I also have this idea for a super hero who is all about the rescue and could not give a rats ass about fighting villains.
Like so much so that villains will clue them into their plans early so that the hero can figure out how to protect all the civilians.
“I’m going to use my Earthquake machine to rob every bank in the city.”
“Cool what’s the radius on that?”
“It’ll be restricted to just the financial sector.”
“Awesome any chance you could do this robbery at 3am so their will be fewer ppl”
I keep seeing this criticism of “No Kill” Superheroes and the “If you kill you are no better than a criminal” and I some of the criticism is valid because ethics in comic books are super simple but now I really want a super hero who’s reason for being No Kill is that he doesn’t want to be like a cop.
Like no one in Gotham is afraid of the cops but all the criminals shit their pants at the sign of the Bat. I want the opposite. I want a hero who is all about Restorative Justice and De-escalation
Literally NOBODY becomes a cop to actually help ppl. Nobody. You become a social worker, a teacher, a fire fighter, a care taker, a nurse, a doctor, a sanitation worker, an organizer etc. You become a cop for power and control. If you’ve ever dreamed of bullying ppl, beating your wife, being the judge/jury/executioner with complete impunity, you want to be a cop.
Today I learned that the NJ Turnpike is considered Private Property and that if you call AAA Roadside Assistance while stuck out there with a flat, they can’t help you.
And you have to call the Turnpike for help and pay them whatever they charge you. This was an object lesson in why Private Property is bad
education, incarceration, racism, restorative justice
We’re learning about restorative justice in my Alternate Route Teaching class.
The topic last night was about how teachers, particularly white teachers, are more willing to use restorative justice with white students.
White students get asked why they did it black students get sent to the principal.
Our teacher is a black man teaching a lot of white teachers to confront our own racism and to keep it out of our teaching.
Fire Emblem Three Houses Spoilers
Wait so I’m not supposed to rebel against the church? I’m on my first play through and chose Black Eagles and the Church is super creepy. But I looked ahead and it says the route where you rebel against the church is a secret route. Was there not going to be a reveal that the Church is evil?
I realize I’m working with the Empire and Empires are bad. But the Church just summarily executed people. And they are super authoritative. How are they not the baddies.
Saw these while taking a walk today. #florespondence
watching Seis Manos
DEA Agent on a BiCountry assignment in Mexico looking for the police station: How do you say Police in Mexican?
Shopkeeper: No such thing man.
Shopkeeper: As that language.
DEA Agent: *stares*
Shopkeeper: Fine the word you’re looking for is Cerdo. That’s how you say Police in “Mexican,” Cerdo.
US fascism + ICE, call to action
Never Again ATL, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite antifascist groups, is now offering free career counseling and job search support to ICE workers looking to quit
The site isn't underhanded or accusatory in any way, which I think is important. As awful as it is, there are absolutely ICE workers out there who are just working a job they hate because they have to get by, who don't see a way out. It's in everyone's best interest to help them act on their conscience and walk away
Never Again ATL is calling for a day of repentance on Yom Kippur (from sundown today, 10/8/19, to sundown tomorrow, 10/9/19) and a wave of workers quitting ICE. Please spread this link in whatever channels you have. Put up flyers, spray it on the side of detention centers and ICE offices, email it to random people on LinkedIn with ICE listed as their current employer - whatever you can do
Today I said to myself that my emotions were “out of wack” but then corrected as they are pretty “in wack” considering my recent stressors they just aren’t where I would like them to be.
It’s like my emotional state is a kitchen and I am usually very good at keeping it tidy but then I just had an accident making tomato sauce from scratch and now the kitchen is all dirty and I’ve been slowly cleaning it but I’m worried if I don’t get it all clean soon it’ll start to smell bad.
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