Chris Crass is an activist, a father, and a big fan of sci-fi and fantasy… and he won’t let the death eaters have our children.
No matter how many times I tried to get his face clean, the evidence of last night’s ice cream sandwich is all over his face. The sun is rising, and I love taking long, let me breathe with the universe, looks at River sleeping, so sweet in his bed. August Elwyn is half asleep, half nursing and he’s entirely gorgeous. I look at my fierce partner as she sleeps, and I love being in this world, building our family, together.
And as I think about my boys, my body is full of love and rage, as I know the forces of Mordor, of the Death Eaters, of the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy Empire are out there and that they gain wealth and power from twisting the hearts and souls of children like mine and turn them against the children of families of color, that this economy dries people to the bone and throws them away, and that sexism wages war on men’s hearts to rob them of emotional connection and literacy as it turn them into warriors against women and gender nonconforming people.
We will fight you Voldemort. We will bring down this ruling order of blood soaked, soul destroying capitalism, and we shall unite our many people to stand between you, Sauron, and our children, and together we will declare, “You Shall Not Pass!” And we will continue building the beloved community as our ancestors and elders have taught us, and we shall teach our babies these ways too. And in the streets, in our families and communities, in strategy meetings, in shared meals between comrades and loved ones, and in the hearts and minds of more people then we know, we are building the Rebel Alliance for Collective Liberation.
We are coming together in sophisticated ways across the razor wired walls you built in our (sub)consciousness and we are learning the ways of the Liberatory Force. And we are learning to believe in each other and our selves, rather then your manufactured, internalized voices of inferiority and failure. Your Death Star, your white supremacist death culture, your anti-Black, 1% of the wealth, violently unequal, misogynistic system will fall! My babies are waking up soon, and so are millions of others, and like the sun, we will rise!
Good morning movement family, I love you, I see you, I believe in us, I believe that we will win. With love in our hearts, our fists raised high, and our vision and sense of possibility, raised even higher!