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They Don't Give a F*ck
It's past time we stopped pretending that they do and respond accordingly.
“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”
― Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography
Greetings Family and welcome new subscribers,
A lot of hot steaming bullshit this week.
The essay and the witnessing did exactly what they were supposed to do. They made me realize something.
After the rage subsided, I realized that I’m exhausted.
I’m exhausted from repeating myself.
I’m exhausted from repeating myself about the rank evil and hypocrisy of the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy, and its collaborators and supporters from every demographic.
One of the things I’m tired of repeating is how much they don’t care. They don’t care that they are evil. They don’t care that they are hypocrites. They don’t care about justice. They don’t care about fairness. They don’t care about democracy. They don’t care about the Constitution. They don’t care about civility. They don’t care about our outrage. They don’t care if we march. They don’t care if we protest. They don’t care if “we go high” (they prefer it, actually; we go high, giving them all the room they need to keep going lower and lower, while we go so high that we eventually run out of air). They don’t care about morality. They don’t care about religion. They don’t care about children—not theirs and most certainly not ours.
THEY. DON’T. GIVE. A. FUCK.
All they care about—all they really care about—is money and power. PERIOD. And they will do anything—ANYTHING—to hoard both. Even if—especially if—they have to step over our bones to do it.
The only question left to answer is: Knowing this, what is our counter-strategy? Because it can’t be repeating what’s already failed.
That’s all I have to say.
Except for this: May the Ancestors keep, love, and protect Representative Justin Jones and Representative Justin Pearson.
Blessings upon blessings,