ok so i just had this weird yet terrible thought that isn’t it a little coincidence that the ALS challenge has become an overwhelmingly popular social media thing at the exact same time that the Ferguson stuff has been going on? Not that I don’t support the ALS thing, tbh I’m really happy that it’s been getting a lot of attention, it’s just really…convenient timing for something like that to invade our Facebook newsfeeds at a time like this…
Also all this “Purge” talk. I had a friend tell me whilst I was talking about Ferguson,“I don’t watch world news” the goes on talking about all these real life Purge rumors, saying it was getting him weary.
"Protests became violent when demonstrators threw a tear gas canister back at the police" will always be one of the clearest example of the fucked up way police violence is naturalized and legitimized.
I literally just heard this in the VA waiting room on TV in california and it was dead silent and all you hear is me in the back like
"Pft that’s a LIE. They LYING."