppet.
I generally use that account to post pastry recipes where the main ingredient is fourteen.
Read 4 tweets
25 Feb
White people hold the world record for victimhood:

White genocide,
War on Christmas
Stole my election
Affirmative action
Cancel culture
You will not replace us
We're being invaded
Gotta protect white culture
Reverse racism
Deep state
"Being racist got me fired"

Black people on the other hand?

"Don't rig the game and stop killing us"
Literally 75% of the criticism I get from white people boils down to "But why do you have to be so HARD on us! We're naive, innocent little lambs, and Black people telling us we uphold supremacy is just so.. MEAN. Why can't you be nicer to white people?"
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