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Aug 10 8 tweets 2 min read
Thinking of authoritarian populists who were allowed at chance to be beaten at the ballot box, remembering how that went, wondering what makes us so certain that is the best way to beat one, rather than calling them to account for their crimes. Allowing an insurrectionist criminal fascist run for office is not a pro-democracy act, just so we’re all clear.

Any dictator we decide to beat at the ballot box is a dictator we’re giving a chance to win at the ballot box, just so we’re clear.
Aug 6 4 tweets 1 min read
Fire the parliamentarian then. Abrogating the norms and rules that allow an unjust and unsustainable system to carry us towards societal collapse is not more dangerous than societal collapse, and anyone who says otherwise is selling something.
Aug 3 4 tweets 1 min read
1) Gibbs is very dangerous and the only "crime" committed by Meijer—who is otherwise shitty in all of the ways conservatives tend to love—was voting to impeach Trump. Fascism is what Republican voters want.

2) Democrats played a shamefully dangerous game here in my district. I hope it's true Scholten can be the first Democrat in (I think) my lifetime to win in Michigan's 3rd ... but you don't elevate a foot soldier for a fascist dictator in a district of that kind.

In 2016 many of us hoped to face Trump, thinking him unelectable. How'd that go?
Jul 31 55 tweets 15 min read
Sure, why not. I think I'll do a favorite that isn't an obvious favorite until I start hitting years where I haven't seen many movies. 2022 (4) - NOPE: Peele takes big swings.

(parenthesis indicate how many films I've seen in the year)
Jul 29 15 tweets 3 min read
The opportunity to debate easily observable things with someone demonstrating a deliberate unwillingness to observe them is not as enticing a proposition as some people seem to think. Twitter User comments: Can you please explain a few things t I get replies like this all the time but this was a particularly obvious specimen.

It shows the power of witness: that is, simply speaking to the truth you see.

Any witness to fascism leads to a demand from fascists to debate the premise, but it's not because they value debate.
Jul 27 4 tweets 1 min read
I know being performatively ignorant to energize conservatives and get decent people angry is the point of the "no pronouns in the Bible" thing, but it bears mentioning, these same people have spent my whole life INSISTING on pronouns.

Try calling God "she" around them. Professional fascist Lavern... Conservative Christians believe God is MALE. HE is a MALE God, they'll tell you. They have the VERSES. They also insist all men by definition have a penis. So it stands to reason God has a dick.

Ask them how big God's wang is relative to the rest of him. It's a quandary.
Jul 26 17 tweets 4 min read
Sabotage: Part 2 - The Blameless People

Not enough to be allowed to live according to their consciences.
Not even enough to pass laws forcing the rest of us to do so.
They demand to be held blameless for it.

Anything to avoid the cost of repair.

getrevue.co/profile/julius… Let’s talk about repair.

If something is broken, it needs repair.

If it’s something that belongs to me, it is my responsibility to decide whether to fix it, or not.
If it’s something shared, it’s a shared responsibility.
If I broke a shared thing, it is my responsibility.
Jul 23 20 tweets 4 min read
A scenario:
Say every day we ride the subway together.
Let's say I step on your toes.
Say you tell me.
I apologize.
Tomorrow, I take care not to do that.

We can safely assume I am a well-intentioned person who made a common mistake.

Now: let's change the scenario. Say I step on your toes, and you tell me I've done it.

Instead of apologizing, I respond "OH SO NOW I CAN'T WALK ANYWHERE?"

I loudly complain about how I can't go anywhere without people screaming at me about stepping on their toes.
Jul 23 5 tweets 2 min read
This very clearly isn't the case, unless “can’t” means anyone still *can* make jokes about whoever and whatever they want, but not without potentially receiving awareness that actual harm has been done to actual people, and having to face the choice about whether or not you care. So often the question is about whether or not people "can" say a word or a joke or an idea, ignoring both the observable fact that people very obviously can say those things, and that the topic isn't whether they CAN but whether they SHOULD, and what we think of those who do.
Jul 23 5 tweets 1 min read
In a time when trans people are being openly oppressed and targeted, Dave Chappelle decided to use his free speech to repeatedly target trans people, and now people understand him to be the sort of person that does that, and use their free speech to say so.

That's the story. If you're a comedian who gets so angry at critiques from the trans community that you dedicate your work to reasons trans people are wrong to criticize you, then eventually your audience will become people who want to hear reasons that trans people are wrong.

That's the story.
Jul 20 8 tweets 2 min read
This is the authoritarian urge: to claim deep nuance for their positions, inviting us into the self-referential logical monkeybars they've constructed for themselves in order to justify their hate.

But their insistence on complexity disguises their great moral simplification. The moral simplification is to reduce everything to their individual intentions—which they then define as benevolent—while demanding ignorance for their support of structures that make violent oppression inevitable.

They present a non-hateful rationale for supporting hate.
Jul 19 6 tweets 2 min read
Is there a Superman story where Superman still gets between gunmen and their victims, but now he's just saving Black people from cops?

Not hurting the cops even, just stopping their bullets.

Comfortable white people are *furious* at him.

That'd be a Superman story for today. To be clear, I don't know if this story could work, and I wouldn't be the one to write it. I don't know if having a white character like Superman as savior would work, so maybe a Superman-like character? It would need much careful thought.
Strikes me as a strong metaphor, though.
Jul 17 8 tweets 3 min read
There's always some people coming and some people going, so now it is time for a thread delivering awareness about my newsletter, received by thousands and enjoyed by dozens (at least).

It's called the Reframe. It is free free free.

getrevue.co/profile/julius… Here's what you get: Every week a new newsletter* with an alternating focus.

One week will be about story/fiction, because I am a fictioneer.

The alternating week will focus on topics of the day.

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* minus times that Revue biffs for a solid day or the occasional sabbatical
Jul 15 5 tweets 1 min read
I think our forefathers would either enslave other human beings for wealth or else make a union with rich slavers running genocide plantations. Our nation's founders created a shaky and broken foundation out of an even more broken example.

We are their moral and intellectual superiors, and we do not need their permission to forge a better way forward; indeed, we should hope it would be one that would horrify them.
Jul 15 6 tweets 2 min read
He should be [extremely detailed description of redacted redacted] I don’t think anyone should be allowed to decide to let the world die. I think breaking a system that allows people to decide to let that happen is less dangerous than allowing such a system to continue.
Jul 13 6 tweets 2 min read
It is impossible to be genuinely curious and also believe that any of this is true. "Radical" left wing ideas like "what if all people had enough resources to live" and "what about equal protections under the law" and "what if we arrested people for gross corruption and flagrant insurrection"?

Jul 12 5 tweets 2 min read
Yes, but here’s the thing: so what. Everyone else is sick of being punished for not being Christian. Get off the cross, you button-down sickos; we need the room.
Jul 11 14 tweets 3 min read
Whenever somebody dares say "maybe the people with the power to fix broken things should at least try to do that" invariably someone immediately demands their full detailed plan as a way of shutting the aspiration down; like they're self-appointed middle managers for politicians. You can always tell if somebody is asking for a plan because they agree with the proposed endpoint and want to help get there, or if they're asking for a plan because they've already given up and want a way of shutting down even the thought of trying.
Jul 10 12 tweets 4 min read
Christians opposed to being called fascist need to engage in the work of redemption, realigning themselves away from fascism—which will involve no longer making accommodations for fascism in their churches or their lives, and not seeking personal exoneration as a starting point. "Punishment" of white Christians doesn't involve persecution. It just involves making them aware of how hateful they are being, how much harm they are causing by insisting on their own blamelessness, and a refusal to accommodate their outward niceness as exculpating for that.
Jul 10 15 tweets 4 min read
I would think that Democrats who think fracturing and infighting are a losing strategy would be horrified by a Democratic president who shits all over activists on the left every chance he gets to justify his limp responses, but what do I know. People demanding urgent action during urgently dangerous times: fractious and divisive infighting.

Contempt toward people who want urgent action for urgent danger: not fractious and divisive infighting.
Jul 8 6 tweets 2 min read
Impeach them? Impeach them even without the votes, imo.

Impeach them to show that what they have done is impeachable, to put the depth of it on display, and to show the world that Republicans are complicit in their corruption.