This is great news!
The longtime internet knitting community Ravelry updated its content policy this week to ban support of President Donald Trump from the platform. The new policy holds that support for Trump is support for white supremacy, which is not conducive to positive community-building.
Ravelry’s announcement of the policy change, made on Twitter on June 23, was short and to the point, noting, “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy.”
We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. More details: https://t.co/hEyu9LjqXa
— Ravelry (@ravelry) June 23, 2019
I will be signing up to this site after they reopen registration!
Joshua Collins is a 25 year old Democratic-Socialist currently working as a truck driver. While he may not have an impressive background, his bid being considered a long-shot, Joshua has shown that he is more than capable enough of handling politics, running on a strong progressive platform.
Collins supports the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, Free College, raising the minimum wage to $20/hour, and a Justice System Reform. You can read more about his policies on his campaign website.
If it was just the one incident, then I’d be fine with him staying on and waiting for an ethics investigation. But it’s 7(or 8?) so far, it’s a pattern. It’s his behaviour, that is the issue. I’ve never called for his resignation, but since he’s decided to do that, I’m fine with it. It shows people that Dems are taking sexual misconduct allegations more seriously than the GOP who still have plenty of known sexual predators in office, including the president.
Trump, Roy Moore, these guys have nothing to worry about because conservative give them a pass. Conservatives would rather support a child molester than a guy who prosecuted the Klan who did the 16th St Baptist Church Bombing. These people are deranged.
Charlie Rose is being replaced with Christiane Amanpour. We should do the same for every disgraced predator, replace them with women who don’t need to play grab ass with subordinates all the fucking time.
The question is “What are your thoughts on this post from a black police officer?”
My answer is that this guy has a few things wrong in my opinion. From my understanding the BLM movement is about police brutality and how it disproportionately affects black communities. Black people are 5 times more likely than white people to be killed by police(21 times for black teens vs white teens). Furthermore, these murderous cops will rarely ever face justice or even reprimanded. It’s because this society has valued black live less, hence the movement.
Black on black crime isn’t helpful to this issue. It’s the same as white on white crime. People tend to be victims and perpetrators from the same community, and we have a lot of white people living with white people black people living with black people, and other large minorities living together in separate communities. It’s not like black people are deliberately hunting black people for being black. And the perpetrators in these communities will usually get arrested, charged, and tried for their crimes, that’s how the system is supposed to work, unlike with like murderous cops.
Overall in 2015, black people were killed at twice the rate of white, Hispanic and native Americans. About 25% of the African Americans killed were unarmed, compared with 17% of white people. This disparity has narrowed since the database was first published on 1 June, at which point black people killed were found to be twice as likely to not have a weapon.
Final total of people killed by US police officers in 2015 shows rate of death for young black men was five times higher than white men of the same age
I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this thing that I’ve become
I recently read this blog post by a guy named Jack Donovan. He talks about his experience with a heathen kindred called Wolves of Vinland. I’ve met a few of them via myspace a long while ago but dropped them after realizing their ideology is racist and sexist.
It looks like their ideology hasn’t progressed, and the guy even mentions they don’t like “enforced egalitarianism”. My first thought is “what’s wrong with egalitarianism and how is it enforced?” Weird.
Comments aren’t allowed on his blog post, so I decided to just make my thoughts known here. Feel free to comment below.