Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kanye West: I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

West calls his struggle the right to be a free thinker,” and he is, indeed, championing a kind of freedom—a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant; freedom to profit off a people in one moment and abandon them in the next; a Stand Your Ground freedom, freedom without responsibility, without hard memory; a Monticello without slavery, a Confederate freedom, the freedom of John C. Calhoun, not the freedom of Harriet Tubman, which calls you to risk your own; not the freedom of Nat Turner, which calls you to give even more, but a conqueror’s freedom, freedom of the strong built on antipathy or indifference to the weak, the freedom of rape buttons, pussy grabbers, and fuck you anyway, bitch; freedom of oil and invisible wars, the freedom of suburbs drawn with red lines, the white freedom of Calabasas.

Posted on May 8th, 2018

Indy Eleven vs Louisville City FC

Posted on May 5th, 2018

Lower turnout than the Saturday evening games. Being right after the Mini probably didn’t help.

On repeat this week: Church of Scars by Bishop Briggs

Posted on April 27th, 2018

[M]ost women go through life simply hoping to have control over their own bodies, and…these fuckers feel entitled to not only themselves, but to other people” from this Verge report on the terrorism being enabled in MRA and incel” cells.

Posted on April 27th, 2018

XKCD: Misinterpretation

Posted on April 25th, 2018


Todd Grotenhuis

Professionally an Information Security Specialist, Politically an Abolitionist, Theologically an Anabaptist