"We train young men to drop fire on women and children, yet their commanders will not allow them to write fuck, on their aeroplanes, because, it’s obscene!”
I want to be a nemesis for the people Dr King talked about when he said the true opposition of social justice and change was the white moderate; "who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice". 50 years ago and he had me dead on. A comfortable life can make a person gasp at the hardships of the oppressed, but still wag their fingers and say “Can you keep it down? I have to get up in the morning.”
People have done horrible villainous things with clear hearts because they believed it was the right thing to do. Like Colonel Kurtz’ monolog in Apocalypse Now, where he talks of men whose hearts are full of love but who have the strength to commit atrocity. I don’t want to hurt for the sake of hurting, I want to be villainous because the bad people in the world are completely boring in their villainy. They are predators of the weak and helpless. The motivations for such seem incredibly infantile. Their scramblings for power are so banal that the white moderate can be comfortably outraged and run to vote and feel good with what they did. White moderates need a real villain.
— Daniell Koepke (via 691180)