To the girls who still support the British Jantar-Mantar eee !
Has this just been a 6 year-long bad trip?
Someone once said ‘religion is the opium of the masses’
Sis, tell me the truth, are you taking something stronger?
Is it straight up chemicals now?
Or is it something scary?
What does this feel like?
This 6 year-long high?
It’s ok, you can come down. We are here. We will still be here.
There are others here too.
We can’t get angry.
But we can get angry.
We can’t get violent.
We can’t get violent is what I meant Sis.
But of course, we can get angry, why won’t we get angry?
Haan Gul? Haan eM? Haan Di? Haan Aci? Haan Aish? Haa..
Grr…I cannot continue this…there are not enough empty word documents in the world.
Tell me, why can’t we get angry?
So it is ok, we can get angry.
We can type furiously; we can sharpen our words by typing over and over and over till sparks fly.
We can’t get violent but.
And that is a pity because high up there sister, there is terrifying violence.
Legitimized violence, socially sanctioned violence, religious violence, glorified violence, ritualistic violence, secret violence, not so secret violence, imbibed violence, internalized violence, violence that has been brewing and collecting and honing itself since maybe 3 score and 5 years ago?
Maybe less, maybe more?
We saw the dust storm waaayy back Sis.
It has been 18 years, since we saw trash being whipped clean off the ground, circling.
Crude oil spilling, flames gathering.
We see the evil eye sis because we are rooted.
We are looking up.
You say but Chingrez is not an option, arre but what happened to living in the now!
So many instagrammers are saying to live in the now.
NOW the evil is happening, what will you do about it now?
When Chingrez was there we wrote then too and if they come back again, we will write again and if someone else comes we will continue to write.
From one girl to another – this I promise you sis, that I will keep writing.
But you come here too na.
Some days it gets cold, some days I get tired, some days it is good to know that you are there for me too.
Just like we are always there for you.
Whenever you are ready to join us Sis.
Don’t you worry, we will not dwindle in number, for you see there will always be many oppressed for the few who oppress.
We have not changed since 0.8414709848
Apples still taste fucking good.
So, it is not likely we will go anywhere.
You see they can’t kill us.
If we die, where will they come from Sis!
So we exist and they can only exist while we do.
So we will never dwindle in number Sis, we can only grow.
So stop smoking that bad stuff, Sis.
Come down, join us here, at the roots,
where the grass grows best.
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