I know it hasn't sunk in yet, and your still processing it.
But we just lost the Right to control our own bodies. And if you don't have that Right, then what rights do you even have now?
You won't get them back with a ballot box, you won't get them back by calling your representative.
The only way Rights have ever been won, have been through Social Upheaval. Through communities connecting and organizing with eachother. Through brave, yet violent acts of dissent.
Clarence Thomas, concurring, explicitly calls on the Supreme Court to overrule Griswold (right to contraception), Lawrence (right to same-sex intimacy), and Obergefell (right to same-sex marriage). https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/19-1392_6j37.pdf
Like, is now a good time to mention the Texas GOP just ratified their new platform which calls for repealing the 1965 Voting Rights Act and removing all legal rights for LGBT people?
Like, deleting their legal rights to exist.
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"The #COVID lockdown has demonstrated 3 things:
* Our economy collapses as soon as it stops selling useless stuff to over-indebted people
* It is perfectly possible to reduce pollution
* The lowest paid people in the country are essential to its functioning"
As coming from a country that slowly descended into dictatorship, fascism and state-sanctioned genocide: this is exactly how things started in my country.
It pains me so much to see this happening here in the US. And it’s even more painful that the “good people” are apathetic and pretending it’s not their problem. Again, exactly like it happened in the country I’m from.
The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.
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