(DISCLAIMER: this all relates to us not the whyte supremist racists out there)
Meanwhile in Indian country
From keeler's pretendian list, Kim tallbear alleged support of list, Sephora, sarian fox, to dynami thomas, myself (but on a smaller scale), all being held accountable for various reasons.
It is so difficult to hold one another accountable these days. One way is to spread hate like wildfire - cancel them - gossip, berate, harm them back.
I have participated in the canceling of others. It's not so "fun" when you become the target. Even I am struggling with my thoughts and words to address what I want to address. Everyone has a voice.
Everyone should be held accountable. How far do we go? How much of it is our ego? Why can't we voice our outrage? No one has the answer - I certainly don't. There are resources that we have forgotten though.
We forget that we are Indigenous, our ways, can help guide us in conversation. We need to bring one another back into the circle. Smudge on our words and actions. We need to utilize the elders once again. Hold one another accountable in our valid upset.
Anger is a valid response to harm. Creator has gifted us with these emotions. But how do we seek balance between all of our emotions?
It is the whyte man's world to bring destruction. Their comfort before humanity. They decide who is worthy and who is not worthy. They want us to be just like them.
The "mob mentality" is "how people can be influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors on a largely emotional, rather than rational, basis." (google). We call it holding each other accountable without regards to the harm or repercussions. These actions, although well intended, do not sit well with me.
We talk about the need for community & seeking ways back to culture but one wrong move and you are out. We can still speak out on someone's wrongs without also spreading more negativity. All of this behavior is still very much a part of assimilation and colonialism. We play into the hands of the colonizers.
I see us in the whyte man so much these days. When the oppressed become the oppressor. If we believe that love can change the world then why can't it change one person's misdeeds? Even if they refuse that love - and go on harming - do we still use anger?
Anger is not stronger than love.
These are some of the responses I noticed when I gave push back to the mob mentality. Do I say not as I do type of behaviors and how to get a way with it.
Loaded language (also known as loaded terms, emotive language, high-inference language and language-persuasive techniques) is rhetoric used to influence an audience by using words and phrases with strong connotations associated with them in order to invoke an emotional response and/or exploit stereotypes. Loaded words and phrases have significant emotional implications and involve strongly positive or negative reactions beyond their literal meaning. (google).
Also, the "this man" or "stalker"...things that have nothing to do with the present context of their issue.
BAD FAITH ARGUMENTS
And this scary cartoon with all it's brightness & colorfulness.
VICTIMHOOD AS A WEAPON
Unraveling the Mindset of Victimhood
Rethinking 'Don't Blame the Victim': The Psychology of Victimhood
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS?
DOING THE OPPOSITE OF THESE MOB MENTALITY ATTACKS ON OUR OWN PEOPLE
CULTURAL TEACHINGS OVER SELF-RIGHTEOUS SELF-APPOINTED SJW