So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin

Very sane advice. For my part as I’m a little arthritic lady who can’t run, I’m just not going to be the asshole. I think that’s a pretty easy road for everyone to take.

What a Witch

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Great. This is a necessary behavior in the face of the election of the most overtly racist, sexist, xenophobic, anti- gender and sexual minority candidate in the history of the modern United States. You know the rhetoric of his campaign was wrong. It was the very worst thing about America and you want to do what you can to combat the result. Good. Do that.

But don’t do it without a plan. Because the very last thing a tense situation needs is someone full of good intentions but with no knowledge of de-escalation tactics or self-defense. Your intentions are not a tangible shield. If you don’t make a plan, you will get yourself or the person you are trying to defend very killed.

Let’s avoid that.

So make a plan.

Some of you can stop reading now. You have, or know how to make a plan and you don’t need…

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14 thoughts on “So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin

  1. Pence’s religious views of the LGBT community is self righteous, pompous and Ungodly. No one has the right to judge other peoples’ styles.

    • Do you realize what you’ve written? I think you mean, “Neither he nor any other person has a right to judge their life styles.” You’ve said that ONLY he has the right. 😀

      • It took me several minutes to figure out what was meant in this response. Normally I don’t kick people for grammar because I make mistakes all the time, but this time I was bewildered. :O

      • Whew! I’m glad you cleared that up for me.
        Pence reminds me of a panzer commander in an old war movie. He’d look good in the uniform.
        Being an old white guy, I can tell you from the looks I’ve been getting when I’m in town that intolerance has no political affiliation. Nor do I.
        As far as wearing a safety pen, I don’t think so. I want it to be a surprise when I go up side somebody’s head.
        As far as religion in this election, I see nothing of the Jesus teachings reflected–on either side.

      • It was awful (I started to type offal, really). I’m not wearing a safety pin, either. It reminds me of after 9/11 and everyone was suddenly sporting an American flag. No. If I can’t stand up for, and represent, myself then phooey.

      • I know… It was “Let’s put up the two most disgusting human beings currently in the public eye and vote for them for President.” No wonder almost half the country didn’t vote. I’m an anarchist myself and, it would seem, so are the people living around me. We’re responsible for ourselves and to each other and no one has to “help” us with that. I say fuck government.

      • I say that, except when I need to go to the VA hospital.
        I say fuck politicians, who’ve screwed government up.
        I wrote it that way because they’re all guilty.

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