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Patrick Joseph
19 August 2014 @ 11:28 am
Control always uses force under the guise of restoring order, spreading democracy, and protecting decent folk from the terrorists/looters/dissidents/incursionists/etc. These are often code words for "the residents."

Control also uses lies, obfuscation, and suppression of the press to direct the narrative. The press that succeeds in reporting is the fringe, or has an agenda. A young man "robbing a store of cigars" is much more inflammatory than "he shoplifted less than $10 of crap" By the time "the video tape showed him paying for his purchase." comes out there is too much noise to quiet the sympathizers of control/mind your own business/but he was black crowd. Might is right, and the citizen is less than the state.

Any infraction or whisper of imperfection becomes a justification for murder. He was high? I've been high. You've been high. Your mama's been high. No one shot us 6 times for it. Society didn't crumble, and the National Guard was not deemed a necessary reaction. Amnesty International didn't show up, and I am damn sure Nelly didn't either.

This is all my slightly distanced way of saying "this is the most racist reprehensible fucking vile and destructive abuse of police power I can remember since Katrina, and the officer must be brought to trial and judged by 12 members of the community he so clearly feels he can wipe his brutal inhuman ass on."
Patrick Joseph
23 December 2009 @ 02:42 pm
1. X-Men Omnibus (38 issues under 1 roof- 848 pages)
2. Daredevil Omnibus (34 issues- about 800 pages)
3. Captain America Omnibus (26 issues- about 700 pages)
4. Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus (18 comics- 500 pages)
5. Doctor Fate Archives (43 issues: Golden Age, so the stories were shorter- 396 pages)

I know, I should actually weigh them, but page count and issues reprinted is a pretty good metric.
Patrick Joseph
19 December 2009 @ 12:51 pm
The content over at Hectic Engine has been drastically revised, added to, and updated. There are even PayPal buttons should there be any Holiday Cheer in anyone's pockets.

Check it out.
Patrick Joseph
05 December 2009 @ 11:35 am
Instead of writing another angry screed to the New York legislature, I'm just posting this.