“To be an Abolitionist is to abolish ones-self, or risk being a hypocrite” – Stizzi. This has to be one of the most controversial statements I’ve made as an Abolitionist. In a nutshell, if we’re saying give way of policing and prisons, and we achieve this goal… shouldn’t we cease to exist as abolitionist? Some would debate this, but I believe the idea is to strategize and become aware of the possibility of not needing you AS an abolitionist.
You hear about it all the time, in myths, movies, comics… You are good, and at some point, you become bad. In Batman they say “You die a hero or live long enough to become the villain”. In the lesser known Book Of Vidas mythology, Kali destroyed the demonic army, covering the land with death. She could not stop killing. So Shiva, her husband, laid among the dead, stopping her from her consumption. The message being it is easy to fall to the evil side, to fall from the righteousness, and become the worst version of yourself.
To Be Continue.