commented on The Queen Protester of Baton Rouge: An Art Review
Would it surprise you, Raindrop, to know that the military have used photography to document their actions for as as there's been photography? Sketch artists and painters too. A big part of their use of these mediums is to try to capture iconic images such as this, images to stir emotion and create an image of great heroism. Why should the people who protest against the militarization of the police not do this as well? Why should people who want to hold public servants to account not also be allowed that power?
commented on Invitation Declined
Explaining LGBTQ to kids is the simplest damn thing in the world. "Different people like different things." "Different people look different ways." There. We're done. See how easy that was? But how the fuck am I supposed to explain why people who were minding their own goddamn business were slaughtered where they stood? How do I explain that fucking shit? How do I tell a little kid that innocent people can be taken from their friends and families in the blink of an eye? THAT is the fucked up shit I can't explain. THAT is the obscenity.
commented on One of Muhammed Ali's Most Curious Pronouncements
"It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it." - Carl Sagan