The biggest thing that Tumblr taught me is that it’s OK to apply the baby steps of dehumanizing rhetoric and us/them mentality against other human beings, as long as you aren’t the group in power.
As arguments for maintaining the blood-drenched status quo despite sociopolitical power shifts go, this one’s rather humble and unassuming. Almost reassuring in its harmlessness, really, because it relies on everyone deep-down believing that such real power is unattainable by us anyway, so why even worry about stamping out such tiny blossoms of bigotry and doublethink growing like mold on the movement? Why bully the downtrodden and tell them they can’t have their revenge fantasies and palette-swapped Stormfront talking points? Sure the blight is being actively encouraged by people who think like the masters and talk like the masters, but they aren’t the ones currently holding the keys to the chains, so what’s the harm, really?
I’m sure that, on that day when the kyriarchy is finally reversed, all these carefully seeded rationalizations won’t come back to bite us on the ass at all. After all, a truly pure ideology can’t be subverted, even if there are a few thousand megalomaniacs biding their time and sowing seeds until they have the power to start the junta.
History can only repeat itself so many times before we finally figure out how to make our revenge ethical, right? Once we nail down the exact point at which ideals go sour, we’ll finally have a handle on our baser impulses to keep trading the whip back and forth and calling that morality.
Between you and me, I think we really got it this time. I mean, look at the specialized language we’ve come up with that makes it all okay! That’s not the work of a fallible group of human beings looking to be talked into buying another giant bag of horse shit.
This time it will be different.
This time we’re special, and we’re educated, and most importantly, we’re not the bad guys. They are.
I want to spend a day in the mind of Neil Gaiman, honestly.
You really don’t. It’s weird in here. Also I think that thing over there in the corner of my mind is moving.
Don’t look. Maybe it won’t see us.
I have to be careful about hitting on k2’s characters though
Some of them are like 12 but I have no idea which ones
Nix does have standards, even if I have to tell her that 564 is below the legal age of consent in most places.
Is Bonechild among the most monstrous of the Third Network, in behavior?
current nix waifus/husbandos: all
See, this is why I keep some characters secret.
To save them from Nix.
aka they bicker like an old married couple, okay cool
By being sneaky.
Notes from Management [ardentleprechaun]
So is Shane like the district manager’s son or what how the fuck hasn’t he been fired
Is there even really a Shane? I like this as an imaginary coworker that everyone rights snarky passive-aggressive notes to. “Shane, fix your nametag so it no longer says ‘Queen Bee.’”
management is just as bored as shane is, and secretly deeply amused by his antics, you can tell by the way the notes are phrased. :D
Every now and then, I feel like aggressively linking this to people, until they get it through their thick skulls:
I mean, really.
Can we stop pretending insecurity is the same as being humble?
Because they’re not.
They’re really, really not.
Please stop mixing them up.