Aug 9, 2015
commented on Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Bernie Sanders at Social Security Rally
When you are purple, and you are surrounded by purpleness, you don't know you're purple.
White privilege is hard to spot in Seattle, but that's because the system caters to whites - well-intentioned, liberal/progressive whites who don't live the nightmare of being black in America in 2015.
This protest was effective, because here we are talking about it, 116 comments later. It was rude and clumsy, yes, but after you finish criticizing their methods, or questioning whether they were affiliated with the most legit chapter of BLM, try to imagine what it is like to live in a country, and a city, that systematically marginalizes you and your culture. It is beyond frustrating. It is infuriating.
Imagine next, on top of being a second class citizen in your own city of lip-service liberals, death after death of unarmed black men by white cops who get away with it. At some point, you have to do something. They did something. It was a mess.
The protest worked.
Jul 5, 2015
commented on What Will You Bolshie Heretics Never Shut Up About Now?
@4 I think the portmanteau in this case is the username, JonathanLivingstonNazgul69, a combination of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and LOTR's Nazgul. The 69 isn't really part of the portmanteau; it's just there because, obviously, someone else had already thought of it first, so the number is needed for differentiation and mutual funsies.
Apr 23, 2015
commented on Things Got Tense at Last Night’s Screening of the Cobain Documentary Montage of Heck
@3 Totally true. All dead artists who changed the medium forever are no longer relevant after they've been dead for a while. Warhol, Hendrix, Shakespeare, Homer, Kahlo, Nijinsky, Mozart, Hemingway, et al = IRRELEVANT, and becoming less relevant each year.