a buncha goddamn fascists…
So, being a fan of the ink and all, I have been pondering a lot of new ink lately. I do still have skin after all, and you know, because it really is fitting, I was pondering oh…that there design sitting right here on the post. And NOT even as a political statement, but because, well, yeah. It’s very me really. And I like it. And it was woo, me angry with a pen and a piece of paper made. BUT, you see, apparently, that would be a very, very bad idea. Never mind I vote and pay taxes and while I might look like one of those spooky backwoods militia types I’m not actually, and well, hell, apparently I am already fucked. Why, you might ask, am I possibily already fucked? Well, apparently the FBI has been going around to various tattoo parlors askin’ questions and passing out flyers and encouraging tattoo artists to “help out” against terrorism. In short, they are askin’ these folks to report to the FBI when folk who look odd, are maybe pissed off at the government, or are getting “questionable” ink come in to get tattooed. Oh yeah, and if they smell kinda chemical or have burn scars and bright colored stains on their clothes…definately rat out those fuckers- cause those bastards/bitches are prolly buildin’ bombs. Hell, read the shit for yerself!
Thusly, I repeat, I am fucked. Not only do I dress like a scary redneck, I do often stink chemical and have One Hell of a Burn Scar. Oh yeah, and since I paint and shit a lot, uh, stains of many colors on much of my shit. Never mind I’ve never built a bomb in my life…I dress like a spooky militia person, burn scar, stains on my shit, sometimes stink like chemicals, already have some fuckin’ wierd tattoos…dude, Watch List Time for Me if I get ink?
I seriously have to ask: What the Fuck? Seriously???
Last time I checked, this was the United States. Freedom of Expression and Speech? Freedom of Religion? Personal Privacy a right? It’s illegal to tap my dang phone without suspicion and a warrant, but I can be fuckin’ reported for the way I dress, what I smell like, having a scar and getting non-pretty girlie kinda angry ink? Never mind I’ve never been in any gang in my life, never made a bomb, I do art and clean a lot so I always smell like a chem lab, happened to get burned, and like aggressive ink…this makes me and anyone like me a prospective terrorist? Does this scream violation of personal freedoms and constitutionally insured rights to anyone else, or have I just been drinkin’ the libertarian cool-aid for too long?
Oh Fuck, I am also a Libertarian! I am so screwed.
Now granted, pretty much any tattoo artist I know who is worth their salt would never rat out their clients, but still, this is insane. Any dude who has ever been in prison is now a suspect. As is anyone with a burn scar or missing limb. Hell, how many war vets does this smack with “potential terrorist”? How many people period does this make “sketchy” in the eyes of the almighty Fed? And yeah its me and I am gonna say it, it kinda sounds like this move here is targeting well…white folk. ALL gangs have tattoos they use, get together, all that, but I don’t see “be on the look out for MS-13 or Crip gang tattoos” in there anywhere, do you? Hummm. And hey, FBI, if you are reading this? Most gang folk? Of any sort? Tend to have their ink done In House, and not at some Tattoo Parlor, and btw, a lot of tattoo parlors are-up until real recent- Cash Only Businesses, you morons!
And the irony here is really thick to me. I mean, this whole thing is coming about because the Fed is apparently afraid of neo-Nazi, right wing, home grown terrorism….so how do they go about “fixing it”? By acting like right wing, home grown, somewhat Nazi-esque agents of the government? I mean hell, back in WWII the Nazi’s made undesireables wear signs and tattoos to mark them as other and dangerous and slated for death. Looks like we’re deciding that “by their ink you shall know them” is a good idea…wardrobe, scars, smell, attached limbs, and sense of comradery as well.
It makes me wanna puke.
I was only idly pondering getting that tattoo before. Now its a definite. And fuck them if they wanna call me and all the other people out there who are pretty much harmless to them terrorists for it. This is Still the United States of America, whether they have forgotten that shit or not!