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I found this.

It is bizarre to find things you wrote linked to in various places. It is also super weird to find out that my post was the first introduction some people had to prison abolition.

Those folks over at xkcd seemed a tad confused by my post so far. It is a) crazy, and b) incoherent.

a) Come one… I even posted a link to the googlebook for madnss and civilization. I think people don’t read links.

b) I find sometimes people have trouble reading things that don’t march the reader from point a to point b to point c to point d and so on. That is mad boring. Language, writing is suppossed to be fun. I write logically for school more than enough. When I’m not writing for school I want to explore language. If that post has arguments they are made through inference. You won’t find me writing any logical proofs any time soon.

Hmmmm….. To be honest I found that article/post (the one in the link) to be a bit incoherent. I couldn’t quite make out whether it was trying to make a case against imprisonment, for animal abuse, or on something or other about race.

Come on, now. I feel like that reflects more on them than on me. Nobody is arguing for animal abuse, but then some white vegans have made that connection too. (Which to me says something about how a lot of vegans really feel about livestock). Me being upset about incarcerated folks doesn’t mean I think that what they did was fine and dandy, it just means I’m upset about incarcerated folks.

The quote above also reminds me of how people can’t seem to make statements that are multi-faceted and intersectional, because other folks can’t deal with those sorts of statements without trying to find out what the True Argument is.

So I’ve realized that a Watson Fellowship isn’t something just anyone has a chance to win. So I’m thinking I might try and get one, deadline is mid-October and I’ll need a proposal and letters of recomendation.

So as of right now I have two thoughts on what I would want to do:

1. An Exploration of Subsaharan African Metropoles– because popular conceptions of Africa leave cities, especially big cities out.

(Bamako, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos)

or 2. Travel to different Anglo Settler Colonies and find out if there is a common thread to how the folks who lived there who weren’t white experience/d life in said colonies.

(Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa).

I need to give it more thought.