What do you mean there was never a plot arc where Boyd got some answers, Erica got to tear shit up, and Danny got to use his talents?
#somewhere in another world there’s a whole subplot that never showed up in the show#where Isaac tells Boyd and Erica about losing Cameron#and for the next few weeks they spend their nights curled around him#keeping him safe from dreams and memories alike#and then one night curled there in the darkness Boyd tells him about Alicia#and Erica sits up and a stray scrap of light from outside catches her eyes#and they shine like a predator’s and she says ‘we can find her’#and maybe a few days later Isaac catches Danny after lacrosse practice#and tells him ‘we’ll trade you answers for answers’#and Isaac and Boyd tell Danny about werewolves and everything going on with Jackson and Lydia#and then ask Danny for his help finding Alicia#and he tells them Jackson already explained—but he’ll help them anyway#because no one deserves to never know what’s happening to their loved ones#and then when they find her (because of course they find her) they’re trying to figure out how to get to her#and Danny just scoffs and says ‘what—you think you’re the only ones with packmates?’#and they don’t give him funny looks because by now they know to trust Danny#so they just plan to take a four-day-weekend#Danny clears their absences on Friday and Monday in the school system#and Lydia agrees to run interference with the teachers (and take care of notes and homework assignments)#and then when Erica and Boyd and Isaac are about to leave for the bus station#Jackson pulls up beside them and rolls his window down and then rolls his eyes and tells them to get in#Isaac makes a Mean Girls joke more out of reflex and shock than anything else#and Erica asks about the car—it’s a Porsche Cayenne; it belongs to Jackson’s mom; it’s not up for discussion—#but it does seat five and it’s a lot better than taking the bus#and if a couple hours down the road Boyd meets Jackson’s eyes in the rearview and asks why he’s doing this#Jackson opens his mouth to say something smart but in the end what comes out is a halting#’Danny says pack is supposed to be family-and you’re supposed to be my pack-and this girl is your family-so’#and he shrugs and probably looks a little lost for a second and then just puffs back up and says#’we’re still not talking about the car—and you still can’t drive it’#and all Boyd says is ‘fair enough’ (via ereborne)
sometimes i want to look hardcore and sometimes i want to look like a precious forest child and sometimes i want to look like a celestial being made of starlight and constellations
David Bowie doesn’t have this problem
FBI billboards not about Assata Shakur; it’s about repressing the black community
May 5, 2013
Following the ludicrous announcement that the Obama administration has placed Assata Shakur on its “most wanted terrorist list”, the FBI has erected billboards in Newark, New Jersey announcing its recently increased $2 million dollar reward. However, any critically thinking person knows that these billboards are not about capturing Assata Shakur but sending a message to the rest of us. Interestingly, perhaps just a coincidence or not, Newark, New Jersey is the place where a theater co-owned by Shaquille O’Neil, recently reneged on an agreement to show a popular independent film about the life of another former member of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Is Assata Shakur in New Jersey? No, she is not and the FBI and the Obama administration know exactly where she is, in Cuba where she has lived since being granted political asylum by its government in 1979 after escaping from prison.
This is not about Assata Shakur, it is about sending a message to the Black community and those that live within it who stand up to police violence, oppression and murder of residents, one of the very reasons for the formation of the Black Panthers. It is about the political repression of those who advocate on the behalf of the many political prisons being held by the United States government often in torturous conditions. It is about sending a message to anyone who would take up arms in defense of life, liberty and true freedom in a country that is home to the largest prison population in the world which the federal government and various corporations use as slave labor. It is about sending a message to those that would dare stand up and point out that the US government is the most violent entity on the planet and one that commits acts of terrorism against non-white people and nations on behalf of maintaining the American imperialist status-quo.
Why else would the U.S. government seek to name Assata Shakur as a domestic terrorist after all these decades? We are talking about a woman who was shot twice while attempting to give herself up to police who were co-operating with Federal authorities to target and assassinate or otherwise eliminate members of the Black Liberation movement just as they had done and admitted in a civil lawsuit to doing to Martin Luther King Jr.
The FBI and its corporate media wing fail to report the details of the sham case built against Assata Shakur after failing to win convictions on other trump up charges. The corporate media is failing to point out that a police officer, a state witness against Assata Shakur for the murder of another police officer, has recanted his testimony and admitted to lying on the stand. Medical personnel stated that because of nerves severed by a bullet, Assata Shakur would have been physically prevented from firing a weapon and it was also stated that her wounds indicate her hands were raised when she was shot consistent with her claim that she was giving herself up.
Just as Assata Shakur has pointed out that COINTELPRO utilized and received full cooperation from the corporate media to demonize and alienate freedom fighters from the people who supported them, corporate media today is still fulfilling that role. The concept of a free and independent press in America has always been a fraud and it remains so today.
DO NOT FUCKING SLEEP ON THIS SHIT EVER.
Think of this; our government has placed efforts into researching social networks on the internet to pinpoint possible civilian activism (that may pose a threat to white supremacist capitalist order), and just last year they started putting up these billboards that again demonized Assata Shakur and painted her as a wanted killer rather than a framed activist. None of this is coincidental, they’re trying to specifically instill fear into black women who may want to join activist circles with similar interests as that of Assata. They want to make sure that another Assata doesn’t happen because why the fuck else would they randomly start putting billboards of someone who’s BEEN announced as ‘Most Wanted’ with a 2 million dollar bounty on her life. Why? intimidation. Our government has been studying us well and they probably fear another revolutionary or many revolutionaries similar to her will come through. Don’t ever forget how fearful our government is of intelligent black women.
amarinekick said: I have resisted snapchat for so long but I would make this sacrifice and give in for talkstripsgetknit
do it erika
do it for the snapchat
It is done
but the important question is, am I too old for this…
I’m mackalackie! I’ll find you and then we have to suck in the rest of the group!!