I see so many people talking about getting back to “normal”. Why the fuck would we want that? Normal is this blood sacrifice fed monolith we call the economy. Normal is the hyper popularization of hate. Normal is the stark trauma that our election is between 2 racist sex offenders. Normal is the Jeff Bezos, Hobby Lobby dystopia where only profit matters and fuck the people because “God told me”. Normal is shitting all over the singular environment we all share and calling it progress. Normal is continuing the indigenous genocide in the name of pipelines. We can’t fucking drink oil or eat money! Normal is this abusive late stage capitalism that we call American life. We don’t need normal, we need a hard reset. If America needs this normal to exist, then it’s high time for extinction.
– C Fish
The KXL pipeline spilled 383000 gallons of oil onto North Dakota wetlands. The exact shit the indigenous water protectors told us would fuckin happen. Too many were stuck in a colonized mindset lambasting and doubting all who were #NODAPL and #NOKXL. So to fully unpack of where to lay blame. The Obama administration initially broke the treaties that allowed these lines to run through tribal lands that serve as preserves for natural resources including waterways. The Army Corps of Engineers actually argued against the pipelines which held up the black snake’s progress until Trump came in and disrespectfully ignored them. And now there’s poison leaking all over the wetlands. As it rains the oil will make its way to the rivers and also further bleed black into the soil. So on top of all of the brutality committed against the water protectors now the North Dakota landscape has been irreparably damaged. It’s a continuation of manifest destiny.