A chap by the name of George Orwell said it best. “In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Midnighter Mode in 3…..2…..1…….
The fight for equal rights continues to hit a fever pitch. Trans people are fighting for basic human decency, my Asian siblings continue to be #WhiteWashedOUT of their own culture. My fellow Wakandans are fighting for their lives and reminding the planet that #BlackLivesMatter.
One of the key battlegrounds has been on social media. PoCs are getting in formation and speaking their truth and embracing their power.
However, they may find themselves on hostile ground when it comes to social media, specifically The Book of Face.
As nerds of color continue to discuss diversity in media, many of us have found our accounts being suspended on the Book of Face due to bogus charges and the racist white Gestapos who helm the “Community Standards.”
One example is disgraced comic book and video game writer Micah Ian Wright, proud Bernie Bro and Imperial Wizard. Whenever I discussed diversity in regards tv shows and comics, he would never miss a chance to spew that smug liberal fauxgressive racist bile and the moment I called him out on his white privilege, Fauxcahontas would pull a Dolezal and claimed to be indigenous. Being of Native decent, I didn’t take to kindly to the perpetrating and eventually handed him his walking papers.
Recently I was discussing the election with some mutual friends and Micah Ian Wright came on bashing President Obama and explaining how Saint Bernard of perpetual berning sensation is the second coming. When it was explained to Nathan Bedford Forest that Sanders’ poor and outright bigoted track record alienated him from nonwhite voters (not to mention his frequent attacks on this country ‘s very popular first black president) he proceeded to whitesplain.
When I called him David Duke Jr, he threw an epic hissy fit. Because you know calling out racism is more offensive than the actual racism. Never mind the fact that other white commenters called him out also. He didn’t have a problem with them. But the uppity Cherokee Wakandan Eternian went too far.
Micah flounced 3 times and kept returning to argue. When that didn’t work, minions were sent.
And when none of that worked, Micah Ian Wright aka Fauxcahontas aka David Duke Jr decided to go yapping to the Captain and making false charges. He didn’t report the three other white guys who called him out also. Just yours truly.
But this is typical of keyboard gangsters and Bernie Bots. You know the type. Loud as a motorbike but wouldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight.
Oh yes the white dude who lied about being 1/84 Cherokee Princess also lied about being an Army Ranger.
Isn’t that right Stephen Glass? Or should I say GI Joke.
White allies like her be like:
Still not convinced, then have a gander.
Then of course most recently there was this TERF Casey Bosler aka Casey Odinsson.
A racist transphobe who prides himself on being a liberal white fauxgressive, or more concisely another Bernie Bro, Bosler was recently called out on a very transphobic post he made on social media.
Needless to say myself, Monica Roberts and several PoC and trans peeps explained to Bosler and his other white friends why the OP and their comments were problematic.
Cue Bosler’s fellow Bernie Bros to commence with whitesplaining to PoCs and trans folks. Such as this idiot who states that black folks need white people to prosper in Amerikkka. A few highlights.
It’s cute when they try to gaslight you. But what was also telling was that Bosler remained silent the entire time while his racist white dudebros whitesplained how black people need white folks and that even though blacks don’t benefit from a system doesn’t make it racist. Which is why I severed ties with the former acquaintance. Not here for racists or transphobes.
Nor am I here for those who remain silent and allow other white folks to engage in rampant bigotry.
A point I made to Hippie Longstockings when he showed up unwelcomed on my space a few days later.
And in typical Bernie Bot fashion, he became incensed and blocked me. Now had he stopped there he would’ve been fine. After all, I’m always thankful when the garbage takes itself out. But no. He decided after blocking me to file a bogus report to Facebook claiming that I was bullying and harassing him. Notice he didn’t have an issue with me for several days until I called him out when he came on my page. Notice he didn’t even refute any of the points I made. He was mad that what I said was the God’s honest truth. But see that’s typical of white fauxgressives. They don’t mind pretending to be allies for hobby and hubris but the second a minority establishes boundaries and agencies, they revert to form and allow their inner bitchness to manifest.
Which is why Woody Woodpeckerwood did a victory lap with his fellow Nazis.
But this is textbook white supremacy. The second we speak truth, they try to silence us any way they can. Now if Bosler reacts this way to blacks when we get too uppity for him, makes you wonder what his reaction is to women when they speak out of turn.
But if being blocked or banned on social media is the result of me standing tall for my trans and non gender binary siblings, I will take that hit proudly. Better me than them.
Of course this was the most hilarious piece of irony.
Oh don’t worry. You and yours are going to learn today. Might I suggest my man Langston. After all, my patronus and I share a birthday.
Sweet and docile,
Meek, humble, and kind:
Beware the day
They change their minds!
In the cotton fields,
Beware the hour
It uproots trees!”
When you come for this Once and Future King, you best not miss. I was attacked, I was warned, I was gaslit, I was banned. Nevertheless I persisted.
Here’s your Bern notice!!!!!!
Still not convinced, then have a gander.
So what does this all mean? The Mayans were right. A great change is upon us. There is a paradigm shift happening. The old gods are dying but they are hellbent on trying to make the world burn before they pass.
All of this should motivate us to speak louder and fight harder. Resist, persist, rebel and most importantly excel.
Wakanda is coming. The revolution will not be televised but it will be coming to a theater near you.