[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.
1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson
1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson
1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson
1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson
1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]
once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them
'protests turn violent'
'clashes with police'
'violence breaks out'
'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing
all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!
i’m really tired of it
Yo, I’ve studied this. They use vague language to:
A) divert attention from themselves as the aggressor
B) make whatever action was taken look unavoidable. As if, somehow, it was beyond their control.
They did the same shit with the Iraq War, is it surprising they continue to do it with Gaza and Ferguson?
if gaga ever did that ice water challenge thing i’d want her to make it the sexiest video of the kind ever. like she should call steven klein to shoot the water falling on her naked body in slow motion while the sickest remix of sexxx dreams plays. different camera angles. wet hair game strong. even some ice on mouth teasing. the sexiest ice water challenge video ever to shame everyone who tries to do it next.