“There can no longer be any doubt that armed police officers, the end product of the government — federal, local and state — and law enforcement agencies having merged, have become a “standing” or permanent army, composed of full-time professional soldiers who do not disband. Yet these permanent armies are exactly what those who drafted the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights feared as tools used by despotic governments to wage war against its citizens.
"That is exactly what we are witnessing today: a war against the American citizenry.
"Let that sink in a moment, and then consider that not a day goes by without reports of police officers overstepping the bounds of the Constitution and brutalizing, terrorizing and killing the citizenry. Indeed, the list of incidents in which unaccountable police abuse their power, betray their oath of office and leave taxpayers bruised, broken and/or killed grows longer and more tragic by the day to such an extent that Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist.”
Well, I may have had a little more wine than I really needed tonight but that’s what happens when you’re about to go on a 9-day trip and you owe someone else a glass and no one is silly enough to share the extra glasses with you.
Economics and International Business, Villanova University
It’s clear that PropertyOfZack is to blame for the term “Emo Revival” that sprung up in 2013. The bands had nothing to do with it. March Sadness started an undeniable thirst for sadness last year, which is why we’re so happy to make you sad again today with the announcement of March Sadness 2K14: The sadder, weaker, and emoer substitute for NCAA’s March Madness.
March Sadness consists of a vote-in round (that’s today!) followed by 16 bracket spots, broken down into ‘90s Emo, ‘00s Emo, Reunion Emo, and Emo Revival (uh, duh). We are limiting ourselves to 20 bands that will be voted down to 16 by Monday’s Sad 16 launch.
We realize “emo” is both a subjective word and genre, but March Sadness is all about us having fun and interacting as a community. So please head below and join us in voting for four out of five of your favorite bands in each emo category through Sunday evening. The Sad 16 will launch on Monday!
I just don’t understand why March Sadness isn’t a bracket for which bands are going to break up this year. That seems more appropriate for the scene.
My fellow Reedies, I am writing this letter not because I am looking to continue an argument, but rather because I feel the need to express my thoughts. I write to all of you not as the girl who re…
So I wrote this thing which I am rather proud of because it was the very first time that i’ve ever really put myself and my feelings about being at Reed out there. So I’m posting it here as well because I guess I should put the things that I am proud of on my blog.
Whether or not the conversation concerns race, gender, or class (and the privilege distinctions they entail), intelligent and educated conversation in the 21st century ought to be inclusive, mindful, and respectful.
Historical valentines 5/?
Damn it! It’s 1AM on February 15 and it’s too late for me to use these now!
Carl Sagan is dead.
Milk Flud – What can I say about ol’ Milky except that he’s my best friend and really good at basketball?
Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra– What can I say about myself that wouldn’t give you all douche chills? Ok, here’s one thing, I’m decent at ping pong, Milk…
You are one of the best US-SJ people on tumblr I have ever read, very mindful of the differences in the concept of “White” in different counties and I am really need your advice on this problem, if you are willing to give it, of cause.
A lot of spending…
^^take time to read the whole thing
Blackinasia’s responses are always effing amazing.
This is a really fantastic post. You can tell because I’m actually reblogging it. And is frankly worth reading even if you don’t actually care about this sort of thing, because frankly understanding how these dynamics play out across different parts of the world is interesting and informative.
Additionally, I think this actually has a lot of bearing on the US as well, though, when we are thinking about the construction of race/whiteness in the United States. From personal experience having grown up in two radically demographically different parts of the country (the south suburbs of Chicago, and around Princeton, NJ) the same people would have been seen very differently in those areas.