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Tag: Fight the power

BY FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES

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I AM STILL NOT COMPLYING

(GODDAMMIT)

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A STILLNESS

(WASHES OVER ME)

NOT OF PEACE

BUT OF FEAR

IN EXILE

REVILED

NO DOUBT HUNTED

(BOTH DAY AND NIGHT)

IN THAT WAY

WHERE IT WOULD SEEM

NO ONE IS HUNTING YOU

BUT

THEY ARE

THEY REALLY ARE

(PLEASE, MAKE IT STOP)

 

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“Too freaky”, I say, as I am known to in reaction to what could best be describe as ‘the unfathomable’. It’s not easy. The ‘it’, in this case, being the existence of someone, such as myself, standing up to the powers that be, and the sacrifices inherent in such heroism. Anyway, not to toot my own horn, but I want you to ask yourself, how long would you last living in a place with wallpaper like this?

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Decorative paper is based on Eurocentric standards of beauty and holds political connotations whether we like it or not

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UPDATE: I AM SAFE (FOR NOW)

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It has been two days since I heroically defied the oppressive dictatorship of Donald J. Trump. Most of you, due to fears for your own safety no doubt, have made absolutely no effort to support me in this, and so, alone, and I freely admit, afraid, I have had no choice but to seek refuge within a vacant house located somewhere within occupied America. For those few, if any, who are willing to, even for a moment, worry about me, when their own safety is hanging so precariously in the balance, I provide you the following photographs in order to reassure that the accommodations of my fugitive hideout are not without certain essential amenities..

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There is no furniture though a lamp on a timer is available if needed

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Showering facilities are available

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And, best of all, the attic space provides, if so desired, an authentic ‘hiding from the authorities’ atmosphere

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THE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER LOOKS OVER HIS NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH SOME ADMIRERS

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DUE TO HIS MARGINALIZED STATUS THE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER IS FORCED TO GO TO GREAT LENGTHS IN ORDER TO PROTECT HIS IDENTITY. IS THAT FAIR? NO, NOT AT ALL!

Well, don’t you think you should do something about it?

Of course you should

what are you waiting for, Christmas?

Organize a damn protest!

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With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance*

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“NO”!

 

I cried

and, when I cried

I cried

DEFIANTLY

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It’s how I called out upon seeing the sign at my feet, “loudly”, and, “in a manner that shows open resistance or bold disobedience”. I just refuse to bend to authority’s will even if my shoes do get a little muddy, and other patrons nearby become startled. It’s how I’m ‘wired’, I guess. Some aren’t. Maybe you’re more like me, questioning authority at every turn. I don’t know if you are, are you?

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*Norman Mailer

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I COULDN’T TELL YOU THE RESULTS OF THE EVALUATION

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