literally what’s happening in Ferguson
This song makes me so happy. Listen to it and let it make your ear drums happy.
Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
Here are some Rocket Raccoon doodles I made tonight. I was really trying to push some expressions. got some work to do to stay stylistically consistent, but for test doodles these came out pretty good, I think! :D
The Urididae is a type of moth and it’s cocoon is a bright orange color, that sometimes looks golden. The cocoon is usually suspended on a long thread below a leaf.
The net structure of the cocoon allows for more airflow over the pupa. This prevent fungus and mold from being able to grow on it.
Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.
[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.
1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson
1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson
1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson
1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson
1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]
Ugg. There is literally a war zone in our country… A war of hatred and racism being rained down on innocent people. I’ve been mostly tumblr silent on all this so far because I have nothing really to add to the dialogue, and I figure everyone on this site already knows, so I’ve just been keeping non-online friends and family updated. But wow… this just gets to me. We need to fix this, and i just don’t know how. I would normally say the government needs to step in, but… They know what is happening and haven’t fixed it. And it’s just gotten worse. The powers in charge don’t care about the people of Ferguson and it is making me sick. It revealed a rotten sickness of racism and classism in the government that is far worse than i had ever imagined existed.
Guys, go and donate to the funds set up for the people there, spread the information to people beyond the internet hubs you usually haunt, protest, sign petitions, do everything you can. I don’t know if it will actually effect change, but fuck, we have to do something.