I keep tabbing between tumblr and my Seesmic page, where my Twitter and Facebook feeds are displayed side-by-side. And as I'm listening to the live feed and looking at the Seesmic page, I see a horrible, awful contrast:
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Twitter is completely full of tweets about Troy Davis, many using the #TroyDavis or #TooMuchDoubt hashtags.
Facebook is full of inanity about plans for the weekend and going out to dinner.
I want to take every single FB friend and acquaintance of mine by the shoulders and shake them. How can you not care? How is this not even a blip on your radar?
I need to post something to my Facebook feed. I don't know what. But I can't just let that silence, that awful, banal silence, continue like that.
Troy Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 PM, EDT. May his God welcome his spirit home. May his family be comforted, as much as comfort is possible in such a situation. And may the family members of the murdered officer who called for this, encouraged this, "found solace" in this, find their grief unabated and closure escaping them for the rest of their natural fucking lives. If you will condone the murder of a man whose guilt is far from certain, in order to get your "solace", you don't deserve it. May your bloodlust haunt you.
Did you know, that on the coroner's certificate of death for a person executed by the injustice system, the cause of death is listed as "homicide"?
It seems fitting.