Boozhoo (hello), my name is Ken, I am a disabled Ojibwe artist from northern Wisconsin. I am writing this post because I am having a hard time making ends meet and any donations I could possibly receive at this time would be greatly appreciated. Recent events have left my bank account depleted and my cupboards bare, I have some food but it will not last and I still do not know how I will cover all the utility bills.

I do have PayPal, that is really the best way to donate at this time, the email I use for that is:, or you can click here.

Miigwech (thank you) everyone. Working hard to at least get caught up and still coming up short, every little bit helps.

Always something new, the family vehicle is no more, and there’s upcoming doctors appointments that we’ll be needing to find rides to and that’s most likely going to involve gas money.

My cousin is offering to do the delivering if I make frybread and my father smokes fish, hopefully we could sell enough to get repairs done on the van, so that’s the plan there, could still use help, I have some ingredients but I’ll need to get more, all that and we are still short on the water / sewer bill. Miigwech, everything is appreciated.

does that other anon really not get that “free speech” is just a front for cowards who don’t want to own up to being white supremacists, and has been for years





I don’t 100% agree.  I think free speech is important, and c’mon, look at the government and law enforcement we’ve got right now: do you trust these people to decide which speech is okay?

I believe the right to free speech includes abhorrent speech.  However, the right to free speech does not include:

– Speaking unopposed.

– Being praised for your speech.

– Being respected for your speech.

– Speech on the platform of your choice. (This one is sort of complicated because “you’re free to say anything… alone in your basement” is really not free speech, but on the other hand I don’t think any specific person or organization is obligated to give you a platform.)

– Speech without people telling you to shut up.  Someone saying “you shouldn’t say that” or even “you shouldn’t be allowed to say that” is exercising their free speech, not curtailing yours, unless they’re willing and able to actually force your silence.

– Being exempted from other laws (i.e., harassment, terroristic threats, incitement to violence) because you happened to violate those laws via speech.

So yeah, I’m actually super big on free speech, but only in the literal, limited sense.

Anyway, they only called this Boston rally “Free Speech” for two reasons:

1. Neo-Nazis are making this big push to clean up their act, to show up in polos and khakis, and to not have swastikas out in the open.  Naming their rally “Free Speech” instead of “White Nationalism” is part of the respectability initiative.

2. They get to sneer “why are you against free speech?” at all the anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters.

Nazis are trying to hide behind free speech.

It doesn’t really hold that therefore any group advocating free speech are nazis.

I’m really confused by this, and I’ve been looking for evidence that this was in any way a white supremacist rally, and I can’t find any.

From googling it does look like that free speech rally organisers weren’t nazis at all, but they were far right people, so I think I know what kind of free speech they think is under attack. It does seem like people were worried the rally would attract nazis and white supremacists and the counter protest was in response to that fear. I’m unclear whether this fear materialised at all as I read people say they saw some nazis but there are no confirming pictures or sources I can find.

I also think it is true the alt right/nazis/white supremacists have hijacked “free speech ” as a code to say their right to be nazis must be protected, which unfortunately complicates things for true free speech supporters.

From what they’ve said on their FB, they’re explicitly a coalition across the political spectrum. Explicitly including progressives. Which is different to a group of people only from the far right. 

Free speech is an important political principle, and letting nazis hijack it so much that the knee-jerk reaction to free speech is “you’re a nazi” is really fucking dangerous.

It seems like the far right are trying to use “free speech” in very much the same way as bigots want to wrap discrimination and harassment up in the idea of “religious freedom”. (Or “traditional values”, or…) Very much the same type of calculated push.

Which really doesn’t make me more inclined to just let them hijack and twist those concepts out from under everybody else, no. That would be a huge mistake.




Okay so @q2qcomics and I are currently apartment hunting for the fall and I just stumbled upon the weirdest apartment ever. 

Like at first, wow this looks nice:

How can it be only $650/mo?? Something’s gotta be wrong with it.

… And then you find the floorplan:

Like… WTF is this place? And you realize it’s on bottom of three “apartment units” (Clearly this was meant to be one big place). 

This is your enterance:

Have fun living in the maintenance hallway under the rich folks. 

It comes with such stunning features as:

Creepy ass long murder hallways.

A room with many doors (all closets).

A bathroom that’s clearly just meant for storage.

And whatever this thing is in your kitchen.

I hope you like wine, A LOT.

this. this is a video game apartment. be wary of lurking assassins. any stray chests probably contain loose gold or weapons

honestly I’d totally live in this amateur counter strike mapper’s first map