It’s no secret here that I am not a fan of the U.S. government as it is now, and probably as it’s ever been. Clearly, this is something I share in common with many people around the world and across all political spectrums. Pretty much unless you’re a registered Democrat with a blue wave in your Twitter handle, or you’re currently collecting a sweet government salary, benefits, and power as a lawmaker, you probably kind of hate the government.

But what is government? This question started brewing in my noggin a while ago after talking with someone I know who…


This is an updated and expanded version of a Twitter thread.

Hello! Did you see Trump tweeting about anarchists/domestic terrorists taking over Seattle and what to know what the heck is really going on? Lucky for you, I’ve compiled everything I know about the events that led up to the creation of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (that’s capitol with an O, not an A), the rumors that led to Trump’s tweets about it, and what’s really happening there. I myself am a lifetime Seattle-area resident and a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and the autonomous zone. …


Originally published on Not Sorry Feminism.

It’s looking like in spite of the DNC’s best efforts, Bernie Sanders is likely to be the nominee for President. If we want to get Trump out of office four years early, which will be the real challenge because the incumbent always has the advantage, we need to be ready to counter all the shit that’s going to be lobbed at Bernie and his policy positions.

Let’s start with Medicare for All, because Jon Oliver did a segment on it and it really lays out the most common concerns with it in a fair…


You may or may not be aware that on December 12, 2018, I published a Medium post entitled “Maynard James Keenan is a Rapist and I’m Dead Inside.” This was nearly six months after an anonymous Twitter account published a detailed rape accusation about the frontman of the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Over eight months after that, Tool released its first album in 13 years.

On that same day, which is today, I received an email alert that someone had responded to my December 12, 2018 post.

I’ve received a few responses to that post, one that…


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Originally published on Not Sorry Feminism.

Oh boy, more financial advice for us poors from a middle-class white finance writer who writes for a stock advice website with the tagline “Smarter, Happier, and Richer.”

You don’t need that: Average American spends almost $18,000 a year on nonessentials

You might have already seen the graphic that USA TODAY tweeted out for this article because everyone’s dragging them for basically telling us all to crash the U.S. economy.

The average adult in the USA spends $1,497 a month on nonessential items. All told, that’s roughly $18,000 a year on things we can…


Originally published on Not Sorry Feminism.

[TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT, RAPE CULTURE, TRAUMA]

If you’re confused right now, that headline and this article is a direct response to the Pacific Standard article that showed up in my inbox this morning.

Trigger Warnings Do Not Work, New Study Finds

I don’t remember how or why I ended up subscribing to the Pacific Standard weekly newsletter, but I thought they were a pretty good publication, so I let it slide. Not anymore. UNSUBSCRIBE.

I would love to go over this study in detail, but unfortunately, it’s behind a fucking paywall. However, this…


Originally published on Not Sorry Feminism.

I want to state right off that I’m white and have no idea what it’s like to experience racial abuse, let alone what it’s like to be a Native American having to listen to a bunch of rich white kids in MAGA hats chant “build that wall” at you when they’re the descendants of the real invaders who committed genocide upon your people and is still making life hell for you upon your stolen land to this day.

But I have been harassed by a group of mostly white boys who knew targetted me…


Originally published on Not Sorry Feminism.

I’m pretty sure. I googled ‘American healthcare system collapsing” and there are several articles from last year expressing the same thing so I don’t think I’m out of line here. The reason I’m talking about this now is because this shit is trending on Twitter right now:

Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada to get hernia surgery https://t.co/M2hPtpV6Nt pic.twitter.com/jH35VzLx17

— Courier Journal (@courierjournal) January 14, 2019

One second.

Ok.

All joking aside, this is a serious problem that is already killing people are is poised…


Originally published on Not Sorry Feminism.

As I’ve expressed many times before, I have a hard time understanding at a gut level how people can be so callous and heartless when it comes to the poorest and most desperate human beings on this Earth. Over the break, I got into a Facebook comments argument with a woman who somehow found her way onto my blog’s Facebook page. This woman was a straight up pro-Trump, pro-wall, anti-immigrant bigot. It’s been a while since I’ve talked to one of these types, because it’s generally a waste of time and bad for me…

Lindsey Weedston

Seattle area writer interested in anarchist and communist theory but definitely anti-capitalist, abolitionist, and angry.

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