Say My Name

This was pretty good. I’m seeing a lot of comments like Shapiro’s from other right wingers. Of course, they’d be shouting to the hilltops if the next mass killer has a foreign-sounding name, or is brown.

That said, I generally agree that sharing the killer’s name isn’t important, nor are the ideological parts of their manifesto (it’s all the same hate), but I sure think the autobiographical parts are important. How are these killers made, and how do we stop them before they kill? This should be the topic of serious research that is shared periodically with the community as a whole.

I also have some concern about making the manifesto “forbidden fruit”. Part of indoctrination into any cult is taking a poorly socialized outsider and making them think they’re on the inside of a big secret. I don’t know how I feel about the videos, since they’re damaging to the victims’ families. Certainly having them go viral as the shooting is still happening is wrong, but maybe if they’re behind a bunch of warnings and victims identities are blurred, they might be OK to share, especially if there’s a denialist movement around the shooting (which is probably inevitable).

Hey Facebook, Your Standards Seem Arbitrary, Capricious, and Stupid

My facebook account is closed to the public, meaning that only people I know personally, who follow me and whom I follow, can see what I post. So basically, the only people who can see what I say and post have signed up for this shit and know full well the hot mess they are dealing with. Despite that, I am somehow run afoul of facebook’s community standards:

You know what passes facebook’s community standards? This:

That’s right- Alex Jones, despite being very publicly banned from facebook, is back in full force:

Alex Jones, the rabidly anti-LGBTQ conspiracy theorist who hosts the web-show InfoWars was banned from Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Twitter and Vimeo last year. But he has apparently snuck back onto Facebook, and so far he’s getting away with it.

The Daily Dot reports that Jones’ InfoWars is now available on Facebook via three pages called NewsWars, InfoWars Live 24/7 and Prison Planet.TV. All of them run anti-LGBTQ content which conflates LGBTQ rights with pedophilia.

Jones has admitted that his company operates NewsWars and its related website,, but he has denied personally running any of the Facebook pages.

Many of the posts contain InfoWars videos, helping Facebook users connect with Jones and his anti-LGBTQ and Islamophobic views despite formally being banned on the world’s largest social network.

Fuck you Zuckerberg, you piece of shit nazi enabler. And I can say that here, because as you all know, we have no god damned standards.

This Is How You Fight- Gillum Edition

This may be the greatest portion of any political debate ever:

Were I there I would have been butt naked after that having thrown my bra and panties on the stage. This blog is now a Gillum 2020/2024/2028/2032 full service blog.

Sweet mother of mercy I need a cold shower.

Same Old Shit

I always thought the Greatest Generation stuff was overstated until the last five years when I noticed we can’t even get Nazis off twitter and facebook.

I Am Very Worried About This

Children are being awakened in the middle of the night so that they can be moved with minimum public notice to a concentration camp near Tornillo, Texas. They have no school and minimal access to legal aid. Although this latest article has no overall numbers, what I have seen is in the range of 13,000, spread across who knows how many “shelters.”

It’s pretty clear that the administration has no plans for dealing with these children, only an intention to make people who try to cross the border miserable. Accommodations have been ad hoc from the start.

What happens as more children are collected and those in custody stay there? This is a large number of people to take care of. They are emotionally traumatized. They are not receiving schooling. There will be sexual and other assaults.

What happens as there is no provision to get them back to family? What happens as the numbers grow?

There are two relatively recent historical answers to the questions. During World War II, between 110,000 and 120,000 Japanese were extracted from their homes and made to live in camps in the interior of the country. Most of them made it back to something like normal lives, although many lost most of their property. The children were interned with their families.

The other historical example does not end even that well.