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Still reading "The Lost Time Accidents." We have moved past WWI and into WWII, and yes, thank you, the resonances with our current political climate are present, if mostly backgrounded. The more obvious SF jokes/references (writer "Orson Card Tolliver," the "Church of Synchronology") are a little distracting, and bound to be more so as we head toward more contemporary times, but so far it's at a tolerable level.

Kneel, Sit, or Stand with a Fist?

Mar. 24th, 2017 11:39 am
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Tonight I will attend the 2018 World Cup Qualifier in San Jose, CA.
It will be the first sporting event I will attend after Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest became known (I will note that friends of mine have been protesting the anthem for years).

Although Kaepernick, as well as U.S. Soccer player Megan Rapinoe, have stated that they will no longer protest the anthem by kneeling, I have decided that I will no longer stand for the anthem without a symbolic display of some sort.

I had planned to stand and raise my fist as a tribute to San Jose State's John Carlos and Tommie Smith. I also prefer it as an active resistance symbol.

However, two things happened that changed my mind. First, a couple of weeks ago U.S. Soccer created a policy requiring their representatives  "stand respectfully during the anthem". Those of you who know me well know that I was well known in soccer circles for my supporters group leadership and organizing. I have worked with the federation in the past in organizing fan sections and gatherings for US games in the Bay Area (both men and women). Thanks to recent changes in their fan membership policy I am now also a voting member for board elections. Needless to say, I am disappointed in this new policy.

Second was Trump taunting Kaepernick for being without a team. Fuck him.

I'm kneeling in response.

I have literal front row sideline seats for this game. We will be visible on camera throughout the game (7:30 pm on FS1). I doubt they'll broadcast my actions during the anthem, but if there are any real problems I will make sure it's visible that my first amendment rights are not being respected (I've got the Mobile Justice app on my phone).

I am nervous. I don't want to be arrested because the kids will be with me, but I also want to visible on my views here.

Wish me luck. 
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First of all, thank you for writing for me! I love Peggy and her show, and since you're writing for SSRC I assume you love her and her show too, unless Dottie Underwood made you sign up with a gun to your head. :-) I'm a pretty flexible and open-minded person and am usually surprised and happy with just about any fest fic, because I love seeing what other people do with story ideas and character prompts. I'm equally happy with gen, het, slash, femslash, and OTPs as well as multiple partners. Please don't feel you have to suffer to write a story for me, I think the important thing is we all have fun.

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