#introduction (x-post from eldritch.cafe bc how do you mastodon?) i'm elżbieta; i'm 26; i'm proud to represent minneapolis; i'm a musician, barista, and science student; i'm interested in literature and faith and baseball; i am a lesbian and a trans woman and an unroman catholic; i'm sober and vegan; i have no idea how mastodon works
Mauve's Polari Word of the Day
Polari quite understandably contains lots of different ways to refer to the police. Here are my favourites:
You can also refer to them as "orderly daughters", but personally I find the alliteration of names like Lily Law much more pleasing on the tongue.
@elzbieta lol nvm i snuck one in before dinnee
police arrest own commissioner for "disruptive" criticism. uspol. detroit.
Detroit police arrest a police commissioner who criticizes them/"disrupts" a meeting... no surprises he's a black man. And on a tech note, he was objecting to uses of facial recognition technology.
... the thing is -- the the police are not a redeemable entity. Getting into roles of some influence, advocating for your community while playing along by being part of it... it's gonna end like this
@elzbieta like some bot has decided i might have bipolar depression... and chosen to advertise gambling, one of the most notorious expressions of irresponsible risk-taking in people with that condition
unpacking some things with an exvangelical friend and we keep uncovering heresy after heresy of how small the gd of their upbringing was. they were taught to fear so many concepts that we both now consider biblically inspired, things like the divinity of evolving understandings (the rainbow as a promise, "you have heard it said... but i say to you...") or questioning at all (israel wrestling the angel, "why have you forsaken me")
we're all kinda weary about trying to report things, I think, since we come from a space where reporting issues gets you nowhere. not even a response, in many cases. but it's different here, if you're on a good instance (or sending to one).
we need to come together and point out these problems when we spot them, instead of just assuming they'll go away on their own, or that it's better to block and ignore. reporting may do nothing some places, but not reporting will /always/ do nothing.
@elzbieta i have the joking answer "whomever krista tippett is talking to" but obviously that's a dodge
Another lesson in don't believe white people's idea of history, b/c oh hey they're full of shit. Also, whites make up history for political reasons