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Jun 24 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
me, looking up the definition of "weirdify" to make sure it's a word (I'm using it in a thing I'm writing). lol, it's a word now! v: to make weird, the opposite of "normalize." A way of breaking down and exposing fascist rhetoric. Image
or, is there an already existing word for the opposite of "normalize" or "normalization." I mean, I might not use it, but does such a one exist and I'm just not thinking of it? Also, why doesn't that word exist? Have we normalized normalizing?
maybe Foucault's "problematization," but that's the history of when people began to articulate something as a "problem" that needs to be solved through normalizing. So, idk?
these are all crap options Image
part of the backstory for this word choice ImageImage
yes, this make UT antifa 😂

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Jun 24
Would a Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing the right to privacy solve all of this? Because, I think a lot of folks would like to see our right to privacy enshrined in the Constitution anyway.
This is in the UN Declaration of Rights:
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
sub "his" obviously 🙄
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Jun 24
"Nothing is more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than to see the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and to observe the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers"
"When we enquire by what means this wonder is brought about, we shall find, that as Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. 'Tis therefore, on opinion only that government is founded;"
"and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular." David Hume, "Of the First Principles of Government," 1758.
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Jun 24
Forced motherhood is a crime against humanity.

I don't care what the Supreme Court says. This is not a theocracy.
Honestly, this is going to activate so many voters. The unintended consequence might be to actually turn Texas blue.
If it's a state-level issue, then people will pay way more attention to state-level elections. That might be good for the left.
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Jun 23
Trump knew he lost. He refused to accept the election result and the will of the people. Instead he participated in and coordinated a multi-level pressure campaign throughout all levels of government to overturn the election results. It was an autogolpe (a self-coup). Treason.
Rooty & Eastman coordinated with Trump and the stooges in the DOJ, Cheney tells us that we'll note similar language from what we've seen from previous hearings.
Read 37 tweets
Jun 23
everything v bad, democracy crumbling, rights and protections insecure. send help.
look, I'm not an expert on this, but what happened to that plan to end the filibuster and add some folks to the SC to balance out the Republican court-packing?
like, time is running out for that plan and things are getting weird around here.
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Jun 21
Again, you have the film crew follow you around when you do the treason coup because you want to mark the moment you became a founding father. It would become the new nation's origin story, the rise of the new autocratic regime captured on film.
Only the democratic innocents ask, "why have a film crew when you do crimes, wouldn't that show you doing crimes"??

The autocrats know exactly why.
1) reject or show a weak commitment to democratic rules of the game
2) deny the legitimacy of political opponents
3) tolerate or encourage violence
4) are willing to curtail the civil liberties of opponents and the media

This is how democracies die.
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