"In the records of forty-four Cook County coroner’s inquests she examined, [Leslie J] Reagan found that all the women who had abortions were working-class immigrants or the daughters of immigrants. The state’s focus “on regulating the use of abortion by working-class women” meant that policing largely exempted middle- and upper-class women."
My father said to me once while drunk
that they made him into a Marine at Parris Island.
And a Marine, he said, is a killer."
I knew a lot of killers. I knew them in living rooms,
supermarkets, hardware stores, schools, churches,
football fields, taverns and all the regular places.
Few had been to prison except for the cells
behind their eyes, where they served life sentences
with dead friends and the enemies they killed.
Some taught me to play baseball, some taught
Sunday school, some taught me to fight,
drink, smoke cigarettes or chew snuff, to fish,
hunt, sing or shoot pool. Some showed me gentleness,
the value of silence, to use my mind,
to hate no one. Some taught me to fear people
with dark skin or people who worshipped
different gods. Some beat me or did worse things
I can't talk about. I knew a lot of killers.
They were our fathers, uncles and grandfathers.
They were men who worked the mines, mills
barges and railroads. They were men who never
spoke to us about the killing they were made
to do. Some were men who left their families
to wander from town to town like wild dogs
shot down by other killers in police uniforms
outside liquor stores or to slowly die on barstools
with a drink in their hand and their names
never spoken again at the family table. I knew
a lot of killers. Today we're asked to remember
when all they want to do is forget.
cars are inherently bad, not only because they put financial stress on an individual, but because they cause class divide, further emphasizing individualism, selfishness, and isolation
fuck cars. fund public transportation for collectivism and class consciousness
"Profits are the unpaid wages of the working class"
Sticker spotted in San Bernardino, California