by Melanie Gillman
I love this, but at the same time am a bit creeped out by the bouquet of fish. Even though I’ve written fish-eating mermaids before.
I love GLaDOS, is it legal to marry abusive fictional humans-turned-robots yet
+1 on the GLaDOS love.
so yeah, these are funny and everything. but lets not pretend that the problem here is that he accidently chose him a white supremacist catch phrase when he’s not a big a ol’ white supremacist.
I don’t doubt that this was a big ol’ accident. that he didn’t mean to have a KKK catch phrase. I know 100% right now he’s freaking out trying to do damage control. to me the point is not if this is an accident or a mistake—
but how *easy* it is to *use* phrases like that. How natural and right it seems to say something like “keep america american.” how much groundwork needs to be laid down in the form of minute men, ICE, protecting america, boycott islamic fundementalist!, protect our borders, doing the job our government won’t do, jihadists, sneaking through the borders, illegalz, illegal souled, anchor babies, job stealing, real american bullshit for us to get to the point that former KKK catch phrases roll off our tongues like they were always meant to be there?
to me, this isn’t an indicator that mit romney made a bad choice—it’s an indicator of how dangerous and violent the US is right now, and the decades of violence so many of us have survived on the march up to this point.