-the power of small acts / i actually like my job
-skirts, tights, boots
leaving things unfinished here. ideas, conversations, promises for visits. text messages not returned, and apologies. touching down in minneapolis could make me forget about it all. i really want to finish things though.
via Glenn Greenwald
“It is a ‘scandal’ when the Government conceals things it is doing without any legitimate basis for that secrecy. Each and every document that is revealed by WikiLeaks which has been improperly classified — whether because it’s …innocuous or because it is designed to hide wrongdoing — is itself an improper act, a serious abuse of government secrecy powers. Because we’re supposed to have an open government — a democracy — everything the Government does is presumptively public, and can be legitimately concealed only with compelling justifications. That’s not just some lofty, abstract theory; it’s central to having anything resembling ‘consent of the governed.’
But we have completely abandoned that principle; we’ve reversed it. Now, everything the Government does is presumptively secret; only the most ceremonial and empty gestures are made public. That abuse of secrecy powers is vast, deliberate, pervasive, dangerous and destructive. That’s the abuse that WikiLeaks is devoted to destroying, and which its harshest critics — whether intended or not — are helping to preserve. There are people who eagerly want that secrecy regime to continue: namely, (a) Washington politicians, Permanent State functionaries, and media figures whose status, power and sense of self-importance are established by their access and devotion to that world of secrecy, and (b) those who actually believe that — despite (or because of) all the above acts — the U.S. Government somehow uses this extreme secrecy for the Good. Having surveyed the vast suffering and violence they have wreaked behind that wall, those are exactly the people whom WikiLeaks is devoted to undermining.”
— Andrea Pitzer from “Sharing stories”
Another good pull quote:
These videos work not because of dramatic visuals or intimate audio but because of the pair’s commitment to an original story idea.
“The best way to know if someone is interested is to invade their personal or intimate spaces.”
I up & started a tumblr!
Goal with this: TBD. but for now it’s a +1 to my series of internet time wasters.