Richmond isnt safe starting now
Dont go to Richmond tomorrow or Monday until everything is over. It will not be safe. Leave Richmond if you can. If you are a minority, this goes double. You are not safe. Dozens of white nationalist, Nazi, fascist and otherwise far right militas are on their way to Rva right now to take part in the 2nd amendment protest on Monday. Richmond is not safe. If you can't leave, don't leave the house. Lock the door. The militias will be roaming streets. Please stay safe.
@soundhole it probably sounds like I'm overstating, and it's possible I am, but the odds that this event goes south fast are not favorable to say the least. It's unlikely this will go well. Better safe than dead.
Here's a WP article on what they expect the conditions will be. Lee Carter (rep who is going to be in a safehouse far from Richmond during this because he is the focus for many credible death threats) says it "severely underestimates" the threat.
@soundhole the FAA is shutting down flights in and out of Richmond, cops brought in "killdozers" (bulldozers with a snipers nest instead of a bucket on the arm) for crowd control, and local antifash groups and organizers i know, who arent cowards and are always ready to fight Nazis, are saying to everyone to sit this one out because it's too dangerous. all the players from Charlottesville will be there plus at least a dozen other groups, this isn't something I would take any risks with.
@soundhole if she is able to leave, I'd recommend she do so as soon as possible. Dozens of far right militas are coming from out of state, they won't be allowed into the official protest area with their guns so they will be out on the streets. This is bigger than media is making it out to be. The Republican house minority leader who was 100% in support of this rally did a 180 after being briefed on the threats, and is now supporting the governor calling a state of emergency. This is bad.
Seriously, Monday isn't the time to go to ur first protest or to confront fash for the first time. If u aren't prepared u'll get urself and ur comrades covering for you killed. u can do other things like inform your friends in Rva now to be safe, donate to local antifash orgs, and on Twitter, take pictures of any fash you see, mark with timestamp and location, and tweet it out w #fashspotting or DM it to /@TheQueerCrimer for them to post if you want to not draw attention to yourself.
Idk if any of you are in Richmond, but please don't leave the house unless you absolutely have to until this protest on Monday is over. If ur OOTL, a yearly 2A protest in Rva is being co-opted by fascists. 6 fash have already been arrested with the intent to kill and 3 of them with a plan to kill specific people. Assume the entire city is unsafe until this whole thing is over. If you aren't seasoned antifash, dont go to the protest, especially if you're a minority, you WILL get shot.
Toot string about killing your idols (1/5)
First said by Sonic Youth in 1983, after getting a bad review by music critic Robert Christgau, Sonic Youth wrote:
“I don’t know why you want to impress Christgau Ah, let that shit die and find out the new goal, Kill Your Idols”
So ‘Kill your idols’ originally meant: stop putting people on a platform in our head. Don’t make someone out to be special because they’re famous. Stop caring so much what they think. It was about how you relate to celebrities.
@IzzyWithAnIzze god i wish that was me
@trwnh fedi emos rise up
one of my all time faves is releasing his album one song at a time, and this one might be one of my new favorites of his
My cousins live in an absolute rural hellhole on the Eastern shore, but because it's such a hellhole, there's cheap houses with a lot of cheap land, and since there's so many little streams and rivers running throughout the area, a lot of the houses are waterfront
This is all to say I went kayaking on a stream that smelled like farm runoff but it's ok cause it was pretty
@satsuma fuck im gonna have to check dry cleaning out now, i love that
Don't do drugs, kids.
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