Ijoined in late 2015. I was thrilled. I had played LoL for years prior and was picked up specifically for my knowledge on building livestreams from nothing as well as podcasting.
When I joined, our team was 3 people. That grew to 4, after another team’s reshuffling.
But our region had a lot of issues early on. People left and so did half of our team. We were doing the League of Legends livestream on twitch out of a closet and scrambling to put together the podcast each episode.
I care deeply about simple radical promises and doing our best to live up them: political equality, freedom from tyranny (corporate or monarchic), due process, freedom from suffering for all, freedom to speak truth to power, self-government.
All of these are always threatened. They are particularly threatened now.
And now, as I said over 6 months ago, Q is going to be used by the mainstream media to crucify anyone right of center, leaving everyone looking like a storm trooper for hanging out on 8ch, waiting for the fake revelations of a fraud, which was once an honest project hijacked.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm sorry. I couldn't have made it more clear. I told everyone that I trusted that this would happen. I made it very clear that it was going to be used to discredit Trump. I warned everyone, and now you see the truth become manifest.
The white house has denounced Q, as they could do nothing but protect themselves from a false grass roots psyop meant to co-opt every individual capable of actually believing that a superhero could exist. The truth is sinister, and you were all taken for a ride.
The complexities of identity: even as I identified yesterday with @rachelhengqp ‘s wonderful essay on so many levels, I was also hyper aware of our differences. I did not go to top schools. I was not a government scholar. In the eyes of Singapore, I have no right to succeed.
It is a harsh society where at age 9 we take IQ tests & then some of our classmates disappear to what was called the Gifted Education Program (GEP). You get another crack at age 12. Top schools have better programs, more funding, higher teacher-student ratios. More opportunities.
It’s almost expected when you go to a top school that you will succeed in life. It’s expected that you will get some sort of scholarship, some kind of important civil service or private sector job in an important field (law, governance, medicine, finance).
All the people who keep telling me I'm to blame for Trump are just trying to offload their own responsibility for Trump onto me.
I donated my entire home improvement fund in 2016. I walked up and down SW PA hills and have shoes more worn than Ocasio-Cortez's. /1
I made phone calls -- and I hate making phone calls -- nearly every day. And I got my ass to the polls on November 8th. I did my part. I did a lot more than most people would ever think of doing. /2
I still feel bad about the one day I blew off canvassing because I, as the best woman in a gay wedding, did my duty and made sure everyone got good and drunk at the bachelor party and overslept on my Sunday canvassing. /3