Kevin Harrell

Kevin Harrell My Name is Kevin Harrell. I write Blackout Poetry. This is a snapshot of my consciousness.

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wyattpearson:

WOW. Holy shit. The past two weeks have been fucking insane. I had one of my tunes blow up through Reddit and now I’m dealing with an overwhelming amount of attention. Almost completely unknown to on the map pretty much overnight. I’m floored. The Reddit community is really damn cool. <3 you guys.

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reckoner42:

magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that ever american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

and this is when I became a fan. it was interesting seeing how the news gets their news. 

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theartofanimation:

Marko Manev

What if - Blackout poetry by Kevin Harrell. This is my first piece in about 7 months and it sure feels good to get back into it.

What if - Blackout poetry by Kevin Harrell. This is my first piece in about 7 months and it sure feels good to get back into it.

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"The police officer who sprayed those seemingly passive kids on campus had been told that if they didn't disperse they were going to be sprayed. Seems to me that they had it coming, get the facts you anarchist. DAD"

Asked by Anonymous

Sigh…

"Oh my God, how exciting to have you reblog my post etc. Your poem totally helped me, and I am glad to find your blog now! Thank you so so much and glad to virtually meet you, Kevin. -- Laura :)"

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Any time, I’m looking forward to following you and it’s nice to meet you too :-)

Manifesto - A Blackout Poem by Kevin Harrell 

Manifesto - A Blackout Poem by Kevin Harrell 

elytra:

blackoutpoetry:

Eruption - by Kevin Harrell

and I wrote it. I wrote it and I write it to say FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. How dare you treat me like that? How dare you think you can just do whatever you want to me? I AM A PERSON. I AM A HUMAN BEING and I AM VALUABLE. I am LOVED. I LOVE people. I CARE about people. I am someone’s DAUGHTER. I am someone’s SISTER. I am someone’s FRIEND. 
You cannot just use me. You cannot just do what you want to me. I am a PERSON.
How. fucking. dare you.
Fear me. You have made me so righteously angry that if I ever decide to release my rage upon you, you will fucking suffer for it. 

elytra, I just came across this, very powerful. I hope my blackout poem helped you in some way. Stay strong you wonderful person.

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elytra:

blackoutpoetry:

Eruption - by Kevin Harrell

and I wrote it. I wrote it and I write it to say FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. How dare you treat me like that? How dare you think you can just do whatever you want to me? I AM A PERSON. I AM A HUMAN BEING and I AM VALUABLE. I am LOVED. I LOVE people. I CARE about people. I am someone’s DAUGHTER. I am someone’s SISTER. I am someone’s FRIEND. 

You cannot just use me. You cannot just do what you want to me. I am a PERSON.

How. fucking. dare you.

Fear me. You have made me so righteously angry that if I ever decide to release my rage upon you, you will fucking suffer for it. 

elytra, I just came across this, very powerful. I hope my blackout poem helped you in some way. Stay strong you wonderful person.

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Not only does the Obama administration demand the right to kill whomever it wants without having to account to anyone for its actions, choices or even claimed legal authorities, though that’s obviously bad enough (as I wrote when the ACLU lawsuit was commenced: “from a certain perspective, there’s really only one point worth making about all of this: if you think about it, it is warped beyond belief that the ACLU has to sue the U.S. Government in order to force it to disclose its claimed legal and factual bases for assassinating U.S. citizens without charges, trial or due process of any kind”). What makes it so much worse is how blatantly, insultingly false is its claim that it cannot confirm or deny the CIA drone program without damaging national security.

Numerous Obama officials — including the President himself and the CIA Director — have repeatedly boasted in public about this very program. Obama recently hailed the CIA drone program by claiming that “we are very careful in terms of how it’s been applied,” and added that it is “a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists, who are trying to go in and harm Americans, hit American facilities, American bases and so on.” Obama has told playful jokes about the same drone program. Former CIA Director and current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also likes to tell cute little jokes about CIA Predator drones, and then proclaimed in December that the drone program has “been very effective at undermining al Qaeda and their ability to plan those kinds of attacks.” Just two weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech purporting to legally justify these same drone attacks.

So Obama officials are eager to publicly tout the supposed benefits of the CIA’s drone programs in order to generate political gain for the President: to make him look like some sort of Tough, Brave Warrior single-handedly vanquishing Al Qaeda. The President himself boasts about how tightly controlled, precise and effective the CIA drones are. Everyone in the world knows the CIA has a drone program. It is openly discussed everywhere, certainly including the multiple Muslim countries where the drones routinely create piles of corpses, and by top U.S. Government officials themselves.

But then when it comes time to test the accuracy of their public claims by requesting the most basic information about what is done and how execution targets are selected, and when it comes time to ask courts to adjudicate its legality, then suddenly National Security imperatives prevent the government even from confirming or denying the existence of the program: the very same program they’ve been publicly boasting and joking about. As the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer put it after Obama publicly defended the program: “At this point, the only consequence of pretending that it’s a secret program is that the courts don’t play a role in overseeing it” – that, and ensuring that any facts that contradict these public claims remain concealed.

This is why the U.S. Government’s fixation on secrecy — worse than ever under the Obama administration, as evidenced by its unprecedented war on whistleblowers — is so pernicious. It not only enables government officials to operate in the dark, which inevitably ensures vast (though undiscovered) abuses of power. Worse, it enables the government to aggressively propagandize the citizenry without challenge: Obama officials are free to make all sorts of claims about how great and targeted the drone program is and how it Keeps Us Safe™, while simultaneously suppressing any official evidence or information that would test those claims and/or contradict them (even as some evidence suggests these assurances are false).

Worse still, it literally removes our highest political officials from the rule of law. The sole purpose of these vast claims of secrecy around the drone program — the absurd notion that they cannot even confirm or deny its existence without harming National Security — is to block courts from reviewing the legality of what they’re doing, which is another way of saying: they have removed themselves from the rule of law.

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Glenn Greenwald, Obama takes Bush’s secrecy games one step further

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"Shake the dust off your stagnant mind and challenge your thought process."

Bowspit.
Balmorhea
Constellations

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tylerknott:

“Bowsprit” by Balmorhea

Tyler Knott: Memory

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Do you remember the time I told you that there’s more to this life than waiting for Death to stop crossing her t’s and dotting her i’s and checking her list and checking it twice to finally get to our names? I remember the time I told you that we’ve got two hands but one is for holding mine and what you choose to do with the other determines the who, and the how of what you’ll become. Squeeze it tighter now and whisper in to my ears what you want and I swear on the bones that were made strong when milk did my young body good, that I will break them all into dust and chalk powder just to bring you what you need. Mention it, just mention that you like the smell of new water on old earth and I will give you the rain. Take down your hair and I will become the wind to do nothing with my days but play in it. Would you believe me if I told you that all it takes is all we have and that even though that might sound like too steep a price all we have is always more than all we need and there will always be something to spare, something more to give when giving is no longer in season and the gifts of our generosity have long since spoiled? I can feel your pulse and the strength of your heart when you smile and I will never stop falling in love with the way you find your way through the days and the grace in which you absorb the sky at night as if the stars were born from the freckles on your skin, copied with precision and mapped out against a tapestry of darkness. I find you there, when your skin is further than I need it to be and I pretend it’s your breath dancing through the bare tree branches, making ghost sounds and haunting me with your absence. Do you remember the time I told you that you were all I am not and that the very first time my eyes found your eyes I was home? I remember that no matter how often I see them, every instant I cannot I am homesick like the middle of an adventure when you are halfway between forgetting the feeling of your legs in your own bed, and remembering it again. The middle of the longing and the ache of always that trails you around like a scent in your collar and the phantom tingling of fingers on skin long since forgotten. I remember you remembering. Do you?

-Tyler Knott Gregson-

- Amazing.

Holland
Cold Specks
I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (Album Sampler)

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tylerknott:

“Holland” by Cold Specks

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