Jesse Williams everyone. 👏👏👏👏👏 just slow clap it out.
Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.
Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?
Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.
And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.
"The ghost of bull conner" ~ MHP
Joe Russo: We always said that the whole movie lives or dies on that last scene between him and Bucky. You know, this third act is a fait accompli in a way. It’s a superhero movie.
Steve McFeely: I suspect he will win.
Joe Russo: The expectation is that he will win. But the real story is will he win Bucky, will he save his friend, will his friend kill him, will he have to kill his friend? The tragedy of that moment was the most important thing to us as directors in the third act. That’s the real climax of the act.
Steve McFeely: Yeah, from jump street we always worked towards getting to: “I will sacrifice myself in order to reach my friend.” And so “end of the line” has been the line since the very beginning. And Sebastian nails it, it cracks him.
Chris Markus: Again, it’s about Steve trying to save his past.
Joe Russo: It’s the last thing he has left.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Audio Commentary
"I’ll forgive anything if it’s a pretty girl!"
Okay, Usagi meta time: this is of course, another example of Usagi’s greatest strength being her acceptance of everyone and how she admires and is inspired by the women she comes into contact with.
Girls are taught by society to feel jealous and competitive towards girls percieved as prettier. But Usagi sees a hot girl and has hearts in her eyes and be closer to her. This isn’t just a virtue that comes from being queer. I know from experience that even girls who like girls will feel inadequate and intimidated when we see a ridiculously hot girl- “she’s hot, I’m not. I could never approach her. I could never be like her” And then the resentment society pounded into us comes in.
But there isn’t that for Usagi. She sees Rei and there’s no resentment or automatic comparing of herself to Rei- it’s just “a pretty girl! That’s so awesome! I’m crushin’ hard and I wanna get to know her!” She doesn’t allow any of the prejudices or obstacles society puts in place to get in her way. She loves pretty girls. She doesn’t feel the need to match them, she just wants to enjoy looking at them and being with them. She sees a hot girl and admires her and wants to be with her. That’s Usagi’s strength- she doesn’t let petty things slow her down when loving ladies- whether it’s a physical attraction or emotional.
Rei is probably used to girls resenting her for her looks or being intimidated by them. But she’s not going to get that here. She’s going to get a girl who is incredibly open in her admiration and will embrace Rei for all she is.
And that includes her powers. Usagi was attacked and now Rei’s talking about demonic presence and she doesn’t give a shit. Who cares if she had weird powers? That just makes her awesome! She’s a shrine maiden! That’s awesome! Usagi just accepts and admires Rei for her skill and occupation. Rei’s been ostracized for being powerful and strange, but here she’s found someone who will embrace, admire and celebrate what is different about her.