And yeah, it's selfish of him to only start caring now. I recognize that. He recognizes that, too, now that the blinders are off.
His privilege allowed him to ignore the other horrible things that the right has done until now.
Now he has to address all of the abuses he is, at least partially, responsible for.
Now he can begin the process of unlearning and relearning.
I wish it hadn't taken this long.
I have a good friend who is an orphan.
He's a trump voter.
He just found out about the republican plan to stop gay couples from adopting.
He's weeping. Literally weeping. I've never seen him this angry.
DAW books is currently accepting unsolicited science fiction and fantasy submissions. They want novels only right now.
I deal with both of these, but prefer phone calls to text because of motor control issues with the tiny damn keyboards
Two reasons one #ActuallyAutistic person avoids phones:
1) Anxiety/movement: “I just cannot bring myself to make phone calls.”
2) Processing: “because I process pretty slow anyway, it's harder to... http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2016/04/i-dont-use-phone.html
Random thought off of other conversation:
I think the thing about being #actuallyautistic that frustrates me the most is my difficulty reading non-fiction books.
With non-fiction I either need to read everything in one sitting, so my brain can sort of lock all the ideas in place, or I need to re-read over and over and over again to get the ideas in my head.
@jessmahler @zatnosk Oh yeah. Many luminaries from Ella Baker to James Baldwin have talked at length about how to eliminate racism. White people pretending the don’t know know what to do is just an excercise in denial and providing cover for bigots. It’s this reason why I think ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ labels among white identfied people are purely cosmetic.
Yeah, there are way to get the information if you want it. Unfortunately willful ignornance is a celebrated postion in the States.
I am constantly asked by white people about what they can do to fight racism and I tell them, but often encounter resistance because it is too ‘hard’, but in the same breath, they constantly lament and whine about how BAD racism is.
It’s like they talk themselves into an ideological circle and get upset when one points out the absurdity of it.
Look, here’s the thing. I’m not going to say what you want. I have my views and perspectives that I believe in. If you need me to have a specific posture to mimic your particular sensibilities for cooperation, then we’re just not going to get along.
But if you’re about equality, justice and fairness for _all_ peoples, I’m in the fight with you. Every day. Even if you don’t dig me.
My commitment to progress is not based on being liked. I just want us to get free.
Just finished André Alexis' _Fifteen Dogs_ (Coach House Books, 2015) all in a rush. My sister's recommendation.
Apollo and Hermes imbue a pack of dogs with human intelligence for a bet. A richly sensory Toronto story from Roncesvalles to Neville Park. Plus poetry!
@jessmahler I don't think Dwarf Fortress would be accessible with a screenreader. It's heavy on ascii-art for the landscape and not only is each obscure character significant, the colors are also significant.