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23 Nov, 6 tweets, 2 min read
more power to her but this will not be me
I learned, to my chagrin, that she did not do this to celebrate her birthday but in a bid to win fame and not die in poverty. The only reason teachers in the US don’t have to do this anymore is unions. Full stop. Unionize your workforce, yesterday.
My union at DCPS has been so amazing - I’d be happy to pay twice my regular union dues. They’re constantly working to improve our work conditions - it’s actually jaw dropping to see and to realize how weak my previous unions were in OK & TX; that’s by design in GOP regime states.
Imagine that there’s an entire political party dedicated to hobbling unions, the only entities trying to make our workplaces survivable, and that people vote for this party bc their local news (TV *&* print), in service to their advertisers, work hard to make unions look bad.
I’ve become convinced that the only solution is to rebuild the press organs of labor unions; make our own papers celebrating our labors, not denigrating them. Newspapers cannot serve two masters; they currently serve Capital, full stop.
Why are both the NYT and The Atlantic, right before the holidays, working so hard to distract us from an increasing COVID wave and keep us shopping and serving “the economy?” Bc that’s their bottom line: their advertisers - by design - take precedence over our lives.

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22 Nov
yup, and I can personally attest that it's at least 4 or 5 decades - my white evangelical family probably watched something Holocaust-related once a month for my first 18 years and I realize now my mother was imagining herself in the Jews' place . . . . . . . .
we talk a lot about the Left Behind series but Corrie Ten Boom's The Hiding Place was much more widely read by white evangelicals - Left Behind, for instance, was rarely if ever required curriculum in Christian high schools whereas The Hiding Place was pretty much always assigned
The Hiding Place, although Ten Boom likely didn't mean it this way, ends up conflating in the white evangelical imagination the suffering of Jews and *evangelical* Christians in Nazi Germany - it leaves you with the impression Nazis were dead set on stamping out "Bible thumpers"
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