We — Yevgeny Zamyatin
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Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The Two of Them by Joanna Russ
zieweed commented on the blog post These Are Not The Violent Extremists You Are Looking For
besides being a long time TBogg lurker, I’ve been diagnosed/labeled paranoid schizophrenic. I’m both out and active on civil rights issues re: psychiatric disability.
like the rest of humanity, crazy people are capable of violence. but when there’s homicide headlines, my reaction includes: “I hope the perpetrator wasn’t one of us.” violence is expected of us, projected on us, and tends to fuel regressive legislation. so when this kind of incident occurs I don’t just feel stricken for the victims, or the country, or angry about hate speech and violence-promoting rhetoric. I feel (for lack of a better word) paranoid about the social and legal response.
for what it’s worth, researchers at Northwestern University found that people with severe mental illness were victims of violent crime at a rate over eleven times higher than the general population. see
A Christmas sonnet featuring Cthulhu:
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